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RED VS. BLUE PSA: Fire Safety

many lol’s

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WD-40: Strange Facts and Myths

John S. Barry, the man “who masterminded the spread of WD-40,” as The New York Times puts it, has died at age 84. The product he promoted is more popular than an iPod.

WD-40 can be found in 4 out of 5 American households, the company claims. Its ingredients are a secret, and it has generated its share of myths and strange applications over the years.

Barry didn’t invent the stuff. “Norm Larsen, founder of Rocket Chemical Company, is considered the original founder of WD-40,” according to

Larsen aimed to develop a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. He succeeded at the goal, Water Displacement, on the 40th attempt, hence the name.

“Convair, an aerospace contractor, first used WD-40 to protect the outer skin of the Atlas Missile from rust and corrosion,” according to the web site.

A few years later the company made an aerosol spray version and the rest, as they say, is history.

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ETQW Season 5 Rules and Restrictions

Morning all post can be found here,
main change to rules

Deployable Restrictions:
Teams are limited to a MAX of 1 of any type of Deployable Asset

Season 5 Competition Important Dates

Season 5 will start in May 2009 and be completed in August 2009.
Teams must plan early to have maps and available dates for finals matches.

Ladder Start Date: Monday 20th May 2009
Ladder Roster Lock Date: Monday 6th July 2009 23:59:59
Ladder Lock Date: Monday 20th July 2009
Elimination Finals Start Date: From Monday 27th July 2009
Final: From Monday 3rd August 2009

Game will be ETQWPro v1.0.

Rules & Clarifications
Ladder Rules can be found Here

Rule #5 (TimeOut)
Initiate a Pause (TimeOut) pausegame

Unpause the Game (Timein) unpausegame

Please give the other team notice you will be calling a TimeIn.
Standard rules for timeouts/timeins apply

Rule #6 (Spectators)

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10 Awesome Linux Applications for Your PlayStation 3

So you’ve installed that shiny Ubuntu distro onto your PlayStation 3 and finagled a couple of cool applications to boot. And yet, there’s still a lot of empty real estate on that newly formatted hard drive, and you’re no doubt pondering what else you can load up on your now living room-friendly PC. Turns out, there are literally thousands of options available; but the task of sorting through the seemingly endless lists and testing each and every app to see if it suits your tastes and jives with the PS3 can be a daunting task. But luckily for you, we’ve done exactly that; we rolled up our sleeves, burned the midnight oil, and muscled the necessary digital elbow grease to whittle down the Ubuntu archives to the top 10 absolute keepers. So what are you waiting for? Plug in your PS3’s keyboard and mouse, fire up Jaunty Jackalope, and read onward to get cracking.

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lance Armstrong got nothing lol

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Left 4 Dead Event, Sale, Patch, Stats [Apr 30, 2009, 8:10 pm ET]

The Left 4 Dead on Steam Page announces the promised “Freaky Friday” event is now underway, offering 24 hours of free play in Left 4 Dead. They also announce a sale for this weekend offering the multiplayer zombie shooter for 40% off. Meanwhile, Steam has another new automatic update for Left 4 Dead that fixes some Survival mode issues and a couple of other bugs.
Finally, the Left 4 Dead Blog describes the new game stats pages Left 4 Dead players can now access, allowing them to see statistical breakdowns of their play in various modes, and compare their success with other players.

Left 4 Dead Update Released
April 30, 2009, 1:23 pm – Valve – Product Update

Left 4 Dead, by the Numbers
April 30, 2009 – Charlie Burgin


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yes yes yes finally L4D Survival Pack Tomorrow [Apr 20, 2009, 9:04 pm ET]

Valve announces the Left 4 Dead Survival Pack will be released in the wee hours tomorrow for the Xbox 360 and later in the day for Windows:

The Left 4 Dead Survival Pack will be released via Xbox Live at roughly 2 am PST on April 21.
The DLC is free to all owners of Left 4 Dead and introduces a new multiplayer game mode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode.
The PC version of the DLC is targeted for release later in the day.
For more information, please visit


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L4D Matchmaking Plans [Apr 01, 2009, 8:47 pm ET]

An update to the Left 4 Dead Blog outlines plans to revise the matchmaking system in Left 4 Dead in the future.
The update is written by Dave “Zoid” Kirsch, an old friend from the community who is now apparently at Valve, and he outlines how more matchmaking flexibility is in the works:

In a recent update for L4D on the PC, we provided the option for players to choose between starting a game on an Official server or the Best Available. This is just the first step in giving players control over what servers they play on and the type of experience they have.

This is part of the L4D SDK rollout, which is currently in a closed beta and will be released shortly after the launch of the L4D Survival Pack.

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HI all
with n0mads l33t ETQW map skill we have manage to get the map pack fixed

i have update the file on the download server
IPX Map Pack 0.2 updated
File Size: 302MB

full extract of the zip file is located here

============ TEAM IPX ETQW MAP PACK – V2.1 ============
=============== RELEASED: 28/03/09 ====================
================== TEAMIPX.NET ========================
After a few map updates and a few new maps we believed it
======= time for a new IPX Map Pack Update ============

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