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Royal Navy to be Deployed to the English Channel in Event of Brexit Strelok 12/12/2020 (Sat) 17:54:37 No.10788 [Reply] [Last]
UK navy on standby to protect fishing in case of no-deal Brexit There are concerns about possible skirmishes between the UK and foreign fishing vessels if no trade deal is reached. >Four Royal Navy patrol ships will be ready on January 1 to help protect the United Kingdom’s fishing waters in the event the Brexit transition period ends without a deal on future ties with the European Union, the Ministry of Defence said. >There are concerns about possible skirmishes between the UK and foreign fishing vessels if no trade deal is reached, with existing transitional rules that give EU boats access to British waters set to expire at the end of the year. >“The MOD has conducted extensive planning and preparation to ensure that Defence is ready for a range of scenarios at the end of the Transition Period,” an MOD spokesman said. >The 80-metre-long navy vessels will have the power to stop, check and impound all EU fishing boats operating within the UK’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which can extend 200 nautical miles (370km) from shore. >The Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that two vessels will be deployed at sea with two on standby in case EU fishing boats enter the EEZ. >The River-class patrol vessels of the Fishery Protection Squadron – the Royal Navy’s oldest front-line squadron with a history dating back more than 500 years – already enforce UK and EU fisheries law. https://web.archive.org/web/20201212174953/https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/12/uk-navy-on-standby-to-protect-fishing-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit
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>>11287 >>11291 Imagine beinf such a cuck and nit posting irl grilled girls, but going full pussy and posting 2d animu girls.
>>11328 Thank you anon this was very interesting and you btfo the /pol/nigger who read to much Kaczynski which was entertaining as much. Also a good example how industry is to be used as a weapon.
>>11515 Kaczynski is good, and definitely an important author to read, since not many identify the problems of industrialization as concisely as he does. It's impossible to solve a problem you don't even know exists. He does fail to note that industrialization solved an incredible amount of problems we were facing, and the problems it created probably are much smaller in comparison.
>>11635 > the problems it created probably are much smaller in comparison. Lol you are retarded
>>11635 It's more like the human mind can't control what the human mind has created.

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France approves bionic augmented soldiers Strelok 12/09/2020 (Wed) 20:43:06 No.10650 [Reply]
>The French armed forces now have permission to develop "augmented soldiers" following a report from a military ethics committee. >The report, released to the public on Tuesday, considers medical treatments, prosthetics and implants that improve "physical, cognitive, perceptive and psychological capacities," and could allow for location tracking or connectivity with weapons systems and other soldiers. >Other possible interventions considered by the armed forces ethics committee include medical treatments to prevent pain, stress and fatigue, and substances that would improve mental resilience if a soldier were taken prisoner. >It has forbidden any modification that would affect a soldier's ability to manage the use of force or affect their sense of "humanity." Further examples of banned modifications include cognitive implants that would affect the exercise of a soldier's free will, or changes that would affect their reintegration into civilian life. >The release of the report follows an opinion column from John Ratcliffe, US Director of National Intelligence, in the Wall Street Journal, in which he raised concerns about China's threat to the US and world democracy, as well as its plans for military technology. "U.S. intelligence shows that China has even conducted human testing on members of the People's Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with biologically enhanced capabilities," Ratcliffe wrote. "There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing's pursuit of power." https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/09/europe/french-army-soldiers-technology-ethics-scli-intl-scn/index.html https://archive.md/ONjDD
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>>10799 Well Oscar Pistorius was able to run competitively with the normies, but the olympic committee forbade him for the aforementioned reasons, and his records are pretty good. Furthermore, the number of people with double below-knee amputations is very low, and the number of those that have a passion for running, the genetics to do it at the olympic level and the money to afford good prosthetics is lower still. So I guess it's not entirely provable whether or not they actually are better than human feet. Maybe we should chop off Usain Bolt's lower legs and see if he can beat his old record with prosthetics...
>>11345 That's true, but running as a sport is a very sterile activity compared to running across real terrain. Since this is /k/, I'd also keep in mind how reliable leg prosthetics are for navigating really tricky areas out of and during combat, since feet are very agile and provide lots of feedback to the body as opposed to anything augmented.
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>>11356 slight sage but remember you also can't do certain actions like mountain climbing easily with prosthetics. Imagine having to rapell with bladed legs. Back on topic, UK cucked out of no-deal, didn't even bother to elaborate the specifics. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55435930 https://archive.is/V8ldo
>>11377 > Imagine having to rapell with bladed legs. Nice dubs, but imagine having to repel down a cliff face with legs, and arms, specifically designed for that environment and that role.
>>11377 why the Brit hate? Is this just a pubescent America trying to insult its father and progenitor in the hopes of establishing a unique identity? Protip: You don't have one, at least not yet.

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/ant/arctic Warfare Thread Strelok 12/09/2020 (Wed) 03:23:20 No.10607 [Reply]
A thread about Antarctica. While the snowy continent will likely remain a barren rock/ice for most of our lifetimes unless another world war breaks out, as it stands most of the countries who originally signed the peace treaties related to the continent will not do so when those expire in 2048 since it's become clear the continent is rich in oil, natural gas, and various rare metals. What do you think the conflicts will be like at that time, /k/? Will it be like Middle Eastern oilfields where rebel forces take pot shots at fully armored land rigs shooting back? Will we see snowmobile units or a return of hovercraft to remain off of the thin ice sheets if global warming continues on its current path? Most animals use special antifreeze proteins that trap ice particles to survive in arctic waters. Will scientists figure out a way to design something similar for scuba suits for underwater combat? Will we see a return of Finns taking lethal amounts of pervitin? A general thread for discussing the icy wasteland and how warfare might be waged on its surface in the name of resources to make the host countries rich.
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>>10771 >Submarines That would work for the outlying areas, but Anarctica is still a continent under all that ice with all that brings with it, and most of the mineral resources are locked up in the land part. Can you imagine the nightmare scenario of a brinicle forming where your submarine is?
>>10772 Secure the coast first and then you can move in overland. If you can't control your lines of supply, there's no point in trying to control the resource rich area because the enemy will just starve you out.
The Sandpit has derka derkas because despite how inhospitable it is, it is still inhabitable. Antarctica is not inhabitable. Not without massive amounts of startup funds and a constant supply of warmland supplies. Ergo, unless something really drastic happens to the climate, we will never see antarctic nomads blowing up convoys of american snowmobiles with IEDs. We could have people raiding and squatting in abandoned bases, but they won't really have the power to stand against any of the warring empires and since they can't just take to the wilderness they'd have to behave themselves lest they get sieged.
>>10775 Anarctica, at least right now, is only accessible from October through March. If climate change is to be believed, this period is actually shortening thanks to weather conditions being on the fritz. Its borders are entirely artificial and built on international goodwill that is quickly crumbling. Nations that have stakes claims to the land have basically cut the continent into pieces like slices of pie. See >>10639 As it stands, Australia and Patagonia are the only two nations with militarily enforceable land claims at the moment, but given Chinese involvement in South Africa that could change very quickly if Russia were to say "fuck it" and sell their land claim at an exorbitant rate to China, and given Chinese-Australian relations that would almost certainly spell war.
>>10783 It still has six months of perpetual night though.

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/100rads/ - The Offtopic /k/anteen Strelok Board owner 05/14/2020 (Thu) 01:15:10 No.202 [Reply] [Last]
If you want to talk about things only tangentially related to firearms, then welcome to 100 Rads. If you want to trade, talk, get a mission or find out the latest news, this is the place to go. If your posts in an existing thread are starting to seriously derail the main subject, they might be moved here.
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>>10506 Uh, I think rich people have plenty of self-respect. What they lack is slave morality.
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https://twitter.com/i/status/1335612569453801473 https://archive.is/J39b5 Conservicucks versus blm, high school edition.
>>10528 I hope no white kids got involved in that on the side of the conservatards otherwise they just ruined their lives for literally nothing.
>>10529 Libshit detected. Thanks for the concern-trolling friend, but we can safely assume then that you think BurnLootMurder terrorism is the best thing to happen this side of your local Trannyshit March?
>>10530 >conservatards sending their kids to get unpersoned because of a football game How DARE you tell me to not encourage my kids to ruin their lives!

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Was the Liberator/Deer Gun a bad idea? Strelok 12/04/2020 (Fri) 03:22:17 No.10159 [Reply]
Was the idea of a minimum cost pistol to arm a whole population a good idea in the first place? Was the design sound or would a derringer type design have been much better for much the same cost?
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It actually makes me wonder, has there ever been a milspec derringer?
>>10250 I think some of the OSS shit was, but I'm not sure.
>>10163 Back in 1940, it was common for car and bike mechanics to have their own little machine shop for making spare parts. These little shops didn't have the equipment or the training to make "real" guns, so the occupation forces didn't pay any attention to them until the homemade Sten guns started popping up everywhere.
>>10165 The Liberator was designed with the idea that the resistance would kill a soldier with it and take his weapon, the OSS didn't expect people to be using a stamped metal derringer beyond the time it took to get a proper rifle.
>>10365 I'm well aware of that, and it doesn't change anything about what I wrote in that post. It's still an assassination just the same, expect that our would be assassin takes a considerable risk to take out a replaceable guard (most likely a reservist) only to take what is most likely a bolt-action rifle not particularly suited for his needs.

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Medical knowledge thread: rural edition Strelok 12/05/2020 (Sat) 17:48:07 No.10305 [Reply]
Anons, i need your advice. Today, one of my chicken was attacked, and heavily wounded, by some bird, i didn't recognize what kind. I took it in, cleaned the wound, put on some cream and bandages, now it's hopefully recovering. still, it made me think, about what could happen in a more serious scenario. What if it was one of my family members, or a friend or ally? what would i do? i need more knowledge on medical procedures, some kind of feldsher handbooks, everything you could provide on how to treat medium or heavy wounds in a rural environment, without the help of a doctor.
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>>10306 every little bit helps. thanks for the book, i'll see if i can find it in pdf. infographics tend to be very condensed and straightforward, so I'd be happy to have someone post them here. maybe, if someone here is a trained medical professional, he could provide some helpful info from personal experience. I am thankful for every bit of info i can get my hands on, and i bet there are several other anons who think the same
>>10307 Just so you know, there is a second edition of the book under the same name, which seems to be shit [according to the reviews]. The link I posted was to the first book.
>>10310 Shit, looks like I'm retarded [my mom always told me I was autistic, I guess she was right} the like I posted was to the third edition.
A big problem you usually cant do much about is sepsis, so you need antibiotics. If you dont have them you're pretty much fucked. For everything else look into army fields manuals.
>>10315 Some trees natrually have anti microbial properties. But they usually are to a degree carcinogenic everything is with a low therpeutic index. American trees of Xanthozylum spp (esp Z. Clava herculis) are an example with the compound cherylthene

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Rhodesia Thread Strelok 11/12/2020 (Thu) 02:34:29 No.8898 [Reply]
November 11, the birth of one of the greatest nations to ever grace this planet. Imagine if they were still around today, we'd have a safe place to run to when the world collapses.
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META BREAD 2 Strelok Board owner 05/13/2020 (Wed) 01:38:08 No.21 [Reply] [Last]
This is where you go to complain. In my brief usage of IRC and seeing its effects, the concept of secret administrative communication has left a bad taste in my mouth. Moving forward, any e-mails exchanged between myself and my moderators will be posted here in full for your viewing pleasure. /k/ does not have an IRC, discord, TikTok, exhentai, or Everquest account.
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>>7433 no shit
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>>7433 >Rule 8 : Do not post invite links to Discord groups. way ahead of you pal
This is more of a meta discussion for the cafe in general, but was anyone here noticed that the server was down about 6-7 hours ago?
>>9319 Same

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