Alan Smithee

One Reason I’m Glad to Live in Utah

The Bonneville Salt Flats (a scant 100 miles from where I sit) are host to all sorts of speed demons, but it’s a rare occasion that you get to see any kind of vehicle approach the multiple hundreds of miles per hour mark.

 Ryan Thomason

HBO Not Joining the Netflix Streaming Bandwagon

HBO Not Joining the Netflix Streaming Bandwagon

Well, if the last week had you excited about all the new stuff Netflix was going to be streaming on their service, this might let out a little air in your balloon. HBO is sticking to their own HBO Go service instead of joining ranks with Netflix. Come on HBO, join the legion, and you? […]

 Ryan Thomason

Scramjet: Your New Speed Overlord

Scramjet: Your New Speed Overlord

The U.S. Air Force’s experimental X-51A Waverider set a hypersonic flight record when it flew at Mach 5 — five times the speed of sound — for more than three minutes. The previous scramjet record was a paltry 12 seconds. Air Force officials called the test, the first of four planned, an unqualified success.