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The end of the world is nigh ... in three days ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zur, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Sweet Dreams

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    I also has good maths.
     
  2. Vitamin-Carrot

    Vitamin-Carrot If

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    I can has maths too?
     
  3. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    It's a custom Paul Reed Smith.

    And yeah, it's rockin'.
     
  4. DeletedAccount69

    DeletedAccount69 New Member

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    lol @ sig.
     
  5. Matfei

    Matfei [:«]Ω[»:]:Mױפקזג:]:

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    Custom shop eh?

    How much did that set you back? I was looking at a PRS signature for my next one, but if the price is comparable I might go custom.
     
  6. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    Oh god :lol: it's not mine. Maybe if I had 8,000 dollars to spare...

    I have a Martin (acoustic) and a Les Paul (electric) that together have set me back a few grand. But I didn't buy them at once.
     
  7. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    There is a Live cam showing whats happening at CERN, puts your mind at rest seeing that everythings fine
     
  8. Matfei

    Matfei [:«]Ω[»:]:Mױפקזג:]:

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    Nice one :D

    I lol'd :lol:
     
  9. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    awesome :p
     
  10. DarQraven

    DarQraven New Member

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    The reason that 2012, apparently, is considered more probable than other "we're gonna dieeeeeeee"-scenarios is that it coincides with other events.
    I'm not sure if I recall correctly, but I believe there was something about our solar system passing through the galactic plane in 2012. This is the plane through our galaxy's central black hole, and the divider between its negative and positive magnetic poles. Earth passing through this plane would effectively make it switch magnetic polarities. Consider this a global EMP.

    Also, the reason that the end of the Mayan calender is considered significant is that their lore says that when the calendar ends is the end of a cycle, or age. Each age ends with catastrophic events, and other such joyful things.

    At least, that's what I heard. To be honest, I don't really care.
    If it is false, nothing will happen and we can just get on with our lives.
    If it is true, there is no way in hell we're going to stop our entire galaxy from moving anyway.

    In both cases, I won't have spent 4 years living in fear.

    edit: Also, LOL @ India. I'm not one of those overzealous atheist ****nuts, but it's just very absurd to hear that people think they will be safe from a huge black hole munching up planet earth by going into a decorated building and not eating. I'm sure that'll help.

    Really sad for the girl though..
     
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  11. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't see how passing the galactic plane would be any different to passing the earth's equator, considering the negligible strength of the galactic magnetic as opposed to the earth's.
     
  12. Matfei

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    Her death just raised the collective level of intelligence of the human race. Plus I think it's just really funny and a big overreaction to nothing.

    I've been called heartless by like 3 people now for having that opinion. :eek:
     
  13. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    Why is it that, in a country with a lot of poverty, people value life more than most people do here ?

     
  14. 8-4-7-2

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    The calendar doesn't end. Not even in the five-digit system.Their calendar is able to show dates far more distant in the future. Theoretically infinite, if you just add more digits.

    There is some creation myth though, that a new creation will start on 13.0.0.0.0 (that first digit goes up to 20, just showing that the calendar doesn't end there).
     
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  15. Zarkazm

    Zarkazm <img src="http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/sm

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    How? Leaving math and physics behind strikes me as unreasonable. You say it "doesn't stand to reason" but what reason are you talking about?


    Name a few.
     
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  16. DarQraven

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    I think the part in the article that states India is "deeply religious" is something to keep in mind here.

    Also, in most of the Western world, there wasn't any major uproar. Mostly it was the scared people telling us we would all die, and then scientists contradicting them. So it was more of a 'there's a minimal chance we could die'-thing.

    As I gather from the article, in India it was presented as a fact.
    Of course people are going to freak out:S

    @Matfei: People like you just take that whole gene pool thing way too far. Lemme guess..fanatic atheist as well, right?
     
  17. Matfei

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    I'm against religion if that's what you're asking. Nor do I believe theres any point putting faith into something that we've know idea whether it exists or not.

    So draw your conclusions from that.
     
  18. Vitamin-Carrot

    Vitamin-Carrot If

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    BWAHAHAHAHA
    thats good

    I should e-mail that link to my missus
    shes a bit paranoid:lol:
     
  19. Matfei

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    Oh man you should :D

    I must try and punk a few people with it.
     
  20. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    You can try that but note that a few people will notice that the date is wrong. That flash video needs to be changed.

    Maybe religion has something to do with it but it doesn't explain it entirely. I mean if you're a good person most religions promise you some form of "reward" if you pass away. Plus being stuck in poverty hardly encourages you to look to the future. There's something else.
     

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