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Offline ftransform

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Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« on: April 05, 2012, 07:01:34 pm »
Now that's a REAL trap for young players  >:(




Here is another upload of the same video with some hilarious youtube comments:


How do you react to this?

I'm actually quite convinced that this was a 1950's CIA plot to confuse the ruskies about how our missile guydance works...
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 08:45:27 pm »
I actually understood it ...  :(
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 08:50:37 pm »
Oh god I LOL'd my kidneys out  ;D  ;D  ;D................
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 08:54:21 pm »
I'll have to build one now
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 09:06:29 pm »
I'll have to build one now

A guy in NZ was building a gps guided missile.
US government werent happy.
Soon after the NZ IRD investigated him for tax issued and prosecuted him. (interesting timing)
making him bankrupt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Simpson
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 09:19:52 pm »
I'd love to hear it with an Irish accent :P.
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 09:25:39 pm »
I worked in guided missile maintenance in the 70's this text was in around then but in paper form as part of our training package.  I saw it as part of a USN tech order but that may have been a mock up just to add to the joke.

It's not really that complicated.

The guy in NZ is still going strong have a look here http://www.interestingprojects.com/cruisemissile/missilemanbook.shtml

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 09:49:00 pm »
It would appear that missiles are just lying around waiting to be found.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17553150

This one was in Harwich harbour Been there since WW2. The locals have been tying their boats to it, someone mentioned it at the local harbour commission's meeting and the bomb squad gets called in and the whole place sealed off.
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 10:12:12 pm »
I'll have to build one now

I'm going to propose this as a steering algorithm for autonomous car we're starting to build at my university at the next meeting. :>
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 10:23:54 pm »
Reminds me of this brilliant piece

 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 10:46:08 pm »
He just said he could build one for less than I think about $5000 dollars. Caused a bit of hoorah. And do you know that Bruce Simpson is a member of this forum. Seriously he is.  ;D

Edit: Didn't know he actually built one. Maybe he can enlighten us a bit more if he reads this.

I'll have to build one now

A guy in NZ was building a gps guided missile.
US government werent happy.
Soon after the NZ IRD investigated him for tax issued and prosecuted him. (interesting timing)
making him bankrupt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Simpson
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 10:49:21 pm by Noize »
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 04:04:14 am »
That is the finest comedy ever to grace television, they don't make like that any more.

and as for dropping missiles check this out:  http://www.abc.net.au/am/stories/s159345.htm

yet again Australia Kicks the pommy arse in screwing things up !!!
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 06:20:24 am »
It's be funnier if it didn't sounds pretty much (to my ears) like the online cryptography class I'm trying to take.
"This is obviously insecure and you should never do that."  Yeah.
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 06:45:11 am »
and as for dropping missiles check this out:  http://www.abc.net.au/am/stories/s159345.htm

yet again Australia Kicks the pommy arse in screwing things up !!!
And the first thing the guy they interviewed said , drum roll:
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I just lit the barbecue

Only in Australia.
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 06:57:48 am »
Only in Australia.
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involving planes from Australia, the UK, Singapore and the United States.
Probably came off one of yours! No Aussie would stuff up a barbecue!

 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 07:20:08 am »
Na, surely courtesy of her Majesty. The occasional reminder who's still boss in the colonies. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2012, 07:29:47 am »
Na, surely courtesy of her Majesty. The occasional reminder who's still boss in the colonies.
Fair dinkum they win one game of cricket every quarter century and it's en ought to fan delusion on a national scale.

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2012, 11:20:43 am »
I think "Datto" was drawing a bit of a long bow in his description of the damage to the engine.
I have seen Landcruisers which have been in accidents where the whole vehicle is barely recognisable,but the engine is pretty much undamaged.
A car engine is a pretty solid object,& if the aircraft was landing, the "pretend" missile wouldn't have all that much in forward speed,or height.
I wonder what his Insurance company's evaluation of the damage was.

Note the year:2000

If we must include ancient history,the Poms unintentionally dropped a few Blue Streaks out of the sky back in the "swinging sixties" before they got it right/ran out of money!
The Yanks managed to lose an Atomic Bomb back round the same time,too! ;D
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2012, 01:16:51 pm »
The Yanks managed to lose an Atomic Bomb back round the same time,too! ;D
One? It is a favorite pastime of military around the world to lose nuclear devices or mess them up pretty badly. A scary, very likely incomplete, list is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_nuclear_accidents
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2012, 01:43:26 pm »
I heard Professor Ballard on the radio say that when he found the Titanic he was in fact looking for two US nuclear submarines that had sunk during the cold war in the area the Titanic was and looking for the Titanic was just a cover as there was nuclear warheads on the submarines and they did not want the Russians to get there first. As usual the Americans panicking about a supposed Russian ability which  did not exist.
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2012, 01:27:18 am »
After peace broke out in the late eighties a mate of mine was at a tank museum in russia, and asked the guide (a col from the russian army who had once commanded an armoured division) what he thought about the quality of western tanks compared to that of the russian tanks.   His reply?

Some times quantity has a quality of its own (22,000 soviet tanks vs 4000 nato tanks)
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2012, 01:31:29 am »
I heard Professor Ballard on the radio say that when he found the Titanic he was in fact looking for two US nuclear submarines that had sunk during the cold war in the area the Titanic was and looking for the Titanic was just a cover as there was nuclear warheads on the submarines and they did not want the Russians to get there first.

Isn't that the plot of a Clive Cussler novel?
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2012, 01:42:18 am »
Some times quantity has a quality of its own (22,000 soviet tanks vs 4000 nato tanks)

I saw a documentary on WWII tanks that pointed out that the German Tiger tanks were superior in just about every way to the American Sherman tank, except in production.  They could just churn out so many more Shermans that it mattered less that they were more frequently blown up.
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2012, 01:49:06 am »
They could just churn out so many more Shermans that it mattered less that they were more frequently blown up.

Err...tell that to the people inside them?
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2012, 03:22:26 am »
Err...tell that to the people inside them?
They're just little plastic pieces on the map to the old guys who send them there.
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2012, 06:40:17 am »
I really do not see that misssle guidance system working properly with out a Rockwell Retro-Encbulator integrated into the system.

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2012, 06:48:55 am »
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2012, 09:09:13 am »
I read a book by someone who was in control of tank production in the US during WW2 (who I cannot remember the name of) It was titled "the business of tanks" ( or something like that) the main jist was that the production of volume at uniform quality during WW2 was more important to tank warfare for the allies than perfection. The British kept tinkering with design as they went constantly making improvements this slowed up production, The German's produced designs that were so sophisticated and required so much exotic alloys and complex machining, The Russians had  the best design but poor quality control. That left the US with a tank which although not perfect was able to be produced in reliably in large quantities.

The very first welding plant I had, I bought from my brother in law, it was a petrol driven Lincoln of WW2 vintage, One of his men showed me how it worked, he had repaired the shot up tanks during the war. They were first given a quick hose out and then a plate was clamped on the inside of the hole and they would fill in the hole with weld using one of these Lincoln welders, apparently the smell of roasting pork was overpowering during this process.     
 

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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2012, 12:03:07 pm »
lol
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Re: Missile guidance for dummies with an IQ of over 240
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2012, 06:26:42 am »
That retro entabulator is a fake, gee talk about fake transistors, now its fake videos where will this end.  I'll post the original on Tuesday when I go to work.  I use the entabulator as an icebreaker for training sessions.  Funny the number of newly graduated engineers who's eyes glaze over and try to understand.

 
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