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Off-Topic / Re: In the news...
« on: 05-02-2014, 21:02:09 »
Head of Cloud Services? Grab as many Win7 OEM keys as you can (as retail is not sold anymore), because that sounds like dire news for the direction of future versions of Windows. You thought Win8 was worse than Vista? What if Win9 by default saves everything into cloud and even runs partially off cloud? (*projectile vomit*)

Yah, I know, Linux, but every distro I've seen in action is (compared to Win7 - I ain't touching 8 with a hundred-metre pole) still too clumsy/too much 80's/too original for its own good/requires too much effort/all of the above (plus not running all Windows games and progs even through Wine, and not having as much or as good native software - no, clumsily disguised command line program is not a replacement for GUI in the 2010's). That the user community STILL has the "RTFM" attitude, and considers everyone who doesn't want to learn hundred rows of command line syntax a lamer, doesn't make it any more enticing.

Cloud services are pretty ok actually, especially if you can get a real SaaS solution. Why would I want to pay for infrastructure anyway. If Onlive would have worked I wouldn't have pay so much for new PC's every few years.
And nothing wrong with having a backup "Online"
Data security is a joke as we know so don't let that stop you from putting it in a cloud.

What if you don't have ability to get on the internet? Can happen quite often.

No need to get offensive here.

I bet theta's pic is about the current financial crisis. The drowning one must be Greece or Italy.

Gaming / Re: War Thunder
« on: 29-01-2014, 21:01:37 »
I marked the Me109 G6 for research but I've flown a number of missions today and the research didn't move an inch, why isn't it researching, am I doing something wrong?
Welcome to patch 1.37 grind, :D. Some nerd did the math, and seems they have reduced exp gain 5 times or something (might be wrong though but it sure feels close). Fork out yer euros, scrub! (or maybe you don't fly the right planes for optimal research)

Yeah.. 1 gold = 40 xp or something, so they made also the converting a lot more expensive. It's just too grindy to play now either way to be exciting.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 29-01-2014, 10:01:04 »

Hafenschutzboot HS 114. Used to patrol harbours and shallow coastal waters.

what is that boat used for?   am i too drunk to see any weapons on it? or just uses radio etc. to mark locations of fleet movements?

I see two MGs in front of the mast..

Off-Topic / Re: Post something happy that happened to you
« on: 28-01-2014, 16:01:59 »
-17 Celcius and they close down schools? Grow a pair silly Ohioans.  :P
But it's the POLAR VORTEX!

Here they think about it around -40 Celsius..

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 24-01-2014, 16:01:12 »
Yeah, the local people don't trust men without beards basically.. Shaving is against their interpretation of Islam. It's not mentioned in Quran but some Hadiths ban shaving your beard.

SEALs prior to Operation Red Wings, summer 2005, (L to R): Matthew Axelson, Daniel R. Healy, James Suh, Marcus Luttrell, Eric S. Patton, Michael P. Murphy

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 24-01-2014, 03:01:10 »
How many soldiers did they send?


Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 23-01-2014, 23:01:41 »

Estonian soldier, Helmand, Afghanistan.

Modding / Re: Pont de l'Arche 1940 , Map custom
« on: 19-01-2014, 00:01:26 »
Looking forward to this. I just love all pre-Op. Barbarossa stuff.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 15-01-2014, 18:01:41 »
^ whoa, neat pic.  any more info?

MG-42 with 50 round drum magazine.. really useful.

Off-Topic / Re: Militaria
« on: 15-01-2014, 14:01:20 »
This is most likely a M24 lotta rifle. And the finnish never manufactured any recievers for the mosin nagant. They did made barrels however and pretty much anything exept buttplates and recievers.

As for the MAS 36. Great sexy rifle. As for ammo, there are various ways to reload 7.5x54mm mas. you can use .308 bullets. And IIRC you can resize 6.5x55mm Swedish brass into proper brass.
The main issue with it being an M24  is that the markings don't match up. I don't have any of the markings consistent with those rifles on my receiver or barrel...

Might be a captured rifle, from Soviets during Winter War, and just got fixed during 1941 in Finland (which would explain the Finnish parts).

Gaming / Re: World of Tanks
« on: 11-01-2014, 20:01:49 »
I think the Euro tech tree was the plan for this year, the Italians being an integral part of it

"Euro tech tree" meaning that it doesn't get it's own tree? Mixed up with some other countries?

Off-Topic / Re: Questions Thread
« on: 11-01-2014, 20:01:33 »
He was a subject of the British Crown, Indian, and his name was Satish Chandra Bandhopadhyay. He retired in 1926, and was born in 1871 or 1872 (yes my granny is a bit forgetful), and he was a school teacher before the war.
Did he die in WW1?

If he retired in 1926, of course not. And I fixed your grammar.

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