US Navy laser cannon blows targets out of the water - at $1 a shot
I just watched the video that's been on line for a week or so about this ship board laser weapon. It is amazing how pinpoint accurate it is, and the way it is controlled with a game console style handset.
I am also surprised at how cheap it is to run. Not sure how rapidly it can fire, yet, though.
MILESTONE NOTIFICATION: according to Google, my next post will be the 8,000th published.
What should it be about? Let's see, here are some candidates:
* I have been trying a new style of underwear lately, and I quite like them.
* My wife was watching Love Actually when I got home last night, leading me to expound again upon its awfulness; but I think I've covered that enough in the past. It did get me thinking, though, that I don't believe I have ever posted a list of my top ten most over-rated movies in history. I have at least 6 in mind.
* Just indulge in self congratulation?
* Commission my oldest regular reader that I know of, Tim from Will Type For Food, to write an epic poem to mark the occasion?
UPDATE: I have miscalculated. This is
PUBLISHED POST NUMBER 8,000.
An extraordinary day in Australian Blogging History, I am sure you'll agree.
All my own work - not a guest post in sight. Hours of dedication to the task of producing a blog with a diminishing number of readers, but which satisfies me anyway. As I have noted before, I've been writing here for so long that posts from years ago can be half forgotten, and on re-reading them, I am nearly always pleasantly surprised by their quality. Why the National Library isn't archiving it I'll never know. :)
Next year, it will be the 10 year anniversary. I won't be up to post 10,000 by then, but it will be the next milestone nonetheless.
And as for the underwear: it's those new-fangled (well, from 5 or 10 so years ago since they started appearing in numbers) boxer briefs. They have been a pleasant surprise too.