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    Merry Christmas - from the BIS Forum Moderators

    Merry Christmas! Â Â Â Â
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    The internet language

    No, its the "Welt", a serious newspaper. I don't visit the Bild, because you could also listen to your local fortune-teller ^^ www.welt.de Welt does belong to Axel Springer Publishing Group... Â
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    PC Discussion Thread - All PC related in here.

    I am ordering a new desktop flagship tomorrow (so I can tinker with all the little parts during my holidays starting next week), but sadly it seems that I cannot buy an 8800 GT. Money is not the point, those cards are just not available. So I have to stick with a cheap 8600 GT and will upgrade in spring 2008... Setup: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, boxed Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R 2x1024 MiB Samsung DDR2-RAM (PC2-800) Club 3D CGNX-G866DD 250 GB WD HDD (WD2500AAKS) Enermax Liberty 400 W Lian Li PC-7 SE-B III Eizo S1931SH-BK Well, I am unsure about the monitor, but that's a component I want to see in action before I buy exactly the one I have seen in action...
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    Bad news for terry pratchett

    http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's. Seems to have been the cause for his phantom "stroke". Any Igor around? Edit: Oh, and despite of that rather bad news... guess who's back in town?
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    Need help on a shop name!?

    SCUMM Bar Daddelcafé Guba's Gamer's Paradise 1-up coffee
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    More Photos Surface in Widening German Skull Scand

    Well, did anyone care when the mentioned and now bleached skulls where separated from their bodies? No. Oh, and btw a dozen civilians got killed last week during NATO air strikes. I did not notice a comparable outcry. Bigotry, hypocrisy, double standard... you name it. --- Worst thing: people are believing B*LD. Instead of awaiting the investigations, politicians condemn some soldiers. It is well known how this... newspaper (B*LD does not deserve the name) treats truth. http://bildblog.de/ Sick world
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    BF2142 InGame Advertising

    Why does a user space application need to mess around in kernel space? -- Well, at the moment I do not have much time for gaming, but I'm waiting for a sequel to Enemy Territory. Anyway, you can meet me at Flame Guards server #1. Nick: mort (Gentoo Linux).
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    why did you use your username

    Huh, an ancient thread I didn't post in? Ok, "der bastler" is German for something like "the tinkerer", "the hobbyist" or "the home constructor" (a nod to dict.leo.org).
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    Yes. On the other hand regarding the "most valuable player" contest I don't get it why they still nominate Ballack? Klose, that's ok, did a great job. So did Lahm. But Ballack?
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    Sorry for me not understanding, but why for heaven's sake do people do this transfer thingy football <-> nation. Don't get it. Just a game. *shrugs* Or are these sure signs of rising banana republics?
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2006/teams/germany/5138652.stm Yeah right, Argentinian team runs amok (read this article), Frings gets a slap in the face (see this pic), reacts... and is banned. Super. Well done. Feels like ET with n00bs: One places mines, dumb team mates run over them and complain: one gets kicked.
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    Tour de France 2006

    Today I got my new bike:
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    These last matches were... disappointing. Teams which played good football got kicked out. Referee errors increased dramatically. Wasted time...
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    BESCHISS! Only 10 secs left and then: penalty! Because someone stumbled over his own feet. Ich glaub' es hakt! "My game ist fair play"? Stick it to where the sun never shines!
  15. Well, happy anniversary, OFP. So, next on: Armed Assault? *sigh* And no system to play it... --
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    Musikcorps not allowed to play national anthems (German article)
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    Pappkameraden, that's it... In English: cardboard comrades, nickname of the man-shaped targets... If you get the order to do a visit, you do it in uniform. If the soldiers would visit the games in civil clothes, they would not need to listen to orders -- and that's what the FIFA wanted, some nice fill-in folks who stand where they are told to stand. Plus, the Military Music Corps of the Bundeswehr are not allowed to play the anthems. They are able to and they asked, but the FIFA doesn't want uniforms in the stadium, so they will play the music from tape (or another storage location). FIFA, bunch of *peep*, go to *peep*!
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    Well, you had to apply for a ticket with some personal data (name, address, date of birth, nationality, credit card number, personal ID number, prefered team...). Afterwards there was a lottery. If you were lucky you got your ticket. If not, well... personal data has a certain value for some people... http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/56583 http://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/allgemein/wmticket.htm (german) -- I just wanted to go to a counter, pay some hundred EURs and get a ticket. I know... "Dreamer" *sings*
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    lol... only czech beer in germany... now thats a laugh! Budweiser Budvar would be fine (I like Pilsener Urquell or Staropramen), but it's Anheuser-Busch... Anyway, now the FIFA is in charge. There's an outer security perimeter around the stadium, transforming quite a large area of non-football space into a no-go area for people without a ticket. Within this area only FIFA sponsors are allowed to offer products -- off you go, fan shops, as I mentioned earlier. In the city they set up two fan stores with FIFA licensed products. Local shops had to buy licenses to be allowed to re-sell world cup products at these sites. CMOT Dibblers will be prosecuted. The Schützenfest will be delayed because they use the fair ground as a parking lot (car fleet of the FIFA). The airspace above the stadium is a no-fly area, starting four hours before start of a match -- no helicopters, no zeppelins, no balloons. Training of the teams? No audience allowed. The catering people have to wear official dresses: t-shirt (only Coca-Cola resp. Anheuser-Busch) and sport shoes (only Adidas allowed). The swimming pool near the stadium is now a media center and will be available for public access in September... As I said, the made me hate this event. First I wanted to buy a ticket for the final match in Berlin, but then I saw how they distributed the tickets. And now this...
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    Football World Cup 2006 in Germany

    The FIFA fu..ouled up this world cup. I don't care anymore... Examples? Our soccer club in Hannover had to replace the lawn twice: the first time to comply with official standards (fed cup), now a second time because the FIFA didn't like some slightly more greenish patches. Fan shops had to be relocated because around the stadium only official sponsors are allowed to offer their products. Want to bring your camera along to take some nice photos? Watch out, perhaps they confiscate your camera because you didn't pay for the rights to exploit the event via media... Speaking of media... people here are constantly under ad attack, world cup here, world cup there, buy this, buy that! They made me hate this event.
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    Real life photography/photo editing

    Watch out, here they come... They've put a Tu-144 on the roof. Tu-144: up on the downside. There was also a Concorde next to the Concordski. Parade of the delta-winged supersonic airliners (forgot to rotate the picture ). Larger version And last but not least: one of my planes. Larger version -- The first three thumbs work as links, the last two don't. Seems the string length of the thumb link breaks the script? --
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    Real life photography/photo editing

    Tupolev 144 - Now give us the pictures! They are on my notebook... tomorrow...
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    Real life photography/photo editing

    Right. Say the exact name and I show more pictures...
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    Real life photography/photo editing

    business trips are cool, you got to see interesting places, people and... planes... link to picture because these forums apparently do not allow images (read: thumbnails) inside links(?) --