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Books & Reading / Re: What are we reading?
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 11:50:55 AM »
I have 1000s of books. As I post what I read, feel free to pipe up if it's something you want.
^Absolutely. But I am biased. I fell in love with the A-10 growing up. I don't understand why the powers that be would want to 'go in light.' The A-10 is the perfect flying gun!
Computer Wargaming / Re: Hey Flight Simmers...
« Last post by Crazy Girl on Today at 11:26:07 AM »
This is how I feel...
P3D is not bad, it used to be Microsoft Flight Simulator, now maintained by Lockheed Martin; it's a big debate, but X-Plane is usually known to have more realistic aircraft models. I prefer X-Plane myself, as it also works on the Mac. Macs are better for everything.
Not sure if that helps. Sorry if it doesn't.
Organizations and Equipment / Re: ID this Ship?
« Last post by steve58 on Today at 11:17:25 AM »
USNS Choctaw County. Its a Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport.

interesting ship/class.  Thanks  O0
try as they might i have never seen any convincing evidence that getting warmer is a bad thing. The planet has always righted itself---wether it be a huge sunspot of asteroid strike--which BTW spews far more into the atmosphere than we ever come close to- the planet always rights itself.

No doubt the planet always rights itself, but a strike by a massive asteroid would still be bad for us. If sea level rises by several feet, it would be bad for a lot of people. The planet may not care all that much but a good chunk of humanity would.

Oceans rising is another area they get it all wrong.

one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change. And the uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.

Despite fluctuations down as well as up, "the sea is not rising," he says. "It hasn't risen in 50 years." If there is any rise this century it will "not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm". And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by
Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about.

Remember the IPCC has lowered it's predictions down 5 times. It's first mirroring the rediculous predictions of Al Gore with 100ft rises flooding England and New York--in 2001 the IPCC projected a sea rise of 2 millimeters per year, and the 2007 report  called for up to 1.9 feet of sea-level-rise by century's end. The IPCC has slashed its global-warming predictions, implicitly rejecting the models on which it once so heavily and imprudently relied since after 30 years the data is in. there is no 3x feedback. And all evidence show "the deniers' correct in their dampening theory. Of the 800 odd climate models only a handful don't use this 3x feedback and the fanatics never never ever use the data reached by those handful. but alas it's clear. Sea levels have been flat for 50 years. Global warming well over a decade. Local sea levels can be pointed to for ups and downs but that's something totally outside "the Climate Change' argument.

They could always put the A-10 back into production.  Save a lot of development costs. 
Wargaming / Re: Star Wars: Rebellion
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Today at 10:56:25 AM »
Thanks  O0

My daughter is playing the rebels and I have to be honest, doing a better job than the rebel player in that game - though we are 3 turns in, haven't engaged in combat yet AND been playing wrong (when she activates a system, she's been putting a Loyalty marker down - giving her more units each "even" turn).

She might be a bit disheartened when she finds out how carefully tactical she has to be - she likes battles  ;D
I set up a battle between the Canucks and the SS at Capriquet airfield.  Bloody vicious map.  Lots of open terrain and clear LOS.  Shermans don't hold up well against StuGs and 75mm AT guns.
Wargaming / Re: Star Wars: Rebellion
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Today at 10:27:35 AM »
It's supposed to be asymmetrical.  You've got to husband your units until you've built enough to do some hit and run raids against weaker systems.   The main thing is that, beyond the starting leaders, Rebel heroes tend to be much more capable than the Imperial ones.  Use them to conduct missions that get you closer to being able to play objective cards and which tie down Imperial units by forcing the Empire to respond to your missions by playing one of their leaders in a system with a lot of Imperial units so they can't move.  And remember if the Impies get too close to your base, you've always got access to the card that lets you relocate to another planet.   
Computer Wargaming / Re: Desert War 1940-43
« Last post by MiguelST on Today at 09:59:43 AM »
Beta is now open.
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