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Creative & Design / Vexillology
« on: October 23, 2016, 08:50:35 AM »
Anyone else like to talk about flags and tries their hand at a flag design once in awhile? I would also really like to recommend the subreddit on Vexillology for inspiration.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general.

Here's my alternative flags for Belgian Congo.





A pirate flag I designed.



An alternative flag for Nambia.



Some redesigns of the flag of Flanders.





My wet dream french flag.



And here's some of my favorite flags

(us 13states)

(rhodesia)

(seychelles)

(saint-pierre & miquelon)


Feel free to contribute or discuss! Lets try to leave politics out of this topic, except when motivating the composition/colors etc on flags.

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Gaming / League of Legends
« on: June 07, 2016, 08:02:29 PM »
Anyone still playing? I got into it recently via friends and it's all I play besides dark souls 3.

Hit me up on the EUW servers: Zo blijkt.

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The Saloon (Off Topic) / Terrarium/Aquarium General thread
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:47:58 PM »
Any of you keeping any fish/reptiles/amphibians?

I got a mid-size terrarium (60 x 45 x 45 cm / 24” x 18” x 18”) and was recently asking all over the internet what I could put in it. I had a pair of reptiles from madagaskar but they died about 3 years ago at the age of 5. I'm probably going with Crested Gecko's this time around as they look cool and aren't that hard to take care of. I was super tempted to buy a scorpion when I was window shopping in the pet shop but pussied out in the end.

Also own a cellophane betta fish named Alpha.

Here's a random picture from the internet. poison dart frogs are the holy grail of amphibia keeping imo. I know a guy who does it but he studies biology so I think he knows what he's doing.


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News, Politics & Religion / Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
« on: June 11, 2015, 06:39:31 PM »
So, it's been more than a year since this plane went missing.

I thought it might be cool to have some speculation about what happened to the plane.

I personally think it had something to do with the recent bankruptcy of the airline company itself.(crash was the cause of the bankruptcy or a syptom of the dying airline corp?)

quick read up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370
http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2014-03-13/malaysian-air-flight-370-timeline.html

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Gaming / Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
« on: February 15, 2015, 03:56:23 PM »

Alright, who is going to pick this up? Been playing MH since mhf1 on the psp and I finally got around to buying a second hand 3ds.

Just a heads up, this monster hunter is bigger than MHFU in content, thus making it the biggest monster hunter in existence (Frontier on the pc might be bigger though but that doesn't count). OH AND, we can finally play together via WIFI with this one!


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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE</a>

who else is hyped?

Everyone is talking about the lightsabre and how it would be unpractical. I agree but I still think it looks cool you know.

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Gaming / Mortal Kombat X
« on: June 03, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci6lMQNLKZU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci6lMQNLKZU</a>

Not much is known yet. We can conclude from the trailer that 2D fighting and xrays are back.
The game will come out cross gen and for pc in 2015.


Quote
a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. And for the first time in franchise history, characters will be available in different variations, each of which provides players with tweaks to fighting style and strategy.




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Remarkable victories in France by Front National, the UK by UK Indepence Party and several other countries following this trend. Euroscepticism is definitely on the rise throughout most of europe.

I still believe in the European Union as a force to make Europe a strong and united economic force but nothing more than that. I definitely believe we should rethink the European Union.


main source for quick catching up: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27559714

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News, Politics & Religion / The Heartbleed bug
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:53:11 AM »
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The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

https://heartbleed.com/

it is advised that you change your password on every account you have.

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The Saloon (Off Topic) / The end year questions
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:03:03 PM »
  • Most important event of 2013?
Me graduating from high school and starting uni. Globally however, the continuing dissident activity in the middle east.
  • Favorite person/Worst person of 2013?
Favorite: Herman Van Rompuy, the subtle president of the EU and haiku writer.
Worst: Randy Pitchford
  • Favorite tv show/Worst tv show of 2013?
Favorite: Breaking Bad
Worst: Geordie shore
  • Favorite song/Worst song of 2013?
Favorite song: Giorgio by Moroder - Daft Punk
Worst song: The Harlem shake - Baauer
  • Favorite video game/Worst video game of 2013?
Favorite: GTA V
Worst: Alien: Colonial Marines
  • Your wishes/advice for 2014?
I wish everyone in 2014 two more seconds of thinking before saying anything.

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[li][b]Favorite person/Worst person of 2013?[/b][/li]
[li][b]Favorite tv show/Worst tv show of 2013?[/b][/li]
[li][b]Favorite song/Worst song of 2013?[/b][/li]
[li][b]Favorite video game/Worst video game of 2013?[/b][/li]
[li][b]Your wishes/advice for 2014?[/b][/li]

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Gaming / Fallout 4
« on: November 28, 2013, 08:37:02 AM »
I can't believe noone has posted about it yet!

http://thesurvivor2299.com/

Good reading matter on whether this site is a hoax or not (thank you for this link, Gav)
http://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/1rl5ak/survivor_2299_both_sides_of_the_argument/?sort=confidence

Video explaining everything that's been happening so far
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C1iJ646S1M

Who is hyped?

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Grand Theft Auto / Favorite GTA protagonist
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:14:05 PM »
GTA 1 and london characters not included and GTA5 characters as well for obvious reasons.

My personal favorite is probably Tommy Vercetti. But I liked Luis and Tony a lot as well.

Bombs away!

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Gameplay / The great RDR treasure hunt! V1
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:58:56 AM »
Here's the first treasure hunt!! post a screenshot of the location if you think you reached it!

This is a test. The hunt in this one is quite easy. Just testing if everything will go well. This works in SP only btw.

clue1
Show content for Hiden:
in the middle of two wheels through the devil's eye, cast your sniper west upon a fortress

clue2
Show content for Hiden:
in the holiest building of this fortress, count the amount of candles and the amount of crosses in the building.
Divide the number of candles by the number of crosses. (for example if you counted 10 candles and 5 crosses you get the number 2)
Apply the number you recieve to the name of the rebel leader and you shall receive a single letter (for example if you have the number 5, the letter you receive from the name jeremy is M)
Go to the town that starts with this letter, it is your next destination

clue3
Show content for Hiden:
In this town, enter the building that holds the riches of the locals and find a painting on the wall
Go to the location on the map that resembles the painting the most

clue 4
Show content for Hiden:
there's a wooden house at this location, enter it and the first treasure is found.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcDadaQjbvY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcDadaQjbvY</a>

I'm fucking hyped !!

It sounds super funky and disco house like. The track is probably coproduced by Nile Rodgers of CHIC.

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Others / Red Dead 3 - News and Info Thread
« on: February 03, 2013, 06:36:58 AM »
Just making this to compile possible news. It's sometimes hard to find.
There will be a clear separation between official R* word and other sources and supposed "leaks"

Official R*

Semi-confirmation of a new red dead somewhere in the future

http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/36881/asked-answered-max-payne-3-and-grand-theft-auto-v.html

Other sources

An article about the previously linked rockstar article, nothing to see here
http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1481240/red_dead_redemption_2_rockstar_confirms_sequel.html


Supposed leaks
NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUS FOR NOW

The title of RD3 is supposedly going to be red dead rebellion
http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1313448/gta_5_red_dead_redemption_2_new_claims_made_by_alleged_rockstar_insider.html

A person with ties to R* said a new red dead is in development (rumor). thanks to outlawfisherman for spotting this one.
http://gearnuke.com/red-dead-redemption-sequel-development-ps4xbo-focus-co-op-report/

That's all there is for now. I will follow up the R* news and other sources and update this thread when necessary.

EDIT: last update 02/02/15

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Gaming / Rome Total War 2
« on: February 02, 2013, 10:41:32 AM »


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JReGDeaxaDI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JReGDeaxaDI</a>

Factions so far

- Rome
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“Strength, honour, duty.”

The Roman Republic is in a period of major growth. Pyrrhus and his invading Greek warriors have been driven from the shores of Italy, and the burgeoning Republic boasts the military muscle to match its ambition. Rome is the dominant power on the Italian peninsula, and stands at a turning point in history. But to expand, she must conquer. To the North lies the Etruscan League, and beyond, the Barbarian lands. To the east lie the Greeks, and to the south and west, the Carthaginians…

- Carthage
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“Democracy, commerce, faith"

The beating heart of Carthage is the city itself, a major port and bustling trade hub nestling on the North African coast. Since gaining independence from its Phoenician forbears, it has quickly established a considerable military, naval and trade empire of its own. Holding the same polytheistic beliefs as their ancestors, the Carthaginians worship many gods, chief amongst them Ba’al Hammon, The Ruler Of The Multitudes, and Tanit, the patron goddess of Carthage itself. Many people believe that child sacrifice takes place at their temples.

- Macedon
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“Glory, order, power.”

Desperate to reclaim its past glory, Macedon finds itself locked into its pre-Alexandrian borders by the Illyrians, Thracians and Greek city states on all sides. Can the Macedonian Empire rise again under a new Alexander?

- Iceni (Britannia)
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“Iron, conquest, pride.”

An Iron Age tribe of southern Britain, the Iceni are a proud and fierce people. They inhabit the flatlands, marshes and fens that border the North Sea, south of the Wash. They are practiced raiders, and frequently engage in battle with their tribal neighbours, the Coritani and Atrebates.

- Averni (Gauls)

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“Belief, dignity, power.”

Descended from a long line of Celts, the warlike Arverni are one of the most powerful tribes of central Gaul. Far more than mere barbarian looters and raiders, they have a complex and sophisticated culture centred at Nemossos, their stronghold near the Gergovia plateau.

- Suebi (Germans)

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“Blood, Nobility, Courage.”

The Suebi are an indomitable Germanic culture dwelling to the north east of Gaul. Not a single people, but rather numerous tribes sharing a common language and similar religious beliefs, they frequently raid their Gallic neighbours across the Rhine.

- Parthia

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“Tolerance, justice, profit”

The ascension to power of Arsaces, leader of the Parni tribe, assured them victory against the Seleucid protectorate of Parthava, who had been weakened in their attempts to break free of Greco-Macedonian rule. Thus began the rise of Parthia, an eastern empire comparable to the Achaemenid dynasty of old and one of the few who came close to matching the power and wealth of Rome.

I played the shit out of the first rome total war (the best in the series IMHO) I must do the same with this one. As historian-in-becoming I also feel obliged to return to the classical world. I will probably do a roman playthrough and then I will look at my options. I played ALL factions in the first game! I can't wait :)

Current release projection: October 2013

Thoughts?





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Grand Theft Auto / The Official GTA: Vice City thread
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:57:15 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR64Nkoa0wM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR64Nkoa0wM</a>

The best gta in the series (so far) IMO!
What were your best moments in gta:vc?
What are your fav characters?
How has this epic game had impact on your life?

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As you may or may not know, the north of Mali has been in the hands of Islam Extremist rebels for a while now. They wield the radical sharia law and want to spread it further.
The national army of Mali was defeated because the rebels got backup from heavily armed ex-ghaddafi soldiers who fled Libya.

The french did some airstrikes and land based assaults so far including the retaking of an important city. Other allied african countries sent troops in to support the french troops. Belgium and Germany sent help in the form of medical teams.

Do you think France has the right to intervene in such a drastic way? Do you agree with the criticism that france is acting like a typical ex colonial power who still wants power over its colonies (in a neo-colonial way).

short introduction:
http://www.voanews.com/content/french-forces-advance-in-northern-mali/1587553.html

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News, Politics & Religion / Isreal-Gaza conflict about to escalate?
« on: November 18, 2012, 01:13:47 PM »
Do you think Israel is doing the right thing by preparing a ground invasion? Will the conflict escalate?
Several missile attacks have been exchanged in the last 24 hours.

read up a bit here if you don't know what's going on.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/18/world/meast/gaza-israel-strike/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


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News, Politics & Religion / Remember Remember
« on: November 05, 2012, 01:23:44 PM »
The fifth of november...

Happy guy fawkes day guys  8)

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