The last time something like this happened:
And does anyone recall what the only redeeming factor of that Day of Infamy was? The fact that none of our carriers were in port. Unfortunately, we no longer have battleships, which means the only things underway when that picture was taken were "small boys".
In fairness, that picture was taken during a Christmas stand-down, one of those ships is currently [...]
I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation as it aired live, and one of the things that always stuck with me was the nifty little phaser range they had built into the USS Enterprise. The room seemed massive when the system was active (though it was nothing more than a heavily modified and specialized holodeck), and the "targets" were nothing more than floating, bobbing, and weaving colored balls, but given that Type 2 [...]