History MundaneUtility / RealLife

27th May '17 1:56:33 PM nombretomado
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* The BLU-82, also known as the "daisy cutter", was an 15,000 pound conventional explosive dropped from a C-130 or MC-130. It's one of the largest explosives ever created, with an estimated blast radius of about 300 to 900 feet. It's intended purpose was to clear large areas of forest, such as the jungles of [[VietnamWar Vietnam]] for helicopter landing zones and artillery positions faster than could be done by hand or with heavy clearing equipment like bulldozers. Though, to be fair, it did not take people very long to realize how good of a conventional bomb it made.

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* The BLU-82, also known as the "daisy cutter", was an 15,000 pound conventional explosive dropped from a C-130 or MC-130. It's one of the largest explosives ever created, with an estimated blast radius of about 300 to 900 feet. It's intended purpose was to clear large areas of forest, such as the jungles of [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] for helicopter landing zones and artillery positions faster than could be done by hand or with heavy clearing equipment like bulldozers. Though, to be fair, it did not take people very long to realize how good of a conventional bomb it made.
28th Apr '17 9:32:11 AM Caps-luna
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* Similar to the Roman Curse tablets above, this trope is pretty much behind virtually every [[TomeOfEldritchLore Grimoire]] of the European esoteric tradition, particularly those typically used in folk magic. For example, the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses purport to have instructions to summon celestial spirits using secrets passed down from God to Moses on Mount Sinai... to win games, screw up the opposition in court cases, etc.

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* Similar to the Roman Curse tablets above, this trope is pretty much behind virtually every [[TomeOfEldritchLore Grimoire]] of the European esoteric tradition, particularly those typically used in folk magic. For example, the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses purport to have instructions to summon celestial spirits using secrets passed down from God to Moses on Mount Sinai... to win games, screw up the opposition in court cases, etc.etc.
* Modern super cruise ships are some of the most expensive and well fitted out ships that set sail today within the civilian sector. You can also use them a a floating hotel in a pinch. This is actually quite popular for port cities during big events. Sure you could subsidize hotels so you have enough for that one spike in demand once a year, or you could just allocate dock space for a bunch of cruise ships for a week or so.
7th Apr '17 5:04:38 PM SantosLHalper
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* UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} and its descendants form the backbone of nearly every computer operating system running on every conceivable form factor today, aside from [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows the desktop PC market]]. Its ''raison d'etre'' back in 1969? To allow Ken Thompson of Bell Labs to continue developing [[http://www.informationweek.com/whats-the-greatest-software-ever-written/d/d-id/1046033?page_number=4 "shoot 'em up]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Travel_%28video_game%29 games"]] on his own personal system after the ''Multics'' platform went under.

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* UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} and its descendants form the backbone of nearly every computer operating system running on every conceivable form factor today, aside from [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows the desktop PC market]]. Its ''raison d'etre'' back in 1969? To allow Ken Thompson of Bell Labs to continue developing [[http://www.informationweek.com/whats-the-greatest-software-ever-written/d/d-id/1046033?page_number=4 "shoot 'em up]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Travel_%28video_game%29 games"]] on his own personal system after the ''Multics'' platform went under.under.
* Similar to the Roman Curse tablets above, this trope is pretty much behind virtually every [[TomeOfEldritchLore Grimoire]] of the European esoteric tradition, particularly those typically used in folk magic. For example, the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses purport to have instructions to summon celestial spirits using secrets passed down from God to Moses on Mount Sinai... to win games, screw up the opposition in court cases, etc.
11th Mar '17 3:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} and its descendants form the backbone of nearly every computer operating system running on every conceivable form factor today, aside from [[MicrosoftWindows the desktop PC market]]. Its ''raison d'etre'' back in 1969? To allow Ken Thompson of Bell Labs to continue developing [[http://www.informationweek.com/whats-the-greatest-software-ever-written/d/d-id/1046033?page_number=4 "shoot 'em up]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Travel_%28video_game%29 games"]] on his own personal system after the ''Multics'' platform went under.

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* UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} and its descendants form the backbone of nearly every computer operating system running on every conceivable form factor today, aside from [[MicrosoftWindows [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows the desktop PC market]]. Its ''raison d'etre'' back in 1969? To allow Ken Thompson of Bell Labs to continue developing [[http://www.informationweek.com/whats-the-greatest-software-ever-written/d/d-id/1046033?page_number=4 "shoot 'em up]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Travel_%28video_game%29 games"]] on his own personal system after the ''Multics'' platform went under.
13th Jan '17 12:02:18 PM hszmv1
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** A proposal to mandate a fire extinguisher in every public school class room in the United States is making it's rounds on the internet. Not as a fire deterrent, they have built in sprinkler systems. This is a method to prevent school shootings. The idea is that the kids huddle and the teacher takes the door. If the gun man comes in, he is greeted with a point-blank blast-until-empty of fire extinguisher to the face. This super-chilled chemicals will cause the shooter's throat to close up and are in enough concentration at that range that shooter should pass out on the spot. If he's hardy enough to still be standing, he's in no shape to fire the weapon reliably at a target. And if he's still insisting on standing up, the teacher now has the canister, which is light enough to now wield as a bludgeon to finish the job.

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** A proposal to mandate a fire extinguisher in every public school class room in the United States is making it's rounds on the internet. Not as a fire deterrent, they have built in sprinkler systems. This is a method to prevent school shootings. The idea is that the kids huddle and the teacher takes the door. If the gun man comes in, he is greeted with a point-blank blast-until-empty of fire extinguisher to the face. This super-chilled chemicals will cause the shooter's throat to close up and are in enough concentration at that range that shooter should pass out on the spot. If he's hardy enough to still be standing, he's in no shape to fire the weapon reliably at a target. And if he's still insisting on standing up, the teacher now has the canister, which is light enough to now wield as a bludgeon to finish the job.
13th Jan '17 12:00:12 PM hszmv1
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** A proposal to mandate a fire extinguisher in every public school class room in the United States is making it's rounds on the internet. Not as a fire deterrent, they have built in sprinkler systems. This is a method to prevent school shootings. The idea is that the kids huddle and the teacher takes the door. If the gun man comes in, he is greeted with a point-blank blast-until-empty of fire extinguisher to the face. This super-chilled chemicals will cause the shooter's throat to close up and are in enough concentration at that range that shooter should pass out on the spot. If he's hardy enough to still be standing, he's in no shape to fire the weapon reliably at a target. And if he's still insisting on standing up, the teacher now has the canister, which is light enough to now wield as a bludgeon to finish the job.
30th Dec '16 11:14:26 AM Antigone3
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** If you have a prescription for medical nitro tablets, you need to get a new bottle every six months even if you haven't taken any (the stuff works better if it's fresh). Any tablets left in the old bottle make '''great''' fertilizer for your houseplants.
13th Dec '16 3:13:43 PM Caps-luna
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** American battleships (especially Dreadnaught types) often used their barbettes[[note]]The long armored tube the main batter turrets sit on top of[[/note]] as libraries. Since the barbette contain the ship's magazines, they are temperature and humidity controlled. This is to keep the explosives fresh and nonvolatile but also makes ideal book storage conditions.
23rd Nov '16 5:40:02 PM nomuru2d
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<evilAdmin> I'm like "Don't Oppies have [=PowerNow=] or some AMD cooler shit?", and he's like "Yeah, but we run SETI/Prime95 to keep the pizza hot".

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<evilAdmin> I'm like "Don't Oppies have [=PowerNow=] or some AMD cooler shit?", and he's like "Yeah, but we run SETI/Prime95 [=SETI/Prime95=] to keep the pizza hot".
23rd Nov '16 5:19:06 PM LentilSandEater
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-->'''Another other reader:''' [[CallBack You solved it]] [[FridgeBrilliance without touching the pieces!]]

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-->'''Another other reader:''' [[CallBack You solved it]] [[FridgeBrilliance it without touching the pieces!]]
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