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Recent content by AmmoTech90

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    Liberal Minority Government 2019 - ????

    Pierre Poilievre is a the most weaselly politician I have ever had the displeasure to meet.  Twice.  Once at the WO & Sgt's Mess in Ottawa on a Remembrance Day where he hid in a corner, did not public engagement, and left after 10 minutes with a relieved look on his face.  Second time was a...
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    What type of APC is this?

    M59 APC.  The suspension and slab front matches.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    :rofl: "just"
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    Get Your Butt Checked!- split from Changes to Political

    It wasn't colon but rather prostate cancer that I want to talk about.  If I hadn't released I would probably be dead as DND doesn't test until 50. At 46, after my first visit to my new family doc I got called back because of my PSA. Cue specialist referral, three months of monitoring, a rising...
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    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    You mean the following ranks that are listed in QR&O Vol I, Chap 3: Trooper, Gunner, Sapper, Signaller, Private, Guardsman, Fusilier, Rifleman, Voltigeur, Craftsman, Musician, Piper, Drummer, Ranger, Bombardier, Colour Sergeant They exist.  Just because you think they don't doesn't mean you...
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    Beirut Explosion

    One thing to keep in mind when comparing a conventional explosion to a nuclear one is that 50% of a nuclear explosion's energy is released in radiation.  This means that the 970 ton equivalency mentioned above makes this roughly equal to a 2kt nuke. Op SNOWBALL and similar shots used 500 tons...
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    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    And there's around 2 orders of magnitude more people, they are coming from hot spots around the country traveling in a social environment for thousands of miles. it lasts a lot longer than 6-8 hours, there is probably a lot closer contact, and they are going home again.
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    None of this is new.  As a Private in 1988 I knew that the Soviets could bring fire down on an undisciplined emitter around five minutes after the transmission.  There is no reason to believe they've gotten worse at it.  Yes, spread spectrum and frequency hopping and other techniques can help...
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    What are you listening to/fav type of music

    At the recommendation of a friend, Aesop Rock, The Impossible Kid.  Not my normal but grabs you in and holds you.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    That is 0.004 people die for every 1 person showing symptoms.  So 4 people out of every 1000.  That makes it a 0.4% fatality rate.  Rather significant.
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    Letters to the Editor

    They are not good scoundrels.  A friend of mine was a SOCO in Liverpool.  Half of the B&Es he attended had the broken glass outside the house.  Didn't reflect well on insurance claims.
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    The effects of eating cordite

    Interesting.  I have suffered from a nitroglycerine headache once after grinding up dynamite for testing.  I forgot to open the window above the lab bench for around 15 minutes.  By that afternoon I was experiencing the worst headache I have ever experienced; it mirrored Maj Jennings'...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Tents are fine...
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    Gathering Reservists in Borden

    When I was in, our section did a lot of transport runs from Borden to Trenton and return meeting aircraft.  I (our section) paid for the MSE Ops to bunk down in Trenton either at the Yukon or on the economy depending on what was available and what time of night it was many times.  This was due...