Archive for the ‘defense’ Category

Citizen Spies

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Thanks to Google Maps, we know that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has an awesome swimming pool, complete with a bitchin' water slide: (click to see it on Google Maps) But Google Maps also shows us the cost of excess. (click to see it on Google Maps) This is a very small sampling of ...

Atlanta GECCO trip report

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

div.caption { text-align: center; font-style: italic; font-size: smaller; text-indent: 0; } div.caption-left { font-style: italic; font-size: smaller; text-indent: 0; } Article sections: Atlanta | GECCO 2008 | Contests | Research Atlanta The Atlanta trip was a lot of fun. We stayed in a really nice rental house ...

How to hurl things at people

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

This week I met someone who recently got to watch the Navy's latest railgun test firing in person. The flames are caused purely by friction with the air, not by any kind of explosive propellant. Yikes. The projectile was traveling at 5,600 miles per hour (Mach 7). By contrast, a ...