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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Scott Morrison gave Lukashenko a run for his money on press suppression before hand. Always the best way to deal with war crimes, raid the offices of those reporting on them and nick all their documents, just a shame from their POV that the documentary was already broadcast.

(There were also accusations that the NZ SAS committed war crimes, and the journalist who exposed them had previously been raided by the police for 'receiving hacked documents', when he published a book embarrassing to our then PM John Key. Those accusations were a lot less overtly war crimey than the Australian ones though, and the inquiry we eventually got when the government changed to one less angry at Nicky Hager could not determine that any war crimes happened, or that they weren't done by the US instead. It did establish that the Ministry of Defence and politicians lied consistently though)

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5 hours ago, Darkpriest said:

https://www.afrl.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2464776/afrl-demonstrates-first-ever-collaborative-weapon-technologies/

 

Anyone else can put some more in layman's words, whats the actual impact of such a weapon? 

Sometimes you want multiple targets to be hit exactly at the same time, or hit in a particular sequence.

But my understanding from other reports I've read is it isn't working as well as they need it to work, at least at this stage of development.

Btw, a version of the SDB has no warhead, and its destructive power is entirely kinetic.

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23 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

Yeah but thats a Hellfire variant R9X. The GBU-39 has a much longer range (with its glide wings) and is silent (no propulsion).

Oh right, yeah that's a Hellfire variant. Would be interesting to add it to the GBU-39.

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After the Zumwalts anything would be an improvement, including the original Constellation.

Got to say, reduced rcs warships are without exception really, really, ugly. Not exactly a massive practical consideration, of course...

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On 2/9/2021 at 1:56 PM, Gfted1 said:

It starts

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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More like an infomercial... a few of my favourite youtube channels for military history. Just linking a single video from each channel. Check out their channels for other videos if their areas of expertise is of interest.

 

Drachinifels: Everything you thought you wanted to know about naval warfare and then some. Mostly covering WWI and WWII, but also a few notably wooden ships encounters and Pre-WWI ship engagements. Guides for specific ships and their history as well as his drydock series which is sometimes hour long episodes of Q&A about all things naval warfare.

 

Mark Felton: British historian. If you thought you knew everything about WWII, think again. You are not even in pre-school yet compared to this guy ;)
 

 

BazBattles: Covering a lot of famous and completely unknown battles throughout history. From ancient Egypt to Napoleonic wars. Aften with a slightly humorous touch in the animated parts without it becoming actually silly.

 

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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This was a story from a long time ago (I heard it almost 20 years ago) that went something like "The US put a ton of money in to a laser defense system and the Russians defeated it by simply spinning the missile in the air to stop the laser from being able to focus on a single point". I was unable to find it on the internet, project Excalibur comes close though it's not lasers but x-rays.

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