Index – The Best of Neptunus Lex

On March 6, 2012 we lost Lex. He died doing what he wanted to do, teaching Naval Aviators how to be even better.

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Lex as a TOPGUN Instructor

For many of us, the Lexicans, he became more than just a blogger but a friend.  Carroll “Lex” LeFon not only enjoyed writing, but he enjoyed the interaction of the “commentariat”, many of whom he called “the best friends I never met”.

Soon after his accident, his website, Neptunus Lex, went down. If it weren’t for one Lexican, who copied and pasted most (about 70%) of his posts for later reading, “the lightness of Lex”, all 9  years’ worth of his work, would have been gone forever. Since this “Best of index has gotten so big, I have built another secondary index (Rest of ) And there’s over 1,000 of his posts not indexed.

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In Memory of CAPT Carroll “Lex” LeFon, and the Wonderful Community He Fostered

Welcome. The idea was floated that a ‘talk amongst yourselves’ blog would be a good addition to for the Non-Facebook Crowd. Here it is.

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Singing Like a Bird

 

By lex, on February 18th, 2010

The Taliban’s grotesque leadership are all too pleased to send näifs, mental deficients and anonymous innocents to fiery deaths in the name of The Cause, but roll one of them up and he gives up the goods:

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The War on Women

By lex, on March 5th, 2012

It’s a bipartisan affair, according to Kristen Powers. Prosecution is rather spotty, however:

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Combative

By lex, on March 4th, 2012

So, you know: Breitbart was a happy warrior. Which made those he warred against unhappy. Thus the hate, which of course he earned. By being happy.

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Environmentalists vs Environment?

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While my town is not in danger from what has become California’s most destructive  wildfire (I am about 100 miles south), we have felt the effects. So far, just for the Camp Fire up north 63 have died, with more than 600 unaccounted for. As far as property damage, as of this writing 11,682 structures (including homes) have been destroyed. It is, I believe, California’s most destructive wildfire.

The smoke is pervasive, looking like a morning fog that is starting to lift. Visibility today was hampered with 1/2 mile visibility on the freeway I was using.

The effects are even felt in one’s home, with some coughing and burning eyes.

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Bad Software?

Sometime ago, I read of the software that flew, I believe, the F-16. Which is fairly old technology today. I have forgotten the number of lines of code but it was easily in the 100s of thousands, and probably over a million.

Which has to perform correct under every conceivable condition.

It looks like a top contender for the crash of the Lion Air in Indonesia may have been software. The plane was one of the latest versions of 737 and not in their fleet very long.

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Free Speech

By lex, on February 9th, 2010

Citizens of the Netherlands have no enshrined, constitutional right of free speech, which has led to the travesty of a man being tried for speaking his mind. In the US, of course, people do have a nearly unlimited right to spout off in the face of government, a fact that the US media has often happily turned to advantage. So it’s a more than a little ironic that while the Geert Wilders trial unfolds in Holland, so little is being said over here, either about the cultural issues in play, or the underlying and dominating issue of the state’s smothering an inconvenient citizen.

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43

By lex, on March 1st, 2012

Conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart is dead at age 43, apparently from natural causes:

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