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by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-22 06:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline
Replies: 9
Views: 472

How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline

http://theconversation.com/how-a-christian-movement-is-growing-rapidly-in-the-midst-of-religious-decline-73507 In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people cheered wildly as the then U.S. presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry – now secretary of energy in the Trump administration – came ...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-20 07:48pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue
Replies: 0
Views: 132

LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39333376 The Large Hadron Collider has discovered new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how the centres of atoms are held together. The particles are all different forms of the so-called Omega-c baryon, whose existence was confirmed in 1994. ...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-20 06:50pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Droidworks
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Droidworks

The nostalgia posts in the Mass Effect: Andromeda thread reminded me to post a topic about my first computer game addiction: Droidworks! All the way back in 1998, I was a kid in second grade who loved Star Wars and science. Imagine my excitement upon seeing a book catalog selling -among other things...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-20 05:45pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 68
Views: 1562

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

This was a bit of "Humanity is just awesome" but also telling that there seems to be no real push once you've reached parity with other races, read: stolen all the reaper tech they left for you. Though, a bit of galactic stupidity to put all your eggs in a basket you don't own or even kno...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-19 01:55pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 68
Views: 1562

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

This whole scene is a trainwreck. But someone please tell me the bullshit with the eyebrows at :22 is some kind of edit, or something. Because I just spit Diet Coke at my screen. "My father's dead, he made me my successor. What do you say I take you home and eat your pussy?" is what that ...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-18 02:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: First test for the EU against challenge of far right populism
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: First test for the EU against challenge of far right populism

Their are a lot of factors, and they vary from country to country, but the common factors seem to go something like this: Economic hard times combined with white/male insecurities about social justice, channeled into scapegoating minorities for our society's problems. But I just don't know if that'...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-18 02:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: First test for the EU against challenge of far right populism
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: First test for the EU against challenge of far right populism

Exactly. The fact that Wilders not just won seats but came in 2nd place in a country like the Netherlands should be yet another giant red-flag that far right populism is a serious threat worldwide, yet many people still have their heads stuck in the sand and are pretending that there is nothing to ...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-17 05:41am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: South Korean government manipulated by honest-to-god cult
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: South Korean government manipulated by honest-to-god cult

Now if only America would follow South Korea's fine example. Well, considering that the GOP is powered mainly by Evangelical Christians, and they believe in the Rapture (which was never in the Bible, it was invented by a 19th century preacher), I'd say it's already there. :( As for the article at h...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-16 01:42pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?
Replies: 26
Views: 519

Re: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?

Obi-wan Kenobi.

When I think about it... Obi-wan is the only sane character in the whole SW universe. :lol:
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-11 02:54pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: [Movie] Dragon Wars / D-Wars
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: [Movie] Dragon Wars / D-Wars

So, like a "bad Michael Bay film" bad?

Eh, considering the unrelenting horror I felt while watching Armageddon, I think I'll pass. :P
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-10 10:27pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?

Hmm, so what I'm seeing is that the Necrons probably can't depend on moving from location to location to win a war. But they'd win pretty handily if they have their forces concentrated around areas important to them, yes?
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-10 06:24pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?

NecronLord wrote:*Snip*


Ooh, thanks! :D

Maybe a fanfiction would be called for. I do have a friend who knows how to write fiction better than I, maybe it's finally time to solicit some advice from him...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-09 08:41pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?

That actually brings to mind an interesting thought...if you showed an individual drone something terrifying enough, and that fact/image/whatever is shared with the Collective...could you make the entire Collective shit itself at once? As for the serious point, I think that given what the OP said a...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-09 06:21pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?

Eternal_Freedom wrote:*Snip*


"Assimilies, have you ever seen a grown male drone scream?" :lol:

That's pretty amazing though. And getting Chaos out of the way would be an improvement for the IoM. One less enemy to fight! Or even two less if the Dark Eldar stop their shenanigans now that Slaanesh is gone.
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-08 09:50pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?
Replies: 25
Views: 788

What would a fight between the Borg and the Necrons (WH40K) entail?

I recalled a thread I had looked at years ago on SpaceBattles (I browsed both it and these forums long before I joined here) in which a hypothetical scenario was posited in which the Eye of Terror is replaced with Borg space. With the Borg setting their sites on Cadia. The thread in question is loca...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-08 12:10am
Forum: History
Topic: It turns out Nazi punching is an old American tradition
Replies: 49
Views: 1642

Re: It turns out Nazi punching is an old American tradition

Flagg wrote:*Snip.*


Sorry. This post was impulsive of me. I feel like I should say more but I don't really know what else to say. :oops:
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-03 07:06pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Making math more Lego-like
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Making math more Lego-like

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-math-lego-like3-d-picture-language-far-reaching.html?utm_source=menu&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=item-menu Galileo called mathematics the "language with which God wrote the universe." He described a picture-language, and now that language has a new di...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-02 09:22pm
Forum: Debating Help
Topic: Neutron star interiors... what the hell!?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Neutron star interiors... what the hell!?

Thank you! :)

Though I feel like in retrospect that maybe I shouldn't have posted this topic at all. I mean, I just feel like I'm the dunce here that's bothering everyone else by asking for information like this. :?
by SolarpunkFan
2017-03-01 11:14am
Forum: Debating Help
Topic: Neutron star interiors... what the hell!?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Neutron star interiors... what the hell!?

A while ago I was browsing the Wikipedia article on neutron stars for fun and I saw this diagram: http://i.imgur.com/1UN6kq2.png My interest was piqued because as a child I had learned a very simplified model of a neutron star as a crust of iron over a liquid of neutrons from a Dorling Kindersley bo...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-02-26 07:12pm
Forum: History
Topic: It turns out Nazi punching is an old American tradition
Replies: 49
Views: 1642

It turns out Nazi punching is an old American tradition

In 1937, a judge quietly asked Meyer Lansky to form a squad of Nazi-punching gangsters to raid Bund meetings Meyer Lansky was an infamous and ruthless gangster -- albeit one so personally charming that his life is chronicled in a book called But He Was Good to His Mother -- and no friend of New Yor...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-02-23 04:34pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: 7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star
Replies: 22
Views: 961

Re: 7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star

The odds of their being zero intelligent alien life in a universe of two trillion galaxies or more, when Earth-like planets appear to be quite common , are ludicrous. The real question is weather any is close enough for us to ever contact it. Which is a question with a number of unanswered variable...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-02-22 03:13pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: 7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star
Replies: 22
Views: 961

7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/science/trappist-1-exoplanets-nasa.html Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for biological signs of alien life ...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-02-21 12:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 467
Views: 15140

Re: During Speech Trump Cites Imaginary Terrorist Attack on Sweden

But see, we need all those guns to protect us from the scary A-rabs and Mexicans. :roll: That's pretty much the far Right's thinking. Those of them who aren't openly admitting that they want those guns to overthrow the government, though I expect their will be less of that now that their crowd is i...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-02-21 08:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 467
Views: 15140

Re: During Speech Trump Cites Imaginary Terrorist Attack on Sweden

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't those right wing militias also practically as much "at war" with each other as they are with the goverment with only real thing they have in common being their hatred of the goverment? So they might temporally unite to resist the goverment taking one of ...
by SolarpunkFan
2017-02-20 07:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 467
Views: 15140

Re: During Speech Trump Cites Imaginary Terrorist Attack on Sweden

Okay, I retract the edited post I made.

It turns out that Sweden's crime rate has been declining for the past 12 years.

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