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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #50 on: April 25, 2007, 02:48:30 AM »
Earth First!  We can strip mine the other planets later!

You know, "Earth First" might be a great name for a 'nationalist'/planetarist movement one distant day from now.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2007, 05:06:49 AM »
Earth First!  We can strip mine the other planets later!


You know, "Earth First" might be a great name for a 'nationalist'/planetarist movement one distant day from now.
You know, I think it was on an episode of "Enterprise," only they used the Latin phrase "Terra Prima."
Edit: Actually, they call it "Terra Prime," which is just broken Latin and means the same thing.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2007, 12:08:54 AM »
http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Welcome to the Uncyclopedia! If you're here, you've probably found us through some blog, or other variety site, and have stumbled on to the Main Page with the intent of contributing to our giant mass of misinformation to add to the even larger mass of porn and other misinformation called the Internet. If not, then you've been sent here by an admin for an error in judgment or lack of sanity. Either way, we're glad you're here and reading this.

 "I like to right"  This is the @!#$ing n00b Beginner's Guide to Being an Uncyclopedian. It is probably one of the few serious semi-serious pages here, only by virtue of the fact that we need to balance out pages like Kitten Huffing, i burning your dog, and other insane crap, lest we fall off of the wikicity upon which we've precariously perched ourselves.

Most aspects of the Uncyclopedia's existence are outlined in our aptly named "about" page: Uncyclopedia:About.

There are a couple of important pieces to note in this article

"Uncyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies."
We are not wikipedia, but that should already have been plainly obvious. Fact is discouraged, comedy is paramount. However, please note that the opposite of the truth is hardly ever funny. Funny > lies.
"The mission of Uncyclopedia is to provide the world's misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humourous way possible."
Humorous is the operative word here. While we say sarcasm is vaunted, we are not a dumping ground for pure propaganda, humourless nonsense, opinion, or flames.
"Try to be funny and not just stupid."
Stupid is not the same as funny. The next section illustrates this point exactly.
In essence, we are about parody. Parody is about making people laugh. Make people laugh. This is easily done by bearing the next section in mind when writing texty thingies about stuff.

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Upon first coming here, some people have the impression that this is not a "serious" website. Their brains then take them on a magical journey which leads them to think that anything goes here. This is simply not the case. We pride ourselves in humor that can be understood and appreciated by most people, or at least a very large number of people. Jokes that only you or your friends understand are not acceptable content for the Uncyclopedia. We do take this site seriously as a parody, if you can wrap your head around that.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2007, 04:00:26 PM »
With all those videos popping around, I have been pondering for some time to post the following one. There is no problem with scientifical discourse and disagreements, but this one has a most actual political context... so I hope it won't produce too much controversy. Anyway:

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=2332531355859226455&q=great+global+warming+swindle

(the documentary has over an hour)
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2007, 09:11:49 AM »
http://liberatedgames.com/

Liberated Games is dedicated to cataloging all full commercial games that have been liberated and made free in playable form to the public.

There are two basic types of liberated games:
Source code, no data - These games have had their source code released, which means that the games can often be improved, fixed, and ported to new platforms. The prime examples of these are the games from id Software, like Doom and Quake, which were released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). With nearly every source release, the player must still purchase the assets, like graphics, models, sounds, and music, before playing the full game. This is often done by buying a used version of the game, or when available, a new version. Limited play may be available through the use of the data contained in a shareware version of the game.
Binary executable and data - These games have been released in binary-only form. The packages typically contain everything needed to play: the program, graphics, models, sounds, and music. However, because the source code is not available, these versions are limited to the original platform for which they were built. These games cannot be fixed, improved, or ported to new platforms.

There will naturally be some exceptions, and our definition will expand to include those new games and types of releases as they are made.

We neither condone nor engage in distributing games which are commonly called "Abandonware". We strive to respect the rights of the developers and publishers who retain the distribution rights of their works. Do not ask us about including games on the site that have not been liberated by the copyright owners.

We support the liberation of new games and encourage players to file information in our database about an older game which they recommend for liberation. If interest is high enough, we will attempt to work with developers and publishers to investigate the possibility of liberating the game for the benefit of the community.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2007, 09:25:39 AM »
Wow. What did you say you want to buy....? Yes, we may have that.

http://www.necromance.com/

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2007, 07:15:27 PM »
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2007, 10:40:46 PM »
missing gravity???

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/weirdgravityincanadablamedonheftyglaciers

valadaar, be careful! dont go to Hudson Bay!  :P
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1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2007, 10:45:00 PM »
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Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

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1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2007, 05:03:35 PM »
Adventuring lives!

Shipwreck Yields $500 Million in Coins

A jet chartered by Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration landed in the United States recently with hundreds of plastic containers brimming with coins raised from the ocean floor, Odyssey co-chairman Greg Stemm said. The more than 500,000 pieces are expected to fetch an average of $1,000 each from collectors and investors.
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"The outside world now understands that what we do is a real business and is repeatable and not just a lucky one shot deal," Stemm said. "I don't know of anybody else who has hit more than one economically significant shipwreck."
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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

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Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2007, 02:37:13 PM »
Well, it doesn't matter if it is so good or not... it's not real dragon armor.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2007, 02:50:54 PM »
alas...it is not. Its the only reason I posted this item though, the cool sounding name of the armor.   :D
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Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

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Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2007, 08:18:45 AM »
   
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2007, 01:50:23 PM »
Recovering from the initial disbelief, this is of course perfectly reasonable!


(And you know, it is also a very indirect hint of the possibility of space-borne lifeforms, whose chemistry might be surprisingly close to ours... nice to consider, isn't it?)
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2007, 04:23:25 PM »
The Strangest Disaster of the 20th Century

Not that strange, once you understand the reason, but it is still frighteningly fascinating. One of the less probable catastrophes to see.

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On a somewhat lighter note, Magnets may boost brain and correct memory loss.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2007, 10:04:40 AM »
Infants Have 'Amazing Capabilities' That Adults Lack

Just a foretaste:

 -  At a few days old, infants can pick out their native tongue from a foreign one.
 - At 4 or 5 months, infants can lip read, matching faces on silent videos to "ee" and "ah" sounds.
 - Infants can recognize the consonants and vowels of all languages on Earth, and they can hear the difference between foreign language sounds that elude most adults.
 - Infants in their first six months can tell the difference between two monkey faces that an older person would say are identical, and they can match calls that monkeys make with pictures of their faces.
 - Infants are rhythm experts, capable of differentiating between the beats of their culture and another.

I think that level 1 baby was character sheet was incomplete...
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2007, 04:55:38 PM »
Sometimes angels fall from grace, and sometimes heroes die.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2007, 01:45:27 PM »
Africa's 'cyber' currency

There seems to be a thriving segment of business in Africa that runs completely on mobile phones and works much like the credit cards we know - but accessible to a large (and often even poor) part of the population.

There's nothing like throwing away costly old infrastructure like physical banks, and running on a new technology that is available nigh to everyone; and works easily across state borders.
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #71 on: May 29, 2007, 01:50:21 PM »
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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2007, 02:28:33 PM »
Well I said there could be life in space - and this is only another indirect possible sort of confirmation! Guess we should start a new church or something. :)
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Re: Interesting Non-Game Stuff
« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2007, 09:15:31 PM »
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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2007, 08:05:16 AM »
   
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