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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. GFS cpa:
  2. Yes, but the details of the internal ballistics are well beyond my ken.
  3. I know I'm being absurdly pedantic here, but while they share the same name they aren't exactly the same caliber either in terms of the bullet or the muzzle diameter. The Russian MBR was the Mosin-Nagant in 7.62x54 (R) and the AK47 used the same 7.92mm bullet in a shortened case. Similarly, the German StG used the same bullet as the Mauser 98k (nominally 7.92x57 but 8.22mm in diameter) but in a smaller case. 7.62x51 NATO uses a 7.82mm (.308") diameter bullet inherited from the 30-06. There's a complicated history about what caliber means and what datum is used and, and, and...
  4. The naming conventions of ammunition are impenetrably complex. The 7.62 moniker is no exception. I think the wiki is petty good on this one (not that I'm any judge): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62_mm_caliber
  5. After it stops what does it take to restart it? Theories that involve fuel problems are usually a good bet with diesels. It certainly could be heat related but that's less common. Also, I'd expect the engine to get up to steady temp long before 40 minutes underway.
  6. Kids, don't try this at home.
  7. This. Sophisticated skippers can integrate the numbers and their feel and you give them what they ask for. Any skipper who needs to ask TWS v AWS should be given a target boat speed and be encouraged to concentrate on that and the jib. YMMV,
  8. The "just as" part of that statement is (IMO, of course) both false and corrosive. But, that's PA fodder. Let's keep the WX threads non-political.
  9. Stay safe. Wind field based on aircraft obs:
  10. Grim.