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January 30, 2005

PSA

This is just a Public Service Announcement to inform you of a feature of Googles that you may not be aware of. I found it at a site I frequent that doesn`t accept trackbacks so I`ll just paste it verbatim.


"Google has implemented a feature wherein you can type someone's telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and then you will be given a map to their house. Everyone should be aware of this!

Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. Before forwarding this, I tested it by typing my telephone number in google.com. My phone number came up, and when I clicked on the MapQuest link, it actually mapped out where I live. Quite scary. Look up your own number. Read below for details.

Think about it--if a child, or ANYONE gives out his/her phone number, someone can actually now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming. In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: http://www.google.com/. Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 555-555-1212) and hit enter. If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, you must fill out this form.

I removed my name, but it takes 48-hours before the changes take effect.
If you are unlisted in the phone book, you might not be at risk, but it is a good idea just to check. If your number does come up, and if you click on the map links, it will show you a direct map to your house..."


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January 30, 2005 at 11:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Clinton Portrait

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What`s wrong with this picture?

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January 30, 2005 at 11:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (10) | TrackBack

January 26, 2005

Links!!!

I thought it would be time to drop a few links on you, my loyal readers (all 2 of you).

I was busy browsing the blogs and dropping comments a while back not bothering anyone, minding my own buisness when I came to this site.
She`s got lots of cool stuff and while I was debating her on Einsteins "theory" of relativity in this post, this girl comes along and calls me a nerd.

Can you believe it ??? Me! A nerd!
But it got me thinking and that made my head hurt, but what I was thinking was, "am I a nerd?" So of course I have to take the test.

I can happily say that I am not a nerd, I`m a geek. There`s a difference.

If that wasn`t bad enough I found after taking this test that my beliefs were 100% Mormon and only 98% Conservative Christian.
Mormon??? Come ON! it`s got to be rigged.
Actually it`s pretty good and only a comparison of your beliefs with all religions.

And since we`re on tests, when I took this test I found out that I`m a, SUPRISE, conservative.
Who knew?

Those of you who have been familiar with me for a while know that I occasionally go around conservative blogs posing as a troll. It`s so funny I can`t help it sometimes and unless I tell you or it`s your blog you never know it`s me.
Yes, I like yanking the chains of hard core, cold hearted conservatives like yourselves (and me too, but I can`t yank my own chain ; )

I got this idea some time ago from Jim Treacher.
For a short while at the beginning of the Iraq war he had everybody fooled and was the Ultimate Troll who went by the name of Puce.

Puce was Da Bomb and there were debates going on everywhere as to who it really was, until he finally confessed. But for those of you who miss that kind of humor or those of you who like a challange, like trying to decypher literary jewels like this:

"peple have raeched this bolg avter serching for teh folowin terms:

enyway
casowarys
fish smels like cat (this 1 no longar finds me)
sproon
plol

i am proudd of this edafice what i have builted here. danmed proud. "

To read more of these eloquont words of wit go here.


Lastly is a nice little piece from a returning soldier all about the trip home after a year in Iraq ,here. Stop by and say "Welcome back."


- Joatmoaf -

January 26, 2005 at 11:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

He Hates Jet Noise

The name of this site is I Love Jet Noise for the simple reason that I do. I joined the Navy when I was 18 specifically to be a jet engine mechenic which I did for 4 years.
Although I was far (very far) from being a 4.0 sailor, I knew my job very well.

My favorite aircraft, by far, was the RA5C-Vigilante. Originally intended to be a nuclear bomber, it`s mission was changed to reconnaissance when the nuclear powered Polaris submarines assumed that role.
As a combat reconnaissance aircraft it was unsurpassed and it`s loss rate was the highest of any Naval aircraft during the Vietnam war.

The mission of the Vigilante was simple, go in and take before and after pictures of bombing targets. The problem with that for the pilot and navigator was that the North Vietnamese always knew they were coming so they were prepared. Since the Vigilantes always flew these BDA (Bomb Damage Assesment) missions without supporting flak suppression they were easier targets.

I say easier, not easy because the Vigilante was one sweet technological marvel, decades ahead of it`s time and impressive even by todays standards plus it was....FAST!
Until it retired in 1981 and even to this day there has been no standard issue military aircraft that could come close to catching it. Not Russian, not You`re-A-Peon (European) not American. The SR-71 was faster, but not standard issue.

With 2 GE-J79-10s pumping out almost 19,000 pounds of thrust each pushing that sleek aerodynamic frame, it`s no wonder it set some records.

Here`s a list of some of the Vigilantes features which were incorperated into almost all military aircraft since.

Advanced aerodynamic features included:

• A small high loaded wing (made possible by the use of powerful flaps).
• Elimination of the ailerons, roll control being effected by spoiler/deflectors.
• A one-piece powered vertical tail (or all moving fin).
• Fully variable engine inlets with profile as well as area adjustments to suit flight Mach numbers.
• Internal weapons storage.
• A slim fuselage configured for Mach 2.
• The engine inlets were sharp tipped and swept back for peak supersonic efficiency, with front and rear ramps to control the internal profile and throat area.
• A fully retractable refueling probe in the forward fuselage.
• The first variable inlet using horizontal ramp geometry.


Structures features:

• Major structures and frames were built out of Titanium.
• One-piece wing skins machined from aluminum-lithium alloy.
• Use of pure Nitrogen instead of hydraulic fluid in some of the hottest parts of the airframe.
• A one-piece, bird-proof, Mach 2 capable windshield was made of stretched acrylic.
• Gold-plate in the engine bays to reflect heat.


Electronics features:

• The first production fly-by-wire control system.
• An airborne digital computer for bomb and navigation computations.
• The first Bomb-Navigation System with an inertial auto-navigation coupled to radar and television-sights for check point verification.
• The first operational heads-up display (HUD).
• The first fully integrated auto pilot/air data system for Bomb/Navigation weapons release.
• The first monopulse radar with terrain avoidance features.


To those familiar with modern combat aircraft that doesn`t seem impressive but believe me, it is. This aircraft was concieved in 1953 with a prototype being built in '55 and a first flight production model being flown in 1958. Lightyears ahead of it`s time and even more impressive is this:


"The Vigilante set several records, including a new world altitude record for the class; on 13 December 1960, a Vigilante carried a 1,000 kg (2,402.62 pound) payload on a zoom profile flight that peaked at 91,451 feet."

That was a standard Gubmint issue aircraft and I think the record still stands for un-modified aircraft.
So yes, I was impressed, I still am but what I really liked about it was that it was about the LOUDEST aircraft I`ve ever heard, except maybe for the B-1.

High Power.
One of my favorite parts of being an AD was doing a high power.
That`s when you take your aircraft out to a high power spot, tie it down, and run the engines at 105%
Yes 105%. That`s because you kick in the afterburners, and when you have 2 big J79-10s going full throttle with afterburners kicked in it gets loud.
We normally never got more than 25 ft. from the aircraft during a high power because the whole purpose of it is to make sure nothing will go wrong during flight, so you have to be right there for up to 2 hours running the engines from idle to full throttle over and over again. It`s basicly supposed to simulate an actual flight but ADs (jet engine mechs) like to burn the afterburners a lot and of course there`s always a fuel truck right there, ready to fuel it up again.

The noise is so loud you can actually feel your bones, teeth and eyeballs viberate. It was so loud scorpions went berserk. For some reason they seemed to come out of the grass and go toward the noise.
Not en masse, but 1 or 2 at a time would come out about every 5 minutes and we`d just scoop them up in our flashlight cones.
I don`t know why I Love Jet Noise, I only know that I do.

With all that being said, I can`t understand why this guy Mug17 hates it.


From this (registration required)article you can read about a Tennessee man who claims that the jet noise was driving him crazy.

"Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Tennessee man Tuesday, after he was sprayed with pepper-based mace, led deputies on a high-speed chase, drove over two sets of spikes set out to stop him and allegedly threatened Navy officers working the entrance of the Naval air station at Boca Chica."

The first set of spikes were set out improperly or they would have gotten more tires.


"James Carson, 41, Oakland, Tenn., faces charges of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, battery, aggravated fleeing and eluding and reckless driving. He was booked into the Monroe County Detention Center, Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

Carson reportedly pulled up at the entrance of the Navy base just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. He appeared to have trouble turning around and the officers attempted to help him, Navy spokesman Jim Brooks said.

Carson started yelling at the guards about the noise made by planes at the base, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office report. He later told deputies that he had been in the Lower Keys for a week, living out of his truck and driving his personal watercraft in the waters off Boca Chica, Herrin said

During the course of his tirade with the Navy officers, he screamed a number of racial slurs and threatened to kill them repeatedly, Herrin said. When he left the base, he reportedly swerved and nearly struck one of the guards with his Toyota pick-up truck, pulling the personal watercraft on a trailer. The Navy officers then called Sheriff's deputies."

'Personal watercraft' is a jet ski. This guy had been here for a week and was living under the Boca Chica bridge in a tent. He rode his jet ski all the time and although I`m not certain, I`m pretty sure he didn`t have plans to do anything else with his life.

Here`s a litany of his charges:

Arrest Date: 01/25/2005 CAD #: MCSO05CAD009075 Offense #: MCSO05OFF000801
Name: CARSON, JAMES DARYL DoB:07/30/1963 Age:41 Sex:M Race:W
Address:
120 WINDING CREEK DR, OAKLAND, TN 38060
Occupation:
UNKNOWN
Arrest Location: US1 / NB, KEY WEST
Charges:
1 Felony Count(s) of 806.13.1b3
DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH - OVER 1000 DOLLARS
2 Felony Count(s) of 784.045.2
AGGRAV BATTERY - OFF. USES A DEADLY WEAPON,OFF. COMMITS AGGRAV BATTERY
1 Misdemeanor Count(s) of 316.192.3c1
RECKLESS DRIVING DAMAGE PERSON OR PROPERTY
1 Misdemeanor Count(s) of 893.13.1a2
LESS THAN 20 GRAMS
1 Felony Count(s) of 316.1935.2
FLEE & ATT TO ELUDE LEO MARKED UNIT W/LIGHTS & SIRENS
Officer/Agency: SHULTZ, PAUL - MCSO\ROAD PATROL - SECTOR 1 Bond Amount: $0

And he has more, all of which can be found here then just click till you find January 25.

The jet noise drove him crazy.
I`m sure it didn`t have anything to do with the weed they found on him.
No. Drugs don`t cause insanity, Jet Noise does.

The moral of this post is: Always Love Jet Noise and you won`t go insane.

- Joatmoaf -



January 26, 2005 at 09:37 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

January 19, 2005

On This Day

January 19, 2004

On This Day one year ago a brilliantly intellegent and dashingly handsome fellow named Joatmoaf started a humble website called I Love Jet Noise. After a short while, the brilliantly intellegent and dashingly handsome Joatmoaf decided to use the superior intellect and reasoning ability of his abnormaly massive pre-frontal cortex, to ask the shy, meek and unassuming Cassandra to co-author.
That wise choice could not have been concieved by lesser beings of inferior intellect, and it was a wise choice. From that time the site started growing in a new and big way. It gained a life of its own and became, I`m proud to say, quite reputable, with articles being linked to by some pretty heavy hitters in the Blogdom.
Despite all the fine articles, contests and quizzes I`m most proud of the quality of the readers, that`s what I was aiming for in the first place.
Cassandra has outgrown Jet Noise and has moved on to start her own site which I`m also proud to say, is doing very well. Guilty by association.
In case you were wondering, this site isn`t going anywhere. It may just slip quietly back into the comfortable realm of "humble blog" for a time or it may not.
One thing`s for sure, it has been a VERY good year for I Love Jet Noise thanks in large part to Cassandra, but thanks mostly to you, the readers and visitors from all over the world and every persuasion.

Thanks to Cassandra for bringing some outstanding Class to the site.
Thanks to the readers who are the best bunch of people I have ever had the fortune to get to know.
Thank God who brought it all together and made it all possible.

And now a treat, I Love Jet Noise...In Spanish.


- Joatmoaf -

January 19, 2005 at 12:16 AM | Permalink | Comments (29) | TrackBack

January 18, 2005

On Essays, Articles and The Last Letter Home

In October Cassandra posted an article called, Election Determines Fate of the Nation by Dr. Mathew Manweller which I thought was an excellent example of practical reasoning. It laid out the basic, yet vast differences between the parties and why it would be preferable to go one way, rather than the other and could be used as a common sense guide on basing all of your future votes.

The article got picked up by this, and many more websites and generated so much interest that the good Dr. decided to make his own site, with links to his monthly articles and essays.
For a good read, I highly recommend him at Essays, Articles and Opinions.

DU Gurl would not be amused.

Next up is what I thought were some very valid reasons for being in Iraq delivered by radio personality Darrell Ankarlo with a poingnant On Air reading of his son Adam`s Last Letter Home.

You may need Real Player which can be found here.


Adamthink
ADAM

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January 14, 2005

Why Men Lie

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?" The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into the water, and he needed the axe to make his living.

The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked. The woodcutter replied, "No." The Lord again went down and came up with a silver axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked. Again, the woodcutter replied, "No." The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked. The woodcutter replied, "Yes." The Lord was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.
Some time later the woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" "Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the river!"

The Lord went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez. "Is this your wife?" the Lord asked. "Yes," cried the woodcutter. The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The woodcutter replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Jennifer Lopez, You would have come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also said 'no' to her, You would have come up with my wife. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given all three to me. Lord, I am a poor man, and am not able to take care of all three wives, so THAT'S why I said yes to Jennifer Lopez."

The moral of this story is: Whenever a man lies, it is for a good and honorable reason, and for the benefit of others.


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January 11, 2005

Bombers and .50 cals.

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq all we`ve heard from the MSM have been tales of terror, gloom and doom and quagmire for the coalition while the terrorists seem to have be covered by the Mantle of Protection from the media.

A continuing litany of U.S. casualties are packaged and presented to the public in such a way as to imply abject failure with nary a peep on any successes or gains.

The implication that the press wishes the American public to absorb and accept is simple, we should just pack up and go home because we`ve already lost. But wait ! What about the average Iraqi who, as the press (spit) would have us believe, all hate us, want us to leave and are willing to take their chances? You know, the ones who are perfectly happy with the terrorist.

Well here`s what, with a better take on it here.

The pic below shows what happens when you get caught trying to plant a bomb in Iraq.

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Remember his civil rights, I`m sure he has at least one in Iraq. Story from Yahoo even.

But if you have a strong stomach it gets even better, and I do mean strong stomach.

Let`s say you`re a terrorist in Iraq just snooping around minding your own business.  You`re not bothering anyone, you`re just trying to find a nice place to plant a bomb. At peace with the world.

What you don`t know is this guy has you in his sights.....

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and the next thing you know, you look like This.

Yep, quagmire. Gloom and doom. Losing the war. It`s all true...for the terrorists.

P.S. I warned you about clicking the link.

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January 11, 2005 at 10:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (18) | TrackBack

January 09, 2005

Official Male Sensitivity Test

What kind of man are you? Are you a sensitive, caring and affectionate kind of guy, a knuckle dragging Neanderthal, or somewhere in between?
Let`s find out.
In the interest of pure un-adulterated scientific research please spend a few minutes to answer these 10 questions on the..

OFFICIAL MALE SENSITIVITY TEST

1. In the company of females, intercourse should be reffered as:

A. Lovemaking.
B. Screwing.
C. Taking the pigskin bus to tuna town.


2. You should make love to a woman for the first time only after you`ve both shared:

A. Your views and what you expect from a sexual relationship.
B. Your blood test results.
C. Five tequila slammers.

3. You time your orgasm so that:

A. Your partner climaxes first.
B. You both climax simultaneously.
C. You don`t miss ESPN Sports Center.

4. Passionate, spontaneous sex on the kitchen floor is:

A. Healthy, creative love play.
B. Not the sort of thing your wife/girlfriend would agree to.
C. Not the sort of thing your wife/girlfriend needs to ever find out about.

5. Spending the whole night cuddling a woman you`ve just had sex with is:

A. The best part of the experience.
B. The second best part of the experience.
C. $100 extra.

6. Your wife/girlfriend says she`s gained 5 pounds in the last month. You tell her that it is:

A. Of no influence on your affectionate feelings for her.
B. Not a problem, she can join your gym.
C. A conservative estimate.

7. You think today`s sensitive, caring man is:

A. A myth.
B. An oxymoron.
C. A moron.

8. Foreplay is to sex as:

A. An appetizer is to an entree.
B. Primer is to paint.
C. A long line is to an amusement park ride.

9. Which of the following are you most likely to find yourself saying at the end of a relationship?

A. "I hope we can still be friends."
B. "I`m not in right now, please leave a message at the beep."
C. "How about a last roll before I go."

10. A woman who is uncomfortable watching you masturbate:

A. Probably needs a little more time before she can cope with that kind of intimacy.
B. Is uptight and a waste of time.
C. Shouldn`t have sat next to you on the bus in the first place.


Results:

If you answered "A" more than 7 times, check your pants to make sure you are a man.

If you answered "B" more than 7 times, check into therapy.

If you answered "C" more than 7 times, CONGRADULATIONS ! You`re a MAN.


- Joatmoaf -


January 9, 2005 at 04:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

More Pics of 62FS in Key west

Since my loyal readers (all 2 of you) liked the pictures so much I`ll post 10 more.

All of the pictures are in the Kool Pix section of the blog.

Click the thumbnails to enlarge.

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Coolness.

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Leaving Luke AFB for fun and sun in Key West

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Chow time

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Let the feeding frenzy begin

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The fuel boom on the KC-135 tanker is not automatic it has to be flow by a person. I don`t want his job. And for all you snarky gals out there, it has to be a guy flying the boom because we all know that womyn can`t drive.

In computer simulations women cause mid-air collisions by a ratio of 1/10. The reasons are due to negligence from applying lipstick, eye shadow or talking on the phone about their boyfriends.

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This pic is so cool

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Sucking at the government teat again

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A closer look

That`s all for now, I`ll post more later and for all you womyn out there who can`t take a joke, all I can say is,"don`t hate me because I`m beautiful."

- Joatmoaf -

January 9, 2005 at 03:04 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack