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Post by theprodigalson on Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 14:35

I love it when I see some small disturbance in the small country town I live in get a tremendous police response. I can see it now:

Two functioning ceiling fans spin furiously over the spacious office room of the precinct. Four officers are sitting around one desk, each in turn frowning silently over his hand of cards in a solemn game of Spades. Another is leaning out an open window, his forearms resting on the windowsill as smoke from the cigarette in his right hand drifts lazily in the still air. Two more men sit at a desk, staring dully at the checkers board between them while the pile of papers in the wire "In" basket shifts in the air disturbed by the fans, as if trying in vain to say "I am important!" A female officer sits at her desk in the center of the room, breaking the silence by mashing diligently on a keyboard, determined to be noticed in the male dominated occupation. Her valiant efforts go unnoticed, however, by the chief sitting in his office, blinking sleepily at a report, his head held upright by his left arm propped on the desk with his thumb hooked under his chin and his forefinger tapping lightly on his temple. The simple clock on the wall ticks away the irrefutable passage of time. The oppressive sound is the only thing that proves such a thing as "time" even exists.

A sudden rush of air shatters the scene as the door is flung open. Every head snaps up to see the rookie leaning into the room. "We got a domestic dispute on MacAllister Road!" Cards fly and chairs are thrown back as everyone in the room scrambles into action, desperate not to be the one left behind to watch the phone. The door slams behind the victors, leaving the female officer standing before her computer,grinding her teeth as the "Now saving..." bar slowly fills. Several excited whoops are heard as the Officers dash to their patrol cars, sliding over the hoods and peeling out of the garage.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Whatface on Mon 18 Oct 2010 - 3:41

Does anyone know the source of this GIF?


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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 18 Oct 2010 - 3:58

Considering the subject matter, I'm willing to bet it was from the guy responsible for RoboGeisha.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Totoum on Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 10:20

@Whatface wrote:Does anyone know the source of this GIF?



here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyness_Machine_Girl ?

Saw the original in theatres and had a blast Very Happy , didn't like this one as much though

My question:

My boss asked me to download this vid : http://videos.france5.fr/video/iLyROoafZI8i.html

I think I found the url : http://v.kewego.com/v/5/0309/1UE2CR8J.mp4

but can't get passed the 403 error,anyone know a way I could bypass it?

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Post by Officer_Charon on Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 14:48

With regards to the SWAT question:

Standard police procedure is to try and outnumber the subject. Nowhere in my Academy training did it state that I had to fight fair. 2-on-1 is good, more is better, depending on the subject's behavior. If he fights, he's going to be in a polyester pile-up until he decides he's had enough.

SWAT is called out when the fecal matter has hit the revolving air circulator, but they are still not soldiers. They are police officers with a larger toolset, that's all. The goal of any confrontation is still the preservation of life, then worrying about securing the subject. If deadly force becomes necessary, they have a greater set of options.

But with the primary mission still being the preservation of life, the goal is to try and negotiate the subject out of his barricaded position, and convince him that if he WERE to try something stupid, it would not end well for him. It's as much a psychological tactic as it is a strategic one.

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Post by hydra282 on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 0:51

I log on to my profile, a window shows up telling me that I can't get on the internet, because of viruses and clicking the buttons doesn't actually help.
The computer told me I should get Point"Something" to fix it and I did, but it just scans and finds some problems, but I have to pay for it to actually get rid of them.
Back to the window: When I close the window the comp kind of relogs on, and the window comes back. None of this happens to other profiles though.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by theprodigalson on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 1:03

This "Point-something" IS the virus, or spyware/malware. You can wait for someone who actually knows what they are talking about, but I would just run whatever anti-virus/anti-spyware software you use (I use AVG Free and Spybot: Search and Destroy if you don't have anything yourself and both are free).

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 1:07

@hydra282 wrote: I log on to my profile, a window shows up telling me that I can't get on the internet, because of viruses and clicking the buttons doesn't actually help.
The computer told me I should get Point"Something" to fix it and I did, but it just scans and finds some problems, but I have to pay for it to actually get rid of them.
Back to the window: When I close the window the comp kind of relogs on, and the window comes back. None of this happens to other profiles though.
Sounds like some kind of advertising virus. It's been a long time since I've fought one of those, but here's what I did to get rid of one on a work computer...

First, find out where it lives...open up Task Manager (Control-Alt-Delete) and find it in the Processes tab. Right click on it and select Open File Location.
Once you've found its home, try to delete it. This might not work because the application is running. If so, change the file extension from .exe (or whatever it is) to .txt
Now you can delete it.
If it still won't go open the virus in Notepad and sabotage it...just type some gibberish in and it'll ruin the code. Now you can close Notepad and delete the offending file.

Hope that works...good luck!

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Post by Whatface on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 5:44

@Totoum wrote:
@Whatface wrote:Does anyone know the source of this GIF?



here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyness_Machine_Girl ?

Saw the original in theatres and had a blast Very Happy , didn't like this one as much though
Omg. It's another Machine Girl movie?? Now this I gotta see. Thanks.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by hydra282 on Fri 22 Oct 2010 - 23:07

My computer's well now. There still a window that pops up saying something about "RunDLL", but it doesn't seem to hurt.
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Post by hydra282 on Wed 3 Nov 2010 - 17:12

I've got a virus that I keep vaulting with AVG, but when I turn off the computer and turn it back on, it's back. It's in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RPCNETP.EXE. I found it but there's two of them, one is a DLL file and the other's an application. I can't open the app. I can open the DLL in Notepad, but the comp says it's dangerous to fiddle with it. Should I?
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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Alfisti on Wed 3 Nov 2010 - 20:48

@hydra282 wrote:I've got a virus that I keep vaulting with AVG, but when I turn off the computer and turn it back on, it's back. It's in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RPCNETP.EXE. I found it but there's two of them, one is a DLL file and the other's an application. I can't open the app. I can open the DLL in Notepad, but the comp says it's dangerous to fiddle with it. Should I?
Not going to attempt to advise you on fiddling with files, but might it be worth having a stab with a different virus buster? I had a trojan completely ruin my plans for tuesday so I spent the day first trying to remove it and then repairing the damage done. With that I found Malwarebytes was the one that got rid of the thing, and it's free. Had to work it in conjuction with (newly re-installed) Nortons. That could prevent the trojan from running at startup long enough to install and run Malwarebytes to get rid of it.

Also cleared up a similar sounding "run DLL" message that I can only assume was the remnants of another virus.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Ggultra2764 on Wed 3 Nov 2010 - 21:13

@hydra282 wrote:I've got a virus that I keep vaulting with AVG, but when I turn off the computer and turn it back on, it's back. It's in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RPCNETP.EXE. I found it but there's two of them, one is a DLL file and the other's an application. I can't open the app. I can open the DLL in Notepad, but the comp says it's dangerous to fiddle with it. Should I?

Do you by any chance have a program called Lojack for Laptops on your computer?

From what I've looked up, the RPCNETP.EXE file is part of the program. Lojack is a security program made to track down stolen laptops by emitting data from it whenever someone makes use of an Internet connection with the laptop. Trying to get rid of the file using anti-virus programs or going through registry files will do no good as the file is embedded within the BIOS of the computer and will automatically restore itself upon reboot. Your only options of keeping it from being a nuisance would be to either set up your anti-virus program or firewall to make an exception to the file whenever it loads up or to contact the company creating Lojack, Absolute Software Corp., to remove it from your computer the next time one of their agents is in their technical center.

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Post by hydra282 on Thu 11 Nov 2010 - 14:37

Uuuuuuugg! The computer hasn't been having problems lately, but I turned it on yesterday after my brother had used it the night before and it wouldn't work. It shows the Toshiba logo and after that it's just dark with a blinking white _ at the top left. Just like my old computer. My brother's curse strikes again. Hissy fit
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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by theprodigalson on Fri 12 Nov 2010 - 17:10

Seems to me like you are having some serious virus issues Hydra...I would rethink what I click on the internet at this point. And maybe pass these lessons along to the ever-meddlesome younger brother Smile

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Post by hydra282 on Sat 13 Nov 2010 - 12:33

................................._uck....................
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Post by Ggultra2764 on Sun 14 Nov 2010 - 1:47

Or better yet, set up a password on your computer so no siblings can log onto it when you're not around. I do it with my laptop.

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Post by hydra282 on Tue 16 Nov 2010 - 12:21

Well, my friend reinstalled windows, so it's working now, but again the virus STILL seems to persist. NO


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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 16 Nov 2010 - 12:22

Might be a boot sector / MBR virus.

You'll probably need to delete the entire partition map and then create a new partition and perform a standard (not "fast") format and then install Windows.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Whatface on Sun 21 Nov 2010 - 6:51

Is anyone here a military aviation expert?

In Black Hawk Down (both the book and the film), the helicopters are given call-signs. Super 6-1, Super 6-2 etc. So I'm wondering if this also applies to jet fighters? Note I'm not talking about personal call-signs of the pilots.

So for example, how would you address a flight of F-18s and the individual craft within that flight?

At the end of Generation Kill episodes they play recordings of real radio chatter. In one of them, I think they referred to a flight of A-10s as Dragon 1-5. Now I would assume that Dragon 1, would refer to the flight, and the 1-5 would refer an A-10 within that flight. But it seemed that they were referring to the entire flight as Dragon 1-5, so I'm confused...

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Post by Awinnell on Sun 21 Nov 2010 - 9:27

Military flights often use more than one call sign during a flight. Administrative call signs are used with air traffic control facilities similar to those of commercial operators. e.g. Navy Alpha-Golf-Two-One, Reach-Three-One-Seven-Niner Two.

Tactical call signs are used during tactical portions of a flight, and they often indicate the mission of the flight and/or an aircraft's position in a formation.

For example, Canadian Air Force 442 Rescue Squadron, based at Comox, British Columbia uses the call sign "Snake 90x" depending on the tail number of the helicopter: 901, 902, etc. When tasked on a search and rescue (SAR) mission, however, the aircraft call sign becomes "Rescue 90x".


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Post by Whatface on Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 9:44

Hmm... ok. But in the example I mentioned above, how the flight of A-10s was called Dragon 1-5. Would the numbers be representing anything or is it just random?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 10:35

@Whatface wrote:Hmm... ok. But in the example I mentioned above, how the flight of A-10s was called Dragon 1-5. Would the numbers be representing anything or is it just random?

Dragon would be the name of the flight, with each plane in that flight being numbered 1 (lead plane) through 5.

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Post by Whatface on Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 21:07

So I'm guessing the "5" in "Dragon 1-5" would be the 5th plane within the flight? What about the "1" though?

I apologize if I have no idea what I'm on about.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 21:11

@Whatface wrote:So I'm guessing the "5" in "Dragon 1-5" would be the 5th plane within the flight?

Correct.

@Whatface wrote:What about the "1" though?

That would be the plane of the Flight Leader (the pilot in command of the group).

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Post by Officer_Charon on Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 21:21

The "1" would indicate that this is the first Dragon Flight, i.e. the first flight from the squadron designated as "Dragon." Subsequent flights would be labelled "Dragon 2-x," etc

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Post by Whatface on Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 22:01

@Kiskaloo wrote:
@Whatface wrote:What about the "1" though?

That would be the plane of the Flight Leader (the pilot in command of the group).
I'm not sure I quite understand. I understand that the lead would be designated the number 1. But there are two numbers after Dragon. Perhaps I worded my question badly? When I say Dragon 1-5, I mean Dragon One-Five, not Dragon One to Five. Puzzled


@Officer_Charon wrote:The "1" would indicate that this is the first Dragon Flight, i.e. the first flight from the squadron designated as "Dragon." Subsequent flights would be labelled "Dragon 2-x," etc
Ah ok, it's as I suspected then. But is there a source for this information?

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Hi, when I look at the poca felicita image album, I noticed Triela is not in white face, but the rest are. I wonder why any of them are and why not T?
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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 6 Dec 2010 - 12:06

Why is there no anime of Vocaloid?

Considering half the female teenagers in Japan cosplay as one of the characters, you would think the show would score a 100 share with that audience and therefore advertisers would be killing themselves to be a part of it?

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Post by hydra282 on Sun 16 Jan 2011 - 0:10

I've got a pinkish spot with dead skin all around it on the border of my leg and groin. Should I be worried?
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Post by Officer_Charon on Sun 16 Jan 2011 - 1:47

Sounds like a spider bite, without seeing a picture. Any pain/tenderness to the area? How large of a ring of dead flesh.

Do you live in an area with Brown Recluse spiders?

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Post by hydra282 on Sun 16 Jan 2011 - 3:48

It's quarter-sized, but it doesn't feel different. I don't know what kinds of spiders are around here, but ants crawl on me without my knowing until one gets on my computer.
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Post by Awinnell on Sun 16 Jan 2011 - 7:18

it could be insect bite,or sting or ringworm

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Post by Guest on Sun 16 Jan 2011 - 8:30

Life can suck most of the time... : tsundere9kagami2

My question:
Would You like to be an assassin?

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Post by hydra282 on Wed 19 Jan 2011 - 0:16

"Lyme disease is an infection that is spread by the bite of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
Symptoms include fatigue, headache, stiff neck, fever, muscle or joint pain and swelling, and sometimes an expanding red rash. If a rash does develop, it may look like a target or "bull's-eye" in some people. Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to many other conditions, and tests do not always detect the bacteria.
Lyme disease is usually effectively treated with a short course of antibiotics. If not treated promptly, however, it can lead to complications involving the heart, nervous system, joints, and skin within weeks, months, or even years later."

It doesn't itch, but my chest has been getting some little shocks or something. What do you guys think?

Edit: Never mind. This ain't it.
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Post by tremec6speed on Sat 29 Jan 2011 - 21:25

Hi, now that our gallery no longer accepts pictures, does our fan club website still have the link feature?
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Post by Professor Voodoo on Sat 29 Jan 2011 - 21:56

@tremec6speed wrote:Hi, now that our gallery no longer accepts pictures, does our fan club website still have the link feature?
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Hey, that's perty ambitious ain't it?
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Post by Nachtsider on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 20:45

Just finished reading a book about POWs, including those taken prisoner by Imperial Japan during the Second World War, and Communist troops in Korea and Vietnam.

I don't get it. If you're going to detain someone only to brutally torture them to death over several months, why not just shoot them outright on the battlefield? Quite a few of these prisoners were of no intelligence value to their captors and I can therefore see no reason why they remained alive in captivity and a drain on resources.

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 21:01

@Nachtsider wrote: If you're going to detain someone only to brutally torture them to death over several months, why not just shoot them outright on the battlefield?
Slave labor, medical experimentation & outright sadism for a start.

If the topic interests you see if you can get a copy of a 2008 Russian film called Philosophy of a Knife. Like all things Russian it's long, bleak & difficult to watch, but it is a reasonably honest (despite the fact that most of the actors are westerners) depiction of Imperial Japanese medical experimentation on civilian prisoners.

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Post by Nachtsider on Thu 10 Feb 2011 - 21:12

Huh. I'm very familiar with Unit 731 and its misdeeds, but had no idea that a film had been made about it. Thanks for the recommendation, man - I'll go check it out as soon as I can.

Slave labor can actually be quite unproductive. It was estimated that the Death Railway in Burma might have been completed in half the time or less had the Japanese used their own combat or civilian engineers with mechanized equipment instead of POWs. And not all POWs ended up in Shiro Ishii's grubby paws as experimental subjects. I guess the sadism argument probably flies, but there must have been a whole bunch of muddle-headed individuals at the top to think that satisfying bloodthirsty caprices outweighed the fact that manpower and resources would be required to keep prisoners in line.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 18 Feb 2011 - 21:21

Not so much asking a question as perhaps answering one:

Yes, you can run a USB thumb drive through the wash and then the dryer and it works fine. sweat

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Fri 18 Feb 2011 - 22:15

@Kiskaloo wrote:Not so much asking a question as perhaps answering one:
Yes, you can run a USB thumb drive through the wash and then the dryer and it works fine.
Odd coincidence...the oil company rep on my current job told me the exact same thing earlier today...and showed me the thumb drive.

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Post by MadHatChemist on Tue 22 Feb 2011 - 0:53

@Professor Voodoo wrote:
@Kiskaloo wrote:Not so much asking a question as perhaps answering one:
Yes, you can run a USB thumb drive through the wash and then the dryer and it works fine.
Odd coincidence...the oil company rep on my current job told me the exact same thing earlier today...and showed me the thumb drive.

Can't speak for the dryer, but I've run my work thumb drive through the wash and it ended up coming out fine.
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Post by Officer_Charon on Tue 1 Mar 2011 - 1:11

I've run my thumb drive through both on numerous occasion, and it works fantastically, still.

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Post by boomer_gonz on Tue 1 Mar 2011 - 4:48

Agreed. I've washed multiple USB drives of varying intervals and the only one that didn't make it was the one I fashioned myself out of an old Superman figurine miniature.

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Post by ElfenMagix on Tue 1 Mar 2011 - 16:52

I seen this happen to many students at work and college, and its a 50/50 propostion. It depends on how water-tight the device is.

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Post by ChaosKin640 on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 6:18

I put this question out to anyone with the relevant knowledge: where would large super-container ships coming from Japan dock to unload in Italy? Right now I'm working off of the assumption that they would dock at Genoa, since it's listed as Italy's largest and busiest port.
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Post by Alfisti on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 6:36

@ChaosKin640 wrote:I put this question out to anyone with the relevant knowledge: where would large super-container ships coming from Japan dock to unload in Italy? Right now I'm working off of the assumption that they would dock at Genoa, since it's listed as Italy's largest and busiest port.
What class are the ships? Post-Panamax? Super-Post-Panamax? I assume we're not talking about the new Chinamax dry bulk carriers though.

According to the ever reliable (rolls eyes) Wikipedia, Italy has two properly deep water ports (ie, ports that will handle a Panamax class ship, fully laden... I assume without being tidally restricted... simply because Gladstone is classified as a deep water port... and we're only tidally restricted post-panamax) at Gioia Tauro and Cagliari. Gioia Tauro apparently is the largest container terminal in Italy so...

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Post by ChaosKin640 on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 15:38

Whichever class of container ship they would most likely transport cars on. It's not super important, as it only pertains to a minor detail in a comment that Sandro makes to Yurik, but I'd still like to be as accurate as possible in my information. So, Gioia Tauro you say...?
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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 15:59

@ChaosKin640 wrote:So, Gioia Tauro you say...?

Yes, I recommend Gioia Tauro. It's the primary container port for Italy and will likely have a role in Pactio as it is the primary import point used by the 'Ndrangheta for cocaine shipments.

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Post by Alfisti on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 17:32

@ChaosKin640 wrote:Whichever class of container ship they would most likely transport cars on. It's not super important, as it only pertains to a minor detail in a comment that Sandro makes to Yurik, but I'd still like to be as accurate as possible in my information. So, Gioia Tauro you say...?
Umm, does it have to be containers? Because if it's mass imports from Japan then a car-carrier would be the more logical choice. In that case you'll need somewhere with a RORO (roll-on roll-off) facility. I'm not sure if Gioia Tauro has one of those, but I think I saw mention that Cagliari does.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 17:41

Looking at the sat view of Gioia Tauro, I see a car storage area and a RO-RO capable dock.

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Post by ChaosKin640 on Tue 26 Apr 2011 - 19:09

Great, Gioia Tauro it is then. Thanks guys. Like I said, it's not a very important detail, but I do like to be as accurate as possible.
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Anyone remember which episode of GSG 2nd season had the fight scene with the guys in the gas masks?

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Post by Nachtsider on Tue 31 May 2011 - 6:04

Was leafing through a copy of the Geneva Conventions, when I saw the rule that officer POWs cannot be made to work. What the hell is this bull?

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Tue 31 May 2011 - 6:56

@Nachtsider wrote:Was leafing through a copy of the Geneva Conventions, when I saw the rule that officer POWs cannot be made to work. What the hell is this bull?
That provision makes it illegal to utilize captured soldiers as slave labor to support the war effort of their enemies...a la Bridge on the River Kwai.

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Post by Nachtsider on Tue 31 May 2011 - 7:48

Such a ruling strikes me as ridiculous. A POW should, like any other prisoner, be expected to be put to work. And the whole 'officers are exempt' thing leaves me scratching my head even more.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 31 May 2011 - 8:49

@Nachtsider wrote:Such a ruling strikes me as ridiculous. A POW should, like any other prisoner, be expected to be put to work. And the whole 'officers are exempt' thing leaves me scratching my head even more.

Well the GCs were written by the upper class of society and they were all officers, so... Wink

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