koppie — Thu, 12/13/2012 - 01:14
There's been a fair bit of buzz on a petition to let Texas secede from the Union. The logic is (a) they want to, and (b) the rest of us would be better off without them. It's hilarious nonsense, of course, but let's look at why.
koppie — Mon, 11/26/2012 - 07:12
It's time to upload some photos of Aaron (since he's almost 2 weeks old) but my old photo gallery stopped working. It was getting pretty long in the tooth anyway; the software behind it (Gallery2) is three years old. It never integrated properly with Drupal and took a lot of work to maintain. It's still active for 69thnewyork.com, and you can still access all the old photos and features at koplowicz.com/gallery2.
koppie — Fri, 11/23/2012 - 22:28
Here's a 7,000 word essay on what realistic space battles would look like. I don't agree with every point; I do think stealth would be useful, and I think regular machine guns would be useful too. In addition, the essay briefly considers the fact that any adequately large battleship, or even space freighter, could be a dangerous weapon against a land target like a city, but doesn't really deal with the strategic implications of that.
koppie — Mon, 11/12/2012 - 17:13
It is with great pride that we announce the arrival of the newest member of the Koplowicz family.
koppie — Sat, 11/10/2012 - 01:10
Maybe I should have a new category on my site for "This is Fucking Crazy." Here's Sandy's life over a one week period, from ravaging Cuba to climbing up the entire Eastern Seaboard.
Watching it from space gives a kind of antisceptic feel to the entire thing. You know terrible destruction is been wreaked below. Kinda reminds me of the view from a battlecruiser:
(Skip to 1:40 to see what I mean.)