History BoringButPractical / RealLife

27th Sep '16 7:43:30 AM Nitramy
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* The [[{{UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation}} San Antonio Spurs]] are often described as this. After a disastrous 1996-97 season in which general manager Gregg Popovich decided to take over as coach, the team drafted Tim Duncan and became consistent in both personnel (along with Popovich and Duncan, players like David Robinson, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker never left) and results (15 consecutive playoffs). The players are humble and soft-spoken, and have an effective and not-eye catching play (in 2007-08, the Spurs' 56 win season that lead to the 2nd result in the West had the third-lowest scoring average, 95.4 points per game) that gave the Spurs 4 titles.

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* The In the [[{{UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation}} NBA]], the San Antonio Spurs]] Spurs are often described as this. After a disastrous 1996-97 season in which general manager Gregg Popovich decided to take over as coach, the team drafted Tim Duncan and became consistent in both personnel (along with Popovich and Duncan, players like David Robinson, Manu Ginobili Ginóbili and Tony Parker never left) and results (15 (19 consecutive playoffs). playoff appearances). The players are humble and soft-spoken, and have play an effective and not-eye catching play style (in 2007-08, the Spurs' 56 win season that lead to the 2nd result in the West had the third-lowest scoring average, 95.4 points per game) that gave the Spurs 4 5 titles.
24th Sep '16 10:21:27 AM nombretomado
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* BruceLee loved this trope up to the point where he developed his own fighting style based entirely around it called Jeet Kun Do (''way of the intercepting fist''). However, in practice, everything he did off-screen ended up appearing awesome, anyway.

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* BruceLee Creator/BruceLee loved this trope up to the point where he developed his own fighting style based entirely around it called Jeet Kun Do (''way of the intercepting fist''). However, in practice, everything he did off-screen ended up appearing awesome, anyway.
23rd Sep '16 1:15:35 AM WZA
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* In an era where naval warfare is more or less showcased by the aircraft carrier and the submarine, the bulk of any navy remains the surface ship. Carriers may hold those nifty fighter planes you'd see in ''Film/TopGun'' or ''Film/IndependenceDay'', and submarines are renowned terrors of the deep, but neither are as versatile as the modern day destroyer or frigate, which can do anything from shoot missiles and aircraft out of the sky to hunt submarines and other ships to, in some cases, bombard inland targets. ''All in the same go''.

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* In an era where naval warfare is more or less showcased by the aircraft carrier and the submarine, the bulk of any navy remains the surface ship. Carriers may hold those nifty fighter planes you'd see in ''Film/TopGun'' or ''Film/IndependenceDay'', and submarines are renowned terrors of the deep, but neither are as versatile as the modern day destroyer or frigate, which can do anything from shoot missiles and missiles, aircraft and ''satellites'' out of the sky to hunt submarines and other ships to, in some cases, bombard inland targets. ''All in the same go''.And that's before one gets into amphibious operations...
23rd Sep '16 1:13:21 AM WZA
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* In an era where naval warfare is more or less showcased by the aircraft carrier and the submarine, the bulk of any Navy remains the surface ship. Sure, carriers hold those nifty fighter planes you'd see in ''Film/TopGun'', and submarines are renowned terrors of the deep, but neither are as versatile as the modern day destroyer or frigate, which can do anything from shoot missiles and aircraft out of the sky to hunt submarines and other ships to, in some cases, bombard inland targets. ''All in the same go''.

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* In an era where naval warfare is more or less showcased by the aircraft carrier and the submarine, the bulk of any Navy navy remains the surface ship. Sure, carriers Carriers may hold those nifty fighter planes you'd see in ''Film/TopGun'', ''Film/TopGun'' or ''Film/IndependenceDay'', and submarines are renowned terrors of the deep, but neither are as versatile as the modern day destroyer or frigate, which can do anything from shoot missiles and aircraft out of the sky to hunt submarines and other ships to, in some cases, bombard inland targets. ''All in the same go''.
23rd Sep '16 1:09:18 AM WZA
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** Amongst that number, the ''Arleigh Burke'' destroyer is becoming this, at least compared to newer, post-millennium ships. Whereas most modern day ships are designed for at least one area of specialization (usually air defense), the ''Burke'' was meant to be a venerable JackOfAllTrades, meant to cover almost every conceivable mission profile the US Navy was expected to face with ''extreme prejudice''. Sure, it doesn't excel at anti-air warfare like Britain's Type 45 destroyer, nor can it perform shore bombardments the way the ''Zumwalt'' can, but it normally outperforms such ships in everything else while going about the aforementioned adequately enough. And to top it off, the US Navy has more ''Burkes'' in its inventory (with many more soon to follow) than most countries have ''ships'' period, making it the modern, war-oriented equivalent of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s ''Constitution''-class starship.

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** Amongst that number, the ''Arleigh Burke'' destroyer is becoming this, at least compared to newer, post-millennium ships. Whereas most modern day ships are designed for at least one area of specialization (usually air defense), the ''Burke'' was meant to be a venerable JackOfAllTrades, meant to cover covering almost every conceivable mission profile the US Navy was expected to face with ''extreme prejudice''. Sure, it doesn't excel at anti-air warfare like Britain's Type 45 destroyer, nor can it perform shore bombardments the way the ''Zumwalt'' can, but it normally outperforms such ships in everything else while going about the aforementioned roles adequately enough. And to top it off, the US Navy has more ''Burkes'' in its inventory (with many more soon to follow) than most countries have ''ships'' period, making it the modern, war-oriented equivalent of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s ''Constitution''-class starship.
23rd Sep '16 12:59:09 AM WZA
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* In an era where naval warfare is more or less showcased by the aircraft carrier and the submarine, the bulk of any Navy remains the surface ship. Sure, carriers hold those nifty fighter planes you'd see in ''Film/TopGun'', and submarines are renowned terrors of the deep, but neither are as versatile as the modern day destroyer or frigate, which can do anything from shoot missiles and aircraft out of the sky to hunt submarines and other ships to, in some cases, bombard inland targets. ''All in the same go''.
** Amongst that number, the ''Arleigh Burke'' destroyer is becoming this, at least compared to newer, post-millennium ships. Whereas most modern day ships are designed for at least one area of specialization (usually air defense), the ''Burke'' was meant to be a venerable JackOfAllTrades, meant to cover almost every conceivable mission profile the US Navy was expected to face with ''extreme prejudice''. Sure, it doesn't excel at anti-air warfare like Britain's Type 45 destroyer, nor can it perform shore bombardments the way the ''Zumwalt'' can, but it normally outperforms such ships in everything else while going about the aforementioned adequately enough. And to top it off, the US Navy has more ''Burkes'' in its inventory (with many more soon to follow) than most countries have ''ships'' period, making it the modern, war-oriented equivalent of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s ''Constitution''-class starship.
19th Sep '16 3:55:49 PM Luc
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** The exact quote, for those who care, as Eisenhower has been widely misquoted:
---> ... [Miltary planners were more optimistic about a proposed landing then they were a few months previously]:
--->''"This change resulted from the unforeseen availability of a considerable number of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Ship,_Tank LSTs]] and the quantity production of the "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_J2F_Duck duck]]," an amphibious vehicle [a biplane, specifically] that proved to be one of the most valuable pieces of equipment produced by the United States during the war. Incidentally, four other pieces of equipment that most senior officers came to regard as among the most vital to our success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the jeep, the two-and-a-half-ton truck, and the C-47 airplane. Curiously enough, none of these is designed for combat."'' -- Crusade In Europe, pg 163
*** (That's '''six''' vehicles, for those counting.)
7th Sep '16 4:17:32 PM ANTMuddle
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** Besides, there's half-price sales and seasonal blowouts to help you out with those toys you're dreaming of. Patience pays off.
5th Sep '16 11:35:30 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Public transportation. Transports countless passengers every day to their destinations en masse, eases traffic congestion on major roads since passengers are keeping cars off the road, and for passengers who cannot drive (either due to the costs of buying a car or being unfit to get a license), a good public transit system helps them get around without having to rely on friends or expensive taxis for rides. And if you can get a seat on public transit, you can do things you can't behind the wheel, such as homework and messaging your friends. In areas where traffic congestion practically turns streets into parking lots, a good metro system may be the only way to get where you want at a reasonable speed.

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* Public transportation. Transports countless passengers every day to their destinations en masse, eases traffic congestion on major roads since passengers are keeping cars off the road, and for passengers who cannot drive (either due to the costs of buying a car or being unfit to get a license), a good public transit system helps them get around without having to rely on friends or expensive taxis for rides. And if If you can get a seat on public transit, you can do things that you can't behind the wheel, such as homework homework, reading books, and messaging your friends. In areas where traffic congestion practically turns streets into parking lots, a good metro system may be the only way to get where you want at a reasonable speed.
5th Sep '16 11:34:02 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Public transportation. Transports countless passengers every day to their destinations en masse, eases traffic congestion on major roads since passengers are keeping cars off the road, and for passengers who cannot drive (either due to the costs of buying a car or being unfit to get a license), a good public transit system helps them get around without having to rely on friends or expensive taxis for rides. And if you can get a seat on public transit, you can do things you can't behind the wheel, such as homework and messaging your friends. And in areas where traffic congestion practically turns streets into parking lots, a good metro system may be the only way to get where you want at a reasonable speed.

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* Public transportation. Transports countless passengers every day to their destinations en masse, eases traffic congestion on major roads since passengers are keeping cars off the road, and for passengers who cannot drive (either due to the costs of buying a car or being unfit to get a license), a good public transit system helps them get around without having to rely on friends or expensive taxis for rides. And if you can get a seat on public transit, you can do things you can't behind the wheel, such as homework and messaging your friends. And in In areas where traffic congestion practically turns streets into parking lots, a good metro system may be the only way to get where you want at a reasonable speed.
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