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« Reply #1185 on: January 20, 2016, 01:41:49 PM »
^....neither is 'geek............
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« Reply #1186 on: January 20, 2016, 01:52:25 PM »
^....neither is 'geek............

Heh. I just realized that he was looking at the chart. My mind was elsewhere when I responded to his post.
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« Reply #1187 on: January 20, 2016, 01:58:46 PM »
fkng useless!!  :D

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« Reply #1188 on: January 20, 2016, 05:11:19 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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« Reply #1189 on: January 20, 2016, 05:22:57 PM »
Almost as big as a Chinese Coast Guard cutter.
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« Reply #1190 on: January 20, 2016, 05:58:06 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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« Reply #1191 on: January 23, 2016, 08:34:52 AM »
The Tillman Battleship boondoggle.
These "maximum" BBs were derailed by the Washington Treaty.
http://myplace.frontier.com/~wellsbrothers/Battleships/TillmanBB.html
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« Reply #1192 on: January 23, 2016, 08:50:32 AM »
Interesting article. The Tillmans sound like the battleship equivalent of the Neubaufahrzeuge panzers or the Soviet T-35, both dead-end designs.

Those 6-gun turrets would have been spectacular to see, even a full broadside would have probably been out of the question for structural integrity reasons.
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« Reply #1193 on: January 23, 2016, 10:17:20 AM »


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« Reply #1194 on: January 23, 2016, 10:20:46 AM »
Remember, the Captain's name is James Kirk. I can just imagine the bridge chatter, "Captain, thair be whales here!".
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« Reply #1195 on: January 23, 2016, 10:26:56 AM »
Remember, the Captain's name is James Kirk. I can just imagine the bridge chatter, "Captain, thair be whales here!".

I had forgotten that! Sooooo many bad Trek lines to be made here!
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« Reply #1196 on: January 27, 2016, 05:49:24 AM »
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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« Reply #1197 on: January 27, 2016, 09:54:29 AM »
Quote
USS Missouri fires a salvo of 16-inch shells from turret 2 while bombarding Chongjin, North Korea, in an effort to cut enemy communications, October 1950.

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« Reply #1198 on: January 27, 2016, 09:57:03 AM »


"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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« Reply #1199 on: January 27, 2016, 10:10:24 AM »
Slava class cruiser in dry dock

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus