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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.  

Inattentive Observer

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  1. Annapolis Boat Show

    Looking at Friday or Sunday as it stands now.
  2. How do you maximally shock a telephone solicitor in 2 seconds?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/29/it_helpdesk_creates_oh_hold_hell/ Seriously, Listen to this.
  3. Disgusting Boat Name

    Could be worse... at least it's not named Melena.
  4. A close friend of mine just died today

    My condolences. I'm burying a close friend and former ambulance partner this weekend; sudden but not entirely unexpected. It starts to suck when the queue of deceased friends keeps getting longer than the queue of living ones.
  5. St. Francis Yacht Club 1st to challenge for Super 12 regatta

    Anarchy Challenge Part Deux
  6. My friend Jeff is doing a solo, non stop circumnavigation -Day 51

    Thanks for sharing this, Bob.
  7. The Grateful Dead; By Far the Most Overated Band Ever

    Any thread that references the Main Point has my undivided attention. The Main Point and a shop called Critters were my haunts in Bryn Mawr long ago. My other favorite venue from that era was the Brandywine Club - saw Thorogood there a couple of times before he hit it big. As for the Dead: I saw one show as a spectator (Easter 85) and worked event EMS at several. I'll cop to listening to a combination CD from time to time but the live shows at which I was in attendance got really tedious. I worked a couple of Phish shows years later and it was kinda the same thing; maybe it was my lack of recreational chemicals on board or my ADDor something. [shrug]
  8. Hornet Porn - Marine Corps style

    Takes me back to the days of humping a PRC-77 and driving a jeep with an ancient MRC-108 pallet and a really crappy center of gravity...
  9. The Wart Hog gets a repreive

    The J model of the AC-130 is focused on precision-guided munitions, with only a single 30mm Bushmaster and maybe retaining the 105 piece mounted aft. The AC-130W "Stinger II" variants were repurposed from MC-130W airframes and carry a Bushmaster and a combination of small-diameter bombs and standoff PGMs. It's interesting to note that the Marines have weaponized some of their KC-130 tankers with the Harvest Hawk suite including targeting and a mix of Hellfire and Griffin missiles.
  10. Flashover

    I was backing up the guy on the knob while trying to enter a room at a house fire several years back; we got the door open and the room flashed. That was more fum than I wanted to have at the moment, to put it politely. the tanks and brackets of our SCBA took some neat, being the highest points on our persons.
  11. Bacon Anarchy

    Local to me, but well worth getting shipped in to wherever you are if you're a bacon enthusiast: http://www.1732meats.com The owner started out making bacon as a hobby in his basement, then started selling at the farm market across the street from his house.
  12. rec.audio.misc was the finest forum that ever was. Heyday late 90s or thereabouts. Bring back the Hive. I was a rec.music denizen in the days of the Kate Bush War - only 49 groups in those days.
  13. Historic blizzard incoming!

    Smidge under two feet here right outside Philly. Wind's died down and the snow ended about twelve hours ago, so I guess I'll get to some more definitive shoveling shortly. Yesterday I did enough to get my truck out of the driveway.
  14. Stuck in the Blizzard Without Rum

    Still have some Jack and some Mount Gay Extra Old and half a case of Sly Fox imperial IPA. Truck's good in this stuff, but I took a walk to one of the local bars that was open out of abject boredom. That didn't last long; my tolerance for a large crowd of drunk kiddies hammering various shots of Fireball and Rumchata apparently isn't very high.
  15. Historic blizzard incoming!

    Down here in the lower right corner of PA, the grocery panic started on Monday and seems to be continuing. You'd think we've never had snow here before. At least the local EMAs are well-versed on what happens next.
  16. The Wart Hog gets a repreive

    No background in CSAR here, but have strong familiarity with pre and post Desert Storm CAS from my Air Guard TASS days way back when. Given my dated perspective, my gut tells me that the F-35 is a waste of money.
  17. The Wart Hog gets a repreive

    Those who most depend on the A-10's capabilities, and those who call in the airstrikes have repeatedly and vehemently voiced their desire for the preservation of the Warthog: http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2014/11/13/tacp-airmen-oppose-a10-cuts/18979861/ Here's some footage done by USAF's combat camera folks that the brass doesn't want you to see: https://youtu.be/_L_TjXXx7eQ
  18. Sailing in Pennsylvania

    That takes me back. My father had an MFG 19 and an MFG powerboat long ago; he sold both.
  19. David Bowie, DTS

    This sucks. I grew up listening to Bowie. My older siblings saw the Diamond Dogs shows at the Tower Theater right outside Philly that became the "David Live" album. I didn't get my shot until July 87 at the Vet in Phily - nosebleed seats to see Frampton back up Bowie on the Glass Spider tour.
  20. Last Voyage

    My condolences.
  21. Kevin McCallister

    That was dark. Funny, but dark.
  22. How many have Circumnavagated SOLO/NON-STOP?

    I'd be lying if I denied ever musing about doing such a thing.
  23. Fucking Uber

  24. NFL 2015 (go Hawks)

    I like a lot of what I see with the Eagles thus far.
  25. Drone anarchy