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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


Genie: [turns into a cheerleader] Rick 'em, rack 'em, rock 'em, rake! Stick that sword into that snake!
Jafar: You stay out of this!
Genie: [Weakly] Jafar, Jafar, he's our man; if he can't do it, great!

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after his accident, Robin came to visit him. Reeve said this about that surprise visit:
Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










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Winners of the ICC Championship:
100: Awesome Eagle
476: Pitt
500: Hannibal the Conqueror
793: EnemyofJupitor
1066: EnemyofJupitor
1389: Awesome Eagle
1453: Awesome Eagle
1500: Punic Hebil
1789: Jax
1914: EnemyofJupitor
2000: Jetkill Fastmurder
2500:

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 16 March 2014 00:30 EDT (US)     1401 / 2504  
Hey guys, I was wondering, how does the scope or any other targeting mechanism in a gun work? I mean, it's situated a few cm above the barrel, so is it really accurate? Or do you have to aim at the head to hit the neck and so on?
posted 16 March 2014 04:41 EDT (US)     1402 / 2504  
Most scopes and such you have to tick in the range to the target, or set the sight to be able to hit said target at said range. This due to the slight parallax you just mentioned.

However, the ballistic flights of various bullets are different. The 7.62, for example, flies pretty straight for 700-900 meters before tailing off. Thus you can set your sight for 700 meters and pretty much hit anything closer where you want to.

Iron sights are the ones fastened to the weapon itself. Most have an adjustable rear sight, and are reliable to about 500 meters. Further than that in military terms is not really effective- it is hard to see if the target is wearing your uniform or another at that distance, especially if dirty or bushes in the way.

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 03-16-2014 @ 11:05 AM).]

posted 16 March 2014 07:12 EDT (US)     1403 / 2504  
Paint it pink. Or floral.

Isch, where's that picture of us at the ball?

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 16 March 2014 12:58 EDT (US)     1404 / 2504  
Paint it pink. Or floral.
They sell shotguns like that. My uncle already has a pink one picked out for his oldest daughter.
posted 16 March 2014 18:34 EDT (US)     1405 / 2504  
Get the 95K Punic (and one day when i come to the US again let me have a crack).
Definitely get a Lee-Enfield though.

But also paint the AK pink- How many people in the world can honestly say they own a pink AK?

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 16 March 2014 22:19 EDT (US)     1406 / 2504  
Crimea votes 96% for secession. On to World War III.
posted 16 March 2014 22:39 EDT (US)     1407 / 2504  
How did they prove residence?
posted 17 March 2014 01:50 EDT (US)     1408 / 2504  
@Jetkill


Correction: *95%.
*95.5%.
World War 3? I doubt it. Unless Russia also goes for eastern Ukraine, which has much of Ukraine's heavy industries. Moreover, there is little economic benefit to be gained by any military escalation in Ukraine, so I don't think the West will be doing much to intervene in Ukraine military-wise, it's bad for everyone involved. I think they might use economic sanctions, and maybe increased military activity in the area to try to pressure Russia, but nothing more. The US government would be utterly foolish if it decides to go to war with Russia just to protect its public image. There are many other, and more productive, ways of doing that, without putting too much at stake.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."

[This message has been edited by Hannibal the Conqueror (edited 03-17-2014 @ 01:52 AM).]

posted 17 March 2014 02:15 EDT (US)     1409 / 2504  
And I don't think Obama has the balls to do it.
All I really want is to be able to mount some kind of optics. Red dot, small scope, something to add if I ever want to shoot something a little further out than iron sights will be good for.
I don't think it would be that hard to add a picatinny rail to the top, although that's something you should probably talk to a professional about.
But also paint the AK pink- How many people in the world can honestly say they own a pink AK?


You were saying?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 17 March 2014 05:25 EDT (US)     1410 / 2504  
Isch, where's that picture of us at the ball?
I have several pictures I need to upload, some from a while back. I'll get round to it soon enough. It isn't the most flattering though, just as a warning

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
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[This message has been edited by Ischenous (edited 03-17-2014 @ 05:27 AM).]

posted 17 March 2014 05:41 EDT (US)     1411 / 2504  
omg pink ak <3

house won this
posted 17 March 2014 12:47 EDT (US)     1412 / 2504  
How did they prove residence?
I used my military orders. Other than that I used my drivers license as my second form of ID. Overall it took about ~45 minutes for all the paperwork to be done and background check complete.


I've talked to a few people about adding optics. It's looking like I'm going to have to replace the gas tube to get some rails on the top. I have side rails on the left side of the receiver by the trigger assembly, but any optics mounted there will probably get in the way with the folding butt stock.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 18 March 2014 14:21 EDT (US)     1413 / 2504  
Anyone else excited?

And punic I was talking about the Crimeans.

Though on that note, what's the age restriction on firearms?

[This message has been edited by Scenter102 (edited 03-18-2014 @ 08:19 PM).]

posted 18 March 2014 20:26 EDT (US)     1414 / 2504  
In most states, you have to be 18 to purchase a longarm and 21 for pistols. However, should a relative purchase the firearm and give it to you as a gift, there's no age restriction, and in Ohio (I'm assuming you're still there) is completely legal, as you don't need a license to own a firearm. You can open carry without a permit, although if you're in a city you may provoke a police response, and carry concealed with 12 hours of training and a permit.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 18 March 2014 20:50 EDT (US)     1415 / 2504  
Sweet, I assumed it was 21 for both. I guess there is a reason to be happy on my 18th birthday.
posted 18 March 2014 21:34 EDT (US)     1416 / 2504  
is it really 18 in Ohio i was pretty sure it was 21. Oh it is 21 for pistols. although at a gun and knife show regulations are really sketchy regulation wise or so i've heard.

There is plenty of exciting things to do for 18. like... hookah bars and fireworks and and ummm the lottery!
posted 18 March 2014 21:39 EDT (US)     1417 / 2504  
Fun fireworks are illegal here iirc.
posted 19 March 2014 02:17 EDT (US)     1418 / 2504  
My god. I've got my results and I've done much better than I did in the 1st term. So much better. Unbelievable.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."

[This message has been edited by Hannibal the Conqueror (edited 03-19-2014 @ 02:18 AM).]

posted 19 March 2014 03:15 EDT (US)     1419 / 2504  
Congratulations!

We are proud of you.

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|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 19 March 2014 04:52 EDT (US)     1420 / 2504  
I remember that someone here studied in CBSE board school. Well I am just about to finish my class X board exams and only my last exam is left. What about you, O now-forgotten related...person?
posted 19 March 2014 05:32 EDT (US)     1421 / 2504  
In most states, you have to be 18 to purchase a longarm and 21 for pistols.
What's a longarm?

house won this
posted 19 March 2014 09:06 EDT (US)     1422 / 2504  
Thanks Terikel!


Jetkill, 12th is on the way for me. Should be a breeze if I go through the same routine for class 11. 11th ought to be easy if you manage your time efficiently. You can always have room for free time in 11th, but you have to be serious about your studies if you want that to work. If you nail 11th, 12th should be pretty easy.


Moreover, don't underestimate the practical examinations. Scoring full marks in the 3 practical exams shot up my average a lot. And they're pretty easy too. Computer Science can be tricky if you're not well acquainted with basic computer technicalities as well as programming concepts and such. It's all really easy, but at the end the easy stuff becomes very complicated, due to the terrible formatting used in the book with regards to structures and such.

Accountancy, well, it's all about practice. I had a friend who could prepare lengthy income statements with adjustment entries at about 8 minutes, which is pretty darn impressive since most of us do those in 15-25 mins. All you have to do is focus, right from day one. There's not a lot more to it really, you just have to not lag behind, because all the concepts are interconnected and you might as well end up with a bitchy teacher who'll ask you ridiculously complicated-yet-basic things at the practical examination. You have to be careful about that.

Business studies, I would recommend understanding the whole thing rather than memorizing it like what we'd usually do for CBSE exams. There's just too much, too much. You have to memorize the really silly intricacies of business types (really silly but necessary), details of Indian financial institutions, and American and Global Depository Receipt details. You also have to memorize Import-Export procedure along with the details, as well as broad financial concepts like debentures, inter-corporate deposits, foreign currency convertible bonds etc.

I tried the memorization route during our first Unit test, and I did terribly bad. Barely passed as well. So, I tried out the whole 'understand everything' way, familiarizing myself with concepts which are alien to me, and I did darn well in the first semester exam, and in the second semester overall, and am now topping the class in Business Studies. (We are one class really, being an Arab-majority school we lack the significant numbers normally seen in Indian-majority schools, and most other Arabs go for IGCSE because it's far less strenuous than here)


Economics (and Statistics too), it's of average difficulty. The theory is quite easy and a good teacher can help quite a lot, but we didn't have a good teacher(s) except for the last couple of months (he had a heart attack but fortunately he survived before our exams) Economics, Statistics aside, is simple. Although much of the contradictory statements about the NEP of 1991, the LPG policies and what led up to them are in no way educative but are propaganda (When the speak of the failure of the miserable USSR but ignore the fact that Planning Commission was set up in 1950 as a result of Nehru envisaging a mixed economic system, which then produced a perfect example of a failing socialist economy, they never mention all of this), however they are simple enough to be understood. With regards to Statistics, there isn't much to be said about it. There's some extensive math in various statistical tools later on in the year, like the absolute measures of dispersion on which much of the whole deviation chapter is focused (with a lesser emphasis on relative measures) etc. The theory is easy, so you only have to be good at Math.





Computer Science is awfully simple if you take an interest in the subject. However, if you hate computers and the mathematical approach in the science as a whole, then I would recommend going for the programming aspects rather than the basis (although that would harm you in the long run if you will be studying Comp Sc. later on) There is quite a bit of theory but it's really just like Math, you need to get a good grasp of the concept and practise on the procedure. There isn't much to say about it really, but be prepared for C++. No matter what they'll say of switching over to Python and such, its all nonsense. They played that trick on us before the Summer vacation and I ended up trying to learn Python for quite a while before they called Python off and brought C++ back again. There is some Math involved, but that's with the basics, like number systems (binary, hexadecimal, octal etc.) When you guys start with programming, that's where the fun really begins.


English is, well, English. The same approach for the past couple of years is used yet again. You know, the whole bringing-lengthy-chapters-with-obscure-authors (with the exception of a novel you'll learn then, which is pretty neat)


So that's about it. Good luck for your exams, and for class 11.


Remember, once you're in class 11 don't fret about the results. They'll come in late May (I don't remember when mine came in) so just focus on what you're doing now.


By the way, this is all based on the assumption that you might be going for the Commerce stream rather than the Science stream. The Science stream is a whole other story.




So that's about it. Good luck for your exams, and for class 11!

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
posted 19 March 2014 09:31 EDT (US)     1423 / 2504  
I hate poster presentations. I never got a mark I'm happy with I swear.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 19 March 2014 09:37 EDT (US)     1424 / 2504  
Fun fireworks are illegal here iirc.
I don't know what you are talking about snakes and smoke bombs are soooo much fun....

well firing them off is but the purchase isn't. I usually go to Indiana every year and stock up for the Fourth. nothing says I love my country like illegally setting off explosives.
posted 19 March 2014 11:54 EDT (US)     1425 / 2504  
Well thank you for the encouragement, but I'm actually going to opt for Science stream. Well thank you for the points anyway, I guess most of them apply to the Science stream as well. In addition to regular school, I will also be taking coaching classes for preparing for the entrance exam of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), so no free time for me I guess.
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