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 Xakura Jan 10, 2019 A safety-conscious little mouse! I highly doubt two planes doing a coordinated strike is independent events with the same probability as two single plane strikes, but I have no idea what they were basing their estimates on, so I dunno if its a small brain or a galaxy brain take. # ¿ Mar 20, 2021 11:40

#### Memento posted:

Yes, I saw that, but we aren't told what the unnamed underling is basing any of this on. (Obviously "1.0" is bunk, but let's say he meant high 90s)

If it's a small target you're sending two planes with two bombs, then it's two independent events with probability dependent on CEP. And in our case two .5 gives .75 of at least one hit.

But if the limiting factor is bomb load? Dora Farms were a complex they thought saddam might be, right? So say one plane is capable of destroying half the complex, two planes should be able to destroy all of it, giving this planner his "sure bet".

Alternatively, (and now we might be entering "spherical cow" territory a bit), assume hostile air defence have a 50% chance of detecting your plane, but is only able to engage one target at a time. Then one plane has a 50% chance of getting through, two planes guarantees it.

#### CommieGIR posted:

"Whatever, put your safety on, moron"

#### quote:

However, for the Delta Force soldiers who were assigned to Task Force Ranger, their safety rules were a bit different, Hooten explained.

“So, we clear our weapons, we drop the hammer, and once you drop the hammer on the weapon, it won’t go on safe. That way I know if I pick a weapon up in the middle of the night, and I try to manipulate the safety on it, if it goes on safe I’m not quite sure whether it’s loaded or not. But if it won’t go on safe, I know that gun’s clear.

But when he tried to explain this to the Ranger captain, “he didn’t understand that,” Hooten said. “I’m not a big fan of that guy, but it was not a big deal. I just said ‘hey, I got it on safe. I’ve got my gun, you’ve got your gun. You worry about yours, I’ll worry about mine.’

#### Weka posted:

"Reduced heat transfer. Composite case insulates the chamber and bolt face from heat transfer, reducing wear and tear on weapon system."

Isn't reduced heat transfer undesirable?

No, it is desirable. Think about where that heat is (inside the case, exploding) and where it wants to go (any metal part around it, heating it up). Insulating that and chucking the case thus makes sure less heat gets transferred to the gun.

This is in fact one of the major drawbacks of caseless, you get a major increase in heat by not insulating, and not tossing hot cases out of the gun.

#### Platystemon posted:

Remember the hot take that went “if you’ve never had an unintended discharge, you are afraid of guns and will not be ready to use one in a crisis”?

Good times.

Pretty sure that was a parody

#### CMD598 posted:

This is some poo poo someone made up to make some kind of sense of it.

Baja trucks look like this:

Not this:

I mean they do kinda squat down on their rear suspension when accelerating, but picture above is an incredibly sad approximation of the real thing

#### Icon Of Sin posted:

His name is Karl Gustav? Like the recoilless rifle? lmao

Why did you think the swedish recoilless rifle was named what it was? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustafs_Stads_Gev%C3%A4rsfaktori

#### Ghost Leviathan posted:

A lot makes sense when you remember the set workers are on strike and the people handling the prop guns are random scabs.

Lol, drat.

#### not caring here posted:

But apparently there were stray rounds just lying around, so good go, I guess.

They were used by the armorer to target shoot between takes, op.

#### cult_hero posted:

Likely he had a passenger, jumped over some rural area, second pilot popped up "oh, let's just restart the engine".

Watch the 12 first seconds of that video and tell me when the passenger would take over.

 Xakura Jan 10, 2019 A safety-conscious little mouse! lol # ¿ Jan 9, 2022 15:53
 Xakura Jan 10, 2019 A safety-conscious little mouse! Ribbons into flesh makes me very uncomfortable # ¿ Jan 24, 2022 19:34

#### canyoneer posted:

I like how the eagle is flexing and showing off his big beefy arms

#### Scratch Monkey posted:

I've seen a lot of Russian stuff with a Z recognition mark. What's the significance?

Stolen from S2 Underground:

#### Platystemon posted:

Then they got hepatitis.

wtf this is not optimal

 Xakura Jan 10, 2019 A safety-conscious little mouse! It's okay to admit that Monica Bellucci in Shoot 'Em Up awoke something in you. You don't have to invent body-building reasons for it. # ¿ Apr 13, 2022 17:01

#### Ghost Leviathan posted:

Supposedly a big part was that she refused to learn to use a smartphone or move on from her Blackberry.

I thought their security people demanded blackberries, which was why obama used them for a long while?

(yeah yeah, private email server, "what security", etc)

#### Vahakyla posted:

I'd like to be charitable and read this as her attempt to cover her rear end if she is already inside a secure area or something when she sees the gummy or something.
I think anyone who puts their government friends into danger like that is also a loving idiot. It's not my personal opinion of drugs, it's my opinion about my career.

#### boop the snoot posted:

Like if you drop your phone under your seat and find a weed gummy in your car while fishing for your phone, your solution is to throw your significant other’s sibling under the bus?

Jesus Christ Karen just throw it away.

Nightmare scenario is that a security cam picks you up throwing away *something*, a guard fishes out your illegal drugs, and you are in deep poo poo for trying to "hide" it.

Don't gently caress with peoples livelihood.

#### Guest2553 posted:

conduct after capture CBT

I've seen this James Bond movie.

#### Kith posted:

They are, it's a toy replica.

Like I said, "supposedly".

IMO it's still weird to grenade some kids in a goofy playtime thing in your house.

Alternatively, those kids thought it was cool as poo poo.

#### bulletsponge13 posted:

Nah, gently caress that. You ain't a General outside of your stupid green jammies. Eat poo poo, Steve- er, General Steve. A cocky PHD is a million times less insufferable than a General who uses his rank.

I would refer to him as the wrong rank every single chance.

#### FrozenVent posted:

This guy is a phD so not a real doctor.

Doctor means teacher, you already have a word for physician, it's physician.

#### FrozenVent posted:

Yeah because the advice when a guy is pissing blood translates to “go get taught” :

#### goatsestretchgoals posted:

Can you get demoted for hygiene? Like he got busted back to E2 because he smelled really bad and refused to take a shower for months?

E: The “brawl” was everyone he had to share a room with hauling him into the shower.

It was a soap party except they were washing him with the soap

 Xakura Jan 10, 2019 A safety-conscious little mouse! https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPSEC OPSEC (pour « OPerations SECurity », en français Sécurité opérationnelle) # ¿ Dec 6, 2022 15:11

#### quote:

It was not “a fascist recruiting server,” he told The Post.

#### FreshFeesh posted:

An anecdote taken from these here very forums

I thought "Elk" was a different animal, in american english

 Xakura Jan 10, 2019 A safety-conscious little mouse! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_words https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_defamation_law#Defamation_per_se # ¿ Jun 1, 2023 19:48

#### A.o.D. posted:

There's always a non-zero chance that there are guards waiting behind the wall on either side of the gate ready to abduct someone that tries that.

They tried that at the meeting point in the DMZ at least once

#### EvenWorseOpinions posted:

I keep getting texts from ssg armyguy telling me they're allowing more waivers now and I might be able to get in now, I text back and ask if they can guarantee me into flight school and I don't hear anything back. Must not be that bad yet

Aren't army one of the ones that manage to keep pilots around? Because they're all warrant officers and have to deal with less bullshit?

#### Moon Slayer posted:

If you had asked me before the war in Ukraine, I would have argued that maybe they had a point; like maybe having a fleet of aircraft that need 20 hours of maintenance for every five minutes flown to the point they can't be moved before a hurricane hits is a bad thing, actually.

But now the Ukrainians have gone and shown the world that actually yes, having a bunch of fancy toys actually does make a difference.

Okay but the gulf war did that though, that was the one where "huh, technology do actually matter" got in it's victory lap after vietnam had sort of sown doubt.

#### Flikken posted:

I mean yeah Ukraine is showing fancy stuff matters, but didn't the air war in the Gulf War and over Bosnia/Kosovo prove the same?

#### Scratch Monkey posted:

Has anyone made edible crayon shaped treats for marines to make videos with?

Not needed

#### Groda posted:

Hey, so Sweden decided to do the same Saving Private Ryan bullshit with our dress uniform.

Still not happy about the loving beret, and now they spring this on us.

They're just getting ready for the '30s

#### SerthVarnee posted:

Has anyone ever tried to answer in the affirmative when he ask the obligatory "do you think Chesty Puller walked around with his hands in his pockets?". Considering that one of the more famous pictures of Chesty is this.

Looks like he has his hands on his hips/belt to me? Like guy #5

#### Handsome Ralph posted:

Yeah I could have sworn I've seen this story a few months back. New copy pasta at this point.

Its not a copypasta if goons discover the same post several times

The r/relationships thread regularly reposts stories, in addition to whatever goes on here.

#### bulletsponge13 posted:

I read a book that was every MoH citation from Vietnam. A suspicious number of Privates jumped on grenades. I wonder how many were pushed.

This also lead me to reading about the VC, and learned of Lloyd Triggs, an ANZAC flyer who sunk a surfaced U-Boat on a suicide run so impressive, the U-Boat Captain submitted him for award, saying something to the effect of "he would receive the highest honor in our service". He's the only VC awarded solely on enemy accounts.

Jumping straight from Vietnam to VC made me wonder how many submarines the Viet Cong operated

#### Steezo posted:

Get in the goddamn robot private.

#### quote:

Shinji, get in the loving robot for just one weekend a month and two weeks of the summer!

#### Kith posted:

https://i.imgur.com/qopkCgg.mp4

#### bulletsponge13 posted:

I'm probably wrong, but I assume she wandered off and died.

The best case scenario is still really bad for long term health.

DOD is even looking into limiting heavy weapons (50, MK19, rocket launchers) because they cause microtraumas that damage soft tissues, sinuses, and even with hear protection, damage to the inner ear. That's not even getting into the Cannon Cockers and bigger guys.

Iirc french army is limiting recoilless rifle (carl g?) shots in peacetime to 3 total per person, due to blast damage.