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    Default US military creates second Earth

    The US Army is building a second version of Earth on computer to help it prepare for conflicts around the world.

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    If anyone can get me a copy, let me know.

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    Default Re: US military creates second Earth

    Earth for windows 3.11 In Virtual earth are the countries still disproportionate to everything else? North America being the center of the universe and all.

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    umm, they make it sound as if its a revolution. Any bugger can create such a thing with adequate programming knowledge. Seriously though, they make it sound as if the yanks are god themselves

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    remember when a simulated plane flying programme was used to train people to fly planes, and then have them flown into the world trade centre..

    couldn't this be used in a similar fashion

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    Quote Originally Posted by flumperino
    remember when a simulated plane flying programme was used to train people to fly planes, and then have them flown into the world trade centre..

    couldn't this be used in a similar fashion
    erm, how?

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    Yea wud b interesting to no m8

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    innit anyone can roam the Earth but not anyone can fly a plane! come on flumperino..

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    what i mean is, if some nasty people could get hold of a programme like that, couldn't they use it to plan and improve military strikes without getting their hands dirty - using differing types of scenarios to obtain maximum carnage etc etc??

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    perhaps but flying simulations were commerically available, from the sounds of things this wont be, itll be purely intended for military use and presumably only at classified levels. admittedly 10/15 years down the line it might be more available but at the moment its probably not a problem

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    I see what you mean flump but it's not like the flight simulator that teaches you technical controls.. It just maps the world in a 3d manner. Maps have been available of the world and its cities for decades so I can't see how this will differ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick 15

    perhaps but flying simulations were commerically available, from the sounds of things this wont be, itll be purely intended for military use and presumably only at classified levels. admittedly 10/15 years down the line it might be more available but at the moment its probably not a problem
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    fair point mate - all i'm thinking is that things that shouldn't ever enter the public domain often have a habit of making their way there anywayz

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee
    I see what you mean flump but it's not like the flight simulator that teaches you technical controls.. It just maps the world in a 3d manner. Maps have been available of the world and its cities for decades so I can't see how this will differ..
    fair nuff mate - i will sleep a little easier 2nite :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flumperino
    what i mean is, if some nasty people could get hold of a programme like that, couldn't they use it to plan and improve military strikes without getting their hands dirty - using differing types of scenarios to obtain maximum carnage etc etc??
    No doubt why the US is building such a program!
    To be able to run through certain scenarios, and view different outcomes, with no loss of life,equipment etc!!
    Imagine the invasion of Afganistan, run through this prog with every conceivable outcome looked into.......it would have saved them a lot of lives and money, and they might have accually caught `ole Osama!!

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    i think flumps point was that although there would be benefits associated with its use potentially the 'nasty people' could run it through to discover the scenario that would cause most destruction/ damage etc because they would know by using the simulation what would be hardest to deal with
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    dudes i managed to kill everyone in simcity....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmuk
    dudes i managed to kill everyone in simcity....
    Ahhh it waas the UFOs in mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonkyfox
    No doubt why the US is building such a program!
    To be able to run through certain scenarios, and view different outcomes, with no loss of life,equipment etc!!
    Imagine the invasion of Afganistan, run through this prog with every conceivable outcome looked into.......it would have saved them a lot of lives and money, and they might have accually caught `ole Osama!!
    Surely if they just stopped bombing there own soldiers that would save more lives..... :nowords:

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulassassin
    Surely if they just stopped bombing there own soldiers that would save more lives..... :nowords:

    Never quite understood the whole friendly fire thing my self, How many times in the recent attacks on iraq, did UK soldiers shoot down US choppers and etc? compared to US doing it to UK, I think there is a major lack of co-ordination on some parts of the militery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhettoMoose
    Never quite understood the whole friendly fire thing my self, How many times in the recent attacks on iraq, did UK soldiers shoot down US choppers and etc? compared to US doing it to UK, I think there is a major lack of co-ordination on some parts of the militery.
    Perhaps its cos the yanks are trigger happy.

    Most British soldiers are not really wanting to go kill people, but do a proffesional job when its required.

    Compare this to the yank approach, where they all want to go and play with their "TOYs".
    They probably actually look forward to it, did you see the television footage of the yanks firing a rocket launcher at a target and when it hit they were all "Whooping" and High Fiving and cheering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbob2002
    Perhaps its cos the yanks are trigger happy.

    Most British soldiers are not really wanting to go kill people, but do a proffesional job when its required.



    I can understand that, I agree we are much more professional, where the US Jus' have to much money/firepower/manpower than they know what to do with it.



    Compare this to the yank approach, where they all want to go and play with their "TOYs".
    They probably actually look forward to it, did you see the television footage of the yanks firing a rocket launcher at a target and when it hit they were all "Whooping" and High Fiving and cheering.

    Yeah I remember that, it was over a slight hill into a building window bay area wasn't it? took 2 shot with the rocket launcher? I remember seeing that on the news as they were on about the US thinking of it as more of a game than a mission.
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