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Elvis Presley, Got, and Elvis: In 1956, Elvis Presley got his Polio vaccine in front of the press. As an influential figure, this act helped raise vaccine rates from 75% to 90%

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Brains, Complex, and Fucking: fuckingflying I hate linguistic anthropology. Why? One of the most influential experiments in linguistic anthropology involved teaching a chimp asl. One of the most influential linguistics is named Noam Chomsky. You know what the chimp's name was? Nim Chimpsky Fucking monkey purn And this is in textbooks, in documentaries, everywhere. And everyone just IGNORES THIS GOD AWFUL PUN cause of how important the experiment was. But BUT LOOK AT THIS SHIT. FUCKING NIM CHIMPSKY. I HATE THIS WHOLE FIELD. dendritic-trees Its not just the linguistic anthropologists. There's a group of very important genes that determine if your body develops in the right shape/ organization... they are called the hedgehog genes, because fruit fly geneticists are all ridiculous. The different hedgehog genes are all named after different hedgehogs. And then someone decided to get clever and name one "sonic hedgehog" because this is just what fruitfly geneticists do. Well sonic hedgehog controls brain development, and now actual doctors are stuck in the position of explaining to grieving parents that their child's lethal birth defects or life-threatening tumors are caused by a "sonic hedgehog mutation". And this is why no one will invite the fruit fly people to parties error-404-fuck-not-found Biogeochemical scientists, upon discovering the complex mechanisms that govern the storage and use of molecular iron on our planet, decided to call this cycle "the ferrous wheel" We groaned about that for at least five solid minutes. callmegallifreya The phenomenon of sneezing when exposed to sudden bright light is called an Autosomal-dominant Compelling Helio Opthalmic Outburst. ACHOO Half a byte of data is a nibble. theactualcluegirl An unidentified, repetitive computer error is called a Bug, because the first one of those they discovered to be the fault of a moth fluttering against the vacuum tubes I think we need to admit that academics and engineers are lonely, stressed people whose brains go funny places when deprived of sleep and fed too much coffee instead sonic hedgehog
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John Lennon, Memes, and Time: John Lennon was murdered 38 years ago today. RIP to one of the most influential musicians of all time.

John Lennon was murdered 38 years ago today. RIP to one of the most influential musicians of all time.

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Computers, Life, and Siri: Todd Howard (video game designer) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Todd Howard is an American video game designer, director, and producer. He currently serves as director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, where he has led the development of the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. GamePro magazine named Howard one of the "Top 20 Most Influential People in Gaming" over the last 20 years, 1 He was named one of IGN's "Top Game Creators of All Time"2 Todd Howard Contents Early life 2 Career 2.1 Bethesda Softworks 2.2 Speaker 3 Awards and recognition 4 References 5 External links Early life Howard was born in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. He developed an interest in computers, particularly video games, at a Howard in 2010 This article is semi-protected until April 25, 2018, due to vandalism <p><a href="http://serketssecret.tumblr.com/post/173240250914/vvarhound-lesbianrey-hey-siri-add-to-calendar" class="tumblr_blog">serketssecret</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://vvarhound.tumblr.com/post/172807764340/lesbianrey-hey-siri-add-to-calendar-vandalize" class="tumblr_blog">vvarhound</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lesbianrey.tumblr.com/post/164298174870/hey-siri-add-to-calendar-vandalize-todd-howards" class="tumblr_blog">lesbianrey</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>hey siri add to calendar ‘vandalize todd howard’s wikipedia page’ on april 25th, 2018</p></blockquote> <p>the day approaches</p> </blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1f1f0162eca392685823815a0fd84d76/tumblr_inline_p7nlyqjFya1qgka3a_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="451"/></figure></blockquote>

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Anaconda, Anime, and Bad: MASTERPOST OF LITERALLY EVERYTHING baku: ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it Art: Painting tutorial Female/male arms Kneeling + Sitting ref Dragon head view tutorial SAI brushes 86786 Drawing expressions Sai Brushes 1 NGE colour palette 1 100+ colour palletes Avoiding same face Face contours/highlighting  free art MyPaint Body anatomy help 1 How to shift images using blur in PS Drawing clothe folding How to draw ice Colour palette 1 Colour palette 2 SAI brush settings 2 SAI/PS pixel brushes Warm/Cool gray Flower crown tutorial Skin colour palette Pink colour sheet How to draw buttsthighs The male torso Drawing glowing stuff in SAI Drawing horse/animal legs on humans Drawing clouds Muscular male with bow stock photos Pastel colours Drawing grass fields in SAI ExpressionsLegs All about the human body 20+ colour palettes  Colour conversion Kissing ref Creature design  Colour meanings Creating expression Tutorial masterpost (100+) Lineart Canine How to colour Pose studies Feline comparisons How to draw penis Leaf pressing 100+ anatomy references  How to draw folds SAI brushes 3 Sitting poses Colour palette 4 Cloud painting How to draw 3D rooms Colour info Colouring ref Hair tutorial Clothing ref Bodies and poses SAI brushes 5 Colour scheme designer Folding ref HeadsAngles  Paint tool SAI masterpost Drawing ref masterpost (10+) Hair+Fur How to draw faces SAI brushes 4 Anatomy of mutant humans What should I draw? Free art software pastel colour ref Mass art ref Soft SAI brushes ways to draw stuff SAI brush settings baseball cap ref Penis ref Drawing human wings Cool free art software Huge art ref Colour blender 2 SAI brushes Photoshop for free  Writing: Inspiration 1 Instead of ‘whispered’ Music for writing fight scenes Writing fantasy Emotions vocab sheet How to reveal character Writers block resource Writing a death scene BIO help Music to help you write Writing prompt generators Got writers block? How to torture a character Degrees of emotion ULTIMATE writing ref, 500+ Character names Body language 25 days of fic HOW TO DRAW ANYTHING Writing people of colour nanowrimo start kit character flaws General:  Becoming an adult masterpost cute OTP things Resource masterpost For bored people Anime + Manga recs how to make a blanket nest Getting an apartment what should i read next? If you’re bored Delete tourists from photos Cute pet nicknames Family tree explained  Pulling an all nighter  masterpost of themes/pixels/emoticons List of demon names Demons Deities in the bible Moss graffiti  Types of attraction Trampoline = outside bed College textbooks God masterpost Creepypasta OTP necklaces Super silky summer legs Plastic keychains How to write cover letters make music on itunes sound great Documentarys  Classic lit Makeup: Black/gold ref 1 Cosplay eye makeup Halloween eye gore makeup (tw eye gore) Rotting skin halloween makeup Eyeliner ref bloody halloween nails Gender: Getting gender-neutral pronouns on facebook Backgrounds: Pokemon mystery dungeons iphone Ghosty backgrounds  Themes/pixel/backgrounds Clothing:  1000+ everything clothing ref Awesome jackets Cheer up/Be happy If you’re having a bad night Movies to watch when you’re down Confidence Sowing: 8ft giant squid pattern Food: Cheeseburger cupcakes Deep-dish cookie for one Exercise:  Burning stomach fat Games: PokéRadar guide Play pokémon games online Pkmn Shiny hunting guide Animal crossing new leaf face/hair guide Free RPG games Mental health: Talking about your mental health
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America, Arguing, and Crime: ITS EASY TO FORGET THAT FOR DECADES THE U.S. HAD A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WAS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. WE HAD THE FINEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, PATIENTS RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE, AND THOUSANDS OF PRIVATELY FUNDED CHARITIES PROVIDED HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE PO0 RON PAUL TURNING POINT USA <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/165630900777/bushmeat-said-when-they-tell-you-how-ghastly" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bushmeat.tumblr.com/" title="bushmeat">bushmeat</a> said:</p><blockquote><p>When they tell you how ghastly socialised healthcare is, remember what they are saying is absolute bullshit <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253</a></p></blockquote><p>If I had a nickel every time some leftist moron linked to a World Healthcare Organization or Commonwealth Fund study, well, I would have a shitload of nickels.</p><p>Since my previous source’s website is currently down–<a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/142352613032/that-red-guy-montypla-weaselwonderworld">which I’ve used in the past</a> to slap this idiotic notion that other countries’ healthcare systems are somehow superior the US’s private system–I’ll instead point to this <a href="https://object.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf">other great explanation</a> by the folks over at CATO on why this pathetic claim is always made by these left-wing think-tanks:</p><blockquote><p><i> The debate over how to reform America’s health care sector often involves comparisons between the United States and other countries, and with good reason. Looking at other countries can help us learn which policies, if any, to emulate, and which to avoid. </i></p><p><i>There have been many attempts at international health care system comparisons.Among the most influential are the World Health Report 2000 published by the World Health Organization, several studies published by the Commonwealth Fund, and individual measures such as infant mortality and “mortality amenable to health care.” Generally in these studies, the United States performs poorly in comparison to Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, scholars often use the studies to argue for adding even more government regulations to our already highly regulated health care system. </i></p><p><i>However, these studies suffer from several problems. First, they often rely on unadjusted aggregate data—such as life expectancy, or mortality from heart disease—that can be affected by many non–health care factors, including nutrition, exercise, and even crime rates. Second,they often use process measures, such as how many patients have received a pap smear or mammogram in the past three years. Process measures tell us what doctors do, but provide only an indirect measure of doctors’ productivity. Third, some of these studies inappropriately incorporate their own biases about financing in their statistics, which makes market-driven health systems appear worse even if their outcomes are similar or better. </i></p><p><i>An additional limitation of these studies is the omission of any measure of innovation. None of the best-known studies factor in the contribution of various countries to the advances that have come to characterize the current practice of health care in the developed world. </i></p><p><i>Every single health care test or treatment must be invented at some point. We would be living in a different world today were it not for the remarkable genius and hard work of health care inventors in the past, as well as investments from government health agencies and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The health care issues commonly considered most important today—controlling costs and covering the uninsured— arguably should be regarded as secondary to innovation, inasmuch as a treatment must first be invented before its costs can be reduced and its use extended to everyone. </i><br/></p></blockquote><p>Furthermore, from another Glen Whitman <a href="https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp101.pdf">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i> Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present them as an objective measure of the relative performance of national health care systems. They are not. The WHO rankings depend crucially on a number of underlying assumptions- some of them logically incoherent, some characterized by substantial uncertainty, and some rooted in ideological beliefs and values that not everyone shares. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO health care rankings result from an index of health-related statistics. As with any index, it is important to consider how it was constructed, as the construction affects the results. </i><br/></p><p><i> There is good reason to account for the quality of care received by a country’s worst-off or poorest citizens. Yet the Health Distribution and Responsiveness Distribution factors do not do that.Instead, they measure relative differences in quality, without regard to the absolute level of quality. To account for the quality of care received by the worst-off, the index could include a factor that measures health among the poor, or a health care system’s responsiveness to the poor. This would, in essence, give greater weight to the well-being of the worst off.  Alternatively, a separate health performance index could be constructed for poor households or members of disadvantaged minorities. These approaches would surely have problems of their own, but they would at least be focused on the absolute level of health care quality, which should be the paramount concern. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO rankings, by purporting to measure the efficacy of health care systems, implicitly take all differences in health outcomes not explained by spending or literacy and attribute them entirely to health care system performance. Nothing else, from tobacco use to nutrition to sheer luck, is taken into account. </i></p><p><i>To some extent, the exclusion of other variables is simply the result of inadequacies in the data. It is difficult to get information on all relevant factors, and even more difficult to account for their expected effects on health. But some factors are deliberately excluded by the WHO analysis on the basis of paternalistic assumptions about the proper role of health systems. An earlier paper laying out the WHO methodological framework asserts, “Problems such as tobacco consumption, diet, and unsafe sexual activity must be included in an assessment of health system performance.” </i></p><p><i>In other words, the WHO approach holds health systems responsible not just for treating lung cancer, but for preventing smoking in the first place; not just for treating heart disease, but for getting people to exercise and lay off the fatty foods. <br/></i></p><p><i> Second, the WHO approach fails to consider people’s willingness to trade off health against other values. Some people are happy to give up a few potential months or even years of life in exchange for the pleasures of smoking, eating, having sex, playing sports, and so on. The WHO approach, rather than taking the public’s preferences as given, deems some preferences better than others (and then praises or blames the health system for them). </i></p><p><i>A superior (though still imperfect) approach would take people’s health-related behavior as given, and then ask which health systems do the best job of dealing with whatever health conditions arise.<br/></i></p></blockquote><p>In other words, its a bunch of meaningless cherry-picked measurements framed in a way to make the private system appear terrible in order to push for more socialized medicine.  </p><p>Despite all of it’s flaws, which are usually thanks to government market intervention, the United States still has the best health care system on the entire goddamn planet per capita.  It’s most likely that the life-saving equipment and procedures that are used in other hellholes using slave healthcare to save lives are thanks to us.  </p><p>You’re welcome.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b97a460c917c68f3900de0bc46e50c59/tumblr_inline_owpcxquafE1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>
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America, Family, and Lol: MEIHLIFGNG COSTCNTES IF I WINI GET TO KILL YOu WHOLE FAMILY! SCREW IT.. HAT'S.. POLITICAL FTAG CONTES WOW YOURE THE REAL FASCIST! SNOWFLAKE!! WHAT ABOUT FREE SPEECH? THUG! (c) 2017 Armando Alemán <p><a href="http://thisisspinaltapprivilege.tumblr.com/post/157092415770/russian-support-antiracistantipepe" class="tumblr_blog">thisisspinaltapprivilege</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hominishostilis.tumblr.com/post/157091134728/russian-support-antiracistantipepe" class="tumblr_blog">hominishostilis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://russian-support.tumblr.com/post/156876326382/antiracistantipepe-zog-agent-brokencannon" class="tumblr_blog">russian-support</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://antiracistantipepe.tumblr.com/post/156862511144/brokencannon-this-is-cthulhu-privilege" class="tumblr_blog">antiracistantipepe</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://zog-agent.tumblr.com/post/156862284272/this-is-cthulhu-privilege" class="tumblr_blog">zog-agent</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://brokencannon.tumblr.com/post/156862201225/liquored-up-rifleman-what-does-this-mean" class="tumblr_blog">brokencannon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://this-is-cthulhu-privilege.tumblr.com/post/156861288607/liquored-up-rifleman-what-does-this-mean" class="tumblr_blog">this-is-cthulhu-privilege</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mt7bRW0SxXn21UVIyAF03HQ">@liquored-up-rifleman</a>, what does this mean?</p></blockquote> <p>Antifa is filled with womanlets that can’t progress past the deviant art stage of drawing.</p> </blockquote> <p>Holy shit</p> </blockquote> <p>He’d still kill her tbh</p> </blockquote> <p>Wtf is this?</p> </blockquote> <p>I like how it’s implied that Nazis are some kind of strong, influential political force in modern day America when the exact opposite is true, lol</p> <p>And that the people Antifa have been attacking are *actually Nazis* and not just people they <i>call </i>Nazis for disagreeing with them.</p> </blockquote> <p>There’s so much to love about this comic but my favorite is that the protagonist has to leave and come back with Protest Gear™ in order to be violent toward this strawman.</p> </blockquote>
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Anna, Birthday, and Black History Month: <p>Black history month day 14: social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglas.</p> <p>Frederick Douglas was born a slave in Maryland in February of 1818. It is likely that his father was also his first master. He celebrated his birthday on February 14, although there is no official record of his date of birth. He was taught the basics of reading by his master&rsquo;s wife, but her husband discouraged it believing that an education would draw slaves to want freedom. Douglass later insisted that education was the pathway to freedom, and his eloquence stunned many people and challenged the idea that blacks were not capable of being educated enough to enter society as free citizens. In fact, Douglass was so well spoken that many accused him of having never been a slave.</p> <p>Douglass wrote several autobiographies. Describing his experiences as a slave. His 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, became a bestseller and was influential in promoting the cause of abolition, as was his second book, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). </p> <p>After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active abolitionist as well as a women&rsquo;s suffragist. He was active in the Republican Party. Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ticket. </p> <p>After escaping slavery, Douglass married a free black woman, Anna Murray and the two remained married for over 40 years and had several children. After Anna died, Douglass remarried to a white feminist and abolitionist named Helen Pitts. Though interracial marriage was certainly rare at the time, Pitts and Douglass were quite in love and paid no mind to detractors, many within their own families. Douglass responded to the criticisms by saying that his first marriage had been to someone the color of his mother, and his second to someone the color of his father.</p>
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Africa, Black History Month, and Children: <p>Black history month day 6: Olaudah Equiano.<br/></p> <p>Olaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vaasa, was a prominent African in London. He was a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade. His autobiography, published in 1789, helped in the creation of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which ended the African trade for Britain and its colonies. Equiano was part of the Sons of Africa, an abolitionist group composed of prominent Africans living in Britain, and he was active among leaders of the anti-slave trade in the 1780s.</p> <p>Equiano’s book, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African”, is one of the earliest-known examples of published writing by an African writer to be widely read in England. By 1792, it was a best seller: it has been published in Russia, Germany, Holland, and the United States. It was the first influential slave narrative of what became a large literary genre. Equiano’s experience in slavery was quite different from that of most slaves as he did not participate in field work. Rather, he served his owners personally and went to sea, was taught to read and write, and worked in trading. Even after his freedom he continued to be an explorer and travel extensively everywhere from the Arctic to the United States.</p> <p>His Life as a freed slave was stressful, and he suffered from suicidal thoughts until he became a born-again Christian and found peace in his faith. He married in English woman, Susannah Cullen, and together they had two children.</p>

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Books, Computers, and Life: John Green ("author") From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "John" Michael Green ("born" August 24, 1977) is an "American" author of young adult fiction. "He" "won" the 2006 Printz Award for "his" debut "novel", Looking for Alaska, 2 and "his" sixth novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012.13]14] In 2014, Green was "included" in Time magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential "People" in the World.51 Another film based on one of "his" novels, Paper Towns, was "released" on July 24, 2015 Aside from being a "novelist", Green is also "well known" for "his" YouTube ventures. In 2007, "he" launched the VlogBrothers channel with "his" "brother", Hank Green. Since then, John and "Hank" have launched events such as Project for "Awesome" and VidCon and "created" a total of 11 online series, including Crash Course, an "educational" channel teaching" literature, history, and science, later joined by courses in economics, US government, astronomy, and politics.(6 "John" Green Contents [hide] 1 Early life and career 2 Writings 3 Public image 4 Other projects 4.1 CrashCourse 4.2 VlogBrothers 4.3 VidCon 4.4 Project for Awesome 4.5 Mental Floss 4.6 Film producing Green at VidCon 2014 "Born" John Michael Green August 24, 1977 (age 38) Indianapolis, Indiana, US Occupation "Author" Nationality American" Citizenship "American" "Education" В.А., English and Religious 5 Personal life 6 Works 6.1 Books studies memeufacturing: i forewent my 6 month wikipedia ban by editing scare quotes into john green’s wikipedia article using the school computers and now my school library has a 1 week IP-ban from editing wikipedia 

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Arsenal, Community, and Energy: AC-409 MK III VALKYRIE LCARS 14785 FEDERATION ATTACK FIGHTER KEY: Warp Coils Nav Array Bussard Radome Advanced Tactical Sensor Suite Twin Tandem ITD-900 Impulse Drive Nozzle Engine Systems Maintainence Bays 11.1cm Type ll Ablative Hull Armor (11.5cm OCP) Type VI Phaser Arrays (78 degrees firing arc, 2 forward & 2 aft) Micro Torpedo Launchers (2 with 24 micro torpedoes each) Standard RCS Thruster Assembly Type XIII Deflector 390 Isoton/s Shield Emitters Type XII Pulse Fire Phaser Cannon Mark XXVII Photon Torpedoes Torpedo Launcher (5 Photon or 15 Micro) Type V Micro Photon Torpedoes Long/Short Range Subspace Antennae M-142 RF Mass Driver Twin-Mount Type l Tetryon Pulse Phase Cannon ECM/ECCM Pods (countermeasures) Mark I Hellborne Torpedo Tactical Sensor Suite Arrays Hell-Hound Cluster Bomb LCARS ACCS 2315006 auctorlucan: AC-409 Mk III Valkyrie Federation Attack Fighter by Auctor-Lucan These are the space fighters the Lone-Wolves Squadron use in Star Trek: Theurgy. While they were inspired by the old Gryphon-class fighters originally designed by KadenDark (http://galen82.deviantart.com/), the 3D model was a commissioning done by Pinarci on DeviantArt (http://pinarci.deviantart.com/) via his Fiverr account (https://www.fiverr.com/mehmetpinarci). The model and its concept is owned by me, but this project could not have turned out the way it did without Pinarci. Original idea, edits, texts and add-ons to the 3D render of the ships were made by yours truly.Projects like these are a process, and this proved to be a long one with a lot of revisions, but in the end, Pinarci exceeded all expectations and then some. While 3D artists in general might provide excellent overall work, he excel in this specific field. He is *the* 3D shipbuilder out there, and if anyone has need to make spaceships for games or animations, look no further. ————————————————————————————— BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  TACTICAL CONN THE VALKYRIE PROGRAM The formation of the Starfleet Aerospace Command is heavily influenced by the successful deployment of Peregrine-class fighters aboard the starships serving as carriers in the fleet, yet the USS Theurgy does not hold a squadron of Peregrine-class fighter aboard, but the more developed Valkyrie-class. Namely, the prototype Mk III version, a superior fighter that make use of recent advances in technology. The year 2375 - after the conclusion of the Dominion War - the AC-409 Mk I Valkyries were deployed. These fighters were assigned to the USS Typhon [TNG game: Star Trek: Invasion]. They were initially designed as a carrier-based fleet engagement craft. Initially, the design proved successful, with a high survivability rate matching the heavy fire power available to bring down larger ships. In learning that a full squadron of Valkyries would still require a lot of support from for engagements of a Dominion-War level threat, Starfleet deemed that the attack fighter needed an upgrade. By 2381, these fighters are still being deployed in fairly limited numbers - shuffled around the fleet. Another development at the time was that a group of influential admirals in the fleet demanded to form a new - evaluational - department that hand-picked the Conn officers with the most tactical training. It was the only way, they reckoned, to ensure that the fleet used the right kind of pilots for these fighters. The original score of 400 personnel -  the fleets new Tactical Conn officers - served as the foundation for a new and more organised department for fighter pilots. They accepted only the highest scoring Conn or fight-trained Security or Tactical Cadets, and then dealt them another year of training in the fields they lacked from their Academy training. White became the chosen colour for the department, and the admirals that rode this project into history became the core of the Aerospace Command.Both the Mk I and II Valkyries used Rear Intercept Officers (RIOs). The efficiency in which the attack fighters were operated were doubled by allowing the pilots to focus solely on the manoeuvres and weapons employment of the craft during a fight, allowing the RIO to handle comm traffic, emergency repairs and tactic simulations. Among the improvements for the Mk II Valkyrie were a new ablative armour compound, improved power plant, and the employment of a hardpoint system beneath the wings. With the Mk II, the Valkyrie truly stepped into a class of her own. At the success of the Mk II and the fleet-wide deployment of the Valkyries in the fleet, Starfleet Command began looking into the Valkyrie with more interest. Initially, they had considered Tactical Conn another spear in Starfleet’s arsenal. So when the project was given new funding, RD went back to the drawing board to see what could be improved on an already formidable weapon.The first step was to increase the command, control and reconnaissance capabilities of the design. Originally, the Valkyrie (both Mk I and Mk II) employed an Isolinear twin-core design computer system, with 372 Isolinear banks and 106 command preprocessors and data analysis units. This design was quite successful for the use of standard comm traffic control and tactical targeting, but newer sensor package upgrades intended for the Valkyrie were hampered by a core that was already at its limit for processing power. So, with the eagerness of little boys with a new toy to take apart, RD began a computer system redesign from the ground up, which would lead to hull, engine and weapons redesign, and end in an almost completely new Space Superiority attack fighter: the AC-409 Mk III Valkyrie.By the time, Hyperjet Quantite Mk IV reactor cores were being successfully implemented in the experimental Knight-class interceptor. These core types could be sized variably (depending on the design requirements) while still maintaining a very high energy output. A twin-core design was drafted for the new Mk III, and projected numbers suggested the Mk III would see a 25% increase to power output than the Mk I II series. With this increase in power output, a larger computer core system was designed. Utilizing bio-neural processors and relays, the original frame space needed for the computer systems was reduced, and spread out through the centreline of the craft. Computational capacity and storage was increased by another 30%, and a new tactical link-up library software system was implemented. The system provided a clearer and more accurate battlefield image the pilot, and the integration was so effective that the RIOs were not needed any more - only one pilot required in the cockpit.With this new freedom of space within the spacecraft hull, RD decided a more streamlined hull would benefit the pilot. Their new, sportier look reduced sensor cross-section and improved warp field stability for the twin quantite reactor cores. With the hull redesign came minor changes to weapons load-out: the arrangement of the standard Type-XII pulse phaser cannons and microtorpedo launchers in the Mk II changed only slightly to fit into the new spaceframe. The hard-point system was simplified, and the pulse phaser cell-magazine rack was switched from a vertical feed system to a horizontal feed system – this to combat original design flaws and jams during gravity-inducing combat manoeuvres.Lastly, one more weapon was added: a tetryon pulse phase cannon was installed on the underside of the cockpit within its own hull compartment. This cannon was installed for ground suppression roles, and to give the Valkyrie an added punch in the Space Superiority role. The drawback to the tetryon pulse phase cannon is that it draws a lot of power and given its size, craft manoeuvrability is severely impeded when utilizing the weapon. Though the weapon itself could effectively neutralize enemy engine and weapons systems as well as due considerable damage, the weapon itself failed at a remarkable rate when engaged in combat manoeuvres. A straight-line course was required for the weapon to work effectively, limiting it to the dangerous Head-to-Head combat manoeuvre, and strafing of ground or orbital targets. With these weapon enhancements and increase in power, a slightly larger pair of shield generators were installed, increasing shield sustainable load to 390 isotons/second. The ablative armour was also thickened from 10.7 cm to 11.1 cm.The top speed and warp capabilities of the Mk III remained virtually unchanged, but the increased power output from the new quantite cores benefited the improved avionics, sensor, weapons and shield systems more than her speed. Despite of this, the Valkyrie Mk III could easily go toe-to-toe with the fastest Interceptors currently in service. What she lacked in speed, she made up for in raw firepower. As of 2381, the Mk III Valkyrie remained a prototype test model, but with the recent development in intergalactic politics and the potential Romulan threat, the project was pushed towards immediate deployment by Aerospace Command. So, since the new version of the Prometheus-class starship - the USS Theurgy - was not only being fitted with an A.I. inter-phase, but with a fully operational (if small) fighter assault bay, the decision was made. The Theurgy was given a complement of sixteen Mk III fighters with their own Squadron Commanding Officer and a crew of thirty technicians hailing from Starfleet Operations or Engineering Corps. 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auctorlucan: AC-409 Mk III Valkyrie Federation Attack Fighter by Auctor-Lucan These are the space fighters the Lone-Wolves Squadron use ...

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