Friday, May 30, 2014

F-35 and hot air

For anyone who still follows the very expensive comedy of errors that is the F-35, the latest news is that the air from the big hole what all the hot air blows out on the vertical take off/land "B" model is too hot for most landing surfaces.

Apparently it requires a special military grade concrete mix, or a special 30 ton  landing pad, which effectively negates the entire point of a V/STOL flying machine (i.e. operate in places of minimal infrastructure).

Friday, May 09, 2014

Eliminating the province's government: The Tim Hudak Plan

The Canadian Press might want to revise their piece.
It's all part of Hudak's larger goal of eliminating the province's projected $12.5-billion deficit by 2016 — a year before the Liberals say they can balance the books.
No. Cutting the 100 000 public sector jobs effectively elimates the Public Service in Ontario, and with it the ability of the government to do, well, just about anything.

Good luck with that.