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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Gun Design - Turret Design
Updated: 2009-06-04

Why not design a turret with a round accumulator at the base of the turret? This design leaves no awkward lump going forward or backward. The design would need bottom space for the entire turret, but other shapes such as a box or veed box could be used for specific spaces. In fact using soldiered copper you could make a custom accumulator box for specific hard to fit turrets. I'm thinking that the actuator for such a design could actually be inside the accumulator or be remotely activated from the outside of the accumulator or perhaps some sort of inside the gun actuator. I need to know more about gun design but am starting to see how they work.

Another idea is about mounting a servo directly to the gun in a way that it can rotate it. I have already seen one method which involves a huge gear and looks like overkill to me. This was the doomsday ship on the WWCC page.

Really a servo is just a motor with a pot geared in (and some other fancy stuff). I don't see why I can't make a custom servo with a gear and a pot, or even a disassembled servo. What if the pot was at the center of the turn axis for the turret (with circular support bearings/slides so the pot wasn't under stress). Then put the servo motor on the inside or outside lip of the turret with a geared arrangement to rotate it. Then for every rotation of the servo motor, the turret rotates perhaps an inch or so, but the central pot registers the change in exact degrees. I bet a stock servo could be taken apart and used in this manner. It would have no idea that the motor and the pot were not turning at the same geared rate.

This thinking leads me to belive that a turret type gun could be made that is basically the same round proportion of the turret itself going down into the ships hull. If I could figure out a servo or electronic firing mechanism, the whole unit could have four wires (or six if using a servo firing control) coming out of it controlling the whole assembly. They would be easy to bolt in place and remove for servicing.

This type of turret would be channel happy with traditional radios taking two channels to operate each turret. And I didn't even touch on gun elevation/depression. Of course the ultimate unit would also have that built in. But with a computer controlled ship, this would be a very simple arrangement indeed.

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