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Offline admiral_wolf

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Was just at work at a bar working a Pub Quiz when the question "What is the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet?" came up.  From what I thought I learned about FreeSpace, I thought it was Delta, seeing as they are usually the 3rd wing.  A colleague then corrected me saying it was Elipson as he had learned Greek.

Anyway, he wanted to know why I thought it was Delta, so I told him, I used to play a Space age shooter called FreeSpace, and the wings I flew with where named after letters of the Greek Alphabet.  He then told me that he has the same game!  I thought it was cool that two people working in a bar would happen to play a 10 year old computer game.
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Offline Shade

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Nice... now introduce him to Freespace Open so he can re-enjoy it with more eyecandy ;) Oh, and by the way, you're both wrong. The third letter of the Greek alphabet is Gamma :p Delta is the 4th and Epsilon the 5th.
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Offline Snail

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Offline admiral_wolf

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Now that you remind me Shade, that's what he said!  I did tell him about Hard Light and the SCP.  He also told me to try something about getting FS1 to work on Crapsta.
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Offline Bob-san

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Tell him to get Freespace 2 Open and then download the FS Port. That should let him enjoy his FS1 on Vista with more eyecandy and better resolution.
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Nice... now introduce him to Freespace Open so he can re-enjoy it with more eyecandy ;) Oh, and by the way, you're both wrong. The third letter of the Greek alphabet is Gamma :p Delta is the 4th and Epsilon the 5th.

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Offline Hellstryker

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I thought Eta was the fifth  :wtf:

 
Wow, I wish I could find someone that plays Freespace here. I feel lonely being the only guy who knows about the game in my neighborhood.

Also, I could technically see how your friend confused Epsilon for the third letter. I remember back on the 4th training mission on the original FS where your instructor orders you to call in Epsilon wing of the 3rd Squadron. Ever since that, I always thought Epsilon was the third letter.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2007, 10:39:36 pm by Gamma_Draconis »

 
Yeah, I don't know anyone that plays FreeSpace either.  I wish I did.

 
I thought Eta was the fifth  :wtf:


According to Wikipedia:

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta...
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Wow jeez. If wikipedia is right, that shows how much we know about the Greek Alphabet; 3 wrongs in a row.

 

Offline jr2

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Offline Hamano

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I think Epsilon, 5th letter was used for the wing,
because the wing was from another squadron.
Next letter used our last wing causes some kind of confusion.
Just my guess.

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