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Old 08-23-2014, 03:19 AM   #741
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Driving (Mecha) is real, realistic, useful, and not combat-focused at all.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:38 AM   #742
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Birds bursting into flames over state of the art solar plant

If Archimedes had only known...
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:03 AM   #743
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That's horrific for a number of reasons. Dying by fire, and the fact that that level of ecological disaster hasn't stopped them one bit.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #744
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That's OK flamethrowers aren't considered firearms. They're considered "fuel devises" and are regulated by the USDA. Check with your local laws.
I bought one the other day, really useful for clearing weeds off the patio and driveway.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:38 PM   #745
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The artist Ted Lawson has created a printer that prints images using human blood. So far, just his own -- but I'm sure you can imagine other scenarios. And perhaps there's a plotter version, just to make sure the curves of the Dho-Na geometry remain continuous rather than pixelated.

The self-portrait suggests Dorian Gray v2.0.

http://www.cnet.com/news/robotic-pri...his-own-blood/
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:55 PM   #746
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The artist Ted Lawson has created a printer that prints images using human blood. So far, just his own -- but I'm sure you can imagine other scenarios. And perhaps there's a plotter version, just to make sure the curves of the Dho-Na geometry remain continuous rather than pixelated.

The self-portrait suggests Dorian Gray v2.0.

http://www.cnet.com/news/robotic-pri...his-own-blood/
Still cheaper and less of a hassle to use your own blood than modern ink prices. Am I right guys?
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:15 PM   #747
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A Man renovating his home finds a tunnel to a massive underground City. 18 stories of ancient underground dwellings.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:17 PM   #748
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Don't think this has been posted here before.

BOKOR Hill Station, an abandoned Cambodian resort town

We, of course, know why it was actually abandoned...
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:43 AM   #749
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We, of course, know why it was actually abandoned...
That pic of the staircase doesn't seem quite... Euclidean.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:15 AM   #750
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You mean it wasn't draw on a flat, or flattish, background? I'm getting tired of people using non-Euclidean as a shorthand for horrific. The Earth is non-Euclidan, ffs. Ask any pilot.
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