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  1. What do you mean you did not phoptoshoped it. Of...

    What do you mean you did not phoptoshoped it. Of cause you have! Here is as a tru, genuine work of art. I should know, I painted it! (Sorry, could not resist)
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    I would like to also point...
  2. I doubt it, besides he/she forgot about this site...

    I doubt it, besides he/she forgot about this site already :)
  3. Thread: a working club?

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    Yes, he is still dipping his brush, but not...

    Yes, he is still dipping his brush, but not nearly as often as he would want to :).
    There is still a group of painters gathering from time to time at our local GW store, although I haven't been...
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    Is it just me of something wrong with the...

    Is it just me of something wrong with the pictures in this announcement on the main page? It is either size of resolution or both
  5. Thread: Art?

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    It probably is but taken at face value it leads...

    It probably is but taken at face value it leads us to an interesting place. If idea is the form of art, then an absence of idea is the form of art too, because the absence of idea is certainly "an...
  6. Thread: Art?

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    I believe he is :) This quote from Avelorn...

    I believe he is :)

    This quote from Avelorn however "Let's hope and pray that more conceptual artists go into the realm of invisibility for their future works!" should become the guiding principle...
  7. Honestly? They whole idea of qualifier for AoP...

    Honestly? They whole idea of qualifier for AoP is beyond belief stupid. People, who had these "qualifiers" and had more than 3 army in the store on display, please, raise you hands. I bet there will...
  8. Well, I will not be there. I don't have much to...

    Well, I will not be there. I don't have much to show as most of stuff I've been painting this year is not made by GW. There are other more interesting alternatives around this time too so I pass this...
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    No it doesn't, or at least it didn't before....

    No it doesn't, or at least it didn't before. Rating change is not instantaneous. I suspect it is a separate script that screen for new minies periodically
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    Not really. I think it is the way script set up...

    Not really. I think it is the way script set up at the moment. To deal with the backlog of unvoted miniatures it selects those that are oldest date, closest to 50 and show them first as your "random"...
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    Also, check Copplestone Castings. They have many...

    Also, check Copplestone Castings. They have many different "cavemen/women"

    http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=HA
  12. Thread: Eldar Army

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    I would second that. This particular green really...

    I would second that. This particular green really doesn't go well with this deep yellow. Almost any other color would work. Posing is great, you can almost feel the recoil
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    Reaper used to make "Neanderthals". Some of them...

    Reaper used to make "Neanderthals". Some of them are out of production but if you go to e-bay and search for Reaper Neanderthal you will find some. I just look there were 4 available.
  14. Funny that pieces like this keep reappearing. I...

    Funny that pieces like this keep reappearing. I am wondering, whether people write things like this because they simply cannot produce anything more interesting and original or there is some other...
  15. Warhammer universe is a breeding ground for extreme right-wingers :)

    Here, just came across this tidbit today. The gist of this: Warhammer universe is a breeding ground for extreme right-wingers :)


    http://cadia122.blogspot.com/2011/11/bad-journalism.html
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    I would not go that strong but on a scale from 1...

    I would not go that strong but on a scale from 1 to 10 it is about 4. Not "bloody" but awful enough :)
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    In fact, I do. Go to gallery search, In the...

    In fact, I do. Go to gallery search, In the window above select score limit between 8 and 9. Sort them by Rating (ascending). Check those where differences between All and registered do not exceed...
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    Thanks you for noticing. Yes, it happened couple...

    Thanks you for noticing. Yes, it happened couple of days ago. Unfortunately Dennis Ritchie was never interested in self-promotion and is much less known than some other recent "digital prophets",...
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    Are you talking about MSDS? What do they have in...

    Are you talking about MSDS? What do they have in composition section? Unless they show SPECIFIC components that are potentially hazardous all this is just a general liability crap
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    Sticky: Sorry, couldn't resist.... Who do I contact if...

    Sorry, couldn't resist....

    Who do I contact if I have a sudden urge to start another thread about ranking?

    On a more serious note:

    What are the voting rules?
    How many votes do I need...
  21. Is it possible to get my black or very dark blue...

    Is it possible to get my black or very dark blue background back?
  22. Thread: whoa dude!

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    I am actually interested in the physics of it....

    I am actually interested in the physics of it. Especially the drop part. You have dissipate (or absorb) the fall energy, and you cannot do it fast, or you will break each and every bone in your...
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    This diorama is quite abstract but so well done....

    This diorama is quite abstract but so well done. Please more and detailed pictures!
  24. What category a given piece supposed to go is...

    What category a given piece supposed to go is often up to debate. Over the past several GDs I was participating in I solved this problem in a very simple way. If I have any doubt (and I often do) I...
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    Now, whatever you will read beyond this point is...

    Now, whatever you will read beyond this point is just an opinion ans as such should be taken with a grain of salt. First of all, let me just say that this was my favorite piece in the category, it is...
  26. It is interesting to watch progress of Collin...

    It is interesting to watch progress of Collin Engelhardt and Will Kyle, who took gold and silver in the youngblood category, this year. A year ago they took gold and silver in Baltimore in the same...
  27. Thread: DemonQUEST 2012

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    On this particular GD, yes. In last Baltimore,...

    On this particular GD, yes. In last Baltimore, for example, not really. It kinda goes back and forth, although you are probably right considering amazing light in Chicago more contrast is better then...
  28. Next year it is again Chicago, it was announced...

    Next year it is again Chicago, it was announced at this GD
  29. Matt, I am really sorry, I usually try to take as...

    Matt, I am really sorry, I usually try to take as many as I can. THis time it was bad beyond believe. See, problem was not only poor light, but also it was poor yellow light. I tried to take ...
  30. Thread: War0827 WIP

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    Congratulations with the Silver :)

    Congratulations with the Silver :)
  31. Congratulations to all winners. This was my first...

    Congratulations to all winners. This was my first GD in Chicago.

    In general I liked the venue and organization with one exception - see rant below :). Demon Lounge was a lot of fun, however more...
  32. 9:00 am, I doubt I can make that but we shall see

    9:00 am, I doubt I can make that but we shall see
  33. I had a gold (not slayer sword) with unconverted...

    I had a gold (not slayer sword) with unconverted mini although it might constitute "years ago" :)
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    I am using either W&N or Raphael 8404 and 8408...

    I am using either W&N or Raphael 8404 and 8408 (lately, mostly Raphael). I have one W&N series 7 miniature that I use rarely and usually for freehand. At the same time I know that some people,...
  35. Thread: Coding

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    VBA - daily; Perl, when VBA fails; Python - for...

    VBA - daily; Perl, when VBA fails; Python - for some reason never really got into it, probably can if have to; R - trying to figure out whether I like it enough; Java Script - very rusty; HTML -this...
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    fortunately, does not exist

    fortunately, does not exist
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    There was mind involved in this? Ah, I see, we...

    There was mind involved in this? Ah, I see, we are talking about lion's minds. I would be scared too If I meet this guy in the middle of nowhere.
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    Sorry couldn't help. Would it be Chern tied into...

    Sorry couldn't help. Would it be Chern tied into a pretzel with rivets all over the place ?

    Congratulations !
  39. Hmm, I don't see any pictures. It says that...

    Hmm, I don't see any pictures. It says that Photobucket Bandwidth Exceeded :(
  40. I am contemplating it, however both financial and...

    I am contemplating it, however both financial and scheduling issues might interfere. I really want to though.
  41. Of cause it could. In fact, the only way to...

    Of cause it could. In fact, the only way to determine that DNA from a dead body belongs to a person A, is to already have an example of person's A DNA in the first place. In that case it is a very...
  42. You are missing my point as well. With this logic...

    You are missing my point as well. With this logic we can go rather far: a photograph and a videotape could be doctored. The body itself in fact could be "doctored" as well, and in any case very few...
  43. This is absolutely precious. There are millions...

    This is absolutely precious. There are millions of stars out there but since I (in New York) cannot see them at all I have no evidence they exist. There are as many tiny organisms on the palm of my...
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    LOL, Me? for the past 39 years, although less so...

    LOL, Me? for the past 39 years, although less so for the past 15.
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    ЗОЛОТО (indeed it is gold, although again there...

    ЗОЛОТО (indeed it is gold, although again there are contextual variants when it is used to describe a person)



    Literal translation will be
    Remember, one day people will leave you alone.
    ...
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    it is not always easy to judge movies...

    it is not always easy to judge movies objectively. For example, I really liked "The Pelican brief", yet id had very low ratings.
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    "if anyone dares to watch it and say they enjoyed...

    "if anyone dares to watch it and say they enjoyed it, well i have some tablets spare there's obviously something wrong with the wiring in yer head"

    Well, I liked it. But then again most people...
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    It is outstanding idea and in my line of work it...

    It is outstanding idea and in my line of work it is actually pretty common. It is essentially a "travel award". It actually may have unintended, but positive, consequence. It might stimulate painters...
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    I tend to agree with that. I understand that you...

    I tend to agree with that. I understand that you have to start somewhere but for me Adepticon was always a gaming convention and, until recently, a regional convention. I doubt that this convention...
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    No! Cash prizes need to be either meaningful or...

    No! Cash prizes need to be either meaningful or not at all. Anything less then 500$ is rather pointless. In the case of many miniature painter I should think that at the very least a prize should...
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    Angel... I suggest you check winners country of...

    Angel... I suggest you check winners country of origin... just for the fun of it. You are right you know, the Shadow Federation of American Painters payed top dollars to International Freelance Mob...
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    I wonder, whether it possible to see an example...

    I wonder, whether it possible to see an example of a score sheet. Just too see how judges do it. It doesn't really matter whose, it could be empty.
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    Congratulations! On a funny note; Banshee, so...

    Congratulations!

    On a funny note; Banshee, so many people want to see your miniatures that your photobucket account crashed :). Go upgrade for Pro :cyclops:
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    Got mine yesterday. Postmen woke me up at 8 am....

    Got mine yesterday. Postmen woke me up at 8 am. Looks great.
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    Not only the quality of pictures isn't great but...

    Not only the quality of pictures isn't great but it is also very uneven. There are pictures that look almost perfect, there are other that are of rather poor quality. That makes judging essentially...
  56. Well, my story is anecdotal, but it a good...

    Well, my story is anecdotal, but it a good example why outside influx may not always work. One day there was a moderately large company producing pure chemicals and biologicals for research. The name...
  57. Ok, it is a strange place to ask and even...

    Ok, it is a strange place to ask and even stranger that I have noticed it. If you dropped it on one of Excel forums you would get your code much sooner. So, what you see below is a code that does...
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    yes, you are indeed the only person that hates...

    yes, you are indeed the only person that hates them.
  59. Oh... Sorry. My mistake. It will be a nightmare...

    Oh... Sorry. My mistake. It will be a nightmare trying to find MSDS for "instant Mold" because many mold removers have this name (and most of them are rather toxic). I would request it from...
  60. Since instamold and brown stuff are newer and, as...

    Since instamold and brown stuff are newer and, as far as I know not are trade-name it is a bit more difficult.

    Here is Kneadadite, It has health rating 2. It is not suitable for food production...
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    I am pessimistic. The technology itself or at...

    I am pessimistic. The technology itself or at least the idea of this technology is not very new and, as many other computational ideas was stalled for a time by the lack of sufficiently powerful and...
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    No, not anymore. Not really

    No, not anymore. Not really
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    I am also ducking for cover.... but I kinda like...

    I am also ducking for cover.... but I kinda like the first one. :)
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    We have joint account. I can tell you ONE...

    We have joint account. I can tell you ONE drawback of having a joint account - buying gifts. Since both of us have online access either will see what (or rather where) the other person buy things....
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    If it interferes with object perception then...

    If it interferes with object perception then yes, definitely. Se, my take on this is rather simple: you just spend hours to paint that single mini, if you cannot be bothered to spend 10 minutes and...
  66. Thread: Why Miniatures?

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    Why not? There are amazing painters (regular ones...

    Why not? There are amazing painters (regular ones not mini) that hated drawing. There are sculptors that do not paint well. There are people who compose amazing rock ballads and, I am sure, will fail...
  67. Article: New York Demon in the City painting competition

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3666-new-york-demon-in-the-city-painting-competition
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    Article: New York Demon In the City 2007

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3005-new-york-demon-in-the-city-2007
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    Articles on forums?

    Am I missing something?

    It started this morning with a post by Bobby Wong with a link to an article about 2003 GD winners? After following that link you essentially get to a page that has some...
  70. Thread: Warhammer Scam?

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    Ummm this is from FAQ posted on their site: ...

    Ummm this is from FAQ posted on their site:

    "Q: What quality are the pictures on the site?
    A: Most pictures are stock picture from Games Workshop which are heavy metal quality, some pictures are...
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    interesting... I just read a large study about...

    interesting... I just read a large study about gang activity in large cities... They had exactly this questionnaire with the exception of 'food' question.
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    More often then not it is a myth (although as...

    More often then not it is a myth (although as always the devil is in details). There are different types of protective coatings. Manufacturers and, especially, users are often use the names for...
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    LOL, Vike, I am not an expert, I justy speak this...

    LOL, Vike, I am not an expert, I justy speak this language for the past ..., oh 38 years.
  74. Casualties of any sort, both dead and wounded....

    Casualties of any sort, both dead and wounded. Along the same line - hospital personnel. My grand mother who went through through the WWII as a first line field hospital nurse used to joke that...
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    Aha, in this context it is likely to be "былая ...

    Aha, in this context it is likely to be "былая слава"
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    that depends on the context. English "old" has...

    that depends on the context. English "old" has more connotations then "Старая", this russian word refers (usually) to more material things like cars or socks :), there are exception, of cause,...
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    Several friends of mine used to works there,...

    Several friends of mine used to works there, besides.. at this point it is almost a textbook example of evac/decon operation. Anyway since Pripiat' was mentioned here are some links from my...
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    Yes, they do. I buy from them from time to time

    Yes, they do. I buy from them from time to time
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    The Australian one? Seems to be working for me.

    The Australian one? Seems to be working for me.
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    :) And preach what you practice. I was bugging my...

    :) And preach what you practice. I was bugging my boss to back up lab server before a major upgrade that she was about to undertake. Eventually she did it... A week after this, one of the three...
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    Official GW coverage is up ...

    Official GW coverage is up

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId&categoryId&section&pIndex=1&aId=12500100a&start=2
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    Personally, I was not fascinated by Rosemary...

    Personally, I was not fascinated by Rosemary brushes, way too soft to my taste, but I am sure it is very individual.
    Now, just recently I came accross this review of "high-end" brushes. Take a look...
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    Actually this is becoming quite common. Not only...

    Actually this is becoming quite common. Not only changing texture of metal but creating completely new texture on the surface. I know I do it quite a bit :)
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    Grisaille, which is essentially monochrome...

    Grisaille, which is essentially monochrome painting, is used pretty often. I distinctly remember whole dark eldar (or may be dark elf) army painted like this.

    Hatching is less common but you can...
  85. Thread: DaVinci Juiced

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    I don't know why but this "term" is indeed sounds...

    I don't know why but this "term" is indeed sounds wrong... Perhaps, because in my lab it is used to describe certain "technique" that we use to isolate certain cells from dead animals... I can go...
  86. To the point that this particular techniques,...

    To the point that this particular techniques, without using long words that is, was described on a box of certain cheap led soldiers I bought about 15 years ago :)
  87. Thread: WIP Runt Bot

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    LOL, you too? I was cleaning mine last night :)

    LOL, you too? I was cleaning mine last night :)
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    I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this, my kid...

    I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this, my kid who spend some time by the youngblood cabinet, close to Fantasy regiment, claims that there was skaven regiment in the first cut group. All my regiment...
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    Baltimore 2010 Golden Demon - Pictures :)

    http://blog.coolminiornot.com/skeeve/note/1749/baltimore-golden-demon-2010-coverage.html

    I am polishing language and will be adding some few additional pictures in the future. Please everybody, if...
  90. Listen to the wise. I also suggest you check...

    Listen to the wise. I also suggest you check auctions of said top quality painters just to get an approximate figure of what you are looking for. You know, go to the Gallery make a cut of at, say,...
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    THis is probably some issue on...

    THis is probably some issue on production/packaging side of things. I received two of them, one almost immediately post-release and another about two weeks later, and both were bubble-wrapped.
    ...
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    This footage is interesting already... I am...

    This footage is interesting already... I am wondering... who is the guy and what does he do down there?
  93. you know, I second that :)

    you know, I second that :)
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    Baltimore Golden Demon 2010, any news?

    Since it is only about two month left inquiring minds want to know :) Are there any plans for the Demon Lounge this year? Any ideas, rumors or may be even solid information about any painting...
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    Am I surprised? Not really. It happened before,...

    Am I surprised? Not really. It happened before, it will happen again. Ebay has no enforcement mechanisms. (No, seriously, it doesn't, unless you willing to spend tremendous amount of time and money...
  96. Thread: Scoring system!

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    I often take pictures and close ups just for this...

    I often take pictures and close ups just for this purpose. There is something psychological in not seeing your own errors, however when you look at the picture it is "not your model" anymore. You...
  97. Considering that this is what any normal graduate...

    Considering that this is what any normal graduate student does I would say no, it isn't difficult. However, you really need to thing about logistics. It is not advisable to have your job to far from...
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    If it is that important how about just voting...

    If it is that important how about just voting twice? (7+8)/2 = 7.5.
  99. Being a supporter here, I can also see the scores...

    Being a supporter here, I can also see the scores given by registered users. This, for me is better indication because, more often then not, registered users are "uninterested" in a specific rating a...
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    Adding gray is a possibility and it has its uses....

    Adding gray is a possibility and it has its uses. You can also try adding browns or adding complementary colors. In addition you can try dark filters (aka glazes). Which "dark" depends on what color...
  101. Thread: "Modern art" ??

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    A quote. I edited it to remove the most obvious...

    A quote. I edited it to remove the most obvious references.

    "This school does away with two things: line, without which it is impossible to reproduce any form, animate or inanimate, and colour,...
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    See my avatar? Yeah, but I am waiting for FF XIV...

    See my avatar? Yeah, but I am waiting for FF XIV :)
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    IT may or may not be coolmini. Av.exe infection...

    IT may or may not be coolmini. Av.exe infection is on the rise and it's current incarnation (2010) is becoming more and more common. yes, btw, do you have 2010 or 2009 version of this pest? IT is not...
  104. Thread: and survey says

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    Really depends on who you are playing against....

    Really depends on who you are playing against. For an average player any unit taller then 3 inches or wider then 2 inches. This is why imperial assassins are so devastating against an average player....
  105. Thread: "Modern art" ??

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    Hehe, can't help it but comment on this. This is...

    Hehe, can't help it but comment on this. This is a good example why Black Square made sense and French Ultramarine doesn't :), because the idea of using single color to represent something was used...
  106. Thread: "Modern art" ??

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    Well, art is rather difficult to define and the...

    Well, art is rather difficult to define and the idea what art is changes with time. In many cases when we look back at for example the antiquity many items that we consider "art" in modern days would...
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    What? The waterfall in the background is static!...

    What? The waterfall in the background is static! It sucks :)
  108. Thread: Eldar Autarch

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    It is I am sure in the eye of the beholder, but I...

    It is I am sure in the eye of the beholder, but I find it easier to blend to a lighter color from darker then other way around. In you case you already have your brightest color up (or so it seems)....
  109. Not me, but I think somebody, possibly even here,...

    Not me, but I think somebody, possibly even here, was complaining couple of years ago how fast paints dry up in the (Iraqi) desert. So, I assume that would be craziest place by far
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    Interesting and creative. More creative then...

    Interesting and creative. More creative then links to pornosites or hidden commercials in blog comments. Is there correlation with the number of posts by message recipients? I would guess that most...
  111. You mean "reconstruct" literally? That would be...

    You mean "reconstruct" literally? That would be an interesting interpretation.
    With respect to this report, personally, I would wait till publication. The devil, as we all know, is in error margins...
  112. NYC department of education finally solved all our problems

    Just one remained. So with all vigor they are solving it now

    Warning: Severe lack of common sense below

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35222830/?gt1=43001
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    Why? What did they do to you?

    Why? What did they do to you?
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    Now, this is pretty cool. Nice idea and execution.

    Now, this is pretty cool. Nice idea and execution.
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    His People's History wasn't half bad if you know...

    His People's History wasn't half bad if you know how to read it and use couple of alternative complementary sources. He never intended it to be a comprehensive history treatment but rather an...
  116. Thread: God vs science

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    Good post. Indeed that particular piece is hardly...

    Good post. Indeed that particular piece is hardly worth discussing.
  117. Rust effects are labeled as out of stock. Are...

    Rust effects are labeled as out of stock. Are they ore are they not?
  118. Article: CMON Shop Update: MIG Productions Restocked

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?4409-cmon-shop-update-mig-productions-restocked
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    Non only how far or, but also why it is off. This...

    Non only how far or, but also why it is off. This site essentially considers color coordinates assigned to each paint and compare them between different paint lines. Each paint has this "coordinates"...
  120. Thread: Is it just me..

    by skeeve
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    what you have now - straight red/blue, plus...

    what you have now - straight red/blue, plus Sky/earth NMM font is the best so far
  121. Thread: Is it just me..

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    Ok, this is just a sketch, done over lunch. Just...

    Ok, this is just a sketch, done over lunch. Just to forewarn criticism: I know, font is crappy. On my notebook I have a very limited collection of fonts so it is here more or less as a placeholder....
  122. Thread: Is it just me..

    by skeeve
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    Dave is right, you know :) This is very much...

    Dave is right, you know :)
    This is very much BabyRus combination.... blue for boys, pink for girls. Choice of the font is also somewhat questionable.
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    A person from UN mission whom I know is...

    A person from UN mission whom I know is apparently missing, but the phone there is very sketchy and he will not be highest priority at the moment so we hope that it is just that - lack of...
  124. I don't know whether he agrees/has time but as...

    I don't know whether he agrees/has time but as far as Tyranids go I would suggest NAVARRO. His gallery is not complete but you can check his stuff
    here http://buglands.moonfruit.com/
    and some...
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    Oh well. this is funny indeed but hey hoax or not...

    Oh well. this is funny indeed but hey hoax or not the link below was taking from a genuine PETA site

    http://blog.peta.org/archives/2009/04/help_battle_sea.php?c=pwowgb09/

    So yeah... I am off to...
  126. Please, show me any such qualifications in the...

    Please, show me any such qualifications in the text of the comment. I see none. What I said is based on actual textual information rather then on "a schedule of presumptive conclusions" :).
    ...
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    Ok. I tried couple of thing that you guys have...

    Ok. I tried couple of thing that you guys have suggested and that I gleaned on forums and I noticed improvement. I own Lumix dmc-fz50.

    1) I use light tent with three light sources top- luminescent...
  128. Hardly, I am not sure which universities and...

    Hardly, I am not sure which universities and what higher education. Probably religious universities. Those I am familiar with tend to promote evidence based logical reasoning.
    Granted, on a...
  129. Loss of common sense - racist subtext in Avatar

    Boy, do I love nutz of all persuasions - they are such a constant source or entertainment. Only recently there was this hysterical thread about GW conspiracy to subvert hearts and minds of our...
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    Taking pictures of red miniatures.

    I run into an unexpected problem. Over the last couple of month I was painting mostly red - a color that I avoided in the past. Now, I am trying to take pictures of these minies and.. they completely...
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    Nothing wrong with commies... dark eldars...

    Nothing wrong with commies... dark eldars though... they don't just kill you, they do it in a sadistico-mystic sort of way, or is it mystico-sadistic.. oooo, I am so brainwashed I keep confusing...
  132. Thread: Santa Tracker

    by skeeve
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    Now this is very funny. I didn't know how the...

    Now this is very funny. I didn't know how the santa-tracking started

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/12/24/cnet.norad.santa.tracker/index.html
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    Ok. IT was visually pretty stunning.. but,...

    Ok. IT was visually pretty stunning.. but, seriously, you are willing to spend half a billion to make a movie. You are doing it anyway... In the whole production cycle writing a good script is a...
  134. Thread: Is it me?

    by skeeve
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    YEah..this is what you say NOW :smile-big:

    YEah..this is what you say NOW :smile-big:
  135. Hmmm... what do they mine in Ghana nowadays? I...

    Hmmm... what do they mine in Ghana nowadays?

    I had this lovely discussion with fire inspector today who was trying to give us a citation because water on my lab bench was labeled H2O instead of...
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    Only half-jokingly, unfortunately. As a person...

    Only half-jokingly, unfortunately. As a person who witnessed the first, things like the second seriously bother me. Besides, the similarity in composition between the two is rather obvious :)
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    Cult of personality....

    Then....

    http://filmat11tv.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/lenin-statue-in-bishkek2.jpg

    and now
    ...
  138. Thread: Images

    by skeeve
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    Two Suggestions. Both are very general but...

    Two Suggestions. Both are very general but sometimes it works
    1) Make sure you do not have any special invisible symbols creeping into the text either et the beginning or end of the address. To do...
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    I am late, as usually... Congratulations to both...

    I am late, as usually... Congratulations to both of you !!
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    As I said elsewhere, considering current state of...

    As I said elsewhere, considering current state of affairs in miniature sculpting this mini is a giant leap ... backwards... like about 10 years ago if not more. Very little details, rather crude...
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    I am not a California painter - quite the...

    I am not a California painter - quite the opposite site of the Continent but... When Polish Games day was canceled by GW, Polish painters organized an alternative competition. May be, considering...
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    I am not sure, but from what I understand (or...

    I am not sure, but from what I understand (or misunderstand, perhaps) high-power consuming plasma TV are the more expensive model rather then the less. Power consumption is largely determined by the...
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    It will not. California is the 8th world economy...

    It will not. California is the 8th world economy and as such too big a market to loose. For ages Nevada tried to convince world's business community how it is much better then California; and yet,...
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    Try to brighten up pictures next time they are...

    Try to brighten up pictures next time they are too black-shifted now and that kills what ever contrast you might have (and definitely negatively affect your rating). In general I would love to have...
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    It takes certain self-confidence to put older...

    It takes certain self-confidence to put older stuff in, but it is very educational for us mere mortals :), because it demonstrates progress and how fast it could be achieved if you put some efforts...
  146. Thread: Insomnia

    by skeeve
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    Lucky you... My version of insomnia is rather...

    Lucky you... My version of insomnia is rather annoying - it is rather strange state between wakefulness and sleep. I cannot paint and cannot read because I cannot focus on small objects. However......
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    Alternatively.. you can buy ready made corn...

    Alternatively.. you can buy ready made corn stalks from military and rail-road modeling places

    For example
    http://www.milminwh.com/mmw_gw.htm
    (scroll all the way down)
    OR here...
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    It is not sophistry. The study is very narrowly...

    It is not sophistry. The study is very narrowly designed, yet in media coverage the conclusion is much more broad then in review. In fact, the study is so narrow that it is almost self-evident. I...
  149. Thread: Lonely Titan

    by skeeve
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    Great sculpture. Less subtle then you previous...

    Great sculpture. Less subtle then you previous one but very haunting indeed. You could almost fill millennia passing by...
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    Pig is good, dwarf... well, the rest of the crowd...

    Pig is good, dwarf... well, the rest of the crowd have said it already. What you need pigwise is more color variation pretty much everywhere. Think of how you paint shadows on skin. Yours are...
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    Completely of topic. Without sounding too...

    Completely of topic. Without sounding too condescending this is very good example of why general public should avoid reading articles about reviews like this. Nobody in the right mind would claim the...
  152. No Canada, though... I suppose it was coming to...

    No Canada, though... I suppose it was coming to this after GW US and GW Canada became one administrative unit but I am not sure that this is wise. Essentially Canadians will be cut off or channeled...
  153. Thread: HOBBY SHOW !!!!

    by skeeve
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    This is annual show of Long Island Historical...

    This is annual show of Long Island Historical Miniature Collectors Society.

    Here is the link to the announcement

    http://www.longislandmodelsoldiers.com/LIHMCS_Model_S.html

    Unfortunately,...
  154. Thread: Sad truth

    by skeeve
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    Not enough light and you put you miniature too...

    Not enough light and you put you miniature too close to the camera. I don't know the mini but assuming it is 28mm you blew it up at least 3 times, possibly more. One have to paint like a god and have...
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    You also don't pay attention - none of the...

    You also don't pay attention - none of the miniatures in question was painted by the original poster :).
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    I see the same, but seriously though, don't you...

    I see the same, but seriously though, don't you find that 6.3 for this mini is somewhat low
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    Yes, I saw this two on multiple different...

    Yes, I saw this two on multiple different miniuature. One of the possibilities though, especially if you only have only two "registered" low scores, is that one of them is an initial self-voting. I...
  158. Thread: Forum colours

    by skeeve
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    Tan and aquamarine are OK. For the rest contrast...

    Tan and aquamarine are OK. For the rest contrast is too low (or my monitor is too bright)
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    about a week ago I did an analysis of somebodies...

    about a week ago I did an analysis of somebodies GD entry. It doesn\'t have answers to all of your questions, it is somewhat centered around a specific entry and obviously reflect my personal opinion...
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    Postmodernism with elements of pre-apocalyptic...

    Postmodernism with elements of pre-apocalyptic apostasy and \"liberal reference to cubism surrealism, and expressionism without adhering to the stylistic purity of modernism\". lol


    Sorry, I...
  161. Thread: Plagarism

    by skeeve
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    Ideas could be used of cause but execution will...

    Ideas could be used of cause but execution will be yours of cause. I have to admit though, some things gets really repetitive after looking at them over the years... My latest \"favorite\" one is a...
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    In addition to these there are multiple societies...

    In addition to these there are multiple societies dedicated to historic miniatures. Some of them are quite strong and they also host regular painting competitions. Of late some of them even expanded...
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    Of cause it is. The faster you read it the less...

    Of cause it is. The faster you read it the less you look at letters and more at the pattern as a whole.
    Let\'s say you are looking at a picture of a fish. It could be very elaborate fish with a lot...
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    This is relatively old study and it is much more...

    This is relatively old study and it is much more universal then this-mail claims. It is not, exactly this simple. Basically if you have first and last letter, the \"word\" contains at least half of...
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    Yes, but.... This two week coincided with...

    Yes, but....

    This two week coincided with various changes that Chern An was doing. I think the backlog could be partially responsible for this. In addition , you know two-weeks pf non-voting takes...
  166. Thread: GD entries

    by skeeve
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    Sentinel and astropath are my favorite. Just a...

    Sentinel and astropath are my favorite. Just a side note. These miniatures are generally blue-gray-green and they loose contrast when on blue background. Try Gray or may be black.
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    Work+kids take enough time so miniatures remains...

    Work+kids take enough time so miniatures remains the main hobby. However, with kids growing up I often go back to my old hobbies - hiking and kayaking (is it a word?). The goal for now (for kids...
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    Happy Birthday, Chern!!! :drunk::drunk:

    Happy Birthday, Chern!!!
    :drunk::drunk:
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    Definitely \"69\". I wonder whether it...

    Definitely \"69\". I wonder whether it is...accidental :D.

    Great idea. Painting though.... People would have a lot of fun (with some playing righteous indignation - which is always a fun to...
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    I am sure you can use them for washes;I see...

    I am sure you can use them for washes;I see certain convenience in that (one set of brush instead of two, one diluent instead of two and son on), what I am not sure about it whether this water...
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    Mostly paint. It is, unfortunately, a question of...

    Mostly paint. It is, unfortunately, a question of investing limited time. So, I mostly paint, but lately with the release of Space Hulk I often play it with my son.
  172. Just today, in my local grocery store in a beer...

    Just today, in my local grocery store in a beer section a saw \"Dragon Joose\"
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    For some reason I was really taken by the idea of...

    For some reason I was really taken by the idea of painting a squad from new Space Hulk. Probably because I have never painted space marines before.
  174. That gave me grand idea. Hey I will be racking...

    That gave me grand idea. Hey I will be racking millions...

    So I start with the Ford Motors. When I was buying Ford Mustang I was \"led to believe I will be riding a horse.

    Then I switch to...
  175. Can I sue him for using MY oxygen without my...

    Can I sue him for using MY oxygen without my permission?
  176. To tell you the truth I feel that at the moment...

    To tell you the truth I feel that at the moment there are one too many codices for let\'s call them \"imperial allies\". With an untimely death of Dark Eldars ....
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    Forge World Avatar

    Yeah another one. After getting new photo-setup I retook pictures and posted it. Comments are always appreciated

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b383/chinenovy/ForgeWorldavatar-coolmini.jpg
    ...
  178. Thread: GD Chicago 09

    by skeeve
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    I wonder whether Chicago still exist? Did I miss...

    I wonder whether Chicago still exist? Did I miss some major natural disaster? Did the promised micro-black holes from new supercolider materialized in the middle of the city?
    Anybody still alive out...
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    Design, concept art, scenic and movie setup. The...

    Design, concept art, scenic and movie setup. The second is incredibly competitive. The first requires certain amount of specialized knowledge and are often in conjunction with something else. For...
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    See? This is my problem with some GW...

    See? This is my problem with some GW \"elements\". This \"wand\" is as big as her sword! She would be so much better with a simple torch.
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    Amazing how many things you see on a photograph...

    Amazing how many things you see on a photograph that you don\'t see when you look at the miniature itself.

    The thing that she holds in her other hand - you need to decide what material it is made...
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    It needs to be changed on the server (if it is a...

    It needs to be changed on the server (if it is a server problem) but here is workaround for you:

    Instead of calling site as www.coolminiornot.com

    use

    www.coolminiornot.com/index.php

    On a...
  183. Thread: Sacrifice

    by skeeve
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    THis is the most original and well executed piece...

    THis is the most original and well executed piece I\'ve seen in a while. Great idea. Only a ship actually in the process of ramming the other ship would be more difficult to pull off (hehe, just a...
  184. Ever considered a career as a salesmen? ;) I...

    Ever considered a career as a salesmen?

    ;) I actually ordered it. I used to have a canvas light box but somebody spill a lot of red paint over so that link of yours was very timely. Thanks
  185. Well. Metal seriously reflects, even my metal...

    Well. Metal seriously reflects, even my metal with all these layers of washes over it still does. So, when I try to minimize reflection the rest of the mini becomes way to dark, if I set my camera to...
  186. :) IT is 28 mm but orky style. In other words it...

    :) IT is 28 mm but orky style. In other words it is indeed a LARGE 28 mm model. The snotling at his side should give you the sense of scale. It is \"regular\" snotling. Yes, this is probably a bit...
  187. Grumlok @ Gazbag Age of reckoning limited edition warboss

    THis is rather tortured miniature that I absolutely could not finish. In an on-and-off state it spend more then a year. Finally I figured that I might use id for GD Chicago and finished it. Chicago...
  188. Without being too cynical. There is a search...

    Without being too cynical. There is a search function in coolmini galleries. Put a word \"Dreadnought\" and then sort by Rating (Descending) and compare your dreadnought to what\'s on top. This is...
  189. What to do with poorly qualified teachers - NYC \"solution\"

    Oh, well I always thought that if you have a poorly qualified teacher you , eventually fire him... not so simple, not in NYC.
    The article is long but very entertaining
    ...
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    NYC starting salary for a police officer is 35K. ...

    NYC starting salary for a police officer is 35K. Yes, you can live on this in NYC IF you are willing to live off Manhattan and you are single.
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    Risking going off-topic again I can\'t help it...

    Risking going off-topic again I can\'t help it but comment on this. When about 2 years ago four armed policemen shout 50 bullets into a car with three people, police was accused of unprofecionalism...
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    THe fact that you have rights to do do something...

    THe fact that you have rights to do do something doesn\'t mean that this right has to be exercised at all circumstances.

    You have a right to wear a swim suite. Will you , say, discharge you jury...
  193. Mahon posted a lot of high quality pictures on...

    Mahon posted a lot of high quality pictures on The chest of colors in this thread

    http://www.chestofcolors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5857
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    We are somewhat off target again but funny you...

    We are somewhat off target again but funny you should mentioned taxes and Sweden ;). Energy tax in Sweden is the highest (may be second highest now, my data are about 2 years old) in Europe and was...
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    in order to function normally you only need...

    in order to function normally you only need collminiornot.com and (if you use it) blog.coolminiornot.com
  196. Thread: District 9

    by skeeve
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    Originally posted by skeeve Actually,...

    [quote]Originally posted by skeeve


    Actually, references to the apartheid are numerous and quite transparent. Some parts looked almost like documentary from shanty towns filmed say 40 years ago...
  197. Thread: District 9

    by skeeve
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    Actually, references to the apartheid are...

    Actually, references to the apartheid are numerous and quite transparent. Some parts looked almost like documentary from shanty towns filmed say 40 years ago including this whole eviction episode...
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    This is a slogan again, I can even name the...

    This is a slogan again, I can even name the source :). As any slogan it really doesn\'t make sense. Which government are we taking about? Federal? State? Local? and in which country?

    If it is...
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    Ok, it is a bit off topic, but all right, Let\'s...

    Ok, it is a bit off topic, but all right, Let\'s be consistent then. Since you constantly refer to the Constitution as it was envisioned by your forebears how about you give up your voting rights...
  200. Thread: Revolution Baby

    by skeeve
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    :). French flag in the background is missing....

    :). French flag in the background is missing. there is something Termidorian about the whole scene
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