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12th Feb '16 1:32:27 PM EDP
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* Liberty Ships. Large but not too large, cheap enough a single delivery had already paid for their cost, and produced in such large numbers Germany and Japan had literally no chance to sink enough to actually slow down the supply train.
10th Feb '16 11:07:08 PM kikiandlala
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* The simple act of doing a short pass with the ball (or puck), it's not nearly as glamorous as letting your team all-star play "hero ball" and single-handedly outmaneuver the other team's defense. But it has the huge advantage of working a lot more consistently, especially during post-season games where the opposing team will be focusing on stronger defensive play than in the regular season.
7th Feb '16 8:02:21 PM Khathi
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** In fact, the Roman shield-wall tactics still lives on: most riot police forces around the world are basically a modern take on the Roman formation: they wear (fiberglass and HDPE) lamellar armor, carry tower shields, which they often use [[ShieldBashing to bash rioters with]], they frequently form shield wall... Well, the only real difference is that they replace the gladii, which are considered too stabby in our politically correct times, with their batons.
28th Jan '16 2:49:34 AM 4444jdm
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* Diesel engines fullfill this trope. While they might be less powerful and cool-sounding than petrol ones, they are also more frugal with fuel and have more torque. [[InvicibleHero Audi]] used the diesel engines to beat UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans.
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* Diesel engines fullfill this trope. While they might be less powerful and cool-sounding than petrol ones, they are also more frugal with fuel and have more torque. [[InvicibleHero [[InvincibleHero Audi]] used the diesel engines to beat UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans.
28th Jan '16 2:48:22 AM 4444jdm
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* Diesel engines fullfill this trope. While they might be less powerful and cool-sounding than petrol ones, they are also more frugal with fuel and have more torque.
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* Diesel engines fullfill this trope. While they might be less powerful and cool-sounding than petrol ones, they are also more frugal with fuel and have more torque. [[InvicibleHero Audi]] used the diesel engines to beat UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans.
2nd Jan '16 2:37:55 AM PsychoGecko
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** To give you an idea of the effectiveness of these workers, the Bolshevik Revolution had famous leaders like Lenin and Trotsky who preferred being revolutionaries and didn't care as much for the paperwork and bureaucracy. They handed it off to a volunteer named Stalin, who proceeded to use the incredible powers delegated him to become a political powerhouse who took control of Russia even after Lenin specifically wrote that he shouldn't be given that power. Remember, Stalin's official position was [[AlmightyJanitory General Secretary.]]
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** To give you an idea of the effectiveness of these workers, the Bolshevik Revolution had famous leaders like Lenin and Trotsky who preferred being revolutionaries and didn't care as much for the paperwork and bureaucracy. They handed it off to a volunteer named Stalin, who proceeded to use the incredible powers delegated him to become a political powerhouse who took control of Russia even after Lenin specifically wrote that he shouldn't be given that power. Remember, Stalin's official position was [[AlmightyJanitory [[AlmightyJanitor General Secretary.]]]] It may not be as grand a rise to power as a fast-paced presidential campaign, revolution, or AwesomeMomentOfCrowning, but it worked.
2nd Jan '16 2:35:03 AM PsychoGecko
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** To give you an idea of the effectiveness of these workers, the Bolshevik Revolution had famous leaders like Lenin and Trotsky who preferred being revolutionaries and didn't care as much for the paperwork and bureaucracy. They handed it off to a volunteer named Stalin, who proceeded to use the incredible powers delegated him to become a political powerhouse who took control of Russia even after Lenin specifically wrote that he shouldn't be given that power. Remember, Stalin's official position was [[AlmightyJanitory General Secretary.]]

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** Expanding on that: salt. It was worth its weight in gold for a long time due to its ability to flavor and preserve food before refrigeration and other methods of chemical preservation, purposes it is still widely used for today.
27th Dec '15 1:18:12 AM Angus_Old
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* Diesel engines fullfill this trope. While they might be less powerful and cool-sounding than petrol ones, they are also more frugal with fuel and have more torque.
22nd Dec '15 3:08:22 AM Angus_Old
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** Used cars. They may not have the newest features and looks, but they have already suffered the biggest depreciation and their weak and strong points are well-noted. ** Small trackday cars like the Lotus Elise or Caterham 7. They may lack the babe magnet capabilities of sports and super cars, the sheer power numbers of muscle cars and the daily usability of both, but they can beat them on race tracks and winding roads.

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** 90s body-on-frame SUVs also qualify. While new models might have stuff like GPS and leather seats, the old ones have the offroad and hauling capabilities of trucks while being able to carry more people. You also shouldn't forget that running ones can be bought for under $2500 or 1500.
22nd Dec '15 1:18:50 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Korean ''hangeul'' combines the letter-based simplicity of the aforementioned Western alphabets with the phonetic properties of Japanese and Chinese. It looks as elegant as other Asian languages, but without the need to look up how every individual character block is pronounced. Once you learn some fairly consistent pronunciation rules, you realize that each block actually tells you how to pronounce it.
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** Korean ''hangeul'' combines the letter-based simplicity of the aforementioned Western alphabets with the phonetic properties of Japanese and Chinese. It looks as elegant as other Asian languages, but without the need to look up how every individual character block is pronounced. read. Once you learn some fairly consistent pronunciation alphabet rules, you realize that each block actually tells you how to pronounce read it.
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