Post a video, present me a POV!

wordsmythe wrote:
FiveIron wrote:

There sure are a lot of people against immigration in poland but the rest of USA and Europe as well. I hope their beliefs are ill-founded and have no legitimacy to them. I would hate to think that immigrants and refugees actually are a big a threat as all these people say they are.

If they were, they sure would seem to be taking their time about things.

The Irish are just waiting for the right time to strike.

"Because of discrimination and profiling, at least 47 percent of black trans people will have at some point in their lives been incarcerated." ಠ_ಠ

The part where she offers to cis-splain to her group of interviewees how to deal with verbal abuse is awesome.

Samantha Bee Explains What's Up With Superdelegates

Poor Babies Don't Deserve Diapers

Hey Chuck Grassley, Quit Stalling!

Sexual Racism

DMCA'd, but you can still see it here:

http://www.cc.com/full-episodes/fd0p...

at 8:41

Not really looking to argue about it, per se, but I do think that there are a lot of interesting implications to DARPA's recent test deployment of crew-less autonomous ships.

I'm guessing those turns are impressive to someone who knows anything about boats?

I'm curious what they are using for propulsion, or is it cooling? That thing puts out a *lot* of water amidships.

Thinking about it, I'm going to guess water cooling to reduce infrared profile...

bnpederson wrote:

I'm guessing those turns are impressive to someone who knows anything about boats?

From reading, the goal of the drone is to out-turn, out-accelerate and reach higher speeds than diesel subs, so I guess that's what they are showing.

The video is of the speed and maneuverability test, demonstrating that it can reach the designed speeds.

It is an unmanned self-piloting craft with twin screws, powered by two diesel engines with a top speed of 27 knots

The really impressive thing is that when it is deployed, no one is going to be steering the boat.

Robear wrote:
bnpederson wrote:

I'm guessing those turns are impressive to someone who knows anything about boats?

From reading, the goal of the drone is to out-turn, out-accelerate and reach higher speeds than diesel subs, so I guess that's what they are showing.

The max speed of a submerged modern diesel-electric sub is like 25 knots. Practically any ship in the Navy can reach that speed or match their maneuvers.

The real issue is that modern diesel-electric subs are virtually silent and can operate in much shallower waters than the Navy's go-to anti-submarine warfare platform: nuclear-powered attack submarines (which are also louder).

These new ships are the Navy's attempt to keep their blue water forces safe from enemy littoral forces when they're projecting force.

Plus it wouldn't take much effort to add other surface-to-surface or surface-to-air weapons systems to the ships turning them into naval versions of the Global Hawk drone that can patrol just offshore for months at a time.

They are not silent at 25mph; more like 5mph would be tops for the ultra-quiet mode, again from reading.

Robear wrote:

They are not silent at 25mph; more like 5mph would be tops for the ultra-quiet mode, again from reading.

Yup, from reading Tom Clancy and playing Harpoon and Silent Hunter III way too much.

Nope, from here.

With performance once only within the realm of much more complex, expensive, larger and louder nuclear submarines, AIP technology is revolutionizing the accessibility of long diving and silent running submarine capabilities. There are now multiple AIP concepts out there, with fuel cell based systems being a popular choice as of late. Yet legendary ship builder Kockums was the first to market with their AIP system which utilizes advanced batteries that are charged by 75kw generators. These generators are run by a pair of diesel and liquid oxygen fueled Stirling Engines. The result of this unique, yet remarkably simple system is two weeks of submerged air independent propulsion while traveling at about 6mph. Oh, and Kockums’ AIP system is virtually silent, even in comparison to multi-billion dollar nuclear powered boats that still have to pump high-volumes coolant to their reactors.

The Gotland Class can also act like a traditional diesel-electric submarine and run on its standard diesel engines while surfaced or snorkeling. It can also run on battery power alone, where it can hit speeds up to 20 knots submerged. The capability to patrol silently for weeks on AIP, run un-stealthily on its standard diesel engines, or rocket through the water for shorter periods on silent battery power alone, give the Gotland Class a certain tactical agility that is very hard for the enemy to predict.

"BERNIE & HILLARY" — A Bad Lip Reading

Why Bernie Sanders is Actually Winning

Twenty-Dollar Tubman | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Why anyone would stick up for andrew Jackson is beyond me. The man was nuts

FiveIron wrote:

Why anyone would stick up for andrew Jackson is beyond me. The man was nuts

My guess? 99% of it is, "because it pisses off liberals"

You know why. Because that colored man it trying to put another colored person on our good money! Making us look at coloreds all the time!

Putting Harriet Tubman on the twenty is awesome, but there is one slight downside. It's going to be hard to keep calling them "yuppie fun tickets."

Keep in mind there were fcukwits saying that changing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School was an affront to their "Southern heritage".

Bernie Sanders as George in Seinfeld

There are so many topics touched upon here.

Nothing to see here, move along.

On second thought, here is a confused puppy:

Great Keen and Peele skit but it is in their odd player so I can't embed.

*oh and careful of the language.

http://www.cc.com/video-collections/...

Stephen Colbert perfectly captures how many Americans feel about Donald Trump's rise