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by Psychopomp
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Halo vs Star Wars
Replies: 173
Views: 89416

Re: Halo vs Star Wars

The flood are not an issue. SW ships have kinetic and energy shields that would prevent any boarding action long enough for their incomprehensibly superior shipborne firepower to completely destroy every ship in range. And considering a Halo can be destroyed by a limited nuclear reaction like the Po...
by Psychopomp
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Flood versus EVERYTHING
Replies: 184
Views: 48889

Re: The Flood versus EVERYTHING

I think a fully unleashed Combine would wipe the floor with everyone involved. They may be limited in their ability to get access to Earth, but I think we all need to remember that the Combine is a bio-mechanical, telepathicly commanded force that conquers entire universes ! At the end of the day on...
by Psychopomp
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fear 2 Project Origin
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Fear 2 Project Origin

That's not how this one saw what was happening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMJI4UFiNgM this one'd watch it again. The parts right after Master/Mistress throw the switch really look like Alma is sitting on your lap in a very sexual manner. Plus she's pregnant after the whole ordeal which...
by Psychopomp
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fear 2 Project Origin
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Fear 2 Project Origin

I rather liked Fear 2, but for the same reasons that I liked Fear. The concept of the incomprehensible horror and power of Alma was always my favorite part of of the Fear storyline, and the fact they preserved it was nice to see. I can't say I'm on board with some of the design changes to be honest,...
by Psychopomp
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Deductive Chemistry
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Deductive Chemistry

If this is any help, I may be able to explain the yellow discoloration, based on air contamination. Our business is in the port of Long Beach, and there are, relatively nearby, at least two piles of Sulfur crystals that based on my estimation are at least four or five stories high and at least a hun...
by Psychopomp
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21804

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

I see no added value in dubbing, and only watch subbed movies whenever I can. Speech communicates with more than just the words. The other bits, the tones and inflections and emphasis, those bits are important, and they vary by culture too. With subtitles, I can't tell which words are being emphasi...
by Psychopomp
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Deductive Chemistry
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Deductive Chemistry

Well, at least you have a solution on how to clean the electronics. Use a damp cloth to wipe away the salt. Do you know what kind of battery is used in the equipment? The common ones are lead acid (lead), alkaline (zinc and manganese), Ni-Cad (nickel and cadmium), Lithium Ion (lithium and cobalt, p...
by Psychopomp
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic 'Planet Buster'
Replies: 257
Views: 21019

Re: Realistic 'Planet Buster'

I think we need to define planet buster. I think you need to read the first post in this thread... I read the first post in the thread, I think that we need further clarification. We're just going to cycle up and down through various level of destruction until we find out what burnt out cinder real...
by Psychopomp
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Deductive Chemistry
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Deductive Chemistry

Maybe you could drop a little bit into a flame and see what color you get? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_test The only appropriate flame I have available is an oxyfuel welding torch that burns white with yellow sparks. When exposed to the heat, the material burns orange. I can attempt to expos...
by Psychopomp
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21804

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

Dub, if possible. Sub only if I have to. I believe that Miyazaki fellow said a movie was best watched in the viewer's natural language. I'll find a link to this if possible. This may be true with animation, but when you're talking about representational films like Intacto, or impressionist films li...
by Psychopomp
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Leon, The Professional
Replies: 31
Views: 5780

Re: Leon, The Professional

el_loco_avs wrote:
Psychopomp wrote:Anyone who likes Reno in this movie needs to see the french action movie Wasabi. It is Reno at his cleanest cool again.


I think I have pleasant memories ofthe girl in that film...


She has more energy than a nuclear reactor. It is a lot of fun.
by Psychopomp
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic 'Planet Buster'
Replies: 257
Views: 21019

Re: Realistic 'Planet Buster'

I think we need to define planet buster. Are we talking depopulation, glassed surface, tectonic shifts and cracked crust, stripped to the mantled, split open like an egg, reduced to rubble, fine grit or goo, vaporized, or removed from this reality in a more complete and permanent sense? Otherwise th...
by Psychopomp
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Deductive Chemistry
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Deductive Chemistry

After a small sampling, a heated argument, and a brief examination I decided to bring the following problem from work to the minds of this board. The following is known, and can be stated as the major premise. An electronic device is left in a poorly insulated cabinet often left open for many hours....
by Psychopomp
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21804

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

I think subtitles are really critical, because the voice of the original actor is an essential part of their acting job. Watching M with dubs is a completely different experience than watching it in the original german. And with many modern foreign language films, with the changing of languages, som...
by Psychopomp
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Leon, The Professional
Replies: 31
Views: 5780

Re: Leon, The Professional

Anyone who likes Reno in this movie needs to see the french action movie Wasabi. It is Reno at his cleanest cool again.
by Psychopomp
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are you currently playing?
Replies: 107
Views: 11446

Re: What games are you currently playing?

I beat Mirror's Edge (PC) on Friday (with never shooting a single person, wooooo), and am now trying to get further into Psychonauts (PC) so I can pick a level to write my paper for class on. I need to get back into Left 4 Dead (PC) with my suitemates, but I just haven't really had the time. Did yo...
by Psychopomp
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic 'Planet Buster'
Replies: 257
Views: 21019

Re: Realistic 'Planet Buster'

And what makes us think that natural selection would magically make gray goo any more all-powerful than the normal organic kind? Is there really going to be any selective pressure for goo particles that can get together and fly to other stars? If nothing else, couldn't we just go ahead and use one ...
by Psychopomp
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Architechture of the Impossible
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Architechture of the Impossible

Furthermore, The sphere shape is ideal for a number of things, because it the best external surface/volume ratio you can find. Which means, the minimal cross section for the maximal power, equipment, men on board, etc. A scorpion might look awesome, but a 10'000km long one would be very slow and no...
by Psychopomp
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic 'Planet Buster'
Replies: 257
Views: 21019

Re: Realistic 'Planet Buster'

I think he means dangerous like "oops, I think I let the goo loose on my own planet" or like "oops, the enemy have sent an asteroid full of goo toward my planet" or even worse "oops, it looks like the goo now masters interstellar travel" More the third thing. There is ...
by Psychopomp
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Architechture of the Impossible
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Architechture of the Impossible

The second question is a little more complicated. If one were to construct a structure that collapsed like a transformer or so into the shape of a planet, with the mass and size of a planet of relatively Earth type characteristics, the key being an atmosphere, what would happen when it unfolded. Th...
by Psychopomp
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are you currently playing?
Replies: 107
Views: 11446

Re: What games are you currently playing?

Mirrors Edge. Which seems to me to be three dimensional Mario of a true variety. And so far it is awesome.
by Psychopomp
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic 'Planet Buster'
Replies: 257
Views: 21019

Re: Realistic 'Planet Buster'

I would suggest a hyper dense burst of gravitons fired into the core of the planetary body within a magnetic containment field and set to release therein. I think the sudden and precipitous increase of the planets gravity would probably have some rather interesting effects. Otherwise I would suggest...
by Psychopomp
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to prevent doomsday?
Replies: 121
Views: 12590

Re: How to prevent doomsday?

This idea has been explored before. With current technology and infrastructure, our options are limited. But with an investment in technology and infrastructure to develop these technologies, we would have a few options. At the moment, humanity does not posses a rocket engine capable of redirecting ...
by Psychopomp
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Architechture of the Impossible
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Architechture of the Impossible

Recently as I have sat around imagining nonsense in the time between my writing I have come have been wondering about a few questions having to do with science fiction and so on, but also with simple physics. I thought that you fine people could help me with them. The first question that has been tr...

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