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Current Events / Re: Another Super Virus from China
« Last post by The_Admiral on Today at 05:42:12 AM »
No Worries. Admiral Nimitz is here for our Chinese fans  :peace:



(made a special announcement for our Chinese audience... The text in Chinese is just a simple reminder of basic security measures to take btw)

On another note though, beyond the grim situation of course, it's highly dangerous for it's new and it can spread on unprepared population, but as you might know, it obviously pales in result so far to the normal, seasonal flu that kills people in hundreds every week in China and elsewhere. Does it warrant all the fuss about being careful & thoughtful regarding the risks? Absolutely. Is it a good reason to panic? Well, I don't think so.

What's good with a virus is that everybody can die of it, politicians included - and I would say, politicians especially, considering their age category. So, yeah, everybody's hard at work. For the rest, let's notfall victim to conspiracy theories, at least for now - it is true that Occam's razor's blade is much more of a relative concept as it supposedly stands for, but the fight is on. There will be ample time to point fingers later.
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Current Events / Re: Another Super Virus from China
« Last post by JasonPratt on Yesterday at 10:14:07 PM »
Apparently carried by bats; such as the bats fried up (alive) and eaten in an area market of the outbreak.  L:-)

To be more specific, the virus seems to have mutated from a virus found in bats and an "unknown origin" virus. Just happens to be a level 4 biohazard lab in that area, too. Could be totally coincidental.
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Current Events / Re: Another Super Virus from China
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:13:40 PM »
Play up while you can Brother Grogs. Our Viral Overlords approach.
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Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: Antikythera device
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 05:58:52 PM »
Very cool.  O0
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Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: Antikythera device
« Last post by Gusington on Yesterday at 12:52:17 PM »
 :o holy crap
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Enigmas of the Mystical / Antikythera device
« Last post by besilarius on Yesterday at 12:05:52 PM »
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Music, TV, Movies / Re: 1917
« Last post by JasonPratt on Yesterday at 11:45:17 AM »
Screen Rant's content can vary in quality a lot, but this mini-doc shows a lot of behind the scenes as incidental footage (and isn't a bad mini-doc).

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Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Last post by Gusington on Yesterday at 11:22:47 AM »
I had a TI99/4a computer when I was about 8 or 9 years old and used to manually type in games I would get from magazines. I can still remember that new computer smell.
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Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Last post by besilarius on Yesterday at 11:11:07 AM »
Electricity is so tricky.
There was an AN/SPS-29 air search radar on the Manley (DD-940).
That sucker had a pulse width of 2,000 yards and a range of something  like 120 nautical miles.  To get these numbers, it had a liquid capacitor that was the size of a huge walk in closet.
There were horror stories of Electronic Technicians being fried if they didn't ground the capacitor properly before conducting preventive maintenance.
Manley didn't have a helo deck, but had a large flat surface on the second deck.  When there was a helo transfer, one of the whip antennas had to be cranked down to lay flat.  Unfortunately, the deck apes would chin themselves on the end.
This could damage the antenna, and the boatswain mates were told to stop, but it was like candy in front of a toddler.
One of the ETs made a sign, "WARNING, One Million Ohms!  Touch at your own risk."
Worked like a charm.
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