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  1. Captain Jean-Luc Picard

    BBC Radio adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's HMS Surprise

    Excellent, thank you.
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    James Cook at the British LIbrary

    James Cook: The Voyages Fri 27 Apr – Tue 28 Aug 2018 Explore the stories, art and maps of those who were there It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. Our exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. Maps, artworks and journals from the voyages sit alongside newly-commissioned films offering contemporary perspectives. Examine the expeditions that shaped Europe’s knowledge of the world and consider their far-reaching legacy. See Cook’s handwritten journal detailing the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, when they travelled further south than anyone in the world, stunning artwork including the earliest European depiction of a kangaroo, and intricate maps charting the voyages that spanned more than a decade. Learn about the experiences on board the Endeavour, Resolutionand Discovery, and the impact of their arrival. Drawings by the Polynesian high priest and navigator Tupaia, who accompanied Cook to New Zealand and Australia, will be displayed together for the first time. These will sit alongside works by expedition artists Sydney Parkinson, William Hodges and John Webber. Hear the stories. Read the diaries. Revisit the momentous voyages made 250 years ago. https://www.bl.uk/events/james-cook-the-voyages?ns_campaign=enewsletter+April+2018&ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=newsletter&ns_linkname=Story2Heading&ns_fee=0
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    Welcome here, since you tried turn based civil war games i recommend you have a look at the hps simulations titles, but for real-time strategy civil war ultimate general civil war is definitely the best one around.
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    50 ships

    Not a big fan of that new ubisoft game-model or sales-model from either a customer or business perspective myself, but at least it could be called fair enough as far as game-content vs pricing goes.
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    50 ships

    They make a living by selling the base game. Anything like extra slots for ships, characters, extra inventory space, extra customizable tabs to organize the inventory or whatnot that can be seen in free games do not belong in a full game bought at full price, they belong in free games. If there is indeed a need for more slots, then everybody should get them, not those who pay more on top of what they already paid. If people buy more copies, that's their choice and right, if that's the symptom of a serious issue within the game, then the issue should be addressed for every player, but it should not be institutionalized as a way to make more money while other players get inconvenienced or disadvantaged. Paying extra for aesthetics is one thing, paying extra for practicality such as slots when i already bought the game at full price, that's just a huge No.
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    50 ships

    Please no, keep this kind of paid extras to free games that need a way to make a living.
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    Leviathan ship

    Leviathan: Ark of the Apocalypse by Jason Stevia, took 14 months to make More pics and a couple videos can be found on his instagram https://www.instagram.com/shallowgravestudios/ I might or might not have spoken to the devs who might not have confirmed that they are working on the 3D model to implement it in the game as a trading ship.
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    Stop hiding behind aliases on the forums

    I was being somewhat ironic concerning the logic of it, this has always been going on in every game and, as i point out, IRL vs online, there even exist laws in china and south korea to force people to use their real names online ( targeted at specific sites such as some blogging platforms, for now at least ) and there are regularly some failed propositions at similar laws in the West as well. The internet's freedom is not guaranteed on the long term, and it's one of the few places where people can be "total asses without social repercussions", but also basically speak their mind for better or worse, be it about Linking Park, their imagined PvP Prowess or the Genius ( or lack thereof ) of Our Supreme Leaders. Let the people use any aliases they want anywhere, including on forums vs games. There are lines that should not be crossed, when somebody's lives get destroyed ( a friend of mine had to change his name and house after teh internet has gone full retard on him and the people who were saying shit about him and threatening his life got arrested ) but using the same alias in-game and on a game's forum is not something that should be challenged. Let people talk shit, let them be more aggressive, more confrontational, let them be themselves for better or worse, i find that much good can come out of being confrontational, and as to being purely aggressive and talk shit... well we can always just ignore them and not take it to heart no? That many humans use this to talk shit instead of being awesome is part of human nature, and something i happily accept as a small price to pay. I do know of course that you are only talking about the forum vs game, but the logic is absolutely the same, of challenging people to be identifiable to force them to have a more socially acceptable behavior, to stop them from talking shit, and i am simply in disagreement with such an approach at every level, on the contrary i'd encourage people to be able to say whatever they want without being identified in-game or anywhere else.
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    Stop hiding behind aliases on the forums

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    Stupid, Weird & Awesome Officers

    If he is addressed as Sir, that would make him the adoptive father of King Arthur. Which is totally possible since movies have thought us that Arthurian legends are a favourite destination of time travelers. I'll take a screenshot if i see any stupid names, but there are definitely some names around that must make life difficult for an officer.
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    Rule the Waves 2

    http://nws-online.proboards.com/thread/1384/sai-rtw-series-pricing-announcement not much info yet, the first one is great, " due sometime this year in Q2/3. " the news comes with a discount on the original.
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    [Community Poll] Who gets the least love?

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    The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660-1783

    Classic. As for recommendations there is already a reading list thread, maybe ask there, i don't know any really great overview of either napoleonic or steam naval stuff, but there are excellent more specific books.
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    Navy Deploys USS Constitution to straight of hormuz

    https://www.duffelblog.com/2012/10/navy-deploys-uss-constitution-to-strait-of-hormuz/ BOSTON, Mass. – With the US Navy increasingly stretched trying to meet its commitments in both the Pacific and the Middle East, the Department of the Navy announced today that it will be re-activating its entire mothball fleet for upcoming Middle East deployments, including the USS Constitution. According to Navy officials, the Constitution, currently celebrating the 200th anniversary of her victory over the British warship HMS Guerriere, will relieve the destroyer USS Porter, which was damaged last month in a collision in the Strait of Hormuz while playing chicken with a lighthouse. “I cannot think of a better way to honor those who fought in the War of 1812, as well as celebrate Constitution’s past successes, than for the ship to once again sail under arms,” said Commander Matt Bonner, the 72nd commanding officer of the Constitution. Navy officials are also hoping that the favorable publicity will help raise awareness of its core mission of protecting the freedom of the seas and remind the public about the 285 ships in the Navy’s inventory that do not involve SEALs. One Admiral, speaking off the record, said that Navy leadership is also confident that this upcoming deployment will go better than the Constitution‘s 2011 anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. During that deployment, the Constitution spent several hours laboriously attempting to use the wind to maneuver into firing position against several small agile motorboats full of Somali pirates, but was unable to avoid the protracted long range enfilade fire of heavy machine gun fire from the pirate boats. “That was the day we stopped calling her ‘Old Ironsides’,” said one member of the Constitution’s crew, referring to the nickname the ship received after numerous British cannonballs bounced off her sides. “She may have stood up to a 32-pounder [cannon] back in 1812, but those .50 caliber machine guns just ripped her apart.” The Navy’s official report on the incident said that not only did the pirates’ heavy machine gun fire easily pierce the hull from the front, almost severing a mast belowdecks, but also pierced the ship’s internal bulkheads, in some cases exiting through the captain’s cabin at the back of the ship. Additionally, several cannons were cut loose and crashed around like rampaging bulls as the ship pitched to and fro on the waves. The pirates finally retreated after the Constitution’s foremast fell on and sank a pirate skiff that was closing to land a boarding party. When the ship was finally able to capture a group of pirates whose engine had failed, and because no one had bothered to update the Constitution’s 1853 Navy Regulations prior to sailing, Commander Bonner promptly had them hanged from the yardarm. Other possible deployments by the Monitor and the Merrimack are still in the planning stage, as well as the USS Olympia as soon as a reliable stock of cheap coal can be located. Duffel Blog investigative writer Dark Laughter also contributed to this report.
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    First Documented Eyepatch

    Did he actually wore an eyepatch? I cannot find anything that would corroborate that.