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Postby shinygerbil » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:18 pm

Don't complain. Holland have been epic so far. Awesome stuff.
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Postby jelco » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:51 pm

Well, it's not like I'm a real football fan, but I'm not a real fan-hater either. However the Dutch seem to have a trademark on over-the-top fan-action which can get a little annoying at times. But don't get me wrong, if they somehow make it to the final I'll definitely go with a group of friends to the Dam Square in Amsterdam (which I guess is where they will set up a huge screen) if only for the atmosphere. :D

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Postby Xocrates » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:45 pm

Whoa! Where did time go?

The "just one more turn" syndrome is a bitch :P
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Postby jelco » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:55 pm

/me knows the feeling. :P

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Postby KingAl » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:28 am

jelco the galactaboy wrote:However the Dutch seem to have a trademark on over-the-top fan-action which can get a little annoying at times.


You're telling this to a Brit? :P
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Postby Pox » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:03 am

42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games

Good to see all 3 IV titles in there.... even if they do compare Darwinia to Cannon Fodder :P
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Postby jelco » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:12 am

Pox wrote:even if they do compare Darwinia to Cannon Fodder :P


Honestly, who has ever not made that comparison? :wink:

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Postby xyzyxx » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:26 pm

I think only people who have played both games could possibly make that comparison.
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Postby Montyphy » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:39 pm

Two weekends ago I went for a BBQ with about 20 other people along side a contributary to the Rhine not far from the German border. Started off very rainy but we were under a huge tree so were able to remind mostly dry. Had loads of Bratwurst, burgers, frankfurters, steak and smoked apple shisha. T'was nice.

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Last week I was in London, England for 6 days. Missed the opening ceremony for the Euro :( but at least I got to see friends that I hadn't seen in 6 months. T'was nice.


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Postby Xocrates » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:23 am



As someone who's read all the books (not all short stories though) I think I can safely say: Where you damn well please :P

The watch series is probably the most popular, Rincewind series is perhaps the most well known. Most books can be read as standalone (exception for Light fantastic and perhaps lords and ladies) although you'll miss out on somethings. Also of note, the earlier books differ somewhat significantly in style than the rest, and many other books also differ somewhat from the rest.

Or you could just go by publishing order, just keep in mind this is not the kind of stuff you can truthfully say you do not like until about halfway through :P
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Postby Rkiver » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:38 am

Spinal cyst still painful as hell, but I'm back in work regardless.

I'm in quite a lot of pain. Test results from blood work due back around 2pm give or take.
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Postby Pox » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:38 am

Hmmm, thanks for the info. People have been recommending Pratchett to me for years, figured I should finally read some. :P
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Postby jelco » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:48 pm

Xocrates wrote:the earlier books differ somewhat significantly in style than the rest


Yep, completely contradiction-free, this sentence. :P

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Postby Phelanpt » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:50 pm

Xocrates wrote:


As someone who's read all the books (not all short stories though) I think I can safely say: Where you damn well please :P

The watch series is probably the most popular, Rincewind series is perhaps the most well known. Most books can be read as standalone (exception for Light fantastic and perhaps lords and ladies) although you'll miss out on somethings. Also of note, the earlier books differ somewhat significantly in style than the rest, and many other books also differ somewhat from the rest.

Or you could just go by publishing order, just keep in mind this is not the kind of stuff you can truthfully say you do not like until about halfway through :P


What he said. :D

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