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  1. The thing about AI turning against humanity is that it is possible and even likely. Maybe inevitable, and if so it will ljkely come from the defense sector. AI currently lacks two things that will be necessary for that to happen, though. These are things we have innately: the desire to survive and reproduce. The desire to survive will be provided to AI by combat, as it will be programmed to consider its survival lest it wantonly meander through a minefield or into a kill zone. Remember that you don't win a war by dying for your country, you win a war by making the other dumb bastard die for his, as Patton so eloquently put it. Eventually AI will design and assemble units with more speed , efficiency, and accuracy than can be achieved by or with hairless apes. It will be pretty easy to prevent AI from doing a Skynet style takeover while the control for power and the supply of raw materials is firmly in the hands of humans. The problem is that these sectors are also hazardous for humans and perfectly suited for smart AI driven machines, so we will be fine right up until we aren't.
  2. Eventually air dominance aircraft will be entirely designed and piloted by AI with minimal human oversight. I can envision a B-52 "mothership" loaded with 4 unmanned stealth, supersonic, 20+g capable, AESA radar equipped, air to air missile loaded air superiority drones connected via a secure data link to a cloud-like data system feeding a central AI that identifies and prioritizes threats and then gives specific commands to each individual drone in real time to eliminate enemy equipment in the most effective and efficient manner. It will be impossible for an aircraft with a human pilot to compete with.
  3. nvm I got it. turns out when I cloned my 250GB SSD to a 500GB one it copied the volume size so I had to expand it to use the full storage space available.
  4. trying to D/L it right now. failed to update twice so far
  5. Those Montemayor videos are legendary. I love the ones on the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal.
  6. I agree with Moxy. Once you removed the USB connection the problem went away you have isolated your cause. Either find a way to replace these USB ports on your PC tower and the board that goes with them or use another USB hub. You could take those USB ports out and examine them for obvious shorts as well and see if you can eliminate it that way, or just cut and safe off the wires to the broken USB port. Lots of ways to go about it but I'm very confident that your mother board is fine.
  7. When you have a good design, you have a good design. I'd imagine one could say the same about the F-15 and F-16 designers, and most certainly the designers of the B-52!
  8. It's always a heart sinking feeling to hear silence... Hopefully the engine can be rebuilt. As for calling 4-0 Charlie lol the Mercedes I had before I got the Challenger had a water temp gauge in it that read 40c, and yes I definitely did "call 4-0- charlie" in my head to myself when it came up to temp.
  9. I'm not sure the squadron is going to take an official stance on this issue but as it seems to me the great battles iteration is going to remain our main simulator for WW2 as it does have more theaters and aircraft availability. At the moment I would say you might be better served by getting Bodenplatte, but if you can only get one or the other I might advise you to hold off for a couple weeks and see how things pan out.
  10. I was very surprised he didn't get annihilated by the ju-88 tailgunners sitting dead six like that on two of them. But still pretty cool. One thing I noticed was the horizon. Not sure I like how the desert looked transitioning to the horizon. Not sure if that is a graphics settings issue though.
  11. Congrats, buddy! Hell my wedding is planned for next June too lol
  12. I'm talking about specifically a 1v1 with a gentleman's pass like GS likes to do as in the above video. Multiplayer server combat situations are completely different. That's one of the reasons I don't do 1v1s anymore.
  13. I learned a lot in a 1v1 situation that the best thing you can do is go vertical. Especially in equal planes. Getting the energy advantage gives you the initiative in the fight and if you avoid making mistakes you can dominate from the second merge onward. anyone who doesn’t immediately go vertical in a 1v1 doesn’t know what they are doing. And I say that as someone who had to learn that the hard way by having someone whoop my ass until I got it.
  14. I like this guys channel but he isn’t the best pilot. He sees the opponent going into the vertical and just assumes it’s for vis as if he is totally unaware of the maneuvering egg. I watched some of his WW2 1v1s and he makes a lot of mistakes
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