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Old 10th May 2002, 13:14
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Talking Virtual Kangaroos' missile attack stuns army.....

Received this yesterday and thought I'd share it in the spirit of Friday

The reuse of some object-oriented code has caused tactical headaches for Australia's armed forces. As virtual reality simulators assume a larger role in helicopter combat training, programmers have gone to great lengths to increase the realism of their scenarios,including detailed landscapes and - in the case of the Northern Territory's Operation Phoenix - herds of kangaroos (since disturbed animals might well give away a helicopters position).

The head of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation's Land Operations/Simulation division reportedly instructed developers to model the local marsupials' movements and reactions to helicopters.

Being efficient programmers, they just re-appropriated some code originally used to model infantry detachment reactions under the same stimuli, changed the mapped icon from a soldier to a kangaroo, and increased the figures' speed of movement.

Eager to demonstrate their flying skills for some visiting American pilots, the hotshot Aussies "buzzed" the virtual kangaroos in low flight during a simulation. The kangaroos scattered, as predicted, and the visiting Americans nodded appreciatively - then did a double-take as the kangaroos reappeared from behind a hill and launched a barrage of Stinger missiles at the hapless helicopter.

Apparently the programmers had forgotten to remove that part of the infantry coding.

Have a great Weekend!

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Old 10th May 2002, 13:27
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Talking Killer Kangaroos

ROTFL, sounds like a great potential game for the Sony Playstation II: Killer Kangaroos

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Old 11th May 2002, 06:43
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That makes my weekend! It ranks up there with the old one about British Railways, NASA and the chicken-launcher. I wonder what backup disk I archived that one on?


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Old 21st June 2002, 12:21
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Imagin the poor pilot that has to manover around those dirty Roo`s!!!!!!!
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