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Poor design decisions:

"The vulnerability [in the new Boeing Dreamliner] comes from having the plane's in-flight internet access computer system connected to the plane's flight-safety, control and navigation network."

Had a quiet weekend at home. Did not go anywhere, except to do a small amount of shopping. Did not do anything, other than a couple of loads of washing. Spent the rest of the weekend reading and painting a Tyranid.

Painting notes: chitin = gloss black base, painted over with 3:1 chaos black/red metallic, then highlighted with a 1:1 mix and drybrushed with unmixed red metallic. Worked out rather nicely - that little bit of metallic makes it look something like a glossy beetle shell.

Fleshy bits: deep sea blue, highlighted with violet (looked nice), then highlighted again with blue-violet* and suddenly it looked awful. Cringed at the thought of repainting the whole thing, then fell back on 'slather the whole thing with Chestnut Ink'. And suddenly it looked good again.

Slimy bits to cover up some gribbly putty work: Emerald Green ink. Also used for the saliva.

...I really need to get a camera with a macro zoom. I'm fairly pleased with this one - it looks ferocious and yet pretty.

Meanwhile, bloody hot here - painting under lights didn't help either. I had a fan on, but between the heat and the fan it makes the paint dry very quickly on the brush, and also the fan blows tiny bits of fluff everywhere.

*Which is for some reason less blue than 'violet' is.

Date: 2008-01-07 10:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] trixtah.livejournal.com
I couldn't believe that about the Dreamliner!!!!1! I will so not fly on one of those unless they separate the systems. Given the level of paranoia we have around "operational" and "corporate" systems we have at work, I wouldn't be surprised if CASA was reluctant to certify them as-is for flights into Oz.

And, yes, it is hot. Bleah.

And, oh, I keep forgetting, thank you for letting me know re flat situation! Yep, a few too many people for me - but if nearly everyone moves out.... :-)

Date: 2008-01-07 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reynardo.livejournal.com
Cringed at the thought of repainting the whole thing, then fell back on 'slather the whole thing with Chestnut Ink'. And suddenly it looked good again. That wouldn't be because it makes it look as if it's covered in blood, would it?

Date: 2008-01-07 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrycloth.livejournal.com
Wow, talk about blowing things out of proportion. 'The networks physically touch, therefore there may in theory be a possible attack' turns into 'the dreamliner has a security vulnerability that allows passengers to take control of the plane'.

Date: 2008-01-08 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] panacea1.livejournal.com
Meanwhile, bloody hot here - painting under lights didn't help either. I had a fan on, but between the heat and the fan it makes the paint dry very quickly on the brush, and also the fan blows tiny bits of fluff everywhere.

I suppose this isn't the right time to mention all the fscking heaps of snow surrounding my house? Lovely, cold, wet, crispy on the top and slushy on the bottom, with pointy stabby icicles hanging off the roof like, oh, what the hell were those cave monsters in Basic D&D, the stalactite critter thingies...

Date: 2008-01-08 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lederhosen.livejournal.com
Piercers. Calair's first accidental extinction!

Date: 2008-01-08 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tcpip.livejournal.com

"would the person in economy who is nmap’ing our navcom please stop, we need to steer"

http://www.crypticide.com/dropsafe/article/2283

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