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google recommended this as a christmas present:

Merry Christmas Eve, internet!

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liveblogging “hitler’s stealth fighter”

10:04: Well, that ending was terrible.  Seriously, a Nazi stealth bomber? Even my dad thought that was bullshit.

9:50: ads ads ads ads ads ads ads ads iphone ad

9:48: Has anybody talked up the “legend of the Nazi stealth fighter” before this program? I know I’d never heard of it before.

9:47: I wonder if there are different plans for riggin’ a plane for a radar test range and for hanging in a museum?

9:45: The premise of this program is revealed – “I wonder if it really is stealthy.  I mean, it looks stealthy to me.”

9:44: Oh, c’mon, it’s not like out-dogfighting a Me-262 is tough.  Things could fly fast in a straight line, but they couldn’t turn for shit.

9:42: Shit, the Germans are expecting a NUKE

9:41: They keep saying “generations ahead” but I mean the YB-49 only flew in ’47 and the 229 flew for the first time in December ’44.

9:39: Damn, there are a lot of ads on this.  Maybe Fringe and Kings are spoiling me.

9:33: I’m still here, it’s just hard to say anything about the rush to form a plexiglass cockpit.

9:29: Coatings.  Boo-urns.

9:21: Okay, seriously? 2500 dollars a gallon and that’s easier than a little aluminum pipe?

9:18: I realize there’s a whole history of modeling radar reflection but seriously is it tougher to paint it accurately than it is to fabricate a bit of aluminum piping?  Oh, they’re doing it in three months.

9:17: Plus are we supposed to believe the head of the Luftwaffe had never heard of the preeminent glider designers in all Germany?  And I was under the impression the 229 was designed to be a fighter-bomber, and that the Hortens didn’t claim it could be an interceptor?

9:16: “The Horten 229 was generations ahead of the rest of the world.”  Therefore, it was obviously made for revenge.

9:06:

jeff nagle
stop touching it you dicks

allegra black
eh, at least it’s nat geo and not discovery people
discovery people are assholes

9:05: And it’s right there next to the Mosquito, huh.  But where are the Garber peeps? And why do they keep touching it?

9:04:  Hahahahahahaha, a “secure government facility.”  Thanks for the vote of confidence, guys, but you forgot to mention it’s stored next to a mash tank and the expanded human nervous system.  And then the shot of the cyclone wire, geez.

9:03: Norman Leach’s a Canadian military historian? We’re trusting a Canadian specialist to tell us about German aerospace-science relations?



sharpenin’ stones, walkin’ on coals

The following are excerpts from a recent conversation I had on GTalk with a friend from high school.

jeff:
hey nellis which is more important, as a businessman in the field:
google or digg

nellis:
Google

jeff:
followup: which will be more important in ten years

nellis:
Unless everything goes horribly wrong Google

jeff:
yeah that’s about what i thought

nellis:
Although in all honesty they might both not exist

jeff:
that’s true i suppose too

nellis:
Google probably won’t go anywhere though

jeff:
but which will be more important on the internet, smart searches or community search recommendation whatever

nellis:
Google I imagine

jeff:
yeah
i think this museum blog i’m reading is really overselling social content

nellis:
It is affected by recentism

jeff:
yes
but even in that i feel like they use facebook or whatever far more than i do
i will admit i do not use digg/reddit because they are usually useless and stumbleupon because the interface is terrible but even then i don’t think i feel a need to

nellis:
Yeah I mean honestly
Whenever I am bored enough to want something interesting
I still go to Fark
Fuck all this web 2.0

jeff:
yeah
haha man fark
i have not been there in ages
i mean i basically use a few forums for the same purpose
but none of this drop-down flash applet gradient shaded bullshit

nellis:
Ha
I hear you
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