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post #691 of 3095
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

You were in Miami and didn't stop by?

I did, but you were in Vegas again.
post #692 of 3095
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

A new bit of Newey/America's Cup talk.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/sailing/25653476

I've read about this before. I'd love to see what he could do.
post #693 of 3095
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

Then the CTSV race car would come around and rattle my eardrums!smile.gif
You gotta love that GM smallblock.wink.gif

I want....I WANT!cool.gif

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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

You were in Miami and didn't stop by?
LOL.
post #694 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Those are cool. Here's one from mine the other day when I was out looking for Tack Snacks.



Oh man.. I hope that minivan was right-hand drive, but looking at the flow of traffic, it looks like a US-style "driving on the right hand side" , so the driver was most likely on the left side of the car, and most likely dead from this accident. That bus driver needs to be shot in the public square. eek.gif
post #695 of 3095
Way off topic but cool.
post #696 of 3095
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That bus driver needs to be shot in the public square. eek.gif
+1
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post #698 of 3095
Great to see Rush get recognition.
post #699 of 3095
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Way off topic but cool.
Thats a tiny explosion but sure makes a mess. It probably takes an atomic bomb that size just to ignite a hydrogen bomb.
post #700 of 3095
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

Oh man.. I hope that minivan was right-hand drive, but looking at the flow of traffic, it looks like a US-style "driving on the right hand side" , so the driver was most likely on the left side of the car, and most likely dead from this accident. That bus driver needs to be shot in the public square. eek.gif

If you look real carefully, it looks like the occupant area didn't crush like the front end did. It looks like a somewhat newer van, and there's been some huge strides in the last two decades made in preserving the space where the passengers are. I've seen a few samples close up, and when looking at them you can see that the engineering really does work. Not 100 percent yet, but pretty amazing.
Plus, the van had the good fortune to be able to be pushed the other way which lowered the energy hit it would have taken had it been pinned. I just hope it was able to go backwards for a bit while the bus scrubbed speed.

Another thing I noticed was that if the white car (first car you see getting plowed) would have gassed it instead of pumping the brakes, it would have probably cleared the bus.

From the looks of that town, maybe the driver already got shot and that's why it was in "ramming speed" mode. wink.gif Row well and live!

Yes, I've been known to over-analyze stuff.
post #701 of 3095
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Way off topic but cool.

I cant ever get enough of that stuff.

This is a good one

post #702 of 3095
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Way off topic but cool.

Here you go. avsforum threads-and-other-nuclear-war-movies
post #703 of 3095
I miss playing (loading/carrying) with ordinance like the B83 (nuke) and all the other conventional ordinance the AF used. Of course I never seen the nuke in action but I got to see some bombers and fighter/bombers use the ordinance.
post #704 of 3095
^^^Our tax dollars at work!
post #705 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

If you look real carefully, it looks like the occupant area didn't crush like the front end did. It looks like a somewhat newer van, and there's been some huge strides in the last two decades made in preserving the space where the passengers are. I've seen a few samples close up, and when looking at them you can see that the engineering really does work. Not 100 percent yet, but pretty amazing.
Plus, the van had the good fortune to be able to be pushed the other way which lowered the energy hit it would have taken had it been pinned. I just hope it was able to go backwards for a bit while the bus scrubbed speed.

Another thing I noticed was that if the white car (first car you see getting plowed) would have gassed it instead of pumping the brakes, it would have probably cleared the bus.

From the looks of that town, maybe the driver already got shot and that's why it was in "ramming speed" mode. wink.gif Row well and live!

Yes, I've been known to over-analyze stuff.
When driving in Miami,always keep hands at the 10,2 position,never stop at red lights,blow horn, and always remember the signs are in a language nobody understands.And above all,drive offensively.
post #706 of 3095
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

^^^Our tax dollars at work!
Money well spent. biggrin.gif
post #707 of 3095
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

^^^Our tax dollars at work!

Yep and I paid (although my paycheck was peanuts) taxes during my stint too!

But my planes missions were 'cheap' compared to the fighter/bomber wings (ACC aka SAC and TAC) might as well throw in space command and materiel too!tongue.gif
Edited by BornSlippyZ - 1/8/14 at 6:11pm
post #708 of 3095
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

I miss playing (loading/carrying) with ordinance like the B83 (nuke) and all the other conventional ordinance the AF used. Of course I never seen the nuke in action but I got to see some bombers and fighter/bombers use the ordinance.
My brother probably helped design some of those bombs. Seriously. Thats what he did before he became a chief designer in the Predator/Reaper program. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a major in robotics. In fact when he retired he went to a company that works for the Department of Defense and still does a lot of work on the Reaper. Mostly better missiles and cameras at this point.
post #709 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

My brother probably helped design some of those bombs. Seriously. Thats what he did before he became a chief designer in the Predator/Reaper program. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a major in robotics. In fact when he retired he went to a company that works for the Department of Defense and still does a lot of work on the Reaper. Mostly better missiles and cameras at this point.

Don't ask him more than three questions about his work.
post #710 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

My brother probably helped design some of those bombs. Seriously. Thats what he did before he became a chief designer in the Predator/Reaper program. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a major in robotics. In fact when he retired he went to a company that works for the Department of Defense and still does a lot of work on the Reaper. Mostly better missiles and cameras at this point.

That is pretty cool and looking at those weapons you can tell a lot of engineering went into them. My plane had a FliR ball on the nose and I loved playing with that camera! I use to lock onto people smoking on the flight line (at night)and letting the camera track their movements. I bet the cameras now days are 100x better than the ones back in the 90's. Piloting those UAVs would be a cool job in the AF.
post #711 of 3095
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

When driving in Miami,always keep hands at the 10,2 position,never stop at red lights,blow horn, and always remember the signs are in a language nobody understands.And above all,drive offensively.

It's like they used to say in Albuquerque, N.M. home of the Unsers. Stop at green lights 'cause all the Unsers were running the red ones.
post #712 of 3095
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

That is pretty cool and looking at those weapons you can tell a lot of engineering went into them. My plane had a FliR ball on the nose and I loved playing with that camera! I use to lock onto people smoking on the flight line (at night)and letting the camera track their movements. I bet the cameras now days are 100x better than the ones back in the 90's. Piloting those UAVs would be a cool job in the AF.
Forward Looking Infrared. Very cool but yes old tech.
You know they can control those Reapers from a submarine now. My brother went into several subs to oversee the installation of the necessary equipment and show them how to use it.
He likes to brag about his SEAL buddies.
post #713 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Don't ask him more than three questions about his work.
Hemlikes to say I can tell you but I'll have to kill you. Needless to say he has very high security clearance. But the stuff thats old hat to him is cutting edge to me. Before he retired he had a secure scramble phone that he could make limited conversation on if necessary. He rarely used it but was required to carry it in case he was needed. CIA stuff really. Also had a heavily modified laptop that was secure that he used to carry in a briefcase. No kidding.
He still works in DC. But during active duty he spent a lot of time at the Pentagon. In fact on 9/11 I was worried he might be there. He met all the Chiefs of Staff back then.
post #714 of 3095
He also used to travel around the world to allied countries and give briefings on the latest in Weapons Technology. Hes been to Israel and Egypt many times.
post #715 of 3095
And I thought the sat phone I was issued to on missions was cool. I did have two startac cell phones when I was on alert!biggrin.gif
post #716 of 3095
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

And I thought the sat phone I was issued to on missions was cool. I did have two startac cell phones when I was on alert!biggrin.gif
Back then that was cutting edge stuff.
post #717 of 3095
I was issued a Dowsing Rod, a compass, and a half a pack of Chiclets and I thought I was cool. Then again, me and dirt share a birthday.
post #718 of 3095
lol You must not have deserved a whole pack of Chiclets. Whats a Dowsing Rod?
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You young whippersnappers wink.gif

Dowsing
post #720 of 3095
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

I was issued a Dowsing Rod, a compass, and a half a pack of Chiclets and I thought I was cool. Then again, me and dirt share a birthday.
Lol that was good!
I had to learn to use a compass incase the plane went down, I somehow managed to survive egressing and made it safely to the ground. Then I would probably get killed by the enemy. I always said I hope I go down with a platoon of Army soldiers or Marines because I would have a chance of surviving on the ground.
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