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Journal: Trolling: I still got it 4

Journal by Vladinator

http://www.facebook.com/cracked/posts/288992449948?ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment

So, the folks at Cracked.com on occasion are funny. When they're not funny, they're very easy to troll about it.

Comment: Re:Very much so (Score -1, Troll) 210

by Vladinator (#33613680) Attached to: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet Now Official

Wrong kind of Larp. I'm in the Camarilla - http://camarilla.white-wolf.com/ and we play in the World of Darkness setting, which includes such games as Vampire: the Requiem, Werewolf: the Forsaken, Mage: the Awakening, Changling: the Lost, and Geist: the Sin-Eaters. In short, if the name of the game is {Monster}: the {adjective} it's likely a LARP somewhere. :-)

Comment: Very much so (Score 0, Interesting) 210

by Vladinator (#33609628) Attached to: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet Now Official

Something like this is perfect for huge searchable PDF's. I help run a huge LARP, and there are well over 200+ source books for material for this game system. Something like this would be awesome, as I wouldn't have to drag several pounds of dead tree around to every game, which has the added benefit of not beating up my physical copies of the books. Not to mention that when there is a rules question, I can open the right PDF, search for the rule, and answer the question then and there instead of having to freeze the game while I look things up. I am certain there are other similar real world problems that are easily solved by a device like this.

I'm not paying more than $400 or so for one however. I'll wait until the price comes down quite a bit before I pick one up. I only paid $450 for my last laptop, which currently (mostly) provides the same functionality, though it is much heavies than a pad like this.

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Journal: You got me jerkin back and forth

Journal by Vladinator

I know I let you tell me what to do
You were confident you know best
Now things aren't working like you want them to
Your confidence is what I detest
You got me lookin' up high
You got me searchin' down low
You got me I know you know
You got me jerkin' back 'n' forth
You told me people like to suffer
You told me that's the way it is
You said that things were getting better
You said I should expect all this
You think it's funny
But what I say is true
T

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Journal: Big Mess 1

Journal by Vladinator
i am cowboy kim
cowboy kim i am
i am a lucky cowboy
let me tell you why
i'm a man with a mission
a boy with a gun
i got a picture in my pocket of the lucky one
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Journal: I was bored...

Journal by Vladinator

Without Me - Written by M Mathers / J Bass - Blatently parodied by William Scott Lockwood III

William Scott - Real name no gimmicks

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Comment: Excellent News (Score -1, Offtopic) 189

by UltraBot2K1 (#4408024) Attached to: LinuxBIOS, BProc-Based Supercomputer For LANL
We're going to need all the computer power we can muster if we are to avert this coming catastrophe. I wonder how supercomputers can be brought to bear on this problem? Los Alamos should have no problem quickly retooling from investigating outdated nuclear weapons to investigating the fusion process of the sun.


The Sun Will Explode In Less Than Six Years!
Wednesday September 18, 2002

By GEORGE SANFORD

The Sun is overheating and will soon blow up . . . taking Earth and the rest of the solar system with it, scientists warn.

The alert was issued after an international satellite photographed a massive explosion on the surface of the Sun that sent a plume of fire 30 times longer than the diameter of Earth blasting into space.

"It's a sign that the Sun is ready to blow . . . I don't know if I can put it any more plainly than that," says Dutch astrophysicist Dr. Piers Van der Meer, a top expert affiliated with the European Space Agency.

"It will be like a nuclear bomb trillions of times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima going off at the center of our solar system.

"When that happens Earth will be instantly incinerated along with all life on it. It's like when a marshmallow falls into a fire, blackens and melts."

Scientists say the problem is the Sun is literally getting too hot.

The core temperature of the Sun is normally 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. But in recent years it's climbed to an alarming 49 million degrees, says Dr. Van der Meer, leader of a team of Amsterdam-based space scientists who've been tracking the changes in the Sun.

"It's quite similar to when a star goes supernova at the end of its life," Dr. Van der Meer explains. "Over the past 11 years, we've seen our Sun go through changes frighteningly like those that took place in Kepler's Star right before it was observed going supernova in 1604."

Temperatures on the surface of the Sun have been steadily climbing over the past decade, the scientists say.

"This, we believe, not man-made pollution, is responsible for global warming and the alarming effects that we've seen take place on Earth such as the melt-down of the Antarctic ice shelves," asserted Dr. Van der Meer.

The July 1 images were taken by the space-based Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a satellite designed to study the internal structure of the Sun and operated jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency.

"The explosion . . . known technically as an eruptive prominence . . . was colossal," said Dr. Van der Meer. "This is the final warning sign we've all been dreading."

The Dutch scientists calculate that if temperatures keep climbing at the current rate the Sun will be unable to sustain itself.

"It will blow apart like an out-of-control nuclear reactor within six years," predicts Dr. Van der Meer.

NASA refuses to confirm the Euro-pean scientists' assertions and a White House source said, "We don't need anyone spreading more panic now."

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