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Music, TV, Movies / Re: Venom
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 07:29:36 AM »
This looks more like... something. Something Venomy. (With apparently other symbiotes.)




Angry Joe and Other Joe.




I'm not going to lie, I'm only posting this for the attention.  :hide:
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....you’ve already had 3 in which case fuck it.

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“Canadians should remember that keeping their drinking moderate is an important part of maintaining overall health and is necessary for avoiding liver problems,” Dr. Harry Edo told reporters in anticipation of the guidelines rollout. “But hey, if you have a buzz on, then you might as well keep it going.”
“Especially if you had a lot of bread at dinner—that’ll most likely soak up the booze before it gets to your liver,” Dr. Edo clarified.


https://www.thebeaverton.com/2018/04/health-canada-suggests-limiting-alcohol-to-2-drinks-per-day-unless-youve-already-had-3-in-which-case-fuck-it/

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Computer Wargaming / Re: Battletech is back!!!
« Last post by mikeck on Today at 07:12:15 AM »
this person seems less than impressed

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/24/battletech-review-pc/#more-536745

Finally, a review on RPS that reads like a review of a game rather than commentary on social injustice or gender inequality.

Hard to criticize the reviewers opinion here. I’m surprised to read that the environment doesn’t react to your mechs. Also, infantry, or some element of humanity on the ground would be great to show the scale and power of the mechs. Disappointed to see that isn’t there either.

Still hopeful.

When you say that the “environment doesn’t react”....does that mean that the environment is NOT destructible? No knocked over trees or craters? Not game breaking but in this day and age...why?
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Military (and other) History / Nazi Super-Trains
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Today at 07:03:52 AM »
I'd like to think I've not heard everything around World War II yet, and having a show called 'Nazi Mega Structures' on in the background while working introduced me to this pretty fantastic (as in fantasy) concept that Hitler had for the Reich's train system. I'd never heard of this before.



Called the "Breitspurbahn," it was a planned 3-meter-wide track that would run throughout most of Europe and sport a HUGE train that would be loaded with luxuries, from a first class down to a third class.



Cars would include a swimming pool and cinema.  :o

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The proposal was that high-performance locomotives should pull 8-axle double-floor carriages with a length of 42 meters (138 ft), width of 6 meters (19 ft 8 in) and height of 7 meters (23 ft 0 in).[1] The carriages would have Dutch doors (with retractable staircase). The trains would be fitted with a restaurant, cinema, swimming pool, barbershop and sauna. The whole train would have a length of about 500 meters (1,640 ft), allowing a capacity of between 2,000 and 4,000 passengers, travelling at speeds of 200 kilometers per hour (120 mph). Designs included:

1st/2nd class day car: 48 first class seats in 12 compartments, 144 second class seats in 24 compartments, bar, lounge, reading room, luggage compartments, 12 toilets.
3rd class day car: 460 seats in 56 compartments, lounge, 12 toilets.
1st/2nd class dining car: 130 seats at 24 tables, kitchen, pantry.
3rd class day car with dining room: 244 seats in 28 compartments, 176 seat dining room, kitchen, pantry.
1st/2nd class sleeping car: 16 first class beds in 16 cabins, 41 second class beds in 19 cabins, breakfast room, kitchen, washrooms, 10 toilets.
2nd class sleeping car: 104 beds in 104 cabins, washrooms, 12 toilets.
3rd class sleeping car: 264 beds in 44 cabins, breakfast room, kitchen, shower rooms 10 toilets.
Day/night car for Ost-Arbeiter: 480 seats in 52 cabins, kitchen, washrooms, staff room.
Cinema car: 196 seat cinema.
Observation car: 16 first class seats in 4 compartments, 32 second class seats in 8 compartments, 160 third class seats in 20 compartments, galley, cold buffet, bar, observation deck.
Mail car: mail storage and sorting, parcel space, crew room, space for 6 automobiles, dog kennels.
Baggage car: baggage rooms, space for 2 automobiles, dog kennels, canteen, crew room, multiple 20 mm anti-aircraft guns, ammunition storage and gun crews.

I'm not a big train guy but I do have something of an interest in this subject. The episode (season 1, ep 3) was a detailed look at the Reich's train systems, a subject I've not really learned too much about over the years. Well worth a watch if you have Netflix.

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Current Events / Re: Van Hits Crowd in Toronto
« Last post by Pete Dero on Today at 06:48:14 AM »
Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Police said Minassian was from the northern Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill and was not previously known to authorities.

"The actions definitely looked deliberate," said Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders.

Public safety minister Ralph Goodale said there "would appear to be no national security connections" and Canadian broadcaster CBC cited government officials as saying he was not associated with any known terror groups.

Minassian had previously attended a school for students with special needs in north Toronto, former classmates said.

He would be seen walking around Thornlea Secondary School with his head down and hands clasped tightly together making meowing noises, Shereen Chami told Reuters.

But she said Minassian had not been violent.

"He wasn't a social person, but from what I remember he was absolutely harmless," she told Reuters.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43875321

Toronto van attack: How is the suspect not dead?

The calm actions of a police officer who arrested the Toronto van suspect without firing a shot have prompted praise and, in some quarters, astonishment.

Video from the scene shows suspect Alek Minassian pointing an object at the officer and shouting: "Kill me!"

The officer tells the man to "get down" and when the suspect says he has a gun, the officer repeats: "I don't care. Get down.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43876772
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Field of Glory II
« Last post by bbmike on Today at 06:41:51 AM »
They won't kill you! Just break an arm or two!  >:D
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Current Events / Re: Van Hits Crowd in Toronto
« Last post by Barthheart on Today at 06:30:40 AM »
Now 10 dead as on in hospital has died.  :(

Still not much about the driver other than they have him in custody.

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Current Events / Re: RIP The Angel of Dieppe
« Last post by Greybriar on Today at 06:22:03 AM »
Rest in peace, Sister Agnes.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Battletech is back!!!
« Last post by MikeGER on Today at 06:21:44 AM »

Finally, a review on RPS that reads like a review of a game rather than commentary on social injustice or gender inequality.


that's just because they gave in and build it in preemptive, watch DasTactic's tutorial when it comes to character setup @14:10  :hide: 
https://youtu.be/6SQj-SQmAH8

...well i dunno much about Battletech Universe lore and fluff and what might goes on in the outer rim systems ^-^   
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