Category Archives: Wild Card

Something interesting, but not necessarily typical on this blog.

LARGEST RC AIRBUS A380 SECOND FLIGHT…

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Date: April 04, 2021

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“Second flight for the technical acceptance of an A380 from THAI Airways in 1/13 scale. Unfortunately it was not possible to repair the landing gear fault in the short time between the two flights. That’s why the gear stayed extended.

Rainer Kamitz was at the sticks and did an impressive flight.
Builder and owner: Christopher Ferkl from Austria
Scale 1/13
Span: 6.13m / 20 feet
Length: 5.60 m / 18.5 feet
Weight: 102.7 kg / 226 pounds
Turbine: 4 x JetsMunt 166 … http://www.jets-munt.com/wp/m166xbl/​
Fuel capaticy: 12 liters / 2.2 gallons (UK)
Fuel tanks from CMJETS
Landing gears: Electron with homemade gears
TX: Futaba T18MZ
RX: 2 x Futaba 7008SB
Servos: KST
2 x Aileron
2 x Elevator
1 x Rudder
4 x Landing flaps
1 x Front gear
8 x Gear doors
Electronic control unit: Powerbox Royal
Time to build 3 years / 1700 hours”

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Capital Punishment (& Prison Abolition) – Philosophy Tube…

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Date: March 09, 2021

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“BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Jonathan Allen, “How the Trump Administration Secured A Secret Supply of Execution Drugs,” in Reuters
Jasmine Andersson, “I am the UK’s Longest Serving Transgender Prisoner. This is What I’ve Learned,” in The i
Sarah Jane Baker Interviewed on the True Crime Podcast
Sarah Jane Baker, Transgender Behind Prison Walls
Dan Berger, Mariarme Kaba, David Stein, “What Abolitionists Do,” in Jacobin
Jeremy Bentham, The Rationale of Punishment
Brian P. Block & John Hostettler, Hanging in the Balance
Elizabeth Bruenig, “Abolish the Federal Death Penalty,” in The New York Times
Lisa Marie Cacho, Social Death
James Crimmins, “”A Hatchet For Paley’s Net”: Bentham on Capital Punishment and Judicial Discretion,” in Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
Camonghne Felix, “Aching for Abolition,” in The Cut
Phil Forder, Released Inside
Martin R. Gardner, “Renaissance of Retribution – an Examination of Doing Justice,” in Wisconsin Law Review
Brandon Garrett, “Why Jurors Are Rejecting the Death Penalty,” in Slate
Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement
Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals
Jacob Kastrenakes, “Prisons Turn to Computer Algorithms for Deciding Who to Parole, in The Verge
Roger Lancaster, “How to End Mass Incarceration,” in Jacobin
Adam Lusher, “Laid to Rest at Last: Edith Thompson, Victim of a ‘Barbarous, Misogynistic’ Death Penalty,” in The Independent
Ben Mosche, “The Tension Between Abolition and Reform”
William Paley, “Of Crimes and Punishments,” in The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
Louis Pojman, “In Defence of the Death Penalty”
Jeffrey Reiman, “Against the Death Penalty”
Russ Shafer-Landau, “Retributivism and Desert”
Dean Spade, Normal Life
Shaun, “The Death Penalty feat. PragerU”
Alex Vitale, The End of Policing”

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The history of the world according to cats – Eva-Maria Geigl…

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Date: March 02, 2021

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“In ancient times, wildcats were fierce carnivorous hunters. And unlike dogs, who have undergone centuries of selective breeding, modern cats are genetically very similar to ancient cats. How did these solitary, fierce predators become our sofa sidekicks? Eva-Maria Geigl traces the domestication of the modern house cat.

Lesson by Eva-Maria Geigl, directed by Chintis Lundgren.”

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Mankind Rising – Where do Humans Come From…

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Date: January 27, 2021

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“Follows mankind’s journey of life from the first cell to the present day. Captured in a single, animated time lapsed shot, and based on archeological findings, we trace our epic journey from the first spark of life billions of years ago up to our present status as the most successful species on the planet. Humans are the pinnacle of a chain of species that has survived by way of evolution, natural selection, adaptation, and pure luck. From the formation of primordial genetic material to the development of speech, this is the improbable story of the incredible set of circumstances that led to human existence.

This documentary aims to answer such questions as: How did we get here? How did mutations create male and female sexes? And were we actually fish at one point during the evolutionary chain?

We are the most complex creature on this planet, a big brained, two-legged mammal. We’ve risen from the raw materials of the Earth to dominate and shape it. Wind the clock backwards and the story of how we got to be us is a puzzle that defies all logic. Through nearly 4 billion years of evolutionary twists and turns, disasters strike, predators threaten to wipe us out. From rodent to reptile, we face extinction at every turn, from the land into the water, fighting to survive every step of the way, from fish to worm, back to the very first spark of life, to a single simple cell. One change or predator along the way and this extraordinary story would have never been told.”

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Crippled Inside (Evolution Documentary)…

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Date: January 08, 2021

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“The Evolution Documentary reveals the story of the development of the songs on the Imagine album and, on Blu-ray 2 only, the five extra non-album tracks.

Sam Gannon (engineer): Each montage chronicles how a song developed from its embryonic form and then evolved as it was recorded in the studio. In our search for bonus material, we listened to demos, all the takes from the one-inch multitrack tapes, and quarter-inch reels recorded in May 1971 by the film crew documenting the sessions at the studio in Ascot. We discovered many moments that, although not long enough to be bonus tracks by themselves, when blended together would help tell the story of each song.

The Evolution Mixes are intended to provide an insight into the way that John & Yoko, Phil Spector and the Plastic Ono Band collaborated both inside and outside of the studio environment. By listening to each Evolution Mix, it is hoped a deeper understanding will be gained about the way the songs were crafted.”

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