Jan 312014

From the Jay Miller archive, a 1964  cutaway illustration of the Boeing 733-197 supersonic transport. This was relatively low capacity compared to the later 2707 designs, being somewhat more like Concorde. I’ve seen and scanned several different versions of this, but each has been substantially flawed (this one is gray and the wingtips are out of focus… another is color, but was chopped in half to fit in a proposal, etc.). If anyone might happen to have a high-rez, clear color version, I’d love to see it.

sst 733

See HERE for more on the 733-197.

 Posted by at 3:51 pm
Jan 292014

Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling

In short: Free Dominion, the Canadian counterpart to the formerly great Free Republic political discussion forum, has been shut down because a few commenters said something (hard to tell what) negative about a “human rights” lawyer.

Strictly speaking, the Canadian judicial system has not shut the website down. However, what they *have* done is made a ruling that if any of the supposed libelous statements are repeated on Free Dominion, the owners of the site will be *jailed.* How do you prevent, say, an American leftist from signing up, posting the statements, taking a screenshot of the post they themselves just made, sending it to the Canucops, and having you arrested? You can’t, that’s how, unless to shut the place down.

So, congratulations, Canada, on your innovative new ways to censor political speech you don’t agree with.

An Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an appeal.

 Posted by at 11:57 pm