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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #1021
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Advanced construction? What? Looks like normal construction techniques to me.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #1022
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I assume so (?)
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Old October 8th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #1023
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No, seriously, its being built like every other stadium ive watched be built. I dont see what is so advanced.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #1024
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #1025
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ok, its not like its been pointed out yet. Sitting there like your so smart because you know only what people in London know. Fill me in with the Info here you Euro Tards.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #1026
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ok BT, we'll spell it out:

when he says 'it's so far advanced' means its so far advanced in its construction from empty flat ground for ages to actual building struts going up now.

As in: "that building has advanced quickly from its original plan"

and not in: "that building has futuristically advanced construction techniques, (what with robots n shit that we Euro Tards have been hiding from the rest of the world)"
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #1027
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ok, its not like its been pointed out yet. Sitting there like your so smart because you know only what people in London know. Fill me in with the Info here you Euro Tards.

How ironic.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #1028
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Mornington Crescent?


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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #1029
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #1030
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Fly through>

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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #1031
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Mornington Crescent?
I'll advance to to Bakerloo Street
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #1032
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ok, its not like its been pointed out yet. Sitting there like your so smart because you know only what people in London know.
HAHA first of all learn proper English because you're poorly representing our country. Europe is in my opinion more advanced than the USA in a lot of aspects. Have you ever been to Europe? Or have you been stuck in the shit hole of America all your life?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #1033
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Where have all these trolls come from in the past few days!? None of them has been remotely funny or witty yet.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:38 AM   #1034
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I totally wasn't trying to be witty or funny. I'm angered by his commentary.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #1035
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Angered by my comentary? I see now that he was talking about the progress of the construction of this stadium. I thought he was talking about how there was some fancy new advanced technique they were using to build this. My bad. Is is being built fast, and its good to see. Now on to grammar......... ITS THE ******* INTERNET! Al Gore strike me down if it is a sin to use in proper grammar on his internet! yes ive been to Europe, BEAUTIFUL! Love the historic sites, love the new age architecture. This stadium follows that belief and I think we will be just as impressed with London in 2012 as we were with Beijing.

Go London.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:02 AM   #1036
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The joys of being a grammar nazi forumer (myself included). I've learned to get used to it... to an extent.

Edit: I forgot the fullstop at the end of the sentence!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #1037
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ok Im embarrassed to say this, what does 'my bad' mean? I kind of know... ish
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #1038
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If you made a mistake and then realised your error, "my bad" would be your admission of this.

I remember hearing it used on Buffy all the time (so long ago lol) and had no idea of the phrase but over time, it became part of Australian slang as well. In fact most Australian slang nowdays is just US slang. I try to use phrases from the UK (my favourite is to use Northern slang with the accent and all) just to confuse people these days.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #1039
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Hi guys!!!!

Well, I live in Mexico, i have planned to go to the Olympic Games; a friend of mine told me that some travel agencies start to sell the packets for this kind of events 4 years before, actually he bought his packet to go to Beijing in 2004, so he bought it 4 years before

I was thinking that maybe some travel agencies in UK are selling now this kind of packets. Please, if you know something about it, or related with that, tell me and let me know, I really want to go. Please

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Old October 13th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #1040
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The temporary stand is actually quite huge.

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Fabricator Watson Steel has this week been delivering the steelwork from its factory in Bolton to the London 2012 site in Stratford with a view to beginning erection before the end of the week.

The steel will largely be used for the temporary element of the structure, which will seat 80,000 during the Games before its roof and top tier of seating is dismantled to leave a 25,000-seat concrete bowl venue post-Olympics.

The permanent lower tier of seating will be precast concrete rakers with precast concrete terrace units, while the temporary upper tier seating will be supported by steel rakers, also with precast concrete terrace units. Byrne Bros is the concrete frame subcontractor and Tarmac is the terrace unit subcontractor.

Team Stadium - the consortium responsible for designing and building the stadium and comprising main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine, structural engineer Buro Happold, architect HOK, landscape architect HED and planning consultant Savills Hepher Dixon - is working closely with Watson Steel to ensure the steel is light and easily demountable.

A pre-cast concrete batching plant has been set up on the south part of the Olympic Stadium site to cast the 200 rakers that will support the seating units for the lower 25,000 permanent seats and the driving of 4,000 piles is complete. Over 100 columns, each 5m tall, have been built to provide the support for the podium of the Stadium's west and south stands and eight tower cranes, each between 48m and 60m high, have been erected in the Stadium bowl for the concrete work and steel and roof erection.

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