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Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking

Started by ER, September 30, 2021, 01:18:27 PM

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pacman000

Quote from: Alex on June 01, 2022, 05:42:23 AM
The US military once tried using pigeons to more accurately guide missiles to their targets. Although the project showed some success, it was decided not to continue with the project. Pretty much they were trained to recognise certain targets and would peck at different screens to control the missile and guide it to its destination.

That's too weird to believe, but it's apparently true!  :buggedout:  :bouncegiggle:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a24835/us-bomb-guiding-pigeon-plan/

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Alex

Quote from: pacman000 on June 01, 2022, 09:15:42 AM
Quote from: Alex on June 01, 2022, 05:42:23 AM
The US military once tried using pigeons to more accurately guide missiles to their targets. Although the project showed some success, it was decided not to continue with the project. Pretty much they were trained to recognise certain targets and would peck at different screens to control the missile and guide it to its destination.

That's too weird to believe, but it's apparently true!  :buggedout:  :bouncegiggle:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a24835/us-bomb-guiding-pigeon-plan/



Yeah, when I read about it, I had to go do some fact-checking to see if it was true or not. Couldn't find anything saying it wasn't.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

Alex

Looks like I am going to be assassinating another player in D&D.

EDIT: I mean his character, not the player. If he happens to fall down the stairs and stab himself in the back 27 times it is entirely a coincidence.  :bouncegiggle:
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

RCMerchant

My son Jed is now living at my house. He's running 100 miles an hour down a dead end street.  :bluesad:
He's going through a rough divorce.
Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

Alex

Quote from: Alex on June 01, 2022, 03:10:37 PM
Looks like I am going to be assassinating another player in D&D.

EDIT: I mean his character, not the player. If he happens to fall down the stairs and stab himself in the back 27 times it is entirely a coincidence.  :bouncegiggle:

Yup, I ended up killing him.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

ER

This is the driest novel about gay culture I have ever read. These characters are as dull as straight people, and that level of fantasy---nothing but boring homosexuals---is just asking for too great a leap of suspended disbelief.  :lookingup:
What does not kill me makes me stranger.

RCMerchant

Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

indianasmith

All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.
"I shall smite you in the nostrils with a rod of iron, and wax your spleen with Efferdent!!"

RCMerchant

^ WTF?  :question:
So why am I laffing my ass off?  :bouncegiggle:
Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

Allhallowsday

Quote from: indianasmith on June 01, 2022, 09:52:18 PM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


With six you get egg roll.   :lookingup:
If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!

RCMerchant

Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!
https://www.tumblr.com/ronmerchant

Allhallowsday

Quote from: RCMerchant on June 01, 2022, 03:40:18 PM
My son Jed is now living at my house. He's running 100 miles an hour down a dead end street.  :bluesad:
He's going through a rough divorce.

I am glad that he is with you.  I hope it works out the best for him. 
If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!

indianasmith

Quote from: Allhallowsday on June 01, 2022, 10:06:45 PM
Quote from: indianasmith on June 01, 2022, 09:52:18 PM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


With six you get egg roll.   :lookingup:

No, I have definitely barked up the wrong tree, and fallen while doing long division, and I know I got more than one egg roll out of it!
"I shall smite you in the nostrils with a rod of iron, and wax your spleen with Efferdent!!"

Paquita

Quote from: Allhallowsday on June 01, 2022, 10:33:30 PM
Quote from: RCMerchant on June 01, 2022, 03:40:18 PM
My son Jed is now living at my house. He's running 100 miles an hour down a dead end street.  :bluesad:
He's going through a rough divorce.

I am glad that he is with you.  I hope it works out the best for him. 

Sorry to hear that RC.  I hope things start looking up for him too.


Trevor

Quote from: indianasmith on June 01, 2022, 09:52:18 PM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


:bouncegiggle:
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.