And I thought I was a Star Wars fan (and other stuff) - Chris Ullrich dot net

And I thought I was a Star Wars fan (and other stuff)

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But this guy has me beat. Although, with the state of the Star Wars franchise these days (“Phantom Menace” anyone? Thought not), I’m not sure I would do this. Maybe for “The Empire Strikes Back”. Now that was a kick-ass movie.

And, regarding the deadly train wreck Wednesday here in LA (Glendale to be precise), the LA Times reports that the way that southbound commuter train was configured — a locomotive pushing passenger cars from the back, instead of pulling from the front — may have made matters worse. Not all engineers agree on this, however.

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And, the Navy has posted some photos of the USS San Francisco, the submarine that went aground in the South Pacific where one sailor was killed. Amazing photos. Here’s a little background on the story as well.

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