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Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by Vasudev on Today at 09:40 AM »
You're right @humbert. I'm sorry, didn't notice it though. Its confirmed you need Mega addon.
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Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by Murtlap on Today at 04:50 AM »
My top 3 best films that I have ever seen:
Prestige
Now You See Me
Book Thief
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Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by Vasudev on Yesterday at 10:30 PM »
First, you need to login to your account, ensure Remember me is ticked, then proceed to open scarface's movie links and soon you'll get the option to import to your drive and its done.

I know you can do all that, but to actually perform the download you must install their browser addon. Without it you can't download any file greater than 1GB.
I didn't install the addon but download works for me, anyway I'll test it out today.
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Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by humbert on Yesterday at 07:18 PM »
First, you need to login to your account, ensure Remember me is ticked, then proceed to open scarface's movie links and soon you'll get the option to import to your drive and its done.

I know you can do all that, but to actually perform the download you must install their browser addon. Without it you can't download any file greater than 1GB.
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Chit Chat / Re: New topic Photos
« Last post by humbert on Yesterday at 07:15 PM »
>>The weather is particularly cold in Moscow (-5°C), Paris (-2°C), but also in Islamabad (7°C) and in Qalqilya (12°C)

These temps are nothing out of the ordinary. -5°C in Moscow in January is a balmy day and the others are typical for winter. 2 weeks ago in San Antonio there was a cold front and the temp descended to -6°C, since then it's been higher than normal for this month.

I'm not too worried about monkeys. As I recall the last specie that owes its extinction to humans is the Tazmanian Devil - the last one died in 1936. Since they many species that have been close to extinction have come back due to conservation. Good examples are the American bison and alligator. Tiger populations in Asia have risen. Many other species have been taken off the endangered list.
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Tonight, I’m going to hold another conference about the Islamic State.
I know that humbert, Maher, vasudev and many users of the forum must be eagerly waiting for some accounts of the epic adventures of the little Jihadists.


The Islamic States has launched a major offensive in Deir ez-Zor in Syria 2 days ago.

The jihadists would have sent reinforcements from their "capital", Rakka.



The Syrian regime dispatched military reinforcements and fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah to Deir-Ez-Zor on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 January to try to contain the most violent attack of the organization Islamic State in one year against this town, that remains under siege.

The army of the caliphate, which began the attack on Saturday (January 14th), cut the government enclave, which still has a population of 100,000, according to the UN. More seriously, the air base, which houses HQ and army stockpiles of ammunition, is now encircled and isolated from the rest of the government-controlled territory, which has less than 150 square kilometers. Two Colonels and a brigadier general of the Syrian army were killed during the fighting, according to Syrian media. At least 37 civilians have died since the beginning of the jihadist offensive on Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

It is not the first time that the jihadist group has attempted to take over the biggest town in eastern Syria (200,000 inhabitants), of which it has been controlling the eastern part for two years, but according to government militia witnesses on social networks, this jihadist offensive is "the most serious and best prepared" they have seen. And the Islamic State would have brought reinforcements in recent weeks from Rakka, its Syrian "capital" located 150 km to the northwest.

To try to hinder the offensive, dozens of Russian and Syrian air raids targeted jihadist positions. According to local militants of the moderate opposition, these bombings would have destroyed the bridges that span the Euphrates, the river running along the two loyalist enclaves. The Islamic State army also asked the residents to go to the front lines, and would enlist teenagers by force, according to opponents. The IS army exhibited the military identity cards of soldiers barely aged 16 years old.

The World Food Program has also suspended its food drops: "We suspended our air operations. There is fighting in and around the zone where the food is dropped ... it's just too dangerous, "the spokesman said from Geneva.

For the Islamic caliphate, Deir ez-Zor is a strategic target. This provincial capital is at the junction of the territories it still controls in Syria and Iraq. Its conquest, like the recapture of Palmyra in December 2016, would improve the image of the organization while in Iraq the forces of Baghdad have recaptured a few neighborhoods in the town of Mosul.
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Chit Chat / Re: New topic Photos
« Last post by scarface on Yesterday at 05:01 PM »
Tonight, I’m going to hold a conference to warn about the disappearance of the monkeys.

The monkeys could disappear from the planet in twenty-five to fifty years if nothing is done.

According to a study, 60% of primate species are endangered due to human activities. 75% of the populations are already declining.

A Japanese macaque is taking a bath in a hot spring in the town of Yamanouchi, Japan.


The monkeys are our closest cousins, and yet we watch them die slowly. Worse, we are leading them to their loss, at a pace and scale never equaled. In a study published in Science Advances on Wednesday January 18th, thirty-one international primatologists are drawing an alarming picture: if nothing is done to quickly reduce human pressures on primates and their habitats, we will witness mass extinctions of these emblematic animals within twenty-five to fifty years.

Combining the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the existing scientific literature and United Nations databases, Alejandro Estrada, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and its Colleagues conducted a mega-analysis of the status, threats and conservation efforts of the five hundred and four species of primates in the world, from the powerful gorillas to the fragile lemurs to orangutans, chimpanzees and other bonobos.

The results of this study, the largest ever conducted to date, are instructive: scientists estimate that 60% of monkey species are in danger of extinction due to human activities, and 75% of the populations are already declining . Four out of six great ape species are only one step away from extinction, according to the latest IUCN update in September. These animals that are essential to ecosystems - they contribute to the maintenance and regeneration of forests by dispersing seeds in particular - also play a central role in the culture, traditions and even the economy of the territories they occupy.

Primates, the richest mammal group after rodents and bats, are found in ninety countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. However, two-thirds are concentrated in the heart of only four states: Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. While the vast majority live in humid tropical forests, monkeys are also living in temperate woodlands, mangroves, savannas, grasslands and even deserts. Everywhere, their lives are in danger: 87% of Madagascar's species are at risk, 73% in Asia, 37% in sub-Saharan Africa and 36% in Latin America.

"This is the eleventh hour for many of these creatures," said Paul Garber, an anthropology professor at the University of Illinois (USA), who co-led the study. Several species, such as the ringed tailed lemur, Udzungwa red colobus in Tanzania, brown rhinopithecus or Grauer's gorilla, only counts a few thousand individuals. In the case of the Hainan gibbon in China, there are even fewer than thirty animals. "

They are facing multiple threats, the weight of which has steadily increased over the years, and which often add up. Monkey habitats disappear under the pressure of agriculture (affecting 76% of the species), forestry (60%), livestock (31%), road and railway construction, drilling Oil and gas and mining operations (2% to 13%). In addition, hunting and poaching directly affect 60% of the species. To this must be added the emerging dangers, such as pollution and climate change.

Borneo orangutans are threatened by the production of palm oil.


The Expansion of agriculture, the first threat.

The frantic demand for agricultural products (soybean, palm oil, cane sugar, rice, etc.) and meat has accelerated deforestation in the four corners of the globe, as well as the fragmentation of habitats. Between 1990 and 2010, crops grew by 1.5 million square kilometers (three times the size of France) in areas where primates live, while forest cover declined by 2 million km2.

A fatal evolution to monkeys. The production of palm oil seriously jeopardizes the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, which lost 60% of their habitat between 1985 and 2007. The expansion of rubber plantations in southwestern China, has provoked the quasi-extinction of the pale cheek gibbon and the Hainan gibbon. And the future gives little cause for optimism.
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Chit Chat / Re: New topic Photos
« Last post by scarface on January 17, 2017, 04:34 PM »
Currently, there is a cold wave in Europe and also across a few areas in the world. Let’s hope that little usmangujjar and Maher are fine.
The weather is particularly cold in Moscow (-5°C), Paris (-2°C), but also in Islamabad (7°C) and in Qalqilya (12°C).

What can you do if you are cold ? You can drink or eat hot stuff, like tea or hot meals.
For instance, in the Bioparco of Roma, hot potatoes were distributed to animals as a cold wave hits Italy since a week with unusual snowfalls in the southern region of Puglia.
In this picture, a gorilla eats a hot potato in the Bioparco in Rome.
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Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by scarface on January 17, 2017, 04:32 PM »
Tonight, an  Afghan movie, released in 2004 is available on the forum, titled Osama.

Link: https://mega.nz/#!NcNXyAJI!Kvw4o9Ug7DBOwWnUQz24gv048C8yyg3uiTrN6Of-EYE



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updated to jre8 u121.
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