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Historic Battleship Becoming Naval Museum in SoCal

Awesome article. I love those old battleships.

She killed him because he didn't buy her a big enough gift!

WTH!?!?

I don't get people. If I get ANY gift, I say "Thank you". Even if I don't want it, I at least express gratitude and remember it truly is the thought that counts.

German teen solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton

As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.

Aberzombie wrote:

As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.

Being told there were maths problems with no solutions...I've run into those math teachers too. Told me you couldn't divide by zero. There is always a solution.

yellowdingo wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.

Being told there were maths problems with no solutions...I've run into those math teachers too. Told me you couldn't divide by zero. There is always a solution.

Wha...? I'm a trained artilleryman, and I served as a Fire Direction Officer in a light unit (all manual gunnery) as well as a Fire Control Officer in a heavy rocket unit (all digital gunnery).

This problem was solved a long time ago.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Only thing I can think of is they mean the exact path, like down to the millimeter precision. I'm gonna try and do a bit more research before I call it compeletely.

Aberzombie wrote:
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Only thing I can think of is they mean the exact path, like down to the millimeter precision. I'm gonna try and do a bit more research before I call it compeletely.

I (and hundreds of officers each year) was specifically trained for six months in nothing but Artillery Calculus at the [Field Artillery] Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill.

For example, I can manually (no calculator) solve for the exact action in meters per second of a 98 square weight shell to an impact point. The calculation itself is to within .01 meters. Now...reality has a say in the observed effects because of minute differences in actual weight to the gram, atmospheric delta, etc., so we calculate in something called probable error in range and probable error in location--which looks a lot like photon scatter.

Nonetheless, we solve for firing location, target location (including deflection and azimuth, altitude, etc.), weather effects (meteorology: pressures, temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), rotation of the earth, gravity, piece-data (individual muzzle velocity in m/s, which is different for each artillery piece, a lot like a fingerprint), and munitions data (weights, fuze types, temperature of powder, type of powder, etc.).

Maybe the news report is a bit incomplete. I looked around, but couldn't actually find his solution or his paper anywhere.

Andrew Turner wrote:

Maybe the news report is a bit incomplete. I looked around, but couldn't actually find his solution or his paper anywhere.

Exactly. I'm hoping someone will at least come up with a more detailed report of what this kid supposedly developed.

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It's nice to have a positive story sometimes.

Black Box reveals Pilot down back of Plane having sex with stewardess when it crashed into the Atlantic in 2009

I'm recommending changes to Aviation Regulations world wide: All future flights need a second off duty Pilot who is to travel on the plane at all times along with an airmarshal with a gun with instructions to shoot the pilot for leaving the Cockpit during flight and having sex with a stewardess.

TheWhiteknife wrote:
Ric Flair: Spousal abuse victim?

Ric does love the hellcats!

Valedictory includes the word 'hell'; valedictorian denied diploma

I didn't know 'hell' was a profanity.

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For a school whose mascot is the "Red Devils", I find their objections perplexing.

Andrew Turner wrote:

I didn't know 'hell' was a profanity.

To my parents "heck" is. But this is the first time I've seen or heard of a public organization objecting to either.

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Chinese Judge Hates Children

That's my headline for this travesty of justice. What system allows such a thing?

Tragedy in Midland/Odessa where I grew up.

Bitter Thorn wrote:
Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles.

beats spear against shield

May they shed much blood.

Freehold DM wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles.

beats spear against shield

May they shed much blood.

I hear this in Morbo's voice when I read it.

Australia on fire and at the same time Australia under water.

I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite thread on Paizo.

All hell breaks loose in California as Rogue Ex Cop goes on killing Spree.

Police manhunt Under Way

Killer Cop sends parcel to CNN

More on this

Civilians gunned down by trigger happy cops during manhunt

The headline on the last AP story has absolutely nothing to do with the story. They also claim that he has a select fire weapon. Any word on how he obtained that? God awful editing.

Bitter Thorn wrote:
The headline on the last AP story has absolutely nothing to do with the story. They also claim that he has a select fire weapon. Any word on how he obtained that? God awful editing.

he was a naval reservist. Maybe there?

yellowdingo wrote:

All hell breaks loose in California as Rogue Ex Cop goes on killing Spree.

Police manhunt Under Way

Killer Cop sends parcel to CNN

More on this

I live in the city the first killings took place in. It's the talk of the town here, as it were.

EDIT: That said, "all hell breaks loose" is going a little far. It's basically a normal couple of days here, if raining.

Bitter Thorn wrote:
The headline on the last AP story has absolutely nothing to do with the story. They also claim that he has a select fire weapon. Any word on how he obtained that? God awful editing.

Actually it is three lines at the bottom of the third page...

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