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by SummerGlauFan
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Irreversible?
Replies: 107
Views: 8014

Re: Climate Change Irreversible?

CO2 is only one of several greenhouse gases that humans produce. Perhaps the most dangerous is methane, produced by a number of industries (especially agriculture) and has roughly 20 times the greenhouse effect as CO2. As has been pointed out earlier, global warming is far more than just a tempuratu...
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cloning (temporarily) resurrects extinct ibex
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Re: Cloning (temporarily) resurrects extinct ibex

Nice attempt at it, I have to say. Each time we clone things we learn more. Still, the process of creating life is an insanely complicated chemical reaction that we barely understand, so no small wonder there are problems. Not Jurassic Park, but still awesome. I can't wait until they start (successf...
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 214100

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Wakizashi are the shorter version of the katana, right? Yep. They are small enough to be used in fairly confined areas, such as a room or even a hallway (samarai used to keep their wakizashi but remove their katana when they entered a building) and still more than capable of severing limbs. Or, in ...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 214100

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Since I collect swords and knives, I have a number of very nice implements of destruction within arms reach in my room. However, for a long-term melee weapon, I'd choose my wakizashi. It's high-grade steel, further treated to withstand the elements, and also painted matte black, so it does not shine...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 23185

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

On RE4, when you are on the island, and you walk into the kitchen, there's that guy that jumps out of an oven, flaming and all, not more than 10 feet away from you. The first time that happened, it scared me so much I couldn't operate the control pad for a whole two minutes, my hands were shaking so...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Will creating life be possible in the future?
Replies: 30
Views: 4677

Re: Will creating life be possible in the future?

Basically, a life form is the result of an insanely complex chemical reaction. As long as you have all the necessary material in the proper form, and you understand the process enough to not only start it, but properly regulate it, there is not reason you can not make a life form. As for all the dis...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bored at work. What do you do?
Replies: 81
Views: 7831

Re: Bored at work. What do you do?

When I was interning during my senior year in college, there were times that I finished all my projects, and even my boss and co-workers didn't have any projects that I could help with. Sometimes I also knew I only had one or two projects, and I would "stretch" them out to last all day. I ...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 108321

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

I should be eating a delicious chocolate chip cookie.

Wait, why am I not doing that?
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Irreversible?
Replies: 107
Views: 8014

Re: Climate Change Irreversible?

Soylent Green ftw!

See, it has the word "green" in it too!
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A little game for evil science types:
Replies: 50
Views: 4695

Re: A little game for evil science types:

The sloppy way: some hacker gets into the nuke launch systems of all the world's nuclear powers, and has a party. The insanely diabolocal way: I build a time machine, go back in time three years and release a super-virus. By the time you ask the question and set the date, most of the world's populat...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Velociraptor kill shot?
Replies: 26
Views: 11128

Re: Velociraptor kill shot?

We should put forth the white flag of surrender, learn their language, beed with their women (or men, but everyone knows that female raptors are the dominate ones), and in time, our differences will be forgotten.

I for one welcome our new human/raptor hybrid overlords.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 96242

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

Ok, you have a point there. It's just frustrating that legislation regarding this is determined so much by miscomprehension and public kneejerk reaction. I still find small-scale wind turbines and solar panels fascinating. Generating your own power, and sometimes making money off of it? Yes, please.
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Guantanamo prisoners dilemma
Replies: 94
Views: 8831

Re: Guantanamo prisoners dilemma

An interesting twist on this issue is the government is still deciding on what to do with the people it knows (or strongly suspects) ARE terrorists. For example, an Army base in Leavenworth, Kansas is a candidate for recieving the inmates that will still be in custody after Gitmo is closed. However,...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stem cell transplant reverses early-stage multiple sclerosis
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: Stem cell transplant reverses early-stage multiple sclerosis

As far as I can tell, the only real objection comes from using embryonic stem cells. Although, from what I understand, it's possible to extract some of the cells (1-3), which would be all you need, and not harm the embryo(which has 8-12 of the cells when you extract any). Of course, then pro-lifers ...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 22345

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

Heck, I still remember when PETA told an ice cream company to make their ice cream out of human milk, instead of cow milk. It was rediculous. It keeps them in the press. I'm convinced that's the main reason they say these things. Haha, PETA's like that annoying class clown that isn't able to shut u...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I has some violence?
Replies: 124
Views: 10040

Re: Can I has some violence?

Wow. I, um, I guess I'm glad for her you were there? Yup. :) I'm not a violent person by nature, but dangit, don't mess with my family! Are you male with a male sibling similar in age? Hey, my sister can get quite good hits in, too! When she slaps, she automatically digs in her fingernails. It's a ...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 96242

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

1. Nuclear Fuel Recycling. I believe France already does this, probably other nations as well. The US does not. In a nutshell, when a fuel rod is "spent" it is in fact 95% pure, it's only the outside 5% that is spent, which acts in essence as a shield, preventing enough radiation from get...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I has some violence?
Replies: 124
Views: 10040

Re: Can I has some violence?

I have been in four, not counting karate matches or sibling fights. First one was in Middle school, I was in the locker room and a school bully attacked me with a lock. I won, but I got suspended despite it being self-defense. However, I won the students' respect then and there, and all pullying and...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: xkcd in The Great Midwest Trivia contest
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: xkcd in The Great Midwest Trivia contest

Fajra, you gave me a great mental image. Sig'd

Thing is, I know people that would do that for no other reason than to call a passport person at 3 a.m.
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Suggest a hobby
Replies: 31
Views: 2468

Re: Suggest a hobby

Another added advantage to making anything is that you can sell it. There's always someone willing to buy something. A friend of mine made tables out of scap metal and rocks, and made pretty good cash out of it. If I ever get patient enough to actually take the time to make a knife, I can sell it fo...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 22345

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

Really, you think if they'd take all that time, effort, and money they spend on these rediculous campaigns, and put it to use doing something useful that WILL reduce death/harm/suffering to animals, then their goals would be met! For instance, instead of launching a huge campaign to call fish "...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 96242

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

Hi, all, this is my first post on SB, so hopefully you find this appropriate and useful. Besides, of course, the positive effect of not emitting greenhouse gasses, any building that is fitted with solar panels/small wind turbines has the long-term effect of saving money by not buying as much electri...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2381433

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

@Torvaun: Awesome. I'm actually still surprised that no-one had picked this name. @OBrien: And it's nice to meet you, too. Also, I suspect that such discussions about religion where people disagree with each other and get rather rude tend to be amplified on the Blogoshpere. It's nice though when fol...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2381433

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey all, my name is Josh, I'm 23, and I just graduated from college in the US. I'm a Christian, although I apologize for the stupid stuff most other American Christians do. I also love animals and nature, have studied karate, collect swords and knives, and think raptors would make great pets. *ducks...

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