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  1. Thread: New Equipment

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    Doesn't converting them to fire disintegrating...

    Doesn't converting them to fire disintegrating link only require a change of feed tray? Or do the feed pawls change too?
  2. Thread: Morale

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    Poll: Nail hit on the head - this is why I now find...

    Nail hit on the head - this is why I now find better things to do with my free time!
  3. I'd be interested to see their success rates on...

    I'd be interested to see their success rates on H2020 proposals......
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    I've heard that they make you earn every cent of...

    I've heard that they make you earn every cent of what you're paid, so there's a fair chance that they want army officers because nobody else is willing to put up with the level of hardship required!
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    I would have thought you'd have better knowledge...

    I would have thought you'd have better knowledge of government procurement policies - you don't need 3 quotes to spend €50 per man on medicals. If it was a single contract to do all RDF medicals then...
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    Someone put it up on youtube:

    Someone put it up on youtube:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rryzNtapKr8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    I'd love to have some of what you're smoking. SF...

    I'd love to have some of what you're smoking. SF selection is a completely different animal to an 8 hour long exam, no matter how hard the exam happens to be. Not that one is more or less of an...
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    You'd be surprised how many engineers go into...

    You'd be surprised how many engineers go into graduate medicine, so yes, there are a few
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    PWC and Intel don't boot you out for not getting...

    PWC and Intel don't boot you out for not getting promoted in a certain amount of time, so that's not exactly a fair comparison - and anyone who works for a half decent employer will probably be doing...
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    You're* Isn't the minimum height still 5' 4"?

    You're*

    Isn't the minimum height still 5' 4"?
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    BMI also assumes that body fat scales with the...

    BMI also assumes that body fat scales with the square of your height, which isn't true - theoretically you'd think it'd be more like 3, but I once read an article that said a power of 2.3 or so is...
  12. Thread: Sierra Leone

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    While ebola is most definitely serious business,...

    While ebola is most definitely serious business, and it's good that the DF are helping out at source instead of waiting for it to arrive here, the 90% mortality rate is a bit of an overexaggeration,...
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    Nine years ago there were eight field regiments...

    Nine years ago there were eight field regiments and one AD regiment - even if each of those could only field 1 Gun Bty and 1 Mortar Bty per field regiment and 3 AD Btys (they were closer to 4 back in...
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    Never heard of them before today, but a brief...

    Never heard of them before today, but a brief google tells me that they're just a bit of ducting fitted around propellers to modify the performance. Not sure how blowing one out would sink the ship...
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    Sounds like an open system to me, if it's taking...

    Sounds like an open system to me, if it's taking in water from the sea :P
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    That page should be an awful lot longer

    That page should be an awful lot longer
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    I thought the RN said they were sticking with the...

    I thought the RN said they were sticking with the F35B?
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    I give up

    I give up
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    2007 was a bit more than 2 years ago...

    2007 was a bit more than 2 years ago...
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    I'm out the gate, it's not my dream. You said...

    I'm out the gate, it's not my dream. You said that the RDF should be rewarded for the level of dedication shown - so either they should be paid like the TA are, or there should be a staged grat...
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    By that logic RDF should be paid for every hour...

    By that logic RDF should be paid for every hour they put in, and allowed to claim expenses.
  22. Were these individuals given the same terms of...

    Were these individuals given the same terms of service as line Ptes in regard to going on their ticket? I presume that the army wants a return on service after 4 years of training, but putting...
  23. Thread: Naval DPM

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    I also work in manufacturing. If the unit...

    I also work in manufacturing. If the unit production cost increases more than a couple of percent due to a dye change (not any change in printing or pattern) then the manufacturer needs to have a...
  24. Thread: Naval DPM

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    Not necessarily. You can break down the...

    Not necessarily. You can break down the manufacturing process into two separate steps - pattern printing and the actual manufacture of the garment. If the only change made was the colours in the DPM...
  25. I think the point that Dev is trying (poorly) to...

    I think the point that Dev is trying (poorly) to make is that this type of suffering isn't restricted only to members of the Defence Forces. A lot of people face relocation in their job. I know a...
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