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by Trapperkeeper
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 29755

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Didn't hate it, but didn't love it either. After some thinking I had one major gripe and would like to hear thoughts on this: I am having a huge problem with using the republic ship as a lightspeed battering ram to destroy Snoke's capital ship for a few reasons. It's like the writers had thi...
by Trapperkeeper
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SUPERHOT
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

SUPERHOT

This just released on Steam and I am amazed by it. Where to start describing it...? It's a FPS puzzle game, where time is frozen and only advances when you move or perform an action. The backstory is told through an old school DOS command prompt chat and other programs. You appear to have hacked int...
by Trapperkeeper
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 8965

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

Because the gravitational waves emitted from the big bang 13.82 billion light-years away (post-inflation) are just now reaching us. Hmm, I don't like that answer for a number of reasons. The idea that gravitational waves that have been traveling for 13.82 billion years are just now reaching us just...
by Trapperkeeper
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers
Replies: 49
Views: 8965

Re: LIGO Gravity Waves: Questions and Answers

I read in a story (sorry, no link) that this technology would allow us to see what was happening in the big bang. Which didn't make any sense to me and wanted to get clarification from folk here. I understand basically what the gravitational waves are and that they are not inhibited by intervening m...
by Trapperkeeper
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2588726

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

When you keep money off shore, is easier to lie on your taxes. The lack of reporting plus the tax benefits that come with it are why tax havens exist. You don't think Ireland is actually a tech hub, do you? If there wasn't a financial benefit, nobody would give a penny to those backwater islands. N...
by Trapperkeeper
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2588726

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/18/worlds-62-richest-as-wealthy-as-poorest-half-report-says.html This made me think of a competing story I would like to see run against it, "Poorest half of population consumes 112.9 million times as much food as richest 62" On a more serious note, I'...
by Trapperkeeper
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: VR Goggles: Alternative Uses
Replies: 3
Views: 2239

VR Goggles: Alternative Uses

I’ve been seeing a lot of articles recently on VR gaming, and that seems to be the main focus of the new consumer VR technologies liek the Oculus Rift. I just can’t help but think that there are other more mainstream uses that could have wider appeal than playing video games. Ignoring the adult indu...
by Trapperkeeper
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2588726

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/1/8325391/ants-space-station

I can't help but thinking of Anchorman 2 where he puts bowling balls, scorpions and a deep frier in an RV.
by Trapperkeeper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sea level rising Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: Sea level rising Question

Interesting stuff! And very cool noaa link! That said, it shows a variation of 40cm globally, while the article is referencing 6'. So like Neil said, there is more going on there than that. Bedrock level rise seems to be a more likely/impactful culprit. Especially when you assume the bedrock all aro...
by Trapperkeeper
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sea level rising Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Sea level rising Question

I read a news story a few months ago saying that the sea level in NYC would go up by 6' by 2100. I might be a bit off in the specifics, but that was the gist of it. Now, what confuses me is that is that if sea level goes up by 6' in New York... doesn't it go up by 6' EVERYWHERE? (I tried to post the...
by Trapperkeeper
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1934
Views: 539843

Help me XKCD Fans!

I was trying to find an OLD webpage that was very cool, but my memory and Google skills were falling short. Hoping some of the folks at XKCD might know what I am trying to describe and point me in the right direction. The site I am trying to find was what I might call an Internet scavenger hunt. May...

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