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  1. Hey Sarge - the film article is discussing exercises conducted with live ammo. If I was looking to make a good guess I'd suggest that the heavy base (the tripod) was being used to provide a more accurate floor on the beaten zone whilst still allowing the operator to use his weapon (Commando's weren't taking Viickers heavies along for this battle._) So as not to kill or maim too many of their own guys during the exercise sort of thing. "Pentapod" might have been the coining I was looking for, but the illiteration...
  2. Did this one make it in those 50 pages? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Zd0Oy8JyQ at 38.40. A query, a quibble that has sat in my mind for twenty years, resolved. Not two, not three, but two and three - I give you a quintapod bren in period film. Safe for work link. Cheers all.
  3. Hoi - CMBO turned up on GoG. cheep - but fair.
  4. I hear you about the memory, John. I suspect you're a tough old bugger. At some point the saturation of information leads to relative paralysis of analysis (generation of synthesised knowledge). Generalists suffer sooner - and require more mental horsepower in order to contribute in a timely fashion. Development of the capability is true work - thus we have institutions of tertiary education, and further. Also required is the wealth and socially held mythology to enable someone to effectively (in terms of supporting themselves) sit on their arse and do nothing but have an idea (synthesise
  5. Pig latin. Spartacus, clarus servus, in Capua habitat. fui is understood (depends on what your definition of 'is' is, really) and the referential verb comes at the end of the sentence (and with the correct tense - not imperfect.
  6. ....though not beneath his dignity - whyfore dost thou seek wisdom in the cesspit, overseer? 'tis true, the wholesomeness of dung is yet mis-stood - is seen as the foul, ultimate end as opposed to the beginnings and nourishment of those who would aim small. And one cannot aim smaller than Michael, love him as I do.
  7. 'White man speak with forked tongue.' Well, yes. In fact, this is an extremely astute observation of a man and the language he uses. 'Doublespeak', '.govspeak', Orwell and the dystopias, The Tower of Babel and the inefficiencies inherent in complex, multiple-meanings language. - what the collapse in the structure of [in]efficiencies underpins. Commerce, for example. Tho', there is a realised value in the conveyance of double (or even more) meanings, /s and sometimes that value is negative
  8. #1 is the guy who worked out that if threw a rock you hurt the other guy without hurting yourself, and you were far enough away to run if you missed. #2 is the guy who saw it happen and asked the question "How did you figure that out?"
  9. JonS, yeah - "Changing the way we work changed the way we work." is the meaning of the sentence. PR bull****, trying to capture the essence of dynamism (pro-active is an out of fashion term) and impart it to the workforce in the slogan. If the author went on to describe the changes, how they were measured and so on, it could be a fluff line to introduce the topic and account for another fifteen minutes of "work". There's also the chemistry term - "dynamic equilibrium" - gives another clue as to the meaning of dynamic.
  10. Here's the thing - no possible good can come from knighting you. This is understood. But, you've been a squire for some time now, freely abusing the power of the position, fighting various nobodies in pissant, pusillanimous, pas de deuxs. Time to put down the piss-bucket, I say. Where's Boo? How do we make this thing happen? (May God forgive me.)
  11. Out in far right field, where it belongs. The justification sucks around here.
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