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#1 Edited by LD50 (415 posts) -

Sup Duders,

I'm asking this for my son.

He is just now being introduced to the wonders of GB.

I'm not huge on Halo, so if this is a goofy question I apologize.

Thanks in advance!

#2 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

That's the one.

Thank you very much Sir.

#3 Edited by LD50 (415 posts) -

I've tried to page through the QLs, but I became a bit overwhelmed.

It's a first person military shooter with information written in the skybox, so it looked like it was floating in the sky.

You control a team of people.

Ryan and Jeff were in the QL, and Jeff was playing the game.

It was the funniest QL I have ever seen.

The quote that made me crying laughing was Ryan saying "I like your village".

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me find it.


#4 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -
#5 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

Will the earth implode into a black hole created by the LHC tomorrow? Scientists *did* say there was a remote possibility of its use generating a singularity. I think this should be taken as a very real threat despite the fact that the sun is more likely to spontaneously implode, because it's totally possible. Like, the chances of it happening are really non-zero, so we should discuss it as though it's a likelihood.

Not really a comparable topic, nor do I see it's relevancy.

Might make an interesting thread tho.

I don't know much about super colliders.

#6 Edited by LD50 (415 posts) -

@bisonhero: That's fair.

I'm pretty middle of the road on most of the weirder topics.

I just did a ton of research on car ECUs a few months ago, because my car needed a replacement.

Seeing some of the vulnerabilities of the modern system, I thought it might be possible the car was tampered with.

Maybe not probable, but who knows.

It was strange to see a very similar article in the Huffpost.


I can't vouch for the accuracy of that article, but there it is.

This is a pretty polarizing topic. I can't blame people for getting emotional because of it.

Just differences in perspective.

#7 Edited by LD50 (415 posts) -

@dudeglove: "He probably didn't sleep well at night because of what he did."

You're saying here that what he did was wrong.

What could you possibly be referring to?

"Like the time he *didn't* drink with McChrystal and his buddies in a Paris bar during a NATO meeting?"

If you're not saying exposing McChrystal was wrong, it sure does look like that.

I don't have to cherry pick quotes. The entire article you cited is a fairly dark expose of McChrystal.

To be honest, your post was a little hard to follow.

I see you're reduced to ad hominem, which tells me you don't have much of an argument.

Which is confirmed with the feigned authority play "I will not be posting in this thread again."

I also see you attempting to do a character assassination on Hastings when you have no proof.

Some people are allergic to alcohol. I know a lot of professionals that don't drink alcohol.

"Hastings was not a responsible person".

How would you know?

I question your agenda.

Have fun not posting in this thread again sir.

#8 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

I also found this article interesting:

Was Michael Hastings' Car Hacked? Richard Clarke Says It's Possible

"Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that what is known about the single-vehicle crash is "consistent with a car cyber attack."


#9 Edited by LD50 (415 posts) -

@dudeglove: Hmm. So you're a McChrystal supporter?

"After Cpl. Pat Tillman, the former-NFL-star-turned-Ranger, was accidentally killed by his own troops in Afghanistan in April 2004, McChrystal took an active role in creating the impression that Tillman had died at the hands of Taliban fighters. He signed off on a falsified recommendation for a Silver Star that suggested Tillman had been killed by enemy fire."


I don't understand the slam against Koch media. Can you expand on that statement?

Also, I'm familiar with the article you cited regarding Hastings drinking with McChrystal.

I'm not able to locate the reference to Hastings drinking alcohol, which you seem to *imply* in your statement.

Perhaps you could quote it in your response?


#10 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

No, and thank you for bringing it up. I hate how everyone believes a zombie menace to be enough to turn civilization back beyond even Roman times.

Here are things Rome had

  • Production of goods and services
  • Running water and sanitation
  • Mining, forestry, farming
  • Free bread for Roman citizens
  • A working legal system
  • Construction projects that wouldn't be eclipsed for 1200 years
  • An organized and regimented military that wouldn't be eclipsed for 1500 years

Much of that was present in Sumer as well.