In what way was the F-15 an engineering disaster? As far as fourth-generation fighters go, it was pretty damn solid. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s that the structural issues came up, and those were to be expected on the early jets that had served so long. If any of the 4th gens were to be called engineering… » 4/27/15 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

There are a great many reasons; to start with, pound for pound, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and their derivatives are the most heavily armed warships ever built. There are ships that carry more weapons per se, but they are much larger ships, like the Kirovs. Secondly, a ship also needs to be able to accommodate… » 4/23/15 2:18pm Thursday 2:18pm

Interdasting. I'm going to have to look into this. My beard is a bit patchy towards the back jawbone, but as it's never more than half an inch long, it looks alright. The question is whether or not something like this would work on facial hair that short. Have you come across any indications one way or the other? » 4/09/15 3:11pm 4/09/15 3:11pm

I don't always agree with your opinions, and I certainly don't in this instance. There has, in fact, never been a better time to be a frequent air traveler. New planes that have hit the market are worlds better than they have ever been. They are safer, more efficient (which leads to lower ticket costs), and far more… » 4/09/15 12:44pm 4/09/15 12:44pm

I thought that Ewan MacGregor’s Obi-Wan, along with actual attempts at lightsaber fights (the original trilogy lightsaber fights looked like they were just swinging baseball bats around), were the only saving graces of the trilogy. I agree that the character could occasionally be a little cheesy, but that’s what made… » 4/09/15 9:32am 4/09/15 9:32am

I agree with where you're coming from, but I would still very much like to see Natasha pick it up. Whether it be in the comics or in the movies, Mjolnir, as a note-quite-sentient-but-somehow-sentient-enough little entity, has never exactly been the most straightforward, rational, and consistent little thing when it… » 4/06/15 9:27am 4/06/15 9:27am

Interesting; I've always held that Guinness is actually a terrible beer. To start with, people say that it's a meal in a can - but it actually has a lower calorie content than any of the standard "light beers." The same goes for alcohol content, which is ironic considering that the call it a stout. Stouts and Porters… » 4/04/15 12:12pm 4/04/15 12:12pm