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Majestik Møøse

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  1. Hmm we’d better have a backup plan for when the E’s go DNIF or call crew rest.
  2. Tire wars make for more failures. Ref 2005 USGP. I was there, it sucked. Michelin tires were faster all year, then they dialed it up one notch too many and dudes almost died. If people are unhappy with Pirelli, get a new sole-source vendor, but don’t make tire companies compete to make the lightest, softest tire. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_United_States_Grand_Prix Edit: Also don’t take my word for it, every major racing series has a sole tire supplier for safety reasons. Tire wars cause failures, on top of it no one wants to see a driver handicapped for multiple seasons bec
  3. Jeebus, why? We’re so dumb. What if O-6s could decide which of their guys get paid more. Like the entire rest of the world.
  4. Ok I’m on board now. JASSM shooters that can launch pre-planned salvos from a 3k’ dirt runway.
  5. I’m no expert but I’d bet America has surpassed over 300 million shits per day
  6. Multiple tire suppliers will cause way more failures then there are now. Ref Bridgestone vs Michelin. And nobody gives a shit about a tire war. Imagine if half the drivers/teams are fucked because their tires suck.
  7. As with everything else, the calculus is based on “is this worth the money and time we’re spending on it?” In this case, it’s costing $25m, which is of course being paid directly to LM. Are there bigger problems that could be solved with this money? I bet any PEM would say absolutely.
  8. Observations Airlift and AR are absolutely critical to a peer fight. We will lose without them. The key to a war win is 1.) a clear executable strategy and 2.) logistics. Understand that as mobility force and live it. If fighter AR doesn’t get prioritized by TACC, that doesn’t mean it’s not important. In fact, TACC’s priorities are often 540° off what they should be. These are people that famously use KC-10s to haul an NCO’s household goods across the Pacific, or use C-17s to strat airlift Gatorade to the Deid. Use knowledge and judgement to determine what’s important, then conti
  9. Had the pleasure of meeting and working with him earlier this year. Great guy and great leader.
  10. Spend your 5 hour locals refueling fighters instead of heavies. Scoff the C-5 and non-airdrop C-17 receivers.
  11. An expensive pretend war that has 100+ jets needing tanker gas or it’s all wasted. Less important than some “real world” missions, more important than others.
  12. A Major on the bonus makes ~$169k/year, so I’d hope it’s part time.
  13. You sell yourself short, sitting in an MPC and getting the gist of what’s going on isn’t hard. And you’ll gain an immense understanding of why proactive tankers are critical. Better than dry plugs on heavies.
  14. Why wouldn’t tankers and other heavies just practice these things at regular LFEs instead of spending money and time on a mobility LFE? There’s always a dearth of tankers at flag-level exercises, causing days of planning end up down the drain when one or two of them cancel. The standard should be to always a have reliability tanker ready to flex to blue or red. Related - what if tanker pilots were in the MPC instead of heaping all of it on 1x inexperienced “planner” who’s bound to mess it up?
  15. It should never be aircrew doing engine runs. That’s an MX function, pilots should stay away.
  16. Holy shit, how is it even possible to draw like that. I feel like such a talentless clown. I’d ask for a picture of bqzip’s mom, but I don’t think they make that many pencils.
  17. It’s pretty much capable of replacing everything but road trips… I think Elon just hates dinosaur technology, which a reciprocating engine and transmission with a hundred moving parts is. So are you giving him shit because he’s not an environmental altruist? Why would that matter one way or the other? As pointed out a few pages back he’s already building the cars the legacy manufacturers wish they could make. It’s American fuck you -ism at its best. Edit: road trips greater than 350 miles, lol. You guys really are reaching.
  18. Seems to me there’s a lot of Tesla scoffing wrapped up in political identity (electric cars are a liberal plot!) Probably a lot of Tesla fandom is about feel good environmentalism as well.
  19. Living in a rural area is one of the best Tesla use cases. Solar roof, power walls, and a Tesla require no external power to operate and serve as power storage for outages. And you don’t have to drive into town to get gas for the cars and generators. Living in apartment with limited chargers probably not a great use case. As for road trips...buy a plane! I see no downsides here.
  20. An absolute shit ton of networked hypersonic missiles launched by non-stealth fighters with big ass radars helps the mass problem. If it helps the marketing, sell them as “single-use, highly maneuverable, AI-enabled UAVs” that are “controlled by a man on the loop.”
  21. Which COCOMs aren’t thinking about how to fight their future wars as well as their current ones?
  22. Europe is as soft as they’ve ever been because they don’t feel threatened. But conquerors arrive via different ships these days. https://www.politico.eu/article/mo-money-mo-pandas-chinas-influence-in-europe-by-the-numbers/ https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/05/09/on-china-s-expanding-influence-in-europe-and-eurasia-pub-79094 https://chinaobservers.eu/how-china-is-buying-influence-in-europe/
  23. Dude that’s still because the bureaucrats suck. The JTR is 690 pages long, but they can’t make an app that works on an iPhone that allows you to just enter expenses in real time. If there was some finance airman manually entering all that shit based on a piece of paper you filled out, you’d be spending a lot of extra time telling him to fix it. Sort of like filling out a paper 175 and faxing it to Baseops so an airman can translate that to the actual system. Foreflight solved that ridiculousness, and a real travel expense app worth a shit would make you never want to go back to an 18yo at
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