Sledgstone

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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Nearly 85 percent of new drugs provide little or no benefit, study finds   
    http://www.naturalnews.com/029535_drugs_Big_Pharma.html
  2. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in vBulletin 4 upgrade coming soon...   
    So I upgraded our test forum to vb 4.0.6 two days ago and its finally usable as far as I can tell. The only thing holding back the live upgrade is the themes. After I get a couple themes upgraded for use with vb 4, we'll upgrade the main forums/site. This could be this weekend, maybe next. It all depends on how long it takes me with these themes. The only theme that is currently done is the Yu Yu Hakusho theme. And of course the horribly blinding default vbulletin 4 theme. The sanji theme, maybe all blue and maybe one more theme will be done before we upgrade. yu yu hakusho theme is dark, the sanji theme is bright, (but not blinding like the vb4 theme), and all blue is medium. After the initial 3-4 themes are done, I won't work on any more themes until vb 4.1 comes out which is supposed to streamline the theme process.
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in wind turbines   
    Floating Wind Farm Considered in Scotland

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    3 ways it creates jobs: makin the parts, puttin the shit together, then maintaining the turbines. Roughnecks could do this kinda work with their eyes closed. Lets put these offshore instead of oil rigs
    Use da brain yo
  4. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in Solar-powered Salamander?   
    this thing grabbed my attention today its so kool
  5. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in vBulletin 4 upgrade coming soon...   
    So I upgraded our test forum to vb 4.0.6 two days ago and its finally usable as far as I can tell. The only thing holding back the live upgrade is the themes. After I get a couple themes upgraded for use with vb 4, we'll upgrade the main forums/site. This could be this weekend, maybe next. It all depends on how long it takes me with these themes. The only theme that is currently done is the Yu Yu Hakusho theme. And of course the horribly blinding default vbulletin 4 theme. The sanji theme, maybe all blue and maybe one more theme will be done before we upgrade. yu yu hakusho theme is dark, the sanji theme is bright, (but not blinding like the vb4 theme), and all blue is medium. After the initial 3-4 themes are done, I won't work on any more themes until vb 4.1 comes out which is supposed to streamline the theme process.
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in If Mario Actually Had A Conscience   
    Oh if only! LOL

  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Animated Avengers Series Trailer   
    http://marvel.com/news/all.13409.first_trailer_for_the_animated_avengers

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    Will watch it
  8. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Amazing Tron Legacy Trailer.   
    [nomedia=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ictRpCRUpXk&feature=related]YouTube- TRON: Legacy Trailer 3 HD 1080p[/nomedia]
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Record Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere Puzzles Scientists   
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/puzzling-collapse-earth-atmosphere-100715.html
  10. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in UFO in China's Skies Prompts Investigation   
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/ufo-china-closes-airport-prompts-investigation/story?id=11159531
    Pics and Video in link
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in The AC Book-club   
    Hopefully if this picks up we can make this into a new section dedicated to books
    This thread is to share books we have read, giving a synopsis, what we liked and/or didn't like.
    Myself took up reading for leisure only a couple years ago, prior to that, I honestly never read a book other then comics/graphic novels or text/educational books.
    Some of my favourite books of all time:
    Batman: Knightfall
    This book is about Batman and Bane.
    Bane is very cunning and powerful enemy of Batman.
    He makes it his goal to break and end Batman.
    The book is set in 3 sections.
    The defeat of Batman, The rise of a new Batman, and the return.
    Bane using his cunning and strength cripples Batman by 1st exhausting him mentally and physically to breaking point.
    Bruce realises Batman is needed in Gotham, a Gets a replacement, while travelling to follow up on a kidnapping. The new Batman however cares more for punishing the guilty then helping the innocent.
    The last section is Bruce returning, to have to face the Batman he left behind, who has forged the mantle of Batman to a new image.
    I loved this book because it explores the characters. Why is Batman the best, why is Bane a monster.
    That Batman above all else is a human.
    what i liked most of all was Bruce finally admits to himself he likes Violence, and dominating another in a fight, and how he relearns to be Batman.
    Overall, the book is an easy read, contains violence, blood, not a children's book, fast flowing story, not boring at any part.
    The climax of the book could be considered a let down, but on the other hand felt right.
    I would recommend this book to any fans of the Hero genre
  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in First Look: Ryan Reynolds as GL   

    Personally i think it looks like a volcano vomited on him
    i think they should have used the stuff superman's costume was made of an CG the Lanturn only,
    not CG the whole suit
    also it doesnt match any of the suits Hal Jorden wore

    on a semi related topic
  13. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Flying_Monkey in How Gullible Are We?   
    H2O: Dangerous Chemical!
    A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide." And for plenty of good reasons, since:


    it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
    it is a major component in acid rain
    it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
    accidental inhalation can kill you
    it contributes to erosion
    it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
    it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

    He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
    The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?"


    Forty-three (43) said yes,
    six (6) were undecided,
    and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.

    He feels the conclusion is obvious.
    This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funny
    Why do people not know what water is? Better yet how do people not know what water is? (...I fear the answers to these questions...)
  14. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in New Season of Berserk.. Maybe   
    Rumours are flying, could be a new game or anime
    If the manga is set to end in the next couple years, it could be a good time to make an Anime, people are more open to Anime then ever before,
    with modern games the screens could easily be from a new game or anime, either would be awesome
    if it is a Game i just hope for a UK release
    also Berserk with modern animation ^^
    shame the dubb would be different actors given the time difference from the original anime till now,
    the Eng dubb was amazing, (you dubb haters need to be open minded)
    Also the new anime could simple be a 90min feature as opposed to a full blown series
    Here are the screens




  15. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in British Historians Locate King Arthur's Round Table   
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1293657/King-Arthurs-Round-Table--table-Roman-amphitheatre-Chester.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz0tT45rr00
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Batman: Under The Red Hood   
    the Red Hood is a vigilante like Batman, but doesnt mind crossing the line that Batman wont
    and Joker gets in the middle of them
    Jensen Ackles is the voice of Red Hood
    it is a shame they dont make an animated series, the last movie of sup/batman was awesome and this looks good, very dark compared to JL, would appeal to a mature audience
  17. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Batman: Under The Red Hood   
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    looking forward to it
  18. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in And The Huge Gundam Is Done   
    http://kotaku.com/5582156/and-the-gundam-is-done/gallery/
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Andrew Garfield lands Spider-Man role   
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/07/03/british-actor-andrew-garfield-lands-spider-man-role-115875-22378622/

    A little-known British actor has beaten big-name rivals to snare the role of Spider-Man.
    Andrew Garfield, 26, is the surprise choice to play the superhero in a new 3D Hollywood blockbuster when filming begins in December.
    Director Marc Webb said: "Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
    "Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents."
    Andrew is believed to have seen off contenders including British actors Jamie Bell, who shot to fame in Billy Elliot and Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson.
    Andrew won a Bafta in 2008 for his powerful role as a childkiller haunted by his memories in the Channel 4 drama Boy A. He also starred in the film The Other Boleyn Girl and appeared in Channel 4 triology Red Riding as journalist Eddie Dunford.
    He made his modelling debut in Vogue magazine last year, appearing alongside Lily Cole.
    Andrew was born in Los Angeles, his mother was from Essex and his father Californian. His family moved back to England when he was three.
    The actor went to the City of London Freemen's School and did his training at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
    Avi Arad, one of the producers on the Spider-Man franchise said: "We believe we have found the perfect choice for this role to lead us into the future."
    The new Spider-Man movie is scheduled for release on the big-screen in 2012.
    Former Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi, who made three hit Spider-Man films together, are reported to have quit amid story and scheduling issues over the fourth movie.
    Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/07/03/british-actor-andrew-garfield-lands-spider-man-role-115875-22378622/#ixzz0skSpUuZ5
    personally i dont think he looks the role
  20. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Across the Universe in Nail Bunny   

    I drew Nail Bunny on the back of my Summer School notebook
    For those who don't know, Nail Bunny is a character in JTHM. Nny bought him at a pet store, fed him once, and nailed him to the wall. Three years ago. C:
    I dunno why I decided to draw Nail Bunny instead of one of the doughboys, but I did and I like the way it came out.
  21. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Solar panels in the Sahara Desert to power Europe in 5 years   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2010/06/solar-panels-in.php
    They could get some huge energy production.
  22. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Bionic Feet helps Cat walk again   
    http://kotaku.com/5572324/bionic-cat-walks-on-metal-feet
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Khellendross in Gasland   
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    Documentary on Hydraulic Fracturing method of getting oil and natural gas.
  24. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by CabbitGirl in i made some stuff!   
    figured i'd share :3




  25. Khellendross liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in In defense of religion...   
    I was a practicing Lutheran for the first 20 years of my life. I was raised as a kid to attend church every week, sunday school, a week or two of christian summer school a year, catechism classes, etc. I believe in god. I don't attend church anymore. I do not need to attend a church to fulfill any religious obligations or to further my knowledge on christianity. Many church sermons started becoming very similar to me over the years, preaching only the good parts of the bible to promote a better way of living. And that was fine but theres a large majority of churches that do a different way of preaching.
    Churches are exempt from taxes as they are religious organizations, however, if a church preaches any political views they no longer have a tax exemption. Many huge churches do not have tax exemptions and they preach their political views into their sermons. These churches like to preach some of the darker parts of the bible to reinforce their own political views through fear and with religious guidance as to how they can change their community or nation through their religious actions and votes. This is not fine. These churches acquire huge fan bases of people that want to take their religion and force their views onto others through political votes, political sponsorships of candidates, etc.
    The United States is supposed to have 'separation of church and state'. But this is not the case. Far too many political figures state their own personal religious beliefs to justify their positions on subjects or when casting different votes. To me that is outrageous and the epitome of someone forcing their religion down my throat. It also sets a horrible precedent. What if someday christianity is no longer the majority religion in the United States? What if islam becomes a majority and their religious views are implemented into our government? What if the president doesn't say "God be with us all" and instead references Allah? Wouldn't the now minority of christians in america get pissed off? Before any of this happens, the US should follow its own constitution and separate religion from government. But until that happens, christianity is getting a bad rap because its seen as the religious domination of our government. And if a religion is dominating a government, then that is a form of oppression.