More shooter harassment

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Bowser, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Bowser

    John Turco Guest

    Okay, then. "The Mighty Wolfgang" -- God of bluster!
    Continuing our super-hero theme (and being a "Marvel" fan), I'd prefer
    to visualize you as the princely "Sub-Mariner"...who's normally rather
    contentious, after all.
    Nobody beats American ingenuity, you pretzel-pushin' piker!
    John Turco, Dec 22, 2011
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  2. The making of aluminum foil requires negligible amounts of tin :)
    Chris Malcolm, Dec 24, 2011
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  3. Naah. *I* didn't claim nuclear subs were 'toy boats in my
    bathtub', so clearly I wasn't blustering.

    BTW, you *could* be more respectful if I'm a god. You know,
    even the old guy in the bible (you'll find him alone in the far
    corner, away from the other gods) did drown everyone when people
    he claimed he made them were just as he made them.

    You really need to have Washington burned again.
    Beaten everywhere up to the moon landing.
    Shown how to properly land on Venus.
    Need another Korea and Vietnam.
    Maybe bought out by China.

    "Es gibt nichts, was ein deutscher Offizier nicht kann!"

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 18, 2012
  4. Compared to the prices of similar commercial machines, RepRaps
    are quite low cost. And while there are not that many objects
    in the thingiverse yet, there are lens caps and lens hoods (for
    example) ... and since many of the designs are free, they can be
    copied and improved.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 18, 2012
  5. Bowser

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2012-01-18 15:19:14 -0800, Wolfgang Weisselberg
    <> said:

    Not without being given an order they can't.
    The exception in the last 97 years, being the ability to sign an
    unconditional surrender.
    Savageduck, Jan 19, 2012
  6. Hmmm. I cannot claim I'm knowledgeable in that area, but I
    have 2 impressions:

    a) The US Army method versus the German Army (whatever it's name)
    method. The US Army is very procedure taken. It has quite
    intelligent and resourceful people spell out every step to
    be taken, written down in triplicate. Works very well until
    something goes wrong. (No plan survives contact with the
    enemy.) The German Army, AFAICT, is more "capture that hill"
    than telling you exactly when to start and stop the motars.

    b) As I understand it, the fact that the US Army is by procedure
    hampers individual thinking and lower levels deviating from
    procedure, even if they think and *know* the procedure is
    wrong for this specific situation.

    BTW, you should look up the film cite. It demonstrates very well
    *why* being procedure-locked does allow untrained personell to
    do things, but also the drawbacks.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 31, 2012
  7. Bowser

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I wouldn't be so confident. From where I sit, the American patent
    system seems to be doing it just fine.


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Feb 2, 2012
  8. Bowser

    PeterN Guest

    Having been in the Army, which I daresay you have not been, I
    affirmatively state that:

    Your impression is just plain wrong.
    PeterN, Feb 2, 2012
  9. Bowser

    Savageduck Guest

    I have a feeling that Wolfgang's military experience is based on
    cinematic fantasy.
    Savageduck, Feb 2, 2012
  10. Wouldn't you like to name the person who wrote what you
    quoted instead of naming me, who didn't?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 6, 2012
  11. I stand corrected: the US Army does not live by procedure.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 6, 2012
  12. Bowser

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Wouldn't it have been easier to write and say that those were John
    Turco's words, not yours?


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Feb 7, 2012
  13. [/QUOTE]
    Nope. It *would* have been easier if you hadn't deleted the
    attributions which were there, though. Then I'd not needed
    to disavow words I did not write.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 7, 2012
  14. Bowser

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I can't understand how the first line of the attributions came to be
    deleted, leaving the second line, your name, at the top of the
    article. My news reader shouldn't behave in this way and I certainly
    wouldn't have done it deliberately.

    In any case, it still would have been easier for you to merely point
    out that they were not your words and leave to me the job of
    straightening it all out. I would have been quite happy to do that.

    I know the real reason: you love an argument and are prepared to
    create one where none would otherwise exist, simply by being
    difficult. :)


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Feb 7, 2012
  15. [/QUOTE]
    Ah, OK.
    So I should have said "I didn't write that!"?
    Hmmm, that's bad. Real bad. Now that you have found out The
    Truth About Me, I'll have to kill you, quick, before you tell
    anyone else.

    And I planned to have a nice evening of programming instead.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 22, 2012
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