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  1. Xlucine

    The Bee Thread

    Cody Reeder has a good series of videos (going back 5 years) about his experiences keeping bees
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    Scale Models Megathread

    A Type VIIC u-boat. I'm going to try and call this U-1206. My thoughts on the build: Fuck the pre-albacore hull form Fuck the germans Fuck WW2 And most of all Fuck 1:350 Railings Also, fuck the lack of common allied WW2 submarine models
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    Non-exploding infantry hardware thread.

    I wonder how much weight you'd save strapping the guts to a rifle, and if the rifle would still be light enough to be useful as a rifle?
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    T26 is still under contract to cost about half what the Canadian Surface Combatant will (£1.2 bn Vs C$4.1 bn each), so we aren't that bad (yet)
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    The new UK OPVs are having issues. We paid through the nose for them, as we were under contractual obligations to keep the yard on the clyde in work, and now it turns out that they need major rectification work before they're ready for service (reportedly to be paid for by BAE, which is a small blessing). It has been reported that they've been formally handed back to BAE, however BAE disagrees. BAE also state: Which sounds a lot like "handed back to BAE" to me
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    GOTTA GO FAST (Speedrunning)

    SGDQ starts next week: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
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    That is odd, facebook thinks the post is public. Maybe this direct link will work? I saw the video on this page, it was posted 22 hours ago
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    Youtube general?

    A neat look at the minimum functional foundry. - Recycling car rims is a good idea, those are normally cast so are Al alloys with good casting properties (i.e. silicon-containing, low melting point) - The lack of vent holes leads to some disturbing bubbling in the molten metal in the mold and a fair few holes in the final casting, but it's easy to see why they don't add them - without power tools, removing the sprue & runners gets a lot more difficult. Also note them spooning out the molten material in the sprue, probably for the same reason - The finishing method is interesting. Bare Al for cooking utensils is an unusual choice, given the effect Al has on human nerve tissue, and I can't imagine the paint or filler material being much good for you either It's crazy how far this is from the cosworth process when they're both doing essentially the same thing (freezing molten aluminium in a desirable shape)
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    50 years to the day from the first UK SSBN patrol
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Are you sure? It seemed to me like they were claiming that this was so mass efficient against shaped charges that more weight could be devoted to KE-optimised armour underneath this
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Isn't that just Nozh, but pre-detonated?