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  1. Eight Ball

    DCS World 2.0

    Yeah, Normandy cannot come soon enough. That last picture in my previous post is the Caen abbey, quite impressive. In the meantime, the Swedish beauty is here A few pics taken this morning on the Aerobatic Online server:
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    DCS World 2.0

    Ahah, touché I forgot to mention the early access release of the Spitfire Mk.IX LF https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/spitfire/ EDIT: and here are a few pictures of the WIP WWII units for the Normandy map: More screenshots here
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    DCS World 2.0

    The AJS-37 Viggen is coming to DCS soon! " In one week, on 27 January 2017, we will launch the Early Access of DCS: AJS-37 Viggen by Leatherneck Simulations! Leatherneck has created this masterpiece for DCS World, and we believe it will wonderfully fill role as a strike and anti-ship platform." "The AJS-37 Viggen is a Swedish double-delta supersonic attack aircraft from the late Cold War. It was the backbone of the Swedish Air Force during the Cold war, serving as the main attack and anti-ship platform. The AJS is the 90’s upgrade of this 70's era aircraft, adding several advanced weapons and systems functionalities. The aircraft was designed around the pilot, with an excellent man-machine interface, supporting the pilot through the smart use of autopilot systems, radar and HUD symbology in order to deliver the ordnance onto targets from treetop level with high speed attack runs. The aircraft is armed with multiple weapon systems ranging from programmable stand-off weapons such as the RB-15F anti-ship missile to the BK90 Cluster munitions dispenser to various bombs, rockets and missiles for a wide range of target types. The aircraft can also carry gun pods and the Sidewinder series of infrared-guided missiles for air defense and self-protection purposes." We have also included several new images of this lovely new module. Leatherneck has also made a draft of the manual. Pre-purchase the module now and save 20% before it’s released for Early Access: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/viggen/ Nevada Map Weekend Bundle Deal Continues Lasting until 30 January 2017 at 0900 GMT, we will be offering 40% on the following bundles that include the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map! DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map + A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfurst + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: Combined Arms + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: F-5E Tiger II + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: F-5E Tiger II + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map + F-5E BFM Campaign F-15C and Su-27 for DCS World + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map F-15C and Su-27 for DCS World + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map + F-15C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign DCS: F-86F Sabre + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: Black Shark 2 + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: L-39 Albatros + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS Mi-8MTV2 + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS MiG-15bis + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map F-15C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign + A-10C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS P-51D Mustang + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map DCS: UH-1H Huey + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map Get your bundles here at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/special_offers/
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    Architects & Firefighters about 9/11

    Not that I really believe in the conspiracy theory, but the story of William Rodriguez, one of the WTC janitor, is quite...well, I'll let you be the judge: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1219050.interview_the_untold_story_of_september_11/ Also, and I'm just playing the devil advocate here, you guys claim such a big secret would be impossible to hold for such a long time. But have you considered the possibility that all those involved in the preparation of the attacks, died that day ? Several independant cells, each one responsible of one target. The "pentagon cell" would be in charge of the attacks on the WTC and the flight 93, the WTC cell would be in charge of the pentagon attacks, etc. Or maybe they were in the planes ? I don't know, more than 3000 people died on 9/11. So, if there's one day where you can make a lot of "unconvenient" people disappear, there's no better day.
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    UK leaves Europe

    The commission president is elected by the EU parliament which members are themselves elected by the EU citizens. As someone who holds democracy so dearly in his heart, I'm sure you've participated in the last EU elections, right ?
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    DCS World 2.0

    Nevada Map Bundle Deal Weekend! 40% off bundles deals from Friday, 24 June 2016 at 1500 GMT to Monday, 27 June 2016 at 0900 GMT. DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range + DCS: A-10C Warthog + A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign ($59.99) DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range + Su-27 for DCS World + F-15C for DCS World + F-15C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign ($47.99) Special Offers: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.co...pecial_offers/
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    DCS World 2.0

    End of World War II in Europe Flash Sale In May of 1945 the Second World War came to end in Europe. This is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day on 9 May and in Western Europe and the US on 8 May as Victory in Europe (VE) Day. To commemorate the end of World War II in Europe, we are having a 30% off Flash Sale on most DCS World modules this weekend. The exceptions to Flash Sale include the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map and DCS: SA342 Gazelle. This Flash Sale will start on Friday, 06 May at 1500 GMT and last until Monday, 09 May at 1500 GMT.
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    USA election 2016

    The one in the upper left corner isn't accurate. The US roundel should be replaced by a "$" and "So Much Win" should be written on the nose :lol:
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    DCS World 2.0

    SA-342 Gazelle Polychop Simulation just released their SA-342 Gazelle. It's bundled with the NTTR map for only $65 (Until May 2nd) => if you have any interest in rotary wing aircraft, this is a super deal. The NTTR is by far the most detailled environement ever depicted in a flight sim, perfect for helos. The version featured in DCS is the anti-tank version that is armed with four HOT 3 anti-tank guided missiles. Later, free upgrades to this module will feature Gazelle versions armed with a GIAT machine gun, rocket pods, Mistral anti-aircraft missile, and sniper team in rear compartment. Key features : Accurate and highly detailed six-degrees-freedom (6DOF) cockpit and external model Mouse interactive cockpit with authentic systems modeling Fully modeled weapon system including weapons sight and HOT 3 Exciting and challenging campaign Interactive training missions AFM (Advanced Flight Model) that simulates all flight phases and characteristics of the Gazelle Inclusive flight manual Gazelle skins covering many countries HOT missile demo Mirage 2000-C Razbam have released their Mirage 2000-C a few months ago Key features : Advanced flight model providing realistic performance and flight characteristics Highly detailed 3D model and animations Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with mouse-interactive controls Realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation High resolution 3D model and cockpit textures, including specular and bump mapping Inflight programmable INS Synthetic runway display on HUD Realistic HUD and weapons systems including:Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground cannon Magic II and Super 530D Air-to-Air missiles Matra rocket pods CCIP and CCRP bomb delivery Realistic afterburner and over-wing vapour effects Numerous skins Instant action, single, and training missions as well as a campaign Training that includes interactive and video lessons. DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range The map is being enhanced with the addition of: Tonopah Air Force Base New casino/hotels in the Las Vegas strip A number of airfields and landing strips in the central (detailed) portion of the map The National Training Center (NTC) Improved grass and ground clutter Plus a host of minor improvements Upcoming aircraft modules : F-5E The external model is complete and includes several well-known color schemes. The 3D cockpit is complete. All aircraft systems are accurately simulated in high detail. A new engine compressor model has been implemented based on accurate blade load calculations. The new model provides a very accurate simulation of compressor guiding unit functionality and an expanded range of engine operation modes (high and low compressor stalls and compressor operating in windmill mode). The radar, optical sight, jettison system, gun use, launching of air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground rocket use, and flare and chaff countermeasures are integrated into the model and the aircraft's Weapon Control System (WCS). All the above-mentioned items are now operating as described in F-5E operations manuals. The Professional Flight Model (PFM): operational range of altitude and airspeed, acceleration with various payloads and G loads (in sustained turns and at maximum angles-of-attack) are tuned based on available data of the flight dynamics of the real aircraft; the model behavior at critical angles-of-attack (stalling) and post-stall behavior (post-stall gyrations and spins) now match descriptions of the real aircraft. Flight manual in Russian has been written. Spitfire LF Mk.IX Adjustment to the flight model of the Spitfire LF Mk.IX aircraft continue. As of late, most of our testing and refinements have focused on airframe, engine and propeller parameters in references to actual tests of the World War II aircraft at our disposal at The Fighter Collection. Primary development on the flight dynamics is nearing completion and we believe you will be very happy with the results. We think it is our best work yet. Our efforts are now moving to the Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm-caliber automatic cannons. These will include realistic ballistics for all main ammunition types used during WWII. Upcoming Normandy map : Development of the specially created "DCS: Normandy 1944" map for DCS World War II continues its development at a fast pace. Currently, the main effort is focused on airfields with different types of surfaces (a first for DCS World). For example: we are implementing SMT (Square Mesh Tracks) surfaces, which were widely used by the Allies for temporary airfields in Normandy following the landings. We are also developing the possibility to place airfields on the map using the Mission Editor (another first for DCS World). Upcoming Strait of Hormuz map : Screenshots from Bunyap's video :
  10. IMO, what would be interesting is to see a side by side comparison with the number of car accidents, lung/respiratoy airways cancers, obesity rates, etc.
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    USA election 2016

    In my opinion, if Trump was elected, it would be yet another sign of tolerance and equality from the American people. After the first black president, the first orange one.
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    Scientists discover how to "upload knowledge to your brain"

    Thanks for the link Kakoven
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    Terrorist attacks in Brussels

    Back in 2001, the western war on terror was limitied to a small radicalized group living in mountainous region in Afghanistan. 15 years, 4 wars and as many violation of country sovereignty later, we are facing a global war on terror and our enemies are everywhere. And yet, you still have a majority of people claiming more bombs and more wars is the solution. Unfortunately, it's a typical human behavior. Look at the war on drugs. 40 years and more than $1 trillion later (some estimation even talk about 2 trillions), everything is worst. In the 1980' the US had around 50.000 people jailed for a drug related crime. Nowadays they are more than half a million. And sure thing, people still claim the solution is more police, thougher regulations and more incarcerations... After the 1929 financial crisis, the US gov. did shorten the leach of the financial institutions. Nothing similar happened in 2008. After the atomic bombs on his country, and dispite the fact his soldiers were willing to die for him, the emperor of Japan did surrender Somehow, even with the tons on information available nowadays, we don't seem to be able to draw the proper conclusion. I really wonder what kind a crisis will we have to face before coming back to reality. And that worries me a lot more than any religious extremists.