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The F-35 can't beat a F-16 in a dogfight

patrick.net - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:25
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  • bob2356 says thunderlips11 says I think saying the Century Series was interceptors was more right than wrong, because when they were designed and built throughout the 50s, that was what the USAF originally intended them to do, at least as part of their role. The whole series is regarded as mostly a Flop by most aviation experts, as the worst series of postwar aircraft produced by any nation - except for possibly the F-100 and maybe the F-104 (which has a controversial safety record). All fighters are by defintion interceptors. You are starting to approach IWOG levels of shuck and jive. You also said that thunderlips11 says Which is why the were so heavy. Unfortunately, the stubby wings made them clumsy and unable to dogfight or dodge AAA/SAMs very wel Yet 2 had light wing loadings, 2 medium (better than the f-4), and 2 had stubby wings with heavy wing loading. You said, thunderlips11 says later given secondary roles as High Speed, Low Altitude Nuclear Attack Aircraft. Yet 2 didn't have provisions for bombs at all. The rest had hardpoints that could be used for fuel tanks or bombs. But the 104 was never used for bombing, why would anyone bother? Half the series never carried a bomb of any kind, never mind being low altitude nuclear attack aircraft. The only aviation experts that count are the countries that bought the planes and used them as front line fighters. What exactly does your mysterious "aviation experts" consider superior contemporary planes? The Mig 15/17? The f-86 cleaned the 15's clock in korea, never mind the f-100. The 17/21 were only successful in vietnam because of criminal stupidity in american tactics and negligence in training, not superior planes. Skyray/panther/couger? Come on, be serious. Hawker hunter/gloster javelin/electric lightning? Even worse at acm than the f-100, plus fuel limited. The pakistani's flying f-86's blasted the indian hawker hunters out of the sky. Super Mystere? Pretty much exactly the same performance as the f-100. J29 Tunnan? Barely able to keep up with a f-86. Avro Arrow? Whoops never went into production. So according to the "aviation experts" which were the best series of 1950's aircraft by any nation? I can't wait to hear this....
  • FortWayne says lostand confused says I can see it though, with the way we waged war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I mean we won world war II faster. It's kind of odd how that turned out. But at least WW2 had a clear goal, defeat Nazi government, and that was a possible goal. Iraq didn't have a goal, it was just a retaliatory invasion based on shoddy intelligence, followed by lots posturing and pretending. Nor Bush nor Obama could really explain what the hell the goal was. That's at least how I saw it....
  • thunderlips11 says The F-35's first development contract was signed in 1996, and it STILL is not on active service. Countless billions in Taxpayer money has been dumped into it, and not one can fly tomorrow in a combat role, 20 years after development started. Consider that in the twenty years between 1945 and 1965, we went through two complete generations of jet fighters, from the F-80 to the F-4, and built them and deployed them in the thousands. It terms of quality, more than an eighth of all F-35s produced have had to be reworked. As for "Electronic Dominance" that has proven a chimera everytime the USAF unveiled a Norden Bombsight, Walleye, or other super-duper high accuracy whoopy doo....

Puerto Ricos Governor Says Islands $72 Billion of Debt Is Not Payable

patrick.net - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:15
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  • errc says The Donald might just save this economy after all The boriquas know, bankruptcy =prosperity!! Stiff those shiester creditors...
  • mell says Don't worry, sheister Paul Krugman says it's alright!...
  • Strategist says DieBankOfAmericaPhukkingDie says Put up 1000 casinos and run them three shifts with slave labor and tables with blow job service. Hey Rin.....Are you thinking what I'm thinking?...

Transit-oriented housing may get state funding through cap and trade

patrick.net - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 14:53
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  • thunderlips11 says Right on, building housing near mass transit is exactly right....
  • BayAreaObserver says Back in June, the Brown administration announced that it would carve out more than $1 billion in expected cap-and-trade revenue from the budget discussion because lawmakers couldn’t agree on how to spend the money. As lawmakers quarreled and attempted to direct funds into their individual districts, funding proposals included everything from road repairs to mosquito research. But as the dust cleared after last Friday’s legislative deadline, $969 million in cap-and-trade remained unspent. California law stipulates that cap-and-trade funding must be spent on projects that reduce pollution. Some funding ideas put forward by lawmakers that never moved forward – such as using cap-and-trade dollars for road repairs – were “dubious at best” because the clean-air benefit is not clear, said O’Connor. Republicans in the Assembly disagree, arguing that improving roads would decrease traffic, which would cut down on fumes caused by idling cars. In a countercharge, the GOP claimed that Democrats are guilty of using the money as a slush fund to pay for pet projects that have little to do with the environment. More: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/morning_call/2015/09/lawmakers-never-agreed-on-cap-and-trade-funding.html...

The Startup Illusion

patrick.net - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:42
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  • FortWayne says Some people need a college to teach them what to do, some like to figure it out on their own. Folks have the right to go their own way. Because America is a free nation! Back in the days information was hard to come by, college was a requirement, it was harder to be self taught. It isn't as much anymore these days when everything is on the internet. We have more options today, and colleges have no business charging premium for teaching something that can be learned in 5 minutes searching google. Folks, don't waste your time on liberal arts degrees, those are for people who don't need money. If you need a job to eat and to keep a roof over your head, pick something practical in your life....
  • justme says Excellent thread, we are learning something from each other, which is what patnet should be all about. Thank you!...
  • jazz music says Ok, wasn't aware that numerical methods are applications of linear algebra....

An average of 6.9 people shot daily in Chicago, Anybody hear about it on CNN?

patrick.net - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 20:35
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  • Strategist says Oh God. More rioting....
  • zzyzzx says ...
  • Call it Crazy says Ceffer says Chicago should pass a law that mandates that every seventh gunshot victim be by police, Only if the cop is white, otherwise it doesn't count!...

Cisco is investing $10 billion in China

patrick.net - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:34
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  • HEY YOU says We've got too many jobs & a booming economy. We don't need no steenkin' investment. I just glad apple isn't building any more plants here,they couldn't find employees. 100% employment and all 6 figure income is enough growth....
  • DieBankOfAmericaPhukkingDie says China has the foresight and sense to have artillery aimed at workers who can be vaporized at any moment, making it a much FREE!er country than the USA which still allows unions to form and commit all kinds of commie crimes....