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    US Navy: Nuke that fucking drone! Russian Navy:...

    US Navy: Nuke that fucking drone!
    Russian Navy: Убейте этого капиталистического беспилотника!
    Royal Navy: Hey it's a drone, give it a wave everyone!
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    Probably not. Railgun ships won't have heavy...

    Probably not. Railgun ships won't have heavy armour and no matter what size they are they'll be called destroyers, because everything smaller than a carrier is a now a destroyer to stop the...
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    When I did some work for a 'sensitive' government...

    When I did some work for a 'sensitive' government department some years back when Windows 2000 was still popular, they had critical communications systems that consisted of an off-the-shelf x86...
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    XP only really gets used where some element...

    XP only really gets used where some element prevents use of 2000 - displays are a big one, because XP advanced quite considerably in that area. Military hardware that's running XP tends to be...
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    "During a tour of the carrier, screens were...

    "During a tour of the carrier, screens were spotted using what appeared to be the outdated 2001 Windows XP operating system."

    Pictures of these screens? Nope, didn't think so. That's why the...
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    Nuclear is way too expensive when you need a...

    Nuclear is way too expensive when you need a custom reactor design and are only buying one or two of them. The Navy specified these ships to be relatively cheap-ish, because they wanted two of them....
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    No doubt. Navies have been doing that for a good...

    No doubt. Navies have been doing that for a good number of years; the Royal Navy's Invincible class carriers were referred to as helicopter carrying crusiers in their design stages because the...
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    Sea trials are supposed to be in 2016, so I guess...

    Sea trials are supposed to be in 2016, so I guess they could push her into service in two years if necessary. At least as a helicopter carrier, I'm sceptical the F-35B will be ready for combat any...
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    It floats: ...

    It floats:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ZjQz9vEKw
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    If you disregard that no battleship ever hit...

    If you disregard that no battleship ever hit another beyond 24km, yes. And even that required a clear, calm day in the Med. German plans never called for Bismark to operate anywhere except in the...
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    Ships named Blücher do tend to meet unfortunate...

    Ships named Blücher do tend to meet unfortunate ends. The previous one was sunk at the battle of Dogger Bank by Royal Navy battlecruisers, partly due to some mixed up signals that lead the...
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    http://d31qe2n7wd5e81.cloudfront.net/wp-content/up...

    http://d31qe2n7wd5e81.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Lower-Block-02-of-HMS-QUEEN-ELIZABETH-Sets-Sail-for-Rosyth-Yard.jpg
    Inevitable not-quite-a-warship-yet post: the forward section of...
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