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How will the Earth end?

The expanding Sun engulfs the Earth
11 (15.3%)
A black hole tears the Earth apart
5 (6.9%)
A giant asteroid collision
8 (11.1%)
The galactic magnetic cloud collapses
1 (1.4%)
An alien invasion
6 (8.3%)
Global warming
6 (8.3%)
Eaten by von Neumann machines (Docile robots turn into maniac killers)
5 (6.9%)
Nuclear weapons
11 (15.3%)
Earth's magnetic field reverses, killing us with high radiation
4 (5.6%)
Jesus finally gives up, tells God to hit CTRL+ALT+DEL
15 (20.8%)

Total Members Voted: 37

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zridling

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How will the Earth end?
« on: December 09, 2008, 03:23:46 PM »
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and then there's always this scenario (humorous/NSFW). How do you think it all ends?

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 03:49:21 PM »

Plebs from the core take over due to loss of the upper crust.


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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 07:30:16 PM »
Just let me know on this forum when it happens  :Thmbsup:.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 07:39:13 PM »
My evil demon cat steals cash. We are not sure where he hides it. I think he buys nuclear weapons online while I am asleep and hides them in N. Korea.

When the time comes, and he leads all cats in a plot to take over the world, don't make him angry. Just give him a can of 9-lives Tuna Selects and run for your life while he is distracted.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 07:54:21 PM »
Microsoft goes Open Source  :tellme:

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 07:55:59 PM »
Microsoft goes Open Source  :tellme:
Ooohhh... *shivers* :o :o yep, that would break the thermostat in hell, wouldn't it?

Also, Spangler candy company ceases production of Dum-Dum suckers.
Extrapolate from there...

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 08:01:30 PM »
Assuming that the question means "how will humanity end" rather than "how does planet earth get destroyed", I'll say global warming (and resulting floods, farmlands turning to deserts, and the remaining humans battling over the few remaining areas that are suitable for living) is a likely candidate.

Global thermonuclear war (want to play a game?) could be another option - I doubt any of the big forces like USA, Russia or China will start anything stupid, but if terrorists from one of the less stable countries fire a nuke and the offended country retaliates, things can escalate pretty quickly.

Asteroid collision would also be bad - the risk of it happening might not be big, but it's happened before, and what can we do to defend ourselves against it? (flying a shuttle and nuking the asteroid works in the movies, but in real life? :huh: )
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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 09:04:33 PM »
With a sigh.


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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 03:59:35 AM »
I went for Alien's, Von Neumann's or CTRL+ALT+DEL. I just can't help but feel that if we get a foothold off of the Earth in the next few (many?) decades then planetary catastrophes won't wipe us out completely.

But then the question was about Earth not humanity...

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 04:00:47 AM »
If the question is to be interpreted as Earth, not humanity, I vote for being wiped out by aliens in order to build an intergalactic highway.
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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 04:11:22 AM »
And DNA would a proud father to the idea ;)

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 05:16:42 AM »
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[f0dder]: If the question is to be interpreted as Earth, not humanity, I vote for being wiped out by aliens in order to build an intergalactic highway.

So Douglas Adams was right? That would be wild. Although I think App's cat takeover is more likely in the short run.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 06:49:36 AM »
Everyone knows the world is going to end on December 21, 2012, (even the Mayansw knew this - some sites refer to December 12, 2012, ie. 121212), and the world is getting warmer.

Put them together:  On December 21, 2012, the galaxy-size microwave goes beep and we're all cooked.....

It was obvious really.

All I know is I'll have a birthday and then a few days later the earth will go pop - who could wish for better fireworks  :greenclp:

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 07:50:51 AM »
What's wrong with the 21st November 2012 ?

I really like palindromes ... 211112

or Armistice Day 2011 (that would be 111111)

Actually we all know it has ended already - we just haven't noticed yet!

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 08:41:31 AM »
Well what about My Friend "Galactus"  ;D he can change everything in universe. He can even change the prediction that earth will end on 2012 as per mayan calendar :D he'll end it early :p or maybe transfer humans to another planet, he's omnipotent creature  :D So stop thinking that earth will end somewhere.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 08:45:13 AM »
The world will end in a kernel panic as the linux fanboys attack the windows fanboys. All this will occur while the mac fanboys are making videos making fun of the two feuding OS fanatic groups. While this is occurring, Carol Haynes will be attacking Microsoft for their poor OS quality while zaine ridling is attacking the OOXML department. At this time, mouser's college will attack him in an effort to have their one student, whom has taken the longest amount of time to get a PhD, actually complete the degree.

Oh, and scancode will be attacking motorola for not making their phones more hacker friendly.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 08:47:33 AM »
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While this is occurring, Carol Haynes will be attacking Microsoft for their poor OS quality while zaine ridling is attacking the OOXML department. At this time, mouser's college will attack him in an effort to have their one student, whom has taken the longest amount of time to get a PhD, actually complete the degree.

Oh, and scancode will be attacking motorola for not making their phones more hacker friendly.


ROFL  :D  :up:  ;D  ;D

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2008, 09:10:12 AM »
Carol Haynes will be attacking Microsoft for their poor OS quality

Shit - have I got to do that for eternity ... ARGHHH!!!!  :down: :down: :down:

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2008, 09:16:44 AM »
It's either that or you and app both attack them for Windows ME. I'd say pick the easier of the two battles for eternity

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 09:43:49 AM »
Shit - have I got to do that for eternity

That, or get off the pot in a hurry!   ;)


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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2008, 09:48:18 AM »
Just pull an old favorite and repent when the first signs of the apocalypse are afoot. And by apocalypse, I mean when Zaine Ridling acknowledges that linux is missing a feature windows does very well and when mouser actually manages to go a summer with a completely working air conditioner.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2008, 10:53:08 AM »
Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see Armageddon soon. I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this... bullshit three ring circus sideshow of freaks. Some say a comet will fall from the sky, followed by meteor showers and tidal waves. Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still, followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits. One great big festering neon distraction...

Tool - Ænima - Ænima :-*
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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2008, 10:58:25 AM »
I say the world will end when microsoft and redhat and the mozilla corporation merge to form "Hyper Global Compu-Mega Net Enterprises".

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2008, 05:08:51 PM »
doom and gloom.. world peace anyone? :D

my vote would be app103's demon cat.

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Re: How will the Earth end?
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2008, 02:53:03 AM »
Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see Armageddon soon. I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this... bullshit three ring circus sideshow of freaks. Some say a comet will fall from the sky, followed by meteor showers and tidal waves. Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still, followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits. One great big festering neon distraction...

Tool - Ænima - Ænima :-*
I recognised but couldn't place it till the credit at the end :D