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  1. If you are going to splice some wires, for the love of god, unless you are good at soldering, use a solder sleeve. And ALWAYS use heat shrink to protect it, worst case, use wulk tape to cover it.
  2. Does states not have their own welfare programs? Also, guess what 50% of Norway's export is, and what we have shit loads of around Svalbard and the arctics. I am not sure what the health care service in the US is, but Norway's healthcare is "adequate", or a bit worse.
  3. Go ahead, you guys would still probably tax me less than the Norwegian government. I would not mind a tax break.
  4. The Danes plan to make Greenland a independent nation, meaning it would be a political catastrophe to propose selling it to the US. However, the US might leverage making Greenland a territory or state, which would be a good offer to Greenland, who would not be able to leverage any political power on the world stage, has zero money for defense and is already defended by the US. Access to the US market without tariffs would also be a huge plus for the Greenland economy. Personally, I think Norway should be given Greenland, as it was taken by Denmark from Norway by force. If the US gets Greenland, it would be pretty much the village bicycle of the Atlantic, being passed around from state to state.
  5. I have a few questions regarding US gun laws: Do US firearms come with a identification number that is registered to an owner, that the police can search up in a database? In that case, could police then do random check ups on people's firearms to check if the firearm has been stolen? In the case the registration number is gone, or scratched up, the police could confiscate the firearm, until the owner gets a new registration plate or re-registers the gun. This way, the US would know how many guns each person owns, and how many in total in the US. A national fire arms register could be established, which could be checked with medical and police records of the owner and the house hold. If the police see a mentally ill person stockpiling weapons commonly used by mass shooters, they could put them on a watch list. And what about a incentive for people to buy less "assault weapons" with either a tax on the more lethal weapons, or a discount on the more personal defense oriented firearms. Let's say all small compact pistols with equal or less than 15 rounds in the magazine gets a 15% discount. Or all hunting rifles that can contain more than 5 rounds have a 10% tax. The idea would to instead of banning all sorts of useless things, we could incentivies people to buy less lethal and more practical weapons. Enthusiasts could still own their AR-15 with 200 round drum mag, with a bumpstock and night vision scope, while the average bloke would probably own a cheap and compact pistol for concealed carry in self defense.
  6. So what is the deal with the US wanting to buy Greenland again? Is it to claim more of the arctic continental shelf? To box in Canada? To protect the northern atlantic sea route from invasoin? Is it because of the raw resources found in Greenland with the ice going away? To use Hans Island as a pretext to invade Canada? Or do Trump just want some ice for his beer? If we say that the Danes would sell Greenland to the US or the Greenland goverment voted to join the US, would it become a state or a terretory like Puerto Rico? Source: https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/3JXB59/trump-bekrefter-groenland-interesse-det-er-en-stor-investering?utm_source=vgfront&utm_content=row-1
  7. No, sadly I did not. Though it is set up to be able to take a large array, with a lot of weight to spare. I apologize for the incomplete submission.
  8. Apparently there was a attempted mass shooting in Bærum, Norway. A guy armed with a shotgun and a pistol, plus some other guns shot up a Mosque, but luckily failed to kill anyone, and was subdued by a 75 year old man. He is now charged with attempted murder of three people. He was a ethnically white Norwegian man in his early 20s. He has no previous notable crime record and lives in the same area as the Mosque. He wore a NATO sweater (Norwegian army sweater) and a bullet proof vest. The media really wanted to hammer in the fact that he was ethnically Norwegian and white. Source: https://www.vg.no/nyheter/i/g7Rb1k/skyteepisode-i-moske-i-baerum
  9. In the area, where I live, which is not more expensive compared to the rest of the country, the square meter price is roughly 3750 USD per square meter. This makes large houses expensive, so you want to use space as efficiently as possible. Electric floor heating is almost universally used only on bathrooms until recently, since they have tiles, which get very cold. Since the total watt usually roughly equals your average heater, and the very cheap power we have here, the electricity efficiency is not really a factor. What is a huge factor, is installation cost. Adding a boiler, water pump, heating element, piping, valves and thermostats is very expensive, especially when the typical plumber costs 135USD an hour. Oil heating is now banned. You have the refill a gas tank, and store in in a safe area, which is a huge hassle. Wood is plenty and cheap, but requires frequent refilling and a lot of space, usually people opt for a fireplace instead. Electric floor eating is relatively cheap. The construction worker simply lays it down into the floor before adding the concrete, and the electrician puts a temperature measure wire below the floor tile to the thermostat, while also wiring the thermostat. This requires 1 10A fuse, probably 20m of cable and a thermostat. Recent advances allows you to cut heating elements into size from rolls of fabric, and just lay it under the flooring. Heating pumps are a very recent thing, and don't really work too well. They do provide cheaper heating, but cost a lot of initially install, and takes 20 years to pay off themselves. This is because of very low temperatures in the winter and low electricity prices. Ground heating fixes the cold issue, but is very expensive. Cooling is rarely a issue. Since it usually never gets hotter than 24 degrees C around here. Record was 32,4 degrees C. Recently, heating all the floors as gotten more popular. But this is usually done when retrofitting old houses. Which is extremely expensive to do by water born heating. If I get the money to build my own house, I'll probably build a house with water born heating, but most construction companies shy's away from it.
  10. Nordic Feminist Design Division presents: P2055 “Gaupen” Table of basic statistics: Parameter Value Mass, combat 65 metric ton Length, combat (transport) 7050mm Width, combat (transport) 3877mm Height, combat (transport) 2000mm Ground Pressure, MMP (nominal) 297Kn/m2 Estimated Speed 60Kp/h Estimated range 400Km Crew, number (roles) 2 (Commander, Gunner/Driver) Main armament, caliber (ammo count ready/stowed) 200mm L40 gun. (40 rounds, 15 in first autoloader). Secondary armament, caliber (ammo count ready/stowed) 7,62mm GPM (1200 rounds). 12,7mm HMG (500 rounds) Vehicle designer’s notes: The P2250 was designed to be as heavily armored as possible, with the smallest weight and profile. We tried to make use of the new experimental technologies and developed our own hydrostatic transmission and hydropneumatic suspension. This allowed much greater low speed mobility and some interesting arrangements. With the cannon mounted to the chassis, the autoloader became simplified and allowed a higher theoretical rate of fire and a reduction of crew to only 2. Mobility: 1. Link to Appendix 1- Not realized because of lack of weight value. 2. Engine - Kharkov 5TD (increased to 6 cylinder), 16L, 800HP, water cooled, constant speed. 3. Transmission - Hydrostatic, 1 Forward, 1 Neutral and 1 Reverse, engine forward; motor and controls in the rear, is a continuously variable transmission, allow the engine to run at a constant speed with instant torque. It features hydraulic breaking and locking on top of normal friction breaks, also has a minor regenerative capabilities. Appendix Location of drive train components and their connections: 4.Fuel - Diesel, 1000L, sponsons, 400km, was planning to add optional fuel barrels for increased range, but scrapped because of time limit. 5. Powerpack is set up as an open circuit hydraulic system, allowing it to power auxiliary equipment and other subsystems like the auto loader and suspension, or power tools. Appendix 6. Suspension- Hydropneumatic (Nitrogen), 500mm suspension travel, 500mm ground clearance. The suspension is a fully adjustable in arm suspension using a slider crank design. Each arm has a built in shock absorber and can be either electronically or manually adjusted. Each unit has an overpressure valve to limit damage to the unit during very rough travel. Each unit is a bolt on unit, making replacements easy and fast. Appendix View of the suspension: Survivability: Red: Ammunition and cannon. Blue: Composite armor. Grey: Drive line components. Green: Fuel. Brown: Crew. 1. Link to Appendix 1 - Not realized. 2. Link to Appendix 2- Not Realized, has a 1000mm deep armor cavity at 1,79m^3 at the front, with a 900mm deep armor cavity at 180mm height on each sponsons. 3. Non-specified survivability features and other neat tricks- Very low profile vehicle with the ability to further reduce its profile by lowering its suspension. Very low profile while in hull down position. Has blow off panels, light panels that are screwed in place to break off when ammunition ignites. Fuel is used as side armor. Firepower: A. Weapons: 1. Link to Appendix 1- Not realized. 2. Main Weapon- a. Smoothbore cannon (510 MPa working pressure). b. 200mm caliber. c. Ammunition: Common: 200 x 900 mm brass case, estimated 50kg. HEAT: Not realized. HE: Not relied. AP: Not realized. d. Ammo stowage arrangement- 15 rounds stored in primary shell conveyor, 25 rounds stored in secondary shell conveyor. Entire system has blow off panels above it. The system is powered by the tanks hydraulic circuit. B. Optics: 1. Primary gunsight- two axis stabilized gunners sight. 2. Drivers 3 vison telescopes. Commander features 360 degree coverage form the copula with a 4x sight connected to the RCWS. C. FCS: 1. FCS- Gun is rigidly mounted to the chassis. The gunner can select a firing mode to put the vehicle into precision mode. Tracks turn to traverse the cannon, and the suspension adjusts to elevate to depress the gun. The gunners controls feeds into the suspensions control system, modifying the pressure in each individual suspension unit to accomplish the right elevation/depression. A gyroscope keeps track of the vehicles tilt and adjusts accordingly. The commanders station has duplicated controls and features a fully rotatable commanders copula with a range finder and 12,7mm remote operated HMG. The commander can measure the range and move the tank accordingly, giving a sort of hunter-killer system. 2. Link to Appendix 3- May be added in the future. Fightability: 1. Ease of service and maintenance on the suspension units. 2. Low maintenance transmission, hydraulic motors do not require a lot of maintenance. 3. Reduced brake wear because of hydraulic parking break and minor regenerative breaking. 4. Reduced engine wear from running on a stable RPM. 5. It has a 200mm cannon. 6. Has a remote controlled weapons station, allowing the commander to avoid peaking his head out when firing on infantry. Free expression zone: The Nordic Feminist Design Division felt that there was a sever lack of special needs armored fighting vehicles which strives against our glories republics values. The team set out to make the most inclusive vehicle possible. The turret was quickly removed as it was seen as offensive to the crippled, gifted people of our republic. Next was the issue with the height. The tank was too high to climb aboard for midgets little people, so a adjustable suspension was installed to allow the tank to lower itself. It was also of the highest importance that even our machines would bow to our Serene Highness. The gun was requested to be of at least 200mm caliber, which our lead engineer said was outrageous (our lead engineer has been REDACTED, and has been replaced by a more suiting, and diverse individual). Our lead engineer agreed and work began to install the gun. Our female engineers noted that the ammunition was too heavy to be loaded manually for a woman, and was deemed discriminatory, so a autoloader was developed to accommodate the superior gender. As of currently our team failed to meet the deadline and has been REDACTED. Our team has been sent on a holiday in the North to sunbath in the north. A picture of our team of engineers going to work. All Hail Serene Highness. (I will try to add the schematics tomorrow for the suspension and transmission, but it is 01:30 here, and I am taking the bus to work at 06:00. )
  11. HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY FOLKS!
  12. Quick question, are rubber band tracks and tires allowed?
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