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5 posts • joined 8 Apr 2009

India to place $11bn order for AIP hi-tech submarines

Andreas Johansson

Makes no sense does it?

"Any fleet anchorage or chokepoint or convoy guarded by a handful of Merlins or equivalent helicopters is pretty much safe from attack by AIP submarines. AIP boats would be highly effective against countries without modern ASW helicopters, but not against first- or second-ranking powers.

Third- and fourth-rank militaries usually don't have very good seagoing radar/infrared coverage either, though. So in fact a normal sub without AIP would probably do fine against them: or even a still-simpler surface ship."

If that was really true there wouldn't have been any need for the US to borrow one of our Gotland class subs for training of over a year right? Let's face it, you're a bit jealous that you don't have one yourself.

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Non-Flash video surges onto the web

Andreas Johansson
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Use Flash only when necessary, if you ask me

I tried visiting HBO's page and it took at least 15 sec just to load the frontpage. I would have closed it after ~5 sec in a normal case and never ever visited it again. Speed and content with a good layout is what really matters for me.

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US military shows off hack-by-numbers battlefield gadget

Andreas Johansson
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Gibson anyone?

Ah military icebreakers... I've always wanted one and now it's possible.

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Homeless Frank and Microsoft's cookie-cutter PC campaign

Andreas Johansson
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Scandinavian ads

"Or how about Magnus, the seven-year-old Scandinavian in his grass-roofed home editing pics of dad's Volvo?"

To be honest, I can't even remember ever seeing a Microsoft commercial in Sweden on TV. I do think there was some ads when XP was released, but mostly on billboards. I really hope they keep it that way.

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Japan talks lunar 'bots as commies go hot

Andreas Johansson
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"and to analyze radio waves sent into space."

What do you use that for?

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