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 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: A more perfect union

 Post subject: Re: A more perfect union
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:53 pm 

Replies: 285
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Just pointing out some continuity errors. Chapter 26: When USS Sumner and USS Bradford are approaching Copenhagen to deliver the US diplomatic mission to Denmark-Norway. " Along the way, a good deal of Dano Norwegian maritime traffic was encountered. The minds of the officers and men of these s...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Inside the USS Blue Ridge

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 244


You mean the domes? I think those house communications arrays. The barrels are life raft canisters. The two things that look like barrels ahead of the dome amidships. Theodore, if you look at the first pic of the ship in the linked article, look at the medium sized dome on the ship's centreline, in...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: And you thought "gender science" couldn't get any worse

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:51 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 428


As Yoda would say: The postmodernism, strong with this one is.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Some bad news followed by some good news

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:22 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 419


Yeah the Almax is not a "take with me chain" my one is really heavy, and while I *could* wear it on a ride, I really would not want too. However even a nice case hardened chain under 16mm is nothing more than a minor deterrent, and avoid crap like Oxford, you might as well just burn your ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Heinemann's Hot Rod, the...torpedo bomber?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:27 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 245


I suppose it depends on the preferred method to attach some A-4's to the hardpoints of an A-6. :D

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Some bad news followed by some good news

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:16 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 419


From what I've read & heard, most locks with integral jolt-sensors are rubbish; either they do not work, issue false alarms or are such low quality that the hardware is too-easily trashed. Can you fit a stand-alone alarm in your saddle-box or such ?? Getting the seat off a bike without a key is...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Some bad news followed by some good news

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:33 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 419


It wasn't a prank after all. I've had a chance to have a closer look at the bike and I can see some damage around the underside of the steering lock. Someone was trying to steal the bike and had moved it into the corner where they could have some time to attack the lock without being seen. They obvi...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Some bad news followed by some good news

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:57 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 419


I had a bit of a scare earlier this week. I live in an apartment complex with a shared parking garage on the ground level. Each apartment has a designated parking space in the garage. I don't own a car, I have a couple of motorbikes and I park both of them in my designated parking space (I own my ap...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Present he was not, yes

 Post subject: Re: Present he was not, yes
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:49 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 322


May the farce be with you.

Or am I getting it mixed up with that scene when Gandalf said "Use the force Harry."

 Forum: Bar   Topic: OK... where was this art teacher when I was in high school?

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:58 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1243


What do you think is going through the head of this broad's husband? Must have been an Andy Dufresne night for that guy. Maybe women <35 shouldn't be allowed to teach teenagers. Divorce proceedings and no alimony. I just hope they don't have children. My 12th grade English teacher was caught having...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: OK... where was this art teacher when I was in high school?

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:10 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 1243


Joking aside, what is the problem with these women? Do they just want a relationship where they wield 99% of the power? A lack of maturity and professional standards on the part of the teachers who do this. Cute young teachers will get a lot of amorous attention from their students, and while we ca...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: The Prefect Christmas Gift

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:35 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 180


That reminds me of a vid I saw about a teenage boy who fitted a home made flamethrower to a drone.

What could possibly go wrong with that? :D

 Forum: Bar   Topic: BSA and scouting participation

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:36 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 677


When I saw the thread title I was expecting something about boys with Lee Enfield rifles and classic motorcycles. Sadly this is not the case. :(

 Forum: Bar   Topic: What are Lindybeige's 5 favourite tanks?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:10 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 426


Time to bump this thread because *drumroll* Lloyd (Lindybeige) has been paintballing, in a tank!

Ok, it's an IFV with a modified Sabre turret that uses compressed air to shoot ping pong balls filled with paint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk8jsxdgAXo

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth to sail later today

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:58 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 818


Craiglxviii wrote:
Eeo wrote:
HMS Sutherland is a Type-23 FFG....

Not according to its AIS avatar image!


Someone should send a message to the CO and suggest they try submerging. If they can re-surface, it's a sub. If they can't... :D

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Cold Waters, a Cold War submarine game

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:19 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 510


He's mentioned that he was in the RN and spent time at sea in several vids but I don't remember him mentioning exactly what he did.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Cold Waters, a Cold War submarine game

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 510


There's an ex RN guy (he did his sea time on the surface, not in subs) on Youtube under the name The Mighty Jingles who's been posting some vids recently of himself playing this game. Most of Jingles' other game videos are for the much more arcadey World of Tanks and World of Warships. In one of his...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Cursed Font (2014)

 Post subject: Re: The Cursed Font (2014)
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 388


So aspic isn't a block of gelatin with bits of meat in it? :)

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Not all Europeans do things the same way

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:42 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 341


This reminds me of a joke about Europe I heard many years ago. What is the difference between heaven and hell? In heaven, the police are English, the chefs are French, the mechanics are German, the administrators are Swiss and the lovers are Italian. In hell, the chefs are English, the mechanics are...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Rum aficionados

 Post subject: Re: Rum aficionados
Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:24 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 382


I don't drink rum often enough to make any specific recommendations but one of my favourite youtube whiskey reviewers, Ralfy Mitchell, does review rums and other drinks from time to time. Here's a quick starter list for his rum reviews. https://www.google.com.au/search?num=50&site=&source=hp...
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