Monthly Archives: March 2004

Dots dot

A friend sent me this pointer to a page describing all the XGA/XSGA+/XGFAK/X-BUH-GAWK! pixel dimensions and aspect ratios. Thank you, Mike.

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PDAS

Here’s a collection of public domain aeronautical software, including the 1976 standard atmospheric model (FORTRAN code, of course, suitable for plugging into your reentry simulation). A bit of history of the 1976 model.

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Whirling Debris

The latest issue of the Orbital Debris Quarterly News (home page here, back issues here). I used to think (not very clearly) that there wasn’t a whole lot of danger unless you were traversing an area whose circular orbital velocity … Continue reading

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Unstemming

Stems cells in the fight against going bald. Prediction: All the pro-life-based politicization against harvesting and using stem cells in research will go out the window when the applications include one or more of: hair restoration, “enhancing” various parts of … Continue reading

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USB resources

A neat page on USB development, on the cheap.

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MT Blacklist

(Just installed mt-blacklist, to get ahead of the blog-comment spam).

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Autoplot

With races like “Gryrognome,” “Half Halfling” and “Enchanted Motorcycle,” weapons like “Stabbity Polished Spontoon” and “Cone of Annoyance,” and spells like “Big Sister” and “Tumor,” the land of ProgressQuest is a funny place indeed. With only one control to remember … Continue reading

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Haunt

Along with my high school friends, I played Zork in the late 70s on the MIT mainframes. There was also this strange, hard adventure game called Haunt that a few of us played a few hours of. Anyway, here are … Continue reading

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A Texan for free speech?

Yeah, Ron Paul of TX has this to say about the Broadcast Indecency Bill. “…This atrocious piece of legislation should be defeated. It cannot improve the moral behavior of U.S. citizens, but it can do irreparable harm to our cherished … Continue reading

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LEM stuff

Report of an interview with the designer of the Apollo Lunar Module guidance computer.

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