Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?




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Steady Shot Fire Control
Updated: 2009-06-22

When I read about this stuff or write about it I tend to come up with ideas. Discussing it also brings this about. This morning I was thinking about adding some bits to the Roll Dampening article and had a wild and crazy idea. Shots are often ruined because of the ship rolling (I have also hear that this can work for aiming some gun types).

I was thinking how horrible it is to set up the perfect shot and then have a wave hit you and your guns are up/down/up. In the back of my mind was lurking the the types of fire control used on modern tanks, where the gun stays on target regardless of the tank bouncing around.

I do not really feel that this sort of problem was of very much impact to real battleships as I don't think they often fought in 30ft swells. I could be wrong here, feel free to contact me if you think so. So I don't think something to counteract a problem that is created by scale is a bad thing.

Two possible Steady shot systems come to mind. Both use an accelerometer. The easy one is to have the fire control system delay the shot until the ship is level (or most level if it has a list). So if you command fire when the ship is rocked way over, the guns may actually wait a half second or so until they come level to fire.

The second has no delay, requires more control and will be obvious to the eye and look cool, but not necessarily appropriate. This method involves training the elevation servos to compensate for the angle of the ship. Advantageous to this type of system is to have the ability to raise the guns above level in a situation where the ship deck is at a depressed angle. So long as the system worked well it should not be a problem but it could be a rules issue. Again this would look very cool, scary even. I do not think any period ship had (or needed) such a stabilization but it is possible that they could have done this (at least later WWII ships).

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