Saturday Links of Interest

Looks like real life is going to interfere with my normal routine, so today you get links.

Four Guns Every Shooter Should Own– I agree with the premise that you should have a good long gun, a good plinker, a good shotgun and a good pistol. I’m not sold completely on his choices (they aren’t bad, mind you) but I’m far more willing to allow the shooter to choose alternatives.

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Eric L. Palmer has a good post on how the JSF F-35 program went from being the low cost replacement for the F-16 and F/A-18 to the most expensive procurement program in history.

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And via ELP, a nice collection of pics showing just how hard vehicle recovery can be. All the heavy lifting is done by other vehicles, but trust me, there is always a lot of hard physical labor involved.

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LC Aggie Sith was in a car accident last night. She’s banged up and bruised, but no serious injuries. But she could probably use some prayers and good thoughts. Maybe even a nice comment.

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You think YOU pay too much for gas

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Finally! My closer personal friend and fellow Moron, Nick Searcy has some practical tips on how to succeed in The Biz.

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Here’s a kitteh.

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Have a great day. If life lets me, I’ll try to post some content later.

D-Checks

This one has been going around the aviation centric blogs. Modern aircraft are almost unbelievably complex. While modern airliners have excellent reliability, they still need to be overhauled regularly.  British television takes an hour long look at just how in depth these overhauls are.  Get the coffee pot going, grab the comfy chair, and settle in. It’s well worth the hour.

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And if you think airliners are complex, you should imagine the spacecraft Roamy works on. They face an environment that is orders of magnitude more hostile, and have far, far less space and weight available to address challenges.