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« on: October 11, 2011, 06:05:57 AM »

This is probably old news, not found it on DC anywhere, though, so here goes...

Ever wanted to walk around a real life version of Half Life 2, complete with ledges that will easily send you to your grave? Well, now you can. Simply visit the Caminito del Rey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caminito_del_Rey and start having instant Half Life flashbacks.

Here's a youtube clip (one of many) which resembles the best complete "walkthrough" of the level.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDhRvvs5Xw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDhRvvs5Xw</a>

For added authenticity, take your own headless, plucked, chickens and pretend they are Half Life Headcrabs.

(Looks like it's going to be a tourist destination eventually as there are plans to reopen the path - at the moment you have to abseil to it.)
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 06:21:58 AM »

I had to turn this off half way through because I started to feel nervous and queasy.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 06:25:25 AM »

I had to turn this off half way through because I started to feel nervous and queasy.

lol
I wasnt quite so bad, but it did get the adrenalin going...
If I was doing that I sure would be hooked on to that safety wire - no, being realistic, I dont think I could manage it IRL
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 01:46:32 PM »

I had to turn this off half way through because I started to feel nervous and queasy.
I forced myself to sit through it. Ugh. I would die of terror if I attempted anything like that :-O
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 05:11:56 PM »

That'd be great if they could put a bungee jump spanning it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 05:21:45 PM »

The best part is that the guy who is filming doesn't appear to have a safety rope or anything like that ohmy
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 05:23:58 PM »

Did anybody else find themselves leaning when he was walking across those thin poles? :s

The best part is that the guy who is filming doesn't appear to have a safety rope or anything like that ohmy

He did seem to clip himself on once or twice, but for about 95% of it, he seems to be "Free Walking" the entire thing :O
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 05:24:15 PM »

And you call THAT a speedrun? tongue
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 04:34:31 AM »

The Wikipedia entry says that video is a test for acrophobiaw, and the original Youtube description says:
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The original version. Filmed with a Sony handycam. No clipping.

Insane ohmy

Myself I'm not particularly afraid of heights, but I do have a healthy respect for them. Thmbsup
(says the guy who, when a teenager, worked two summers at the carnival tightening Ferris Wheel turnbuckles from a few stories up; no safety line.  Cry )

If by some perverse turn of fate you liked this video, look up Mount Huashan.  Sick
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 04:41:16 AM »

The Wikipedia entry says that video is a test for agoraphobia, and the original Youtube description says:

The Acrophobia  entry says "Acrophobia  is an extreme or irrational fear of heights." Fearing this is not irrational. More likely this is a test for insanity.
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 08:39:23 AM »

the extended version ohmy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Nd1qtk1Go" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Nd1qtk1Go</a>

(same music, filmed in 2010, other one was 2008. I saw it on their site www.youclimb.de)

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 10:55:43 AM »

I could count atleast 20 spots where I would be guaranteed to fcuk up and die. And I'm talking about HL, forget reality!
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 02:44:18 PM »

The Acrophobia  entry says "Acrophobia  is an extreme or irrational fear of heights." Fearing this is not irrational. More likely this is a test for insanity.
Spot on the sugar!
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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 03:20:43 PM »

The Acrophobia  entry says "Acrophobia  is an extreme or irrational fear of heights." Fearing this is not irrational. More likely this is a test for insanity.
Spot on the sugar!

Theres no such thing as a "Fear of Heights" - Its actually falling to your doom that people are scared of!
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 05:38:33 PM »

Falling doesn't bother me; it's the sudden stop at the end that I'm not fond of!  tongue
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 07:08:20 PM »

Falling doesn't bother me; it's the sudden stop at the end that I'm not fond of!  tongue

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 01:32:42 AM »

I started feeling hungry half-way through. What's wrong with me? cheesy

Seriously though, crazy stuff. I don't get why he's stepping next to the holes in the concrete, I would be stepping on the metal sides at those parts. Oh well, he survived...

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2011, 03:36:12 AM »

I'm a bit disappointed no one has done a sprint run around the path. That's what you'd be expected to do in Half-Life; leaping over the collapsed sections rather than tip-toeing over the steel rods - how hard can it be, I've done it loads of times in the game - and only fell to my death occasionally.
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 03:47:37 AM »

I'm a bit disappointed no one has done a sprint run around the path. That's what you'd be expected to do in Half-Life; leaping over the collapsed sections while something is chasing/shooting you rather than tip-toeing over the steel rods - how hard can it be, I've done it loads of times in the game - and only fell to my death occasionally.

IFYP.
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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 05:29:52 AM »

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IFYP.

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IFYP = I feel your pain <--- I hope google is correct...I shouldn't have to google for strange, barely used acronyms Sad
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2011, 05:55:19 AM »

IFYP = I fix your post I feel your pain ...

I fix ur post :-)
(I had to google for it too, in spite of having seen it before)
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 06:32:12 AM »

IFYP = I fix your post I feel your pain ...

I fix ur post :-)
(I had to google for it too, in spite of having seen it before)

This is what I meant (well, "I fixed your post" to be precise) - I see this used quite often in another forum that I frequent - did not think it is a strange, barely used acronym (though it is a fairly niche forum).
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 06:39:09 AM »

IFYP = I fix your post I feel your pain ...

I fix ur post :-)
(I had to google for it too, in spite of having seen it before)

This is what I meant (well, "I fixed your post" to be precise) - I see this used quite often in another forum that I frequent - did not think it is a strange, barely used acronym (though it is a fairly niche forum).

Not one i've ever fallen accross tbh
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 03:13:08 PM »

FTFY (Fixed That For You) is quite common on Slashdot and I'm familiar with it as a result. Same use as IFYP.

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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2011, 12:09:11 AM »

This chat reminded me of something I hear on a "MacGyver" episode, a long time ago:
"Is not the fall that scares me, is the sudden stop that follows it"
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