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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 26, 2021, 07:53
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2021, 07:53
Feb 26, 2021, 07:53
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 06:15:
Me thinks Boeing is gonna have another big problem
Not sure how you come to that conclusion.
And if they do have issues it's not going to be due to a totally unrelated incident such as what happened over Russia with a15-year-old 777-300ER running General Electric engines.

"Aviation records over the last 24 months show nearly two dozen reports of U.S.-based commercial planes aborting flights because of an engine failure or because the crew shut down an engine due to mechanical problems. "
"The overall system is designed with the knowledge that man-made components are going to fail occasionally,"source

This comment was edited on Feb 26, 2021, 10:27.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 20:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2021, 20:54
Feb 25, 2021, 20:54
 
Escape from Lockdown
Pandemic London is eerie.
Check out his airbag helmet. https://hovding.com/hovding3/how-hovding-works/
I never thought that tech would be affordable.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Feb 25, 2021, 19:27
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Feb 25, 2021, 19:27
 
I no longer have to remember passwords.
I either login with my Google account or my Facebook account.
It simplifies everything.In the future there will only be Taco Bell login.
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Reviews
Feb 25, 2021, 19:03
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Reviews Feb 25, 2021, 19:03
Feb 25, 2021, 19:03
 
The [H]ardForum has a running [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD NVIDIA PS5 XBOX thread.
"tips and tricks for getting your filthy hands on AMD CPU's, GPU's & motherboards, Nvidia Ampere GPU's, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Intel Rocket Lake CPU's."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 19:01
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Feb 25, 2021, 19:01
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 15:32:
*sheesh* Guess being a celebrity's dog walker is no longer a safe job...
The Second Amendment in action.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 18:59
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Feb 25, 2021, 18:59
 
sauron wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 18:27:
Sunless Sea is now free on the Epic store. Did I miss a news post about that or am I actually making a contribution that doesn't involve hobbit recipes?
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/sunless-sea#
Next weeks freebie is Wargame: Red Dragon
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/wargame-red-dragon
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Re: A Marine who worked on 'Six Days in Fallujah' explains why it exists.
Feb 25, 2021, 18:22
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Re: A Marine who worked on 'Six Days in Fallujah' explains why it exists. Feb 25, 2021, 18:22
Feb 25, 2021, 18:22
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 12:31:
I want to experience this and I hope it ends up being completed and released. I want others to experience it, particularly civilians.

If you're going to respond, please read the whole article first. Read it, don't skim it. I say this because understanding Mr. Ergo's viewpoint helps relate what is to follow.

When I was a young lad, and wanted to enlist, my dad set me down to talk. For the first time in my life, he gave me a very detailed account of his experience in Vietnam. Prior to that, he would give me very generalized information. Occasionally I would get glimpses in to details when his friend, who was also his former RIO, and he would get together but they clamped down fast when I was noticed.

That conversation opened my eyes wider than they had ever been. About the service, about war, about combat, and about my dad. I remember hugging him very tightly after the talk because, up until that point, I had never known my dad as anything but this brilliant engineer who was a dedicated father and ridiculously congenial. Many of the fathers of my peers went to Vietnam so I had historically figured it was just a "thing" that his generation had gone through. It never occured to you as a child, nor should it really, that these were once young men who were scared out of their minds and exposed to some of the most fucked up shit that a civilian can't ever fathom let alone imagine. It doesn't occur to you that the reason that your father is still friends with people he served with decades in the past because those friends are the only people who have a deeply rooted understanding of an experience that not just profoundly changed them but changed them in the way a tsunami alters a coastline. It's an experience that you can't accurately relate to people who've never had that experience. It's like describing the sound of the breeze whispering over dewy rose petals to someone who has been deaf since birth.

I describe it that way because, later in my life, I was able to individually talk to two of my uncles who were also in Vietnam. One was in the Marines and the other in the Army. Neither would talk to me about it until after my time in the service. I understand why because there is a common framework of basic experience you have to have so that you're speaking the same language. An understanding of the absolute stupidity that exists in every branch and the "right way" of doing things that is the most unintuitive and obtuse way of doing something, anything, possible. Of the absolute futility of things but you do them anyway because that's "by the book" while also finding ways around doing it that way but still make it look like you were doing it "by the book". Once we had that shared lingua franca, they were better able to explain their experiences of being in front line, active combat.

I was never in combat. The only war that existed in my time was the Cold War. I want to make that very clear upfront. I do not share the same experience as those who were in combat.

To a man, all three told me what war is like. Fear, false bravado, laughing hysterically at stupid things to cover how pants-shittingly scared you are, boredom, apathy, insanity, horror, isolation, despair (most especially when dealing with superior officers who, by and large, are fucking clueless unless they were noncoms in the same shit or officers who had gone mustang), deep, deep compartmentalization to make it through the day, a deep and unyielding love for and dependence on the guys next to you even if you hate them, the absolute certainty that one of those chucklefucks is going to get you all killed but you're going to keep their ass alive anyway, and an understanding that when you rotate back to civvie life, no one is going to understand you. In many cases, it's the latter that makes you hostile and withdrawn because there's no transitional period. That lack of understanding and care is why newly discharged service members have some of the highest rates of suicide and addiction.

They also told me something that sticks with me today, many decades later. In war, there are no "good" guys or "bad" guys. There's the guys trying to kill you and you're the guys trying to kill them. Both sides do things that would sicken the people back home if they knew such incidents occurred. That's it. Your COs and the State are going to try and shovel more propaganda bullshit down your throat than you can possibly imagine to help you "other" the guys you're shooting at. "Othering" allows you to see them as less than you, thereby making it so much easier to pull the trigger.

So after all that, you come home and you have people thanking you for your service, telling you that you're a "hero", and you see this hero worship of your fellow service members that you know is 100% bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. You know it's bullshit because you know the propaganda and you know that those people are just regurgitating the propaganda fed to them by the media and the State. They have literally no clue what they are thanking you for and you sure as Hell don't feel like a "hero".

For those that tell people "thank you for your service", you ever notice how many active and former service members just say "thanks" and quickly move on or change the subject? You may now have a better understanding as to why.

With all the above, that is why I want Six Days in Fallujah to be released. Perhaps that will help those who play it glean a small understanding of what the men and women that have seen war and combat have experienced. Let people decide and make up their own minds about the morality of the wars we, the US, have engaged in and the human cost of engaging in those wars.
Thanks BoP
That should be required reading for every High School senior.
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 Reviews
Feb 25, 2021, 18:00
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 17:46
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Feb 25, 2021, 17:46
 
The Genesis GV80's safety features include:

• 10 standard airbags, "including a center-side airbag unique to Genesis that deploys between the front seats,"
I had no idea what tiger was driving that day.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 16:33
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Feb 25, 2021, 16:33
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 16:04:
Some major ISP is having a problem.
The only time to be concerned is when PornHub goes down.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 25, 2021, 11:28
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 25, 2021, 10:18
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Feb 25, 2021, 10:18
 
GME continued to soar in overnight trading, currently around $12O.
Man is teh stuck.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Feb 25, 2021, 09:10
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Feb 25, 2021, 09:10
 
The science is clear and conclusive: sex is not binary, transgender people are real. SciAm

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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 22:08
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2021, 22:08
Feb 24, 2021, 22:08
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 21:58:
I don't see why Blue should have to jump through hoops. If you really want to help, and don't like either service, just get his address and send him a check.

You're right, no one needs to bend over backwards because somebody doesn't like the most common payment system in the universe.

I'd also recommend against giving randos on the internet an address so they can send a check.
if you're going to go that route you'd probably set up a PO Box and eat the cost of it. Not to mention having to deal with taxes and bounced checks.
The current methods keep everything neat and tidy.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 24, 2021, 21:08
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Re: etc., etc.
Feb 24, 2021, 18:34
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 17:48
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Feb 24, 2021, 17:48
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Feb 24, 2021, 17:35
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Feb 24, 2021, 17:35
 

Any more thoughts on t-shirts?

I'd even like a small mouse pad with the logo.

If you make a coffee cup please don't go smaller than 14oz.
BoP may want a tea-cup, but don't listen to him. He'll be ok using a superior coffee cup. Wink

30 or 40 oz tumblers
https://rticoutdoors.com/customization?
Oh please
Oh please
Oh please



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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 17:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2021, 17:31
Feb 24, 2021, 17:31
 
I went ahead and used PayPal to re-up for another gold year.
Any more thought on t-shirts?
I'd even like a small mouse pad with the logo.
But if you're going to do ceramic coffee cups they got a big big large huge, not as big as idjit pai's Reese's cup but you get the point.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 24, 2021, 13:20
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Feb 24, 2021, 13:20
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:19:
Intel is making a lot of bullshit claims lately. This is another.
Came here to exclaim Horse Hockey on intels blather. BoP beat me to it.
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