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Recent content by DONT_PANIC

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    Whats in a (ships) name?

    Unfortunately Mr. Banks recently passed away.
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    Primary Leadership Qualification Course (PLQ) Mega thread

    Is DL the only way that they are running PLQ now, or is there will the traditional full 8 week courses being run?  I've heard different answers either way.
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    Stateboards

    I think (and I could be wrong) that MCDVs with the mors update have been playing around with this a bit.  It's certainly convenient, though due to a lack of screens, only 1-2 stateboards can be show on the larger display at a time.  Not the end of the world by any means, especially since they...
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    Day Z - ARMA2 Mod

    This is worth checking out for those that have ARMA2:  http://dayzmod.com/index.php It's zombie apocalypse survival game based on the ARMA 2 engine.  You start on a beach, with nothing but some medical supplies and a flashlight.  The only goal is to survive as long as possible (average survival...
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    Happy Statute of Westminster Day!

    Good to know!  I noticed ships in Esquimalt flying the Union Jack yesterday while bringing an orca alongside; wasn't sure why that was.
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    USN successfully fires a test bed railgun

    Unobtainium?  Wonderflonium is at least twice as powerful a fuel source...
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    "$3M cut to naval reserves"

    To a certain extent, I disagree.  I think that even along side, there can be considerable value in using the hull as a training platform for OJT related training.  For instance (I think I may have said this before), it could be an ideal place to get a know your ship book done; a place for...
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    I was reading a paper a while back on the evolution of "political science" as a discipline, and how it is currently divided into a number of subfields (Political Theory, Comparative, International Relations, etc...).  Looking at the curiculum from the late 19th/early 20th century, it was really...
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    What PC Video Game Are You Playing Now?

    Currently hooked on Alien Swarm.  Curently lacking some content (only one campaign), but when it's free, certainly can't complain.
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    "$3M cut to naval reserves"

    I partially agree.  In retrospect, an arrangement like the above sounds similar to the C-OJT program of years past, where trainees would rotate in and out of a ship, and work on other aspects of their OJPR while ashore.  Often, the program just seemed to mass produce personel that were on paper...
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    "$3M cut to naval reserves"

    I spent some time last month out west doing some OJT, and what really struck me was that even alongside with no real crew, these MCDVs could be really usefull training platforms during times (like the summer) when there are generally be more trainees (sometimes far too many) that billets on...
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    6 Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels being no longer Mothballed

    Any idea of the timelines for this happening?  Given that it's the end of the school year, a lot of reservists who are in school will be heading out to the coast for OJT.  I wonder if they will start putting more and more reservists on the heavies over the next 4 months in anticipation of...
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    Media Bias [Merged]

    Simply put, we made a voluntary choice to join the CF.  We were full aware that we would have to accept orders and control of others.  We don't have any choice over funding the CBC.  As Thucydides pointed out, the state funds the CBC by taking money (from taxpayers) through it's monopoly on the...
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    Battlestar Galactica (Beware....Possible SPOILERS! read at your own risk)

    Daniel was an artist.  Hmm, so was starbuck.  Starbuck is back from the dead... And if Daniel were turned into Danielle...
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    Battlestar Galactica (Beware....Possible SPOILERS! read at your own risk)

    Mr. Gaeta, say hello to Mr. Airlock...
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