COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:20 am

gyre wrote:It was all obsoleted rapidly by unmanned tech.


Hard to get excited over this, sorry.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:29 am

Dougly, can i be your anger translator?


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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:41 am

The Puzzle Palace is about the history of the nsa.
That's where i would start.
Body of Secrets builds on this, but also has historical episodes with the revelation of now unclassified material, and the intel community's role in the events.

I've seen the dockos Astrospies and the Spy Factory and will read the newer books when I have the chance.
I think all of his stuff is worth reading.
Has been so far.

People still won't believe much of what is in the Puzzle Palace can be true.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:45 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
gyre wrote:It was all obsoleted rapidly by unmanned tech.


Hard to get excited over this, sorry.

It's true it's history now, but that makes it amazing too, that they managed to keep it secret for so long.
Both countries did amazing things while pretending it was beyond scientific capability.

What is revealed makes you wonder what is still behind the curtain.
There are hints.

Has space exploration ever been anything but a cover for military use?
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:48 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
gyre wrote:It was all obsoleted rapidly by unmanned tech.


Hard to get excited over this, sorry.



i think he was referring to your butchery of the english language.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:50 am

H.G.Crosby wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:
gyre wrote:It was all obsoleted rapidly by unmanned tech.


Hard to get excited over this, sorry.



i think he was referring to your butchery of the english language.




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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:52 am

Send me style notes, and I'll try to rewrite.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:53 am

Sorry, I'm just not feeling very doomed today. :(
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:57 am

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does this help at all?
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:57 am

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damn software glitch.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:00 am

Double doomed!!!
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:57 am

MLP! I've been treating this as a joke, but if it comes from the sparkleponies--it IZ gospel!!!
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:03 pm

I'm still not feeling very doomed. So sorry!

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/questi ... number=686

Will the world end on 21st December 2012 because of the end of the Mayan calendar or because the winter solstice is "aligned" with the Milky Way?


The Mayan calendar does not predict the end of the world on Dec 12th 2012.
The exact date of the end of the current Mayan Long Count is still a matter of debate amongst Mayan scholars, although it is likely to be around Dec 21 2012.
The Mayan calendar is cyclical, and there are names for cycles longer than 13 bactuns of the Long Count which are coming to an end in 2012.
Even if the Mayans did believe that the world would come to an end at the end of the Long Count (which I don't believe is true), there is no reason to assume that they have any special knowledge which would allow them to make this prediction correctly. You are free to believe the Sun won't come up tomorrow, but it will anyway....


The fact that the winter solstice on 2012 is "aligned" with the plane of the Galaxy has no significance.
It takes the winter solstice 700-1400 years to cross the plane of the Galaxy.
The solstice last year (2005) was within 0.1 degrees (or 1/5th the size of the Sun) of where it will be on 2012.
The Sun crosses the plane of the Milky Way twice every year with no ill effect.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:10 pm

dude, you're mellowing my harsh.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:22 pm

Roberto,
I have every confidence in your ability to find something else to worry about.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:25 pm

"They're taking the air out of the room.

They're taking the air out of the room."

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:18 pm

I'm going to get on a train traveling 50 mph and open all the windows.........that'll teach 'em.!!!
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:09 pm

If you have to be in Omaha in twelve hours, when should you leave?
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:12 pm

gyre wrote:If you have to be in Omaha in twelve hours, when should you leave?


Blaine? Blaine the train? is that you?
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby trilobyte » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:20 pm

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby BAS » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:29 pm

Well, at least according to some actual Mayan shamans, all the date refers to is the end of one cycle and the start of the next. (Apparently, the last four cycles alternated between "male" and "female" the cycle which follows the present one [which I do not recall if it is "male" or "female" will be both "male" and "female". [Which I suppose could be the end of the world for some folks...]) Plus, the date of the change isn't supposed to be like flicking a switch-- the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next is already in progress.

But such things do not make good disaster movies.

Now, the potential demise of the Twinkie, that IS a sign of the Apocalypse! :shock:
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby aserendipity » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Ah the end of specificity links us to the seahorse ;everything according to function
wont bother me I m becoming the man I wanted to marry anyhow and sparkleponies never die
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:38 pm

"Hey morty, what ahr de odds outta vegas on de Boird-man?"


"50-1 against"


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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:36 am

For you it's time for APOCALYPSE, I will be perfectly happy with CALYPSO!

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:53 am

The world will end in
APOCALYPSO!!!
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Re: One Item for the APOCALYPSE a day

Postby illy dilly » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:14 pm

Today, I stopped by the Big Box, and got 8 pounds of D batteries, and 3 gallons of kerosine.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby BAS » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:31 pm

And a partridge in a pear tree?
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Do things that have never been done."
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:40 pm

How good can batteries sold by the pound be?

I just cleaned out a radio with everreadys that weren't that old, and there was crusted acid a half inch thick.
Had to chisel it out.

How are they even allowed to sell such crap?

I've even had some duracells leak recently, though nothing by comparison.
I have to conclude they are crappifying their products too.
Never saw those leak in the past.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:53 pm

i got what i need.

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby unjonharley » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:00 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:i got what i need.

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Which old bat are you :lol:
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