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    News Depleated Uranium problem?

    Thank you for picking up on the sarcasm... I was wondering if I laid it on thick enough. And thank you for helping to prove my point. The only time a DU round vaporizes is when it... you know... slams into something at high speed. Considering anyone in the vehicle when it is hit is going to...
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    News Depleated Uranium problem?

    Wow Bob, that's interesting... but you know there's something even more pervasive that the military has been using even longer - dihydrogen monoxide. I mean, this stuff is everywhere! The government has been giving this to our troops for a long time. This stuff is shown to cause frequent...
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    Fighting Sprit

    If by fighting sprit you meant 'fighting spIrit', then I'll answer... I think that both were extremely motivated and fought with equal vigor. However the Japanese (especially the Japanese Marines) were fanatically devoted to the Emperor, so I think I'd put them ahead. Why did Japan lose...
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    Is midnight PM or AM?

    I think this thread should be retitled: Semantics Why? Because that's what we're really arguing. Noon and midnight are completely arbitrary times that we humans created to satiate our anal retentive need to clearly define when one day ended and another day began. Although noon and...
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    Helicopter attacked with bows and arrows!

    Barbed wire had a part to play in the decline of the horse soldier, but historians agree two of the main reasons were... 1) Repeating firearms - these increased the fire rate of infantry from a few rounds per minute with the muzzle- and breach-loading rifles to a few dozen rounds per minute...
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    Spontaneous human combustion

    I have a theory on spontaneous human combustion... It involves: 1) a sunny day 2) a magnifying glass and... 3) drunken angels Cheers...
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    Helicopter attacked with bows and arrows!

    Did you know... FYI... The last US cavalry (not ... that's a biblical location... pet-peeve) horse charge happened in the weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It happened in the Philippines and was... get this... SUCCESSFUL! A platoon of mounted cavalry was on a scouting mission...
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    Problem with G?

    G... Just like any empirical constant (like 'little' g), G is the attempt of humans to fit a value to a quantity that has no real significance. G is just the empirical constant Newton needed to describe the effects of gravity. On a macro scale, knowing a 'constant' to within 1% is pretty...
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    Anti-gravity machine in your garage

    PLEASE don't say F=MA Although Russ and Ivan hit it all... I just wanted to add... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop putting F=MA! F=MA is what some people (hereafter referred to as 'idiots') use to try and debunk how rockets work in space. Please remember what Mr. Newton said... Force in a...
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    Energy from the Vacuum? Real or BS?

    Not to squash people's ideas, but... ENERGY ISN'T AN INTRINSIC QUANTITY. You can't pick something up and say, "Oh, here's some X, let me hook it up to my energy-meter. Hmm... it has 3.82 kJ of energy." Energy is a completely artificial construct developed by scientists to create a scalar...
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    Energy from the Vacuum? Real or BS?

    Wow... where to begin... First of all, I would like to see this patent. Second, mixing matter and anti-matter is a VERY risky proposition. Electrons and positrons mutually annihilate, releasing an E=m*c^2 amount of energy. Third, it is extremely difficult to create any mentionable...
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