Thursday, March 16, 2006

Japanese food, eh?

Tomorrow we're going to have the "Japanese food night"-thing at our school. It is said we will make okonomiyaki etc.Since I'm a simple boy raised on the countryside far away from these kind of exoticisms, I'm a bit nervous. But I'm sure it'll be fine. The main thing on my mind is whether it's BYOH (Bring Your Own Hashi).

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Being a boy, of course I too have an attraction to big guns, even if it's usually latent.
Sailors often refer to the CIWS as "R2-D2 with a hard on" due to its peculiar shape.
-Wikipedia article on Phalanx CIWS

I originally found out about it from a comment on Slashdot, where there was this additional little snippet:
Also, one of the things that makes this thing so kick ass is that once it decides to shoot something, it start shooting (at 4,500 rounds per minute (or 75/sec)) and the radar tracks each bullet's trajectory and corrects the aim based on that. It has eliminated any aiming error before the first bullet gets to the target.
-kryzx, Slashdot comment
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Lately, I've been listening to the Vampire Hunter D soundtrack by Tetsuya Komuro that I found one day while perusing a peer-to-peer service. Much more than listening, I've been thoroughly enjoying it. It didn't really stick on the first listening, but it's grown on me immensely.

1 comment:

Jonas said...

*IF* there was an aiming error the bullet wouldn't reach the target at all would it? :p..but I get the priciple.. That gun fires almost at the same speed as I do...

Don't be nervous about the food thing. Just remember not to spit or pee on anything.