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News from the BBC [Aug. 23rd, 2004|10:23 am]
Peter Sheil
Weather gets 3D gaming makeover
BBC weather is to use 3D gaming graphics technology to make its bulletins more realistic and accurate.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/technology/3572562.stm

Oh goody, 3D rain and clouds :)

Students' drink bill nears £1bn
University students spend nearly £1bn a year on alcohol, according to a survey.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/business/3588944.stm

Is that bill per student? That's some serious drinking! Of course there are more students at university than there used to be and the price of drinks is going up so I guess that it isn't actually so surprising.

World commemorates end of slavery
The UN is leading a day of global events to mark the abolition of slavery and to
highlight continuing abuses.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/africa/3589646.stm

Radcliffe 'devastated'
Paula Radcliffe says she is "devastated" after failing to finish the Olympic marathon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/3589652.stm

Ahhh - so sad. It sounds like it was a tough course in even tougher conditions.
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From: gorgeous_yulia
2004-08-23 06:52 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-23 10:31 am (UTC)
Yep, Mammatus clouds are impressive. If you like cloud pics then there are a few on my web site - some of the ones taken from planes are quite good. (well I like them :) )
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From: gorgeous_yulia
2004-08-23 08:37 pm (UTC)
cool. :-) Nice pics indeed.

err.. dunno how to ask it... Is your job somehow connected with your hobby? I mean.. I've noticed you like cloud pictures and you are well versed on 'weather issues'... or is it just a british trait? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-23 09:58 pm (UTC)
No, I'm a technical consultant in IT :)

I've always been interested in clouds and when I was a glider pilot I had to study them to pass my exams. I just think they're cool - restful to watch, and more interesting ifyou know a bit about what is physically happening inside them.
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From: gorgeous_yulia
2004-08-23 06:56 am (UTC)
Poor Radcliffe...

has you got any gold so far?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-23 10:25 am (UTC)
What, me personally? ;)

I guess you mean GB ... well yes, sailing, horse riding, cycling(?) and synchronised hampster eating (or something a bit like that ;) )

Actually, according to the BBC web site we are 10th with 7 gold,8 silver and 7 bronze while Russia is 11th with 6 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze. :P
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At least we can share our feelings against the highest placed country, USA, with 23 gold, 26 silver and 17 bronze.

Although, truth to tell, I'm happy for all the winners no matter which country they've come from.

Peace
peter
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From: gorgeous_yulia
2004-08-23 08:25 pm (UTC)
hehe yep thats right. Well done.

A friend of mine amused me yesterday when he started counting all the gold, silver and bronze that Rusia, Belorussia, Ukraine and other USSR states received and it turned out to be more than China or the USA. :-)

I dont like professional sport much though, cuz of all these drugs and just the state of professional sportsmen. I'd probably enjoy 'synchronised hampster eating '... :-)
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