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Longinius

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    The Iraq thread 3

    Shrines in the form of mosques and churches have always been used as sanctuaries in times of danger. Look at European churches from mideval times, most of them look like mini forts. So Denoir is dead on. Its very easy for anyone to make it out the way he explained. Since its deep rooted with this people that the shrine is a place of safety for the worshippers. Not something you attack with, but something you defend.
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    Gta san andreas

    Oh god... There seems to be an influx in Gangsta crime games. How sad, I simply hate that setting
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Akira, why do you guys refuse to understand? Seeing muslim fundamentalists kill people doesnt cause a loud outrage. Why? Because we expect them to behave this way, its their SOP and they dont deny it. They dont claim any other way. US soldiers however are supposed to follow certain rules, they are supposed to be the friggin good guys. THATS why people get upset when they do nasty sheit like torturing people.
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    The Iraq thread 3

    The sad part is that the release of pictures from this prison are getting more regular than releases of screenshots for a AAA PC Game, and that cant be good...
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Sometimes, just sometimes, Avon is extremely funny. Almost likable. *shiver* ;P
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Well, it could have been a large open spot with 20 insurgants laying flat on the ground aiming their AK's up into the sky... Would explain the body count atleast
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    Most time spent playing a game non stop?

    Dreaming of computer games is normal for me I have even dreamt textbased dreams from back during my MUDing days *shiver* Very strange experience...
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    Most time spent playing a game non stop?

    Eye of the Beholder, Dungeon Master and Elite. I honestly dont know which of these games I played the longest, but I remember sitting from morning to morning, pulling near 24 hours, on all three of them. Of course, that was a long time ago and I cant spend that much time on games anymore....
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    What vehicles have you owned?

    1995 - Volvo 242, 80'ish model. Green. KIA. 1997 - VolksWagen Polo. Also green. Retired. 1999 - Opel Kadett. White. Stolen, WIA 2003 and then put to sleep. I currently drive a pair of Magnums size 8,5..... Add to this the odd assortement of bikes, snowracers, rafts, rubber boats and go-carts.
  10. There was a very interesting documentary yesterday on Discovery about the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. I can honestly say this was the first time I have heard about it, which made it all the more interesting to me. In short, the Gustloff was a ship carrying German refugees during the end of WWII that was sunk by a Russian sub in the Baltic sea. On board were some 10 000 refugees, around 900 survived, making it the biggest maritime disaster ever. http://www.feldgrau.com/wilhelmgustloff.html Other interesting things I didnt know about from the documentary: 1 - During the cold war russian divers looted and destroyed many WWII shipwrecks in the Baltic, looking for Nazi loot and military documents. This happened to the wreck of the Gustloff. It was looted and then partially destroyed with demo charges. 2 - There is computer software that can simulate crowd reactions during catastrophic scenarios. Developed by a company in London, you can simulate various disasters and the program calculates number of survivors, how survivors moved about the disaster site, where they were during different stages of the timeline etc. Very interesting.
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    Documentary about the wilhelm gustloff

    Get some cops in here... someone up'ed and hijacked the thread!
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    Far cry's unscripted ai behaviour

    Just out of interest, what difficulty level are you guys playing at?
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    Far cry's unscripted ai behaviour

    "What do you say about this then? " That the AI isnt scripted. When talking about scripted AI it is commonly assumed that one means an AI that always acts and operates in the same way, kicked off by scripted events. Like, when you pass point A the AI is magically alerted and starts moving along path X, to point Y where he does action B. When you pass point T, he returns to point A etc. Thats a scripted event. There are not many of those in Far Cry, and its a fact. Yes, there are anchors that tell the AI what the environment looks like, but that isnt a script, since it allows them a "choice" that is unique each time.
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    Far cry's unscripted ai behaviour

    Correct Albert, a large portion of the indoors lag is caused by lighting, shadow effects and the textures. Been causing heaps of hazzle on some machines.
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    The Iraq thread 3

    To end this little side step. My post was mainly in response to those who couldnt understand the stone throwing bit and seemed to think it was a unique, once in a life time occurance. I was simply pointing out that it isnt, and that it has happened even in socities where there is peace. It has nothing to do with the logic of letting someone help you, and everything to do with frustration and blind hatred / anger directed at whatever is closest. Which in these occassions happened to be people that actually wanted to help.
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    The Iraq thread 3

    I see a difference between people throwing stones at other people trying to help them, and people throwing stones during a riot. And no, not all muslims are stone throwers. No, not everyone at the Mosque fire or at the bombing incident in Iraq threw stones. I am simply saying that for some strange reason it might be more common for different cultures to react in absurd ways in very stressful situations. Its not often I have heard of other cultures stoning those trying to help them. In fact, the only time I heard about it in Sweden was when a bunch of drunk students in Lund lit some furniture ablaze in a parking lot and then threw stones at the fire-trucks when they tried to put it out....
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    Documentary about the wilhelm gustloff

    According to the documentary they did it simply to destroy the wrecks. Either to remove evidence of their involvement in specific attacks, or to simply prevent anyone else from getting to whatever they thought was there. In the case of this wreck, the demolitions destroyed the points of impact of the torpedoes, so it was impossible to see on the wreck exactly where it was hit and what damage was made.
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    The Iraq thread 3

    That is your theory? That Muslims like to throw stones at people?  Besides, it sounds like a bunch of BS to me. I've tried to find anything about people throwing stones and found nothing. All the major Swedish newspapers have articles about the fire, but there is not a single word about anybody throwing rocks or in any way assaulting the firefighters. ref #1: Sydsvenskan ref #2: Expressen ref #3: Aftonbladet Its not a theory, its an observation. And the funny thing is I remember reading about it in Aftonbladet, especially a comment made by the fire chief, but I cant find any of it now. All I can find are these references... "MALMÖ. Efter flera regelrätta anfall var brandkĺren försvinnande nära att avbryta släckningen av moskébranden." http://w1.sydsvenskan.se/Article.jsp?article=10042584 "Polisens pikéstyrkor fick användas för att skydda brandmännen som arbetade pĺ platsen." http://w1.sydsvenskan.se/Article.jsp?article=10041930 "Mĺnga var irriterade över att brandmännen inte lyckades stoppa branden och stämningen var stundtals mycket kaotisk. Folk försökte ocksĺ ta sig in i bönebyggnaden och flera slagsmĺl utbröt." http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss....00.html "När Islamic Center brann samlades hundratals arga muslimer. Mĺnga av dem trodde att branden var anlagd. En del menade ocksĺ att brandkĺren arbetade alldeles för lĺngsamt med att släcka branden. Brandmännen kände sig hotade och tvingades kalla pĺ polis för att fĺ skydd. Polisen letar efter spĺr som skulle kunna visa att branden var anlagd. Ännu har man inte hittat nĺgot." http://vasterbottensinitiativet.skelleftea.org/documen....mo.html Now, the really interesting thing is what happened to the articles in for example Aftonbladet that did mention stone throwing...
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    Documentary about the wilhelm gustloff

    Talk about getting shafted. Jewish survivors of Nazi terror getting torpedoed by Russians.
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Keep in mind that you started dropping bombs on them. You are also the ones that came with a lot of grand promises, but did not deliver. Furthermore you represent a culture that they are not too fond of. It is insane to think that they owe you some gratitude. You break it, you pay. And think next time before you start dropping bombs next time. I dont think it has much to do with it to be honest. When the Mosque in Malmo (Sweden) was burning, the firefighters were met by Muslim stone throwers as they tried to put out the flames. Cops had to be called in and the fire fighters had to pull back because of safety reasons...
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Pulling out of whatever engagement because the people want it, like in Spains case, isnt cowardly. Its called democracy. But I understand that its a concept hard to grasp for certain people.
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    The Middle East part 2

    The guy spent 11 years and six months in solitary confinement... Thats a long time :/
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Well, it will be interesting to see for how long Fogh Rasmussen will be able to stick by his guns. With Norway pulling out, I think opposition in Denmark will get more gasoline to pour on the fire...
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    The Iraq thread 3

    It might also have to do with the fact that Norway is comfortable about being viewed as a liberating force, but do not want to be associated with an occupational one. They were after all occupied by the Nazi's and many of them fought hard for their freedom. Maybe seeing the fierce fighting of rebels in Iraq had a bad taste for some of them. (just speculations)
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    The Iraq thread 3

    Norway is pulling out of Iraq as well, two months ahead of schedule. http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,466414,00.html
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