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Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:35 pm

It Will Take More Than Celestial Navigation to Hack-Proof the Navy
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Navigation nowadays, however, isn't a skill to be practiced and perfected so much as it is an app, a crosshair-emblazoned button ready to query dozens of satellites in mere milliseconds. It's a bit miraculous really, and notably susceptible to the same threats facing any other networked electronics: cyberattacks.

In light of this realization, the Navy has begun to once again teach the old ways, with a program set to begin next fall that will have all enlisted personnel learning basic celestial navigation, according to the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland (home to the US Naval Academy). The training was eliminated only in 2006, the culmination of a long winding down beginning with a 1996 curriculum review.
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I'm hoping the reporter has his facts wrong. That is just dumb, dumb, dumb. One might decide to teach those at the Naval Academy for no reason other than to punish them, and that's okay, but to teach everyone? sTupid.

Only Quartermasters have [traditionally] been responsible for navigation. Nobody else, save high ranking boatswains, ever need learn it. Ships today (and for about the last half century) have about a half-dozen ways of knowing exactly where they are within a three-foot cube. Even though star-navigation is no longer necessary, even when I retired it was still taught and still practiced, even if only redundantly.

The most interesting method of them all is a 3~6ft 'box' in the Devil that contains a spinning gyro. It is more accurate than sat, or so I'm told. Why it need be I do not know.

I had a bud who was a Quartermaster (QM). He promised to teach me navigation if I would satisfy his homosexual needs. I declined. Told him to find a Mess Cook (CS), as they are always up for new challenges.

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Doctor X » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:11 am

Rum.

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:04 am

Rob Lister wrote:I'm hoping the reporter has his facts wrong.
Probably doesn't know what 'enlisted' means. I'll see if I can find the correct facts.

ETA: yup, sure enough:

Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation
Among the fleet, the Navy ended all training in celestial navigation in 2006, said Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows, a Navy spokeswoman. Then officers' training returned in 2011 for ship navigators, she said. And officials are now rebuilding the program for enlisted ranks; it's expected to begin next fall.
And by "enlisted ranks" I'm sure they really only mean those in the Quartermaster rating.

The Naval Academy is for officers, not enlisted ranks, those go to boot camp and then on to other training schools called "A-schools". Quartermasters would go to an A-school for Quartermasters, etc.

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:19 am

The one skill they do teach everyone in the Navy is firefighting. Because whatever your regular job is, if you are on a boat you need to be able to be a firefighter if the need arises.
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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by sparks » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:59 am

Doctor X wrote:Rum.

Sodomy.

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You make it sound like a bad...


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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Doctor X » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:08 am

Remember, we are not judging you sparks.

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by sparks » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:31 am

:lmao:
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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by hammegk » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:53 pm

Fucking queers, the lot of you.

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Doctor X » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:12 am

Though we thank him for his "service":

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by hammegk » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:05 am

Go take a big one; ass, mouth, or both

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:15 am

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by hammegk » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:18 am

Have you worked up to fire-hydrant size pegs?

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Re: Navy to teach Navigation

Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:20 am

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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