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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:05 am

Yeah, I wonder whether they'll be able to fix it for the next leap year or whether they'll just hope the affected devices will have gone the way of all electronic junk by then.
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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:25 am

I wager MS will release a fix for this; but they do have four years to make one! ;)

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Postby jelco » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:05 pm

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First attempt at making sushi - the rolls may not look perfect, but they certainly tasted very good. :) Definitely something to try some more after this. Note: It takes a whopping 2 hours to make 5 meager rolls, with 2 people in the kitchen. :shock:

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Postby Ebola » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:17 pm

Not bad for your first attempt, cograturations!
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Postby jelco » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:48 pm

Thanks. :)

While I'm going around taking pics, here's some pics of the 13 (!) Foamwinians I have lying around at the moment. Six of them are prizes for the Christmas contest which have yet to be sent out - I just couldn't resist making these pics. :) The other 7 are really mine. The fat ones, in case you're wondering, are v1 Foamwinians, which I nicked at the release party. :P

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Postby Ebola » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:49 pm

Surely the thin Foamwinians we got at the Defcon release are v1 Foamwinians?
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Postby RabidZombie » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:54 pm

I'm pretty sure the thin ones were v1, and over time, the foamwinian's material became more flip-flop like, until the foamwinians produced for the special edition.
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Postby Ebola » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:00 pm

Could make foamwinian shoes.
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Postby jelco » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:05 pm

Ebola wrote:Surely the thin Foamwinians we got at the Defcon release are v1 Foamwinians?

I was told by NeoThermic and Rkiver that the fat ones were the ones that 'fly well', so I presumed those were the older ones (not mass-produced on the same scale as the ones shipped with the LE tins). There were the extremely thin ones as well, of which we saw only ten or so at the party (of about 150 in total, rough estimate :P) - perhaps those were the v1s. I think these are the ones you got at the DLP, although I wasn't there so I'm not sure. ;)

Note that the fat ones look like this, the 'tiled' surface on one side and smooth on the other. They're roughly 1.5 times as thick as the ones shipped with the tins. The very thin ones were about twice as thin as the tinwinians.

In any case, it's confusing to see there are 3 versions. :|

EDIT: Taking a closer look, those fat ones seem to have been cut manually.

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Postby RabidZombie » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:11 pm

I have three types. Although apart from the fat one, they're the same width. If there were thinner ones, then that makes 4 types. :S

Edit: Oh wait, no, my mistake. One is thinner. It's also considerably heavier. These do fly well, and are probably v1. (Thanks Byron for sending it. :D)
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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:12 pm

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Ebola wrote:Surely the thin Foamwinians we got at the Defcon release are v1 Foamwinians?

I was told by NeoThermic and Rkiver that the fat ones were the ones that 'fly well',


Your memory is incorrect, the thin ones fly well; they are more aerodynamic. Proof of that is the fact that Tom was hit with a v1 that was thrown a good 20+ feet. We would never have advised you to the contrariety. :)

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Postby Ebola » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:16 pm

Well, I have a hand cut version, two DLP versions and one Byron gave me at the hamster which is about 1.5 as thick as the DLP ones.

I've not seen any of the others, so I can't confirm if there are three or four versions.
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Postby jelco » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:32 pm

NeoThermic wrote:Your memory is incorrect, the thin ones fly well; they are more aerodynamic. Proof of that is the fact that Tom was hit with a v1 that was thrown a good 20+ feet. We would never have advised you to the contrariety. :)

I guess it was too damn dark in Zigfried's when you showed the Foamwinian you were addressing - we were sitting on the couches just after entering back then, so we were quite far apart.

Well, I don't have one of the extremely thin ones, but I can say that both types I do have are aerodynamic enough to fly 50 metres. Don't ask. :P

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Postby KingAl » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:31 am

I thought the v1's were the greens made for the IGF, their aerodynamicness being pertinent to certain events occurring therein :P
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