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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    "josdin00" wrote:
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    http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/tanks-darken-the-grey-atmosphere/2008/08/12/1218306898047.html

    A fleet of armoured personnel carriers with camouflaged 40-millimetre guns quickly surrounded the Olympic venues amid stepped-up security yesterday morning - and suddenly the tone of the Beijing Games took a nasty turn.

    These are not the feel-good Olympics the Chinese wanted projected to the world.
    Here's the picture that went along with the article:

    [img width=450 height=382]http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/12/olympictanks_wideweb__470x400,0.jpg[/img]


    Is that really China's idea of a "camouflaged 40-millimetre gun"? Put a big black sock over it? ooooh...where'd it go?
    I think the cover is to prevent anything from getting in the barrel, causing a backfire.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    Another good one:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/bills-blue-screen-of-death-malfunction/2008/08/12/1218306871673.html wrote:
    [size=13pt]CTRL+ALT+DEL: software malfunction at the opening ceremony[/size]
    [img width=450 height=311]http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/12/china_wideweb__470x325,0.jpg[/img]

    Turns out that Bill Gates was not the only famous Microsoft identity to be spotted at the Olympic opening ceremony.

    Numerous bloggers also observed the cameo played by the so-called Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) - the Windows error screen that flashes up on your computer, signifying that it's time to reboot.

    The screen was projected onto the roof of the National Stadium during the grand finale to the four-hour spectacular as veteran Chinese gymnast Li Ning, suspended 70 metres above the stadium floor, "jogged" towards the Olympic torch.

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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    "josdin00" wrote:
    Another good one:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/bills-blue-screen-of-death-malfunction/2008/08/12/1218306871673.html wrote:
    [size=13pt]CTRL+ALT+DEL: software malfunction at the opening ceremony[/size]
    [img width=450 height=311]http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/12/china_wideweb__470x325,0.jpg[/img]

    Turns out that Bill Gates was not the only famous Microsoft identity to be spotted at the Olympic opening ceremony.

    Numerous bloggers also observed the cameo played by the so-called Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) - the Windows error screen that flashes up on your computer, signifying that it's time to reboot.

    The screen was projected onto the roof of the National Stadium during the grand finale to the four-hour spectacular as veteran Chinese gymnast Li Ning, suspended 70 metres above the stadium floor, "jogged" towards the Olympic torch.
    ahhh.... geek comedy at its finest.

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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

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    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/tanks-darken-the-grey-atmosphere/2008/08/12/1218306898047.html

    A fleet of armoured personnel carriers with camouflaged 40-millimetre guns quickly surrounded the Olympic venues amid stepped-up security yesterday morning - and suddenly the tone of the Beijing Games took a nasty turn.

    These are not the feel-good Olympics the Chinese wanted projected to the world.
    Here's the picture that went along with the article:

    [img width=450 height=382]http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/12/olympictanks_wideweb__470x400,0.jpg[/img]


    Is that really China's idea of a "camouflaged 40-millimetre gun"? Put a big black sock over it? ooooh...where'd it go?

    Looks more like an Amphibious Troop Transporter ( Armoured and Armed )

    Not a tank, but effective with Riot Control.....


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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    I'd think most things with a 40-mm gun would be effective at riot control

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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

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    I'd think most things with a 40-mm gun would be effective at riot control
    Hence why the Chinese government keeps trying to get me to come over there.

    All 40mm... wait...
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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

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    I'd think most things with a 40-mm gun would be effective at riot control
    Hence why the Chinese government keeps trying to get me to come over there.

    All 40mm... wait...
    Sorry, the units of measurement don't change like the dollar does.

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