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    • What do you think of my halo video?

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      TheAncient

      I tried to make a video summing up the whole halo universe in 7minutes, impossible I know. However would love some feedback. Made this thing a week ago, then had to go out of town. (also moderators if this is not allowed in this forum let me know, I reviewed the rules and it looked like posting a user made halo video was within the limits of the rules.)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDNiWYCGedg

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    • "It'll blow your <Bleep>'n Mind!"

      11 years ago

      TheAncient

      I saw this thing about a year ago, and even now it still stands as one of the greatest 300 spoofs to date in my opinion. Ha check it out

      www.noob.us/humor/robot-chicken-1776-300-spoof/

    • Something interesting

      11 years ago

      TheAncient

      Finally found something worth posting, and blowing the dust off this journal of mine.

      Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms go Missing

      Original source

      Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms go Missing

      St. Louis, Mo. -- For decades, astronomers have been blind to what our galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like. After all, we sit in the midst of it and can't step outside for a bird's eye view.

      Now, new images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are shedding light on the true structure of the Milky Way, revealing that it has just two major arms of stars instead of the four it was previously thought to possess.

      "Spitzer has provided us with a starting point for rethinking the structure of the Milky Way," said Robert Benjamin of the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, who presented the new results at a press conference today at the 212th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Mo. "We will keep revising our picture in the same way that early explorers sailing around the globe had to keep revising their maps."

      An artist's concept of the structure of our two-armed Milky Way is online here

      Since the 1950s, astronomers have produced maps of the Milky Way. The early models were based on radio observations of gas in the galaxy, and suggested a spiral structure with four major star-forming arms, called Norma, Scutum-Centaurus, Sagittarius and Perseus. In addition to arms, there are bands of gas and dust in the central part of the galaxy. Our sun lies near a small, partial arm called the Orion Arm, or Orion Spur, located between the Sagittarius and Perseus arms.

      "For years, people created maps of the whole galaxy based on studying just one section of it, or using only one method," said Benjamin. "Unfortunately, when the models from various groups were compared, they didn't always agree. It's a bit like studying an elephant blind-folded."

      Large infrared sky surveys in the 1990s led to some major revisions of these models, including the discovery of a large bar of stars in the middle of the Milky Way. Infrared light can penetrate through dust, so telescopes designed to pick up infrared light get better views of our dusty and crowded galactic center. In 2005, Benjamin and his colleagues used Spitzer's infrared detectors to obtain detailed information about our galaxy's bar, and found that it extends farther out from the center of the galaxy than previously thought.

      The team of scientists now has new infrared imagery from Spitzer of an expansive swath of the Milky Way, stretching 130 degrees across the sky and one degree above and below the galaxy's mid-plane. This extensive mosaic combines 800,000 snapshots and includes over 110 million stars.

      Benjamin developed software that counts the stars, measuring stellar densities. When he and his teammates counted stars in the direction of the Scutum-Centaurus Arm, they noticed an increase in their numbers, as would be expected for a spiral arm. But, when they looked in the direction where they expected to see the Sagittarius and Norma arms, there was no jump in the number of stars. The fourth arm, Perseus, wraps around the outer portion of our galaxy and cannot be seen in the new Spitzer images.

      The findings make the case that the Milky Way has two major spiral arms, a common structure for galaxies with bars. These major arms, the Scutum-Centaurus and Perseus arms, have the greatest densities of both young, bright stars, and older, so-called red-giant stars. The two minor arms, Sagittarius and Norma, are filled with gas and pockets of young stars. Benjamin said the two major arms seem to connect up nicely with the near and far ends of the galaxy's central bar.

      "Now, we can fit the arms together with the bar, like pieces of a puzzle," said Benjamin, "and, we can map the structure, position and width of these arms for the first time." Previous infrared observations found hints of a two-armed Milky Way, but those results were unclear because the position and width of the arms were unknown.

      Though galaxy arms appear to be intact features, stars are actually constantly moving in and out of them as they orbit the center of the Milky Way, like London commuters in a busy traffic circle. Our own sun might have once resided in a different arm. Since it was formed more than 4 billion years ago, it has traveled around the galaxy 16 times.


    • First

      12 years ago

      TheAncient

      www.neatorama.com/2007/04/05/first

      This video explains the reasons for a lot of comments on this site.

    • It takes a lot of "balls" to make this

      12 years ago

      TheAncient

      This is one of the best and creative short animation videos I've seen in awhile. Check it out here

    • Space shuttle Atlantis

      13 years ago

      TheAncient

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      Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center and charged into the midday Florida sky on a mission to boost power on the International Space Station. The launch was on time, with liftoff at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Over the 11-day mission, the six-member crew will perform three spacewalks to install the P3/P4 integrated truss and solar arrays on the station, doubling the current power-generating capability of the orbiting outpost.


      Got to love nasa

    • IS HELL ENDOTHERMIC OR EXOTHERMIC?

      13 years ago

      TheAncient

      IS HELL ENDOTHERMIC OR EXOTHERMIC?

      The following is SUPPOSEDLY an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry midterm.

      The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.


      Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic(gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

      Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law(gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

      One student, however, wrote the following:

      First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. We need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

      As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.

      Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

      With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

      This gives two possibilities:

      1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

      2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

      So which is it?

      If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

      The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct... leaving only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God!".

      THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"

    • I may have to get a pair

      13 years ago

      TheAncient

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      All athletes have had to deal with the sun. Athletes in every sport imaginable have been dealing with bulky sunglasses wishing there was a better alternative. Well, Nike has teamed with Bausch and Lomb who patented a new product that will do just that. With the newest type of eye protection, the Nike MaxSight contact lenses. These new contact lenses work as eye protection from the sun, much like sunglasses. The lenses have been crafted to provide athletes with the protection from the sun without having to use the conventional sunglasses they have been forced to use in the past.

      Nike teamed with Bausch & Lomb have patented the MaxSight lenses which come in two different colors, both providing a different type of eye protection. Grey-Green and Amber lenses are now available; each color provides the eye with protection from different types of light, allowing certain lights in and keeping others out. The grey-green lenses are directed at sports played in bright sunlight such as golf, football, running, and rugby. The amber lenses are more for sports with a ball and faced paced, such as tennis, soccer, and baseball. Both potentially have more uses for people who are outdoors a lot, such as construction workers and for people who want to go to the beach and don’t want ugly sunglass tan lines.

      The MaxSight lenses have been crafted using a new type of light technology that allow different amounts of “good light†in and keeps out unwanted light that might distract an athlete. Both lenses allow certain wavelengths of light to enter the eye, the lenses then enhance the light that is let in, to assist the athlete. This patented Light Architecture technology was developed by Bausch and Lomb who teamed with Nike to make the contacts for the world of sports. Test lenses have already been used by professional athletes, Baltimore Oriels second baseman, Brian Roberts. The lenses already have FDA approval and will be available to consumers soon.

      The best thing about the MaxSight lenses is their affordable. For a box of 6 or three pair its only $60 dollars, which is only about $20 more than normal prescription lenses. These lenses are monthly use and are recommended to be replaced monthly even if only used while playing sports. People without vision problems can use these lenses as well but must see an optometrist to get the correct lenses. The lenses however do have on negative aspect, and that is they do not provide full UV protection from ultraviolet rays, like most conventional sunglasses do.

    • Holiday shopping fun

      13 years ago

      TheAncient

      Things a man can do in stores while his wife/girlfriend is taking her time...

      01. Get 24 boxes of small size condoms & randomly put them in people's trolleys when they aren't looking.

      02. Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares deparment to go off at 5 minute intervals.

      03. Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the ladies toilet.

      04. Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone: 'Code 3 in Housewares... and see what happens.

      05. Go to the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M&M's on credit.

      06. Move a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

      07. Set-up a tent in the Camping Department and tell other shoppers you are sleeping over and invite them in if they bring pillows from the Bedding Department.

      08. When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask: "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"

      09. Look right into the security camera, use it as a mirror and pick your nose.

      10. While handling large knives in the Kitchen Dept, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are located.

      11. Dart around the store suspiciously, while loudly humming the theme from Mission Impossible.

      12. Hide in a clothing rack . . . and when people browse through, say: "PICk ME!!! PICK ME!!!"

      13. When an announcement comes over the loudspeaker, hit the floor and assume the fetal position and scream "NO!...It's those voices again!!!"

      And last but not least:

      14. Go into a fitting room, shut the door and wait a while... then
      yell loudly: "There's no toilet paper in here."

    • Im all set

      13 years ago

      TheAncient

      Well xbox.com finally re-opened their forums today, and updated their site so you can set up your accounts for when the 360 hits stores. I just finished setting up my gamer card along with the information to get me on live the day the 360 hits store shelves. If you haven't already go to www.xbox.com and set up your accounts.

  • Comments (64)

    • batosi

      10 years ago

      I love how the people commenting for Obama on plauge's picture are too young for it even to matter.

    • JasonThePink

      11 years ago

      And McCain doesn't? I think it is a job requirement bud. They all do.

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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    • HaloX360

      11 years ago

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    • aradian_13

      11 years ago

      i has new pics

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      11 years ago

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      11 years ago

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      12 years ago

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      12 years ago

      No kidding dude. That would destroy everything that our men/women have died for.

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      12 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

      Hey I play UT99, mostly assault, you wanna play some time?

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • Kevin_H

      13 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving

    • batosi

      13 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving

    • soami

      13 years ago

      Happy thanksgiving!!! :)

    • kyjw1066

      13 years ago

      *Sigh* apology time.
      Apparently, the journal entry with the contest of which I referred you to earlier has been deleted. I don't know how this happened, and the maker of the contest has not created the journal entry again.
      So just ignore the last comment I posted.
      Sorry.

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • squishyrox

      13 years ago

      that would be cool.........so if I put those on and sungless I wonder how dark the room would be.....hummmmmmmmmm..........interseting......lol

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • killer33

      13 years ago

      Yea NO! sry i was seeing somthing i have a new primary but when i post i still see my old primary but on my home page i see my new so i was checking...sry

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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