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Arizona Hot

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #100 on: December 11, 2013, 01:14:24 PM »
Million Lines of Code.jpgInteresting "stuff"   Taxonomy of Ideas.jpgInteresting "stuff"   Rhetological Fallacies.jpgInteresting "stuff"

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #102 on: December 12, 2013, 10:32:15 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #103 on: December 14, 2013, 12:26:31 PM »
Think you take your Mythos stuff seriously?

The folks who own the Storm Crow Tavern in Vancouver got us all beat with this huge Cthulhu shrine sculpture...

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Now that's a Cthulhu statue!

Artwork aside, it sounds like a really cool place since it caters to people with an unholy interest in scifi/fantasy and gaming. Y'know - Good People! :Thmbsup:

About Storm Crow Tavern
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WELCOME TO THE TAVERNA DIGITALIS

The Storm Crow Tavern is Planet Hollywood for geeks, or a sports bar for nerds: a place where gamers, sci-fi and fantasy fans can hang out, drink a tasty microbrew and nosh on tasty edibles.

Bring your own board or card game, or borrow one from our extensive library. We’ve got almost everything that you could want including several editions of Cards Against Humanity, and maybe even a few old boxes of Mastermind.

There’s no endless sports broadcasts here… we show only classic science fiction, fantasy and horror films on our bigscreen TV.

Located in Vancouver’s eclectic Commercial Drive neighbourhood, The Storm Crow is a meeting place for anyone who loves great food, excellent libations, and fun times in an unique and vibrant atmosphere.

While you’re here, be sure to peruse our extensive collection of memorabilia and curiousities, including signed photos from various SF legends and nerd luminaries, not to mention our giant Cthulhu wall shrine and unique mechanical Art-o-Mat. Just don’t mess with our armory of battle-axes, swords, crossbows, rayguns and lightsabers.

We’re licensed as a restaurant, so are family-friendly. We only take reservations for our “Big Table” in the back that seats up to 12


Good thing it's nowhere close to where I live. Otherwise I'd probably be hanging out there most nights.  ;D



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #105 on: December 14, 2013, 11:55:53 PM »

Yep - people "smarter than me" at play!
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #106 on: December 15, 2013, 03:13:28 AM »

Heh all that reminds me of this song:

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=oD7ABpMk2lI

Epcot's 1982 Computer Song!

Ahh, the good ol' Pre-NSA days!


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #107 on: December 17, 2013, 12:07:48 PM »
Heh all that reminds me of this song:

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=oD7ABpMk2lI

Epcot's 1982 Computer Song!


Ahh, the good ol' Pre-NSA days!

Pre-virus, pre-bot also(pre-hacked site...pre-stolen password...pre-identity theft...).
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #108 on: December 18, 2013, 05:58:56 AM »
Porsche Proves MPAA Wrong, Wants You to Download a Car

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The Motion Picture Association’s “Piracy it’s a crime” video is without doubt the most iconic anti-piracy PSA ever made. The video includes the classic line “you wouldn’t download a car,” but within a decade Porsche is proving the movie industry wrong. The exclusive car manufacturer is offering freely downloadable blueprints of its Cayman S model, and evidence of the first printed cars is now surfacing left and right.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #109 on: December 18, 2013, 06:53:20 AM »
Porsche Proves MPAA Wrong, Wants You to Download a Car

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The Motion Picture Association’s “Piracy it’s a crime” video is without doubt the most iconic anti-piracy PSA ever made. The video includes the classic line “you wouldn’t download a car,” but within a decade Porsche is proving the movie industry wrong. The exclusive car manufacturer is offering freely downloadable blueprints of its Cayman S model, and evidence of the first printed cars is now surfacing left and right.
(see attachment in previous post)

I'm dying to see an interview with their executives describing this push to "generous" Intellectual Property ... from Porsche no less!

What is their angle?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #110 on: December 18, 2013, 06:21:28 PM »
@TaoPhoenix: About that "“you wouldn’t download a car,”, reminds me of:
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Weird Al Yankovic Wiki - "Don't Download This Song"

"Don't Download This Song" is the first single from "Weird Al" Yankovic's 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood. The song was released exclusively on August 21, 2006 as a digital download. It is a style parody of "We Are the World", "Hands Across America", "Heal the World" and other similar charity songs. The song "describes the perils of online music file-sharing" in a tongue-in-cheek manner.[1] To further the sarcasm, the song is freely available for streaming and download (legally) in "DRM-free" MPEG fileformat at Weird Al's MySpace page, as well as his Youtube channel...

...On MTV's MTV Music site where this music video is available, they have censored the names of the file sharing programs in the song, such as Limewire or KaZaA.[6] Weird Al explained that MTV contacted him and told him they would not air his video if the references to the filesharing programs were not in some way removed, so he "made the creative decision to bleep them out as obnoxiously as possible, so that there would be no mistake I was being censored."[7]

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #111 on: December 19, 2013, 03:46:55 AM »
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Weird Al Yankovic Wiki - "Don't Download This Song"

funny, the video doesnt seem to be available on YT (I didnt waste too much time on it, but presumed the og version would be on first search page). Wonder if there's a story behind that...

Video here on myspace:
http://myspace.com/w...d-this-song/60113761
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #112 on: December 19, 2013, 06:54:07 PM »
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Weird Al Yankovic Wiki - "Don't Download This Song"

funny, the video doesnt seem to be available on YT (I didnt waste too much time on it, but presumed the og version would be on first search page). Wonder if there's a story behind that...

Actually it is...
   

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #113 on: December 19, 2013, 07:10:24 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #114 on: December 19, 2013, 07:13:01 PM »
Actually it is...

Thanks Arizona :up:

Odd though the way it doesnt show up here on page one of a YT search for "Weird Al Yankovic Don't Download This Song"
Oh yeah, btw/ironically:
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #115 on: December 19, 2013, 07:37:45 PM »
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A piece of the famous Halley's comet likely slammed into Earth in A.D. 536, blasting so much dust into the atmosphere that the planet cooled considerably, a new study suggests. This dramatic climate shift is linked to drought and famine around the world, which may have made humanity more susceptible to "Justinian's plague" in A.D. 541-542 — the first recorded emergence of the Black Death in Europe.

How Halley's comet is linked to a famine 1,500 years ago


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #117 on: December 19, 2013, 07:44:57 PM »
How Halley's comet is linked to a famine 1,500 years ago

Aka circa 520 AD?!

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Ice core data record evidence of a volcanic eruption in 536, but it almost certainly wasn't big enough to change the climate so dramatically, Abbott said.

"There was, I think, a small volcanic effect," she said. "But I think the major thing is that something hit the ocean."

There may have been more than one eruption around that time which contributed to the situation.

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« Reply #118 on: December 19, 2013, 08:01:45 PM »
How Halley's comet is linked to a famine 1,500 years ago[/url]

Aka circa 520 AD?!

I have 2 articles which may be revelant to this:

Extreme weather events of 535–536 - Wikipedia

Volcanoes and climate   Jihong Cole-Dai



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« Reply #119 on: December 19, 2013, 08:07:59 PM »

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« Reply #120 on: December 19, 2013, 08:14:13 PM »

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« Reply #121 on: December 19, 2013, 09:38:27 PM »
How Halley's comet is linked to a famine 1,500 years ago
Aka circa 520 AD?!
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Yes, but the clue is that it's from http://www.nbcnews.com/science/, where the pseudo-scientific dogma might not like to admit to the existence of "AD" (Anno Domini) and its implications...
(That's intended as a joke, by the way.)

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« Reply #122 on: December 26, 2013, 09:24:43 PM »

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« Reply #123 on: December 28, 2013, 10:53:25 PM »

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« Reply #124 on: December 29, 2013, 05:27:35 PM »
Fastest lap ever on the Japanese Formula 1 circuit Suzuka was done by Ayerton Senna da Silva in the McLaren Honda P4/5...24 years ago in 1989!
Honda will propel F1 cars again very soon and to start the momentum they have recreated this fastest lap, but only by using sound and light.

The video is very entertaining, even if you don't like race cars in general or Formula 1 in particular.
And actually quite impressive project after watching the 'making of' video.

The video:


The making of:

You can turn on English subtitles.