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This sort of shocked me. What, subs don't have fire detectors / smoke alarms?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/worl......4437053/

To be honest, without knowing more of the specifics, I don't really understand how a fire of that sort could possibly cause $400 million of damages in the first place. I wonder if the estimate is somewhat inflated?
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He said he was anxious and wanted to leave work early. What's the problem?
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When was the last time you built a nuclear submarine? The cost has probably risen since then. Smile
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On 2012-07-28 17:10, Kevin Connolly wrote:
When was the last time you built a nuclear submarine? The cost has probably risen since then. Smile


Probably obsolete anyway and this makes a great excuse to refit and even install the latest version of MSWindows.

Still astonished that the story made it into print without drawing criticism and additional questions about the mental health of those involved.

He was anxious and wanted to leave early. That's almost verbatim from the initial release. Gee - glad he was not angry of some other emotion that might have provoked acting out of a nuclear sort with the reactor or the weapons onboard. What next a story where the explaination is: "He said the place was difficult to clean so he used the radioactive water from the reactor?" Smile
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Hi! I was on a sub tender that repaired subs!

The Miami is a fast attack boat meaning no missle deck, just in case anyon gets scared. This is a ship sinker not a city leveler.

The reason for the cost is they first have to clean the air circulation and filtering system which likely means replacing them. Every component is tested to a high level so an item that cot a dollar after testing is $100. They will then xray every wield in the area and clean or replce where the smoke got to since it was in bearthing lots of smoke. That is easily a billion dollar boat and if they find wield damage they could scrap it but 400 million bucks is like qt jobs created so well worth it. Nice class ob boat...tridents are better. Glub glub
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On 2012-07-28 19:54, MagicSanta wrote:...The reason for the cost ...


Even with as many dollars as they quoted the implications of such a person being on a sub still makes me uncomfortable and seems (to me) the larger issue.
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If he has to pay for the damage they are going to take it directly out of his pay every week. Unless he just pays it all up front. Smile
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If he has to pay for the damage they are going to take it directly out of his pay every week. Unless he just pays it all up front. Smile

"Mr. Fury could face life imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 and be ordered to pay restitution, officials said."

As one of the commentators at the story page said, paying off $400 million ain't gonna help his anxiety level any.
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On 2012-07-28 19:54, MagicSanta wrote:...The reason for the cost ...


Even with as many dollars as they quoted the implications of such a person being on a sub still makes me uncomfortable and seems (to me) the larger issue.


What's the largest issue are people who post 10's of thousands of posts here and elsewhere and nothing to show for it. That makes me very uncomfortable. Smile
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He was a yard bird who got a text that upset him. It isn't like he was at sea on a boomer threatening to fire a missle that may or may not exist. He lit was a person not having to go underway thought was a fire which would shut down the work day whike the smoke gets sucked out. He likely never thought of the implications.

I am surprised by the threat of life. Usually yard birds are not punished as harshly as thee service members. We hated 'em because a navy nuc wielder makes like $2.00 an hour and the civilian wielder, likely an ex navy one, made $120 an houe, which is why the navy pays $50k reenlistment and fast advancement to some ratings. I will tell you this, if a bubble head (sub sailor) lit that fire he would have been up for life at hard labor if not death and he would be processed and gone to Levenworth in weeks.
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I thought the fancy looking guy with the mustache was just commenting on how uncomfortable he was around blue collar tradesmen. Smile
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I heard that they guy got a message from someone that his wife or girlfriend was messing around on him and that had something to do with the event. Heard on a local radio station, so don't know veracity.
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What mustached person and what blue color people? They may be tradesmen but they make very good money.
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