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10 Dec 2012 09:39 AM   |   9881 clicks   |   Yahoo
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nmemkha     
If someone enters the Konami Code does it self-destruct?

10 Dec 2012 06:40 AM
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Captain Steroid    [TotalFark]  
www.france24.com 

My, what a cute little instrument of death. :P

10 Dec 2012 08:18 AM
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Cythraul     
I'll bet the graphics on that game are kick-ass.

10 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
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kbronsito    [TotalFark]  
evidence that the A Team has been sent behind enemy lines to train these guys.

10 Dec 2012 08:57 AM
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zedster    [TotalFark]  
Doesn't the us military have a system like this? I think they found the ps/xbox controllers didn't require as much training

10 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
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Fano    [TotalFark]  
Ho Ho Ho I have a tank

10 Dec 2012 09:43 AM
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Counter_Intelligent     
Suck it, Microsoft!

10 Dec 2012 09:43 AM
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Elegy     
It's nice to see the maker movement become a global phenomenon.

10 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
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USCLaw2010     
They are going to camp at Assad's respawn point aren't they?

10 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
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maggoo     
What's its name? Blue screen of death?

10 Dec 2012 09:45 AM
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Fuggin Bizzy     
Sham II Wow!

10 Dec 2012 09:46 AM
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ltdanman44     
Meh, everyone knows it only takes 3 hits to bring down a tank

bf2.free-gfx.com


two hits if you get the treads

10 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
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airsupport     
Incidentally, closer inspection reveals the latest achievement of Syrian rebels: a home-made armoured vehicle waiting to be deployed.

10 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
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Onkel Buck     
i781.photobucket.com

10 Dec 2012 09:48 AM
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offmymeds     
cdn.gajitz.com

10 Dec 2012 09:48 AM
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ubermensch     

zedster: Doesn't the us military have a system like this? I think they found the ps/xbox controllers didn't require as much training


You are correct, sir

10 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
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Bendal     
So when it gets a flat tire, how do you change it? The tire skirts look like they're welded to the body armor.

/even a light AT weapon is going to do some serious damage to that thing
//or a heavy MG

10 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
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FarkedOver     

Bendal: So when it gets a flat tire, how do you change it? The tire skirts look like they're welded to the body armor.

/even a light AT weapon is going to do some serious damage to that thing
//or a heavy MG


It actually looks like there are hinges where the tires are covered.

10 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
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cgraves67     

Bendal: So when it gets a flat tire, how do you change it? The tire skirts look like they're welded to the body armor.

/even a light AT weapon is going to do some serious damage to that thing
//or a heavy MG


I was thinking the same thing. Real proof that the Assad regime is on its last leg is that this thing hasn't been laughed at and destroyed.

10 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
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Grand_Moff_Joseph    [TotalFark]  
So, the rebels just type in 'giveusatank' and it magically appears, right?

10 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
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my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

Bendal: So when it gets a flat tire, how do you change it? The tire skirts look like they're welded to the body armor.

/even a light AT weapon is going to do some serious damage to that thing
//or a heavy MG


I'm imagining someone throwing a grenade underneath it, or just a mine/IED for that matter. Not exactly the most robust "tank" i've ever seen, but I guess if I was in a small-arms fight I would rather be in that than standing naked in the street.

/In the land of small-bore weapons, the half-assedly armored man is king

10 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
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Nurglitch     
While I admire the enthusiasm, I think that they could have done something more productive with their spare time, like nothing. I like tanks, but I admit that their utility is nigh zero, and that home-brew like this is literally a logistical deficit.

10 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
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drjekel_mrhyde     

Counter_Intelligent: Suck it, Microsoft!


Sony will just install a rootkit, and they will have to spend months in court to get it to turn back on

10 Dec 2012 09:57 AM
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Im_Gumby     
blog.truecar.com

oh boy... is this great?!

10 Dec 2012 09:57 AM
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toraque    [TotalFark]  
Okay, the advertisers for World Of Tanks have officially crossed the line with this one.

10 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
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tom baker's scarf     
AFV maybe. Tank no. Wheels make it an AC at best.

If this was in a Command Decision game it think we wouldn't force the -2 moral roll to infantry within 10 cm rule due to the fact that it is more funny looking than threatening.

10 Dec 2012 09:59 AM
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Im_Gumby     
What it looked like before the armor was welded on:

www.autoinsane.com

10 Dec 2012 09:59 AM
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HenryFnord    [TotalFark]  
I wonder if it uses haptic technology

10 Dec 2012 10:01 AM
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Digitalstrange     

zedster: Doesn't the us military have a system like this? I think they found the ps/xbox controllers didn't require as much training


Essentially. Game designers have spent a few decades now developing the most intuitive way for people to remote pilot military devices. It only makes sense that people wanting it to be done for real would use that research, especially since the young men they want to do the piloting are likely already pretty familiar with the controls.

10 Dec 2012 10:05 AM
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StevieKo     
Up up down down left right left right start

10 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
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Englebert Slaptyback     

Syrian Rebels Now Have a Tank Powered by a Playstation Controller


Does this phrasing bother anyone else?

The tank is not powered by a PS controller; it is powered by a diesel engine. One part of the vehicle is operated via PS controller.

10 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
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StopLurkListen     

tom baker's scarf: AFV maybe. Tank no. Wheels make it an AC at best.

If this was in a Command Decision game it think we wouldn't force the -2 moral roll to infantry within 10 cm rule due to the fact that it is more funny looking than threatening.


However, their bravery in opposing an oppressive regime is worthy of respect, no matter how "funny looking" you think their armor is...

i1019.photobucket.com

10 Dec 2012 10:08 AM
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pi8you     
www.france24.com
That's no DualShock, some sort of cheap PC pad styled after it, most likely. Those missing analog sticks would probably be pretty handy had they gone with the real deal.

10 Dec 2012 10:12 AM
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Metal     
Wow that looks like crap. I can't wait for the follow up.

10 Dec 2012 10:12 AM
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Psycoholic_Slag     
As rebels go, you've got to hand it to these guys. Sling shot mortars, anti-aircraft cannon mounted on Toyota pickups, hand made tanks. I like these guys.

10 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
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Fish in a Barrel     
But without auto-aim, how do they hope to hit anything? Should have gone with keyboard/mouse setup.

/flame on!

10 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
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offmymeds     

Cythraul: I'll bet the graphics on that game are kick-ass.


Yeah, but the lag sucks.

10 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
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washington-babylon     

Englebert Slaptyback: Syrian Rebels Now Have a Tank Powered by a Playstation Controller


Does this phrasing bother anyone else?

The tank is not powered by a PS controller; it is powered by a diesel engine. One part of the vehicle is operated via PS controller.


Came here to say this. If only the rest of the world knew how much power was stored inside of a controller... I mean, it can power an entire armored car! We need to research controller-based fuel cells immediately!

10 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
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MilesTeg     
upload.wikimedia.org

10 Dec 2012 10:26 AM
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MadSkillz     

Psycoholic_Slag: As rebels go, you've got to hand it to these guys. Sling shot mortars, anti-aircraft cannon mounted on Toyota pickups, hand made tanks. I like these guys.


The aa on a Toyota is called a technical, I believe.

10 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
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zedster    [TotalFark]  

Psycoholic_Slag: anti-aircraft cannon mounted on Toyota pickups


it's called a technical Link

10 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
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MFAWG     

Psycoholic_Slag: As rebels go, you've got to hand it to these guys. Sling shot mortars, anti-aircraft cannon mounted on Toyota pickups, hand made tanks. I like these guys.


To paraphrase Don Rumsfeld: 'you have the revolution with the arms you have, not the arms you wish to have'.

10 Dec 2012 10:31 AM
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kbronsito    [TotalFark]  

Im_Gumby: What it looked like before the armor was welded on:

[www.autoinsane.com image 400x233]


this could also explain why they haven't toppled Assad yet. They keep shooting at his men, but kill none of them.

10 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
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ObscureNameHere     

MilesTeg: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x188]


Ah Battlezone.

Useful Tip from 1981:
Do not set your root-beer beside the joysticks when you go to play it. The damn front is sloped and it will slide off and spill on the floor. You will then flee to the bus outside and hide until the rest stop time is done and you resume the class trip to Ottawa.

10 Dec 2012 10:37 AM
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offmymeds     

USCLaw2010: They are going to camp at Assad's respawn point aren't they?


www.gamergirltay.com

10 Dec 2012 10:40 AM
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Begoggle     
I submitted this with a better headline.
Seriously, "Not News, News, Fark", is lame.

10 Dec 2012 10:45 AM
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Sweaty Dynamite     
Looks like something those douchebags at Red Jacket Firearms would come up with. I wonder how many scripted cuss fits fatass Will had to have to get that thing running.

10 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
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Antimatter     
You know, I always wondered if our engineers and such could do a better job at this.

I mean, think of it as junkyard wars for actual war. I have to wonder if you gave out guys the same stuff, on a time limit, what would they come up with?

10 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → A B A

10 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
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FatherChaos     

nmemkha: If someone enters the Konami Code does it self-destruct?


No, the driver gets 30 lives! Duh!

And for those of you who didn't grow up in the 80s and don't know the Konami code:

↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → B A

10 Dec 2012 11:04 AM
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