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Re: Did you know that.......[message #262396] Mon, 13 September 2010 01:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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did you know, that JA2 1.13 with WF6.06+AIM+NAS+STOMP+HAM actually makes for a pretty kickass game that mostly works like a charm and only could use some more balancing and polishing to make it the best JA2 ever?

i finally found the time and muse to give this a try and i am truly surprised how well all those different components from different contributors work together and enrich the gameplay.

imho we are not that far away from a close to perfect 1.13 version that could be made into a proper stable milestone package.

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Re: Did you know that.......[message #262411] Mon, 13 September 2010 03:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!
Re: Did you know that.......[message #262417] Mon, 13 September 2010 03:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Grenades were invented in China over 1,000 years ago.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #263347] Thu, 23 September 2010 15:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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... Newts are the only complex animal that can re-grow a severed limb. Not just a mutant stump replacement either. A full and perfect replacement... now there are some genes I'd like to get my hands on.

Re: Did you know that.......[message #264755] Tue, 12 October 2010 17:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The great warrior Ghengis Khan died in bed while having sex.

That was Attila. He died during his wedding night. The background of Ghengis death is rather unknown, even though some rumors include being assissanted by a woman.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #264769] Wed, 13 October 2010 11:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that...

...it is perfectly fine for a girl to meet boy in park, that it

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Re: Did you know that.......[message #264833] Thu, 14 October 2010 15:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that...

....late medievale knights being unable to get up on their own when having been knocked down because of the heavy plate armour is a myth?

This armour was crafted individually fitting with joints wherever the human body has joints. The wearer was able to run, climb ladders, do hours of swordfighting on horse and foot, even dance while wearing plate armour.



....sayings like "risking an eye" or "fun until one loses an eye" comes from the same armor?

Different to battle helmets those worn in tournament did not have vizors. The front was completly closed and there only was a small opening at the top. So the wearer had to bent his head to see anything, otherwise he was blind. Additionally these helmets had small flaps where the eyes are. These could be opened individually allowing the wearer to take a look around - not without danger. That way he was "risiking an eye", and the entire game was no longer fun when one lost an eye that way.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #264921] Sat, 16 October 2010 10:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testicles?that
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265140] Tue, 19 October 2010 18:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They didn't. Eunuchs were either slaves or religious cultists, either way testimony was not applicable. Being found out as a liar having sworn on your gonads could indeed be punishable by eunuchisation...it would make you consider telling the truth a lot more than being made to put your hand on a book of middle eastern mythology.

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Re: Did you know that.......[message #265179] Wed, 20 October 2010 01:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@tao, WG, Dzsono:

FYI, found this source that seems to indicate the testimony/testicle story isn't true and explains the etymology.

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20010214
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265180] Wed, 20 October 2010 01:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Coca-cola was originally green.

FYI, doesn't look like this one is real either. Not trying to argue, just thought you might like to know.

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/green.asp
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265287] Thu, 21 October 2010 01:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe so,

I would like to say though that both the Kola nut plant and the Coca plant are green. Brew some plants in water and see what color it changes the water.

Maybe your source refers to the commercially available coca-cola. Maybe mine refers to the original concoction. Maybe you are right. Maybe I am right. Maybe we are both right. Maybe I am wrong. Maybe you are wrong. Maybe we are both wrong. In any event, thanks for double checking my unusual fact posts.

Re: Did you know that.......[message #265291] Thu, 21 October 2010 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Heh heh, no problem. I'm fascinated by that kind of stuff, which is I why looked it up in the first place. It's difficult trying to come across as "if I were you, I would want to know this" via text-only communication instead of "total smartass trying to one-up people" or whatever.

Back on topic:

Did you know... that early criminologist Cesare Lombroso used the concept of atavism to search for people prone to criminal behavior based on the proportionate sizes of their heads, ears, and other physical features?

My head's a little large... not sure if that's good or bad... Uh Oh
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265435] Sat, 23 October 2010 01:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, I actually did. It is a theory based on whether a person is a "throwback".
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265579] Mon, 25 October 2010 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Mort - gage" is thought to signify that the property against which the loan is made is "dead" to the mortgage payers until the loan is repaid.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265727] Wed, 27 October 2010 00:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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Look up some of Jordan Maxwell's studies Howie.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #265740] Wed, 27 October 2010 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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why don't you write something interesting about him, then maybe people will want to know more of this man.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #266448] Mon, 08 November 2010 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that McDonald's is in the real estate business.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #266465] Mon, 08 November 2010 09:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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what is particularily surprising about that? they simply need a lot of places to sell their 'products' - owning those places is preferable -> mc donald's real estate division
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267131] Fri, 19 November 2010 14:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that gold and silver are the most radiation-free, stable, easy to find elements on earth.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267132] Fri, 19 November 2010 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that gold and silver are the most radiation-free, stable, [color:#3333FF]easy to find elements[/color] on earth.


ridiculuos, how about silicium (arabian deserts anyone? sierra nevada is probaly not as good radiation-wise)or oxygen (as in h2o)
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267154] Fri, 19 November 2010 21:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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in precious metal category.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267157] Fri, 19 November 2010 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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in precious metal category.


so, why don't you say that in the first place?
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267163] Sat, 20 November 2010 01:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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so, why don't you say that in the first place?

...because then he couldn't make an intensely eye-rolling attempt at suckering you into responding to his seemingly outlandish claim?

Just a guess... :whoknows:

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Re: Did you know that.......[message #267172] Sat, 20 November 2010 04:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
howareyou32

 
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Not really, I just forgot to put that in. But I did assume that people will know it is precious metal when talking about G/S. Anyway, it just a historical reason why we human use these as means of exchange.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267177] Sat, 20 November 2010 11:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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nope, the historical reason is that it's shiny and rare - kind of a 'must have' - the place where there was gold in some kind of abundance it had no worth beyond what it could be used for. maya, inca anyone? the assuption that gold is a save haven for wealth is nuts. gold is the biggest bubble of all, as it's nothing but a convention that gives gold that value. well, a convention that has not been broken for 4000 years (we always were greedy bastards lusting for shiny things - glasperls anyone).

silver is far more useful for us than gold, and don't forget 50% of ther gold production is going into jewelry, 10 % in to industry and 40% are stocled with 'older' production-runs in some heavily fortified places like fort knox. we really 'need' 10% of the annual production, without the 'shiny' part of my argument and without the gold-bubble the price needed to fall to rockbottom. even if you give the shiny part an economical sense, the gold-price is far too high. locking away 40% to keep the price high done on let's say the anual medicine production would be a crime in next to every country.

so let's call the gold-bubbble the gold conspiracy. a conspiracy that took a very big death-toll over the years.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #267400] Thu, 25 November 2010 21:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Look up some of Jordan Maxwell's studies Howie.

howareyou32
why don't you write something interesting about him, then maybe people will want to know more of this man.


Definitions:

Definition of Priest

http://www.jordanmaxwell.com/images/aaa-np/priest.gif

Definition of Public

http://www.jordanmaxwell.com/images/aaa-np/public.gif

What's This All About?

http://www.jordanmaxwell.com/images/monkey/sistine-rosie.jpg
Re: Did you know that.......[message #271858] Mon, 31 January 2011 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In many species, only the larval stage survives through winter. Insects that do over-winter as adults usually enter a hibernation-like state called diapause.

"Insects don't technically hibernate in winter but many go into diapause, a dormant state that allows them to withstand cold temperatures," says Brian Kunkel, a UD Cooperative Extension entomologist. The mourning cloak butterfly exists in a type of diapause called freeze susceptible.

This butterfly replaces the water in its body with antifreeze compounds -- called cryoprotectants -- which supercool its bodily fluids and tissues.

The other form of diapause, called freeze tolerant, is exhibited infrequently by North American insects but is common among Southern Hemisphere insects. In this type of diapause, the insect freezes its bodily fluids.

Not all insects go into diapause in winter. A few, like the stonefly and mayfly, can be seen out and about in their adult form. The best time to look for stoneflies is after a snowfall; they're much easier to spot in the snow.

The social insects take a middle-of-the-road approach to winter. They don't enter diapause, like many butterflies, but they're not bounding about, full of pep, like stoneflies. Social insects that live through winter in Delaware include honeybees, termites and a number of different ants.

Many of the social insects, including ants, consolidate their living quarters during the winter, says Deborah Delaney, an assistant professor in UD's department of entomology and wildlife ecology. In late fall they move deeper into their nests and close up the exit with soil, leaves and other organic material.

Honeybees slow down in winter and stick close to the hive. The focus is on eating and huddling close to each other on cold days, notes Delaney.

When the hive temperature drops below 64 degrees, honeybees cluster together into a carefully organized, compact ball. The interior bees generate warmth by vibrating their wing muscles. The outer bees are motionless, acting as an insulation layer. The colder the temperature outside, the tighter the cluster. A single bee can increase heat production 25-fold.

The honeybees take turns enjoying the warmth in the middle of the huddle and then move to the outside. Not surprisingly, the queen bee never takes a turn on the outside.

Despite huddling and other strategies, winter takes a toll on honeybees, says Delaney. Hives that may have had a peak of 60,000 bees in the summer may diminish to 20,000 bees by mid-winter. Some hives are totally lost, due to insufficient food or other factors.

Worker honeybees toiled long hours in the fall, collecting nectar to feed and maintain the colony until spring. If their work wasn't adequate, there is nothing they -- or Delaney -- can do about it now, in the depths of winter.

Nonetheless, Delaney checks on the hives at UD's apiary about two to three times a week this time of year.

"I hold my ear to each hive and if I hear buzzing inside, I know everything is good," she says.

"The hives are kind of like my fourth child," admits Delaney, who has three small children.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #274301] Wed, 23 February 2011 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that mercantalism is just another variety of state-controlled economics, where some crazy theory says the state should do this and that for the benifit of everyone.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #274302] Wed, 23 February 2011 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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where some crazy theory says the state should do this and that for the benifit of everyone.
Doesn't this describe all political theories?
Re: Did you know that.......[message #274305] Wed, 23 February 2011 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It only does in some level. But, only pure Capitalism will truly maximize everyone's benefit. As for today we do not have such pure system.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #274307] Wed, 23 February 2011 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What the fuck?
Howdy......

Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for a private profit.

That does not benefit neither me nor you.


Edit:

What the hell have you been reading?

Corporate Capitalism

By the way, Your boy, Thomas Jefferson, one of the founders of the United States democratic system, said "I hope we shall crush ... in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country".

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Re: Did you know that.......[message #274318] Wed, 23 February 2011 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What the fuck?
Howdy......

Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for a private profit.

That does not benefit neither me nor you.


it does however benefit me :devilaugh:

taoteching
By the way, Your boy, Thomas Jefferson, one of the founders of the United States democratic system, said "I hope we shall crush ... in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country".


he failed miserably
Re: Did you know that.......[message #274327] Wed, 23 February 2011 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is no such thing as a pure system. Communism and Fascism were never pure enough to succeed. Neither is Capitalism; nor is it harmless or benign as many would have you believe. It is simply less toxic than the other two and more people are prepared to put up with it. Talk of "pure" capitalism is as fanciful as my hope for life without government (not the violent chaos of Somalia before all the control freaks have heart attacks; but a considered sober anarchism based entirely on personal responsibility) and even less likely to happen; if indeed it was desirable which it most certainly isn't.

The next big thing worldwide is Green Fascism I reckon; desperate measures for desperate times.

Re: Did you know that.......[message #274333] Wed, 23 February 2011 16:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pure anything-ism would be hell.


Re: Did you know that.......[message #274367] Wed, 23 February 2011 23:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is no such thing as a pure system.

Communism and Fascism were never pure enough to succeed.

Neither is Capitalism; nor is it harmless or benign as many would have you believe. It is simply less toxic than the other two and more people are prepared to put up with it.

The next big thing worldwide is Green Fascism I reckon; desperate measures for desperate times.

- Truth.
- It is not just never pure enough, it is we human are not prepare nor capable of doing such pure thing. One day maybe, but not now or the near future.
- Right, Capitalism just better than all others we had and are having. It will create some chaos in the beginning, but if we human are discipline enough and lucky enough to get it done, then after the chaos, a new orderly chaos will emerge, and hopefully after that, it will lead to some thing better.
- It will always lead to big problems, whenever we do thing in "desperate" but not rational.

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Corporate Capitalism

Corporate Capitalism = Mercantalism
Re: Did you know that.......[message #277667] Mon, 11 April 2011 00:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you know that.......

10. Coffee



The Fact: The most expensive coffee in the world comes from civet poop

Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mammal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound, and is sold mainly in Japan and United States, but it is increasingly becoming available elsewhere. My question is: who the hell discovered that it tasted good?

9. Feast



The Fact: The largest food item on a menu is roast camel

The camel is stuffed with a sheep
Re: Did you know that.......[message #277668] Mon, 11 April 2011 00:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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no10: knew it - to me it's not worth the money
Re: Did you know that.......[message #277671] Mon, 11 April 2011 00:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Definitely not worth the money. Very unique, but not worth it. They are probably manufactured in a way now a days.
Re: Did you know that.......[message #277672] Mon, 11 April 2011 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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i'm talking about the ttaste of that coffee - i tried it

edith:

and yes i knew it before - ever thought about honey

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