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CaptainPete

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  1. The old Soviet Kilo-class (that I mentioned earlier) was almost silent at speeds under five knots. Kinda scary. I think everyone has seen Star Trek IV, right?
  2. Sure, if we all get things installed in our heads and revive the Babylonian language... As for my piracy idea, it was really something that would have worked better 20 years ago, when the former USSR was selling everything and drastically reducing the size of their navy. I put a lot of thought in to the idea, and as it was pointed out, subs are designed to sink ships, not board them. There's a few ways to handle it; you can sink the ships in shallow waters and salvage the cargo or you can sink a few ships and then extort the shipping companies to pay you not to sink anymore ships. If you want to go all Evil Genius, you can make a 'non-standard' torpedo and make entire carrier groups sweat a little. Yes, I thought about this way too much. And yes, international crimes and piracy on the high seas are terrible things and morally wrong... But, you can't blame a guy for having his idle fantasies, can you? I don't blame you at all. I have never done any thought exercises about the minimum number of people required to take over a submarine and go drug running for the cartels. Another reason why I couldn't get behind that show Last Resort. They wouldn't have lasted a week. I don't really need to worry about taking one over, per say. There's an old diesel boat in the river. Sure, it would need several... Hundreds of thousands of dollars in work (I don't even want to know how much it would cost to re-attach the screw), but you could do it. It's also on my list of 'places to secure in the event of zombies.' Damn Congress. Where's Emperor Norton when you need him? He fired them twice, you know.
  3. Yes. I'm waiting for the mental plug-in from just about every cyberpunk novel/show/movie, because it'll be awesome.
  4. Sure, if we all get things installed in our heads and revive the Babylonian language... As for my piracy idea, it was really something that would have worked better 20 years ago, when the former USSR was selling everything and drastically reducing the size of their navy. I put a lot of thought in to the idea, and as it was pointed out, subs are designed to sink ships, not board them. There's a few ways to handle it; you can sink the ships in shallow waters and salvage the cargo or you can sink a few ships and then extort the shipping companies to pay you not to sink anymore ships. If you want to go all Evil Genius, you can make a 'non-standard' torpedo and make entire carrier groups sweat a little. Yes, I thought about this way too much. And yes, international crimes and piracy on the high seas are terrible things and morally wrong... But, you can't blame a guy for having his idle fantasies, can you?
  5. I've been sharing it with my friends. This is a good find.
  6. That's a rip-off. I love how they even kept the 109 decals in there.
  7. Don't forget the terrible (and terribly funny) movie they made. I was thinking of an anime when we mentioned PT boat and piracy.
  8. I'm all about JJ (Jet Jaguar) in the games. Gigan is an acceptable fill-in when I get banned from playing Jet.
  9. But, they've got Putin. Who would be a perfect person to make fun of... If he wasn't so damn scary. I can't make jokes about him because I'm afraid of being disappeared in the night. Sounds like we both have terrible people in charge at our places of employment. I've been thinking about buying an old Kilo-class submarine and becoming a pirate in the South Pacific. You in? I'll just need to get $2 million to buy it from some 'friends' who speak with accents and drink a lot of vodka...
  10. I thought my complex was the only one that allowed roofers to start work at 8AM on a Saturday! They also seem to think that is a good time for fire safety inspections. Sorry to hear about your job, Pete. Yeah, they show up sometime between 8 and 9am. Which is right when I get home and want to get to bed. They haven't even reached my end yet and I'm already dreading it. Do you have a skylight? I do. Over my bedroom. No, I don't, thank god. That would make things even worse.
  11. I thought my complex was the only one that allowed roofers to start work at 8AM on a Saturday! They also seem to think that is a good time for fire safety inspections. Sorry to hear about your job, Pete. Yeah, they show up sometime between 8 and 9am. Which is right when I get home and want to get to bed. They haven't even reached my end yet and I'm already dreading it. Hehehe....
  12. If you pay them enough, they'll work (slowly) on weekends. Yeah, I thought it was interesting there were only two of them. Still, two people with nail guns and hammers gets really loud.
  13. I'm pretty sure my work is trying to get me to quit. In other news, I want to know why the roofers are working on my apartment's roof everyday, including weekends. I thought construction people didn't work weekends?
  14. Awww. I think it looks jolly. And you, good sir, are quite insane.
  15. Thanks to all this NGE talk and my re-watching of the series, I'm re-reading the Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga. I like how they take Gendo from being the worst character in the original series to the best character in the manga. So many good lines...
  16. It's the only one I own. I enjoy the fights, but I felt it tried too hard to go back to 'funny Godzilla for kids' stuff. I do like playing the video games on my PS2. Nothing quite like trashing a city as your favorite Kaiju.
  17. We just saw it Wednesday morning. It's amazing to walk through. Not so amazing when it bursts the water main for the entire fire sprinkler system...
  18. See, I call that a rough draft. :P Now I do, too. But, it's the oldest stuff that I have trouble with, in that regard. The stuff I wrote in high and middle school is down-right terrible. It might have been the fact that I was terribly depressed when I wrote most of that...
  19. Yeah, thanks. Because I know I didn't need all that sleep anyway... I considered it my finest hour on Facebook when I discovered the (well hidden) button that yielded the option: "Hide all posts from Farmville..." Because before that I had friends and connections that were playing Farmville, a lot. I kept getting all these messages in my news feed about beehives, unicorns, shovels, and rutabegas. E.g: "Your friend Morris broke his shovel trying to repair the unicorn damage to his beehive. Do you have six rutabegas you could give Morris so he can buy a new shovel??" And I had never signed up for the game! ...no virtual farm, ...no make-believe vegetable patch, ...no possibility of generating figmentary rutabegas ( ...or just giving Morris an imaginary shovel.) Well done OneBoot: scorched earth is the best option for Farmville. Oh, god, I hate Farmville so much. Even after blocking it, it still haunted me in people's posts. I absolutely love you and oneboot for posting about that. When I started out painting I had only 5 figures to my name but I painted and simple greened them every single day. I'm still no where near as great as some painters here but I know I've improved from where I was in the beginning. I still try to do some painting every day and have no qualms with just simply greening he figure til I feel I have improved 'somewhere' I have some figures that might look absolutely terrible, but I kept its paint job because I did the eyes perfect or the hair was perfect and I like to keep it as a reference on my improvement. My husbands my toughest critic though when it comes to my painting and writing but I prefer him that way. Nice and honest. If he hated the colors I used then I may reconsider or tell him to go soak his head. I've kept every piece of writing I have done since I was a child. This is also a great encouragement to improve where I am now. It keeps me focused on my progress and helps me not to lose sight of my ability. Am I as great as Faulkner? Absolutely not, but I've improved. Do I think I'll get published? If I dedicated the proper attention that it deserves, I probably could. But yes, become friends with failure! (Given, I have NEVER posted my painting failures, well except for Autumn but that turned out to not be entirely my fault, the casting was terrible on her) @[email protected] I'm a mediocre painter and writer. But, I never completely give up. I burn out, get bummed or just don't feel like it sometimes. I can't, however, go over stuff I wrote ages ago without feeling pain and the overwhelming desire to give up completely. I don't enjoy looking at mistakes like that. I'm more easy going about painting, but I have a pile of stuff that needs a 'bath.' I think the difference is with painting, I'm just learning and can do it again. With writing, I feel like I didn't do the idea justice or just find myself wondering just how in the hell I thought the idea was good one in the first place.
  20. Search "Bob River's Twisted Christmas" on Youtube. He's done a ton of them. I might throw up some more tomorrow or Monday. I've been sharing one a day on my blog and I'm not even close to exhausting the supply.
  21. Yeah. I got stuck in somewhere in that thin band of suburbia between Beaverton and Hillsboro. I worked 14+ hours the first day because the bus 'snow route' was to turn around two or so miles before my stop, my work's company car didn't have chains (they had to buy them that day) and my relief was stuck somewhere near Lloyd Center, where the MAX stopped because the switches froze open. There was 19" of snow on the ground. I hadn't seen anywhere near that much since 1996. I also spent the rest of it walking outside in all that snow and ice... Right next to the river. One slip and I would have frozen to death in less than two minutes. We had... Six? Maybe?
  22. You know what we all seem to need? Some Christmas cheer:
  23. This is the kind of stuff (on a much, much larger and more serious scale) I deal with at work. I have called myself an 'underpaid babysitter for adults' far too many times. I have also been known to say "Since your father didn't teach you the meaning of the word 'No' I guess I will." Speaking of work, I almost walked off the job. Again. I will never understand why people think they can do whatever they want when they start somewhere new. This guy worked one 12-hour shift and managed to mess-up, throw out and otherwise get rid of so much stuff that I am tempted to hunt him down and beat him in the name of Respect.
  24. I've got a copy of Oni for my PS2 that's still in the wrapper I scored for dirt cheap 2-3 years ago. I'm terrible about getting around to my video games these days.
  25. You make good points. I'm glad I've still got my PS2 and all my games. I still need to beat some, too.
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