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Foredeck Shuffle

Member Since 09 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 18 2014 02:27 PM

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In Topic: Using peoples real names

05 September 2014 - 02:21 PM

but the bottom line is its a veiled attempt at intimidation and that won't be tolerated.  

Unless it's Clean.  When he gets his panties in a bunch he has no problem outing people here and he does it precisely to intimidate them.  Does this "rule" apply to him? 
This is one of the main reasons I lost interest in the site.  I used to run certain browsers through multi-proxies, but thats because I do IT security and you have to practice what you say you know.  With that mindset, I liked SA's anonymity attitude and that real sailing and marine industry professionals posted using crazy names, believing themselves to be anonymous.  But Clean broke that implied rule many times, at least once to detriment to someones job.  Those types of posters dwindled as did the value of the threads.  To his credit, after feeding from the trough for a while, Clean appears to be better about names.  But the magic is gone.

One of the best things SA could do is to find out if turning off logging of account IP's and not logging website IP's was legal, and if so, implement while moving to a provider that also nixed logging and was not able to be manipulated by government writs, then announce the changes with much fanfare.  Yes, the idiots would turn up the volume, but I suspect some very interesting people would as well.

In Topic: Why do people 'misinterpret' the rules

05 September 2014 - 12:51 PM

The most frequent problem I observe is a person looking at a moment and applying the rules to that moment. The application of the rules can require watching how boat interactions begin and play out, then in the context of those sequence of events the rules have to be applied, sometimes meaning that a rule shuts off and another comes into play, then shuts off and another comes into play. Just consider the many rules applied at a mark rounding with different rules for different boats depending in their entrance and movements.

That is why the rules are hard. You cannot just look for a moment and see the rules in play, the rules apply in a fluid series of actions. There is no way that I can see to greatly simplify the rules without creating loopholes that the sea-lawyers amungst us will exploit.

In Topic: Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

20 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

What are the active development classes in the US?

Mostly the 505's, there is a scattering of I-14's, IC's, and Moths around the country.


You could call the Beachcat 16/18/20's & ACat's dev classes.


I'm sure I'm missing a few, but I can't think of them.

In Topic: Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

19 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

I'm sure you meant it, though I don't think you understand it, DGM is rule 69.

Perhaps you would like to read this.

Since I dressed it up with brand new Torch logo making it impossible to miss the difference from a Laser class sail, even at a distance, this wouldn't apply.  The rule implicitly stipulates some kind of subterfuge to get away with something, which obviously I did not since I stated it as non-class, and marked the sail prominently as non-class.


Hard to miss and hardly a case of misrepresentation.


In Topic: LR in AC35

07 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

Disappointed by the thread title, I was expecting Lesbian Robot to be on here.

Ditto. Twas the only reason I wandered into what is the back isle separated by a bead curtain section of SA. Just as frightening. Bunch of dudes masterbating about the AC.