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When someone who is removed from the kind of violence being talked about talks about things like how nice of a turn of phrase "putting some English on it" it's chilling.

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The M-16's calibre is the NATO standard, replacing the  7.62×51mm standard from the 1950s because with improvements to weapon rates of fire, they were responsible for too much recoil and not taking advantage of the improved automatic rate of fire.

At the expense of killing-capacity/range:
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A U.S. Army study found that the 5.56 mm bullets fired from M-4s don’t retain enough velocity at distances greater than 1,000 feet (300 meters) to kill an adversary. In hilly regions of Afghanistan, NATO and insurgent forces are often 2,000 to 2,500 feet (600-800 meters) apart.


An M4 is not an M16.  It has a shorter barrel.  Do I need to explain why that is important in a firearm?
You may gain some accuracy, however, the round being fired is still essentially the size of a .22.  What surprised me is how they explain most of the bullet's damage coming from how it "tumbles" through it's target.

Yes, the tumble is the gory bit.  But the longer barrel of the M16 also means more of the propellant burns, meaning the round goes a hell of a lot faster, which drastically increases the maximum range of the bullet AND increases the tumble effect (gruesomely known as "putting some English on it").

And the tumble can kind of suck, because I've had rounds hit twigs and go spinning off into the blue.  But when it hits a human, the tumble makes it follow the bones, so you hit the guy in the leg, and it maybe comes out of his head.

I think there's a similar term in pool for the kind of spin that can ride a rail or directly effect cue ball position after its first strike.

Your bone would be the rail and your flesh the "air" it's tearing through. Nice.

I always liked the term, "putting some English on it". Now there's something more!

Shit like this always makes me uncomfortable when civilians say it.

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You've already adapted?

Evidently. It happened my first week here. I woke up to 19 texts from people back east like, "OMG YOU HAD AN EARTHQUAKE AND YOU AREN'T ONLINE YET ARE YOU DEAD?"

I woke up at 7am Pacific Time. 3 hours behind New England and Florida. And my friends and family just assumed that I was dead. From a 5 pointer.  :lulz:

I've been told death is only an issue if you go 7+.

Pretty much.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

Oops? Were you stationed here?

Also, a third of San Diego County is on fire right now. My asthma is displeased.

I grew in SoCal. And California bursts into flames at least once a year. My home town is getting smoked out by the fires near Bakersfield.

I have to admit, the ambivalence regarding the fires is sort of hilarious, and reminds me of hurricanes back east.

"Well, if we gotta evac, we gotta evac. Nothing we can do, and hopefully they'll contain it. Want a beer?"

Just wait until an earthquake happens.

Already had a 5.5. I slept right through it.

You've already adapted?

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

Oops? Were you stationed here?

Also, a third of San Diego County is on fire right now. My asthma is displeased.

I grew in SoCal. And California bursts into flames at least once a year. My home town is getting smoked out by the fires near Bakersfield.

I have to admit, the ambivalence regarding the fires is sort of hilarious, and reminds me of hurricanes back east.

"Well, if we gotta evac, we gotta evac. Nothing we can do, and hopefully they'll contain it. Want a beer?"

Just wait until an earthquake happens.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

Oops? Were you stationed here?

Also, a third of San Diego County is on fire right now. My asthma is displeased.

I grew in SoCal. And California bursts into flames at least once a year. My home town is getting smoked out by the fires near Bakersfield.

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It's almost as if none of this information is easily obtainable from the internet.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

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The M-16's calibre is the NATO standard, replacing the  7.62×51mm standard from the 1950s because with improvements to weapon rates of fire, they were responsible for too much recoil and not taking advantage of the improved automatic rate of fire.

At the expense of killing-capacity/range:
Quote
A U.S. Army study found that the 5.56 mm bullets fired from M-4s don’t retain enough velocity at distances greater than 1,000 feet (300 meters) to kill an adversary. In hilly regions of Afghanistan, NATO and insurgent forces are often 2,000 to 2,500 feet (600-800 meters) apart.


An M4 is not an M16.  It has a shorter barrel.  Do I need to explain why that is important in a firearm?
You may gain some accuracy, however, the round being fired is still essentially the size of a .22.  What surprised me is how they explain most of the bullet's damage coming from how it "tumbles" through it's target.


:um:

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I thought the whole point of the M16 was to be non-lethal:  shoot em in the legs so you also take out a few more, to care for the one that got shot.

 Oh yeah. Guns are totally non-fucking-lethal and designed to just maim the other side a bit.
  :ffs:
The logic was for Vietnam, against Guerilla warfare, two birds one stone.  I was surprised by how small the M16's calibre was, compared to say an AK.

 :um:

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The Call of Duty generation have now enlisted. If it's not a headshot it doesn't count  :lulz:

When I was in basic ages past, there was this kid who couldn't qualify with the m16 because he was trying to only get headshots.  :lulz:

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So, a glycol line goes to shit, turns out it's rusted out completely, and has to be replaced by 11 AM this morning.  I tell the plumber "You're in charge, go", and then we all work under the plumber's direction and fix that shit.

But everyone is surprised because I put the plumber in charge of the plumbing job. 

People are dumb.  Who the fuck was I gonna put in charge?

An engineer, duh.

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It could be worse. He could get stationed at China Lake.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Coyote's Shitty Poetry Dump
« on: May 24, 2016, 07:12:51 pm »
https://soundcloud.com/ian-woolley-9/sets/the-void


The Void #1 – A Glance

You stare
It can’t stare back

Your brain
Manifests figments and fragments

You scream
Voiceless into
        The Void

No one
Cares






























The Void #2 – A Sequel

Tab Tab Search
Tab Tab Search
            Alt Tab   
                Unlock Phone
                        Slide Refresh
Tab
    Tab
        Search
        Autopopulate
The Void
    Where
        Who
            Anyone
        You
The Void
Tab     Tab    Search
Autopopulate
Refresh
F5

F5

F5
Hunt
    Peck
Search
    Debate
Anyone
    Someone
No Dialtone
No
    Dialtone
Hello
    Hullo
Diabolic
    Automatic
        Dialmatic
            Call Waiting   
The Void



The Void #3 – A Third Movement

T                  o
The Void
With                you

The Void
Take                you

Ta                ste
The Void

   Be Con                sumed by
The Void

T                o
The Void
You sh                 all go

Be embr                 aced by
The Void

Go                to
The Void
     And be                   embraced




















The Void #4 – A Map

Write write
    Fill
The Void

Scribble scrabble by drabble and dribble
    To fill
The Void

Write and write in a sprawling crawl
    And to hide
The Void

Watch the ink and graphite and pixel
    Heave and crawl against
The Void

Faster faster
    Maybe we can stop
The Void

Beat it back
    Line by line
The Void
Intrudes

Eyes slide around
The Void
Make it stop

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The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void
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The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void The Void
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The Void #5 – A VM

I screamed into
The Void
I did not know
The Void
Had call waiting
It was full



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