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Captain Jean-Luc Picard

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    _Under a palm tree with a bottle of home-made rhum and a good book about mermaids.

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  1. I would recommend to drop an email to the website contact page to ask for more info, a source, and where that painting comes from. If it's in a museum ask the museum. Google reverse image search doesn't show anything.
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    Did anyone ever play Civil War Generals 2?

    Yes, a classic indeed, even thought as far as civil war hexes go i prefer the hps titles.
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    Short video about rhum

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    Marrying a 300 year old pirate.

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    Book: Trafalgar: The Biography of Battle

    The second i put it down i ordered every single book he has ever written. Excellent content, excellent writing: excellent author.
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    Pictures from a visit to Portsmouth, England

    Thanks for the pics, it's been a while since i was there, and Congrats!
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    Book: Trafalgar: The Biography of Battle

    Sounds great, i'll check it out thank you.
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    100th anniversary of regaining independence

    Note that the main Warsaw landmark has been edited out of the video at 00.28 (the palace of culture and science, which the current nationalistic political party in power behind the foundation that made this video absolutely hates due to its soviet related history, they actually wanted it destroyed -the foundation is noted as being a propaganda tool of the party in addition to its aim of promoting poland abroad). The official reason for editing out the famous landmark from the video is... copyrights. Which is not true when the buidling is used a part of a panorama rather than by itself. Imagine a similar video of London with Big Ben edited out or of Paris with the Eiffel Tower edited out. They're always pulling some stuff like that. I'm not getting into a political debate, just pointing out that the source of the video and the change made in this video should be kept in mind while watching it.
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    I don't mind the price too much as i just set price alerts and can wait years till i get that book that costs hundreds for 3 pounds delivery included 😎 . That one seems to be a collection of essays which are always interesting, thanks. Can't go wrong with cambridge uni press, merci. 😋
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    Thanks for taking the time to write your answer, is there a particular book you would recommend on the subject?
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    True for most of the antiquity, slaves were used for let's say the "economical" matters not the military ones, in fact oarsman was considered a pretty good job in greece, but later on even the navy started using slaves ( venice, the barbary pirates, the french... ) True.
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    Not really no, yes the oars were useful to find shelter in coves, but ships at the time very much sailed on the open sea, precisely using the oars if the winds were not favorable. You wouldn't sail from say lybia to greece by following the coast, and there were islands that both needed trade and offered shelter on the way. Sure a lot of the trade was following the coast but there was plenty of open sea trade.
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    Oars were indeed used when there was lack of wind but mostly to go against the wind. The trade was mostly coastal and rivers were rarely used, more accurately the ships that used the rivers were not the same ones that would go at sea. And yes usually the rowing was done by slaves. This applies to most ships in the Mediterranean.
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    World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/23/oldest-intact-shipwreck-thought-to-be-ancient-greek-discovered-at-bottom-of-black-sea Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years. The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said. “A ship surviving intact from the classical world, lying in over 2km of water, is something I would never have believed possible,” said Professor Jon Adams, the principal investigator with the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP), the team that made the find. “This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.” The ship is believed to have been a trading vessel of a type that researchers say has only previously been seen “on the side of ancient Greek pottery such as the ‘Siren Vase’ in the British Museum”.
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    Game: Return Of The Obra Dinn

    By the author of papers please: https://store.steampowered.com/app/653530/Return_of_the_Obra_Dinn/ In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction. https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/10/18/return-of-the-obra-dinn-released/