Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
While ships like the one in the previous post are my usual forte when it comes to model building I have, over the years built a few armored pieces. One I built but sadly have no pictures of was an old WWII US Army halftrack set up as a mortar carrier that I combined with an LCM that I sent to an old friend from Rhode Island. I believe he in turn donated it to his local National Guard armory for display there.
This one however is more recent in both construction and historical context, an M1A2 Abrams.
Having inspired myself I went looking for something a little more of a complicated build. I soon settled on the latest upgrade of the M109 self-propelled gun known as the AT Paladin.
Now as my covid boredom set in even deeper I decided to make display cases for them. That and I hate dusting!
Stay tuned. More to come!
Friday, March 19, 2021
From the very beginning of this Sino-Lung-Rot nightmare we have been told we have to listen to the science. This has included St emphatically that we must wear masks. Now this particular piece of propaganda has been increased to wearing two masks.
I can't see be the only one who is reaching their Howard Beale breaking point. So before anyone starts throwing open windows and banging on pots I thought maybe it was time for some basic ammunition for conservatives and simple arithmetic that even idiot leftist might understand. (Don't hold your breath on that.) So here we go.
Numerous published sources have stated that the diameter of the covid virus is 0.125 microns. The diameter of the openings in your standard surgical mask is 75 microns. The linear ratio between these two numbers is 600 to 1. But we're not talking about linear ratios. We need to look at this in terms of cross-sectional areas.
We were all taught at a very young age that the area of a circle is determined by a very simple formula. A=π×r2.
For the virus...
.00390625×π=.0122718463 square microns.
For the mask openings...
1406.25×π=4417.8646691 square microns.
So now when we divide the cross sectional area of the mask openings by the cross sectional area of the virus we get...
A ratio of 360,000 to 1 !!!
To put it in language even a leftist troll might, and I say only might, understand...
This is not the equivalent of expecting to stop a mosquito with a chain link fence, it's expecting to stop a dust mote!
If you think this massive ratio is going to be reduced by wearing two or three or twelve masks I doubt even a remedial class in arithmetic is going to help.