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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. Yeah I know, it's a rhetorical question. But I imagine a guy could still break his neck in a foam pit.
  2. Where the hell is Jeffy. Did the sharks eat him ?
  3. How the hell do you practice that shit without breaking your neck?
  4. Apparently these guys are from JTF 2 which happens to be Canada's most elite special ops unit, equivalent to a Seal or Ranger. Those guys have all the best toys. But they don't share their secrets so we'll probably never know.
  5. It only takes a day to work up the best load recipe for your individual rifle. After that you or one of the armory guys can load your custom cartridges just as fast as they can load any other cartridges.
  6. Oh man . . . Do they have one of these for the Sea of Cortez yet ?
  7. And theoretically you would be correct, but the reality is that no two barrels are identical and the chamber dimensions are not identical either because of variance in the manufacturing process
  8. Gyroscopic stability imparted by the barrel rifling. Same as the spiraling football Here's another tidbit of ballistical nerdness for ya. When a bullet leaves the muzzle, it's wobbling like a drunken Bears fan. It stabilizes down the road a piece and sobers up. Just like this here Top. And now you nose
  9. Yep it's always theoretical. Brazilian variables and whatnot. I looked around for some documentation for you but didn't find much. Apparently loose lips are still sinking ships and those boys are holding their data pretty close to the vest. What I do know is what the shorter range Benchrest Shooters and the thousand yard range Palma Competition Shooters do to work up their loads for their individual rifles.
  10. I think you could probably talk Elon Musk into it. You know, get rid of the Grinders/cyclors and use stored power for the next one. Musk Brand Batteries One stop shopping for all your AC battery needs Hell, he's already got spaceships and hyperloop's. This is right up his alley
  11. Cliff Notes version: Ideally you want to find the perfect powder weight that gives the smallest variation in muzzle velocity Too little or too much powder and the standard deviation gets larger. Why ? The muzzle oscillates when fired and theoretically the bullet would exit the muzzle at the same point of oscillation if there was zero variance in muzzle velocity. The perfect powder weight will vary in a group of otherwise identical rifles
  12. It will come down point first. Visualize a long pass with a football At 3450m the bullet is coming down at a incredibly steep angle to the target
  13. Because Hockey Season is over.
  14. It's pretty much a given that if you take X number of identical rifles with theoretically identical ammo, they will shoot to X number of different points of aim. Minute differences in chamber dimensions, metallurgy, and barrel harmonics will see to that. Good enough for the infantry but not for these guys.