A painting of the AH-56 Cheyenne attack helicopter wading into the fray in, apparently, Viet Nam. Not sure of the provenance of this, whether Lockheed art, Army art or something else; all I know is that it was found, of all places, on the wall of a hospital.
Short form: California is threatening to sue Nevada to reimburse about $500,000 spent on the care of about 500 psychiatric patients shipped from NV to CA via “Greyhoud therapy.”
One wonders when California is going to send a similar bill to Mexico for several *billion* dollars.
Also: “Greyhound therapy” would seem extendable to Obamacare… simply provide one-way tickets to the ill to places like Cuba or Britain which are supposed to have such awesome universal healthcare.
The short form: if you are planning on a surgery and your health insurance won’t cover it all and you’ll be left with a big bill… talk to ’em and find out what it’ll cost you if you do not file it as an insurance claim, but pay cash.
The doctor in the story points out what the effects of Obamacare will be on the costs of healthcare…
Stellar brightness variation over a span of a few hours seems related to surface gravity. And if you know distance, brightness, temperature and surface gravity, you can calculate pretty much everything about the size and mass of the star.
A recent Georgia Tech convocation speech. The speaker exhorts the incoming students not to follow in the footsteps of the astronauts, Nobel prize laureates and Presidents who graduated from Georgia Tech, but to exceed their footsteps, to crush the shoulders of the giants upon whom they stand, to build Iron Man suits, and to play theme music during convocation speeches like a badass.
Gives me a smidgeon of hope for the future that there are still some young engineers with such enthusiasm. Now, if only they can carry that through into their cube-dwelling careers in soul-crushing corporate drudgery, burdened by mountains of government rules…
An Aero Spacelines artists concept circa February 1968 depicting a six-engine variant of their Super Guppy, modified to transport 747 components from the Wichita Kansas facility to the Everett Washington facility. While this didn’t come to pass, thirty years or so later Boeing did modify a 747 to carry 787 components.
At first this looks like progress:
In a 60-second radio ad released Thursday, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie.
“We have solid proof in in our hands that evolution is a lie: the Bible,” Ham explained. “You see, we can’t depend solely on our reasoning ability to convince skeptics. We present the evidence and do the best we can to convince people the truth of God by always pointing them to the Bible.”
Easily vandalized, sabotaged, accidentally damaged. But an interesting thought. Perhaps workable in some locations.
Balloons that show you were empty parking spots are. Shop smart. Shop S-Oil.