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osu78 12th Warrior


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Comment 12 Jul 2019

They do. One advantage subs have is the ocean’s thermal characteristics. Temperature changes create layers where sharp changes occur, and sub can hide just below the layer since active sonar will tend to bounce off the layer. Passive sonar relies on hearing the sub, and boats have unique signatures that allow you to identify a specific boat in some cases. That’s why subs spend a lot of effort ensuring their are no “sound shorts” that transmit machinery noise (machinery is sound isolated) to the hull and thence to the ocean. I’ve had sonar report sounds emanating from our own boat, setting off a search for the culprit. It’s a fun game of cat and mouse between ASW and boats.

Comment 12 Jul 2019

It's not a submarine, rather it seems to be a semi submersible that is designed to run real low in the water with perhaps just the conning tower sticking out, making it hard to detect. Given the need for secrecy, training a crew on how to operate a real submarine would risk discovery and interdiction. Having a vessel that basically handles like a surface craft but has very little exposure is a lot easier; and can carry a lot more drugs than a speedboat. I just wonder how they handle rough seas.

Comment 11 Jul 2019

There's a difference between life long admiration and love and deciding if you want to step into a situation where you might no be able to turn it around fast enough to avoid being tagged a failure. If he hadn't gone undefeated and then won a NC the story about UM may have been very different. Instead of a triumphant return it would have been he should have stayed retired while at the top. Recruiting may have taken a big drop, and we could have very much been on a different trajectory. I can see where someone may question whether they want to take that risk, regardless of how they feel about the program.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

It does, and they are very depressing but appropriate for the scene in the movie where it is sung.

Comment 08 Jul 2019

Great to hear that you've started down the path to feeling better, Beast. 

Remember we're pulling for you and here for you....

Comment 05 Jul 2019

Joe Nicchi is now a small hero of mine. A guy with an ice cream truck who tells “influencers” to screw off and buy their damn ice cream. Man am I glad that I am nowhere near LA if this is the kind of crap that happens there because of Instagram, etc. 

I've read several articles where companies are complaining they get requests from "influencers" for free hotel rooms, meals, etc. and are fed up with it.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

It takes time, trust me. If you expect things to get better overnight you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. We all deal with this i our own way, find what works for you. I joke about things. Some find it odd but it works for me. Take pride in small wins and don’t sweat the other stuff. Most importantly, don’t bottle yourself up and try to do it all yourself. Help is out there.  Use it. 

Another thought: if she wants to get back together think long and hard about it  I watched someone close to me  breakup with a girl he really liked  as soon as he had a new girlfriend she came back into the picture after the third time he was done, but it really hurt him each time. Pro tip: when you get a new girlfriend hold off on posting on social media.  Let things develop.

And remember, we are here for you. I’ll go out on a limb and speak for everyone posting on this thread: if you really need to talk PM us.  Post that you PM’d so we know to check.  

Comment 04 Jul 2019

Helping is never a burden.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

Yoiu can always get professional help. As otehrs mentioned, insurance often covers it, and their are crisis lines and centers that will help as well. If you're military or vet, there's also the VA.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

I've been there. There is always a future. Take things one day at a time, and each night right down one positive thing that happened, no matter how small.

Having been dumped myself, as I refelect it was better sooner than later. What seemed to be the end of the world at the time I can now realize, upon further review, that it saved me a lifetime of trouble.

If you can't seem to shake your depression, seek professional help. We're here for you but if you need professional help get it.