Wednesday, August 17, 2005

New meaning to the term "bubblehead"

I'm posting a link to this story, admittedly, not because it's new news, or even all that interesting (other than the strange typo?graph?ical problems th?ey se?em t?o ha?ve over there, ...

...but simply for the dorky picture:
Silverdale, WA --An Officer of the Deck (OOD) trainee on Trident Training Facility�s (TTF) VESUB "Bridge" wears a virtual reality helmet. The VESUB trainer is also equipped with an adjacent classroom with a large screen that displays what the OOD Trainee is seeing in his Head Mounted Visual Display.

Anybody been in one of these virtual simulators? Did you find it helpful/effective?, ... is there an 'R' rated version (or above)?

I think it's deserving of a caption contest. What say you, shipmates?!


At 8:47 AM, Blogger Alex Nunez said...


At 9:15 AM, Blogger jeff said...

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At 9:16 AM, Blogger jeff said...


"With personnel cutbacks inevitable, the US Navy tests a remote control conning system for the Trident class SSBN."

At 11:54 AM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

Yup, been in one. Nope, not all that helpful. But it did provide fodder for wardroom abuse for my best bud, the guy who had never, ever been see sick. Until he put on the goggles, and within 5 minutes had to step out of the simulator to boot into the closest trashcan ;-)

The real caption:
"The inequity between fast attack and boomer sailors seems to have widened with the introduction of the 'Virtual Patrols' that are now replacing traditional underways for SSBNs."

At 11:55 AM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

dag nabit, wrote the post in word, copied and pasted before I noticed it spell checked sae to see :-P

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Rob said...

pbs, that caption was classic!

Friggin' boomer f*gs!

At 6:28 AM, Blogger loddfafnir said...

PBS, I don't think anyone can or will compete with your caption.

At 8:55 AM, Blogger Alex Nunez said...

Here's my entry (a formality, as PBS has the hilarious winning entry):

"Barry's new gaming rig all but ensured that the other guys at the office would never defeat him playing Silent Hunter III again."

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Lubber's Line said...

During recent Fire Control Tracking Party training LT Borg on discovering that the USS Enterprise CVN 65 the “Big E” was the simulated target could be heard saying under his breath “Prepare to be assimilated, resistance is futile!”

Geeess! I am a geek -LL

At 1:26 PM, Blogger bothenook said...

PBS, that was so much better than anything i can come up with. well done.
hehe, boomer f*gs indeed.


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