Sunday, September 30, 2007

Make Someone Happy!

Nice collection of professional massage videos on Metacafe:


Monday, September 10, 2007

New Word: Poshtitute

Adverb; A combination of the words "posh" and "prostitute."

(The Poshtitute look - requires an escort!)



New Word: Dadager

Noun; A combination of the words "dad" and "manager."

(Performing daughter dadager Joe Simpson doesn't need one of this girls on hand to appear creepy. He can do it all by himself!)



New Word: Fucktacular

Adjective; A combination of the word, well you can figure it out; Beyond spectacular...

(Britney Spears' performance at the VMA's was described as a, "fucktacular mess.")



New Word: Sexploitation

Noun; A combination of the words "sex" and "exploitation." I don't know why these words need to be joined?

(Sexploitation in the video hip-hop music industry is not uncommon.)


New Word: Blackchelor

Noun; A combination of the words "black" and "bachelor."

(Rap artist Flav-a-flav was proud to call himself a blackchelor. Artist?)


Sunday, September 09, 2007

China's Nuclear Missile Submarine Base

More interesting "classified" information:
The base for China's single Xia-class ballistic missile submarine is located at Jianggezhuang approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of Qingdao on the Yellow Sea
(see map). The base spans an entire bay 1.2 miles (1.9 km) across, and includes six piers, a dry dock, numerous service facilities, and an underground submarine tunnel. The main facilities appear to be located in the eastern part of the bay. Apart from the Xia, the base is also used by Han-Class nuclear attack submarines.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Designing Submarine Propellers

The amazing things you can find on the internet:

US submarines are designed for speed and stealth. The Navy takes great pains to keep this technology a secret. The most critical part of that secret is the design of the propellers that drive the subs and keep them quiet.

Whenever the submarine is brought into the graving dock for service, one of the first things that they do is cover the propeller with a tarp so that it can not be photographed. Evidently, if you know what they look like, you can figure out how to copy them and make your subs quiet too.

This photo shows the USS Georgia coming out of the water to be serviced. Note the shroud over the propeller to keep it from being photographed.

Now, click on the link below to be taken to the Sub Base at Bangor, Washington. You may have to be in Internet Explorer to see this…

The photo is of the graving dock on the “Delta Pier” and the propeller of an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. Oops!! It really is an interesting design though. Seven blades with a “hook” in them. They actually look pretty fragile.

You can also use the zoom in and out keys and move around the Bangor Sub Base taking a close up look at the bunkers and magazines where they keep the nuclear weapons. You would think the US government would keep better tabs on this stuff.

Via DI