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Inattentive Observer

Member Since 25 Dec 2003
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In Topic: Hornet Porn - Marine Corps style

10 February 2016 - 04:29 PM

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...

In Topic: The Wart Hog gets a repreive

07 February 2016 - 06:27 PM

I haven't heard much of a discussion of the Spectre gun ships in here. I would think the Air Force would have the same issues as with the A-10.

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.

In Topic: Flashover

31 January 2016 - 03:05 PM

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.

In Topic: Bacon Anarchy

31 January 2016 - 02:54 PM

Local to me, but well worth getting shipped in to wherever you are if you're a bacon enthusiast:




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.

In Topic: According To Mr. Clean AKA Alan Block, the forum posters of Sailing An

27 January 2016 - 04:11 AM


Honestly, I do not really miss rec.boats because I find everything here. But I do feel old anyway.

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.