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    #46
    No news from Mahs. Zeey are busy totally recalling!!!

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      #47
      Originally posted by Sri Hanuman View Post
      No news from Mahs. Zeey are busy totally recalling!!!
      We are definitely going to receive news from Mars...

      http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...news-organics/

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        #48
        Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
        We are definitely going to receive news from Mars...

        http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...news-organics/
        And the news will be...

        "Mars sucks!"

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          #49
          Originally posted by Styygens View Post
          Then, of course, there is the possibility -- some might say, "logical probability" -- that we are all simply living in a computer simulation.

          Seriously, NPR has the story here:
          http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/1...not-be-reality



          So come 12/21/2012, someone will simply power down the computer. That's it; lights out! No amount of stockpiled ammunition will stop that from happening. You can prep all you want. It will mean nothing.

          13th floor. You have to kill the avatar for the avatar to swap minds and return to the real world.

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            #50
            C2CAM is all wet!

            Or we could all drown in a flood of Biblical Proportions!!!



            Although I'm a little confused about where all that volume of water will come from and where it will recede to afterwards...

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              #51
              Originally posted by Styygens View Post
              Or we could all drown in a flood of Biblical Proportions!!!



              Although I'm a little confused about where all that volume of water will come from and where it will recede to afterwards...
              New Jersey, and New Jersey.

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                #52
                C2CAM: They Come In Peace... Not

                The Alien War Machine will arrive on Dec. 21. Will you fight?



                (Note: Can anyone explain why a hostile invasion force wouldn't simply dump asteroids on us, or release a lethal, fast-acting virus or bacteria targetted against humans? Why risk their crews in tripod attack vehicles?)

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Styygens View Post
                  Why risk their crews in tripod attack vehicles?)
                  -because they need humans as slaves to extract resources on Earth gravity with Earth atmosphere (some ancient aliens folks submit this seriously)

                  -because the low-tech conquering and killing is part, or most, of the fun for a particularly aggressive species. Like the Predator.

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                    #54
                    C2CAM Reptoids!

                    David was right! Reptoid aliens want to swallow you whole!!!

                    This:


                    or this:



                    OK. I'm looking forward to that last one...

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                      #55
                      If it's the Asari, I'm coming out, with my pants down.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by Permalost View Post
                        -because they need humans as slaves to extract resources on Earth gravity with Earth atmosphere (some ancient aliens folks submit this seriously).
                        Which makes one ponder the cost/benefit of organic slaves versus robotic machines.

                        Originally posted by Permalost View Post
                        -because the low-tech conquering and killing is part, or most, of the fun for a particularly aggressive species. Like the Predator.
                        Also an interesting ponderable: would such an aggressive species survive itself long-enough to achieve interstellar travel? But we need to consider our own species as a datapoint for this...

                        Please, all, discuss.

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by Styygens View Post
                          Also an interesting ponderable: would such an aggressive species survive itself long-enough to achieve interstellar travel? But we need to consider our own species as a datapoint for this...

                          Please, all, discuss.
                          I'm gona cornhole me some aleeuuuns.

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by Styygens View Post
                            Which makes one ponder the cost/benefit of organic slaves versus robotic machines.
                            Not to mention the logistics of communicating with, feeding and maintaining your slaves.

                            Also an interesting ponderable: would such an aggressive species survive itself long-enough to achieve interstellar travel? But we need to consider our own species as a datapoint for this...

                            Please, all, discuss.
                            Well, in the fields of aerodynamics, anatomy, computing and manufacturing, a lot of advances come from wartime even though its a small fraction of total time.

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by Styygens View Post
                              (Note: Can anyone explain why a hostile invasion force wouldn't simply dump asteroids on us, or release a lethal, fast-acting virus or bacteria targetted against humans? Why risk their crews in tripod attack vehicles?)
                              Hubris, scorched earth, and undesirable genetic mutation.

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                                #60
                                C2CAM: Off the Air

                                Then there's the possibility of a Carrington Event.

                                A what?

                                A Carrington Event. A massive solar storm that hits the earth with an EMP effect knocking out everything electrical.



                                It would be a bit like SM Stirling's Emberverse novels, or that rip off Revolution TV show. We would be reduced to 19th Century technology overnight. But firearms would still work, so less swashbuckling.

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