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  1. We have been doing an awful job of keeping this thread up to day. Starship got stacked today: There's lots of other details about it on the discord.
  2. Yeah, fun fact, the accuser was one of the Clinton lawyers during the case that resulted in Bill's impeachment. And guess who co-authored the critical Starr Report?
  3. Those goddamn kraut top covers are the weak point in a lot of belt feds. Time to move on to a more robust design.
  4. Sturgeon's remarks: So, this competition was a mixed bag in terms of the administrative side of it. The initial solicitation was probably a bit too technically demanding for most people who would be otherwise interested, and then once we did get submissions that were complete the judges had a difficult time coordinating with each other to create a decision. Also, in many cases the specifications were too complex to be easily evaluated by some of the judges, and therefore the decision was sort of "parted" out with different aspects being determined by different judges. This did not have a major effect on the competition, as it turned out there were only two complete entries and all judges' preferences lined up the same way. Team Mahan/Moo/OSC/CK and Toxn's submissions were very close, but Toxn's submission was slightly more refined and also fit with the spirit of the initial solicitation a little better. I should emphasize that all judges agreed both entries were very close. The minor flaws of Team M/M/O/CK's submission with regard to armor layout and crew accessibility didn't necessarily represent intrinsic problems with the design, but we felt were more the result of the team falling into pit traps that were unintentional side effects of the very complex initial solicitation. Both complete submissions were very impressive and both should be commended. In particular, the team submission was a massive improvement over their previous entry into the Cascadian competition. Overall, we agreed Toxn's was slightly better, but we are really pleased with the effort that went into both submissions. Additionally, we were happy with the degree to which other people participated, even if their submissions did not get finished. We feel that many people were discouraged from finishing due to how technically demanding the initial solicitation was. I think this contest showed that our process for running these events needs a little work. The forum leadership is discussing how to improve competitions for the future, make them more accessible and fun.
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    It looks like a certain ex-member of the forum is trying to promote a second spoof Discord server in competition to the actual SH one. It has the same SH name and icon. If the server that you are on is not the same as the one embedded on the right of the website, you are on the wrong discord. If you like the other discord better, fine, no skin off my back, but I felt that users here should be aware that there is a fake out there.
  6. Comrade @Collimatrix has been liquidated for his insults to the glorious Dianetic People's Republic of California.
  7. I've long suspected this. The issue has been known in the M16 family for decades, hence the emergence of free float rails (which fix it). Heck, even the Finns knew about it, that's why the M39's barrel is an odd 27 inches (they adjusted barrel length until a node sat at the forward stock bedding point). I had wondered if the prevalence of magazine-grip holds among AK users was in part an attempt to address this (it's also a good way to avoid burns).
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