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The navigator of a US Navy fast attack submarine, who was listening to his iPod when he really should have been keeping an eye out for amphibious transport docks, helped land his employers with a hefty $86.9m repair bill. According to the Navy Times, the Los Angeles-class sub Hartford collided with with the New Orleans in the …

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Oops

What was he listening to?

We all live in a yellow submarine?

The Clash?

Money, money, money,

it's so funny,

when it's not yours...

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Easy answer.

Obviously it was something by Pavarotti^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HPaganini.

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WTF?

accounting error?

"land his employers with a hefty $86.9m repair bill."

versus

"required $2.3m in repairs"

I've been to some dodgy garages in my time, but a markup of $84.6m on a job?????

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It takes two to collide...

That's $2.3m for the ship he hit. The other $84.6m are presumably for the sub he hit it with.

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RTFA more carefully...

The thing they hit needed $2.3m of repairs. The sub they hit it with would also have needed some repairs, and large high-tech submarines are notoriously un-cheap...

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Defense accounting

You are fogetting the Gary McKinnon factor (If Gorden Moore can have his name given to a mathematical function, why not Gary McKinnon?)

The amount you charge (or claim to charge) does not have to be related to the actual costs.

If you want to really beat someone, a bigger stick hurts more.

The difference can be used to fund anything that you forgot to budget for, or don't want to admit.

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We all crash in a yellow submarine

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

We all crash in a yellow submarine

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

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Oops!

I wonder what he was listening to.

Yellow Submarine?

Dock of the Bay?

American Idiot?

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For such sub-standard procedures...

...it's no surprise that the Captain got the Das Boot.

Sorry.

G

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re: For such sub-standard procedures...

"the" das boot?

You've been listening to too much The The on your iPod...

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Now we can see

why the Iranians were so keen to take the sailors iPods from them.

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Left hand down a bit

Who let Mr Phillips have that iPod?

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Someone else who remembers

CPO Pertwee et al.

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Someone else who remembers -Mk2.

Sus.Git,

I do-way back when Ronny Barker was just getting started.

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Megaphone

What was he listening to ?

Before crash. In the navy by village people.

After crash . Another one bites the dust.

BTW the orientation of both groups is similar.

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It was Deep Purple

I don't know what he was hearing before the crash, but I'm pretty sure the iPod skipped to "Smoke in the Water" afterwards.

Engines, full ahead!

>CRASH<

I didn't know that the navigator could get into Deep $h*t for listening Deep Purple....

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The iPod

The new addition to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Obviously a WMD if there ever was one. Apple should ave to pay for the repairs.

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WMD

Weapon of Musical Destruction?

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Jobs Horns

Scuttling submarines...?

There's an app for that!

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Joke

Sorry for this but...

..what's long, hard and full of seamen....?

A submarine!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

OK... I get it.....I'm off...

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IT Angle

Any excuse...

...for an iHeadline

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Other musical options

"Crash" by the Dave Matthews Band

"I'm Sorry" by (I think) Doris Day

"I Was So Wrong" by Patsy Cline

I wonder if we can pay this off with an $84 million iTunes gift card?

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The singer

> "I'm Sorry" by (I think) Doris Day

Brenda Lee!

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As Wellington said

I don't know what the enemy think of them but they scare the hell out of me.

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He was

playing doodle jump really.

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$84.6m?

Now if that had been one of ours, the bill would have been £250m

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Not the smartest thing to do

You are about to dock one of the world's largest and most heavily armed undersea vehicles with a surface vessel. Do you

a)Monitor all sensors to make sure you're exactly where you plan to be remaining ready to slow your approach even further.

b)Kick back and listen to some toons on your iPod.

Obvious really.

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I thought the military encouraged this nonsense?

I remember watching video of an M1 Abrams tank crew explaining how the vehicle came with a line-in jack for their ipods so they could listen to music while tooling around the desert. Contradictions much?

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