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Postby Gob Hobblin » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:10 pm

There are a lot of things the F35 can't do that it's being forced to do...but that won't stop us from spending billions of dollars on it anyway.

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Postby IronEvangelion » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:31 pm

Sadly, this is usually what happens when you try to make a single machine that does everything: It ends up not being particularly great at any one of those things it's designed to do.
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Postby soul.assassin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:04 am

View Original PostIronEvangelion wrote:Sadly, this is usually what happens when you try to make a single machine that does everything: It ends up not being particularly great at any one of those things it's designed to do.


Which is why Russia and China ends up ahead in the fighter business, just as the MiG-17 forced revising the Phantom and fighter tactics.

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Postby Stryker » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:16 pm

View Original PostIronEvangelion wrote:Sadly, this is usually what happens when you try to make a single machine that does everything: It ends up not being particularly great at any one of those things it's designed to do.


But I want a turret on it!

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Postby IronEvangelion » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:36 am


After watching this video, it has become clear to me that the F-35 needs to be submersible and covered in 10 inches of lead plating.
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Postby Tankred » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:24 am

View Original PostStryker wrote:Courtesy of Gob Hobblin


Fireball started it :tongue:

F-35 is bloated rubbish project with wings, we scrapped the Harriers for a fucking paper project that is probably going to be inferior to the thing it succeeds, we'd have been better off producing brand new harrier air frames instead.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:08 am

The Harrier was not a particularly good fighter to begin with, either. It did, at least, not have any aspirations beyond being a VTOL weapons platform. The F35 is just a mess, and because of it, tried and true platforms like the F18, F16, F15,and A10 are being sidelined. They need to be replaced, but tge lessons learned in designing those aircraft have been chucked out the window.
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Postby Tankred » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:34 am

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:The Harrier was not a particularly good fighter to begin with, either. It did, at least, not have any aspirations beyond being a VTOL weapons platform. The F35 is just a mess, and because of it, tried and true platforms like the F18, F16, F15,and A10 are being sidelined. They need to be replaced, but tge lessons learned in designing those aircraft have been chucked out the window.


The Harrier wasn't a particularly effective fighter but they still managed to shoot down a number of their contemporaries in the Falklands for no losses in those regards.

I don't quite know what to make of these ridiculously expensive weapon projects that we have running, the price isn't worth the production numbers.

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Postby soul.assassin » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:23 am

He ended it with a bang.

http://nypost.com/2015/07/05/man-dies-instantly-after-launching-firework-off-head/

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Postby ZapX » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:57 am

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Hopping-mad-Jack-Sexty-Bristol-man-toilet-pogo/story-26832648-detail/story.html

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Postby soul.assassin » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:48 pm

http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/8/8916599/john-smedley-lizard-squad-julius-kivimaki-convicted

From what I understand, Finnish prisons aren't the same as Sing Sing.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:31 am

A case of misplaced priorities, perhaps -- http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/man-fined-for-sedating-girlfriend-so-he-could-keep-playing-video-games-31364186.html
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Postby Ray » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:51 am

the SJWs are gonna come out of the woodwork about how "videogaymes makes you EVUL towards wimmen!" because of this.
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Postby Trajan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:34 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:the SJWs are gonna come out of the woodwork about how "videogaymes makes you EVUL towards wimmen!" because of his.


They don't really need much of an excuse to go off in my experience. It doesn't really matter what they say anymore anyways. The people who take them seriously will listen, but 90% of everyone else will just tune them out until they settle down again and go back their full time occupation of feeling sorry for themselves.

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Postby pwhodges » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:25 pm

People who make any generalisation from a single specific case (whether about video games or SJWs) are just deluding themselves.
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Postby Trajan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:33 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:People who make any generalisation from a single specific case (whether about video games or SJWs) are just deluding themselves.


In the case of SJWs, there are numerous cases and examples on social media suitable enough for me to make some generalizations on their behavior and typical thought process.

The problem with video games is the old adage of correlation implying causation. Someone who'd sedate their significant other so they would leave them alone has issues that would have been present regardless of whether they played video games or not.
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:37 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:the SJWs are gonna come out of the woodwork about how "videogaymes makes you EVUL towards wimmen!" because of this.


:ehh: Huh? The "ban vidya" types are folks like Jack Thompson and Focus on the Family and the like, not SJWs. To the extent the latter care about video games (most don't) they want to see them become more diverse and inclusive of women and minorities, not banned. You're looking at the wrong end of the ideological spectrum!
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Postby Trajan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:05 pm

Hillary Clinton among others have discussed banning violent video games before so his concerns aren't entirely unwarranted. Regardless, this really isn't the place to discuss this so I'm going to stop before we go off course here.
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