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by Scottish Ninja
2018-10-07 11:22am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1136574

Re: Something big

Is there anything new in it? I feel like I'm really tired of this argument. A ship can do whatever role it can do. That's different from what it was designed for. Like if a destroyer was designed as an escort for bigger ships and a wolf-pack boat, but spends its entire time playing battleship in th...
by Scottish Ninja
2017-12-17 08:41pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 208707

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

Can I just remind everyone that we first saw "freefall" space bombs back in Empire?

by Scottish Ninja
2017-11-10 11:23pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: USS New Jersey drone footage
Replies: 4
Views: 7790

Re: USS New Jersey drone footage

I visited Missouri in June and went on a tour that went inside Turret 1. I wouldn't bet on any of the others though.
by Scottish Ninja
2017-11-10 09:53am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1136574

Re: Something big

I thought I heard a suggestion somewhere that an Executor as 'command ship' might even be administrative - a lot of the space is for a city of military bureaucrats, more a flying Pentagon than a USS Blue Ridge. That's why Vader needs one in ESB - if he's CinC at that time then I can imagine him need...
by Scottish Ninja
2017-08-08 01:42am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1136574

Re: Something big

Man, I want it to have a tail gun. Can't be a proper heavy fighter without a tail gun. Damned good as usual, though. I definitely see this thing playing forward LTL, putting shots through incoming bomber squadrons to break up their formations and spoil their attacks. I'm guessing it's hyper-capable?
by Scottish Ninja
2017-04-08 07:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May
Replies: 256
Views: 26662

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

No no no, you've got to go back one more step - before Carthage much of the people were Celtic - which means that Spain should go, after all, to Scotland(!)
by Scottish Ninja
2017-02-13 10:57am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1136574

Re: Something big

Maybe something like "Superbus"? It doesn't quite match the -or endings you've mostly been going for, but I like the way the Latin meaning shakes out - in one sense magnificent, in the other arrogant, which seems deeply fitting for an Imperial warship. Also we'd be able to make jokes about taking a ...
by Scottish Ninja
2017-02-08 08:01pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Shield Issue
Replies: 48
Views: 11020

Re: Shield Issue

Say what? There was consensus about what the globes were pre-RotJ? Like by who and how, and how do you know? Look at the Geoffrey Mandel blueprints - these were apparently official publications from 1978. The domes are clearly labeled Long-Range Scanners, though many other details are obviously dif...
by Scottish Ninja
2017-02-06 12:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump voter in shock as family get deported from Trump's executive orders
Replies: 120
Views: 11211

Re: Trump voter in shock as family get deported from Trump's executive orders

May I simply ask, why should the opinions of people in three tiny states count for more than the opinions of people in two huge ones? I'll go ahead and say that the opinions of people in the huge states counts for plenty - in their own states, where they're free to run the affairs of their state as...
by Scottish Ninja
2016-12-20 03:07am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1136574

Re: Something big

Man, I like the escort carrier, because I like the idea of the Imperial Navy just building cans of INSTANT AIR SUPERIORITY - PULL TAB, but I'm not sure how the original figure of 72 fighters makes sense though on a ship ~8 times the volume of a modern CVN; seems like it should be able to carry more,...
by Scottish Ninja
2016-11-17 06:42pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 1875
Views: 261803

Re: World of Warships

So I just got Yamato (finally!)

I'm trying to decide between going for a trollololol maxed secondaries build (my captain has manual secondaries already) or else just going for a more conventional main gun setup. Any opinions?
by Scottish Ninja
2016-11-03 01:15am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: World Series
Replies: 17
Views: 3969

Re: CUBS WIN!

by Scottish Ninja
2016-10-23 01:46am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Check Hell for Freezing Temps and Snow.....
Replies: 22
Views: 5241

Re: Check Hell for Freezing Temps and Snow.....

I'm in Lakeview at the moment - a friend and I went out into the streets and walked towards Wrigley Field. We couldn't even get to the front entrance. Clark Street was jam-packed with people. It's half-past midnight now and there are still people whooping and hollering and honking horns in the stree...
by Scottish Ninja
2016-10-05 12:45pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How likely is it for a 787 Dreamliner to have it's wings snap or its chassis break apart during flight?
Replies: 109
Views: 16021

Re: How likely is it for a 787 Dreamliner to have it's wings snap or its chassis break apart during flight?

Cruise tickets tend to cost a lot more than airline tickets, because you're buying days spent in a big floating hotel with a huge staff of people to take care of you. It's safe , but it isn't cost-effective as a way to travel. And most of the time you'd be going in circles. Actually, for the limite...
by Scottish Ninja
2016-05-08 01:15am
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3879
Views: 1136574

Re: Something big

This talk about assaulting shielded positions makes me wonder - what about some kind of AT-CV that can carry fighters through a shield perimeter, and then launch them for air support? I don't know if the airspace might be so constricted as to limit the evasive power of the Imperial default of the TI...
by Scottish Ninja
2016-05-05 12:59am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Suggest some hard SF literature
Replies: 23
Views: 3249

Re: Suggest some hard SF literature

Here's a short story you might appreciate: Tom Godwin's The Cold Equations.
by Scottish Ninja
2016-04-26 11:14am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Was the Lars family relatively wealthy?
Replies: 25
Views: 5587

Re: Was the Lars family relatively wealthy?

And considering the parallels of the T-16 - you can buy a light airplane like a Cessna 172 for around $25000 nowadays. Right after WW2, you could buy a war surplus Stearman biplane for as little as $250 - around $3000 today. I'm sure someone like Broomstick could speak with a lot more experience abo...
by Scottish Ninja
2016-04-24 12:14pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Carriers in Star Trek
Replies: 390
Views: 41157

Re: Carriers in Star Trek

Because the Federation council should recognize that their logictics network is seriously fucked up if cruisers have to be regularily used for "emergency" missions. Where do you get the idea that the use of cruisers in emergency/priority missions is a sign of a faulty logistics network? I've alread...
by Scottish Ninja
2015-12-18 03:12pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Replies: 1584
Views: 162861

Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Lord Revan wrote:in the First Order's defense I dout we've yet to see a railing on a walkway above a bottomless pit.
We saw one on the Death Star, in ANH, in the scene when they're taking Chewie to the turbolift.
by Scottish Ninja
2015-12-10 10:30am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Next generation starship program
Replies: 175
Views: 22559

Re: Next generation starship program

Personally, I'd love to see one of the original TOS ideas for saucer separation - ie the saucer detaches and goes down to the planet's surface as a complete landing ship, and the drive section is basically there to push it around from planet to planet. Granted that we'd never see it (or maybe once o...
by Scottish Ninja
2015-12-01 02:07pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Should I try out Star Trek Online?
Replies: 2192
Views: 299764

Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

As was suspected, here comes the Breen Rezreth Dreadnought. Looks pretty cool, I can do more imagining of doing fun drain stuff.
by Scottish Ninja
2015-11-01 09:04am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Should I try out Star Trek Online?
Replies: 2192
Views: 299764

Re: Should I try out Star Trek Online?

So I've been out of the loop since pretty much last year - anyone have any recommendations as to where to get started on the Iconian rep?
by Scottish Ninja
2015-10-06 09:12pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Enterprise vs Millenium Falcon
Replies: 40
Views: 10328

Re: Enterprise vs Millenium Falcon

SMJB wrote:However, no one has ever said the Falcon has shielding, either.
I mean, except for Han Solo.
by Scottish Ninja
2015-07-30 11:55am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 1875
Views: 261803

Re: World of Warships

Furthermore type of ship doesn't matter for commanders as it does in Tanks - so you can retrain a captain in whatever premium ship you have, or retrain to a different type of ship with no penalties. Your torpedo-specced destroyer captain may not do much to buff the premium battleship he's in, but th...
by Scottish Ninja
2015-05-05 09:44am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 1875
Views: 261803

Re: World of Warships

That isn't quite it though - one of the devs has come out and said that maximum range is determined by the distance to the horizon from the main rangefinder. I wouldn't necessarily expect much of a range increase on that basis - though a non-premium Queen Elizabeth may get that usual FCS upgrade for...