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  1. Thread: holy effing ****

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    Re: holy effing ****

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/11/27/plane-crash-power-lines-montgomery/

    it’s possible this is his second crash in 30 yrs.
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    this is trippy

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39913/multiple-destroyers-were-swarmed-by-mysterious-drones-off-california-over-numerous-nights
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    more.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43880/navy-destroyer-deployed-drake-counter-drone-system-during-2019-mystery-swarm-incident
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    hmm , bet it has a good sized battery pack.
    Made by Northop Grumman, in use since 2016, useful against consumer grade uavs. Disrupts link to drone operator.
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    I bet it has a heck of a manual. And look at all the fans. I wonder if it’ll make your hair stand up? Can you carry it in the rain?
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    Slow is as good as fast if you accomplish your goal. Vulnerability of an individual unit is acceptable when others survive. MIRVs make ABM even more futile, same with swarming smart vehicles. No...
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    btw remember the attack on a Saudi oil facility awhile back? Went right through two or three defense systems.
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    you goof
  9. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    the dad of my gf in highschool had one. Drove it once. Felt very well insulated from everything outside the car.
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    Assasination will be even more popular.
  11. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    That’s true.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    extra phat! congrats mmd!
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    The gov’t the nut jobs want to overthrow.
  14. Thread: Ukraine

    by LeeG
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    Thx, a friend gave me Snyder’s book Unmaking of Freedom. It’s a bit of work to follow his writing but worth it.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Hey Lew, in case you forgot you are appreciated around here.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I’d rather fight for universal health care. On the gun control side of things focusing on restricting types of guns is kinda too late. Instead focus on making gun ownership like driving a car. Eff...
  17. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    https://chestnuthilltreefarm.com/learning-center/dunstan-chestnut-history-2/
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    That’s it, no helicopters for me.
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    My gf in high school had a ‘68 vw squareback.
  20. Thread: tracklocross

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    tracklocross

    Just found this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwK0Fi_9id8
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    oof, just one.
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Here’s one example how some capitalize on binary thinking and fomenting division. TFG former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Pg4QI5H4M
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    a dish of ice cream would be nice
  24. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Is this one of those door prize questions?
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Let us give thanks
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    I feel sleepy and slow.
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    It’s Turkey Day guys.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    I smoked the turkeys yesterday. Kids are running around getting chairs. Kids and family friend made two pies. Babies are asleep, hopefully. Soninlaw’s shop getting cleaned up for meal. He’s got a...
  29. Re: the far right is already attacking the Club Q hero

    $.02 pulling online gossip out to air can give one a distorted few of a population. Yes it’s there and yes it influences people but migod it’s like crawling under a house instead of walking...
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    GW is a nice guy and enabler of war crimes.
  31. Re: CBS News interviews the father of the Colorado Springs shooter. OMG.

    Looks like he’s in it.
  32. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    That had wide seats.

    I just remembered. My dad got me a ‘54 Ford for my last yr of highschool in ‘73.
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    Re: Did global motor vehicle production peak?

    You may think that but recent data does not support you. Those people with one car for eight people will be buying cheaper vehicles and using them more efficiently to make the products you buy. You...
  34. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    damn I missed that one.
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    Re: Did global motor vehicle production peak?

    Sure it’s up a bit but still down a lot since 2017. What you want and what you get aren’t the same thing so sure a lot of places will still increase motor vehicle per capita which is why the US will...
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    Did global motor vehicle production peak?

    sure looks like it.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/198488/us-and-global-motor-vehicle-production-since-1999/

    ...
  37. Re: CBS News interviews the father of the Colorado Springs shooter. OMG.

    Family Values
  38. Thread: I like bicycles.

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    Re: I like bicycles.

    “Good tubular tires on a steel frame is a sweet ride.“

    When I lived in Mendocino I rode out Ukiah Comptche road a lot. Out past Comptche there were some stretches of dirt road. One day I went out...
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    It’s like those bumper stickers that make me think “Does your mother know you have that?” He might have been a big macho guy at one time but the way he walked looked like a heart attack in 50 yds, ...
  40. Re: Esa mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

    Ah yes, more, we need more.
  41. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Ok and when we’re gone who is to blame?
  42. Thread: I like bicycles.

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    Re: I like bicycles.

    I had a 1968 Schwinn Paramount track bike and I think the chainstays were close to 17”.
  43. Thread: I like bicycles.

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    Re: I like bicycles.

    When I had the shop one of our distributors was offering inexpensive Italian frames to compete with the good affordable CroMo stuff from Japan and Taiwan. Faggin had a light carbon steel frame made...
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Or maybe some folks need to frame every conflict in good guys and bad guys is so strong that characterizing the issues in other terms is interpreted as giving aid and comfort to the bad guys. That...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    ok but..when folks start characterizing Russia from some kind of moral or ethical high ground with all that history it’s not an argument supporting Russia or excusing it. It’s acknowledging that we...
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    It’s pretty obvious some folks like simple solutions.

    Ok, enough of “whose side are you on?”. It looks likely that anti immigrant nationalism will get a boost along with those seeking simple...
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    I was in Walmart yesterday. A guy about ten years younger than me and 200lbs heavier was wearing a tank top extolling his ability to do violence against those who hurt his family. I forget the...
  48. Thread: I like bicycles.

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    Re: I like bicycles.

    61 cm frame?
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There has to be some covert effort attacking launchers in Russia. Is Russia simply leaving a crippled Ukraine as a parting shot or is the idea that they can come back more easily to evacuated...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So what happens now that Ukraine’s power grid is crashed? Lots of diesel trucks going to generators? Lots of assymeteic defense while adhoc repairs happen?
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