Monday, September 28, 2015
Funny 'cause it's true. Any intermittent power source must be backed up by a reliable source (like a coal powered plant) and because most of those take about 24 hours to react to changes in the intermittent output, the "back up" power plants just operate as if there were no intermittent power source there at all.
So the bird chopping, bat killing, giant noisy eyesores become merely useless art projects regarding how some misguided (or ignorant) people think they are helping the environment when actually they're hurting it.
Nothing a .50 BMG API round couldn't fix.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Ist Mein Bren Gewahr
German paratrooper (Fallschirmjäger) happy with his captured British Bren Gun. The Bren gun was a rip off of a Czech design, by Vaclav Holek, named the Zb vz 26. The b in the name stood for Brno which the Brits mispronounced as Bren (Czech is hard, man!). The top loading magazine caused the gunner to have to sight down the side a little. Pretty good gun which lasted a long time with the British Army (1938 through 2006). At first, it shot the fully potent .303; later the wimpier .308 (NATO 7.62x51 mm).
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul
First there was Idiocracy, the movie. Now we seem to be getting ready for Idiocracy II, the reality. And I despair.