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  1. DLC #006 is out!

    Is the new F14 game going to based in the Pacific? Just wondering because there does seem to be a Pacific bent with some of the DLCs i.e this one and the 2 A4s. Might they get campaigns?
  2. Space shuttle

    Watched the live feed from NASA with a class of thirteen year olds (I'm a science teacher), they had a lot of questions. The ones about the science of space flight were much easier to answer than the ones about the politics of space flight.
  3. RAF over Libya news Video

    The Tiffie pilots tend, I believe, to be ex-Tornado F3 pilots whilst the GR4 Tornado crews do ground pounding as their bread and butter. So 'kit' issues aside it makes sense to pair them up from that perspective.
  4. F-14

    Try telling that to Goose's widow.
  5. F-14

    Ejecting from an F14 is a dangerous affiar, remember what happened to Goose.
  6. Mexican Swine Flu claims first celebrity victim

    I'm going to get a bit boring here, but I can't help it I'm a biologist. One of the reasons that new strains of flu are taken so seriously is the possibility that the new strain will be capable of causing something called a 'cytokine storm' an OTT immune response, this was seen in the 1918 flu which is why it killed so many of the young and fit. Flu strains like can be most harmful to the young and fit (and ecconomically most productive) and not to the 'weakest' in the general sense. New flu strain are also concerning as flu viruses have two properties that make them predisposed to pandemics, they are easily transmissible and they mutate rapidly. Other viruses such as Ebola whilst horrendous tend to be more localised and have less potential to go global. Sooner or later ( I hope the later) there will be a flu pandemic of the sort that happened in 1918, of course we now live in a different world we have better treatment and tracking capability but we also live in a more connected world. It is not scaremungering to treat this with seriousness. The catch 22 with a flu pandemic is that by the time you would have enough evidence to know that it would be 'the big one' it would be too late to do anything about it. Even though the probability of any particular strain becoming a serious pandemic is low the potential harm if it does is very high, which is why sensible precautions are so important. All that said there is no doubt that the media and polititans just don't get the subtles involved. There has been much misinformation, both inflating and denial of the actual risk. It is also sickening how some have profiteered from the situation.
  7. It would be groovy to locate, lock and lase ground targets, not just use the magic E button.
  8. For what it's worth I was very impressed by the DS mod, so much so that I was happy to hit the ol' paypal. However guess what there are things that I either would have liked or would have like different or are not quite as 'good' as I would like but I wont be bitching 'cos: -I have sufficent brain power to realise what a massive undertaking this was and so don't expect it to conform to my idea of perfection. -I don't believe that the world revolves around me, so if there are areas I'm not fully 'happy' with, so effing what! Alas it seems some can't get those 2 key points. Pay no attention to lifes eternal critics and whinners, they still wouldn't be happy if you had gone round their house installed the mod for them, tuned it to their particular wants and let them violate your sister while they waited. Stuff 'em.
  9. Too effing true. Those beagles are a nightmare, best plan is to use those sweeping gun attacks you honned in IL2 to avoid ubi-gunners.
  10. Remembering Dr. King

    'It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. ' Not one of Dr King's most poetic statements but one that has always haunted me because of it's pragmatism. 'I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ' I share that belief but as the great man said. 'Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. '
  11. Nellis temporary shutdown

    If the chap turns out to be mentally ill which seems quite likely then shooting him would have been quite tragic, although understandable under the circumstances. Seem they did a good job here and I hope he gets treatment (if this is the case). If it turns out that he did know exactly what he was doing and is just a twat then I hope they throw the book at him.
  12. You can also get to it by selecting games from the windows menu then right click on Strikefighters 2, you will get saved games as an option click it.
  13. Glad you put that, I had a missing dx10.dll when I tried to run it. Luckily I read this thread before making myself look silly (easily done) by asking about it. Cheers.

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