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Old February 17th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #25721
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OTR where are you heading over to?
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #25722
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Somewhere less dasty/sandy.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #25723
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Old February 18th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #25724
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Because of the great landmark BK, tourists will pour into Dubai and it will continue to be prosperous even after 2020, when oil is supposed to dwindle worldwiode.

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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #25725
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to moscow boy

it seems that you don't know anything about middle east or you think that the rulers are completly stupid to not know that maybe i am wrong firstly read more about the governement projection of these countries

middle east is also syria , jordan, lebanon

and the country that you refer to has also problems the basic one is water and the first supplier is turkey

what about russia?

ps: i am not from any country that you mentioned

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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:19 AM   #25726
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Hey guys, long time no see. Finally got internet restored here since I did a temp move to help my uncle start a restaurant.

@ Imre - Keep up the great work man! Nice to see you're being published!

@ Gerald - WOW man! In a sense it's surprising but knowing how good your photos are, in a sense, not really . I'd certainly contemplate ordering a print in the future from you. How much for the BK one please (PM is fine).

@ OTR - Yeah I've done watermarks on all my photos too. For more general use ones I've not bothered but for any I do for clientelle and work, they are certainly marked or identified as my work. There are ways to defeat watermarks I'm sure but one in the middle of a shot is usually good enough to be too time-intensive to remove by most users. People who wish to outright steal and claim your shot as theirs though will do so no matter what you put on the shot; but to each his own I suppose.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:44 AM   #25727
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Hi all.

Hey Skyscraperman.

This guy must be either in your building or 1 building over.

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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:38 AM   #25728
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Thanks Fury.

Nice pic! Looks like this person must be in tower 1. This view is great. You can see straight down the road to the lake. Could get some great pics with that.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #25729
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #25730
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I am not sure how can middle east countries survive after the oil runs out.
The current wealth is derived from oil.
Even though Dubai has no oil, it is benefitting from the oil wealth around it.
I cannot imagine how can a region survive with no industry, no agriculture, no aerable soil, no water, no nuclear power, no military power, no technologically educated population.

By 2020, the only country that will flourish in middle east will be .. well you know the answer..
Choose , you either ask about Dubai, UAE or you ask about the middle east as a whole. After you make the choice people might be able to help.

Lets assume that your asking about Dubai and the UAE as a whole since this thread is related to the city/country.

No Industry ? We do have an Industry suited for the size of this country and its population , do more research on the matter instead of saying "no"

No agriculture ? We do have an Agricultural industry , nothing compared to india or srilanka ofcourse but good enough for the local population living here (for example 55 million palm trees and we export)

No Nuclear power ? 5 years from now we will have

No military power ? We do have a military , but we dont invade and kill smaller countries we leave that to certain countries in the area if you know what i mean

No technologically educated people ? proof that russia has the same problem if people from there actually think this is true its false , so false it smells !

Dubai is located in a country with reserves of almost 150 years ............ and even if all the billions of cars run by water , we will still have high demand for oil , everything infront of you at this very moment while looking at this post has oil in it one way or the other. and lets see them making tires out of water
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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #25731
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Can someone ban this clown of Moscowboy already?

I would have done it myself, but after warnings he kind a stopped rubbishing the UAE section which I moderate.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:24 PM   #25732
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I would like to remain on topic, but something caught my eye today.

I read MB's post and a few hours after Altin posted his last comment, he edited his post to sound more neutral.

Can you say... Backpedal?






On topic:

SSCman do you live in the downtown area?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #25733
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It's 50% the rubbish posted and 50% the editing and/or deleting of them afterwords.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #25734
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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #25735
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http://www.theaddress.com/en/news/do...-car-show-2010

Downtown Dubai Classic Car Show is back: The second edition in February 2010 has been extended to four days, from Feb. 18 to 21, owing to public demand and stronger participation from classic car lovers in the region.

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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #25736
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Because of the great landmark BK, tourists will pour into Dubai and it will continue to be prosperous even after 2020, when oil is supposed to dwindle worldwiode.
And how will these tourists "pour into Dubai" when oil will dwindle worldwide ?

The reality is that mass tourism will be one of the first thing to decline (and not by a bit) when cheap poil is disappearing. And we are most probably (if not most certainly) past peak oil right now, that is we passed the maximum number of barrels produced/consumed per day in the world (around 85 millions), recent Colin Campbell interview on this :

http://zone5.org/2010/02/interview-w...olin-campbell/

peak conventional : was 2005
peak all liquids : was 2008

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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #25737
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Anyone got a good night shot off the tower against a black sky?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #25738
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Visit previous pages of this thread. There are plenty.

Here is one by Imre:

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Old February 18th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #25739
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And how will these tourists "pour into Dubai" when oil will dwindle worldwide ?

The reality is that mass tourism will be one of the first thing to decline (and not by a bit) when cheap poil is disappearing. And we are most probably (if not most certainly) past peak oil right now, that is we passed the maximum number of barrels produced/consumed per day in the world (around 85 millions), recent Colin Campbell interview on this :

http://zone5.org/2010/02/interview-w...olin-campbell/

peak conventional : was 2005
peak all liquids : was 2008
I have never been to Dubai. But these pages have peaked my interest.
Now, I would like to visit Dubai.
If I come to Dubai, i will certainly visit BK and the fountains.
I am sure millions around the world would like to visit Dubai for the same reasons.

One question: What is peak conventional and peak all liquids ?

I have another question:
If I visit BK and if I decide to go to the OBSERVATION Deck, it will cost 100 Dirham
But, if decide to go to the very top, how much would it cost?

I may be afraid to climb that ladder inside the tube. But I am just curious about the ticket price.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #25740
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