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Thermofusion
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« Reply #75 on: Nov 23, 2008, 01:31:07 AM »

dude must be making his hamburger helper Cousin Eddie style
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« Reply #76 on: Nov 23, 2008, 02:03:09 AM »

Yeah, I guess he forgot the hamburger.

In spite of his rigid prose style, he speaks like an ordinary guy... He's got a series on updating his website that's occasionally boring in scope but neat in the details, much like the website itself. I kind of feel bad for being suddenly obsessed with him.
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« Reply #77 on: Nov 23, 2008, 09:49:39 AM »

It's pretty fascinating.
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« Reply #78 on: Nov 23, 2008, 12:30:59 PM »

Yeah, I guess he forgot the hamburger.


he hates all meat -- clearly stated in the foods section.

yeah, i spent nearly an hour reading his site last night and a little this morning. it's truly fascinating
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« Reply #79 on: Nov 23, 2008, 01:13:15 PM »

the root of all things inane on the internet.

that said, i enjoyed that pair of videos.

also i'll have you know that i almost just did this.

Somehow I thought that somethingawful was another name for somebody here. So yeah.
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« Reply #80 on: Nov 23, 2008, 02:54:45 PM »

I like him. My two favorite parts of this site, not mentioned yet, at a rating of (140) & (225) respectively, are:

2.1.3 Workarounds

There are few known workarounds. One of which involves the flat mirrors. I use a technique I call "angle bisection". This method works by getting to a position close to the mirror's path and looking what's in the mirror. I then find the object shown in the mirror, map its position and bisect the angle (split it in half). This gives the angle the mirror is facing. I then calculate the width of the mirror and add 10% of my distance from the nearest edge of the mirror to create the "hazard zone". This technique does not work, however, with those stubborn curved mirrors. The curved mirrors are the worst. I take longer to find the object in the mirror, sometimes even twice as long, as it does for me to map the position, bisect the angle, and create the "hazard zone" from all those calculations.


and:

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« Reply #81 on: Nov 23, 2008, 05:01:07 PM »

I'm a subtle mixture of shocked, proud and disappointed that nobody has posted "Your daddy's balls." to this threadthus far.
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« Reply #82 on: Nov 24, 2008, 02:54:02 AM »


Holy mother of god.
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« Reply #83 on: Nov 28, 2008, 10:07:36 AM »

A visit to a creepy doctor's office in an abandoned mining town in Japan.
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« Reply #84 on: Nov 28, 2008, 01:34:25 PM »

Most famous desolate place: Chernobyl.

A few months ago, I posted some pictures of Pripyat, the city of 40,000 citizens located right next to Chernobyl. It was entirely deserted 25 years ago, and has become a giant, rotting, empty science fiction movie set. The following images were found by searching "pripyat" at flickr. There's hundreds more.















Call of Duty 4?!?!?!?!
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« Reply #85 on: Nov 28, 2008, 03:53:55 PM »

call of doody
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WhereTheSlimeLive
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« Reply #86 on: Nov 28, 2008, 04:12:37 PM »

There's a level where you play in everyone of those pictures.  It's kind of weird to see it all in actuality. 
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« Reply #87 on: Dec 15, 2008, 02:05:00 PM »

Bump.

Derinkuyu, mysterious underground city of Turkey

Quote from: Horribly translated article
In 1963, an inhabitant of Derinkuyu (in the region of Cappadocia, central Anatolia, Turkey), knocking down a wall of his house cave, discovered amazed that behind it was a mysterious room that he had never seen, and this led him room to another and another and another to it ... By chance he had discovered the underground city of Derinkuyu, whose first level could be excavated by the Hittites around 1400 BC

Archaeologists began to explore this fascinating underground city abandoned. It managed to forty meters deep, but is believed to have a fund of up to 85 meters.

At present 20 levels have been discovered underground. Only eight can be visited at the highest levels; others are partially blocked or restricted to archaeologists and anthropologists who study Derinkuyu.



More pics at the link.
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« Reply #88 on: Dec 15, 2008, 07:50:34 PM »

Also at the link another link to an article that some D&D player wrote about 'real life dungeons'. He visited Derinnkuyu though, and wrote a readable history of it, unlike the hideous translation on the main site....

Thanks for posting this one Andrew.
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davy
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« Reply #89 on: Dec 15, 2008, 08:21:20 PM »

Cool!

Man, people don't realize how awesome Turkey is. For anyone interested in this side of Turkey, I highly recommend this 30-something year-old book:



Buried Cities and Ancient Treasure by Dora Jane Hamblin

It's way, way out of print, but you can find old copies at public libraries or used on Amazon.

But yeah, I gotta visit someday. Before reading that book--and this may call me out for being an idiot--I never realized that Troy was located in present-day Turkey.
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« Reply #90 on: Dec 16, 2008, 10:05:56 AM »

If you can find it, Architecture without architects by Bernard Rudofsky covers similar ground, including troglodyte settlements in Asia, Europe, the Americas, etc.  Bizarre and isolated?  Perhaps.  Creepy?  No.
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« Reply #91 on: Dec 16, 2008, 12:48:40 PM »

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1.4.3 Meat trick - This was removed as it is very unwise to do.

I had to post this without context.  I'll be thinking about it for the next few days.
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« Reply #92 on: Dec 16, 2008, 02:41:07 PM »

Well damn. I hope everyone saw the Derinkuyu link, because it's gone.
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« Reply #93 on: Dec 16, 2008, 08:32:24 PM »

Well damn. I hope everyone saw the Derinkuyu link, because it's gone.

Must've been temporary, as it just worked fine for me.
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milesofsparks
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« Reply #94 on: Dec 16, 2008, 10:51:32 PM »

I never realized that Troy was located in present-day Turkey.

it is my understanding that this is more conjectural than totally proven, though ardently hyped by the tourist board of Troy. (though Turkey is fantastic regardless.)

speaking of cave dwellings, one of my all time favorite books is L'Art des Troglodytes (Jacek Rewerski) an amazing book about cave dwellings around the world. 
http://www.amazon.fr/LArt-troglodytes-Jacek-Rewerski/dp/2700312139

if anyone ever finds a copy, they should give it to me.  I seriously contemplated stealing it from the library at school, but I can't even bring myself to talk above a whisper in libraries, much less steal from them.
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« Reply #95 on: Dec 16, 2008, 10:59:36 PM »

I never realized that Troy was located in present-day Turkey.

it is my understanding that this is more conjectural than totally proven, though ardently hyped by the tourist board of Troy. (though Turkey is fantastic regardless.)


Well, it's true that it's impossible to decisively link an archeological site with a legendary city. However, you do have go pretty far afield in classical or archeological studies to find someone who contends that Troy was located outside of what is now Turkey—ie, not in Anatolia.
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« Reply #96 on: Dec 17, 2008, 08:49:41 AM »





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy#Archaeological_Troy
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« Reply #97 on: Dec 17, 2008, 08:51:22 AM »

where are 3, 4, and 5?
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davy
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« Reply #98 on: Dec 17, 2008, 08:58:41 AM »

where are 3, 4, and 5?

From what I understand, there were no major changes during those phases, whereas Troy VI was destroyed, probably in an earthquake.
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« Reply #99 on: Dec 17, 2008, 12:30:04 PM »

Where's the horse?
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