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Warin posted:
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This was one of my favorite games.

Did you finish it and mail in for the patch?

No, but I used to have a wall of polaroids to document my "world records."
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...uh oh.

My wife turned around from playing The Sims just long enough to say, "That's diesel." Women aren't as stupid as men think they are.
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Ribtor posted:
Buildings burn. It's not like it was new.


full of heart as always, i see
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TOS posted:
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Buildings burn. It's not like it was new.


full of heart as always, i see


too soon for thoughts and prayers?
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juice posted:
I found it interesting that they did not have access to equipment tall enough to reach the top of the spire. Is that because it wouldn’t fit in the area due to the narrow streets, or because the largest city in France doesn’t have the proper equipment?

Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out.
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Buildings burn. It's not like it was new.


full of heart as always, i see


too soon for thoughts and prayers?

It's a symbol as well as a building. As a building it might be considered pretty. As a symbol it is quite something else. Not to get too far into the church and its symbols of power and servitude and false promises and waste etc, I guess the idea is to see the lost prettiness for some appropriate length and then maybe get into the symbolism. Both sides.
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dv posted:
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I hope that’s ethanol...

One hopes, but green usually means diesel.


Green is unleaded here. Diesel is black.
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dv posted:
Incidentally, the French had a plan for this:

https://twitter.com/_theek_/status/1117895531563372544

the comments on long term disaster planning are pretty interesting...

right down to the flying water tanks being kept next to the forest rakes :lol:
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Aaron_R posted:
What kind of artwork (historic artists?) was painted inside the building, were their murals on the walls and ceilings?



The main artwork of this Cathedral--like many of the high Gothic style would have been the architecture itself--and the fanciful relief and sculpture along its columns, etc and the ornate stained glass roses in the apses.

Cathedrals of this type would not have the large murals on walls and ceilings, which became more typical in the Renaissance.

While I can imagine there were numerous paintings within this cathedral (I have never visited), the most important items (as far as value and historic value) would have been the stained glass, the bells, Cathedral bells are unbelievably expensive, I think some were just recently re-cast at enormous cost.

Another extremely valuable item is the pipe organ.
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The cathedral survived, though not unscathed. The entire attic and roof are gone, as well as several sections of the inner ceiling.
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i could swear i heard once that many shades of the stained glass have been impossible to reproduce
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I hope that’s ethanol...

One hopes, but green usually means diesel.


Green is unleaded here. Diesel is black.

yellow is diesel here and green the corn fuel
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Apparently this is how they do things down under.
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What was he even expecting to happen?
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macnuke posted:
dv posted:
Incidentally, the French had a plan for this:

https://twitter.com/_theek_/status/1117895531563372544

the comments on long term disaster planning are pretty interesting...

right down to the flying water tanks being kept next to the forest rakes :lol:

BTW: 'Firefighters have developed their own vernacular for such spectacles. They call them "CNN drops."'

Basically while air drops of water/fire-retardant might have a TINY effect upon wildfires--better than nuthin', right?--during the time period when ground crews are preparing to do the nitty-gritty of actual fire fighting, those air drops serve little purpose other than being a drain upon the US Forestry Service budget for fire-suppression: about 20% or nearly $300 M from about $1.5 B
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C. Ives Lacks Critical stick fiddling Thinking
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I cheered when she died. I cheer every time I rewatch the series and she dies.
#worstactressever
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I cheered when she died. I cheer every time I rewatch the series and she dies.
#worstactressever


Ouch. :paranoid:
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should have had her sing I guess
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Believe it or not, MAF magazine got me to switch from Netscape to Internet Explorer (on the Mac).
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Believe it or not, MAF magazine got me to switch from Netscape to Internet Explorer (on the Mac).

It was the better browser. Once.
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what a light weight..... you should have had at least 3 rows of toolbars in addition to what's shown there.
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windows 95 launch party

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Amateurs...


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dv posted:
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Believe it or not, MAF magazine got me to switch from Netscape to Internet Explorer (on the Mac).

It was the better browser. Once.

It was actually a version of Mosaic, IFRC.
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i remained with altavista way longer than i should have
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I stuck with Compuserve for a loooong time.
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