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 on: Today at 07:25:27 AM 
Started by Rooster - Last post by Combat-Trout
Run, the glacier cometh!!!

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 on: Today at 07:23:25 AM 
Started by Rooster - Last post by Combat-Trout
Those fires have. Urned the same places for thousands of years, the only amazing part is our stupidity in building in the same place expecting a different outcome...

I feel bad for those who suffer losses, but when hey rebuild in the same spot and plant the fuel next to their house you have to wonder...

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 on: Today at 07:20:17 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by Combat-Trout
The magic is in building and programming the tools...

Even that will someday become superfluous, and we will have created tools that donít require us and will decide to optimize us out of the picture.

Hell, went to McDonaldís yesterday for coffee, I know but it was close. Itís all self serve. 4 people working there, order online or at the kiosk, and pick up your food. The front staff are IT helping train the guests on the new system. It was disturbing fast, they reduced a full tier of human stupidity with cheap technology. Two people making good money upfront and the service people in back canít be far from replacement...

Good times...

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 on: Today at 07:11:04 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by deerstalker

Crews now go out with a $200k transit and gps and push a Button when the machine says to.

Other than moving the equipment the people are not value added.


Just like CNC machining and many other modern techniques


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 on: Today at 07:10:44 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by Combat-Trout
Even the best machines destroy themselves if not properly maintained. Supporting the families has to be part of it, they pay a dear cost for their loved ones service. We own them a debt of honor/service as well.  But we have become an ungrateful nation...

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 on: Today at 07:07:31 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by Combat-Trout

Good enough.


That was the first thing I learnt when doing surveying.......

Never measure more accurately than is required by the client, you're only wasting time & money. Smiley

Probably why the task is being replaced by AI and drones, they can survey faster and to a far greater precision than the typical crew these days. And when youíre done, in  few minutes, you have a 3D digital map instead of someoneís coffee stained notes. The surveyors of old were engineers who did the math, understood the underlying physics and science. Crews now go out with a $200k transit and gps and push a Button when the machine says to. Other than moving the equipment the people are not value added.

But it gives those guys more time to play Xbox in their parents basement, technical excellence takes effort.

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 on: Today at 07:04:37 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by deerstalker
"Over the past 16 years, Special Operations have become the new American way of war. Once mainly used to supplement the work of conventional troops, the elite units are now the go-to option for policymakers looking to manage a complicated world."

"The nonstop deployments are taking a heavy toll on the nationís toughest warriors, raising high-level concerns that the Special Operations forces are being stretched too thin. The 11 special operators killed in action this year, for instance, died on missions in four countries. Itís the first time commandos have died in that many countries in one year since Special Operations Command was established in 1987. Ceaseless deployment cycles have caused problems at home, driving the Pentagon to create a task force to address drug and alcohol abuse, family crises and suicide among the ranks. The ops tempo also raises the chances of battlefield mistakes, or worse. "

"Special Operations forces now make up nearly all U.S. combat casualties, despite making up less than 5% of the total force. Commandos died in greater numbers than conventional forces for the first time in 2016. And again in 2017."

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 on: Today at 06:54:29 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by deerstalker
or "ripped at the damn seams"    Huh?  Undecided

http://time.com/5042700/inside-new-american-way-of-war/

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 on: Today at 04:49:05 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by deerstalker
Lucky so many of these guys are inept Undecided

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/trump-calls-for-reformed-us-immigration-after-attempted-terror-attack-in-new-york

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 on: Today at 12:28:09 AM 
Started by deerstalker - Last post by deerstalker
If you are in the surf

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/12/12/11/13/fearless-sharkman-shares-golden-rules-after-20-years-diving-with-great-whites

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