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https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comment ... n_the_90s/

I don't think this would fly today, but I imagine that some people complained about it even back in the 90s.

A surprising number of the commenters in that thread seem to want to talk about the fonts.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Vasily Grossman with the Red Army in Schwerin, Germany, 1945.
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At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was engaged as a war correspondent by the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda; he wrote firsthand accounts of the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin. Grossman's eyewitness reports of a Nazi extermination camp, following the discovery of Treblinka, were among the earliest accounts of a Nazi death camp by a reporter. After World War II, Grossman's faith in the Soviet state was shaken by Joseph Stalin's turn towards antisemitism in the final years before his death in 1953. While Grossman was never arrested by the Soviet authorities, his two major literary works (Life and Fate and Forever Flowing) were censored during the ensuing Nikita Khrushchev period as unacceptably anti-Soviet, and Grossman himself became in effect a nonperson. The KGB raided Grossman's flat after he had completed Life and Fate, seizing manuscripts, notes and even the ribbon from the typewriter on which the text had been written. Grossman was told by the Communist Party's chief ideologist Mikhail Suslov that the book could not be published for two or three hundred years.

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I gotta admit, I did not see that last paragraph coming.

Also, there seems to be an awful lot of sighing involved in kissing a girl.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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↑ Could play in some Harry Potter movie. :mrgreen:



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Technical notes:

The modern steam car had a fancy boiler that built up a good head of steam in a few minutes.
It was expensive, but it really was far more convenient than manually cranking an internal combustion engine.

Guess what killed it.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Technical notes:

The modern steam car had a fancy boiler that built up a good head of steam in a few minutes.
It was expensive, but it really was far more convenient than manually cranking an internal combustion engine.

Guess what killed it.
Nuclear, naturally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Technical notes:

The modern steam car had a fancy boiler that built up a good head of steam in a few minutes.
It was expensive, but it really was far more convenient than manually cranking an internal combustion engine.

Guess what killed it.
electric cars
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Red professors?

That implies that "not Red" was somehow the default.

Wait a minute. "Academic freedom" was a thing? A foreign country indeed! :o

BTW, get a load of the schnoz on that Commie. :)
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Would not fly today. Oh Hell no. :o

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