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The Obstinate Lighthouse

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This is the transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.

Americans: "Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a Collision."

Canadians: "Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision."

Americans: "This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course."

Canadians: "No. I say again, you divert YOUR course."

Americans: "THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP."

Canadians: "This is a lighthouse. Your call."

p/s

It's a joke.

 

 

Naval Term II

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NALF   Naval Air Landing Field   
Nav (the)   (1) Navigator, or having to do with navigation. (2) The Navy (USN).   
NavSta   Naval Station.   
Navy Shower   A water saving evolution in which one attempts to get reasonably clean while using as little water as possible. Basically, you wet yourself down, turn off the shower, lather up, then turn the shower back on to rinse off.  
NBC Warfare   Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare.   
Negat   Spoken or abbreviated form of ‘negative.’   
NFG   Non Functional Gear. Written on the sides of inoperative equipment as an indication that they should be replaced or scrapped (float tested). Often corrupted as "No Fucking Good."   
No Joy   No radio contact, or no visual contact. Sometimes used to say "it didn’t work."   

 

Suami Mohon Poligami (lawak)

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Extract from my forum posted by Matang Raja..

Re: Fasa Hidup Lelaki
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2007, 12:55:10 PM »

Suami bin Lelaki

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Terengganu.
 
Isteri binti Perempuan
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Terengganu.
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Puan,

Olimpik London 2012 – bADMINTON

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Menang atau kalah, negara harus berbangga dengan pencapaian Lt Kdr Kehormat Datuk Lee Chong Wei PSSTLDM. Semua rakyat Malaysia memang mengharapkan kemenangan pingat emas dalam acara perseorangan Badminton.

Lin Dan tidak ada kelebihan, saya lihat kedua-dua pemain setara cuma nasib lebih menyebelahi Lin Dan. By the way, 'Bravo Zulu' Datuk.

p/s Lt Kol Army PRC lwn Lt Cdr RMNVR … lawan balik Datuk.

Belajar Twitter

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Panduan Taktikal Twitter

Twitter adalah perkhidmatan rangkaian sosial dalam talian dan perkhidmatan microblogging yang membolehkan pengguna menghantar dan membaca berasaskan teks mesej sehingga 140 aksara, yang dikenali sebagai "tweet".

Ia telah dicipta pada Mac 2006 oleh Jack Dorsey dan melancarkan di bulan Julai. Perkhidmatan yang pesat mendapat populariti di seluruh dunia, dengan lebih 500 juta pengguna aktif tahun 2012, menjana lebih 340,000,000 tweets setiap hari dan mengendalikan lebih 1.6 bilion permintaan carian sehari. Sejak pelancarannya, Twitter telah menjadi salah satu daripada 10 yang terbaik yang paling melawat laman web di Internet, dan telah digambarkan sebagai "SMS Internet.". 
 
Pengguna tidak berdaftar boleh membaca tweet, manakala pengguna berdaftar boleh mengirim tweets melalui antara muka laman web, SMS, atau pelbagai aplikasi untuk mobile devices.
 
Twitter Inc berpusat di San Francisco, dengan pelayan pejabat dan tambahan di New York, Boston, dan San Antonio.Twitter telah dinamakan faktor yang penting dalam Spring Arab dan lain-lain protes politik.



Naval Term I

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Aback Backing a sail is turning it so that the wind hits the front face; the effect is to slow a ship or boat. A sail which is being backed is said to be ‘aback.’ A sailing ship which accidentally goes aback when tacking loses its momentum and is said to be ‘in irons.’ A person is said to be ‘all aback’ when he is confused or surprised.
Abaft Aft of a given point on a ship; e.g. the bridge is abaft the bow.
Acockbill Out of alignment or awry. In original usage, if a sailing ship’s yards were not all aligned, she was said to be "all acockbill." See also SQUARED AWAY.
Active Homing A homing (guidance) method where the missile provides its own signal (typically either radar or sonar) transmissions and homes in on the energy reflected off the target.
Adrift (1) Not secured; scattered about; not properly stowed, or out of place. (2) (RCN) Missing in action. "Oh no, I'm adrift for the meeting and the Bossman'll be there!"
Advance and Transfer Two separate terms involving a ship’s turn. Advance is the forward progress made between the time that the rudder is put over and the time the ship is steady on her new course. Transfer is the horizontal displacement of the ship during the same period of time. Advance is maximized in a turn of 90 degrees or more; transfer is maximized in a turn of 180 degrees or more.
Air Wing The officers and men assigned to the aircraft aboard a ship, whether a carrier (usually referred to as a "carrier airwing") or a smaller vessel (generally referred to as an "air det" (detachment)); the airwing has a separate administrative and operational chain of command.
Aldis (UK) A handheld signaling lamp.
Alpha Mike Foxtrot Acronym for "Adios, Motherfucker". Polite form: "Adios, My Friend." Also seen as initials, ‘AMF.’
Anchor Clanker (1) Boatswain's Mate. (2) (RN) Ordinary seaman. See DECK APE.
Anchor Pool The betting pool on the hour and minute the ship will drop anchor or tie up.
Anchor’s at short stay The ship has been pulled up to the anchor, but the anchor is still lying on the bottom, undisturbed.
Anchor’s aweigh The anchor has left the bottom. Legally, at this point the ship is under way, whether or not it is "making way" (moving through the water under its own power).
Anchor’s up and down The anchor’s flukes have broken free of the bottom, and the shank is more or less vertical. The crown of the anchor is still resting on the bottom.
ARAB (UK) Arrogant Regular Army Bastard.
ASAP As Soon As Possible. Usually spoken as a word, "A
Avast A command which means, basically, "Stop what you’re doing." This term appears to be from the French "Haud Vast," literally "hold fast."
Aweigh (sometimes seen (improperly) as "away") When a ship raises (weighs) anchor, the anchor is said to be aweigh as soon as it is no longer in contact with the sea bottom. From the process of weighing anchor; the sequence of reports is usually as follows:
AWOL Bag A small canvas or vinyl bag used to carry clothing or personal items while on weekend liberty.