I've seen a few launches from a distance in the West Palm Beach area including one at night while off the coast while fishing for swordfish. I was actually fighting a 300lb Sword and just stopped reeling and watched the show.
I like my RIA models, but pay attention to the sights on some of their model lines. The old GI-style sights I find very difficult to use at the range. Still shoot great though, just harder to hit what I want with my old eyes. Hard to beat a $400 1911 though.
@Mr.Stu Glad you liked it. Yes Turing was a good one, if an odd sort of fellow. Lots of videos on code breaking up there as well.
Since every century has its share of evil despots I can't help but wonder how long will it be before one arises and gets ahold of some 21st century technology.
Or, what if the reincarnation of Lavrentiy Beria got ahold of Google and/or the NSA and made it work for his purposes?
We've seen the tip of that one already.