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(Forbes)   Mystery unmanned craft seen off Florida may be secret spy vessel ...or a new shark species that goes by the name SHARC   (forbes.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 3:40:25 PM  
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2020-06-29 3:22:41 PM  
9 votes:
That "sharc" is a vicious predator. It ate a girl this morning. Pretty gruesome. To make matters worse, she had dandruff!

The rescuers knew this because they found her head and shoulders on the beach.
 
2020-06-29 3:55:20 PM  
6 votes:

Coincidentally_Ironic: Al Roker's Forecast: That "sharc" is a vicious predator. It ate a girl this morning. Pretty gruesome. To make matters worse, she had dandruff!

The rescuers knew this because they found her head and shoulders on the beach.

The Challenger era would like its jokes back.


Everything from that era is washed up.
 
2020-06-29 3:53:04 PM  
5 votes:
What an unidentified craft off the Florida Coast May look like:

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2020-06-29 3:46:33 PM  
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Magorn: The Navy's sub-hunting Wave Glider is known as Sensor Hosting Autonomous Research Craft, or SHARC. In 2011 the Navy started equipping their experimental SHARC gliders with the 'Towed Array Integrated "L"  (TAIL),' a passive towed acoustic array. This is a set of specialized sensitive hydrophones which take advantage of the glider's quiet propulsion to pick up distant marine engines. (It also gives the acronym SHARC TAIL).

I don't know how good the Modern Towed arrays are, but I do know the mid-80's version that US subs towed behind them was so good a sub off the coast of  California was able to identify a freighter in the Sea of Japan because it's propeller had a slight nick in it that gave it a distinctive sound


Like whales humping?
 
2020-06-29 5:08:11 PM  
4 votes:
It's a giant dolphin... with rabies... 
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2020-06-29 3:55:15 PM  
4 votes:
That's an Imperial Probe Droid.
 
2020-06-29 3:35:51 PM  
4 votes:
Dangerboat.
 
2020-06-29 3:33:10 PM  
3 votes:

Al Roker's Forecast: That "sharc" is a vicious predator. It ate a girl this morning. Pretty gruesome. To make matters worse, she had dandruff!

The rescuers knew this because they found her head and shoulders on the beach.


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2020-06-29 6:38:50 PM  
2 votes:

Truck Fump: The antenna array looks to be a direction finding array. For the marine band, 150 mhz.


Mm. Thank you, Mr Data.

/snaps tunic into place
 
2020-06-29 4:10:14 PM  
2 votes:
SHARCNADO?
 
2020-06-29 4:00:52 PM  
2 votes:

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: That's an Imperial Probe Droid.


It's a good bet the Empire knows we are here..
 
2020-06-29 9:09:55 PM  
1 vote:
I'm a SHARC.  Suck my DIC
 
2020-06-29 5:55:26 PM  
1 vote:

baronbloodbath: What an unidentified craft off the Florida Coast May look like:

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Compliance.
 
2020-06-29 3:43:33 PM  
1 vote:
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/steaming piles of shiat
//crappy IO and failure to embrace Moores law
///COTS x86 ended up eating their lunch
 
2020-06-29 3:39:30 PM  
1 vote:

Al Roker's Forecast: That "sharc" is a vicious predator. It ate a girl this morning. Pretty gruesome. To make matters worse, she had dandruff!

The rescuers knew this because they found her head and shoulders on the beach.


The Challenger era would like its jokes back.
 
2020-06-29 3:38:43 PM  
1 vote:
The Navy's sub-hunting Wave Glider is known as Sensor Hosting Autonomous Research Craft, or SHARC. In 2011 the Navy started equipping their experimental SHARC gliders with the 'Towed Array Integrated "L"  (TAIL),' a passive towed acoustic array. This is a set of specialized sensitive hydrophones which take advantage of the glider's quiet propulsion to pick up distant marine engines. (It also gives the acronym SHARC TAIL).

I don't know how good the Modern Towed arrays are, but I do know the mid-80's version that US subs towed behind them was so good a sub off the coast of  California was able to identify a freighter in the Sea of Japan because it's propeller had a slight nick in it that gave it a distinctive sound
 
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