Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:12 pm

Military Personnel as Percentage of Total Population (1900-2019)

Worldwide today, there are more than 20 million serving in the armed forces. Today, China had the largest military force in the world, with more than 2 million active military personnel. India, the United States, Russia and North korea are in the top five countries with the largest active duty military forces. But how much percent from this entire population serves in the military?. In today’s video, we would like to present the number of military personnel as share of the population from 1900-2019.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:55 pm

USCM Tech: M577 Armored Personnel Carrier APC - Explained

An in-depth look at the APC from Aliens, one of cinema's greatest vehicles.

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A moveable tracked turret would persuade me to place an energy weapon in it, since it would be easier to transfer energy to it, rather that ammunition stored within the main body. Unless it's the equivalent of a sub twenty one millimetre calibre machine gun.

On the whole, it feels more suited for anti insurgency, than an actual battle with a near peer opponent.

Dazzle mode is interesting, if it can actually burn out sensors.
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Postby Linwood » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:27 pm

I heard his space station was expelled from Earth orbit by an improbable accident that froze his life support systems and sent him into an orbit around the Sun that will return him to Earth 500 years later. They've already made a comic book and a couple of TV series about it.... 8)
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Ursus Maior » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:45 am

So, 16 years later: How much is he worth now. :mrgreen:
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Postby Condottiere » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:08 pm

I would think his assets should be frozen, by now.

Speaking of which ...
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Postby Condottiere » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:25 pm

Sub-Zero Freezing a Cheap Revolver: Does it Break?

In this episode of TFBTV's torture tests, James Reeves freezes a cheap revolver - the EAA Windicator - in negative 100 degree dry ice for an entire day, and tries to shoot it with .38 Special and .38 Special +P hollow points. Does it work or does it explode and maim James forever? ("Jaimes?")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C5rm_V ... YF0SpWlKr-


Glock 17 Sub-Zero Freezing Torture Test (and Blazing Summer Jams Playlist)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves subjects a Glock 17 (Gen 5) 9mm pistol to seven hours in a cooler with -100 degree Fahrenheit dry ice for a sub-zero freezing torture test. The Glock was then removed from the icebox and shot immediately to see if the most reliable handgun of all time could get through an entire magazine of ammo after extreme freezing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KZVbO4 ... r-&index=2


AR-15 vs. AK-47: Sub-Zero Freezing Torture Test

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves pits the AK-47 and the AR-15 against each other in a sub-zero freezing torture test. Both guns were placed in freezing temperatures well below negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit for over 7 hours. They were then removed from the icebox and shot immediately to see which one could get through an entire magazine of ammo. Spolier alert: Only one gun came out on top. Which one do you think won the challenge?

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Postby Condottiere » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:22 pm

Prototype .45 Caliber Roth-Krnka for US and UK Trials

In an effort to appeal to American and British military testing commissions,
Georg Roth produced a handful of prototype Roth-Krnka pistols in .45 caliber. They used a proprietary cartridge; the 11.5mm Roth (approximately 200 grains at 660 fps, although more powerful versions of the cartridge would be used in other trials pistols later). The gun is a very interesting intermediary design, with the front end of a 1907 Roth-Steyr and the rear end of a Roth-Krnka, complete with exposed hammer.

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They actual look science fictiony.
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Postby Condottiere » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:11 pm

FOR POLANIA! - Iron Harvest

Cheers to King Art Games for giving me a free copy like two years ago. Bit late eh?

Man I'm so happy to be finally playing an RTS campaign again. It's been too damn long. The world of 1920+ is such a uniquely cool setting and I can't wait to see the rest of the campaign. I'll make a video to finish up the Polanian campaign before I do the Rusviet and Saxony ones.

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1. This is how I'd like to imagine mercenary campaigns on low technological level worlds, with access to the interstellarnet.

2. You can beat up children.

3. You can orphan bears and then Pokemon them.

4. You can Thanos mechs.

5. Hope and potatoes.

6. Who's a good bear?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:07 pm

Is Dust Mostly Dead Skin?

People claim that 70-80% of household dust is dead skin, but is it true?
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Special thanks to J.M.E.H van Bronswijk, author of 'House Dust Biology'. We exchanged emails to make sure I got my facts straight for this video. Below is an excerpt from her email to me, responding to my claims that start with a dash:

- Around half of airborne dust particles under 100um are skin scales
This is true for climates, regions and seasons where people live mostly indoors.
The 1 to 2 g of skin scales shed each 24 hours will end up in places where people are present (and rub their skin or have textile moving over the skin).
You can also look at it from a different angle: What else has the same size and could contribute? That will usually be pollen from outdoor sources, also depending on season, region and climate, as well as the ventilation regime of the building.
However, taken as the median value over a whole year, I consider your statement correct for regions with a temperate climate.

- 53% of dust particles vacuumed from a mattress were found to be skin scales
It depends a little on the type of mattress. For polyether mattresses the amount may even be larger.
For mattresses made of natural material it could be less since the mattress-material will also give off small particles.

- larger particles consist mostly of fibers, eg. cotton, paper, wool, synthetics
That's true .. including bread crumbs ..... 🙂

- skin scales seem to form a larger fraction of dust where we spend more time, e.g. in or near bed.
..... and on the couch used to view television or be active in gaming.
It has to do with the constant production of skin scales over the 24 hours.

- skin scales form a smaller fraction of dust if there are significant other sources, e.g. carpeting, dirt from outside etc.
Yes, everyting you walk on with your shoes or that recieves dirt from the outside with other means, will have a lessr percentage of human skin scales.
However, do not forget the skin scales of pets that will also be an active allergen for many people, and a food source for house dust mites.

Information on dust particle size ©ISO. This material is adapted from ISO 7708:1995, with permission of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on behalf of the International Organization for Standardization. All rights reserved.

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1. A pound worth of skin cells shed per year.

2. Half a billion dead skin cells per day.

3. The Stars, Like Dust; or one Milky Way galaxy per year.

4. How much do Vargr shed?

5. Do you need to dust spaceships?

6. CSI: Microbial Sniffer.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:53 pm

How about nanobots designed to eat dead skin cells (for sanitary reasons, obviously). They reduce the particle count in air passing through a ship's filter by half and maybe even produce a useful by-product.

And then it all goes horribly wrong.... :shock:
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Postby Condottiere » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:21 pm

Double Barrel Folding Knife Pistol

Historically, there are a variety of combination knife/gun/knuckles combination weapons, typically made in the late 19th century. This one is…rather larger than most of those. This is a combination knife/gun with a pair of percussion-fired 12mm smoothbore barrels, a roughly 5.25 inch folding knife blade, and a pair of slim corkscrew-style folding triggers that drop down when each hammer is cocked. The whole assembly is made to evoke an old fashioned antler-paneled pocket knife, except that it is made with a substantial pistol grip at one end instead of a folding grip of some type.

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Double barrelled unregistered zip gun, with bayonette.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:15 pm

A guy who shot himself in the balls posted his journey from discharge to hospital visit, and it’s made him a king online.

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14 August 2020, 11:10am

Back in May, we wrote about a group of gun enthusiasts who love taking pictures of loaded weapons pointed at their dicks. On a long enough timeline, one of them was inevitably going to accidentally discharge their weapon, and on Tuesday, that appears to be exactly what happened to one member in the San Diego area.

A member of a Facebook group dedicated to taking pictures of loaded weapons pointed at dicks finally shot himself in the balls, according to bloody pictures and video he posted on social media and the Imperial County Sheriff's Office, which confirmed the incident to Motherboard. Rather than step back and start questioning whether the practice is wise, the group made him an administrator and are now celebrating him as their king.

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https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/y3ze ... their-king



1. Hasn't become a recipient of the Darwin Award.

2. +1 Social Standing [further attempts have no effect]

3, Pro tip: vasectomy is probably less painful.
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Postby Condottiere » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:51 pm

Top 7 Iconic Futuristic Cars in Science Fiction

We take a look at some of the best Science Fiction car designs .r

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2. The way I see it, it's going come down to cost, and anti gravity motors are expensive, and apparently helicopter lift motors aren't far behind.

3. That means in Traveller ground transportation will remain predominant.
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Postby Condottiere » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:14 pm

CLASSICAL SOPRANO surprises audience with STAR TREK parody | Conductor Rainer Hersch

Spanish Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal performs a hilarious STAR TREK parody warmup. Comedy and classical music LIVE. A Trekkie treat. Conductor Rainer Hersch.

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Trekkies delight! Brilliant Spanish soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal (http://www.lauraruhividal.com/) 'warms up' for her appearance with the Rainer Hersch Orkestra by singing a parody of the theme to the original series of Star Trek. With its original cast of characters: James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Leonard 'Bones' McCoy (DeForest Kelly), Scotty (James Doohan), Sulu (George Takei) and Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), this was one of the most beloved TV shows of the sixties. The "Theme from Star Trek" (originally scored under the title "Where No Man Has Gone Before") was composed by Alexander Courage. The original soprano in the studio recording was Loulie Jean Norman.

Thanks to all those people who have posted lyrics. Laura Ruhí Vidal either didn't know them or preferred not to sing them. They probably mean even less to a Spanish-speaker than they do if you are an English-speaking native. Anyway, for the record, they are:

Beyond
The rim of the star-light
My love
Is wand'ring in star-flight
I know
He'll find in star-clustered reaches
Love,
Strange love a star woman teaches.
I know
His journey ends never
His star trek
Will go on forever.
But tell him
While he wanders his starry sea
Remember, remember me.

According to the web: "Without Courage's knowledge, Gene Roddenberry, who created the original Star Trek TV series, wrote these lyrics to Courage's tune, not in the expectation that they would ever be performed but in order to claim a 50% share of the music's performance royalties. Although there was never any litigation, Courage later commented that he considered Roddenberry's conduct unethical. Roddenberry was quoted as responding, "Hey, I have to get some money somewhere. I'm sure not gonna get it out of the profits of Star Trek." Well, he got that wrong.

This performance took place at Cadogan Hall, London as part of the Rainer Hersch Orkestra's 'New Year's Eve Bash 2019'.

https://youtu.be/6UEnVZ3j6UA?t=77


Funny! Orchestra plays Microsoft Windows™ - the waltz

Rainer Hersch performs his waltz based on the sounds used in Windows XP.

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Comedian and musician Rainer Hersch performs his waltz based on the sounds used in Windows XP with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

ABOUT RAINER HERSCH
British stand-up comedian Rainer Hersch has performed on every comedy stage in the UK and in more than thirty countries across the world. He has appeared thirteen times at Edinburgh Festival, headlined the famous Comedy Store and presented countless shows for BBC TV and Radio. A trained pianist and conductor, he also combines his comedy with music, leading orchestras from Australia to St Petersburg - including many Pops Concert series in the US and Canada. He has collaborated with some of the great names in classical music including Alfred Brendel, Nicola Benedetti, Dame Evelyn Glennie, and Marc-André Hamelin. All comedy orchestral arrangements are his.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGKwx-BFO0E


Genius! John Williams on Hospepipe - The Rainer Hersch Orkestra

Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park and Superman played in a comedy version by The Rainer Hersch Orkestra, soloist Sam Pearce (hosepipe/Gartenschlauch/tuyau d'arrosage/manguera de jardín).

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The Rainer Hersch Orkestra at their annual New Year's Eve Bash in London. John Williams arrangement owned by Masterpiece Entertainment Ltd. Arrangement by Steven Baker (pianist in The Rainer Hersch Orkestra).

ABOUT RAINER HERSCH
A trained pianist and conductor, for twenty years stand-up comedian Rainer Hersch has combined comedy with music, leading orchestras from Australia to St Petersburg. 'Rainer Hersch is a musical comedian with a difference - he is actually funny' (The London Telegraph).

THE RAINER HERSCH ORKESTRA (GB)
This hand-picked group of top musicians comes together to bend the rules of classical music. Based in London, they perform in concert halls, for festivals and corporate events throughout the world. The Rainer Hersch Orkestra (GB) is for performances in English, German, Spanish and French.

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Postby Condottiere » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:36 am

Beans

Written and directed by Animator Alvise Avati and produced by Animation Director Eamonn Butler. Beans, a short film with an unexpected ending, showcases Cinesite's creature animation skills.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:18 pm

Some MREs had a warning like that when I was in uniform - "don't eat within X hours of flight"....
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:51 pm

Speaking of food: is this all this is?


Rise Of The Living Robots | Answers With Joe

Our traditional view of robots as metal machines with computer brains is pretty hard-wired (pun intended) into the human psyche. But there are reasons to believe that living robots - robots made of soft or living tissue - might be the better option. Here's why.

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