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81  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: September 13, 2015, 02:15:34 AM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on September 13, 2015, 01:55:19 AM

Listened to the news on NPR and the one question I had was answered from the link. Namely were they underperforming because of lack of ability or because their male counterparts felt, even if not true, like that had to help. Also like a couple quotes at the end saying they are not closing the book on having women serve as infantry. Need more time and training. Think that new tech will also be something that helps out.

I'll have to go ahead and try to find that NPR segment as I find this subject a fascinating debate.

Another small thing I wanted to add. My fellow veterans here at GT know that personnel in a unit (platoon/squad/fire team) must not only know their own job, but be proficient below and above their current role in the team.

I used to think that the Marines were a bit cruel assigning me a heavy gunner MOS. I competed boot camp weighing 135 lbs, then graduates school of infantry 6 months later at 150lbs. It is undoubtedly the heaviest and most strenuous load to carry in light infantry. The wisdom is that I would eventually become strong enough to be effective even with my smaller frame. 
I understand that the Marine Corps data was taken over a year, I just want to know what kind of preparation these female Marines had before throwing them into a line unit
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Women in combat on: September 11, 2015, 03:23:59 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 11, 2015, 12:08:36 PM

Study finds all male units more effective than units with females.

Great read! I suspect those percentages would be a lot closer together if the physical assessment requirements for women are the same as men during the screening process. That is....qualifying to just get into Marine Corps Bootcamp, to graduate boot camp, and especially to graduate from School of Infantry (6 months of hard training) that the men already do.
This all starts at the very beginning and while most women that go through the same process as their male counterparts would fail, the women that pass would most likely succeed in a line unit.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 11, 2015, 03:28:40 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on September 11, 2015, 03:22:37 AM

The fourth season of Longmire premiers today. thumbsup

Thanks for the heads up.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 11, 2015, 02:33:25 AM
Person of interest is now available on Netflix. Good news for me ever since I cut the cord and went internet only.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 10, 2015, 05:27:30 PM
My results. It looks like I'm all over the place

86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 10, 2015, 12:00:40 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2015, 11:36:16 PM

Kato, I don't know who that is or what it means...

Sorry Engine, I'm a huge anime nerd and your results pie chart is exactly shaped like that characters famous glasses
87  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: September 09, 2015, 07:30:51 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 09, 2015, 07:16:24 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 09, 2015, 05:07:36 PM

To be fair Arclight, I know that you served in a "different" time, as did I. But you know that the women that did giggle are just POGs and  probably never hold a rifle until they have to re-qual at the range.  Men are just as guilty doing that as well, and i can't blame them. Those rear echelon types have a different job and role.  The women that desire to become Rangers or any other elite force WILL take this shit seriously.

Yikes Kato, I served about the same time you did and don't consider it a different time!

I can't speak to combat because I was in the AF noncombat job, but in jobs that I had that required lots lot grunt work or weapons, the majority of the women were not going to give anyone a chance to say they couldn't hack it, they made sure of it. Sure there were women who couldn't do everything thrown at them, but there were just as many guys who couldn't either.

Honestly, Arclight's might be ok if he was 90 and that was the culture, but it honestly it isn't deserving of a reply.

Yeah yeah you're right. It's just that in my final years instructing Rangers, and even now teaching military personnel combatives, these new active duty guys/gals are a truly a different kind of animal slywink
I won't elaborate at this time, but maybe later
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamer motivation survey on: September 09, 2015, 06:06:19 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2015, 03:53:47 PM

I am very much NOT where you are.  slywink


Your Gaming Style : Action-Oriented, Spontaneous, Completionist, Independent, Grounded, and Creative

Action - 90%
 - Destruction: 95%
 - Excitement: 72%

The Mastery Components - 4%
 - Challenge: 6%
 - Strategy - 7%

The Achievement Components - 31%
 - Completion: 83%
 - Power: 6%

The Social Components - 27%
 - Competition: 22%
 - Community: 39%

The Immersion Components - 2%
 - Fantasy: 27%
 - Story: 0%

The Creative Components - 79%
 - Discovery: 93%
 - Design: 53%

89  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: September 09, 2015, 05:07:36 PM
The bottom line is that if a man or women desires to be in a combat MOS or go for that elite tab, they will take the training seriously or fail.
Just for some context, I was infantry for 3 years before I passed the force recon course and I failed twice before I finally succeeded.  At only 135 lbs I struggled and was only able to succeed gaining 15 lbs of muscle.  I can only imagine the challenge a female will go through doing the same thing I did.

To be fair Arclight, I know that you served in a "different" time, as did I. But you know that the women that did giggle are just POGs and  probably never hold a rifle until they have to re-qual at the range.  Men are just as guilty doing that as well, and i can't blame them. Those rear echelon types have a different job and role.  The women that desire to become Rangers or any other elite force WILL take this shit seriously.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 09, 2015, 05:15:08 AM
I'm really enjoying it also.  A solid and incredibly enjoyable game for me, even more so if you are a Mad Max fan (like me smile)
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: September 06, 2015, 05:05:30 PM
Movie opinions are all subjective anyways, so it's all good Lee. I just hope George Miller makes another Mad Max film or spinoff (with Furioso) soon.
I also love that there is a rumor about George directing the next Man of Steel movie.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: September 05, 2015, 06:40:27 PM
Hopefully we can have some people here get together to play some private custom matches for "fun" slywink
I know for the first week or two everyone will be focused on XP/leveling up, but down the line I think it would be fun to resurrect Geezers Gone Wild.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: September 02, 2015, 02:05:01 AM
Yeah I decided to get this. I'm in fight camp until late October so I have no time to play video games until my fight so this works out.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: BlOps 3 on: September 01, 2015, 01:36:59 AM

Quote from: Teggy on August 31, 2015, 07:48:52 PM


I had a love hate relationship with that cursed awesome BS of a map slywink

Was on the fence, in fact was going to skip this iteration of CoD, but the mostly good word of mouth here has me reconsidering
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 10, 2015, 03:14:02 AM
Toy Soldiers: War Chest XB1
"By the power of GraySkull!"
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation on: August 04, 2015, 03:01:11 AM
Incredible movie. Enjoyed it as much as Mad Max...and that's saying something smile
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Victor Vran - action RPG on: July 28, 2015, 02:52:55 AM

Quote from: EddieA on July 28, 2015, 02:09:41 AM

The Van Helsing developers are working on an action-RPG set in the Warhammer universe.

Sweet!

I'm only at lvl 16, but so far this game has its hooks in me. Hopefully I can link up with Jarrodhk or Harkonis and try it out.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 26, 2015, 02:50:47 AM

Quote from: Lee on July 26, 2015, 02:25:47 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on July 26, 2015, 01:19:38 AM

Victor Vran on the pc so far. Very fun ARPG.

Saw someone tweet that it is built around a controller rather than a keyboard and mouse, true? (I don't have a controller, but may pick up a Steam one when they come out.)

Hey Lee, I've been playing with just the keyboard and mouse (there are 3 control configured setups, and I picked the one that is the most like Diablo 2-3) and it plays extremely well. I'll be switching to controller now since mine wasn't charged last night.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/24/15 Edition - Avoid Pixel at all cost edition on: July 26, 2015, 01:58:00 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on July 26, 2015, 01:19:38 AM

Victor Vran on the pc so far. Very fun ARPG.

Didn't know this game existed until Jarrodhk sent me a copy. Surprised how good it really is.
100  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wanderers Guild trying out TERA ONLINE on: July 25, 2015, 04:47:37 AM
I enjoyed it at launch and played for about two months before I got distracted by a shiny new game. Back then, the only thing I wasn't crazy about was that it was slightly grindy and PC performance was a bit lackluster.
With that said the combat and graphics were fantastic.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 22, 2015, 04:37:56 PM
frown
102  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 20, 2015, 01:45:13 AM
Take care Caine, hope you have a good time and thanks for all your hard work here smile
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you like bananas? (NSFK) on: July 18, 2015, 01:49:31 AM
As a child I watched the movie Jaws, and I didn't swim for a year. Watched the movie Alien, decided not to be an astronaut.  As an adult I was a combat diver and was too dumb to be an astronaut. 
Now, I can't have a banana for a while frown
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you like bananas? (NSFK) on: July 17, 2015, 07:30:26 PM
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead on: July 13, 2015, 04:32:27 PM
In. Cardio comment made me LOL
106  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: July 11, 2015, 03:40:52 AM
It's an honor to get that Ranger Tab.
107  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: July 10, 2015, 08:17:54 PM
Good luck to them. This phase has more of a squad/team element to it. But the mountain climbing portions will either make or break the trainees.
I personally went through phase 2 during winter, not sure if going during the summer is harsher or not.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4th of July Edition on: July 03, 2015, 04:33:17 PM
I'll be in Las Vegas and Scottsdale AZ for a fight camp and to help my parents move for the next 10 days, so only single player games on the xbox for me.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: June 21, 2015, 08:22:29 PM
https://vimeo.com/131365843

My student is on the right. Good caught extremely early and couldn't recover.
Good news is I get my shot at him in late August. Pretty sure I'll knock him out
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Advice/input welcome for my amateur fighting career! on: June 20, 2015, 11:15:25 PM
Sigh.....
One of my senior students took my place in today's fight here in Birmingham, AL and unfortunately got knocked out in 14 seconds frown
I feel horrible
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/9) on: June 09, 2015, 09:29:55 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 09, 2015, 07:42:35 PM

I bought a fridge on Sunday.

Welcome to the refrigerator master race. Now you can look at all those last gen ice coolers and laugh
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: June 03, 2015, 03:06:25 PM
You might have to step up your belt buckle game

113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 03, 2015, 03:01:07 PM
Dogmeat is back?!?
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 02, 2015, 06:15:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 02, 2015, 12:09:53 PM

















So awesome
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: June 02, 2015, 01:11:35 AM
Congrats and good luck moving forward!

Say hi to these gentleman for me when you get there slywink

116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: June 01, 2015, 06:14:00 PM
Sweet!
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 5/29/15 Edition on: May 29, 2015, 10:07:49 PM
Destiny XB1 and Void Expanse PC
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 08:00:15 PM
I hope the studios move fast on the sequel(s), with George Miller at the helm.  Miller is 70 years old right? Hope he keeps working on movies he loves like Mad Max for as long as he can.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: King's Island/Cedar Point AAR (cross-post from OO) on: May 27, 2015, 04:56:16 PM
Never heard of Cedar Point, glad I'm hearing your impressions. When my life slows down a little, I'll make it a point and take my whole family up there
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: May 27, 2015, 01:01:28 AM
Scrotus? Jupiter's C**k that is incredible!
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