According to the Terminator movies, Skynet went live two nights ago on April 19, 2011 at 8:11pm. So Judgement Day is today April 21st. See you on the other side. By the way, remember the German Shepard outside of the hotel that barks at Arnold when he walks up? That's James Cameron's dog, Wolfie. He even makes a pseudo-appearance when he's mentioned in Terminator 2 when Arnold/John Connor call home to check on the foster parents. I am however, going to Endeavour's final launch on the 29th of this month, something John's parents won't be doing.
But I think Terminators are pretty far off into the future at this point. Shit, we have a hard enough time cracking eggs, let along walking-walking-shooting autonomous robots. So if (when) the zombie apolcalypse happens one of the things that pretty much everyone agrees upon is to load up as many supplies you can carry and then head north to the coldier climate. The theory bring that when winter hits, the zombies will freeze solid since they have no way of generating body heat. Once immobilized, we survivors would be free to walk up and dispatch them using the melee weapon of our choice. This of course leaves people like me pretty much fucked, since there's no way I can outrun this shit all the way up to the mainland. My best bet would be to steal a boat and make my way up the coast -- either on the gulf side and set down somewhere near Mississippi, meet up with some other survivors to march our way north from there, or go all the way around Florida and head up the eastern seabord. Which way would I go? I dunno, depends on how big a boat I can find, but you'll be able to keep track of me either way. And then once the snow starts falling, we'd be safe to do a little lobotomizing, right? Well, the Ruskies don't think so. In fact, they've just made a movie called Winter of the Dead which takes place in Moscow, during the winter (albeit after a big warm streak). Uh-uh-uh-uh, here we go. AK-47, the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every fuckin zombie in the room? Accept no substitutes. As testified to by the Vietnamese sniper chick at the end of Full Metal Jacket, since she evidently survived.
Ernie, Stumbled on this at the Pop Sci site. A rail gun with zero elevation heaving a round 7 klicks downrange AFTER it went thru a 1/4 inch thick steel plate! Cheers, --Harold
I REALLY dig WW II stuff. OSS was Office of Strategic Service, forerunner of the CIA. They dealt with espionage and clandestine warfare, primarily dropping agents into enemy territory. Apparently, they had many training films. This film teaches how to conceal things on your body. At 10:48, I laughed hard! Woke my old lady up. But, I wonder how much of this is taught to agents these days. Woody
Today I learned: Magnetars are a type of neutron star, and they're what's left when a massive-enough star expends itself in a supernova. They're composed of an ultrathick material called neutronium, a thimbleful of which weighs approximately 100 million tons. Magnetars have powerful magnetic fields that emit huge amounts of high-energy electromagnetic radiation (such as X-rays and gamma rays) as they decay. There are no magnetars in our immediate vicinity, but the radiation from even the distant ones could very well damage the Earth. In fact, minor blasts already have: In 1979, a bunch of Soviet spaceships, idling after a satellite drop, were saturated with extreme magnetar radiation. The pulse then went on to screw up three Department of Defense satellites, and we only noticed the damn thing coming when it was already gone. In 2004, another magnetar blast hit. This one was so intense it actually affected our ionosphere. Again, we didn't see it coming until it was too late to do much more than slap at each other in panic.
A little late for 4/20 but is this a marijuana patterned bedspread?
the final voyage of the solon turman - muslim model upsets family by posing nude for playboy cover
top ten plays from lebron, kobe and blake griffin - how much power is in an aa battery? and can it kill?