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110740 No. 110740 ID: 0c0f28 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So just finished my first week of my classes at Virginia Tech. AMA
>> No. 110741 ID: fbfadf
Big step. How's it feel?
>> No. 110742 ID: 13f512
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pic related, it's you.
>> No. 110743 ID: 0c0f28
Good. Much faster pace than community college or my first go around at a real 4 year school when I was much younger.
Only bad feel is when I look at my bank account. Have about 5k in scholarship money to be refunded back to me but according to the Bursar it could take all semester for it to get to me as I have to wait for the VA to actually pay them first. In the mean time the money is mostly already spent on Forestry tools, books, and general supplies.

I'm a great car not sold in the US due to draconian emissions laws and a skewed public perception of diesel vehicles?
Yeah it is true...

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110766 No. 110766 ID: d64ad6 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Lasers! I have read for the past few years of some new development in aircraft lasers that are proving to be effective. Something called a "liquid Laser" that can keep firing without extensive cooling and generating equipment and only weighs around 750 pounds. The Air Force wanted this installed in the new AC-130 gunship instead of the old 105mm howitzer and more recently articles have been published about how plans are underway to mount these small lasers on drones and combat vehicles. Previously, the Air Force and the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency spent billions of dollars putting a laser on the nose of the 747 jetliner that would be used to shoot down ballistic missiles, but it did not work well and the project was canceled in 2012. Air defense lasers have been tested and even fielded on warships and others are being tested.

The High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS), is a Counter-RAM system under development that will use a powerful (150 kW) laser to shoot down rockets, missiles, artillery shells and mortars. The initial system will be demonstrated from a static ground based installation, but in order to eventually be integrated on an aircraft, design requirements are maximum weight of 750 kg (1,650 lb) and maximum envelope of 2 cubic meters (70.6 feet3). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Energy_Liquid_Laser_Area_Defense_System

The Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) program was a US military program to mount a high energy laser weapon on an aircraft, initially the AC-130 gunship, for use against ground targets in urban or other areas where minimizing collateral damage is important. The laser was a 100 kilowatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL). It was expected to have a tactical range of approximately twenty kilometers and weigh about 5,000–7,000 kg. This program is distinct from the Airborne Laser, which was a much larger system designed to destroy enemy missiles in the boost phase. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Tactical_Laser
>> No. 110767 ID: d64ad6
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The Marines Want to Put Lasers on the F-35 - The Corps wants all attack planes equipped with laser weapons.
A general responsible for equipping the U.S. Marine Corps would like to put a weapon laser on pretty much every Corps aircraft, including the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. The Marines would like to take advantage of a broader push by the air services—particularly the U.S. Air Force—to deploy laser weapons by the early 2020s.

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. General Robert Walsh, commanding general of the Corps' Combat Development Command, told reporters earlier this week lasers are "where we want to go." He specifically mentioned the Marines' KC-130 Harvest Hawk tanker/gunship, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, and the AH-1Z attack helicopter.

The desire to put a weapon laser on the KC-130 Harvest Hawk dovetails nicely with the Air Force Special Operations Command's desire to put a laser on AC-130 "Ghostrider" gunships by 2020. The Air Force is first working on the defensive uses of a laser: shooting down surface to air missiles. Once the service masters self defense, it will move to develop the weapon for offensive uses. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a22677/marines-weapon-laser-f-35/
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Defense contractor General Atomics has developed a 150 kilowatt laser, the Gen 3 High Energy Laser, that is entirely self-contained in a 12-by-4-by-2-foot box. Such a system could be sled-loaded onto a AC-130 or KC-130, which would provide power for the laser. The Air Force Research Laboratory is working on an even smaller version, required to be the size of a 600 gallon fuel drop tank—also about twelve feet long, but narrower.

There are a number of advantages to laser weapons. One, is that they can be fired for pennies per shot—as opposed to a cost of $420,000 per AIM-9X Sidewinder—with power provided by the aircraft itself. Lasers are also silent and, under good weather conditions virtually invisible, making the attacking plane more difficult to detect from the ground. Finally, lasers can be used to disable rather than destroy, burning out a truck, helicopter or boat's engine and rendering it inoperable.

It's important to point out, as Breaking Defense does, that there's no money for the Marines' laser dreams. Neither is there a timetable. But weapons under development for the Air Force, which does have the money, could be rapidly assimilated by the Marines once fully developed. If the Air Force gets its gunship laser by 2020, the Marines would merely have to adapt it to their version of the C-130—a process that likely won't take long at all. Ditto for the drop tank-sized laser.
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Well... this sounds more promising since the last item I read about the guns on the F-35... in that they could not get the Gatling guns working and it would take them years to fix this problem on that money dumpster fire of an airplane.
>> No. 110770 ID: 3e9aae
Gun on the Alpha has been functional for a while now, and the Beta/Charlie gunpod was finished earlier this year.

Of course A) missiles work way better than they did in the 60s now, and B) they only carry 180 and 220 rounds respectively, which is basically a couple bursts of largely ineffective smoke and noise that's more likely to hit British/Canadian infantry instead.

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110722 No. 110722 ID: f96b90 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
After a recent incident where I was charged more than I paid because an error in understanding I decided I need a new way to fill in the tip spot. I was thinking of just writing NO TIP in large bold letters from now on.
tl;dr is $/0.00 looks like $10.00 which is understandable.
But how do you fill the Tip line in to avoid confusion, misunderstandings and even fraud?
I gave her a cash tip, but not $10 for messing up my drink order twice
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When I buy take-away and not leaving a tip, I typically write a slash through the tip line.
>> No. 110726 ID: fbfadf
You just write "cash". Jesus Christ, man.
>> No. 110729 ID: 9d2de9
So I write "cash" even when tipping with card?
Makes sense matey.
>> No. 110730 ID: fbfadf
OP specified a cash tip.
>> No. 110750 ID: 9dcda2
Slash for no tip (carry out)

"CASH" for cash tip.

$2-5 based on 20% round up.

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110539 No. 110539 ID: 960488 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Wasn't sure where to put this thread. Apologies if it needs moved.

I finally built an AR and would like to go hunting for my first time.
Any tips? If anyone in the King county area knows of an area to go for small game, either public or rentable private land, I'd be grateful to know.
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How far afield? Apparently the average hunter goes no further than 300 yards into the bush, which seems...not far at all.

I may try using the state's private land registration system, but all the old hunters advised me to go out in person to talk with the landowners in early summer.
>> No. 110669 ID: d9037b
I think the death of /meet/ kinda killed off a lot of less-coordinated get-togethers, and the Cascadian operator faction never was, uh, exceptionally cohesive.

I'd probably be down for some sort of get-together come October, though.

In terms of hunting spots? Fuck if I know, I haven't hunted anything worth noting since I came to WA myself. It's hard enough just finding good shooting spots.
>> No. 110693 ID: b18fec
I think its mostly that all the Cascadians have stopped browsing opchan for one reason or another. Everyones around the same age, so I think they petered off when everyone hit the "have a fulltime job" age, and historic drama on the chan didn't help.

That said, I don't mind hanging out with some new OPERATORS, but I don't know shit about hunting so I didn't chime in earlier. Finding time to do stuff outside of the necessary house and car maintenance on the weekend is hard, and I'm at work until late during the week. Such is the life of an arbeitmachtfreiter.
>> No. 110703 ID: 8c968b
It's not like we don't meet up still occasionally though.

I too don't know shit about hunting and I live in a different area of WA anyway.
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We do, you're right, but we're all now irl friends, not "chantards who meet up", so threads on this board don't really do much texting each other doesnt, and most of those guys don't lurk any more to see meetup threads if they were posted.

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109133 No. 109133 ID: 0ad1a2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Just got off the phone with my VSO. Apparently her boss is telling her to not submit my NOD (de novo DRO) as there is a lack of a diagnosis at the time of my C&P exams...the C&P examiners noted lack of diagnosis as they never actually reviewed my medical records. You open my medical records and you see:
flat feet, both (acquired)
scoliosis, thoracic (acquired)
ossification in right ankle tendons

Hell they even have me down for a TBI when all I did was have a corpsman bandage my head when a tool fell on it (went back to work right after, no FLASH report).

For some reason her boss feels that the NOD has no merit. VSO basically told me she would write it up and I would have to submit it myself.

I'm just sitting here like "WTF?". I was denied service connection for lack of service related diagnosis. They straight up didn't bother to read my medical records though.

How in the fuckity fuck fuck fuck is that even legal? How in the fuckity fuck fuck fuck does her boss think I wouldn't win on appeal? How in the fuckity fuck fuck fuck could I even lose the appeal when the VA has blatantly not done their job?

Anyways I'm off to eat dinner. Would appreciate any advice, commiseration, and pictures of hot females with firearms.
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>> No. 110672 ID: bf333d
>The real fraud, waste, and abuse are the services not paying the slightest bit of attention to human factors. You're footing the bill for disability payments because of their inability to plan or adhere to any kind of standard when it comes to industrial hygiene, ergonomics, etc etc

For one, I believe the US is one of the few western armies which still does fully weighted long distance ruck marches. Virtually all other western militaries no longer do that for general infantry because it eventually destroys your back and knees.

Of course, you could argue that the other countries need to man the fuck up, but it's clear quite a lot of disability payments come from that kind of injuries.
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Blank firing adapters for the M2 BMG.

The use of devices in marksmanship training programs are important factors because they may allow the gunner to get an idea of what actual combat is like. The training devices designed for the MG are the M19 blank firing attachment, the multiple integrated liner engagement system, the sighting bar, and the M3 recoil amplifier barrel used with plastic ammunition.
The M19 BFA was developed to permit the MG to fire the M1A1 blank cartridge in the automatic fire mode. The BFA is an easy to install, reliable device that allows the MG to be used more realistically during an FTX. The M19 BFA weighs 15.5 pounds and can be installed using either a crescent wrench or the blank/live round discriminator (a component of the BFA that has been designed to serve as a wrench). The design of the M19 will not allow a live round to be loaded while the blank/live round discriminator cover is in position. Normal headspace and timing must be made when firing blank rounds using the M19 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/23-65/Appb.htm
- A U.S. Army Soldier with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division sits behind a Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun fitted with a blank firing adapter during Combined Resolve V on Oct. 27, 2015 in Hohenfels, Germany.
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A Ranger fires a .50 cal M2 machine gun, fitted with a blank firing adapter mounted, on the rollbars of a Ranger Special Operations Vehicle.
The Ranger SOV is a modified Land Rover 4x4 that can be readily transported by cargo planes and helicopters such as the MH-47 Chinooks flown by the 160th SOAR
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US M2 mounting an AN/TVS-5 Crewed Night Sight, blank adapter, and loaded with blanks.
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110575 No. 110575 ID: 22c903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
any history buffs here that can weight in on this?

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>> No. 110601 ID: fbfadf
Oh holy shit, please tell me we are archiving this thread.
>> No. 110602 ID: 5c87e8
Senseless could easily have been described as the Frank Burns of opchan long ago, but this is a classic episode for sure.
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Not Islam specifically but it was once known as "the star of Damascus" and was a common proofmark on swords for a while due to it's association with Damascus steel.

The problem with associating simple geometric shapes to any one thing is they tend to be used for a lot of things by a lot of people over long periods of time. In other words, they're memes.
>> No. 110658 ID: 49e1e2
>Sneaky sees talisman of saturn
>gets excited
>doesnt click link
>thread is about jews
Well... that somehow went exactly how I expected it to.
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110612 No. 110612 ID: 26e921 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In psychology a person who has a martyr complex, sometimes associated with the term victim complex, desires the feeling of being a martyr for his/her own sake, seeking out suffering or persecution because it either feeds a psychological need, or a desire to avoid responsibility.

In some cases, this results from the belief that the martyr has been singled out for persecution because of exceptional ability or integrity. Theologian Paul Johnson considers such beliefs a topic of concern for the mental health of clergy. Other martyr complexes involve willful suffering in the name of love or duty. This has been observed in women, especially in poor families, as well as in codependent or abusive relationships.

The desire for martyrdom is sometimes considered a form of masochism. Allan Berger, however, described it as one of several patterns of "pain/suffering seeking behavior", including asceticism and penance.

>muh nazis
>muh gray
>that feel when i feel ur pain /b/ro
>> No. 110652 ID: 025354
  its only cool when they do it

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110514 No. 110514 ID: 13f512 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I apologize, but captcha is back for a while. Lots of spam in the past few days for some reason. If you haven't seen any of it, thank a mod.
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>> No. 110569 ID: 13f512

Yeah, they are persistent. Someone is trying very hard as they are changing their mode of attack every time we block them.
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true or not OPERATORS?

recaptcha (google) is including algorithmically generated pictures among authentic photographs in its captcha challenge photos. this is essentially an exercise in training the millions (billions?) of eyes coerced into interfacing with cuckflare/recuckcha to blur the distinction between shopped pictures and real photos to aid in a future coup.

after subconsciously "okaying" shopped images and associating them with actual reality, its no different in principle than being hammered with propaganda - if it is done with any frequency to speak of - and just like propaganda the aim is to proffer non-critical thinking-and-resistance among the populace.
>> No. 110619 ID: 278cbe
>blur the distinction between shopped pictures and real photos to aid in a future coup
As if there's a noticable difference really. You have your own two eyes to believe what you see and that is about it - you are never safe from deception.
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>> No. 110621 ID: 805cac
This is an ongoing issue on a number of different imageboards. If you were a dues paying member of the imageboard moderator union with established credentials then you would have access other people's data on this issue and it would be making your life a lot easier right now.

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110532 No. 110532 ID: 7b8204 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
You wake up one day and find out that handguns are now banned in America. The Supreme Court has reversed its earlier precedent and upheld the ban. You have 30 days to turn in all your handguns. If you do not and you are found out, you will be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
>I can just keep them in secret
You can, but if you ever use a handgun in self defense and call the police, they'll know you had a handgun, and that means prison for you.
There are not enough people willing to fight a revolution. Most of the people are too complacent to do anything about the government.
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If they are going to ban all pistols in this scenario, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives is probably not going to issue any approval or permits for short-barreled rifles (a rifle with a barrel shorter than 16″ or smaller than 26″ overall length) or machine-guns. Or probably not even tax stamps for suppressors or anything else restricted in the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 or the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968. My black powder pistols are probably banned in this scenario as well.
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BCM Upper and Lower
Geissele SSA trigger group.
Gunfighter stock.
Steel CH with extended latch.
Ergo grip.
Lancer two-piece magwell.
Daniel Defense rail system.
LMT rear and front fixed iron sights.
Aimpoint T1 optic.
Tango down picatinny VFG.
Pressure switch
Surefire M620P Fury Scout Light Rail-Mountable LED WeaponLight
Surefire SOCOM 5.56 suppressor
Surefure 5.56 Muzzle Brake
Blue Force Gear Vickers Padded Sling https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_51/345370_.html&page=79
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People can really get into assembling these guns from kits, components and accessories. How much would something like this cost?
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Here's the M4gery showing her Surefire 5.56 muzzle brake.
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>Commit crime, turn in gun, absolved of crime?
If the crime would be "having a gun" (you found it in a ditch) then it is exactly right. Circumstances do apply there, if you are caught and the evidence points that you possessed it for considerable time, you may as well be found guilty.

>But who watches the watchmen?
You have asked the ultimate question, better avoid doing that in the future.

>That's never been done, and the precedent is that it will never be done, so...
Inevitable things called that because they happen in the end, not in the beginning. Better luck next time.

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