Manufactured Discontent and Fortnite
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Manufactured Discontent and Fortnite

So, back at the beginning of February 2019 DJ marshmallow performed a live concert inside Epic Games’ online gaming sensation Fortnite, and I have since then being informed via numerous breathy think pieces that Fortnite is no longer merely a game but is now a content delivery platform experience and so logically the only sensible […]

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PTERA – Modular Aircraft Flight Test
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PTERA – Modular Aircraft Flight Test

>>Up, down, right rudder, left rudder, release. Okay, brakes are on. That’s max brakes, right?>>My name is David Stuart and I am the external pilot for the AREA-I PTERA aircraft. [ Engine Sounds ] Testing this kind of an airplane and doing research with it is primarily what I’ve always done. The unique thing about […]

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Why Army Helicopters have Native American names
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Why Army Helicopters have Native American names

Have you ever noticed that Army helicopters have Native American names? Because I did not and when I realized this it blew my mind. Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa. This is not a coincidence. It was a deliberate mandate or, rather, a regulation. Army Regulation 70-28 to be exact. Dated 18 June 1976, AR 70-28 specified […]

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Drones & Property Rights
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Drones & Property Rights

The question of whether someone can fly a drone over your house is a pretty complex one. On the one hand, someone flying a drone a couple of millimeters above the blades of grass on your land would clearly implicate your property rights. However, someone flying a drone at 500 feet or 700 feet above […]

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Aircraft of the Month: E-1B Tracer
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Aircraft of the Month: E-1B Tracer

[upbeat music] – Hi, I’m Eric Boehm, curator of Aviation here at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and today we’re gonna talk about one of the airplanes that seems to bring a lot of questions from our visitors: the Grumman E-1B Tracer. What is that most-asked question? “What is that thing on top?” […]

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