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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

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  1. And sitting all morning on a steady 9/10k average gusting to 13k on the Sound
  2. You don't get it do you?? These fuckers do 2X wind speed or closing speeds of up to 100k or 180 kmh and match racing and where essentially only 2/3 bodies at the back of the bus are driving, trimming and doing tactics. It has got nothing to do with virtual racing fool. Remote control technology like this is there now but in button/paddle/pedal form in Bermuda right now and any improvement upon that actually allows them to get their head up out of the boat and eyes watching old school wise, just as you advocate, except they are not doing 8k in a clunker.
  3. Hey Aurorette can you please get below and give these poor KoneWones a titty flash...it might help them stay awake and forget about the personel turmoil in their life until this AC thing is over. Good girl.
  4. Thank God your back Bill. I thought your last post was a fuckin requiem and you were about to top yourself.
  5. So some soothing music for those in NZ who are trying to work out how to dial off 5+ hours because they can't sleep, the boss has rung up and said be at work early or that is it, the wife has taken the kids and left to stay at her sisters, plus the parting revelation she has been shagging the pool guy all summer. And all just because you haven't had a shower in 3 days and think beer is now something you have before and during breakfast. Don't worry you are not alone.
  6. It is when It is funny when you you have had a life of being butt fucked and you think a nice sunrise will turn into a different day and cure the pain. Most sensible people in that predicament wait until sunset before opening their mouth.
  7. Layday...wtf..weather is not your strong point obviously. Maybe a tad stiffer actual at 10k when you wrote that compared to yesterday and the same right now only 6 hours out
  8. 6 hours to go and the ECMWF model though a bit old now is the one which remains on the money from what has happened over the last few days and having an average around 10k versus that being close to actual on the Sound right now. So will be much the same as yesterday but a big difference being it is currently shaping up as being a bit more stable with maybe the gusts being a tad higher closer to 14/15k but the bottom end being closer to the average of 10k. That means OR can recycle their setup of the last week with confidence and with maybe some benefit from that stability and higher gusts. For ETNZ it is business as usual I suspect in the setup and execution department. Therefore weather looks like playing no part in the first race at least. If it goes to 2 races ETNZ might have a slight leg up if the pressure backs off just a little for race 2 as forecast.
  9. The above ECMWF model though a bit old now is still on the money average wise versus actual on the Sound there right now. So will be much the same as yesterday but a big difference being it is currently shaping up as being a bit more stable with maybe the gusts being a tad higher but the bottom end being closer to the average. That means OR can recycle their setup of the last week with confidence and with maybe some benefit from that stability and higher gusts. For ETNZ it is business as usual. Therefore weather looks like playing no part in the first race at least. If it goes to 2 races ETNZ might have a slight leg up if the pressure backs off as forecast.
  10. DIM it is certainly that on and off the water. With the view that ETNZ's advantage is in controlling these skittery machines and keeping them flying particulary in light airs, I put out today a thought where on board control system development might head. That was it will be with software and electro/mechanical systems controlled by the brain and "thought". Not that far fetched as it is already here in the prosthetics arena. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/features/robots-with-a-human-touch I understand eight people in the world now have what they call a myoelectric prosthesis controlled by thought and it is now the subject of interest by the military. One of those eight is an Australian welder who actually constructed parts of his own mind controlled prosthetic arm. After reading this post it may well cause the buccmeister to lose his mind entirely.
  11. Bill getting a blow job before he dies?
  12. Bill what colour is the sky in your world?
  13. Obviously with only eight examples executed to date with fuck all funding. Things might get turbo charged if you happen to have a few billion and are in the software business. Look at the advances made in controls since just the last AC.
  14. I forgot to add this additional paragraph(s) to the above closing paragraphs about where on board control system development might head. If one was to make a guess I think it will be with software and electro/mechanical systems controlled by thought. Not that far fetched as it is already here in the prosthetics arena. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/features/robots-with-a-human-touch I understand eight people in the world now have what they call a myoelectric prosthesis controlled by thought and it is now the subject interest by the military. One of those eight is an Australian welder who actually constructed parts of his own mind controlled prosthetic arm.
  15. They are already outdated. Wait for the next run of models. BTW the ECMWF has been closest to reality these last couple of days.