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  1. Sand Bar Bill

    Wings of the Motherland - 4th release of the Fighting Wings series

    The air war over the Soviet Union is the fourth "module" of the Fighting Wings series just released, at a hefty $135. The Fighting Wings series is definitely the "ASL" of WWII air combat and is a direct descent of the popular Air Superiority/Air Strike games from GDW in the 1980's. In terms of...
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    If a leader makes a MOL (molotov cocktail) check and fails, may he still use his leadership modifier?

    If a leader attempts to roll for a Molotov cocktail and fails, may he still add his leadership modifier to the squad he is with? Rule 22.611 does not address. (The situation was a 3-4-7 squad with a 2-7 LMG and a 8-1 leader. It was useless for the squad to roll for the MOL because they would...
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    Looks like a must-see movie

    Looks like a must see... at least for me, dog shelter volunteer. Starring Kate Mara and the worst dog in the shelter. LOL.
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    J147 (Into the Grinding Mill) setup question

    The Japanese are to "set up east of the board 13 stream/pond and/or enter on Turn 1 along the east edge." Does this mean that the Japanese who set up on board can only literally set up in the hexrows that have a stream. In other words, they cannot set up in hexrows A-E.
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    To win or not to win...

    From, featuring Nietzsche, Epictetus (Greek stoic philosopher) and Buddha:
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    Ex Machina

    I hardly ever go to movies, but if movies were as good as this, i would go more often. FYI -the movie is 95% talk/5% action but still manages to have a really creepy feel.
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    Hitler criticizes the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    The teaser... Criticism from the bunker:
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    Baseball's decline and fall... because of a video-ized strike zone?

    A fascinating article on the effect of cameras that are now permanently instituted (called "Pitch f/x") and measure the correctness of umpires calling balls and strikes. In short, because of the cameras, the strike zone has expanded, batting averages have delicned and attendance has declined...
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    Indie films

    Maybe I was in the mood for it, but I enjoyed a sci-fi indie last night, The Thaw. The Thaw is a Candian indie (but I repeat myself) with what I have to admit is a cliche story line... Scientists discover a wolly mammoth and end up being infected. It has one "star" in it, Val Kilmer...
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    SomaFM radio -commercial free streaming synthesizer music

    I have an IPod application named Tunein Radio, which streams both reguluar radio broadcasts and interent broadcasts. I discovered SomaFM. It is free and streams about a dozen sub-channels. Three or four of them are primarily synthesizer music including the sub-channels of: Groove Zone...