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a111: Logged on 2019-07-31 18:17 ave1: Btw would same stealth go for ships? It seems to me a dimension less. (Not that the littoral can float)
ave1: Btw would same stealth go for ships? It seems to me a dimension less. (Not that the littoral can float) ☟︎
mircea_popescu: which also, owns 11 littoral combat ships, owes > 9000
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-05-08#1811158 << they're actually some of the better hull designs, owing to who made them and when they were made. not unsinkable, by any means, but certainly also not prone to break in half like the clittoral combat sneaker. ☝︎
mircea_popescu: yes, well, i don't foresee littoral combat airplane following copa around to diddle your equipaje.
mircea_popescu: apeloyee o you have simulators too now ?! but yes, "we are now entering a littoral combat quantumship era, where the fiatola conduits are well in place and thoroughly divorced from results, so all you disgusting niggers listening in -- know that it's a "safe" field in the sense your "criminology" degrees are."
mircea_popescu: not everyone is from the littoral shitholes.
mircea_popescu: (the geostrategic situation, for the very understandably disinterested, is that usg can not maintain pretense of mediteranean presence without ground missiles in constanta, because the ru navy actually works whereas the us clittorals do not.)
mats: i'm observing their development of commerce and nuanced relationships in, say, the indian ocean, through building of ports along the littoral, but they've pointedly ignored human rights issues the west cares about in e.g. sri lanka
asciilifeform: just like the littoral lulzship didn't
mircea_popescu: kanzure dja have any idea how dumb you look going in with an attempt to impress by EXPENDITURE, and then on the flimsiest of examination appearing unable to explain WHAT you bought ? tell you what, the usg you seem so keen to emulate spent a trillion and similary "wait for plane catalog day". or alternatively, has some littoral cardboard models that can't float.
mircea_popescu: have littoral combat icecubes at parties.
mircea_popescu: and the fucking littoral compressed lulzship doesn't require wheels.
mircea_popescu: it's not that they lost the nuke schematics. it's that they can't even find the boat designs from back when their boats actually floated. so they end up with littoral cardboard sheeps.
shinohai: That cannon could prolly take a a littoral combat ship
mircea_popescu: ad-hoc littoral ship vs improvised explosive device ftw.
deedbot: http://phuctor.nosuchlabs.com/gpgkey/FBA33DDE71C4686CB4D5B405F33E55044DF298308AE6BD144B522B8B0DEE031E << Recent Phuctorings. - Phuctored: 1657...8279 divides RSA Moduli belonging to ' (ssh-rsa key from (13-14 June 2016 extraction) for Phuctor import. Ask asciilifeform or framedragger on Freenode, or email fd at mkj dot lt) <ssh...lt>; ' (mren3.univ-littoral.fr. FR 59 O)
deedbot: http://phuctor.nosuchlabs.com/gpgkey/FBA33DDE71C4686CB4D5B405F33E55044DF298308AE6BD144B522B8B0DEE031E << Recent Phuctorings. - Phuctored: 1747...5893 divides RSA Moduli belonging to ' (ssh-rsa key from (13-14 June 2016 extraction) for Phuctor import. Ask asciilifeform or framedragger on Freenode, or email fd at mkj dot lt) <ssh...lt>; ' (mren3.univ-littoral.fr. FR 59 O)
asciilifeform: littoral combat car.
trinque: you sink with the littoral you have
mircea_popescu: the Floating Littoral Embarassment is very much the symbolic product of "technology by modernist means in postmodernist times"
mircea_popescu: just go make a littoral self-rape ship, this software/internet stuff is a waste of your talents, folks.
asciilifeform: they also exist today: the littoral combat shit^Hp
shinohai: littoraly garbage
ben_vulpes: man the littoral combat ships JUST KEEP BREAKING
BingoBoingo: Oh there are still factory built houses, but more of a littoral cottage industry.
ben_vulpes: hyuuu the littoral lolz continue! LCS bumped into a tug and opened up a foot-long crack along a weld seam.
mircea_popescu: from littoral combat ships to convenience paper cups, all the way and whichever way. the usg way!
ben_vulpes: https://gcaptain.com/photos-show-catastrophic-damage-to-hsv-swift-following-missile-attack/ << in case anyone's curious what the littoral combat ships will look like in another decade
mircea_popescu: seeing the success of the littoral beercan program, i'm vaguely surprised the usg doesn't bless its doomed effort of catching up with china/russia with cubical rockets.
mircea_popescu: do that to a "littoral combatshit", it's gone.
mircea_popescu: but since it's invertible compiler day, http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-russia-china-should-fear-americas-littoral-combat-ships-17440
ben_vulpes: in other news, the much-maligned littoral combat ships can't keep water out of their engine lube systems and so the surface force commander has ordered the entire 'fleet' stand down
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> for perforating uninvited rowboats etc. << Hey rowboats were entire threat model justifying TWO classes of littoral comabt ship
mircea_popescu: and littoral combat ship was built for being fast agile stealth.
mircea_popescu: anyway, iirc us navy launched a breadbox sized item at about 10km/s or somesuch. cost a little more than a littoral com-sunkship.
mircea_popescu: "bitcoin doomed because block reward too small to carry littoral combat sheep."
mats: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/littoral-combat-ship-congress-navy-pentagon-400-million-pork-214009
ascii_deadfiber: mircea_popescu: seems like the 'littoral combat ship' is 500-600mil each.
mircea_popescu: anyway, the story of ther "littoral combat ship" really should be told. derps wanted a sort of "automated gunship" but on water, to fight drug people. ended up with a ship that's entirely useless.
mircea_popescu: lol the littoral combat ship. o brother.
ascii_deadfiber: but not more than any number of their idiot 'own goals', e.g., the 'littoral combat ship'
assbot: Littoral Combat Ships' Mine-Hunting Drones Can't Find Mines, Pentagon Finds - gCaptain ... ( http://bit.ly/1HYS4bK )
ben_vulpes: https://gcaptain.com/littoral-combat-ships-mine-hunting-drones-cant-find-mines-pentagon-finds/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29
decimation: " New ASW technologies and improve- ments to non-nuclear undersea platforms, however, will likely enable adversaries to comple- ment their surface and air A2/AD networks with undersea surveillance and attack systems. These may not have the reach of anti-ship ballistic missiles or modern surface-to-air missiles, but they have the potential to make the undersea littorals of a potential adversary an increas- ingly denied zone. "
mats: It also bars the Army from transferring Apache helicopters from the National Guard to its active-duty units, while allowing the Navy to spend $450 million on EA-18G Growler aircraft and continuing buying three littoral combat ships.
asciilifeform: in other, more interesting news: http://rt.com/usa/littoral-pentagon-order-cut-735/