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  1. denel

    Request prayers

    Requesting prayers for recovery for my mother. Had cardiac failure early morning and was able to get help on time. Appreciate fellow members for saying a prayer for her.
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    Contribution of Ulugh Beg to astronomy

    For those like myself who are amateur astronomers and science history enthusiasts. The sextant still survives below the 3 universities in Samarkand. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2018/11/27/the-tragic-story-of-the-man-who-unlocked-the-universe/#551ebec94b0b...
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    Internet services in Azerbaijan - cut

    Was trying to get thru to a friend in Baku for past 3 days. Internet services are down. FInally old fashioned radio comms, Looks like border war is about to start. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/27/armenia-azerbaijan-clashes-live-news
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    HF Comms still matter

    https://www.defensenews.com/battlefield-tech/it-networks/2020/09/22/the-military-renaissance-in-high-frequency-communications/ I could have said this all along; hf remains still supreme. It takes geniuses to figure this out after 2 decades!.
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    Lee Enfield - user thread

    Follow up to: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/lee-enfield-303.311013/ Would like to see in our forum who are the Enfield Affectionados. I have No 4 Mk2 rifle. Just a beautiful rifle overall. Fired in total of 20+ rounds since its was produced. To sportise it would be an insult.
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    Musgrave Rifles

    http://www.musgraverifles.co.za/ Here this is a well known maker. They had folded many years back but bought out and restarted. Beautiful mauser action based rifles.
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    Timeline - 1962

    Very interesting documentary and footage from 1962 conflict.
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    Snakes of Pakistan

    Before people start posting nonsense. This is for reptiles and not people - god knows we all know real humans who are worse. So, please write up experiences or types of snakes in the region. This side, we have the following: . Black Mamba . Green Mamba . Puff Adder . Spitting Cobra ...
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    If there are any folks who are audiophiles - using vaccum tubes. there is a shortage of supply starting - try to get a few stocked up. not sure when the chinese factory will be back in production.
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    Botswana - Coronavirus advisory

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    Madame Xia's contributions

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    Brain Virus

    Thought of posting this. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/09/08/priority-brain-first-computer-virus-created-two-brothers-pakistan-just-wanted-prevent-customers-making-illegal-software-copies/ Back in my younger days when this first hit RSA, those of us in the security establishment were...
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    Gemstones thread.

    Opening this thread on gemstones. I personally collect stones as an enthusiast except for diamond. I prefer sapphire especially from Tanzania or Madagascar or emerald from Zambia or Ethiopia. I am interested in rubies but it is very hard to get them on our continent. Any other collectors?
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    Nobel Prize and TiT? Be serious

    Really... be serious. The man needs to be in a mental asylum and here he speaks of Nobel Prize.
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    Sniper target 3800+m away

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/gun-history-how-sniper-killed-isis-fighter-3871-yards-away-105901 Very interesting
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    While working in the wee hours of night and in thoughts. Came across this. Very very beautiful anadulasian rendition of humd.... Shalom/Salams to all.,...
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    Mecca Attack - 40 years later

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    Transliteration needed

    I stumbled across this singer. Amazing composition. I can make out farsi words 'husn/jamal/humroz/hijr/wosal/mosafi/malal' but cannot entire urdu context. Enjoying my next step into farsi and urdu ghazal poetry.
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    Denel Artillery Reaches new milestone

    http://www.denelotr.co.za/press-article/Denel-Artillery-Reaches-New-Milestone/224 Denel Artillery Reaches New MilestoneYou are here: Media Centre / News & Press 12 November 2019 Denel’s global leadership in long-range artillery was on display last week when record distances and unmatched...
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    Iqbal birthday greetings

    To one of my life guides - Rumi, Iqbal, Ghazali, Hafiz. Paying homage to a giant - Iqbal. May his works live on. I am praying that i get a chance to visit his grave and give my prayers in person.

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