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    March 2014 baby! Still at GRNET!
    Remember when GRNET had a clan!? Then it changed it's name to TE (Tactical Elite I think)? That was bad-ass. We rocked some Alpha Squad tournaments, hiding in bushes while AI Russians walked a meter passed us because somehow they couldn't see our computer legs sticking out. Something about Jack Stone riding a boat down that river map. Also I remember ###### GOING DOWN on that docks map. Someone made an awesome shot with and AT launcher on the castle map as well but I don't remember who.
    And then Ghost Recon 2 came out (not on PC though, ha) and everything went kinda south. That makes me sad.
    GR was such a great game, Red Storm basically took Rainbow Six / Rogue Spear and moved it outside. Add some tanks, rocket launchers and grenade spammers and BAM, one awesome war game. Unfortunately they decided to go with the "4 men VS the world" system that every shooter ever likes to do and ruin the series. For me at least.
    Rainbow Six has gone the same route. Is that series even alive?
    But games set aside - "Real Life" has me rather busy. I'm in my eighth year in the military and have reenlisted for the final time (at least I think, this is the third time now). I'm tired of being yelled at because my hair is too long. Really?
    That, and with the war in Afghanistan just about over (if you want to call it a war), there really inst a point in being in the service. My dad enlisted in the army when he was 18 to go to Vietnam. Once the war ended he quit because "What's the point if there isn't a war". I thought that was silly when I enlisted at 18. I figured I was just going to stay in till I retired. Turns out the old man was right, ain't no point. So when I do get out in the next year or two ill be following a different path. A path involving four legs, fur, and sharp teeth. Dog training. Weird.
    That's it for now. Long live the mighty Sega Genesis!
  2. I had a few blogs; differing enough to lead me to separate them. No more. I have one, now, and anything I can think of now has a home.

    It's a different technology that any other I operated, but the very common WordPress tech behind it. It's at Any Luck at the moment. The hosting is a thank you from a friend.

    Rocky has been more than supportive here. It was just time to move one thing overdramatically to somewhere else.

    • in Windows 7 type in the start menu cmd.exe
    • right click on cmd.exe and run as administrator
    • cd "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync"
    • move Backup folder to x:\Backup (the whole folder)
    • then type mklink /d Backup <drive:new backup location>\Backup

  3. theres me sitting at my computer wondering why virtually no one had replied to any posts, then i realized, it's the weekend, it's usually dead :P

    i reckon this site should have weekend entertainment threads to bring more people in on the weekends or somp'in :P

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    Some points of interest that you can take as you find (I don't agree on all of it but it sources lots of external places) :





    There are many many other but these have a lot within them to link to, well, many others :)


    FROM: Scott Mitchell,

    TO: Undisclosed Recipients


    SUBJ: Polls In Response to Ghost Recon Future Soldier Delay

    You have to admire the fortitude and resolve of Ubi Kimi. In light of the recent news release from Ubisoft indicating the delay of Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and the subsequent update indicating the demo was also impacted by the delay, she trudges on with her Community Developer duties as the conduit between the fans and the company.

    In her latest round of public activity, she tackled the daunting task of addressing the issue of the delay in a couple of polls that ask:

    "How do you feel about the delay of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier?"

    My first reaction was she was out of her mind for even asking as the answer would seem obvious...but the response may surprise you. It did me, to a certain degree.

    The first poll was hosted at Twtpoll.


    To accurately characterize the poll, it's only fair to note that it was a very brief snapshot of fan based reaction. The poll ran for a rather short period of time, apparently less than 24 hours, and only had 130 votes cast. In a game that normally draws responses in the hundreds and thousands, 130 votes does seem a bit low.

    The second poll is being conducted over at the Ghost Recon Facebook Page. It essentially asks the same question and has similar responses. The results as of a few minutes ago look like this.


    Whether you participated in the polls or not, feel free to join in on the ongoing discussion in the following forum thread located here.

    Happy Hunting.


    Scott Mitchell,

  5. As always, a nice storage place:


    • 01) Selecting and Buying a Camera
    • 02) Photography 101: Terms, Definitions, Basic Principles - What Is a Camera and How Does It Work?
    • 03) Intro to Composition
    • 04) Intro to Lighting, Metering, Bracketing, Shadows, Exposure
    • 05) Advanced Lighting: Studio and Indoor Lighting
    • 06) Intro to Portraiture: Indoors
    • 07) Advanced Portraiture: Outdoors
    • 08) Shooting Landscapes and Nature
    • 09) Shooting Architecture, Buildings, Cityscapes and the Urban Environment
    • 10) Guidelines and Courtesies of Being a Street Photographer (not legal advice, just helpful hints)
    • 11) Shooting Cars and Things with Reflections
    • 12) Improvised Shooting Tools, Equipments and Gadgets - Help Save a Buck
    • 13) Intro to Digital Editing: Color Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Going Grey
    • 14) Advanced Digital Editing: Working with RAW, Your Camera's Software and Adobe Software
    • 15) Making a Portfolio
    • 16) Intro to Night Photography: Places, Things, Objects - Stuff That Doesn't Move
    • 17) Advanced Night Photography: People, Animals, Cars - Stuff That Does Move


    First: These are guides I'd like to see written, some I can write, some I can't. Others will need to step in in some places. Naturally, this will take some time, I'll do my best. :)

    These are in no particular order or preference, just how they first came to mind.

    1) This guide would be very easy. Basically the help we gave Tinker a while ago. What's you're budget? What do you want? What do you shoot? etc. This would primarily be a guide on terms used, functions included, what they mean and what they do to help people sort through the techie language. This is geared more towards the entry-level user, not pro-amateur, as they should already understand the terms before buying a $1000+ camera.

    2) What is F.Stop? How's it work? How is shutter-speed measured? What do I want to use when? How slow can I go hand-held? What's this button do? Your basic newbie questions asked and answered.

    3) This is the more artistic end of thing. Not a "set in stone" guide, but more useful tips, suggestions and standard practices. This is the building block and foundation for newbie photographers - what makes a good picture? What are you trying to capture? How to do it.

    4) Pretty self explanatory. What effects do my newly learned terms have on my images? Okay, so slowing my shutter-speed lets in more light, so what? What's that look like? Meter for the shadows? What? Bracketing? Huh? One step above what you meter? I'm lost. Easy enough I think.

    5) Working outdoors tends to be easier than indoors in my opinion. Sunlight is bright, constant and everywhere. Studio Lighting and Indoor lighting is much more difficult. How should I work my flash? When should I use it? What about angled lighting? How about my shadows here?

    6) This takes #5 and adds people. Advice for getting cooperative subjects and good candids. How to get honest, modest lighting on your son taking his first steps, etc.

    7) Like #6, duh, but now with dynamic lighting. Watch out for shade, clouds, rain, etc. Using the sun to your advantage (without blinding your model), don't cast your own shadow. Simply, working outdoors with others - play nice.

    8) Self explanatory. Some people have techniques on the technical end for shooting both. I was looking at making this more a matter of composition here. Shooting trees, plants and landscapes is a different beast. Basically getting more advanced comp. here. Also considering touching on macro-photography, maybe just calling it closeups and leaving macro for a whole other guide once I get a macro lens.

    9) Exactly like #8, but for man made structures. The lines are different and do different things to you photos.

    10) Some helpful hints and advice for professional courtesy. Basically, how not to be an ass and make photographers look bad. I'd like this to be a compilation of tips from forum photographers, maybe some stories about being chased by an enraged Red Hat Society lady because you took her pic holding that rediculous tie-dyed wrap that she just "loooved" and the shock of colors to the senses was too much to not take a pic of. Humph, we all have our experiences. Very important, this guide will NOT cover your ass legally.

    11) I run in to serious problems trying to photograph my Vette. I try to get the red color, but get sky because it's so shiny. It poses a legitimate technical problem. This guide would be about combating reflections and shooting through them, or using them to your advantage.

    12) DIY Photography - Gear on the cheap. Check out my $15 Studio light = Construction Lamps, White Cardboard and a mirror. Sweet. Oh yeah? Check out my PVC tripod. Advice to help your fellow photographers save a penny or 12000. Similar in style to #10.

    13) This is the easy stuff. Not so much a tutorial on how to do it in PS, because just like my modding tutorials, I assume you have a basic knowledge of the program you're working with. This will be tips on key things to focus on in photos. Skin-tones, un-washing photos etc. Very basic, easy stuff, simple edits.

    14) I'll be 100% honest, I've never done it. I can learn it, or someone else can do it. I don't mind either one. But, I know my D80 shoots in RAW and comes with RAW software for more advanced Digital Editing. A how-to guide on this.

    15) Self Explanatory. Selecting your best, organization etc. Probably pretty short, but will include helpful links to printers (US and UK) etc.

    16) My favorite subject. Self explanatory. Just like Nature and Architecture - looking at some more advanced comp but also advanced tech work too.

    17) Like #16, but working with your subject, controlling your camera better and reducing nasty blur etc.


    Phew, that was a lot of work. I could have written the first guide in this amount of time! :)

  6. Ok, ever since my wife started doing 12-hrs shift, I find myself, free from her reign of watching celebrity shows and food network channel---sorry Rachel Ray, hasn't been the same since you left me for another man. :angry:

    So it's 3AM again, and I'm once again lurking the forums here and BFS...trying to catch SnowFella's early release on whatever he's working on---both here and BFS.

    Yep, check the porn sites---nothing new <_< ....back to new image---wait...there is one! Can't see it? Join the Donator's Domain---so worth it.

    So, my Hawaii are finally having a baby sometimes in Dec. I can't believe they had a baby before me :wall: It seems everyone is having a baby except me.

    I bothered ZJJ before about getting a dog, then a rabbit (forgot which order :unsure: ) but no pet at this time.

    I want a baby, so I got someone else to watch with. Watching Wildboyz without anyone is not the same. :(

    I want a baby dammit! Parents say watching a baby sleep is hypnotic and helps you sleep. Unless your building their character by feeding them


    My Video Jar seems to be on a stand still...$35 and some change.

    Dyson still hasn't dropped their price, so I'm still using the beat up Eureka. Now I got my eye on the Roomba 500 series to replace my 1st Gen Roomba. Still does an awesome job cleaning the kitchen and hardwood-floor areas.

    I gotta work tomorrow at 3pm and I'm wide awake at 3am, waiting for my iPod to recharge so I can load my Jame Brown Greatest Hits so I can play it at work tomorrow to pep me up.

    This is sad. I'd hate to break out the Bacardi just so I can sleep. 0:)

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    Well, what's new? Been single (yet again) for at least a month now.. For once it doesn't involve constant pain - I actually feel pretty good.

    Buying a new PC helped.. Finally I'm able to play high-end games again! Although I spend most of my gaming time on World of Warcraft (Undead Rogue FTW) and Titan Quest.. And I'm completely hooked on the GRAW2 PC demo, so I'll be adding that to my collection as soon as payday comes. If I get enough cash rolling in, I'll even invest in some paintball gear.. It's the new "big thing" among my friends. Can't wait to unload entire mags in their faces ^^

    Other than that, not much has happened I guess.. :P

    Is anyone even reading these tings? Hello..? Anybody out there...?

  8. As a preface, I was born and raised a Catholic, but I have not been a practicing Catholic for many years. There are many doctrines of this faith I don't believe in, but that isn't what this post is about.

    On Sunday, I was working one of my many jobs. It was business as usual. The work was the same, the coworkers were the same, etc. Go home that evening thinking that I would be doing this all again tomorrow. Get to work the next day only to find out that a coworker (JC) passed away the night before. Makes you sit think about how quickly life changes. Here I was working with this guy a mere 24 hours ago and now he is gone. There is a memorial that was set up in the store that everyone can see when you walk in. I was able to look at that memorial and hold my emotions in check until they added his picture. That made it more real that he was gone instead of just not scheduled to work.

    Thursday night was the wake. I knew this would be tough for me when I finally see his body. However, that wasn't the tough part. The tough part was when the prayer service started. All the rituals from my upbringing came back to me. I had this "awakening" that I realized I missed, or maybe needed, these rituals. I cried through the service, but felt more at peace with myself when it was over.

    In a way I was dreading the next day when the funeral service would be. That is when all my other coworkers would find out I am Catholic. It's not something I'm ashamed of, but not something that is often discussed in small southern towns.

    So there I was Friday morning, in the middle of a group of people from my work. The conflicting emotions were traveling through me. I felt awkward amongst the coworkers who didn't know the rituals, but yet, I was able to feel the healing powers of the prayers and rituals. I considered finding a church to go to. To do something I felt wasn't needed if I believed in One God.

    I wanted to discuss these feelings with a friend who has a closer relationship to God than I. When I mentioned this week briefly to him, his response was "death is hard .... especially when you believe in a false doctrine."

    What happened to "love thy neighbor"? Why do some feel as if there is only one religion and those that follow a different religion are heathens? Doesn't that go against all that is taught in one's religion? Why can't we unite as believers in One God no matter what religion we believe in?

    "Lord I am not worthy to receive you, but only said the word and I shall be healed."

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    The last band I talked about (albeit 8 months ago!!) was The Mars Volta, and the genre of music that has gripped me of recent could not be any further away from the psychedelic rock of Omar and Cedric. I used to think of Folk as dainty music that was enjoyed by the 50+ whilst they landscaped a rockery in their garden. Boring.

    I've since realised that folk music entails all the ethos of punk and can be performed more energetically than any of the new metal garbage knocking around. A case in point is Frank Turner who has the ability to create an atmosphere from his voice and guitar that a quartet of amplified emo bands could only hope for. He writes the most beautiful love ballads, insightful political songs and entertaining examinations of life.

    Artists of similar ilk that I'm currently enjoying are Chris T-T and Beans and Toast. However, I'm well aware of folk musics long back catalogue and its greats. But where to start is the question I am faced with. :hmm: Recommend me some folk, folks!

  10. There seems to be something of a buzz around the board lately...and the internet in certain places concerning the possibility that Blackfoot Studios is wickedly up to no good. Well, it's true. At least that is what I read.

    Getting a game into production often occurs like overnight success in Hollywood used to occur...after years of hard work and perseverence. Although I can't say what is happening at the moment, I will say that I will sleep very well tonight. Actually tomorrow as I will certainly be up till the wee hours pounding out some ground in Halo 2. I also just downloaded War Rock and intend to have a go at that as well.

    I want to take a moment to thank the people that have fired the interest in the tactical community concerning certain stories about a game that was told to them behind a dumpster in back of the pub. I wish I could list all of the names but certainly Zjj, Nyr_32, WK, Dannik, CR6, and most certainly Rocky deserve particular nods. To all of the other people that are posting ideas on what they would like to see in some title some day by someone, thanks. You make us think. We may not always agree, but you make us more aware.

  11. I treated myself to a new genre of PC game this weekend with my purchase of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X and a Saitek X52 throttle and joystick combo. I'm really liking it so far. Having never been a flight simmer before, it is a bit complex to get used to...all the details needed to do it correctly...but hey it's tons of fun!

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    Apparel. :yes: Started out with my new found admiration for the vee dub. Compounded by the lack of lovin for the 2.5L model ... I decided to spoof the clever GTI ads and come up with my own ... well the requeset came up for t-shirts so ... voila!!56691920v4240x240f9yw.jpgWell it started as a joke but someone actually bought one!! Then another!! :lol: Most of you know that my other passion is U.S. Soccer. It roxxors my soxxors ... so I came to thinking ... clever German advertising ... World Cup in Germany ... let's use it against them!!! :clapping:ussoccerfan0bq.jpgMaybe next I'll do an entire line dedicated to Bo!! :grin1:

  13. What is it with after Thangsgiving Day sales at area stores. I do not know about where you live, but I am sure it is the same, people waiting in long lines hours before the store opens. OK, no problem, people wait in line days or even months to get tickets to a concert or a movie ( :wacko: ). Once the stores open, people make a mad dash inside to get the "must have" items. This year, outside of an X360 it seems as if Wal-Mart's HP laptop that was on sale for $400 was what sparked fist fights (at an Orlando store) to people cutting in line everywhere. The line cutter in Orlando was getting beat by those in line first then when security guards got there, he put up a fight with them and got a bit of a whipping from them. At another Wal-Mart, some of the first people in the door got trampled by those trying to shove their way into the store.What drives people to behave badly? Is it lack of manners in people anymore? I think so. Coupled with the "take no responsibility for ones actions" mentality that is now prevelant in todays society, it is no wonder that these things are happening everywhere. I guess holidy shopping frenzies all go back to the first "must have" toy that I can recall, the Cabbage Patch Kid doll that people went wild over back in the 80's. Some of the above things that happen are reasons why I keep my distance from shopping malls this time of year unless I absolutely have to go to one. I will not take part in the cattle car mentality that now permeates the Christmas shopping season at area shopping centers or stores.

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    ronins movie watch it and reflect with a tear of loss and smile of fond memories.

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    Well I thought I was at least on the way to getting my ADSL sorted out, now I'm not so sure.Got an email from DEMON saying that my post code does not match up with the details from BT. That my ADSL order has now been put on hold until this is sorted out. (Actually, until "you supply us with the correct information)So I phone up DEMON, get connected to some automated service which asks for my telephone number, which I subsequently type in. The bloody thing doesn't recognise my phone number. So I go through pretty much the entire automated thingy again, where as this time I pick a different department to speak with.Now remember, the email said postcode and phone number conflict. So I tell the guy about it. We go over the same bloody details about three times, why he didn't get it the first time I don't know, and I'd also been put on hold for about 10 mins altogether whilst he was trying to find out what the problem was.Anyway, after a load more chat, he confesses that the details I have supplied are correct. Brilliant, so there isn't a problem. Well, aparantly, there is!! I've got to phone up BT and tell them I've got some kind of "feature conflict". So I saked him what kind. He didn't know, only that he was sure that I should contact BT and tell them about thsi "feature conflict". Well I know for certain there is no feature conflict, as I've got and asked for exactly the same system from BT as I had in my old house and there was no conflict there, so there shouldn't be here...surely!! (This guy also doesn't seem to have a clue what he is on about, as he reckons if I do this then I will be on line this evening. I had to tell HIM that infact getting activated onto ADSL takes around 7-10 working days.)And remember, it's gone from an email saying I've got a telephone/post code conflict to now having a "feature conflict" - what exactly is the problem?!)I phone BT. No problem. All records correct and systems working fine.So I phone DEMON. They say they will phone BT on Monday and sort stuff out. Which means I've just lost two days worth of ADSL time. Which also means I have to keep this sodding 56k connection for another two days. That's minimum, as this could drag on!!!######!! If it doesn't get sorted I am seriously going to phone up the head of THUS and ask him what is going on with DEMON. As their service stinks. And this isn't just me saying it (someone who is normally a strong supporter of theirs.) so things do seem like they are going from bad to worse right now.Anyone able to recommend a good ISP?

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    The year is 2008, and the world teeters on the brink of war. Radical ultranationalists have seized power in Moscow. Their goal, the reestablishment of the old Soviet empire. Ukraine, Belarus, Khazakhstan - one by one the nearby independent republics slip back into the Russian orbit. Russian tanks sit in the Caucasus mountains and the Baltic forests, poised to strike to the south and east. The world holds its breath, and waits. For one small group of elite soldiers, the war has already begun. U. S. Special Forces Group 5, first battalion, D company. Deployed on peace-keeping duty to the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus, this handful of Green Berets represents the very tip of the spear; the first line of defence. Equipped with the latest battlefield technology, and trained in the latest techniques of covert warfare, they strike - swiftly, silently, invisibly. They call themselves "the Ghosts".
    Original GR commercialUbisoft should keep this in mind when they develop a game with "Ghost Recon" in the title.This isn't just a game. It's an obssession <_<
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    Moral poverty cost blacksin New OrleansPosted: September 21, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern© 2005 WorldNetDaily.comSay a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions:  1. What would you do?  2. What would you do if you were black?Sadly, the two questions don't have the same answer.To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like.For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question. If you're black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, then you'll probably wait for the government to save you.This was not always the case. Prior to 40 years ago, such a pathetic performance by the black community in a time of crisis would have been inconceivable. The first response would have come from black men. They would take care of their families, bring them to safety, and then help the rest of the community. Then local government would come in.No longer. When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out. This, as we know, did not turn out good results.Enter Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Jackson and Farrakhan laid blame on "racist" President Bush. Farrakhan actually proposed the idea that the government blew up a levee so as to kill blacks and save whites. The two demanded massive governmental spending to rebuild New Orleans, above and beyond the federal government's proposed $60 billion. Not only that, these two were positioning themselves as the gatekeepers to supervise the dispersion of funds. Perfect: Two of the most dishonest elite blacks in America, "overseeing" billions of dollars. I wonder where that money will end up.Of course, if these two were really serious about laying blame on government, they should blame the local one. Responsibility to perform – legally and practically – fell first on the mayor of New Orleans. We are now all familiar with Mayor Ray Nagin – the black Democrat who likes to yell at President Bush for failing to do Nagin's job. The facts, unfortunately, do not support Nagin's wailing. As the Washington Times puts it, "recent reports show [Nagin] failed to follow through on his own city's emergency-response plan, which acknowledged that thousands of the city's poorest residents would have no way to evacuate the city."One wonders how there was "no way" for these people to evacuate the city. We have photographic evidence telling us otherwise. You've probably seen it by now – the photo showing 200 parked school buses, unused and underwater. How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?Instead of doing the obvious, Mayor Nagin (with no positive contribution from Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the other major leader vested with responsibility to address the hurricane disaster) loaded remaining New Orleans residents into the Superdome and the city's convention center. We know how that plan turned out.About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans' black community taken action, most would have been out of harm's way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves.All Americans must tell blacks this truth. It was blacks' moral poverty – not their material poverty – that cost them dearly in New Orleans. Farrakhan, Jackson, and other race hustlers are to be repudiated – they will only perpetuate this problem by stirring up hatred and applauding moral corruption. New Orleans, to the extent it is to be rebuilt, should be remade into a dependency-free, morally strong city where corruption is opposed and success is applauded. Blacks are obligated to help themselves and not depend on the government to care for them. We are all obligated to tell them so.The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America."
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    Went down to the newsagency outside where I work during my tea break today.Was gunna pick up a car mag and some mobile phone credit, so i came in and starting looking for the magazine i wanted (had an article on the Evo-9 and the new Mitsubishi 380, but I digress). As im hunting thru the mags, i notice there is an old lady, going at some scratch and win tickets at the counter. She is talkin to the old dude who works there, and saying all kinds of crap that eluded to how "all these bloody arabs and muslims come to this country and whinge and wear these head scarfs and blow us all up"I just froze where i was, and kept listning. Casual as anything, she is scratching her tickets and just rambling on to the shop-keep, who is just nodding and yessing.She kept going, all along the same vein, arabs blowing themselves up.I just left before I turned around and called her an ignorant old ######, and asked if she wanted to back to 1820, when all the coloured man did was pick her tea. Thought it best not to cause a fuss...:rant:

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    Now's the best time to get your foot into the door in the game industry. With the advent of next-gen consoles, developers are needing more and more staff as the technology takes the next leap forward. It's amazing actually. Friends of mine who have gone to GDC (Game Developer's Conference) usually see booths from game companies set up so that people can come and drop off their resumes. This year it was the other way around; there were recruiters actually looking for people. Recruiters would sit in on a round-table discussion and listen to what everyone had to say. Whoever talked the most would most likely get a job offer. Crazy.Perhaps the most scariest thing of all is this: The technology will get better, there will be more people working in the industry, but the deadlines for completing a title will still be the same.

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    Today we were held a lecture in chemistry in the huge hall in school. It was quite dark in there and our teacher fell asleep!!! He slept for 10 minutes! OMG :lol::lol: That made my day.

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    Winter is finally letting go up here. This year's snowfall is currently 40 inches above normal and the temperatures have been slightly below normal for the year. One would want to be careful tossing those numbers around in a group that doesn't believe in global warming. My wife and I watched that silly movie about global warming- The Day After Tomorrow - and joke about the Gulf Stream slowing down and our winters getting more severe. Elizabeth Kolbert wrote a scary article in The New Yorker magazine a couple of years ago after she had spent some time with climatologists pulling ice cores out of Greenland. Some of the cores reflected periods when the average temperature changed six or seven degrees in just a few years. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Not a lot of warning, and no clear explanation; it just happened. How would we all react? What changes would be reflected in people's behavior? Our house is about 25 feet above sea level and sits about 100 yards back from the shoreline. I know what a rising sea level would do to us. Even now, when there is an ocean storm, we witness some pretty serious shoreline erosion when the winds coordinate with the tides. Raise the water level 6 inches and we'd have water within 20 yards of our front door during a storm.Incredibly, the President's parents own a home that is even closer to the shore than we are. He must have an understanding of the potential even with his tiny little brain. Arghh, three more years of this nonsense. Hopefully it won't be too late to re-engage the rest of the world and get ourselves back on a track to deal with global warming along with our allies.