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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. EL FARO sinking, NTSB animation

    That seems to me to be a useful tool for teaching; taking the known data and presenting it as is, without opinion or judgement. Very impressive. I felt that there may have been an element of get-home-itis in the decisions made early on. I would have bailed much sooner. But then I am, by nature, a chicken. Also, it was a commercial voyage with profits to maintain so what do I know. Disclaimer: I'm not a deep-sea mariner by any stretch. Not even a paddler in rock pools.
  2. Caption This!

    Renaming ceremony; henceforth shall she be known as "Maximum Entropy"
  3. Hug your teenager

    LB, I have no deep words of wisdom or experience, unlike so many here. Just know that onions are peeling here. You, your son and his pals have my condolences and best wishes. Kind regards
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    And she could beforehand? Wow. (Sorry) Reminds me of the old joke I once got to use: "Doctor, will I be able to play the piano after the operation?" "Don't worry, of course you will." "That's fantastic, because I couldn't beforehand."
  5. Slightly Obscure But Very Helpful

    Edit: Marisca beat me to it.
  6. Teacher 'LGGBDTTTIQQAAP' Sensitivity Training

    If they're facing a barbed-wire fence, they push back and that can be taken as approval. Ehm, apparently. Or so I'm told.
  7. Last post read?

    Right-click on the bullet at the left of the topic title works for me.
  8. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    At an MOB talk given by one of the participants in one of the Clipper races, (details foggy), two things I remember: I would not have felt comfortable going to sea with the crew as he described them. Apparently the hank system is specifically to give the crew some work to do. Makes them feel all offshore and shit.
  9. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Aithnionn ciarog ciarog eile.
  10. The Zombie Fleet

    Seagull in packs. Mothers teaching their young. Wait. Sorry, wrong thread.
  11. Random PicThread

    and 2017.. (yesterday). Apologies for the shitty phone-quality picture, taken while stopped at a red light. Very little has changed in the buildings and the bridge.
  12. Why did you leaf it at that? Sap.
  13. Random PicThread

    Guessing here, but that looks like O'Connell Bridge and Street in Dublin in 1916, just after the British gunboats came up the Liffey river and shelled the shit out of the city centre as part of quelling the Easter Rising. It was Sackville Street, renamed after Independence to O'Connell Street, after Daniel O'Connell whose statue can be seen standing. I drive by that bridge every workday. It's exactly square (as wide as it is long). Maybe they'll start rebuilding soon...
  14. Cop car -vs- Bambi

    Like eating an elephant, one chunk at a time.
  15. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    "Six long months I spent in Dublin, Six long months doing nothing at all, Six long months I spent in Dublin, Learning to dance for Lannigan's Ball"