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fulanito_chile
03-11-2004, 03:38 PM
just started to snow in London, while i was playing a winter mission on F/B now i got out for a smoke and i feel just like a russian fighter ace lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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fulanito_chile
03-11-2004, 03:38 PM
just started to snow in London, while i was playing a winter mission on F/B now i got out for a smoke and i feel just like a russian fighter ace lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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hotspace
03-11-2004, 03:53 PM
It's not in Northampton http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

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horseback
03-11-2004, 06:32 PM
I've been in the snow in England, and I've been in snow off the Siberian coast: trust me, there is a significant difference.

cheers

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CzechTexan
03-12-2004, 12:27 AM
i guess Russians think snow is the same everywhere else as it is in Russia http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
There is nothing like Russia's snow! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif



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Willthisnamedo
03-12-2004, 01:21 AM
You're right of course, Horseback: British snow is much, much worse. All these johnny foreigners blather on about how cold/hot/deep/wide their weather is, but they don't realise that it's the peculiar combination of factors that makes our weather far more demanding.

Specifically, it's a wet, windy cold. This significantly increases the dangers, compared to the dry cold in places like Siberia or the Arctic. That's why British grannies and retired 60 year old business men currently hold the world speed/endurance records for walking to both poles... In fact Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (now there's a proper name!) is on record as saying, after reaching both poles, that the worst weather conditions he has ever encountered anywhere, period, were in the Welsh hills (where the SAS kill themselves while training). I also have experience of Antarctic and Rocky mountain temperatures at down to minus 30 centigrade (before wind chill is factored in), and it's no problem.

This is why you get all the stories about russian recruits having to spend a night sleeping out in the snow in training: do that in jolly old blighty and they'd have no army left!! (or at least, an army of double leg amputees...)

I think the last word on this goes to Dwight D Eisenhower: some sort of Yank politician chappie: he said, after trying to get a couple of boats to sail across the channel (dunno why - some sort of EU squabble, I believe) that "for all practical purposes, the weather in this country is entirely unpredictable"... Obviously quite a bright chappie http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

pcisbest
03-12-2004, 01:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fulanito_chile:
just started to snow in London, while i was playing a winter mission on F/B now i got out for a smoke and i feel just like a russian fighter ace lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I dont think anyone knows what winter is like as much as I do. I live in North Pole, Alaska (YES it really is called North Pole!). It isnt uncommon here to recieve a foot of snow in a night, or have temps that drop to 30, 40, 50, and a couple of years, even 60 degrees below zero! My family and I live out in I guess what you would call the 'country' (although that could be said of almost anyone from around here!), so we have to do a lot in the winter for ourselves. For example, we have a long circular drive that stretches about 100 yards from our house to the road: imagine if youre like me and required to shovel this drive in 35-45 below zero! Not to mention the pipes can freeze, you can get frost bite within minutes if not dressed properly, and if you dont warm the car for at least a couple hours, starting it just might crack the engine block! Oh yeah, and arond early December it gets pitch dark at about 3pm till 11am the next day.

Right now in mid-March, we are just starting to warm up; I was happy yesterday just cause it rose to 20 above and snow started melting, but that could change soon, in any case we wont see bare dirt till late April, and grass till mid-May!

On top of this, our house is next to a gravel road that doubles as an airstrip for small bush planes (several of our neighbors own and fly them for fun), so with the winter conditions, lack of convienances, and planes taking off and landing constantly in the snow right next to us, I dont think anyone feels more like they are at a forward airfield on the Eastern Front more than me LOL http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif LOL

Willthisnamedo
03-12-2004, 02:43 AM
Pcisbest, call that winter?? Here in rural Oxfordshire, we live in a frozen mangrove swamp that is buried under 12 feet of tundra. It makes life cheap, 'cos everything is only 1 degree above absolute zero, so everything is in permanent stasis/hibernation. What's this 'grass' stuff you get in your tropical summers?

pcisbest
03-12-2004, 02:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Willthisnamedo:
Pcisbest, call that winter?? Here in rural Oxfordshire, we live in a frozen mangrove swamp that is buried under 12 feet of tundra. It makes life cheap, 'cos everything is only 1 degree above absolute zero, so everything is in permanent stasis/hibernation. What's this 'grass' stuff you get in your tropical summers?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL Mangrove swamp? With tundra? ok... We got the tundra too, from permafrost, but it doesnt stop all life, i.e. grass and plants, from growing! And only 1 degree above zero year round, I doubt that. Are you joking or is this for real? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif lol.

Lawn_Dart
03-12-2004, 03:28 AM
HA! Frozen mangrove swamps..., 100 foot driveways to shovel..., -20 degree windchills..., you lucky b*st*rds living in luuxury ya are!

Where I come from it only rarely rises above absolute zero...in the middle of summer! To warm up in the mornin', we climb into the refigerator fer an hour or two and then sit down to a nice warm cup of liquid nitrogen. Fire won't stay lit, so I haven't had a warm meal in decades, an' my dear mother used to toss me out in the snow bare naked just to keep me warm at night when I was a baby...

You guys don't know how good ya got it, livin' in such tepid climates. I often dream of havin less than 50 feet of snow per day...sometimes I have to shovel the same driveway for weeks on end just to get my car out to the street (it often takes me months just to get to work, and that is only a mile away...by the time I get there, it's already time to go home again). Fish don't swim...they skate on the surface of the streams 'cause it's easier for 'em!

My best friend is a snowman. I have known him for 15 years...

yep,...livin in the lap of tropical luxury, y'all are!!

Willthisnamedo
03-12-2004, 03:30 AM
Of course it's for real!! You never heard of the frozen mangrove swamps of Oxfordshire?? It's where piltdown man was found - the mangrove's essential oils preserved the fossil perfectly. Sheeesh: everyone knows that most of the UK is further North than Moscow: it's only the hot air produced by the European Union that keeps us from permanent ice age existence... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Willthisnamedo
03-12-2004, 03:32 AM
Wow - Lawn_Dart: your Mother used to toss you naked in the snow? I wish I lived in one of those decadent sex-crazed relationships... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Lawn_Dart
03-12-2004, 04:20 AM
LOL!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Willthisnamedo
03-12-2004, 05:07 AM
Couldn't resist it: when the mood takes you, and all that stuff....

JG27_Dacripler
03-12-2004, 06:19 AM
I have to attest to the "psudo-immersion" factor built into the game..I too at times wander into the past while playing.
When the map takes on the simple, flat ("Siberia"?) at sunrise/sunset, it reminds me of a place I used to live in Wyoming many years ago. It gives me a remarkable memory of those days waking up and hunting for Elk or Geese.
I am fortunate enough to have an ATI 9700 Pro with its claimed 16 millon colors. I would imagine the amount of colors in the sunrise/sunset(s)are close to obtaining that figure. I like the way this game has given a fine example of season and time.
I wandered off the topic yet have no idea how the weather is in London (could not go outside while in Heathrow) or Russia for that matter.
I do know is acclimation is the bodies natural defense to the elements as it adapts quite well to any environment within time.

SuspectSquirrel
03-12-2004, 06:55 AM
I'll be going to the beach when I get of work. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG54_Engel
03-12-2004, 07:47 AM
You guys have obviously never been in my livingroom

Salfordian
03-12-2004, 08:00 AM
You guys are seriously funny, never laughed so much at work http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif,... better go people are starting to look at me funny.
No snow in the North West by the way

Willthisnamedo
03-13-2004, 11:00 AM
Well there wouldn't be would there, Salfordian?

Flying a Northerly great circle route, the North West is much closer to Australia than Oxfordshire, so it's always hotter there. That's why everyone I've ever met from there wanders around in mid-winter with a tee shirt on...

ucanfly
03-13-2004, 12:06 PM
You guys in Great Britain get ready for a deep freeze (ice age) if polar caps keep melting. The only thing keeping you from Siberian weather is the Gulf Stream which some scientists theorize may lose its circulation if the ocean's salinity drops much more.

Lav69
03-13-2004, 12:18 PM
Yeah well I have worst of all here in SW Georgia, USA. Not a cloud in the sky, 72f, and 21% humidity. Its tough opening all the windows in the house and baring these conditions.

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BuzzU
03-13-2004, 12:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lav69:
Yeah well I have worst of all here in SW Georgia, USA. Not a cloud in the sky, 72f, and 21% humidity. Its tough opening all the windows in the house and baring these conditions.

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, bios 1008
Nvidia nForce 2, Ultra 400 chipset
Antec 430w PS
Athlon XP 3200 (400fsb)
ATI Radeon 9700pro
1024mb Corsair XMS, twin x, pc3200, dual channel
120gb Maxtor, sata 150 - 120gb WD 7200rpm
SB Audigy
Windows XP, home
Saitek X45<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Laugh now, but tell us what it's like in the middle of summer. Not so comfy then huh? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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DONB3397
03-13-2004, 01:14 PM
Snow? It's another boring day in Northern California -- 75 degrees F, light breezes, wispy white clouds in the west along the shore. And my wife tells me I have to get off the computer and go mow the lawn.

P.S. I spent 20+ years in Minnesota, U.S.A. Snow comes in November, leaves in May. Not quite Russia, but cold enough to make me appreciate living here.