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aw, that's cute!
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sometimes they screw ya comin' and goin'

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I've fished up a lot of catfish, but never had to fight a snake for it.
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Geesie posted:
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Is that a stealth ship or something? It has no windows.
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Mustapha Mond posted:
Is that a stealth ship or something? It has no windows.


It has got windows, but they are covered over. Look closely.
It's possible the glass is not installed yet, or is covered to protect it during launching / fitting out.
TOS
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it's not a cruise ship
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juice Inadvertently correct
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TOS posted:
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I love this.
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sean posted:
Mustapha Mond posted:
Is that a stealth ship or something? It has no windows.


It has got windows, but they are covered over. Look closely.
It's possible the glass is not installed yet, or is covered to protect it during launching / fitting out.


I noticed that "strip" on the front, but the sides look like flat steel (which I guess wouldn't be very stealthy, but it just doesn't look normal, at least to me).
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Mustapha Mond posted:
sean posted:
Mustapha Mond posted:
Is that a stealth ship or something? It has no windows.


It has got windows, but they are covered over. Look closely.
It's possible the glass is not installed yet, or is covered to protect it during launching / fitting out.


I noticed that "strip" on the front, but the sides look like flat steel (which I guess wouldn't be very stealthy, but it just doesn't look normal, at least to me).


Looks like one of the new American littoral combat ships. (A brilliant case study in the MIC, btw. Two companies competing for the bid with different designs, and the the final decision was "fiddlesticks it, lets build both ships! Money for everyone!")

They are designed with stealth in mind. I can't speak to the material they're built with, but even the small angle that the ship's superstructure is built at could radically decrease radar returns. A radar wave's angle of reflection is equal to it's angle of incidence.
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I like how this thread is turning into ship talk. More more!
user Stupid cockwomble
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We always talk a lot of ship here.
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Alexander Supertramp posted:
I like how this thread is turning into ship talk. More more!


Are you trying to turn me on? :shifty:
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I miss Mirsky's Worst of the Web.
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jkahless posted:
Alexander Supertramp posted:
I like how this thread is turning into ship talk. More more!


Are you trying to turn me on? :shifty:


Hubba hubba.
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Alexander Supertramp posted:
jkahless posted:
Alexander Supertramp posted:
I like how this thread is turning into ship talk. More more!


Are you trying to turn me on? :shifty:


Hubba hubba.


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user Stupid cockwomble
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Like the fairly old-fashined anchor on the bow.

All that just to ferry 8 people? What's it for?
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Like the fairly old-fashined anchor on the bow.

All that just to ferry 8 people? What's it for?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M80_Stiletto

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The 88-foot (27 m) long vessel has a notable hull design, an M-shaped hull that provides a stable yet fast platform for mounting electronic surveillance equipment or weapons, or for conducting special operations. The hull design does not require foils or lifting devices to achieve a smooth ride at high speeds in rough conditions. Its shallow draft means the M80 Stiletto can operate in littoral and riverine environments and potentially allows for beach landings. The faceted design suggests that the vessel has a low radar signature (i.e., stealth) in the frontal aspect and somewhat so from the sides.

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The Stiletto is being tested by the United States Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Crewmen, who operate small, fast craft in the rough littoral seas for which the vessel was designed.

user Stupid cockwomble
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Oh. Black Ops.

Wetwork.
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user posted:
Oh. Black Ops.

Wetwork.


Possibly, but I imagine EW is closer to the boring truth. That thing looks tailor made for putting antennas close to targets.
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user posted:
Like the fairly old-fashined anchor on the bow.


Looks like a modified Bruce, a fairly modern anchor actually, designed in the 70s.
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Didn't James Bond blow up that thing?
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Oh, Photoshop.

I was kind of disappointed that it's not a real photo. :shrug:
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Ugh. So much error in perspectives, so much creepy!
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jkahless posted:
Ugh. So much error in perspectives, so much creepy!

I think that's the point. Screws with your eyeballs a little bit.

Kinda neat.
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Reminds me of Tijuana.
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dv posted:
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Ugh. So much error in perspectives, so much creepy!

I think that's the point. Screws with your eyeballs a little bit.

Kinda neat.


Oh I'm sure it is. Very neat. Very unsettling. Like the architectural uncanny valley.
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less houses moar boats

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DukeofNuke FREE RADICAL
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Do they have to buy flood insurance?
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Geesie posted:
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Right before I bought my house I almost put an offer in on a floating home. It was gorgeous but since it was a floating home the only mortgage options were a little difficult. That lifestyle appeals to me. Jimmy Buffet on repeat.
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wow, how'd that ship get that tilted? Did it get thrown up there by a storm?
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i can top that

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