SampanVikings and Gollevainens all new Allthing

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    Well here is a surprise and quite a smooth transition.

    How are the old members settling in?

    More too the point, if your accedemic year is soon to start, then I guess you will be a more rare visitor as you concentrate on your studies. I hope you do not allow any conflicts to your long term interest to occur.

    My fun and games are continuing :mad: and can only hope that the EU Commission is forced to buckle under the growing public, international and business community pressure.(Mandy :eek: is wriggling on the hook, which is a sure sign of which way the wind is blowing, I just hope people remember that he is a source of the problem not; as he will claim, the person who solved it).

    It is fun though listening to Communist Party Ministers, lecturing the EU and USA on the merits and morality of Free Trade.

    Well nothing much more to say at present, I have not seen or read much last few days, which leaves me preciously sjhort of subject matter.

    Over too you.
     
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    I aint no stranger, been this place before...
    yes, lot of work and adjusments still needed before we can gain 'full operationality' as speaking whit military terms...the new more profesional look on our forum needs a faceclearing and more strickt rules...some of our kids have had hard time to deal whit that.

    ...Sampan Viking??? Misspell or intentional?? :confused:

    well actually it migth increase my available time as we do have lots of computer classes... ;)

    why to my eye those proplems look overwelming and unsolvable :(

    what i was afraid off :rolleyes: ...by the way i mentioned to dongfeng that you should be a vip member...
     
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    Yes it is SamPan -SanPan was a mis-spelling, A SamPan is a small Chinese House Boat. Its a small matter, but just like the chef about to be cooked by the Cannibals and watching far too much Garlic being thrown with him into the pot, it matters!!!!

    Thanks for recommending me for VIP status - I have been informed it has been granted :)

    I gather you have a notion who is posing as Vincelee at the moment, younwould you like to say whom privatly? I had an idea, but I saw they were registered already.

    Well thats me and Mrs Sampan is demanding access to the computer for her purposes :( so I had better sign off and let her.
     
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    about that vincelee...i'll tell you my quess in inbox...

    One major fault in new forum is that we still don't have dedicated political and economical discussion subforum, but i'll think the professional discussion arena could also serve a forum for those as well.
     
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    I am having problrms with these new avatar rules, I am having difficulty getting the image small enough whilst still legible. Any chance of tgetting the memory and p-ixel capacities increased.

    What a day yesterday. It started of beautifully and so I arranged with the Mrs to meet her in town late afternoon and to go to a Chinese Restaurant we had only just discovered. I was in town all day - no coat - no jacket and was dismayed to see the sky cloud over and get darker and darker, plus more and more humid throughout the afternoon. Then by 4.00 pm the skies opened and a massive electric storm started. I was petrified, not by the storm, but by the prospect of being blamed for dragging Mrs Sampan :eek: out in one!!!!

    Thank God it stopped raining just before I was finished and able to go find her, in the end the weather was good and a fine evening had by all :p

    That aside today has been quiet and uneventful, I have been shocked by the scale of the flooding in the US however and view with "interest" the unfolding problem with serious Oil production disruption. This could be interesting. Utelore is proposing an interesting discussion in the PF, if I get a few moments I may try to give him a background. I am too tired to do it tonight.

    Signing Off - the Bjerhalla is calling :D
     
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    Well i had those proplems whit the avatars also...Jimmy couldn't move his hand and his stucked whit that "nazi-welcome" position...hope no one getting offended...

    and your day...sounds exactly like normal finnish summerday...first it shines all around...then sudenly from out from the blue, dark clouds appears and thunderstrom is above you...then after about 30 min. sky is clear again as nothing ever happened...

    I'm also plannig to take part of that Utes Taiwan discussion...but i'm also working on this longer post about modern chinese artillery and i haven't find time to do neither ones at these couple few days...

    That oilprizes discussion remined me of something...I was waching a this document couple days ago about Biodiesel...normal frying grease could be used, whit slight rehandling as a fuel for diesel cars!!! The interesting part of that was that finnish government haven't done nothing to improve this new technologys position and have given absolutely nothing to the reshearch, whatsoever...At the same time it's getting more and more popular in other parts of europe...

    The Turnips (or rape?) farmers could sell their crops to the fuelcompanyes whit much more higher prizes that to the foodproduction...is our Governments opposition based on similar "values" as on the grains used for heating-issue????
     
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    This must be the busyest day I have had on the forum for weeks - 4 posts, most quite long.

    People in remote areas have been putting chip pan oil into their cars for years. Its quite illegal overhere, and as your car stinks like a fish and chip shop, pretty easy to spot. I am not sure what the main objection is, but if the technology could be cleaned up emission wise, (olfactury and otherwise) it could be a good idea. Dont think Dubya and friends would be too keen.

    Anyway how do you think the new forum is shaping up, it seems to me a little more quiet than the old one, but that could be just a phase. Are we seeing many new members from Webmasters side? have we manged to keep all the active members from EZ Board and have we maged to attract some old members back?

    I put my 2 penneth worth into Utelores thread - perhapse some others will now kick it off properly.
     
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    Well all our "kids" sure have come here...and making my job as a mod(at least in the first days) remind more of a kindergarden teacher's...We Pakistanese members have joined in who previously wasen't onboard ezboard...but mostly they are old active users...perhaps Savoer and his great pics haven't find their ways in here...at the moment no one else who would be a resource to us don't come to my mind....
     
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    Glad to see the junior section is keeping you busay :D - where do they get all this energy from?

    As you can tell I am having a lazy weekend, (allthough I have plenty I should be doing :( ) I have spent hours trying to gem up on Stirling Silver and CZ Jewellry in order to process a new client. Beautiful stuff, but a b****r to match against rival stocks as it quite different.

    Have you been following the build up to President Hu's visit to the USA. I felt the US was very wrong not to accord it a State Visit, and now I understand that Hu and Bush may not meet at all, due to Katrina. Hu offered the US $5million in aid, did the US accept?

    My view is that if the US is going to be that rude, dont buy Boeing but buy Airbus!!! The US seems to be displaying the "if I cant win, I dont want to play attitude" that one usually associates with a 5 year old.

    The Aircraft Carrier thread in PD is very good, I tried reading the old one, but their seemed to be way too much spam to make a solid connection through each relevant point. This is much clearer. I hope Utelores topic picks up soon and runs at the same level.
     
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    yeah, and the first feeling that i get after reading the Dongfengs modest inbox mail telling me that there is this new forum, was that- gee finally we could move towards more repectable forum, in line whit the main site's reputation... :(

    actually i have enter some sort of newsdenial after i move back to my student flat...of the four national TV channel, only two are shown in my TV and that kinda kills the need to sit in front of the telly whole nigth...But as for Bush behaivior, sad that it is sometimes actually more ridicilous than in his opponents jokes...But didnt Saddam once offer a aid bagage to US poor's??

    Yeas, I think it have been good that it can take place whit out the 'kids' for a start, maybe if we 'vips' run out of ideas we could move it to general forums...

    And that Utes Taiwan conversation is good singh, so far it havent filled up to page five whit only personal insults...maybe when i finaly manage to write that artillery essay, i can give some deeper insigth about Taiwanese defence against overhelming enemy- a issue very close to our Finns heart...
     
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