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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Where Does National Air Space End?
Replies: 11
Views: 9602

RE: Where Does National Air Space End?

It's Class E above FL600, at least the charts that I remember back from my PPL said it was. Anyways, I think that nations will regulate airspace until about 50miles, which is considered space. It's just at the moment, there is rarely an aircraft above FL600, that isn't military, so there was no need...

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by PPGMD
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi Speed
Replies: 25
Views: 8095

RE: Taxi Speed

FSU,

Yeah we got a blast from the past with this one.

Anyway I mostly fly light props, and we taxi at about running speed, though there are some days where you just want to accidentally take off on the taxiway.

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by PPGMD
Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Launch
Replies: 34
Views: 4413

RE: Delta IV Launch

Could you summarize the article for those of us, that haven't given the Washington Post our blood sample.

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by PPGMD
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Launch
Replies: 34
Views: 4413

RE: Delta IV Launch

The Buran would not have worked for the same missions that the shuttle is being used for, in particular the orbital correction, which would require the engines that the shuttle has. I think that an improved Delta <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> Heavy will be the solution for th...

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by PPGMD
Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical Cargo Hold Temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 38776

RE: Typical Cargo Hold Temperature

Actually checked food items are if not prohibited, highly discouraged because many have the same constancy as plastic explosives.

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by PPGMD
Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Launch
Replies: 34
Views: 4413

RE: Delta IV Launch

Well NASA has admitted, they didn't exactly keep the shuttle under lock and key. Heck they said, that if the Russians asked, they might even have sent them plans, since it has no military value.

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aircraft - Airbus
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

RE: Military Aircraft - Airbus

The KC-330 probably would be under the A330MRTT program.

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Work Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 8405

RE: ATC Work Schedule

<i>Does the controller have to get briefed on the current situation?</i> They have a change over check list that they run down during every controller replacement, that gives the new controller an idea of what's going on, and what he was trying to do with the traffic. At least that's what my friends...

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Africa Set To Buy 8 To 14 Airbus A400Ms
Replies: 26
Views: 7196

RE: South Africa Set To Buy 8 To 14 Airbus A400Ms

Columbia, I doubt that when the time comes for them to replace their C-130's (which based on current acquisition rates will be when they start falling out of the sky, unless the UK has some dented ones they want to sell), that they will goto the A400M since they snubbed P&W over the engine contract.

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by PPGMD
Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Bank Checks
Replies: 14
Views: 6764

RE: Flying Bank Checks

I agree with you, most of these small outfit's planes look like they are held together with safety wire and copious amounts of RTV.

The boxes don't seem to mind what aircraft they are loaded on.

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Launch
Replies: 34
Views: 4413

RE: Delta IV Launch

Is this the new Delta IV Heavy I have been hearing about?

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by PPGMD
Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DVDs; Technical Info Required
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

RE: DVDs; Technical Info Required

<i>But since DVDs are encoded with digital compressed video, the player will simply decode the data stream into whatever local standard you´re using.</i> Nope, you specify what standard you wish to use when you are encoding or transcoding the video so attempting to play a NTSC DVD even if it's regio...

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Maintenance Tent/Canopy Request
Replies: 17
Views: 4859

RE: Engine Maintenance Tent/Canopy Request

Not personally, but as I said, I am sure someone here should be able to help you. I do believe we have had BMI pilots on the board in the past.

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Maintenance Tent/Canopy Request
Replies: 17
Views: 4859

RE: Engine Maintenance Tent/Canopy Request

Techrep,

Have you tried calling up BMI MX at Manchester. I am sure someone here should be able to get you in touch with them.

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by PPGMD
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanker Deal? EADS: Airbuses And Boeings
Replies: 1
Views: 3436

RE: Tanker Deal? EADS: Airbuses And Boeings

We have several other threads on this topic. Could you please move you post to this thread: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/25098/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/25098/</a> Otherwise we end up repeating the same facts and arugm...

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by PPGMD
Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?
Replies: 76
Views: 4529

RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

On residential streets I do the limit. On major roads I do 5-10 over the limit. On city highways I do 10-15 over the limit, unless I'm in an area known to have high amounts of enforcement. On rural highways I open up the throttle doing in most cases about 80-90mph, unless of condition dictate less, ...

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by PPGMD
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bosnia F-117 Shootdown
Replies: 21
Views: 21330

RE: Bosnia F-117 Shootdown

<i>fighter that uses FBW to fight,</i> Actually the F-16, is very difficult to fly as I understand without FBW since it is vertically unstable. It's flyable, but not as easily. I also think that the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> is putting stealth over overall capability, but the B-2 an...

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by PPGMD
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Buying Military Trainers?
Replies: 11
Views: 6930

RE: Buying Military Trainers?

Trainers I have seen. T-28's are everywhere. T-34 are not as popular due to an <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym>, but are around in numbers. I have seen a few <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym>-3's out there, and I un...

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by PPGMD
Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Underwear: What Do You Like On Your Partner?
Replies: 29
Views: 4665

RE: Underwear: What Do You Like On Your Partner?

Didn't Johan offer to refund payment for the thong if a female sent in shots wearing one, or was that another site?

I wonder if anyone has ordered any of the A.net thongs?

Anyways for me, it's underwear period because it increases the anticipation before you get to it.

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by PPGMD
Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rate Your MP3 Playa!
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

RE: Rate Your MP3 Playa!

The buttons are now tactile, so there is no guessing about whether or not you pressed the button like I experienced with my 3G iPod.

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by PPGMD
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rate Your MP3 Playa!
Replies: 13
Views: 1617

RE: Rate Your MP3 Playa!

I use a 40GB 4th Generation iPod. Works great.

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3218

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

Probably because I don't live my life in Non-Av. For the most part I browse during my spare time during the day, which means limited time. Anyways I strongly condemn the KKK heck if it wasn't illegal I would want to personally put rifle rounds in many of the KKK leaders (though burning their offices...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3218

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

If you are pointing out an ideology then you didn't need this swipe at the GOP to make your point: <i>Perhaps this sicko (and G W Bush supporter)...</i> And if this is your point why make this thread. I am sure that we all know that Hitler and Nazism is bad, it was ingrained in all but the most moro...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3218

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

He's a shock jock, he gets ratings by being controversial, like Stern, and other like him. I think you will find 99% of conservatives believe that Hitler was an idiot. I am sure that I can find at least a couple of democrats that thought Stalin was a great man, there is tape of a protester that thou...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

Both have agreed to open up the bidding again. Because they have to, if they went with Boeing without another bidding process, the Democrats would howl like they did over Haliburton. You don't seem to understand our politics, it's 90% show. The Republicans don't want to look like they are simply han...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

BENNETT123, One of the major partners in EADS, France, refuses to buy foreign if there is a domestic equivalent. KEEJSE, It's Airbus fans who think that Airbus has a snowballs chance at winning it. Even the people that have condemned the Pentagon for this scandal, few of them have said that Airbus s...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

<i>...this is all theatre.</i> Bingo, this is designed to show that Boeing isn't the only company on the block, even though they are. <i>So Hydrodynamic Ram is an issue for the KC330 <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> the KC767.</i> It can be an issue on any aircraft ...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Come Up With An Improved KC767 Offer?
Replies: 2
Views: 4732

RE: Will Boeing Come Up With An Improved KC767 Offer?

I have responded in the Senate allowing Airbus to bid thread, we need to keep these threads in at least one place, I am personally sick of having to repeat the same arguments and facts over and over again. In fact your first fact I have refuted in at least three threads, I even provided the flow rat...

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by PPGMD
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

Responding to KEESJE other thread. Lets keep this compressed so we don't have to repeat ourselves over and over again in each new threads. <i>all the required refuel systems from aircraft 1</i> You really know nothing about the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-767A bey...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

Contact_tower, Runways aren't as much of an issue with the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, many of their aircraft already demand longer runways. Tankers are also positioned at bases with other heavy aircraft. Ramp space is where they will have the most issue. Also 11,000 ft sounds a bit ...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

KEESJE, Size is an issue when you are talking about foriegn bases that are lacking hanger is ramp space. Someone went out and created a chart in one of the previous threads that showed that the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-767, though larger than the <acronym title...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F/A-22 Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4300

RE: F/A-22 Question

Hey we agree on one thing the death of the F-22 program as we know it, but I disagree on the VTOL direction, unless the F-35 is a much better aircraft, the Air Componet Commanders dislike VTOL because of their low combat loads, and short range. The Marines actually got what they which which is their...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

<i>How is anyone (including Boeing) supposed to make a serious bid if US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> do not issue serious specs. Or do they plan to give Airbus one set of specs and Boeing gets the REAL specs.</i> How many aircraft leave the production line with the same specs as were iss...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Simulator Ride: What To Do
Replies: 21
Views: 5041

RE: Simulator Ride: What To Do

If you're more of a reckless type, see if you can loop it or do a barrel roll...

I guess I am in that group, because that's the first thing I try to do on a sim after takeoff.

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID
Replies: 48
Views: 7088

RE: US Senate To Allow Airbus Tanker BID

<i>The KC330 offer already had superior payload range & cargo/passenger transport capabilities (without adding any extra fuel tanks) Upgrading the KC330 with US partners like <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> (newest engines) and specialized military Lockheed equipment they w...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sen. John Mcain Gives The AirForce The Boot.
Replies: 10
Views: 4330

RE: Sen. John Mcain Gives The AirForce The Boot.

I can't read the washington post, I don't feel like giving a blood sample. Anyways many of us have said in the past the competition is not a competition in the sense that you are thinking, instead it will bring Air Bus in to give them the run around, just to pressure Boeing to lower it's price. If y...

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by PPGMD
Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Bank Checks
Replies: 14
Views: 6764

RE: Flying Bank Checks

Slamclick,

Only extremely large companies can profit from money on a day to day basis. Most business might get interest on their accounts once a year for their yearly average, if they get interest at all.

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by PPGMD
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Bank Checks
Replies: 14
Views: 6764

RE: Flying Bank Checks

KYIpilot, I talked with the founder of AirNet. He said that the reason that banks are so willing to pay for checks to be flown around is because every night that a bank has a million dollars worth of float money, they make on average $1200 worth of interest. So it's in the receiving banks best inter...

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by PPGMD
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sen. John Mcain Gives The AirForce The Boot.
Replies: 10
Views: 4330

RE: Sen. John Mcain Gives The AirForce The Boot.

KEESJE, Yes and Europe is free from corruption. *cough*OilForFoodProgram*cough* Even before 9-11 there would have been little chance for Airbus to provide such an important US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> asset such as tankers. I don't think even Clinton would have taken it that far. But ...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Soldiers Required To Serve Again
Replies: 20
Views: 1770

RE: Former Soldiers Required To Serve Again

I think the difference is the way that it's really view of things <i>...they cannot just be ordered to go without even being in the military anymore. And it was not reservists or anything like that, just people that had been fully discharged and done with their service.</i> They are still in the mil...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Soldiers Required To Serve Again
Replies: 20
Views: 1770

RE: Former Soldiers Required To Serve Again

Welcome to last year. It's called Inactive Ready Reserve, and it's something that they knew about before they joined up. When you join the military you join for X numbers of years total (I believe it's 8 for enlisted, 10 for commissioned). Whatever time you didn't do active, you are available for In...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian/US Dual Citizenship
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

RE: Indian/US Dual Citizenship

That renouncement is formal, and the applicant is supposed to tell the country that he was formally a citizen of to revoke his citizenship. It's not recognized by some countries (ie once a citizen, always a citizen), nor does the US check on it. It's done on the honor system. You are also not suppos...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian/US Dual Citizenship
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

RE: Indian/US Dual Citizenship

<I>Also, I suspect this isn't really full citizenship, but some sort of half measure the <acronym title="Braganca Paulista - Estadual Arthur Siqueira (BJP / SDBP), Brazil">BJP</acronym> came up with to patao their Pravasi Bhartiyas.</i> Actually it can't be full citizenship and be legal in the US. U...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caught Using Illegal Software?
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

RE: Caught Using Illegal Software?

I spent nearly two years as a web hosting administrator for a hosting company supporting FreeBSD, Linux, and Windows (NT 4, 2000, and just as I was leaving 2003). I am an expert at administrating *nix products, even I don't like touching *nix on the desktop because it's a pain, and one doesn't need ...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soldiers Who Refused Iraq Convoy
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

RE: Soldiers Who Refused Iraq Convoy

L-188, There is also the fact, that the next day another unit, using the same trucks was ordered to do the same route carrying the same fuel (with no escort also). They completed the mission with incident, and the fuel was burned just like any other load. Also the route is over 300 miles, if they ha...

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by PPGMD
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caught Using Illegal Software?
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

RE: Caught Using Illegal Software?

<i>Bill Gates should be forced to use a copy of Windows <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym> Pro on a normal computer like most of us, see how he likes that ;</i> Actually he does use Windows <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym>. Within Microsoft, they heavily believe in ...

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by PPGMD
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To Our Dutch Members
Replies: 50
Views: 3258

RE: To Our Dutch Members

I do believe that the Dutch government are dealing with the Muslim extremist problem. Didn't they recently bust a rather large network? The problem with the Dutch is that they are reactive when it comes to problems, not proactive, like they should be. It was a problem with computer crimes during the...

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by PPGMD
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Smash A Home Computer!
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

RE: How To Smash A Home Computer!

Termite is always a riot. C4 is more fun, but hard to get a hold of.

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by PPGMD
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Being A Soldier, To Die For Your Country?
Replies: 84
Views: 5249

RE: Being A Soldier, To Die For Your Country?

DI021, I believe that the Navy still has a program for non-HS grads, though I hear that they still have to do half descently on the ASVAB, and are used for labor oriented tasks until they complete their GED. All that I have heard about the program was while talking with a friend of mine about the Na...

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by PPGMD
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Being A Soldier, To Die For Your Country?
Replies: 84
Views: 5249

RE: Being A Soldier, To Die For Your Country?

<i>Necessary for the expansion of the American Empire? No thanks.</i> Now that has to be the funniest thing that I have read all week. Since WWII America hasn't expanded it's empire on bit. Name one country that has become a US Protectorate, Territory, or State since WWII, that wasn't a part of the ...

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