Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Chris3123, Dec 2, 2010.
And when I'm naughty...
The F-35 isn't the fighter I'd have designed or approved for use by the armed services, but the Pentagon and the past three Administrations have wanted the thing so I guess we're stuck with it.
Personally, I think the F-22 Raptor is much better and I'm still a big fan of the different variants of the F-15 and F-16, but I guess the F-35 serves its purpose. I just hope the thing doesn't ever have to have its ass handed to it by an Su-35 or a similar Eastern Bloc fighter because the thing's been overengineered and underarmed.
My guess: probably not, but we here in the West and in the U.S. in particular love to design planes that have 8 million of the world's most cutting edge and sensitive computer components in the cockpits and go into combat with just five missiles and/or guided bombs.
I will forever be a fan of the F/A-18 hornet.
Me too. The Navy has hundreds of those babies, including the latest and most powerful version: the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. I'd put the Super Hornet up against the best the Russians and Chinese can manufacture and I think it'd more than hold its own even if the other planes are faster or bigger.
Boeing and the Navy are talking Super Duper Hornets, I guess Boeing is working on upgrades. I'm too lazy to find it in Aviation Weekly but there is an article that's a couple weeks old talking about it.
I've always thought Boeing's prototype for the JSF was the superior aircraft. Lockheed had the superior lobby.
The classic F-18C is my favorite fighter ever. I think it looks better than the Super Hornet.
Thanks to watching the EqG movie, I'm in a pony mood now, so I chose my favorite ladies :
Yep, still haven't gone widescreen. Old but trusty CRT FTW!
Nice guitar! Fender Strat?
Also, you should totally go widescreen. All the cool kids are doing it.
It's a Fender Jaguarillo.
And if I could afford a new monitor, I'd get one. In the meantime, old faithful gets the job done.
I get half credit!
Oh, I understand. I was playing. Do you honestly think I would be considered one of the cool kids? Nah. Not my style.
I used a CRT up until about 4 years ago, when I got a great deal on an LCD. A friend of mine used his CRT (19") up until last year, when I brought a trashed LCD back to life, and now he uses that. Use what works, as long as you can!
None of us are cool kids, J. The cool kids are over there. See? See where I'm pointing? Waaaaay over yonder?
That doesn't mean we're not awesome, though. Probably.
Jokes on them. In 20 years, when they're old and feeble, we'll have nerded up some kind of longevity elixir, and then we'll be stomping their asses at Bridge.
Age and feebleness underway...elixir now!
There's some nice desktops in here, I think it's about time I made myself a new one.
Changed mine, felt it needed more awesome, and this may have been the limits my desktop could handle:
Me being me, I had to go right off and search to figure out what kind of guitar that was, rather than simply scrolling down. Not quite a Jaguar, but not a Jazzmaster either, hmmm...
Another popular hybrid is the Telemaster (or Jazzcaster, depending on who you ask). Fender only ever made one run of them as a Custom Shop thing, but a few companies copied the style. Like this. It's also a body option at online guitar builders like Warmoth.
I couldn't keep my previous desktop for two reasons:
(A) Having Freddie Mercury blast out of an atomic mushroom cloud carrying a unicorn was too awesome to behold.
(B) The white of the image was starting to burn.
So, here's a new desktop which should stick with me for a while (I changed my clock, too):
Both of those look like fun. I've been spotting quite a few hybrids in various vids I've looked at recently. Or some hybrids and some very weird Frankenstein assemblages where I can't conclusively identify all of the bits involved. Thurston Moore had a couple of funny ones, and someone posted a clip of some L.A. band I wasn't familiar with and I never did figure out what their guy was playing.
(Also: not a hybrid, but you might find this interesting.)
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