A couple of these are a bit older. They belonged on last week’s but something went wrong.
UPDATE: Something went wrong this week, too. Many of the links have been lost again.
The flipping ship
Ever since I saw a pic of this thing in National Geographic a long time ago I’ve wanted one.
‘Terrorist’ Remark Puts Outdoorsman’s Career in Jeopardy
“In Jeopardy”? I think it ended the career of Jim Zumbo. A very fair and balanced (cough, cough) story in the WaPo.
Pics at the Danger Room.
Downrange from Russian launch complexes
A few weeks ago I noted that Russians just have to live with the fact that Russian boosters sometimes fall from the sky on them? Here’s how they do it.
Modern Anachronisms: The Churchkey
I didn’t know they were called “churchkeys” until long after I stopped using them regularly. We simply called them “can openers”. There’s also an opposing viewpoint in the comments about what, exactly, a “churchkey” is.
Was the Death Star Attack an Inside Job?
Why weren’t TIE fighters scrambled until it was too late?
The Case For HAL’s Sanity
“Just a moment…Just a moment. I’ve just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit…”