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Post by Il Direttore on Fri 19 Apr 2013 - 18:04

Professor Voodoo wrote:I was in New York City on Monday (the day of the Boston bombing) and what surprised me was how little increased security there seemed to be. There's always a lot of Police & security around landmarks and transport hubs but nobody was checking cars or bags at all. I sat in a car parked (illegally ) in front of the New York State Supreme Court for 15 minutes and nobody even looked twice at me.

The only indication I got that something wrong up came at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, where I heard one Police officer ask another "You heard the news, right?"
Even the MARSEC level aboard the ferry was at its lowest tier.

To be fair, NYC is not Boston.

My friend from Jersey says: "Also, the amount that people in New York City don't care is fantastically high."

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Post by Il Direttore on Fri 19 Apr 2013 - 20:53


And now we wait for the details. Damn, this is going to be tense.

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Post by Awinnell on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 19:15

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horrifying crash at Bagram airfield, a Civilian cargo plane carrying 5 military vehicles suffered a load shift resulting in a stall and crash

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 19:59

It was a former Air France 747-400 converted to a freighter and operated by National Air Cargo. All 7 aboard (4 pilots, 2 mechanics and 1 loadmaster) were killed on impact.

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Post by Officer_Charon on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 20:15

Amazing that the guy was able to stop the tail slide at all.... damned shame he didn't have more room to work with...

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Post by Il Direttore on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 23:11

Awinnell wrote:[youtube][/youtube]
horrifying crash at Bagram airfield, a Civilian cargo plane carrying 5 military vehicles suffered a load shift resulting in a stall and crash

Jesus Christ, that's horrifying. Anyone know why it was going so slow at the beginning? Had the load just shifted at that point?

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Post by tremec6speed on Wed 1 May 2013 - 0:03

That is so tragic, so sad.

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Post by Nachtsider on Wed 1 May 2013 - 1:15

Some loadmaster's head will be on the chopping block very soon. You can bet your boots it will.

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Wed 1 May 2013 - 2:39

El Conservatore wrote: Anyone know why it was going so slow at the beginning?
I dare say it's just an optical illusion because of perspective. A 747 needs about 200mph ground speed before it can even lift off.
Nachtsider wrote:Some loadmaster's head will be on the chopping block very soon.
A bit late for that. According to what Kisk said he was one of the 7 killed.

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Post by Awinnell on Wed 1 May 2013 - 6:21

A lot of people on Youtube have also commented on how little reaction the guy in the 4x4 makes , a single solitary Fuck !

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Post by JameyoftheMegacosmos on Tue 7 May 2013 - 7:54

Well, it looks like we'll have oursevles an army of our favorite cyborgs one day by human hands.

Take a look at how prople can make their own guns now!

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/may/06/3d-printable-guns-cody-wilson

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Post by Il Direttore on Tue 7 May 2013 - 12:48

JameyoftheMegacosmos wrote:Well, it looks like we'll have oursevles an army of our favorite cyborgs one day by human hands.

Take a look at how prople can make their own guns now!

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/may/06/3d-printable-guns-cody-wilson

Now see, I'd be interested in the ballistics involved with a polymer barrel and breech. Because last I checked, that shit exploded under the pressures involved in firing a bullet.

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Post by Awinnell on Tue 7 May 2013 - 17:16

El Conservatore wrote:
JameyoftheMegacosmos wrote:Well, it looks like we'll have oursevles an army of our favorite cyborgs one day by human hands.

Take a look at how prople can make their own guns now!

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/may/06/3d-printable-guns-cody-wilson

Now see, I'd be interested in the ballistics involved with a polymer barrel and breech. Because last I checked, that shit exploded under the pressures involved in firing a bullet.
the barrels a half inch thick and it's a one shot deal

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Post by Il Direttore on Tue 7 May 2013 - 17:18

Awinnell wrote:
El Conservatore wrote:
JameyoftheMegacosmos wrote:Well, it looks like we'll have oursevles an army of our favorite cyborgs one day by human hands.

Take a look at how prople can make their own guns now!

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2013/may/06/3d-printable-guns-cody-wilson

Now see, I'd be interested in the ballistics involved with a polymer barrel and breech. Because last I checked, that shit exploded under the pressures involved in firing a bullet.
the barrels a half inch thick and it's a one shot deal

....the usefulness of such a weapon seems questionable then. Unless you manufactured the bullet IN the barrel and had the grip be reusable, and then just ejected the entire breech+barrel.

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Post by JameyoftheMegacosmos on Tue 7 May 2013 - 19:47

Well then, ou could just replace the printed barrel with a more metallic one after completion (and other components that break easily) and it would then be one powerful machine as good as an original gun.

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Post by Il Direttore on Wed 8 May 2013 - 9:58

Well then I'd just buy a proper all metal forged steel handgun, because I do NOT trust polymer components to hold up to repeated heat and pressure of that magnitude.

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Post by Awinnell on Wed 8 May 2013 - 17:09

El Conservatore wrote:Well then I'd just buy a proper all metal forged steel handgun, because I do NOT trust polymer components to hold up to repeated heat and pressure of that magnitude.
especially as the printer cost between six to eight thousand, the guy who made this gun named it after a WWII assassination weapon, unlike the original liberator you can't easily reload this one so in fact it is worse than a 70 year old mass produced piece of crap weapon the sole reason for which was to kill an enemy soldier and get a decent gun off him !

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Post by Officer_Charon on Wed 8 May 2013 - 17:13

It'd make for an easy to smuggle prison weapon, however. Given the ease that they can make their own INSIDE prison, getting one of these sent in and hiding it from searches (no metal parts = no problem) will be a breeze.

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Post by Il Direttore on Wed 8 May 2013 - 19:56

Officer_Charon wrote:It'd make for an easy to smuggle prison weapon, however. Given the ease that they can make their own INSIDE prison, getting one of these sent in and hiding it from searches (no metal parts = no problem) will be a breeze.

Yeah, but the bit where the prisoner's hand is blown off from the exploding plastic shell will make your job easier. Plenty of DNA evidence to pin the perp, right?

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Post by Il Direttore on Wed 26 Jun 2013 - 11:18

So, we've got DOMA and Proposition Eight struck down.

...I say, prepare for people to be really really happy, followed by strong conservative backlash, and massive flamewars/arguments/possibly riots.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 26 Jun 2013 - 11:22

Well they did get the Supreme Court to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act, so they can use that to deny homosexuals the right to vote and work to reverse those gains. W\'ever

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Post by Il Direttore on Wed 26 Jun 2013 - 12:15

Kiskaloo wrote:Well they did get the Supreme Court to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act, so they can use that to deny homosexuals the right to vote and work to reverse those gains. W\'ever
So as I say: rioting.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Sun 7 Jul 2013 - 19:02

I don't follow tennis, but this has to have been one of the greatest Wimbeldon events in history considering all the upsets and historic moments.

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Post by MP5 on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 0:20

Kiskaloo wrote:It's a boy.

 Related:
 

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MP5 wrote:
Kiskaloo wrote:It's a boy.

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 Oh, God! I nearly spat cake all over the place seeing this! ROTFL

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Post by Nachtsider on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 5:52

To equate Harry with Scar is doing Harry a serious disservice, really. Dude is chill as can be; the kind of guy I'd like to hang out with and have a drink with at the pub.

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Post by Il Direttore on Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 16:36

Interesting thoughts in this article. 

http://www.npr.org/2013/07/28/206231873/who-spies-more-the-united-states-or-europe

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Post by Kiskaloo on Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 17:47

CCTV cameras are so prevalent in major UK cities that "Big Brother" really is watching you. sweat
 
 
 
The article does have a point that government surveillance within the EU is more reactive - if they think you are doing something wrong, they will start watching you. So they look at what you are doing.

In the US, it's more proactive - programs like Carnivore, PRISM and Echelon pretty much are designed to collect information in general, which can then be reviewed at a later date if a "person of interest" is identified to see what they were doing.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 11:19

Great opening segment from last night's The Daily Show on how US and Australian elections are similar:

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Post by Awinnell on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 12:29

Kiskaloo wrote:Great opening segment from last night's The Daily Show on how US and Australian elections are similar:
 This video only plays in the US, the sooner this sort of restriction gets lifted the better !

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 13:48

Awinnell wrote:
Kiskaloo wrote:Great opening segment from last night's The Daily Show on how US and Australian elections are similar:
 This video only plays in the US, the sooner this sort of restriction gets lifted the better !
Figures. W\'ever 

In a nutshell, they were commenting on how the US presidential election season is kicking off now, over three full years before the official Election Day whereas in Australia, the sitting PM just called for a new election in four weeks. They also noted how Australia has their own counterparts to recent Republican and Democratic candidates including:

"The Rick Perry 'I Can't Remember My Own Platform' Candidate": Liberal Party candidate Jaymes Diaz, who could not even remember one of his party's six point plan to stop the immigration of Boat People.

"The Sarah Palin 'I'm an Underinformed, Right-Wing Woman Thrust Into a National Spotlight I'm Not Only Unprepared for, but at Times Seem to Barely Comprehend" Candidate": One Nation candidate Stephanie Banister. Well, I should note it's "former" One Nation candidate since, in true Sarah Palin fashion, she quit her job - in this case, one she didn't even have yet. Very Happy

"The Anthony Weiner "I Sent A Picture of My Wiener" Candidate": Queensland MP Peter Dowling (kudos to SEVEN's lead-in of the story: "Member Exposed").

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Post by Awinnell on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 14:24

LOL ! so pretty much the same as everywhere else then, whoever you vote for you end up with the Government !

basically a lot of people who enjoy the power,  the perks it brings and are barely interested in rocking the boat unless they get something out of it !

Mind you the UK's voting age population couldn't care less as you can't really tell one bunch of Private schoolboys/and a few girls apart from the other !

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Post by Alfisti on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 22:11

I dunno, part of me wants to like Peter Dowling more now as a return to old-school Australian politics of the PM Bob "I'm so drunk I'm going to fall into this goldfish pond and hold the world record for fastest drinking of a yard glass" Hawke variety.

Either way, it's going to be another election which is a case of voting for who I dislike the least rather than like the most.

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Post by Alfisti on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 4:17

Election coming up... this has been making the rounds to remind people which country they live in. I found it mildly amusing.


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Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 30 Aug 2013 - 11:09


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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 12 Sep 2013 - 21:07

After reviewing the data for over a year, scientists now have conclusively decided that on 25 August 2012 the Voyager 1 probe officially exited the Solar System and entered interstellar space.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153

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Post by ElfenMagix on Thu 12 Sep 2013 - 21:45

One day we will catch up to V-GER...

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Re: The World News Thread

Post by Alfisti on Fri 20 Sep 2013 - 4:04

Here's a bit on salvaging the Costa Concordia:



Seriously: marine jobs I would quite like to have been involved in.

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Post by A Kool Poptart on Fri 20 Sep 2013 - 7:37

Syrian PM says that a cease fire may be coming soon to the country:
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/19/syrian-deputy-pmsaysceasefireapossibility.html

Fukushima gets hit by a 5.9 earthquake. No damages have been reported. PM requests that they work to shut down the remaining reactors and scrap the plant.
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/19/earthquake-strikesfukushimajapanpmcallstoscrapreactors.html

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Post by Alfisti on Wed 9 Oct 2013 - 4:27

Well known Australian hitman, serial killer and children's author Mark "Chopper" Read died today at 58 of liver cancer. He's remembered as being "charming, witty, intelligent and potentially very dangerous".

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Post by PolosElite23 on Wed 9 Oct 2013 - 8:42

Alfisti wrote:Well known Australian hitman, serial killer and children's author Mark "Chopper" Read died today at 58 of liver cancer. He's remembered as being "charming, witty, intelligent and potentially very dangerous".
Well that is...interesting...A serial killer and a children's author? Sounds like something out of a novel.

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Post by Il Direttore on Wed 9 Oct 2013 - 8:47

PolosElite23 wrote:
Alfisti wrote:Well known Australian hitman, serial killer and children's author Mark "Chopper" Read died today at 58 of liver cancer. He's remembered as being "charming, witty, intelligent and potentially very dangerous".
Well that is...interesting...A serial killer and a children's author? Sounds like something out of a novel.
Ironically enough....

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Post by ElfenMagix on Sat 12 Oct 2013 - 22:31

Baby Hope finally has a name! Angelica Castillo, born in 1987, making her 4 years old in 1991 when she was found dead in a beer cooler...

And Conrado Juarez, her cousin who is now 52 years old, was arrested for sexually assaulting and killing her.

Personal Rant: He should be doused with gasoline and set on fire. Damn sicko does not deserve to live, especially since he had 22 years Baby Hope, Angelica Castillo, did not have. She would have been 26 if she would have lived. Excuse me, I'm going to beat up a wall with my fists.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Baby-Hope-Case-Cooler-Angelica-Father-Washington-Heights--227522511.html

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Post by PolosElite23 on Wed 6 Nov 2013 - 16:22


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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 20 Nov 2013 - 16:04

Would have been funny if it had been true - the original award was set aside and the retrial just went to the jury yesterday. Smile

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Post by Robert Frazer on Wed 20 Nov 2013 - 16:13

Alas, it's a hoax. Certainly good fun, though.

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Post by PolosElite23 on Wed 20 Nov 2013 - 17:53

What? Noooo! Hissy fit 

Pez is sad....

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Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 0:19

Scientists have discovered the first venomous crustacean.

It lives in Australia, of course. 

...ugh. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24625424

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Post by Awinnell on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 0:54

Nelson Mandela has passed away, he leaves a great legacy behind ,God bless him, I would say rest in peace but his family was arguing over his proposed burial site before he passed away !

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Post by Kiskaloo on Sun 8 Dec 2013 - 13:57

One of the benefits of being the only SuperPower is that you don't need to be subtle.




The logo for the latest intelligence satellite.

...ugh.

As for the 2012 mission patches, the three dragons one for the previous mission (NROL-38) was cool.

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Post by Alfisti on Sun 8 Dec 2013 - 16:42

Kiskaloo wrote:One of the benefits of being the only SuperPower is that you don't need to be subtle.




The logo for the latest intelligence satellite.
Someone was just having Bond Villain fantasies when they came up with that weren't they?

Other people do have those right...

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Post by Thescarredman on Sun 8 Dec 2013 - 16:58

The scariest part of that is, I don't know if that's a joke ... and I'm scared to ask.
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Post by Kiskaloo on Sun 8 Dec 2013 - 18:11

Thescarredman wrote:The scariest part of that is, I don't know if that's a joke ... and I'm scared to ask.
It's not a joke. NROL-39 / USA-247 is a Topaz series radar imaging satellite.

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Post by Alfisti on Mon 9 Dec 2013 - 3:20

Kiskaloo wrote:
Thescarredman wrote:The scariest part of that is, I don't know if that's a joke ... and I'm scared to ask.
It's not a joke. NROL-39 / USA-247 is a Topaz series radar imaging satellite.
All I can say is that someone had better be playing the Space March for the launch.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 9 Dec 2013 - 10:32

Alfisti wrote:
Kiskaloo wrote:
Thescarredman wrote:The scariest part of that is, I don't know if that's a joke ... and I'm scared to ask.
It's not a joke. NROL-39 / USA-247 is a Topaz series radar imaging satellite.
All I can say is that someone had better be playing the Space March for the launch.

I just think it's cool we've named our latest generation of reconnaissance satellites after the title of Alfred Hitchcock's great spy film.  Good

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