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Big Brutus Electric Shovel – Kansas Tuesdays April 23, 2019

Updated April 23, 2019: added missing link to Tripadvisor which WordPress appeared to eat. I have never visited Big Brutus, http://www.bigbrutus.org/, the largest surviving electric shovel still in existence. It wasn’t the largest ever built, but there are no larger … Continue reading

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A Cold War and a Warm Handshake – YouTube Video

Neat meeting in space – A Cold War and a Warm Handshake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFaUNaCjoXw (about 10:22 minutes long). You can read more about the meeting on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo%E2%80%93Soyuz_Test_Project or on NASA’s website: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo-soyuz/index.html.  

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Chandrayaan-1 Space Saturdays April 20, 2019

As I contemplated what should be the subject of Space Saturdays, I went looking for space stuff on my least favorite search engine. I eventually settled on India‘s Chandrayaan-1 – https://www.isro.gov.in/Spacecraft/chandrayaan-1. I was going to talk about Chandrayaan-2 which had … Continue reading

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Freeium Cleaner Program – CCleaner

CCleaner https://www.ccleaner.com/ – a freeium program for cleaning stuff off your computer. If you are not familiar with the term freeium, here’s a good definition from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemium Freemium, a portmanteau of the words “free” and “premium”, is a pricing strategy … Continue reading

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The Battle of Castle Itter: When the US and Germany Fought Together in WW2 – YouTube Video

I saw this as a suggested video on YouTube yesterday: The Battle of Castle Itter: When the US and Germany Fought Together in WW2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRx7KkrT1QU (around 17:54 minutes long). Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter. Amazon book link: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Battle-German-Soldiers-Joined/dp/0306822962/ (not an affiliate link) … Continue reading

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RIP Richard “Dick” Cole, Doolittle Raider April 9, 2019

Updated with a link to several more Virtual Cemeteries. I was at home last night when I saw the note on Facebook about Doolittle Raider Dick Cole dying. He was 103 years old and the last surviving member of the … Continue reading

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Wamego LSD Missile Silo – Kansas Tuesdays April 9, 2019

Note: This is private property so get permission before trying to visit it. I was aware of the history of the old missile silo, Atlas E, before I found it on Atlas Obscura – https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wamego-lsd-missile-silo. It’s on my Bucket List … Continue reading

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