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Lt DeFault

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About Lt DeFault

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  • Birthday 09/26/1978

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    Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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    Little of everything.
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    Derailing threads. ;)

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  1. Look. I'm old fashioned. I long for the days when men were men and women were women. Some may find that "offensive" - but, frankly, I don't care. And for the most part, I see the same opinion from those around me. That might be because I live in a relatively rural area. Or any one of a thousand other factors. Who knows? But I think that one of the main problems we face is the growing influence of media in our lives. There seems [to me] to be a disparity between what the media would have you believe and what is actually going on. The problem is that more and more people seem to be falling for it. It's as if a problem is being "manufactured" where none actually exists. There may be one or two incidents per month of some kind of perceived discrimination against an individual. And that "problem" seems amplified when a dozen news agencies make it their top headline. But contrast that with the fact that there are well over seven BILLION people on this planet. The fact is: most of us get along just fine. So - my advice is to lessen your contact with social media (and the internet/media in general), and increase your contact with your community - locally and globally. I think you'll find the two are vastly different.
  2. A few of my thoughts on (and off) the subject: I do think men and women are different - and I'm glad about that. I wouldn't want women to be just like men. There are those who do ... but I think they swing another way. (Which is fine, if that's your bag, baby.) I think the sexes compliment each other. And I don't think this is a coincidence. As you say, there are "outliers" - and I don't think women should be held back from achieving anything based on the mere fact that they are women. But I don't believe we should think of men and women as "the same". If a woman feigns interest in something I like - just to get more of my attention - well, I'll give it to her. (Especially if she looks like the woman in the video which started this.) The woman in said video vaguely reminds me of my wife. She showed an interest in SB for a while - and genuine or not, it resulted in more quality time together. My wife is prettier and smarter than the woman in said video. (If you're reading this - I love you, baby!) 😅 There are a shedload of new smileys since the forum update. Men think with their "gun" far too often and that gets them into trouble. But hey - that's how we evolved. I'm glad I'm married (to a woman who truly makes me happy) - because I don't have to worry about most of this anymore. I've been drinking. I like tanks. And I like people who like tanks. Life is good. 'Merica!
  3. Yes, thanks. And thank you for the lack of disruption to forum access/activity as well. I'm sure I speak for the majority when I say your effort is appreciated.
  4. Welcome! Glad you could join us.
  5. Thanks for the input, everyone! I've been passing the info on to my wife.
  6. That's something to think about, thanks. More info: WRT her "budget", that's just how much she is willing to pay right now, we're not quite maxing out. And we do have some investments. We know we will have to upgrade at some point if we want this PC to last as long as the previous one. Our line of thinking is that if we go for some "overkill" now, we won't have to upgrade as soon. It seemed to work last time. Does that make sense? Or do you think the technology (hardware and software) is still advancing at such a rate that it won't make that much of a difference?
  7. That's one thing we're concerned about: longevity. We'd like it to be as "future proof" as possible. And a 4K monitor isn't out of the question. I doubt we'll be doing any VR, though ... but who knows?
  8. Yes, there is an Ethernet jack on the back of the case. The lack of one would certainly be a deal breaker.
  9. Indeed! Thank you for confirming that.
  10. My wife wants a new gaming rig to replace the one she currently has: an HP Blackbird. The Blackbird is about 10 years old now and - although we've been upgrading the graphics cards, RAM and power supply - it's starting to really show its age. So, I did some research and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on an MSI Trident X 9th. Here's the basic rundown: 3.6 GHz Intel Core i9-9900K Eight-Core Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC Mini ITX Motherboard 32GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB GDDR6) 650W 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C | HDMI 1.4| DisplayPort 1.2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 5.0 Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) The only downside I can see right now is that the case is kind of small (15.6 x 15.1 x 5.1 inches [129.7 x 382.7 x 396.4mm]) and the hardware seems crammed into it with little extra space - potentially making future upgrades difficult if not impossible. (I'm thinking about graphics card replacement, mostly. I could put the 1200W power supply I have outside the case if I needed to.) I'm not fond of Windows 10, but it's her computer, so I guess that doesn't matter much. And with 10 Pro the RAM limit is a whopping 2TB! So, what do you guys think? Is it worth the $3,000 asking price? Are there any other rigs you would buy instead of this one? NB: Her budget is $3,000, so this [just] fits the bill. She might be convinced to spend a little more, if there's good reason to. It's her money, but it still makes me nervous spending that much. I know a little bit about computers, but I'm no guru. Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
  11. It's possible because the width and length are adjustable in scale but fixed in orientation to the attitude. SB is an armored combat sim, not a geometry textbook.
  12. Look at the blue rectangle under "Attitude 0". Now, if you rotate that rectangle 90°, it would look like the rectangle under "Attitude 1600". If you rotated it another 90° (180° total), it would look like the rectangle under "Attitude 3200". The longer axes of the rectangles in Mark's diagram (the "width" of the AOE) are not pointing to the mils orientation - the shorter axes are.
  13. Looks like he edited his as well, so the link no longer takes you to the potentially offending document.
  14. FYI, your quoting of Kev2go's post still contains the link - defeating the purpose of him editing his post.
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