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Geraldine
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Oh no! Not Emerson too! This has been a terrible year for losing great artists.

For me, this is what I will remember him for..


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I was lucky enough to see The Nice back in '69 (I think), and I saw ELP at the Royal Festival Hall in 1970 - an awesome concert.

Keith playing that massive pipe organ at the RFH was incredible, and The Three Fates remains one of my all-time favourites!

 

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RIP Gareth Thomas

Thanks for being in one of the best sci-fi shows of all time.


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Ah yes, a great series for its day! Down and safe!

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Another month and another update uploaded to Mod DB

Time for a little look back with King Haggis's groovy original 2010 vid he made? I think so....with plenty of Vangelis goodness of course!

EDIT: This video still makes me cry at the sheer beauty of it. At the time this was a very sore sight for this old Elite II fan.


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Another subject indeed... but ED could've been a real humdinger of a single-player game! Tragic...

 

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OK, friends, time ist tight (yeah that's from Booker T)

 

you might have wondered what i'm up to, don't you?

 

short:

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of course that's a vintage bicycle (a Raleigh)

i love to fix them,

but mainly i'm up to fixing bicycles for Africa (the chaos you see in background of the 3rd pic)

let's care about the living ones 🙂

that's my actual job

i doesn't earn any money with it

but it's part of the way to get back in work

due to the fact that we fix them for no money

africans are able to buy them for 40 €

and this grants them a living

 

http://velafrica.ch/en/What-we-do

 

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i fixed one Raleigh for myself, it was the first project in this kind, a swiss army bicycle.

the brakes was labelled "John Bull", isn't that nice?

 


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Hello Gernot - lovely to see you!

 

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Gernot! Today is the happiest day of the year for me!   

 

I want one of those bikes!


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Yaay! Great to see you posting Gernot!

You have been missed!

For you Gernot, these guys might be old here but they still got it!


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It's good to see your shining avatar again, my friend. And you're doing something positive as well.


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October is upon us...

 

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US singer Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

 

Cool! Hard to find a usable Dylan song on YT - but the Hendrix cover of All Along the Watchtower will do nicely!

 

 

Of which Dylan said:

 

"It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn't think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day."

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Legend is such an overused term these days but to Dylan and Hendrix it is totally true!


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Legend? Good track, that!

 

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Another one gone! <sighs>

 

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Gernot! Today is the happiest day of the year for me!   

 

I want one of those bikes!

 

 

easy

just make yourself to Rapperswil/Jona (CH)

and buy a Raleigh for a lousy 250 bucks.

 

expensive?

yes they are!

we need the money to keep the price low in africa,

else it wouldn't be possible to offer them a bicycle for € 40.-

that's even not enough to ship the container to africa (about 500 bicycles are stored in one container, recently we got the 2nd ready for this year).

 

that's why we fix some good to sell for the market here,

vintage bicycles are always wanted,

likewise racing bicycles which i modify to a street/city bicycle.

and of course all old swiss made bicycles which are still better as many new once i overhauled them.

 

personally i prefere any old "touring bicycle" rather any modern mountain bike,

if you don't use them for sport they aren't really good and by far not as fast and easy to ride as a "touring bicycle".

 

though, if anyone of you likes to buy a bicycle, my suggestion is a old "touring" or racing bicycle

and your "persecutor" has to eat rubber - almost at least.

 

fact is, if there is a slight slope or some wind from behind you won't have to pedal, compared to a mountain bike where you have to pedal on the same slope.

mainly it's because of the far to fat rubber for a mountain bike and the shorter diameter of the wheels.

you loose a lot of energy, that's all.

(erm yes i'm not a big fan of mountain bikes - never was, it's a sports utility and not suitable for everyday purpose.

seems like several decades everyone must have a mountain bike regardless that they won't use it in the mountains.

besides many of the so called "city bikes" are to heavy and have even very broad rubbers, not good as well, that's why i prefere

"old touring bicycles", big wheels, small rubber, lightweighted)

 

see, i made myself such a good reputation that it's been suggested i should hire for fixing vintage cars,

because "doesn't works - doesn't exists".

 

 

thus my friends - cross fingers and let's hope next post is a picture of a vintage car i fixed (ok, that's still written in the stars).

 

 

let's see...

do i have some music in petto?

 

 

have phun!


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Welcome back Gernot!   

Always good to see you posting and that was certainly interesting music you have there in Switzerland!

Now, a bit of the sound track from a space sim I've been playing recently: Rebel Galaxy


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Thanks Gernot, I just sold my car because in my city there is a lot of traffic and it is impossible to drive.

 

First I thought about buying a bicycle, but now I'm thinking of something that sounds better. What do you recommend me?

 

 


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Since it's a super moon tonight, and you should leave the city to really see how bright it is (30% brighter compared to when it's at its weakest). then why not throw off your clothes and dance under the Waxing Moon in Babylon to The Devil's Blood song by the same name:

If it had been the Super Sun instead, then maybe the song "The sky is burning" by Sam Gopal would have been more fitting. Sam Gopal is the dude on the bongo, so no drummer needed.

If the soft voice of Ian Willis (vocals/guitar), sounds familiar, yes, he would be better known to the world as Lemmy Kilmister, who later joined Hawkwind, and then formed Motörhead.

 


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Now Greg Lake has gone too! He wrote this when he was a kid:

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cool,
we still can exchange music here - while i was already thinking of a more space related thread like "post music but only space related in any matter"

> It's strange that Pioneer give me more trip experience like the old Elite at the contrary of the arcady dumbed down pewpew ED, it has been $ badly spent on this 3xA, but it's another subject.

@farcodev
that's really no wonder just guess of this acid-head who post this lines here.

@cody
you dislike multiplayer games? or is it just because of the restrictions it gave to the gameplay of elite?
very old topic, indeed.
i guess yes the restrictions are to heavy.

but phew - let's stay a while on this topic - a multiplayer elite (clone).

let's go back in time roundabout 30 years
i was still (or already) playing stupid games like "astrosmash" or the fake 3D "StarStrike",
i've seen a preview to a game in dev. which contained wonderful spaceship models in pure vector graphics.
little me grown up between cows and goats

[

"https://youtube.com/watch?v=0y2vPda1ybA")

was inspired by this few flashes i saw from the upcoming game,

and i started to dream....
i dreamed me a game in which you would have role playing elements and "pew pew" action,
maybe strategic elements...
and here's the point
one player alone can't manage all these tasks
(i had already a idea of what the web will become to us)
though we need (and certainly would like) multiplayer.

well it turned out a little different as imagened.

even if i can't remember that i played a multiplayer at all - i still like the idea.

but i understand also that a game like Elite brings up problems which aren't to solve in a multiplayer game or only with heavy restrictions to the original gameplay.


excuse me for my "discoscheiss" (discoshit) but the clip is cool
and one has to know that "radio 200'000" is a bunch of soccer fans...

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"https://youtube.com/watch?v=CtaJjhn0Z2Y")


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you know what?

i think it's very funny now reading the older posts

just because of "russian" "party" "girlcrazy" and whatever stands now for the emoticons

walterar
i guess i prefere the sound of a velociped


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Today more than ever I wish my friends, Merry Christmas, my way.


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