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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:58 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:just noticed this auction....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... gory=44112

has anyone else ever seena copy like that?

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How is it different then this: H3
Beside being a lighter picture in the auction.

Oh wait..no maps on cover..hum (pays to read the auction)
Well checked mine, has the maps on the inside cover..so nope, this auction seems unique (though I'd ask for a picture of the inside cover before bidding)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:21 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Oh wait..no maps on cover..hum (pays to read the auction)
Well checked mine, has the maps on the inside cover..so nope, this auction seems unique (though I'd ask for a picture of the inside cover before bidding)

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ah you twigged in the end then :D

well tbh i dunno if i want a "unique" copy of that. no feckin good if you cant use it is it :D

and i dont really feel like having copies of the map pages....think i will just hold out and get a normal copy, not that its very high on my "would like to have" list anyway...

thanks for checking tho...

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:12 pm 
 

Maraudar wrote:On a side note if I can pull you all away from the world cup for a moment. I took 2nd place last night in a interdepartment tactical shooting competition.

It had two parts, a standard firing line event with both offhand and primary hand shooting along with drawing and shooting from the hip.

The second part was a straight combat course with a low light section and surprise ending. The ending was a shoot or shoot scenario. Thats correct shoot or shoot not:  shoot or not shoot. In the ending your given the choice of multiple targets with 10 rounds to use. All have arms all are facing you and four have hostages. Which do you shoot first etc etc.. You can also lose hostages in that part and each one is points docked against you. The suspects shoot at you as well. Your guarenteed to lose at least one.

I probably would have made first but I hurried a couple of shots on the standard range, one I know for sure I jerked the trigger hard. I lost two hostages, and took three hits from a suspect.  Not a bad showing but I wanted 1st. All in all a great time for me though.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:16 pm 
 

never done anything like that before - sounds cool tho!

just on another note.....what do you you consider a high number of watchers on an ebay item?

on an even more OT note - Argentina 6 - 0 Serbia & Montenegro  8O  8O
now THAT will give all the other teams something serious to consider!!

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:25 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:on an even more OT note - Argentina 6 - 0 Serbia & Montenegro  8O  8O
now THAT will give all the other teams something serious to consider!!

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Mexico I thought were really poor against Angola. 0 - 0   :?


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:26 pm 
 

Thanks guys, it was a lot of fun. I shoot in compatetition pretty regularly and enjoy going up against other officers. I get my backside handed to me every so often when one of those LAPD SWAT guys shows up for the comp though..  :evil:


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:27 pm 
 

Maraudar wrote:Thanks guys, it was a lot of fun. I shoot in compatetition pretty regularly and enjoy going up against other officers. I get my backside handed to me every so often when one of those LAPD SWAT guys shows up for the comp though..  :evil:


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remind me that whenever i get the guys together for a paintball shoot-em-up, that i invite you over to be on my team :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:29 pm 
 

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killjoy32 wrote:on an even more OT note - Argentina 6 - 0 Serbia & Montenegro  8O  8O
now THAT will give all the other teams something serious to consider!!

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Mexico I thought were really poor against Angola. 0 - 0   :?


well i think you are starting to whittle out the good n bad teams now. slowly they are being dumped out, tho there certainly have been some surprises too imo. i thought Mexico were utter shite. Angold wont be going much further anyway. Holland looks pretty awesome too. Holland v Argentina! now THAT is going to be one amazing game to watch. You will then also see how good Argentina really are, cos Holland certainly wont roll over and die easily thats for sure!

have to say, i am very much looking forward to seeing Australia again, as well as Croatia.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

Oh, I watched part of the Netherlands v Ivory Coast match while waiting in Accident & Emergency (that's a hospital ER for you lot across the Atlantic) this evening.  My friend cut their finger this evening (urgh, blood everywhere) while cooking dinner, so I took them along.

And I have to say that for all the bad press that our National Health Service has been getting - it was great.  We had to wait all of ten minutes and the staff were fast and efficient.  She got a bed in a quiet room for half an hour (as she was feeling a bit nauseous) and I got shown to the cafe (as I was feeling a bit hungry).  

In and out (with arm in a sling, plus wads of bandages & pills) in less than 90 minutes total - if anyone here works for the NHS - well done you lot.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:05 pm 
 

FWIW, PayPal apparently just exposed a phishing scam that was a step above the normal so-obviously-fake-that-it-is-to-laugh variety. The scammers somehow got access to a real PayPal URL (the bizarre URLs usually being the first sign of a phishing attack).

Anyway, I sincerely doubt anyone here will be affected, since most Acaeum people seem to have a working brain.* But I thought I'd throw it out there ...

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:25 pm 
 

Ever since putting an email address up in my profile I have been getting these.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:49 pm 
 

Very funny article. For those not in the know, The Onion is America's (and perhaps the worlds) best satrical publication, their wit is bitingly funny and very tongue in cheek.  As can be seen in this article that ran yesterday....
REMEMBER: The below is a PARODY and SATIRE  :D Just in case anyway really thinks 85% of the US was watching the cup matches  :lol:

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Devastated By U.S. World Cup Team's First-Round Loss, Nation Grinds To Halt
June 15, 2006 | Onion Sports

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, and WASHINGTON, DC—With the Dow Jones average down over 600 points, factory productivity in a downward spiral, and workplace attendance down by nearly a third, experts say the U.S. World Cup team's heartbreaking 3-0 defeat at the hands of Czech Republic on Monday has brought life across the soccer-crazed nation to a virtual standstill.

"What happened in Gelsenkirchen has indeed dealt a grievous blow to the morale of the American people," said President Bush, who had promised his constituency a swift and speedy victory in the World Cup this year and whose popularity has taken a 9 percent hit since the U.S. team's loss. "I want the citizens of this great nation, the world's only remaining superpower, to know that I grieve alongside them and urge them to be strong in our hour of darkness, and urge them to return to their jobs and schools despite their heavy hearts."

Mere days ago, the feeling across the nation was one of great joy, eager anticipation, and optimism for the prospects of the most talented American team to ever take the field. It is estimated that over 85 percent of U.S. households were watching the USA--Czech Republic matchup. And going into the game that most Americans have been waiting for, analyzing, and all but living for during the past four years, schools, offices, shopping centers—everything, in fact, except vital services—closed their doors as the game began.

Now, days after the end of penalty time, many of those doors are still closed.

"I take full responsibility for losing the game," said Claudio Reyna, whose shot off the crossbar of the Czech goal as the U.S. trailed 1-0 in the opening half of play has been shown to coincide with a significant bump in the suicide rate, a momentary increase in reports of domestic violence, and a $0.45 increase in the per-gallon price of gasoline. "But we still have games to play in this opening round. I realize that the United States, more than any other country, loves this game. But that is no reason for so many people to cancel their weddings."

The general feeling of hopelessness may be felt across the United States, the nation the rest of the world thinks of as Pelé's adopted home, the land that popularized the term "soccer," and Americans are finding many different ways to voice their despair.

Hundreds of yards of black bunting hung over the head and arms of the Statue of Liberty has yet to be removed by the New York City Parks Department; similar shrouds have appeared on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Hawaii's Pearl Harbor Memorial. Las Vegas casinos are running skeleton staffs at the tables and doubling the size of security shifts, at once worrying over their empty floors and fearing retribution at the hands of World Cup gamblers who bet on the U.S. out of loyalty. And the House of Representatives, which traditionally remains closed throughout the World Cup, called a special session for the specific purpose of introducing a bipartisan bill that would change America's national sport back to baseball.

"This cannot last," said Bruce Arena, coach of the U.S. World Cup team and by extension effectively the second-most powerful man in America, in an address televised simultaneously on every national channel Wednesday night. "We cannot have crops unharvested in the fields, the doors of our churches sealed shut, the Stars and Stripes fixed at half-mast, all because of our dishonorable standard of play. We cannot ask you to forgive our loss to the Czechs, as that must be left to the wisdom of the God of our fathers. We have always been a nation blessed with strength, not only in our love for our soccer teams, but in our love for one another, and we must call on both now if we are to endure these dark days."

At press time, the U.S. team is scheduled to play Italy on Saturday and Ghana the following Thursday, and the National Guard has reported moderate casualties while attempting to contain hooligan activity in the nine largest U.S. cities.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:38 am 
 

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on an even more OT note - Argentina 6 - 0 Serbia & Montenegro    
now THAT will give all the other teams something serious to consider!!


You do know that FIFA rate Argentina 9th best in the tournament! Bookies are now likely to make them favourites - and England could well meet them on the way to the final!! I am now starting to think that my £10 on England (at 9-1) is slightly less than safe - d'oh :o


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:52 am 
 

Is there a rule in the World Cup system to balance out lopsided scores that might have an effect on the standings?

The standings I have seen on the news all record how many goals a team has scored...apparently as a tie-breaker.  

Seems to me that this system would unwisely reward a fluke blowout.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:08 am 
 

It's actually goal differential, I believe. So both offense and defense are rewarded ... and teams that lose 6-nil are screwed.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:58 am 
 

mark. this goal "difference" thing only matters during this "group" stage, ie. the 1st round. the top two teams in each group go into the knockout stages...the other two teams are knocked out.

if two teams are tied with the same amount of points (ie. 3 points for a game won, 1 point for a game drawn, 0 points for a game lost), then the team with the better goal difference goes through.

it used to always be this easy until they changed it slightly and now it can be that the team who has scored more goals and who scored more goals against each other etc...

can get rather complicated, and i get the impression sometimes that the rules that be dont even know wtf they are talking about sometimes.

in the next round, we have a golden goal or whatever equivalent they have this time.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:54 am 
 

Watching Portugal vs Iran (death to the infedels).

At least two guys will be nominated for Oscars by the end of the game. It appears they have been victims of multiple gunshot wounds the way they are flopping around on the grass...bring out the stretcher...call the hospital...oh...nevermind...game on...

Give me a freaking break! Just one more reason soccer has such a hard time in the U.S. When our pro ball players (or hockey players) get injured they either get the hell off the field, or go out for few minutes and get stitched up and back in they go.

That said. We are gonna get crushed by Italy today. :(


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:14 am 
 

well BB you nailed it right on the head there chummer....the one team in the world i really hate is portugal. they are amongst the biggest bunch of cheaters i have ever seen....italy and spain are running a close second.

how they dont have an independant panel reviewing these things after games is beyond me.

as for the USA against Italy...well tbh, Italy dont look their best you know and the US have every chance of getting in there and making something happen. Italy are always weak in the group stages. they were knocked out at this stage in the last world cup.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:11 pm 
 

Portugal are the worst with that idiot Ronaldo the worst offender.

One of the finest moments so far in the World Cup was that guy getting booked for waving an imaginary card at the Ref after having been fouled.

The Italians are watchable just for the comedy value of seeing every minor incident being blown up into a full scale drama by their players. Mind you, if you go ahead against them they tend to lose faith, argue with other and their fans get on their back very quickly indeed if they underperform. If they get ahead they'll be very hard to beat tho.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:33 pm 
 

Hmmm ...

First, Ghana beats the Czechs ...

Then we get an own-goal ...

And now Italy is down to 10 men ... (nice elbow, BTW, you Italian thug).

Could it be; will the 'Mercans live to fight another day? (knock wood)

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