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Military Service Memoirs - WEEK 11 by Karbik
Military Service Memoirs - WEEK 11
COMMUNICATION SPECIALIZATION 

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Local Area Networks and Network devices - Creating a LAN in C2 containers

Local Area Networks and Network devices - Creating a LAN in structures

Local Area Networks and Network devices - Creating a LAN in inflatable ROFI tents


As a brief glimpse of our timetable suggests, we got to lots of cabling this week. Trash bags filled with Category 5 cables strewn all across floors, optic fibre cables tenderly taped to wall and power junctions laying everywhere, hanging from everywhere and stuck under everything. Those kind of sights characterize this week.

So, as a tribute to the lords of networking, here is a Category 5 kaiju monster.
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Military Service Memoirs - WEEK 10 by Karbik
Military Service Memoirs - WEEK 10

COMMUNICATION SPECIALIZATION 

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“My antennae is bigger.”

Week 9 marked the end of boot camp (if you think it was short, you’d be correct), a short vacation and (since this is a battalion specializing in mobile HQ’s and communications) the beginning of a month-long communication specialization course, which kicked off with radios and antennae.

Speaking of, another grievance of mine - nobody seems to really want to tell us what happens next. At that point of time, the only things I knew about the future was that I was assigned as a truck driver (of what? In what platoon??) and would be getting a C category driver’s license (for those outside the EU, C category is for trucks). Everything else else was just a large void, the realm of hearsay and rumors.

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Military Service Memoirs: WEEK 9 by Karbik
Military Service Memoirs: WEEK 9

BOOT CAMP

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Our final exam was this week: a 50km hike in full gear

Sweeeeeet mother mercy was that rough. Having it rain cats and dogs throughout the whole ordeal, everything soaked head to feet and gear being moist and heavy. Not being able to light your ethanol burner so you could make a warm meal because you had no shelter and the rain would soak matchbox after matchbox the moment you took them out. Pushing the slowest member constantly onward, even offering to lighten his load by distributing his equipment amongst others, only to have him collapse of exhaustion after the 30km point. Walking throughout pitch black night with only a dim headlight to show you the way, with no rest or sleep. Stopping at every intersection, attempting to understand where on the map you are and silently panicking because it’s too dark to see the road beyond 20 meters. Zig-zagging through a bog because the road shown on your map suddenly vanished. Desperately requesting info from the organizers via a radio after you got lost in said bog only to realize that reception is nonexistent. Reaching a checkpoint that you thought to be the finish only to be told that you have a 4km final sprint (read: limping) still ahead. Hell, you had been hoping for the next checkpoint to be the finish for the last three checkpoints.

Boy am I glad that thing is over.

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Military Service Memoirs - WEEK 8 by Karbik
Military Service Memoirs - WEEK 8

BOOT CAMP

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“You think that’s the ‘tree shaped like a banana’?”

“Man, I don’t even know anymore.”

Second forest camp was this week. Less stressful than the previous one, mostly due to it revolving more around firing range exercises. There’s only so much stress one wants to put on a man they’re about to hand live ammunition to.

This was also our first night orienteering experience. Orienteering is all nice and dandy during the day, but walking around in the pitch dark with just a puny headlight is quite the game changer. Suddenly, if you weren’t paying close attention to where you were going, positioning yourself on the map might become very difficult. 

Look left, look right. Where, during daytime, one could before see an intersection in the distance or an open field or maybe some buildings, all you’ll see is about 15-20m away and beyond that just a big black void.

Also, if you mark your checkpoint by drawing two horizontal white stripes on a tree and then place that checkpoint amongst a forest of birches, then you’re just plain evil.

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When stealing ancient starships, beware.. by Karbik
When stealing ancient starships, beware..
...of their keepers.
How annoying, I didn't even know DA had a character limit in titles.

Admittedly, considering that “steal everything that isn’t nailed down” is pretty much the motto of the Kushan, these words of caution will probably fall upon deaf ears.

Fan art for Homeworld: Remastered. I’m not quite sure how to adequately summarize my thought on it so read this review instead.

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Karbik
Karbington
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As fate would have it, I live in a country that is neither wealthy enough to just have a standing army nor is it safe enough to just ignore having an army (thanks to the congregation of twats that is Kremlin). Such countries typically institute a mandatory military service for their citizens.

I think you see where this is going. 11 months.

I’ll have some form of Internet access, but without a computer (+ tablet) or scanner new uploads will be sparse. See you in a year.

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:iconangeloitachi:
AngeloItachi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How do you not have over 1000 watchers with this epic artwork??? 
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J-Naan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HI :3 do you take point commissions?
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nedden7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
love your art!
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justkeepdrawing Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
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Look look look!
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Karbik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm. May very well have been the inspiration for that image, because I can't remember where the idea came from and have certainly seen that comic before.
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HTFleopord Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
do you take rq'?
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Karbik Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless you have a mind-shatteringly awesome idea, not really.
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HTFleopord Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
can you draw my charcter berri fighting a dragon?
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Karbik Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A "berri" fighting a dragon is not mind-shatteringly awesome idea.
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I SEE YOU ON MY PAGE A LOT.
I remember your art from somewhere. O:
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