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111343 No. 111343 ID: d7e6b8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
https://www.wired.com/story/lockheed-martin-fighter-jets-lasers/

So apparently we effectively own the airspace of the globe if we so choose.

Thanks for playing guys.

It could get even more awesome when everyone else gets them too. Gun level dog fighting will be a serious thing again!
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>>111366
So the 2009 lasers are out. That was the game changer, no more chemicals.

These are solid-state lasers, which run on electricity only.

Power plant is up, lasers up.
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I see you.
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There is no sanctuary in the void, only death.
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>>111369
oh, defense contractors are telling us it's going to be a great deal for the taxpayer, that changes everything. its funny/pathetic to see how easily fooled some dreamy eyed retard who thinks hes smart is.
>it worth it cause i saw it in star wars and it's neat-o
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eaaa the missile gap the missile gap won't somebody please think of it


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111298 No. 111298 ID: 4ce89f hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Id always known that the Opchan mail account I got years back was a liability. That sooner or later, whether it was Serv it someone else, will try to access these linked accounts.

Got a failed sign in attempt a little while back from Covington, KY, on an old account havent used in years. I know its one of you. I know it is because no one would otherwise even know that account existed. Only someone who had a list of accounts linked to opchan would have seen that account.

Its too late, ive burnt it to the ground fucker; theres nothing left to see.
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>> No. 111313 ID: 7326e1
>>111298
opchan died years ago dude
this board is only kept alive to serve as a backup for gamergate in case /pol/ or 8ch both go down
>> No. 111338 ID: d712ee
I guess this is as good of a place as any:

My opchan account got disabled last month, looks like it got compromised and used to send spam. I actually do use it still for GB and stuff, so having it work would be nice, but google requires the admin to reenable it.

Jedi halp?
>> No. 111339 ID: a083c4
>>111338

email me an alternate email address so I can send you a recovery link
>> No. 111367 ID: 0adccc
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>>111339
Sent you an email on the 27th, should contain "tactikool" in title, not sure if you've seen it. Thanks 4 help.
>> No. 111373 ID: a083c4
>>111367

Sent you a reset link. I see your account has like 17GB of shit in it so... probably got pumped full of hot steamy spam.


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111295 No. 111295 ID: 5f39e8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Anyone here mine crypto-coins?

Got started last month. Figured I would give it a try as I never turn off my gaming rig (well...piss poor gaming rig...see specs at end) and with classes I find myself not really gaming.

Electricity in my neck of the woods is ~$0.10 a kwhr. If the price of the coin I am mining doesn't go up I can net maybe $40-70 profit over a year. Probably closer to $40 as my DSL connection is shit and there is no other option besides satellite in my neck of the woods (That might even go away. The phone company here has a county government protected monopoly that they insist is not a monopoly but a CoOp...). I don't know if I care if I make a real profit though. Hell I'm thinking of building a dedicated GPU mining rig at, most likely, a net loss, sometime next year.

I'm not going to shill what I am mining but would like to know if any of you all are mining as well. If you would like to shill your coin feel free.

Specs:
AMD X4 880k (FM2+)
mini-itx mobo
16gb DDR3
Zotac 1060 3gb "mini" w/memory overclock

Getting ~550h/s
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>> No. 111306 ID: 3e1d99
>>111301
He claims no server money went into that particular bit of dumbassery. Instead he said he took out an unsecured loan to fund it.

Iirc he barely broke even after selling off the hardware.
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Bah! Why not mine for something useful? Like molybdenum (used in the production of high-strength superalloys) or rare earths like yttrium (used in superconductors and atomic batteries). The mining of rare-earth minerals was at one time dominated by the United States, but the People's Republic of China has since come to dominate the market. China's rare earth industry makes up 97 percent of rare mineral trade worldwide and if they force an embargo, the industrial nations would be burdened by the great needs of these minerals.
>> No. 111309 ID: da39fa
>>111306
He did not break even after selling the hardware. He lost at least several hundred dollars in the venture. It's been so long I don't remember the exact figures but I believe his net losses were at least a grand.
>> No. 111310 ID: f3d226
>>111307
According to google you can buy 1oz bars of it. Actually you can get 1oz bars of nearly the entire, mostly stable, periodic table...that might just be something cool to do!

>Hey what did your great uncle leave you?
>A trunk full of random hunks of metal...

>>111306
He would have been better off stealing server money. No interest payments that way.

>>111309
Was it a bitcoin miner?
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If you're really doing this shit, I unironically recommend dogecoin.


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111178 No. 111178 ID: 241b9d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Post best Halloween costumes.
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>> No. 111204 ID: 8c968b
Not going to post pics but I was a thief class adventurer, and my wife was a mimic. She made a chest out of a cardboard box (and she is tiny enough to be able to get entirely inside and close the lid). The lid is the best part, in my opinion, since she used strips of cardboard like planks to construct it.
>> No. 111205 ID: 8c968b
Two years ago I was a VC. It was just for a party though. I didn't want to give anyone flashbacks on the street. Had my SKS and everything. Which is probably slightly autismal.
>> No. 111206 ID: 3e9aae
>>111205
>Two years ago I was a VC.

Hey now there's a idea. Suit coat with polo shirt, big fake gold watch, copy of Wired or something, LED screen on your back that displays random "Learn how one company is DISRUPTING french poodle grooming with THE CLOUD!" messages and other buzzwords
>> No. 111222 ID: df12a0
>>111178
clevergirl.jpg
>>111195
YES.
>> No. 111289 ID: 85023b
>>111195
Did the Blain outfit include a pack of Red Man? It's an incomplete costume unless you're a God Damned sexual tyrannosaurus.


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111155 No. 111155 ID: d7e6b8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>The U.S. government has broadened an interpretation of which citizens can be subject to physical or digital surveillance to include “homegrown violent extremists,” according to official documents seen by Reuters.

>The change last year to a Department of Defense manual on procedures governing its intelligence activities was made possible by a decades-old presidential executive order, bypassing congressional and court review.

>The new manual, released in August 2016, now permits the collection of information about Americans for counterintelligence purposes “when no specific connection to foreign terrorist(s) has been established,” according to training slides created last year by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-surveillance-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-widens-surveillance-to-include-homegrown-violent-extremists-documents-idUSKBN1CU1H6

Welcome to the list folks.
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>>111220
Just fly in an AWACS and shoot down all targets via space lasers.

>these days even a third world shithole could produce high tech bullshit from off the shelf components

In other words. We even as a non-third world nation are not fully there yet, and you can't snag this part at home depot either.
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We do not currently (acknowledged) have railgun launched Mach 6 ramjet drones or space lasers to fight on the battlefield, but what seems to be getting the job done (killing peasant morons in the Middle East with scant air defenses) on a budget is the Reaper drone. The F-35 was reported to replace CAS-smashers like the venerable A-10 Warthog, but this was a fantasy and the service life was further extended (even though many need lots of maintenance like new wings and fixing fuselage cracks) to around 2022. The A-10 may well be replaced by drones...
Reaper Drones: The New Close Air Support Weapon May 10, 2017 https://breakingdefense.com/2017/05/reaper-drones-the-new-close-air-support-weapon/
The Reaper has grown into a key Close Air Support (CAS) tool for the US military and should not be viewed primarily as an Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) asset. ...Another factor to take into account with so-called fast-mover aircraft like F-16s, F-18s, B-1s, B-2s and F-15s is that the enemy can hear them coming. The enemy often scatters when they hear the roar of an approaching fighter or bomber, which can be extremely useful. With an MQ-9, “they don’t know we’re there.” That can be useful if the goal of a mission is to kill particular personnel or to wipe out an enemy position — less so if the goal is to scare them off without striking, as was often the case in Afghanistan because of restrictive rules of engagement.
In Libya, more than 70 percent of the Reaper strikes were “danger-close” CAS missions, where exquisitely accurate targeting and the lowest amount of collateral damage possible were key. Hellfire missiles, originally designed to be used by attack helicopters, have smaller warheads than bombs and can be carefully guided during a strike to avoid destroying a building.
“We dropped 100s of Hellfires and handed that city back to the Libyans intact because we were using highly accurate weapons,” Col. Joe said. Most important, not a single civilian casualty caused by a Reaper strike was reported during the Sirte operations.
The larger lesson from that operation may be a new approach to working with local forces against terrorists and more organized groups. “We took an indigenous ground force we supported and we enabled them to take back land from our common enemy of ISIS,” the 432 commander says. “In many ways, it was the coming out party of the MQ-9 in urban CAS and our ability to go after an embedded enemy danger close.”
How close were the enemy and friendly forces? “We had shots as close as 25 meters,” Col. Joe says. One effect of the Reaper’s persistence — its ability to stay over one area for up to 20 hours — was the sense of protection it offered to friendly forces on the ground. “We took MQ-9s and we watched and protected the indigenous forces. If ISIS m
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>> No. 111281 ID: 1d521e
The thing people forget when they start talking about drones replacing piloted aircraft has nothing to do with technology or physiology or even tactics. It's a matter of ethics. It's going to take a LOT longer for us as a species to be comfortable with the idea of an AI willfully taking a human life. If we're smart that should never happen.

To which a drone proponent would say "they're still piloted by humans, just far away. This removes the ethical issue, and it removes the pilots from harm's way, it also means the aircraft magically becomes better".

If you're only thinking about fighting rebels in mountains, then you might be right on some accounts. However, if you want that same military to be able to contend with foreign nations, it is dangerously wrong. In a war with a peer nation, the communications systems those drones use will be removed from use by one means or another. So then you're stuck with weapons you can't use, unless of course you're willing to give them control over killing a human being.

So not only are drones a dangerous solution to problems that don't exist, they can increase the likelihood we give the power to kill over to a machine running cold logical code. Code written to target whomever the controller programmed last.

Or we could continue to design manned aircraft because we're at a limitation of material science right now, and methods of propulsion. Human pilots aren't really holding aircraft design back. Jets wouldn't magically get faster, the electronics package required for complex drones is quite large. Humans aren't holding back aircraft like discovery channel shows might make you believe. Maneuverability being capped at ~9Gs has very little to do with human pilots now. Flightsuits have also advanced in the last 40 years, pilots can comfortably handle 9Gs for HOURS, and 11g for a few minutes, in the right suit. There's stuff in development that could push humans past 15g sustained (mostly centered around spaceflight, but technologies can still be applied).

It will be far easier to engineer weapon systems that overcome the limitations in material science, (who knew trying to get materials to maintain their perfect positioning while rapidly accelerating in various directions is hard). This is why there's the renewed interest in turreted defensive weapon systems on aircraft. It's much cheaper to make a 9G fighter that will survive for 15 years before needing service life extension programs, put a human pilot in it, put 360* defensive weapons on it, and then blame any mistakes on the human pilot if the targets turn out to be children. It's a lot easier for politicians to avoid questions if they already have a fall guy in place. Drones get swept away, or become AI-driven. It's a lot harder to avoid blame if it was literally just carrying out orders
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Meanwhile back on topic... You are not paranoid if they are really after you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357465/pentagon-accidentally-exposes-web-monitoring-operation

>"The data exposed in one of the three buckets is estimated to contain at least 1.8 billion posts of scraped internet content over the past 8 years," UpGuard said in a Friday report.

>Much of the data was scraped from news sites, web forums, and social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. The information includes content relating to Iraqi and Pakistani politics and ISIS, but also social media posts made by Americans.
>> No. 111286 ID: ee43ea
>>111283
>scraped internet content over the past 8 years
It is said that everything that goes into Internet, stays in it forever. Now I can become just a little more certain about it.


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111163 No. 111163 ID: cce514 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
why am i always supposed to thank military ppl and cops for their service but nobody from the government ever thanks me for paying my taxes and earning a living in the private sector by producing something of actual value (food in my case, i grow it on a farm) and thus facilitating government ppls salaries and extremely overly generous benefits and retirement packages that they award to themselves out of my pocket?
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>> No. 111221 ID: 176c5c
Thanks for paying your taxes, OP. Millions on welfare are counting on you!
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>>111163
>why am i always supposed to thank military ppl and cops for their service

Simply put don't. You are not required to and vets typically do not want you to.

It is a catch 22.

You thank me, and the only show reel that plays in my head is all of the FUBAR things that went down. Things that only make me lament that I am no longer there doing the deal.

If you thank me, I will be cordial and say something like "no problem" and think that you are a tool for not suiting up yourself.


>thanks me for paying my taxes and earning a living in the private sector by producing something of actual value (food in my case, i grow it on a farm)

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21643191-crop-prices-fall-farmers-grow-subsidies-instead-milking-taxpayers
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>> No. 111238 ID: df12a0
>>111236
>pic
Fuck.
>> No. 111271 ID: 78415a
>>111238
generating blowback terrorism keeps the military industrial complex in business and the federal government deep in debt which in turn keeps the american citizens overtaxed and that impoverishment gives people less incentive to work on their own behalf.
thank you to all the soldiers for volunteering to be tools
its all fine for them, they get their pension, lifetime free healthcare and hiring preference for other taxpayer funded government jobs which pay more for less risk once they've done their turn in the military. what a bunch of selfless saints, i really feel strongly that i owe them something more than they're already getting.
if anyone protests the system less than politely these same soldiers are all ready to turn their guns on them too.
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>>111163


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  In keeping with the rest of Christmas marketing, I'm starting this thread much too early. What are you guys getting your friends and loved ones?
Only one I've purchased so far is a bottle of Hennessey XO for my parents-in-law. I plan to send my brother a dozen Dominican Churchills. The wife still lugs around a backpack like a high school student; got a briefcase in the works for her. Fuck. Christmas shopping is gonna be a bitch this year on $10/hr.
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>> No. 111242 ID: b430d1
>>111214
give them explosive diarrhea too
>> No. 111247 ID: df12a0
>>111219
Bat Guano is the best robot overlord.
>> No. 111249 ID: 136a5b
>>111212
Get a 4k TV, don't worry about the "smart" aspect too much, they'll all have it, but within 2 years the "smart" bit will be outdated.
The TV will still work fine, you'll just plug in an external dongle and be good to go.
>> No. 111252 ID: 8e2be8
Earlier this week I got my sister-in-law a gift certificate for maternity clothes.
Today she lost the baby.
>> No. 111255 ID: 1519ac
>>111252
Shitty.


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111129 No. 111129 ID: 135a81 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/in-your-area/seven-injured-drive-shooting-stafford-650467

"The victims were aged between 14 and 62 and were shot at by offenders using an automatic air soft rifle, possibly a Remake G363 Rifle in Camo Colour, firing white plastic pellets."

I despair.
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The old British papers had more alliteration.
Punch publishes: "Puerile punks pester people and passers-by with pellet guns, peeving the populace and perplexing the police."
"Ill-begotten Irish immigrants implicated in imbroglio!"
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Seven stung in swinish Soft-Air shooting in Silkmore Road at Stafford!
>> No. 111137 ID: addd7a
>>111133
10/10 Would by Bat Guano based paper
>> No. 111139 ID: a6173d
>>111137
Bully Brit backs bat's bid to begin bimonthly handbill
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>>111139
Mulato Minstrel Makes Mischief for Mild Mannered Master of Arms.


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107606 No. 107606 ID: b430d1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>Trumps tax cut could be retroactive to the 2016 tax year

All that income tax I though was gone is coming back!
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u don't have to buy health insurance anymore either
>> No. 111123 ID: ad5548
Reading this thread almost a year later is a bummer.

https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-wont-accept-tax-returns-next-year-without-health-coverage
>> No. 111126 ID: 4d835f
>>111123
that just means that anyone who doesn't have health insurance isn't committing a crime if they don't file. of course they'll still be charged and sent up because people too poor for insurance can't afford the 6 figure lawyer bills to take bullshit like that to court. where the hell is grover torquiest when you need him and how the fuck is all-republican government letting this happen? i though they were against the excesses of government and the democrats were the heavy taxes/big spending authoritarian party and the republicans were the small taxes/small government/balanced budget/freedom loving libertarian types
>> No. 111128 ID: 738b31
>>111126
>how the fuck is all-republican government letting this happen? i though they were against the excesses of government and the democrats were the heavy taxes/big spending authoritarian party and the republicans were the small taxes/small government/balanced budget/freedom loving libertarian types

>believing this
>2017

there has never really been a difference. there never will be.
>> No. 111135 ID: cce514
Good news everybody: the republicans want to ban people from saving money for retirement to fund tax breaks for corporations!
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/theres-talk-of-capping-401k-contributions-at-2400-per-year-2017-10-20
>Proposals floating around Washington to cap the amount that Americans can contribute before taxes to 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts are unsettling professionals in the retirement industry.

>Republicans are looking for ways to generate revenue to support broad reductions in individual tax rates. One idea is to limit the amount of pretax money households can sock away for retirement saving. Such a move would likely generate significant political blowback but it hasn’t been explicitly ruled out, stirring worry among industry lobbyists.

>Members of the House Ways and Means Committee are widely expected to release a version of the tax bill by mid-November. Specifics on a wide range of issues remain unclear. Emily Schillinger, a spokeswoman for the Ways and Means Committee, declined to comment.

>Lobbyists and others in the retirement and financial services industries who have spoken to congressional staff and committee members say lawmakers are looking at proposals that would allow 401(k) participants to contribute significantly less than what is currently allowed in a traditional tax-deferred 401(k). An often mentioned amount is $2,400 a year. It isn’t clear whether that would only apply to 401(k)s or IRAs or both.


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108197 No. 108197 ID: 192d20 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Reality TV clown is president, post your feels
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>> No. 110843 ID: c01760
  The DMT Moment - JRE Toon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq0TP6WpyBs
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SON DID I EVER TELL YOU ABOUT THE TIME I GOT 306 ELECTORAL VOTES?
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>>110884
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trump has to use a fucking body double to hide the fact that his wife doesn't want to be seen near him.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4995134/Conspiracy-theory-suggests-Melania-using-body-double.html
>During the press conference, Trump pointed out the presence of his wife even though she was standing in clear view of the cameras.

>'My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,' he said.


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