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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/16/2019 7:26:03 PM   
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Sounds like the German KM naval architects who spent the war designing battleships of 100,000 to 300,000 tons so they would not be drafted into the Wehrmacht.

A similar group of designers working on tank design came up with a tank that mounted two 15" guns and stood over 20 feet high. Never mind that it was too heavy and too wide for any road or bridge in Europe, it was essential for the war effort and Hitler entertained the idea just enough to keep the designers busy drawing ...

Wow...a land battleship. What a great idea. I'm going to mention to my R&D staff that Hitler is developing a land battleship, and that we simply must have one too. I'll send an envoy to Berlin to see if we can get a copy of the blueprints. We should probably keep the tanks in the home islands until the secret gets out.


You could mount it on top of Yamato as a 4th turret.

Actually, I have other plans for the top of the Yamato. I want to build an electronic suite up there to receive the pings from the beacons. The beacons will be a transmitter mounted beneath three barrage balloons anchored to the earth over a know spot. One is in the surburbs of Tokyo at GHQ, another at Sapporo out in the forest at a spot surveyed recently, and another is near Nagasaki on the naval base there. What the beacons do is send out radio pings at a known time, usually several per second, and those radio pings are received by the receiver on the Yamato and compared with the known time they were sent to get time enroute from each of the three beacons. That information will yield the Yamato's position within about a mile. It's a poor-man's GPS.

I'm sure Allied intel will agree.

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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/16/2019 7:28:14 PM   
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I'm sure Allied intel will agree.

The Yamato just receives the pings....it doesn't transmitt anything. What could go wrong?

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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/16/2019 8:05:49 PM   
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A woman answers her phone, "Hello."

"Is this Mrs. Haycroft"

"Yes."

"Mrs. Haycroft, this is Doctor Willits calling from the Medical Lab. Your doctor sent us your husband's samples yesterday. In the same shipment we received a similar sample from a different Mr. Haycroft. Unfortunately there was a mix up, and we're not sure which result belongs to your husband. I'm sorry to say that either way, the news is not good."

"Not good?" asks Mrs. Haycroft.

"I'm afraid not. One of the tests came back with Alzheimer's and the other with AIDS. As I said, we're unsure which result is the correct one for your husband."

"Oh no, that's horrible!" said Mrs. Haycroft. "I assume you'll redo the test?"

"We'd like to, but they're very expensive, and the insurance people tell us they will not pay for them again."

"That's ridiculous! What can I possibly do now?"

"The insurance company recommends that you drive your husband to the other side of town and leave him there. If he can find his way home, don't sleep with him."

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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/16/2019 8:27:43 PM   
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In a combat zone, boring is a good thing. It is when things get very interesting that you can easily get killed.

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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/16/2019 9:32:48 PM   
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I'm sure Allied intel will agree.

The Yamato just receives the pings....it doesn't transmitt anything. What could go wrong?

Oh. Right. Maybe i should adjust my car's radar detector.

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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/16/2019 9:41:34 PM   
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The Yamato just receives the pings....it doesn't transmitt anything. What could go wrong?


Like the US jet fighters that kept receiving pings from the law enforcement radar? It kept setting off their threat detectors and the law enforcement people kept getting readings of a vehicle going 200 mph. What could go wrong, especially if a pilot automatically sent an anti-radiation missile down range . . .


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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/17/2019 3:46:35 AM   
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Actually, I have other plans for the top of the Yamato. I want to build an electronic suite up there to receive the pings from the beacons. The beacons will be a transmitter mounted beneath three barrage balloons anchored to the earth over a know spot. One is in the surburbs of Tokyo at GHQ, another at Sapporo out in the forest at a spot surveyed recently, and another is near Nagasaki on the naval base there. What the beacons do is send out radio pings at a known time, usually several per second, and those radio pings are received by the receiver on the Yamato and compared with the known time they were sent to get time enroute from each of the three beacons. That information will yield the Yamato's position within about a mile. It's a poor-man's GPS.

Gee, that sounds a lot like ... GEE!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_(navigation)

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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/17/2019 9:08:04 AM   
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The Yamato just receives the pings....it doesn't transmitt anything. What could go wrong?


Like the US jet fighters that kept receiving pings from the law enforcement radar? It kept setting off their threat detectors and the law enforcement people kept getting readings of a vehicle going 200 mph. What could go wrong, especially if a pilot automatically sent an anti-radiation missile down range . . .



A police officer stops a car on the high way. The car's window goes down, a young Tom Cruise with black glasses shows up and the radio is playing "Danger Zone" really loud.
"Hello, sir. Do you know what speed you were going?"
"Hello, officer. Who cares, this car can't even break the sound barrier. You know, I am an officer too, I fly fighter jets and I am on my way to test that new HARM missile today."
"HARM missile?"
"It is an air-to-surface anti-radiation missile. It locks on little radars like the one you are holding and goes boom."
"Oh, OK, sir. That is fine to know, have a nice day."

< Message edited by tarkalak -- 7/17/2019 9:19:09 AM >


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RE: Operation Girl Scout Cookies - 7/17/2019 9:17:24 AM   
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Actually, I have other plans for the top of the Yamato. I want to build an electronic suite up there to receive the pings from the beacons. The beacons will be a transmitter mounted beneath three barrage balloons anchored to the earth over a know spot. One is in the surburbs of Tokyo at GHQ, another at Sapporo out in the forest at a spot surveyed recently, and another is near Nagasaki on the naval base there. What the beacons do is send out radio pings at a known time, usually several per second, and those radio pings are received by the receiver on the Yamato and compared with the known time they were sent to get time enroute from each of the three beacons. That information will yield the Yamato's position within about a mile. It's a poor-man's GPS.

Gee, that sounds a lot like ... GEE!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_(navigation)


May be the US will then make a similar system and you will have a little Battle of the Beams

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