Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ship Control Center


Is there not enough stuff here to avoid a collision? how a bout a couple of Go_Pros

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lost at Sea

Recent US Navy incidents are a fluke that requires investigation.  The sophistication of the Electronics involved and the high level of training and diligence of multiple sailors tell me that something is awry.  Every sailor I've ever known, even the slovenly and decrepit, is aware of the great responsibility of staying alert to protect the lives of their shipmates.  Yes there might be an a-hole who ignores this but its never left to a single sailor.  There are redundancies plus redundancies.  Throw in some state of the art electronics and you have a nearly fail-safe system.  The Captain could be drugged up on Oxycontin or Bourban or Mushrooms and the "Watch" will still function as normal.  Letting another vehicle run into your ship is unheard of, unthinkable.  And its happened again and again.
This isn't a question of someone asleep at the wheel.   It's a question of who's mucking with the gear!!!
RIP Shipmates

Ya see, exercise is very risky.

Renowned body builder, Dallas McCarver, has died at the age of 26,  at his Boca Raton home.
No foul play is suspected at this time and police are now awaiting the medical examiner’s report.  The 300 pounder’s girlfriend is WWE superstar Dana Brooke, McCarver’s girlfriend.  Police denied rumours that his body exploded.

The redeeming power of Christ

William Aitcheson,  a Catholic priest in Arlington, Va., is temporarily stepping down from his ministry after revealing he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and burned crosses more than 40 years ago before joining the clergy.  The 23-year-old University of Maryland student, was identified as an “exalted cyclops” of a KKK lodge. He was charged in several cross-burnings in Prince George’s County, one count of making bomb threats, weapons charges,  and two counts of manufacturing pipe bombs.  He served several prison terms. The diocese was aware of his background.  He is described by supporting parishioners as an excellent priest.





god save the tsar



a bit of lost culture reclaimed  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyxcRNyJVXU

Monday, August 21, 2017

Hula hoop



The thing has not gone away!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho-ZFVd6a7M

Sunday, August 20, 2017

the eclipse



Not what the amateur astronomer is expecting.