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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Team NZ

    AFAIK port and starboard accumulator pressure in bar.
  2. Team NZ

    Holy crap. OR couldn't top up. IMO that's an inexcusable fail for their hydraulics designers. WTF is up with that Parker-Hannifin? FWIW: ETNZ mostly used inexpensive non-proportional German valves. See ya all in a couple years.
  3. Oracle Team USA

    Indeed. I didn't think a piss-take could be funnier than Downfall but that truly was and didn't have the sinister background. I also love hearing Spanish. My fluency is too rusty and elementary follow all the phrases but fortunately laughing translates well. Years of empathy training have successfully countered my autism thank's to my parole officer's support. Heading down to the Viaduct fireworks soon. Hope they're better than the AC34 launching party! I'll be the one at Headquarters wearing the ETNZ jacket.
  4. Team NZ

    Matteo and Dalts - the backbone. The new talented sailors - the flesh. The shore crew - the blood, sweat and tears behind the win. Having beers at 16T.
  5. Team NZ

    Well done - what an amazing effort. See you all soon.
  6. Live Racing Thread

    Monica gave him one. Oh sorry, wrong Bill.
  7. Live Racing Thread

    Yep, I agree with that 100%. The concept isn't hard but there lots of different aspects that need to be tuned, strengthened and lightened. A lot of prototype components were made and discarded in the process. I got the impression from the other team leaders that the pedal concept was little more than mooted at some meetings, no real work went into it. Will give DB some credit for commenting after the ETNZ launch that some of the value of biking was getting hands freed up for rake control. (He may had been advised that by NH, both knew a follow-the-dot program was in the plan even in the early days.) And I wasn't the only one fooled by thinking OR had a pedaling skunkworks going on with the fabled 10 boat builders from Warkworth and the mock up I saw outside their shed in April.
  8. Live Racing Thread

    ... of Trump serving a full term?
  9. Live Racing Thread

    I disagree with your assumptions that pedaling went against everyone's gut instinct and that bosses were inherently sceptical about the concept. Nearly everyone who worked in the project believed in the basic idea but there were concerns about getting the technical details fully debugged and race-ready in time.
  10. Live Racing Thread

    The largest advances made in controls since the last AC are definitely not the onboard human input devices.
  11. Live Racing Thread

    That tech is a long long ways from being usable in the AC. Its also unreliable and slow.
  12. Team NZ

    Razor might have a personal endorsement deal with Kaenon. I won't party until we cross the finish line winning the final race AND I have received assurance from ETNZ legal counsel that the coast is clear!
  13. Team NZ

    The team was issued Prada sunnies and shoes many months ago. Prada are the only sunnies team members are allowed to wear when in uniform.
  14. Team NZ

    I thought they were for tie breaking. First captain to the top wins.
  15. Team NZ

    No harder than rugby commentators repeatedly explaining what scrum means to all the viewers who don't know what the tall white poles at the end of the field are for.