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  1. A message to Lord Helmet and Herr Fick

    A cross between Peter Lorre & Don Knotts?
  2. Saturday

    Massachusett just had good PR. Rhode Islanders and folks from other colonies were fighting the Brittish before 1775. Rhode Island was the first British colony in America to formally declare its independence, doing so on May 4, 1776, a full two months before the national Declaration of Independence.[10] Previously, in 1772 Rhode Islanders attacked the British warship HMS Gaspee as one of the first overt acts of rebellion in America. Burning of the Gaspee, (June 10, 1772), in U.S. colonial history, act of open civil defiance of British authority when Rhode Islanders boarded and sank the revenue cutter Gaspee in Narragansett Bay. Headed by a leading merchant, John Brown, eight boatloads of armed, reputable citizens overpowered the crew of the Gaspee, which had run aground in pursuit of a smuggling vessel, disabled her commander, and set fire to the ship. Despite concerted British efforts to bring the culprits to justice, the raiding party was never punished. "ROGUE'S ISLAND" Undoubtedly the freest colony in America, and the major source of anarchistic thought and institutions, was little Rhode Island, which originated as a series of more or less anarchic settlements founded by people fleeing from the brutal politico-religious tyranny of the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay (who referred to the new territory as "Rogue's Land").
  3. No Flattops

    Why does DHS need 1 + billion rounds??? DHS buys 450 million hollow point rounds March 2012 http://www.theblaze....-point-bullets/ DHS buys 750 million hollow point rounds August 2012 http://www.opednews....120815-104.html DHS buys 200 thousand mmore rounds January 2013 http://www.infowars....-of-ammunition/
  4. Wednesday

    I'm not a big Obama fan, but could not bring myself to vote for a man who is for AND against everything. I wonder which Mitt we would have gotten, the ultra conservative, the centrist, the liberal. He should have run on whatever it is he really believes instead of trying (unsuccessfully) to be everything to everyone. After campaigning for 6 years, we still didn't know who he was.
  5. Deep Purple Founder Jon Lord Dies at Age 71

    RIP Jon On a lighter note, Richie Blackmore is still kickin' and doing a sort of medieval minstrel rock thing with his wife, who has a great voice. http://www.blackmoresnight.com/
  6. Andy Griffith just died.

    RIP
  7. THIS is how COD should look!

    Win 7 64 bit. Had no problem with the install through steam. I'd rather not have to use steam, but it wasn't a show stopper for me.
  8. THIS is how COD should look!

    You don't need a super computer. I've been keeping an eye on CLod since it came out, but with all the complaints in the forums I figured I'd wait till they had a few patches out and see what the community had to say about it. They're still quite peeved, as the Brits might say. The consensus seems to be that it's still a bug ridden piece o' crap that you need a super computer to play. After reading these posts, I figured what the heck, for less than 10 bucks I'd get it just to see if my niffty new (1 yr old) PC could handle it. Got it yesterday, installed it last night, started it up, cranked all the video setting up to ludicrous speed just to see how bad it could be and started one of the quick missions with a bunch of aircraft in the sky. It looks great! The graphics make '46 look like Donkey Kong. (bit of exaggeration there) The flying was smooth and fluid, no stutter, certainly not the "slide show" I was expecting. I dragged some 109s down to the rooftops o' London town (buildings set on unlimited) and still smooth sailing! (until I became cannon fodder LoL) (The crash and flaming wreckage looked great by the way!) I haven't played enough to critique the bugs, but I did get a couple "CTD's". (CLoD forum speak for "crash to desktop") Almost randomly the game just disappears and I'm looking at my desktop. I'll have to read up on that. The graphics look great and work great on my system and it's no super computer. My dozen year old ATI XP3200 system started getting flaky and had to be put down, (sniff) so I had to build a new one. I wanted to keep it under a grand and put this one together for just about that price. I reused my old case and a HD & burner I had lying around but had to replace everything else. This is what I bought and what it costs today at Newegg. It's not a high end machine but it plays CLoD just fine. CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W PSU $110.00 Intel Core i5-2500K $220.00 ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 MB $185.00 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600 $80.00 EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB $190.00 Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB SATA III SSD $130.00 $915.00
  9. A blast from the past

    No flute
  10. Is Dream Chaser the new space shuttle?

    There's still a shuttle, it just has a different mission, the ultimate "drone". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-37 http://theweek.com/article/index/212840/the-air-force-shuttles-secret-mission-5-theories http://www.technewsworld.com/story/71986.html
  11. Lastest config?

    Howdy folks, I haven't been flying for quite some time, but was thinking of getting back into it. I was wondering what the latest greatest configuration is, UP, HFSF (or whatever it is), best mods etc. What do you guys fly these days and where's the best site for the latest & greatest downloads? CF
  12. The Universal Laws

    This one covers a lot. O’Toole’s commentary on Murphy’s Law states, “Murphy was overly optimistic”.
  13. More Redneck Products and Inventions

    Love the weather vane on the truck. Gutta git me one o' them for my van.
  14. Noir Town

    "I see the Priest. He's bent down, skulking along behind his cannon fodder. " I don't remember being there. And if I was I'm pretty sure I'd have been hiding behind the dame. Just for the view of course. Now I don't know what to do, do I route for the horks?! I'm so confused.......
  15. Tuesday

    Just my 2¢. co2 is not pollution it's a major & important part of the atmosphere. The #1 greenhouse gas is water vapor. We need to pave the wet lands! The arctic ice cap is melting, the antarctic ice cap is growing. We're going to need to feed penguins to polar bears. Glaciers are melting in some parts of the world and growing in others. The global mean temperature (there's no such thing by the way) has been falling for ten years. The Earth has been warming since the end of the last ice age and has just started to cool again. Sea level is NOT rising & Al Gore stands to make a FORTUNE in carbon credit trading from a company he formed years ago with executives from ENRON. Remember them? There's plenty of room for veggies on the plate. Right between the potatoes and the panda steak. Hi Y'all.
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