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erik
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

tussock wrote:
Tanks break all the time. They're carried around on trucks on roads, because most of them can't get from A to B without breaking any other way. Tracked vehicles in general are prone to breaking down, but tanks are also extremely heavy and extremely powerful to the point of easily snapping steel components if used incorrectly.

Such is the price of protecting your mobile gun crew from common infantry weapons.


A month late but I didn't see this garbage until now. Tanks aren't the delicate flowers you make them out to be.

They get terrible mileage, are slower than trucks, aren't exactly comfortable to drive long distance, and will tear up asphalt pavement worse than my cats do to the couch. That you want to avoid putting unnecessary miles on something that costs 100x the transport carrying it is only a small part of the calculus.

Given their widespread use in the Iraq wars and lack of complaints about tanks breaking like whiny bitches, I am going to assume you are either full of crap, or more charitably, that older ww2 tanks suffered your described afflictions much much more than modern ones which do not.
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hyzmarca
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

erik wrote:
tussock wrote:
Tanks break all the time. They're carried around on trucks on roads, because most of them can't get from A to B without breaking any other way. Tracked vehicles in general are prone to breaking down, but tanks are also extremely heavy and extremely powerful to the point of easily snapping steel components if used incorrectly.

Such is the price of protecting your mobile gun crew from common infantry weapons.


A month late but I didn't see this garbage until now. Tanks aren't the delicate flowers you make them out to be.

They get terrible mileage, are slower than trucks, aren't exactly comfortable to drive long distance, and will tear up asphalt pavement worse than my cats do to the couch. That you want to avoid putting unnecessary miles on something that costs 100x the transport carrying it is only a small part of the calculus.

Given their widespread use in the Iraq wars and lack of complaints about tanks breaking like whiny bitches, I am going to assume you are either full of crap, or more charitably, that older ww2 tanks suffered your described afflictions much much more than modern ones which do not.


World War II tanks are substantially worse than modern tanks in that regard.

But in both cases, they get regular maintenance. The army does, in fact, have teams of guys who do nothing but perform maintenance on tanks. It's not like the average consumer vehicle that might get an oil change once a year if the owner remembers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

hyzmarca wrote:
It's not like the average consumer vehicle that might get an oil change once a year if the owner remembers.


You should update your car data banks. My car - a 2014 - tells me when it needs the oil changed, and it's about once a year (it's turning out to be about every 9,000 miles, so I suppose there'll eventually come a year when it needs two). Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Is Jon Jones getting busted for things even news anymore?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Way back when, Frank said the following about the movie Sicario:

Frank wrote:

Sicario. Everything that happens after the "main character" sees the rubber band in her hotel room.

Really seemed like they didn't have a third act. Like, at all. The main character who we've seen having near bullet time reflexes becomes a whiny crazy person who never accomplishes anything again. Also she points guns at people and punches people who she has no intention of fighting, let alone killing. She's a total loose cannon for no damn reason. She's whining about procedure not being followed or something, but what the hell procedures is she supposed to be upholding? What line is she supposed to be even trying to draw at that point?

The movie has a strong first act. Very strong. And the second act is mostly just establishing that you understand how super fucked the cartel war in Juarez is. And um... they sort of run out of plot at that point? Like, I have no idea why the main character even goes to the tunnel in the first place, since she apparently had no intention of actually doing anything to help or prevent anything from happening. And having a temper tantrum in the middle of the fucking desert next to a bunch of black ops people who no longer need her alive... I genuinely don't understand why or how she was even supposed to get back alive after that.

Nothing really happens. There's no character development. The back end of the movie is replaced with the main character flapping her arms and going "Waaaah!" in a totally unprofessional and dangerously insane fashion.

Not impressed.

-Frank


Everything he sez is totally correct. If you are desperately looking for something to attack, you can say that the second and third acts contain a few visually striking scenes, conveyed by either drones, night, or infrared vision. But that is pretty much it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Wonder Woman is heinous war propaganda about peace being a trick to hide WMDs
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Um... what?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

"Beyond the Wall" (S07E06). Season 7 is generally poorly written, but episode six is just terrible.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

OgreBattle wrote:
Wonder Woman is heinous war propaganda about peace being a trick to hide WMDs

I get where you're getting that from, but I think you're reading a bit much into things...
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In Soviet Russia, cosmic horror is the default state.

You should gain sanity for finding out that the problems of a region are because there are fucking monsters there.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Star Trek: Discovery. Just watch the first two episodes...sigh, just disappointing. Decent fight choreography though. This is not worth getting CBS All Access to watch.
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