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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:35 pm 

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The only downside is that she is in a position of authority over him. There is no way this is sexual abuse. The boy will consider himself the hero, not a victim. Assuming he could actually say no without consequences. I highly doubt that holds true. Assuming he ever considered saying no. Considerin...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:19 pm 

Replies: 28
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jemhouston wrote:
Johnnie Lyle wrote:
Shields up may have caused the conduits to go, but shields down and the damage outside deck 5 may have been much worse.

Keep it up.


You mean like a expanding plasma cloud with a small debris field?

Or a lifechanging experience with Danish space marauders.

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:01 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 253


Shields up may have caused the conduits to go, but shields down and the damage outside deck 5 may have been much worse.

Keep it up.

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:58 pm 

Replies: 28
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Miranda is a CL though (NCL)... I like the HDW, but something about the description of the ship in this story screams "frigate" to me. Maybe it's the catastrophic damage taken, and frigates do have seriously different shield/ firepower ratios to cruisers and even destroyers. Depends on th...

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:24 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 106


edgeplay_cgo wrote:
The only downside is that she is in a position of authority over him. There is no way this is sexual abuse. The boy will consider himself the hero, not a victim.

Assuming he could actually say no without consequences.

I highly doubt that holds true.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:43 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 106


Sukhoiman wrote:
If men and women are truly equal in front of the law, they ought to be prosecuted the exact same for the same crime.

Exactly.

If the genders were flipped, there'd be calls for pitchforks and torches.

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:25 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 253


Johnnie Lyle: 1. I think you're doing the glorious Mikeyverse a disservice by comparing this to it. This is comparatively a speck of dirt. ;) 2. Not quite. But yes, or wait... 8-) 3. There is no secondary hull. The Black Prince is a fairly small, compact design. A rough analogue would be a larger, ...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:24 am 

Replies: 28
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jemhouston: Might be that he'll need his good start. Johnnie Lyle: 1. I think you're doing the glorious Mikeyverse a disservice by comparing this to it. This is comparatively a speck of dirt. ;) 2. Not quite. But yes, or wait... 8-) 3. There is no secondary hull. The Black Prince is a fairly small,...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:16 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 253


Is this Mikeyverse II: Electric Boogaloo?

Do the villains sound Swedish?

With engineering spaces on deck five, is she just a saucer and engines, or a primary/secondary hull configuration?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Korea

 Post subject: Re: Korea
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:55 am 

Replies: 230
Views: 6098


If South Korea gets an SSN, how long before Japan follows suit? The Japanese have been quietly discussing SSN procurement for the last two or three years. Their Soryu design SSKs are close to being an SSN design with an AIP SSK power train and they have the indigenous design art. The only thing tha...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Korea

 Post subject: Re: Korea
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:44 pm 

Replies: 230
Views: 6098


If South Korea wants to engage in a more regional, or even global naval strategy then SSNs are a fine thing to have, but until the Fat Leader et al are dealt with then I'm not sure they can actually do that. SSNs are power projection tool but, much more importantly, they are a political influence t...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: So this whole urban combat business...

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:35 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 985


Those are pretty awkward in close quarters. Because the compartments are more or less linear, boarding pikes might actually make sense. Getting through hatches with a boarding pike may be difficult. Based on experience in the days of sail though, boarding actions very rarely went below decks. Norma...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Irma emergency relief

 Post subject: Re: Irma emergency relief
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 371


So yes, we do have systems to accept aid. It's just that we prefer to decide what we need and reach out to our partners to get it, than have it thrust upon us and be forced to devote precious people, time and resources dealing with it. On an internal basis yes. On an international basis not so much...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Irma emergency relief

 Post subject: Re: Irma emergency relief
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:23 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 371


Thank you for the information... I find it interesting that the US is set up this way. Not interesting bad, but interesting good. When all is said and done, we are a rich nation, and can probably handle most (almost all) of our disaster relief needs. Its also interesting to see how the different la...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Irma emergency relief

 Post subject: Re: Irma emergency relief
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:07 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 371


The problem is that the US is not set up to receive aid and we really doesn't know what to do with it. We're set up to be aid donors and aid suppliers, not aid receivers. That's why the best way to provide aid is to give cash to non-governmental organizations like the Red Cross/Red Crescent and its...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: AF -100 percent promotion opportunity to major

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:54 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 172


St Curtis is rolling in his grave. Not so sure about that. It depends on whether this statement is truth or boilerplate: Like all other promotion boards, opportunity rates do not guarantee promotion. LeMay would not willingly throw out good people unless there were no room, nor would he promote inc...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: So this whole urban combat business...

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:26 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 985


Micael wrote:
Thanks! I'm not sure if I dare ask how a submariner knows this much about urban combat. :D

Shore leave.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Question on Army Training

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:52 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 366


When I did basic, we were only allowed long land pattern muskets, and only five barrel pins for the whole platoon... We would dream of land pattern firelocks! We had to use hand-gonnes and set light to our nose-hair to fire them. And we were grateful for them. What are these gonnes of which you spe...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Minor ST:TLS Point Cleared Up....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:23 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 354


On Kirk, the crescent moons in his braid in Star Trek III appear to be in threes, per this image: http://images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com/image/jpg/fae1646cc0e8778a8eccff0caa5d65d56412a09f_r.jpg From Memory Alpha, RADM braid had crescents in triples, VADMs in pairs, and full ADM singly. The sleeve i...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USS Jimmy Carter had fun

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:15 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 603


Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..? Both. Shoddy contractors who didn't do the work properly, poor RN quality control in that they didn't keel-haul the contractors. One of the advantages of HMS Queen Elizabeth joining the fleet is that she will make keel-hauling so much more effectiv...
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