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

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:34 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 54


Theodore wrote:
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:06 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 54


What are those two things forward of the superstructure that look like an old destroyer twin gun mount?

Also, what's up with all the barrels lining the sides forward?

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Hybrid-electric commuter plane

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 248


My bloody head.

I went into this thread wondering how the hell a hydro-electric plane would work.....

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: The ‘greatest pandemic in history’ was 100 years ago

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:50 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 366


In 1918, my grandfather was with the YMCA doing volunteer work at Camp Lewis -- now Fort Lewis -- in Washington State. He was in his mid 30's at the time. He caught the flu in fall 1918 and said later it was the worst illness of any kind he ever experienced. As he recalled it fifty years later, two...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Bright

 Post subject: Re: Bright
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:07 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 157


Looks like a poorly done Shadowrun rip off by someone who doesn't know what made that setting so appealing.

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: SR-72

 Post subject: Re: SR-72
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:55 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 574


Brings to mind that grey area in homicide work where police pick up on if loved ones and friends keep using present tense or past tense to refer to the murder victim. The issue is, if they've already been informed beforehand there are people who would be exact enough to make the change and that in a...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Now these PC Brain washed Academics are Screwing with math

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:05 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 282


Math like engineering is the ultimate in truth and objectivity. Get it wrong, people can die. Do the PC crowd realize that or don't they care? To them you're just pushing your tactic to get power over them, they ignore it to not fall for it. It's also why they focus on attacking and accusing, never...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Now these PC Brain washed Academics are Screwing with math

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:21 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 282


"Whiteness" is code for power. Postmodernism is consumed with the obsession with power and assumes all are like postmodernists, that no one believes in truth and objectivity, those are just tools to get power over everyone else like they do. Your eye rolling and sighing over this is just a...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Attention on deck

 Post subject: Re: Attention on deck
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:17 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 468


Congrats!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:38 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 565


M.Becker wrote:
I think I know why he got an F. He wants to be Pinochet but afaik throwing people out of planes was an Argentinian thing. Pinochet was Chilean! :geek:


I thought cargo planes were the Argentinian thing, helicopters were the Chilean one.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Lindybeige

 Post subject: Re: Lindybeige
Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 280


I've seen some pretty entertaining Youtube videos by an Italian called "Metatron". He seesm to know what he is talking about but I can't swear to it. Welcome to the little youtube historical circle! Id also recommend scholagladiatoria and also Shadiversity too, though I find the latter an...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Ocean Sold

 Post subject: Re: HMS Ocean Sold
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:06 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 1263


This is something where different views and origins helps a message board. To many Brazil is just one giant jungle and I know it came as a pleasant surprise when I discovered what the Sertao was after watching Cobra Verde and wondering exactly what South American country the beginning took place in...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:16 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 565


The widespread adoption of the personal computer saved me. I was the kid told to type all of the handwritten assignments. My handwriting is little better than doctors writing prescriptions. I'm in a similar situation but still don't like the way things have gone. My handwriting is terrible and has ...

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

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:55 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 398


It's perfectly clear. (at least upon third to fifth reading.) It's about how Satan is ascribed as both evil and the source of both trans- and gayness. For a trans-person, their view that the population conflates their being with Satan is addressed. Finally, how that trans- person's experiences are ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Ocean Sold

 Post subject: Re: HMS Ocean Sold
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:45 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 1263


You also have Venezuela which might do something stupid. Not likely, but still The difference is that Venezuela has a lot of jungle to go through before it can reach something of actual importance. Even then Manaus, the first target is locally important but nothing compared to Rio or Sao Paolo or B...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: ...A Star Fleet Battles nomenclature question....

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:56 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 173


I can't add much given that all I've played of SFB is the first Starfleet Command game, but I do know the place the Mirandas fit in is all over the place from Destoryer to a light CA. The one unifying thing being that it was built to be cheap and heavily produced either due to war or a simple need t...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Stargate Origins

 Post subject: Re: Stargate Origins
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:59 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 479


It doesn't look so promising to me. It has kind of a second rate Raiders of the Lost Ark vibe with those Germans wandering around Egypt with post 1941 weapons and vehicles. Unless this is set in 1941-42, that's going to break my suspension of disbelief. Oddly enough, I can accept Goa'uld and Jaffa ...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Hunt For Red October

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:42 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 652


Back on topic, I watched Red October around Christmas and found myself loving every bit of it even more, especially the US military scenes that have characters that feel like actors actually trying to be real military personnel that even later movies like Saving Private Ryan failed at. One thing I d...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Ocean Sold

 Post subject: Re: HMS Ocean Sold
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:38 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 1263


As opposed to disposing of Ocean in line with the entry of Queen Elizabeth into service, losing the amphibious capability would be a major blow to the RN and the country, would probably never be reconstituted barring a crisis, and would seriously undermine the rationale for the aircraft carriers. T...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Sad day for the Westover family

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 406


I'm so sorry, Frank. :(
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