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  1. tac airlifter

    Elon Musk & Tesla EVs

    Just so I’m tracking, personal attacks are immature except when you do it?
  2. I wasn’t being sarcastic, I was referencing An old Day Man post. If you search “thanks for your service” in forums here, you’ll notice he’s right and it’s a sick burn! Cheers 🍻
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    I agree. Just because the guy running this experiment is legit doesn’t mean I’m naive enough to think the AF will learn the right lessons and make smart decisions. The organization is broken. Regardless, VR is becoming mature enough for incorporation into training syllabi.... but how to leverage its strengths and avoid weaknesses will take some study. Applications aren’t limited to pilot training either, at my last job we were using it to familiarize new guys with the layout of large ships & subs. There’s all kinds of interesting applications and I’m glad the AF is experimenting with it.
  4. tac airlifter

    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    They’re issuing each student a full VR kit: goggles, controls, computer, etc. Its a nice one, and expensive.
  5. tac airlifter

    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Concur. However, VR beats chairflying with a poster. Also better than a SIM for some lessons. The key question is can this technology provide enough base knowledge to make flights more efficient? If you cut 25% of syllabus flights but replaced them with 400% increase in VR training, can you produce an equivalent (or better) product for less money? i don’t know the answer, but I’m glad we’re investigating the question. And I think we’ve got a team in Austin who will assess objectively.
  6. tac airlifter

    The Next President is...

    Thanks for your reply. I’ll look at the podcast when I can, hopefully later today. Appreciate your anecdote as well, I’ve genuinly never heard of this issue from a real person.
  7. tac airlifter

    The Next President is...

    Resistance to voter ID efforts are about enabling fraud and undermining our system. See, I can make dumb generalizations too! When you assume my intent and base your opposition to my concerns on this incorrectly assumed intent, discourse is impossible. Said another way, when the discussion starts by you telling me my concerns are not just invalid, but neferious, there can be no amicable resolution. Why don’t you try seeing the voter ID issue from my perspective? I see the potential disenfranchisement issue from yours, and I get it. As I said to NS, I don’t think it’s a serious issue but I could be wrong. How can we fix it? Basically, since we should agree that voting integrity is the foundational legitimacy of representative democracy, how can we compromise and ensure both our concerns are addressed? I’ll tell you how not to do it— starting the discussion by assuming my concerns are smokescreen for cheating my fellow citizens.
  8. tac airlifter

    The Next President is...

    Another great post because it chrystalzes the differences between us. I just don’t believe the link you posted about 3.2 million eligible voters unable to obtain appropriate ID. I’ve never in my life met someone in the US without ID required to vote, and my wife and I have worked with old and economically disadvantaged folks while volunteering in some run down locations. on the other hand, I think voter fraud is far more common than you assume. So I understand your POV, but we disagree on the facts so we’ve drawn different conclusions. Which is a consistent theme for most of our political disagreements.
  9. tac airlifter

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Out of curiosity, did you volunteer to recat to 11U? The light attack fly off crews are not exclusively 11F.
  10. tac airlifter

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Interesting read, thanks for posting. i don’t think we’ll buy light attack. Too bad.
  11. tac airlifter

    Space Corps Good or Bad?

    Upmass. It's really expensive to put stuff into orbit. Check sarcasm detector bro
  12. tac airlifter

    Space Corps Good or Bad?

    I admit total ignorance on the topic, but your comment shamed me into some reading on the article IV outer space treaty. So why haven’t we been dropping tungsten rods on white bongo trucks the last 15 years? I want the next JFIRE to have calls for fire TTPs for a damn space gun.
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    Space Corps Good or Bad?

    Frankly I like the idea of breaking space roles away from the terrestrial services. I want the USAF to worry about airplanes. that said, aren’t there international treaties prohibiting the weaponization of space? Going to be weird having an unarmed military branch. I wonder what NASA thinks about this whole thing.