Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Udajeet

A star gate ship model. 
The Udajeet. This is the single seat death glider from the movie. Very fiddly curves.



The colours are royal purple, priestly purple, sky blue, silver and black. These are place holder materials. It has no weapons because someone else has made the weapons already.


There are differences with the movie version. However there are differences within the shots. It seems that top rail is close to the hull in one shot and farther out in another. Probably green screen artefacts.


The back wing edges are not perfectly straight but you barely see that in the movie.


Do the Goa'ald even have a word for landing gear?



Inside of the cockpit. Almost steam punk controls. This is very much simplified. The modeller went mad with greebles. 
  

In some movie shots the model looks grey or blue so the colours show this is clearly Ra's personal Udajeet.
More progress with the udajeet. 





Sunday, May 21, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

4 memes showing the anarchist vacuum

4 memes showing the anarchist vacuum.
Someone posted this on Facebook:

It is very very libertarian but it is sadly wrong. The anarchist vacuum problem. No safeguards.
I fixed it making another version.
Yes its more complicated but that's the point. The free market is not a void or a magic fairy or even an invisible hand. We can't predict all the out comes but we can identify some of the known mechanisms.  

Then later in another facebook discussion a similar one was added:
Without government, who would provide _________?


 It does not deal with the fundamental reasons for taxation in the first place, the assurance problem. So I fixed that one too.


In both cases anarchists are attempting to replace something with nothing. Generating huge risks and making their policy positions unsaleable to the majority of voters. 

I have yet to find a good one on foreign policy. When I do I'll fix it and add it.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Trumpism 101

Trumpism 101

Trump tweets something insane early in the morning.

Social media explodes.

The left explodes and calls Trump fascist!

The MSM makes sure everyone reads the tweet by the morning news and points out how dangerous it is.

The left is still busy swearing at Trump.

Conservative and libertarian sites point out that Trump's plan will fail and points out their solution.

Legislation miraculously matching the conservatarian solution promptly shows up pre-drafted in congress.

They vote, it passes. Trump signs on the same day.

The Democrats and RINO's go on CNN to proudly announce that they have dodged the bullet and have blocked Trump.

The left goes WTF just happened??? They're still looking for the text of the legislation.
The libertarians say "no far that's our policy from 1990!" They're right.

A few people like me talk about moved goal posts and bait and switch tactics. It's our turn now.

Trump and his advisers go over their list of 'spontaneous' tweets for next week.