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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. The cause of gun violence is obviously the guns. But the cause of police shootings is probably not the guns, even cops inn Oz carry sidearms. We seem to have a different problem with our police shootings. In my opinion the core problem is concealed carry of handguns. I would be fine with shitcanning that (never happen). I don't see it as Constitutional, regardless that some judges and Normies do.
  2. I assumed that this was a thread about the length that Emirates butt-fucked Oracle around the third mark.
  3. Woody, I love ya buddy, you're a man who sets the trail for other men and run burns it to the ground for those of impure heart. Congratulations to you and all the Kiwis today. The curse lives, long live the curse.
  4. Congratulations Kiwis, you guys deserved it, outclassed the Yanks and Aussies at every mark. Come up with some interesting new rules for next time, and I look forward to see the 10 meter tall Burling statue.
  5. Early lunch, going to hide out in the gym with my Kiwi friend at work, hopefully the suits don't catch on. Go NZ.
  6. Sweet Smoking Mary, this is big. Beat that Ginger, NZ.
  7. I got my daughter a 2014 Mazda 2 a few months ago. I would have preferred something bigger for her, but she fell in love with that car, drives it everywhere, apparently the styling of Mazda appeals to the young women these days. Seems to be typical Japanese high quality, though hers might have been made in Mexico. The SkyActive engine thing seems to work well, good power 35 mpg or so, it connects with her iPhone.
  8. Lessee ... he's came into the office as one our country's oldest and most obese Presidents, with a twitterized lousy sleep schedule. He doesn't drink alcohol or coffee, which probably helps him in some ways, but he's missing the benefits of moderate alcohol and coffee consumption. He apparently drinks a lot of Diet Coke, which usually isn't good. So my wild prediction ... he's going to have a health scare and need to change his lifestyle, probably losing a bunch of weight, like Clinton did.
  9. Obama's $30 million program was through ARPA-E. It was specifically designed to fund low-TRL research into carbon, organic structures, recombination, spintronics, quantum effects, etc.. As for ferromagnetism, that's insanely complicated, the people who do that work have some bizarre ability to understand the Relativistic effects that make simple things like permanents magnets work. But I'm told that non-REEs will let us see the next generation of magnetism, just as REEs jumped the strength-to-weight an order of magnitude over the old iron-core magnetics. Batteries, they need REEs, it's their nature, but capacitors will take over a lot of their domain eventually, at least, EVs will probably be at least a good portion cap arrays. They offer a lot of advantages over batteries, and their energy density versus cost is getting better all the time, they're following their own version of Moore's Law.
  10. Trump's $7 million line item for the DOE, it will probably pass, even though $7 million won't make too much of a difference in changing existing rare earth extraction, it's nowhere close enough to transition to in-situ leach, it would need to be more like $70 million, at least, with industry at least matching that. http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/17/donald-trump-coal-mining-rare-earth-elements-comes-china-appalachia And Obama's $30 million ARPA-E program for the end-run around rare earths, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS86627191420110429 I do see the value in both of these approaches, REEs are proven now, we should find a way to ensure domestic production, just from a strategic and national security perspective. But Trump's approach is barely more than a symbolic effort. Extracting REEs in a clean way will require real investment, and it will impact our future national security far more than a bunch of military contracts for war machines that are obsolete the day they roll off the production line. The problem with Trump's approach is that it isn't enough to address the core weakness of U.S. REE production. We don't need to shitcan the very real EPA concerns over managing mountains of tailings, we need better ways of pulling REEs out of the ground. Short of dumping Cadmiium and Nickle in Walking Dude's water, we'll never, ever be able to compete with China on this with existing technology, and there are entropic reasons for that.
  11. Funny you mention that ... Trump's administration made a big brouhaha just last week about beginning rare earth production again in the USA. Awesome right? We produce close to zero of the rare earths we need, so everyone should cheer this great Trump decision, right? What a forward-thinking chap, genuinely interested in making America great again. Except, what are the actual details of his plan? He wants to run $7 million through the DOE to build U.S. rare earths mining. Not that there is any big difficulty with mining rare earths, we know how to do it the dirty way and the clean way, like in-situ leach. We just can't do it cleanly in a competitive way with China, who does it the dirty way. So yes, you nailed it, rare earths mining to Chinese standards, fuck the poor schmucks who live downstream, maybe it will be that dipshit Walking Dude who lives downstream and gets a swigful of nickle and cadmium. But we should at least applaud the thought, right? Except, urp ... Obama funded nearly five times that much into doing an end-run around the rare-earths, just use batteries and magnetic materials that don't need them. But Trump wants to shitcan that effort, I guess the word "green" sneaks into that discussion, and people who let politics run their logic centers tend to produce contaminated thought streams.
  12. Maybe ... The cop in the video on the previous page shot and killed an unarmed man while she was tasering him, then not only was able to return, but the town had to pay her tens of thousands for her to leave. What percentage of cops leave law enforcement after killing someone?
  13. Sure you are Normy. You just need your taste of whiskey ... And I've never seen the show, but any television that uses the Pogues deserves my attention ...
  14. About the only way to do a burnout in a Ford Pusstang is to set the tires on fire.
  15. You give yourself too much credit. None of the gays in the fleet will take you on because you shoot blood and desperation.