Do You Understand Science?

I figured out why the Christian Science Monitor is reducing the frequency of publications….  With headlines such as these: “Should we recycle urine on Earth, too?” it’s pretty obvious these folks are obtuse and out of touch.  What do they think happens

Right to Bear Arms

I’m the proud owner of a Mossberg 590, which is essentially a military version of the popular Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun.  I have just about every type of ammunition to go with this piece of equipment, including slugs, 00 buckshot, and

Another Engineering Joke

An architect, an artist and an engineer were discussing whether it was better to spend time with the wife or a mistress. The architect said he enjoyed time with his wife, building a solid foundation for an enduring relationship. The

Difference Between Engineers

This is for the engineers that work in the defense industry:  Question: What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Answer: Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets.

Israeli Air Force F-16i

You may have heard that Israel will be early in-line to take delivery on the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter… At this time, the F-16i (an F-16 two-seater, retrofitted with top-of-the-line electronics) is the mainstay of the Israeli Air Force.  You

Are Most Computer Users Idiots?

An article in Arstechnica describes the results of testing common computer users…  Psychologists ran a test whereby they had test subjects click on a dialog box that in effect said: “You are about to install some malware. Malware is bad. By clicking

Are Cholesterol Drugs Helpful?

The never-ending recommendations for taking care of your health continue to flip-flop.  A recent article in the Washington Post details the results of a study that indicate supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are helpful to the heart.  Meanwhile, the