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 Forum: Bar   Topic: What should be my next model?

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:26 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 341


Johnnie Lyle wrote:
I nominate HMS FURIOUS. You would be too if an 18" gun happened to you.

You do mean with the flight deck forward and the 18 inch gun aft don't you?

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I thought she was rather cuddly like this.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:17 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 672


I assume they are related to the Type 205/207 submarines then, or are they an entirely new design? No, they're an entirely different design family that were originally intended to be rivals to the Klasse 209 family. They came out of Thyssen rather than Howaldswerke back in the old days when they we...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 672


A tidbit that appears to have come from Argentine media says that the depth where the last contact was is 350 meters and the maximum dive depth of the submarine is 300 meters. Depending on what the safety margin is I suppose there’s a chance that it could stay intact. There are actually three relev...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Orville Episode 7

 Post subject: Re: Orville Episode 7
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:40 pm 

Replies: 87
Views: 830


OUCH. Sorry about that. Put it on the list of beers I owe you . . ..

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Orville Episode 7

 Post subject: Re: Orville Episode 7
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:11 am 

Replies: 87
Views: 830


I liked this one as well - right up to the last few minutes when the Big Reveal had it all as a hologram simulation. Up to then, it was a superior example of the "Cabin in the Woods" syndrome. The Doctor was the scene-stealer; she made a convincing psychotic killer. She's the breakout acti...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Thoughts/Prayers

 Post subject: Re: Thoughts/Prayers
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:40 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 200


I hope the surgery goes well and Megan has a full and complete recovery. All prayers and best wishes heading your way.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Submarines: Sex, Drugs And SSBNs

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1018


Jotun wrote:
Ah, the joy of idiomatic translation. In German it is indeed "versteck-die-Wurst" (hide the wurst)... :lol:

From which one can presume that if the guy in question was remarkable untalented, the poor girl would be getting the worst of the wurst.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: What should be my next model?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:25 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 341


I'd vote for the three-deck version of Akagi. that's . . . . interesting.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Submarines: Sex, Drugs And SSBNs

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:40 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1018


What, women "in the right"? Was he being ironic or just speaking fact? ;) I dunno. It's hard to tell with the Russians sometimes. Like the story about Stalin. Stalin's official office had a Russian soldier standing on guard outside. Every morning, he would greet the guard with "Good ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Submarines: Sex, Drugs And SSBNs

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:27 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1018


Who says it wasn't her who couldn't do control herself? Anyway, such things are to be expected when you put men and women in this kind of situation. If you want them not to, don't put both on subs. The Russians came up with a solution to that at a naval conference. Put the men in the left-hand hull...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Weird Situation, maybe

 Post subject: Re: Weird Situation, maybe
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 302


One thing I would add; watch your ass. Don't do anything that is overtly snoopy. Human trafficking is associated with really nasty people who do really nasty things to people who cross them.

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Hunting for Little Green Men.

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 914


I wonder how many heads would explode if First Contact came in the form of a signal from the commander of an analogue of a CVN battlegroup, requesting permission to make the equivalent of a port call because Quartermaster Globnak screwed up his figures and half the spoo spoiled before their patrol ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Huge Soviet Warship Raised From Icy Depths ;)

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:47 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 400


You mean, they needed a 6’ ring spanner as well as the sledgehammer? It was an interesting project. The basic hull was a write-off (blown up back in 1941 to prevent the tank being captured). All they had was the intact turret and some debris - including the vehicle's construction plate. Now, the hu...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Send a Plummer...

 Post subject: Re: Send a Plummer...
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:57 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 324


Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
Um, before the Asian Community scandal in Rochdale, there was Cyril Smith & Co. {Spit !!}

I never knew that. Thank you for the insight.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Send a Plummer...

 Post subject: Re: Send a Plummer...
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:04 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 324


I'm reminded about the Rochdale Child Sex Investigation here. It's taken two decades to come to light, the investigations ran to a specific Asian community in Rochdale, the senior ranks of the Police and the Palace. After that the investigation stopped, the chairman quit. Another was hired, she sta...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Send a Plummer...

 Post subject: Re: Send a Plummer...
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:39 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 324


1. This should never have taken this long to come to light. Like the Church Priest scandal, there are enablers out there who do need to be investigated and found. 2. We do need to be aware that many of the accusations are years or decades old, and there seems to be a very rapid rush to judgement an...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Send a Plummer...

 Post subject: Re: Send a Plummer...
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:03 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 324


Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
Looks like disgraced Kevin Spacey is to be erased from the Netflix oil-mogul series; they've announced his scenes are to be re-shot with Christopher Plummer...

Will he have to return his fee?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Huge Soviet Warship Raised From Icy Depths ;)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:12 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 400


There was an RT-1 television program about a small group of salvage experts who go around recovering tanks and other war wrecks from Russian rivers. I think they have pulled some 40 - 50 tanks out of the Don alone. If they're in good enough condition, the vehicles they recover are restored. They got...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:06 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 350


There were good guys in the whole Congo imbroglio? I was under the impression that there were the bad guys, the worse guys, the guys who were possibly not quite so bad, and the Belgians. Depends which Congo War one was looking at. In the Katangese secession, the Katangese were very definitely the g...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:42 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 350


When watching Jadotville, do remember that the Katangese were the good guys.
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