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Old 14-10-2020, 16:51   #13216
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Some are rifled, some arenít. The Gustav is.
Well, I'll be! I thought they were some sort of missile with fins and all that modern stuff.

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Those of you who are geographically challenged, can you see this ok?


I can see...I can see!
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Old 14-10-2020, 18:00   #13219
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Those of you who are geographically challenged, can you see this ok?



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Seen in Tasmania.

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Yet not seen in 'my' Tasmania either in the original post or in the quoted section. Jim, you must be in a different Tasmania to the one I am in .

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Nothing funny (or strange ) about it. Whether you can see the image or not still depends on where you are viewing it from. because of the linked site's geo-blocking, unless your IP address falls into a limited range assigned to one of a few countries, you will not see the image whether you are looking at the original post or another post which is quoting it.
I guess Jim has an upmarket IP address or is it me whose has the 'top shelf' IP address that makes sure I am not bothered with whatever socaldmax posts .
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Old 14-10-2020, 18:33   #13220
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Nothing funny (or strange ) about it. Whether you can see the image or not still depends on where you are viewing it from. because of the linked site's geo-blocking, unless your IP address falls into a limited range assigned to one of a few countries, you will not see the image whether you are looking at the original post or another post which is quoting it.
The problem is, THAT joke came from a completely different website, hosted on a completely different server.

https://9gag.com/funny

So now I'm wondering how common this geo blocking is. Do a lot of URLs in the US do this?

Let's try an experiment. Those of you who can't see the image, try opening the URL above from a new tab and see if you can see the jokes at that URL directly.
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Yep, can see that from directly the URL above!
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Old 14-10-2020, 18:51   #13222
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Well, I'll be! I thought they were some sort of missile with fins and all that modern stuff.



I stand informed.



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Itís all about money and portability. Recoilless rifles (whether rifled or smooth ore) fire relatively cheap ammo and for a small version like the Gustav itís possible to carry multiple rounds and even to vary the types of rounds. 2 men could carry the gun and 10-20 rounds.

Even man portable missiles are bulky, expensive and heavy. Two guys might be able to carry 4 between them. Depends on how much other stuff they need to carry.

The tradeoff is range and accuracy.
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Old 14-10-2020, 18:52   #13223
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Those of you who are geographically challenged, can you see this ok?




Iím in New England and canít see that one. But can see the other!

But as I said before if I see it great. If I donít, oh well.

I donít have a lot of FOMO.
I know Iíve already missed a lot!
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Not this one, in the US on an iPad.
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Those of you who couldn't see the image, please try to access the 9gag URL directly from post 13220.
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I was too brief: for humans, mutton dressed as lamb rather than sold as lamb. Sorry for the confusion.
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Seen in Tasmania.

Jim

Why do you consider yourself geographically challenged?
I'm not.
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Why do you consider yourself geographically challenged?
I'm not.
If it's not too much trouble, would you mind answering whether or not you can see the image or whether you can see the direct link?

Thanks!
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Itís all about money and portability. Recoilless rifles (whether rifled or smooth ore) fire relatively cheap ammo and for a small version like the Gustav itís possible to carry multiple rounds and even to vary the types of rounds. 2 men could carry the gun and 10-20 rounds.
We were taking about the M40 mounted in the Greek patrol boat, not the 84mm Carl Gustav .


I'd like to see the two men: 210 kg for the gun and around 160kg for 10 rounds?
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Re: The New Joke Thread

Jim was posting about rifling of recoilless guns generally I believe and seemed surprised the rounds werenít missiles.
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