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Old 08-08-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Better.

How about we make it "Manual Loading Torsion Powered Ground Launched Portable Anti- Incendiary Reptile Air Defense Modul" (MLTPGLPAIRDM)
OK. That's the official procurement name so now we need a field name for it. How about Scorpion?
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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OK. That's the official procurement name so now we need a field name for it. How about Scorpion?
The MLTPGLPAIRDM acronym would seem the most convenient. It is pronounced Mih-Ill-Tip-Gul-Pair-Dom, accent on the "Gul."
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I started binge watching this series, but the incredibly long picture of a map at the beginning bored me so much I gave it up<>
Perhaps you have not noticed the map changes every time, according to where the events of the episode take place?
"Your loss . . . "
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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I started binge watching this series, but the incredibly long picture of a map at the beginning bored me so much I gave it up. In any even I did not find the incest, rampant immorality and lack of honor, and the disturbingly graphic violence to be entertaining. However if you take those out or fast forward through those and the endless picture of a map at the beginning, there is only about 5 minutes left to watch in each episode. I liked the books a bit better for a while, but I got bored with the redundancy. However I got a lot further in the books than in the show. The books are faster paced. the show was a bit slow at times. Maybe it got better. I only watched one show after ned nate? the dad got killed. That show was really slow and boring, so I went back to the books, but then they got boring because it was basically the same theme sequence over and over.
Sounds like you get bored easily. Too bad because you're missing a great show. I'm sure the books are great too, but I decided I'm going to wait for the series to end before reading.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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OK. That's the official procurement name so now we need a field name for it. How about Scorpion?
We should see a RFQ for a dozen or so next week?
"hope it's not too late!"
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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That "toothpick" is Valyrian steel and can pierce armor just as easily as a larger sword. If a sword goes through the heart, the eye, or the carotid artery, it doesn't really matter how big the sword was.
Needle is not made of Valerian steel. John Snow had Millken make it for her at Winterfell's forge before he left for the Wall. The only weapon made of Valerian steel at Winterfell was Eddard's "Ice".
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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The only weapon made of Valerian steel at Winterfell was Eddard's "Ice".
Was, indeed.

But Oathkeeper is at Winterfell now, forged from the Valyrian steel of Ice.

The sword remade.

Makes me wonder what the fate of Widow's Wail will be.

...

And Arya now holds the Catspaw assassin's Valyrian steel dagger. I'm still curious as to why Littlefinger gifted to Bran the weapon meant to kill him. Perhaps it's another play to increase the chaos.

Interestingly, I had always assumed that the dagger originally belonged to Littlefinger and that he was the one who sent the assassin, but the HBO series never fingers him as the culprit.

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: la la land
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Sometimes she has been armed with what looks like a small broadsword, but Sunday she had Needle back, it seemed to me?
BTW, while it is important what steel is used, the beauty, power, toughness, and edge of a sword is in the forging. Valerian steel, to be recognized at a glance would have to be something like a Damascene blade.
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In GoT Valyrian steel is the only weapon aside from dragon glass (obsidian) that can kill white walkers. Bran, who can see all things present and future, gave it to Arya so it's pretty clear that in the future we will see little Arya out battling white walkers, or maybe the Night King . But I'm confused as to why littlefinger gave it to Bran, why didn't he give it to Arya himself?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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Possible he didn't realize bran would so quickly regift it. And would have no idea he'd give it to arya until after he saw the sparring session. lol
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Bran seems totally devoid of emotion now. What happened from the time his Uncle Benjen left him and Meera in the godswood near the Wall and his arrival at Winterfell?

He seems very robotic and very different. If being a 3-eyed raven does this, why didn't the original 3-eyed raven act like that? That one actually seemed compassionate.
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