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Friday, August 19, 2005

News From Today

Here's what I found on my doorstep when I got home from work tonight:

Sonalysts is developing a new PC video game, SCS -- Dangerous Waters. The highly anticipated follow-up to Sub Command will apparently feature a 600 page (!) manual... Now I've gotta go get my PC upgraded so I can play it when it comes out.

President Carter joined the chorus calling for SUBASE New London to be removed from the base closure list. With President Carter being from Georgia, the state that would most benefit from the Groton closure, this is especially significant. Humorous screw-ups in this article on the letter include saying that USS Jimmy Carter cost $3.2 million and the continued assertion that it's the most heavily-armed submarine ever made (obviously thinking that 50 torpedos are more powerful than 24 D-5 Trident missiles).

Robin Burk posts an important story over at Winds of Change. Check it out if you get a chance.

Going deep...

Update 2118 19 Aug: As a bonus, here's a thread from those wacky progressives over at Democratic Underground where they debate whether or not we should have invaded Afghanistan after 9/11. Because these seem to be the type of Democrats who have an inordinate influence in the primary elections, you can see why it's so hard for the Dems to nominate a viable candidate.


Anonymous Byron Audler said...

Dangerous waters is not exactly something a serious Naval sim player would fool with. It has a very small inventory of platforms, and it's pretty much eye candy and button pushing. Now, if you want a seriously accurate (within published or acknowledged limits)sim, with a vast array of assets to work with, and the ability to control whole hemispheres worth of fleets, then Harpoon is your game, and has been for almost 20 years. Right now, Advanced Gaming Systems is working on a version that combines the grognard end of the game, with 3D (much like the long awaited Harpoon4, except it will work, and not be produced by the French:-)

A Harpooner for 12 years now,

8/19/2005 10:35 PM

Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

LOL, our M-16 mag could hold 30 rounds. With 3 mags, per that logic, does that make the pier guard more heavily armed than the Carter?

8/20/2005 12:37 AM

Blogger Alex Nunez said...

By the time the media is finished with the misinfo re: the USS Mr. Peanut, it is going to be the single most powerful weapon in the history of man.

Oh, and it will fly.

8/20/2005 4:24 PM


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