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DerViktim #20401 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 21:49

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View PostMajorOffensive, on Dec 04 2017 - 15:18, said:

 

There are some schools of development thought that don't accept a product ever really reaches a 1.0 state because it is always a work in progress fixing issues.

 

As an IT guy that has training in Systems Analysis and Design I'm well acquainted with that idea. By training I should be a systems analyst but by experience I live in the implementation and maintenance portion of the systems life cycle the most.



The_Chieftain #20402 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 22:28

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View PostTjtod, on Dec 04 2017 - 19:18, said:

the Army-Navy game in the US is played between the academies, USMA vs USNA. Army just broke a 14 year losing streak last year. 

 

The problem is that American Football is a sport in which sheer physical mass has a significant advantage, and all three major military academies have height/weight standards for entry. This immediately puts them at a disadvantage compared to non-service teams. The Army has an additional problem.

 

For example, the Air Force won't let anyone into the Academy at 6'4" who weighs more than 221lbs. For comparison, I'm 6'5 and 215. (And getting a little pudgy, I'm trying to lose a couple of inches). Compare with my local team, U-California Bears, their offensive linesman shows as 6'4" and 310lbs. Bears' full team list with height/weight is listed here. http://www.calbears....x?path=football

 

The Army's problem is that they don't relax the standards for their cadets. A cadet must meet Army standards for height/weight at all times, from admission until they leave the Army. For a 6'4" 20-year-old, the official maxium is 212lbs. There is a taping policy for folks to try to better represent BMI if they exceed that standard, but as a rule of thumb, weight must be kept down.

 

Air force and Navy waive the standards for their athletes. Once in the academy, football players pour on the pounds. But the standards still exist for graduation. As a result, Navy players will lose over 60lbs in the six months or so between the Army-Navy game and graduation. It's not exactly good or pleasant, but it does give the Navy a very distinct line-up advantage in the Army-Navy game, and thus is a very significant reason why they win so much.



EmpressNero #20403 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 22:41

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Do you feel safer now?  You should, because the Supreme Court just ruled that Trump's Muslim travel ban can go into effect.

Edited by EmpressNero, Dec 04 2017 - 22:43.


Tjtod #20404 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 22:43

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I actually have heard that Army does relax its standards but that might be a new thing. It's actually an amazing thing that 3 academies are able to be competitive in modern CFB, one is the relaxing of standards and another is the triple option/flexbone offensive scheme that they run.

 

Also record wise, this Army team is the best in years and this year is the first time since before the  Navy winning streak Army is coming into the game with a better record than Navy. This year should be a good game. 



KilljoyCutter #20405 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 22:46

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View PostEmpressNero, on Dec 04 2017 - 16:41, said:

Do you feel safer now?  You should, because the Supreme Court just ruled that Trump's Muslim travel ban can go into effect.

 

I literally cannot publicly say what I'm thinking right now.

 



EmpressNero #20406 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 22:48

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View PostKilljoyCutter, on Dec 04 2017 - 16:46, said:

 

I literally cannot publicly say what I'm thinking right now.

 

 

Because it would involve the SS Secret Service paying you a visit?

KilljoyCutter #20407 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 22:53

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View PostEmpressNero, on Dec 04 2017 - 16:48, said:

 

Because it would involve the SS Secret Service paying you a visit?

 

I can neither confirm nor deny that, Senator.

 



EmpressNero #20408 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:06

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Actually, since the Secret Service is currently protecting a fascist, can we just refer to them as the SS?

Tjtod #20409 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:12

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https://en.wikipedia...Sprint_football

Life_In_Black #20410 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:24

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View PostEmpressNero, on Dec 04 2017 - 17:06, said:

Actually, since the Secret Service is currently protecting a fascist, can we just refer to them as the SS?

 

Given the name Schutzstaffel translates to something along the lines of "protection squad", the comparison is even more apt at the moment.

Insurrectional_Leftist #20411 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:26

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View PostEmpressNero, on Dec 04 2017 - 22:06, said:

Actually, since the Secret Service is currently protecting a fascist, can we just refer to them as the SS?

 

Well, If we consider the fact that the Supreme Court has a stolen seat on it (Neil Gorsuch) which was appointed there by Sen. Mitch McConnell, for which stole that seat from (Merrick Garland), I would say that's a pretty dictatorial leaning court in the pocket of the Billionaires, and a lackey which is even more far right of Justice Scalia.

 

Question is where does all of this put Mitch McConnell in what echelon level rank?



Life_In_Black #20412 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:29

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View PostInsurrectional_Leftist, on Dec 04 2017 - 17:26, said:

 

Well, If we consider the fact that the Supreme Court has a stolen seat on it (Neil Gorsuch) which was appointed there by Sen. Mitch McConnell, for which stole that seat from (Merrick Garland), I would say that's a pretty dictatorial leaning court in the pocket of the Billionaires, and a lackey which is even more far right of Justice Scalia.

 

Question is where does all of this put Mitch McConnell in what echelon level rank?

 

Obergruppenführer, unless I'm mistaken.

Daigensui #20413 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:31

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I know it wouldn't be for another year, but Rita should totally cosplay Salazar next Halloween.

 

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This one.

 



MajorOffensive #20414 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:44

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View PostDaigensui, on Dec 04 2017 - 17:31, said:

I know it wouldn't be for another year, but Rita should totally cosplay Salazar next Halloween.

 

eq2WWdG.jpg

 

This one.

 

 

Why Halloween?  There might be a suitable convention or something before that.

Tjtod #20415 Posted Dec 04 2017 - 23:56

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EmpressNero #20416 Posted Dec 05 2017 - 00:25

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Why a nun?  She'd be better off dressing in something more combat oriented. 

 



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View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on Dec 05 2017 - 03:27, said:

Patch notes for 1.8 were released, so I'm guessing it's going to be released quite soon (within a day or two)

 

Definitely within a day. Checked their Twitter and its going to deploy in 9 hours thereabouts.

PrimarchRogalDorn #20418 Posted Dec 05 2017 - 00:29

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View PostSpectreHD, on Dec 04 2017 - 18:26, said:

 

Definitely within a day. Checked their Twitter and its going to deploy in 9 hours thereabouts.

 

Awesome

Zergling #20419 Posted Dec 05 2017 - 00:29

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Ubisoft is giving away World in Conflict Complete Edition for free. In another week or so, they'll be giving away Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

Avalon304 #20420 Posted Dec 05 2017 - 01:06

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View PostZergling, on Dec 04 2017 - 16:29, said:

Ubisoft is giving away World in Conflict Complete Edition for free. In another week or so, they'll be giving away Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

 

Oooo.... that game was super fun. I still have the Collector's Edition with the (supposed) piece of the Berlin Wall.




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