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  1. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Builders Construct $10,000, Fully Functional R2-D2   
    http://www.wired.com/video/builders-construct-10000-fully-functional-r2d2/24892334001
    Click the link to see the video of the R2-D2. The title is mis-leading tho. "Fully Functional" my ass. It just looks, sounds and move like R2. I was hoping someone was actually making a real R2 droid, but still, it looks cool.
  2. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Duke Nukem developer goes bust   
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8037688.stm
  3. Pchan liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in G.I. JOE Trailer 2   
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  4. Pchan liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in G.I. JOE Trailer 2   
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  5. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Kite in Star Trek Clip   
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/startrek_clip_platform_large.html
    found this and wanted to share
  6. Pchan liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Transformers: RotF Trailer 3   
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    Click the HQ option for premium viewing.
  7. Pchan liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Transformers: RotF Trailer 3   
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    Click the HQ option for premium viewing.
  8. Ladywriter liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Looking for an anime 18 and up only   
    Do not post links to erotic material. Surely you have more common sense than that. Read the rules before posting.
    You have violated:
    http://forums.ancientclan.com/faq.php?faq=age_appropriate#faq_rated
    Read the whole thing:
    http://forums.ancientclan.com/faq.php
  9. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Funimation Nabs 'Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood'   
    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14672.html
    I wonder if their streaming will be in decent enough quality or if I should still grab a fansub...
  10. Ladywriter liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Tons of released drugs taint US water   
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090419/ap_on_re_us/pharmawater_factories
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Full Metal Panic Coming to the Big Screen   
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=54300
  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Resident Evil 5   
    I just finished it last night.
    Pros:
    -Its the most fun to play out of the entire series.
    -cut down on the annoying interactive cutscenes.
    -More generous with ammo and healing items than the entire series.
    -Co-op (even in mercenaries)
    -Nice array of weaponry all but 2 can be found without having to be purchased.
    -Use of classic monsters and weapons.
    -No more type writers.
    -The boss fights are amazing
    Cons:
    -AI partner is bearable. Its better than most AI at fighting, healing you, and what not. But it has no common sense and you have to give it commands during crucial situations. This was meant to be a 2 player game.
    -There is a severe lack of puzzles
    -Its not really scary, I guess the lack of low ammo situations and limited save points take all the stress out of the game which caused most of the fear.
    -The ending kinda sucked.
    -The weapon upgrading is a lot more watered down from the previous installment.
    -The treasures are watered down, just find and sell, no piecing together anything.
    Overall, This game is bad ass. Its a lot of fun to play if you have someone else to play it with. Its the best game in the series as far as gameplay, 4 Still has the best story.
  13. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Star Wars live action series begins casting   
    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14497.html
    Well at least with a full season of episodes made prior to airing, we won't get any bullshit mid-season finales and having to wait 6+ months for new episodes like alot of series have been doing lately.
  14. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in 'Fantastic Four' Reboot   
    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14487.html
    I didn't really see a problem with the first two Fantastic Four movies.
  15. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Saiel in Can we (please) just declare Nintendo the winner of this generation's console war?   
    I'm "offended" because you seem to have an undeserved opinion of the DS and my idea. I don't think you've actually played the DS. Your claim that two screens is "goofy" indicates such. It really seems like you saw the DS, developed an opinion of it, and then decided to argue it to the death without actually giving it a chance.
    And I asked for your personal preference because you were so clearly sure my idea was terrible, you must have a better one yourself--yet you had initially suggested what sounded like a total flop product to begin with. Then, after clarification, you suggested a product that essentially can't exist. You see the issue here? You poorly criticize my idea, and offer no better solution. Why should I take criticism from someone who can't come up with anything better than "that's goofy"?
    Obviously touch screens aren't new. But they're only now being successfully utilized in a wide array of technologies.
    "Two screens walk into a bar. One wants to be felt up. And the other wants to be on top. Meh... Almost as bad of a joke as the DS. Yes I do like pause menus. They give me a breather when I'm in fast paced action. Two screens isn't just way too much; its just goofy."
    Let me guess--you only play Madden games.
    "Congrats on wanting whats basically a touch screen universal remote control."
    Congrats on, once again, not knowing what you're talking about. Although a DS system that can also make coffee and set some mood lighting might have its place.
    "Do I dare say your view on the touch screen is only your opinion because you hate Motion Controls."
    This makes about as much sense as the rest of your responses. I don't like the motion controls on the Wii, I've admitted as much: but because they're sloppily implemented and typically make a game more difficult to play, not more fun. The touch screen shines in comparison because it usually improves gameplay; it does not deter from it. Other than that, I dare say you were reaching for a severely dim connection and did not find it here.
    "What I found dumb was a game that needed somehow 3 screens in order to play."
    And what I found dumb was your belief that a third screen image would magically appear. I haven't considered all the specs for this "goofy dream" of mine, but thanks for ensuring I won't look to you for suggestions.
    "Yes please do get back on topic to the thread I made & not some goofy dream of the DS."
    So, let me get this straight. Your complaints about my suggestion are 1) it will somehow require three screens (which it obviously would not) 2) it uses the DS, which is obviously a terrible system (yes, that's universally accepted) and 3) it's goofy
    Well, I'm obviously beat.
    ...And because I'm 99% sure you won't realize it, that last line is dripping sarcasm.
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Battlestar Galactica to the Big Screen?   
    http://movies.ign.com/articles/953/953459p1.html
  17. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Transformers 2 Full Teaser   
    http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809943432/video/12063123
  18. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in H.R. 645: National Emergency Centers Establishment Act   
    legalizing fema camps
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-645
    write yer reps tell them no
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Newfound Comet to Grace the Night Sky   
    http://www.space.com/spacewatch/090206-ns-comet-lulin.html
  20. Ladywriter liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in What's your take on this?   
    If you are worried about smelling

    Axe is man's best friend. These silver cans are more subtle than the original scents, but Bergamont is really the only fragrance worth a damn out of the 3.
    Touch, Vice, and Dark Temptation are good original fragrances too. I've gotten complements from using them several times.



  21. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen SUPERBOWL Spot   
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    NICE. Full teaser will debut with Friday the 13th.
  22. Pchan liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in G.I. JOE Superbowl Spot!   
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    EDIT: Thank god they finally added the high quality feature for embedded clips. click the up arrow in the bottom right and select HQ.

    Higher Qualities:
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=52443
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in UFO Flys over Inauguration!   
    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/20/obama.inauguration/index.html#cnnSTCVideo
    WTF is that at 10-11 seconds?
    Its on youtube as well, but to see from the source video is crazy.
  24. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by HKofsesshoumaru in Don't eat the peanut butter!!!!! FDA WARNING!!!!   
    Don't eat peanut butter, FDA official warns
    Nationwide salmonella outbreak has killed 6, sickened hundreds
    msnbc.com news services
    updated 10 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.
    "We urge consumers to postpone eating any products that may contain peanut butter until additional information becomes available," said Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center.
    But most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, Sundlof said.
    Story continues below ↓
    "As of now, there is no indication that the major national name-brand jars of peanut butter sold in retails stores are linked to the recall," Sundlof told reporters in a conference call.
    Officials are focusing on peanut paste, as well as peanut butter, produced at a Blakely, Ga., facility owned by Peanut Corp. of America. Its peanut butter is not sold directly to consumers but distributed to institutions and food companies. But the peanut paste, made from roasted peanuts, is an ingredient in cookies, cakes and other products that people buy in the supermarket.
    “This is an excellent illustration of an ingredient-driven outbreak,” said Dr. Robert Tauxe, who oversees foodborne illness investigations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    So far, more than 470 people have gotten sick in 43 states, and at least 90 had to be hospitalized. At least six deaths are being blamed on the outbreak. Salmonella is a bacteria and the most common source of food poisoning in the U.S., causing diarrhea, cramping and fever.
    Officials said new illnesses are still being reported in the outbreak investigation.
    The Kellogg Co., which listed Peanut Corp. as one of its suppliers, has recalled 16 products. They include Austin and Keebler branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and some snack-size packs of Famous Amos Peanut Butter Cookies and Keebler Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies. Health officials said consumers who have bought any of those products should throw them away.

    Elliott Minor / AP


    The Peanut Corp. of America plant is seen on Thursday in Blakely, Ga. The company voluntarily recalled peanut butter produced at the plant, pending the outcome of an investigation of a salmonella outbreak.
    Peanut Corp. has recalled all peanut butter produced at the Georgia plant since Aug. 8 and all peanut paste produced since Sept. 26. The plant passed its last state inspection this summer, but recent tests have found salmonella.
    Health officials are focusing on 30 companies out of a total of 85 that received peanut products from the Georgia plant. Sundlof said Peanut Corp. is a relatively small supplier on the national scene.
    The Midwest supermaket chain Hy-Vee Inc. of West Des Moines, Iowa, said Saturday it was voluntarily recalling products made in its bakery departments with peanut butter because they had the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The recall covered seven states: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota.
    The outbreak has triggered a congressional inquiry and renewed calls for reform of food safety laws. For example, the FDA lacks authority to order a recall, and instead must ask companies to voluntarily withdraw products.
    “Given the numerous food-borne illness outbreaks over the past several years, it is becoming painfully clear that the current regulatory structure is antiquated and ill-equipped to handle these extensive investigations,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who chairs a panel that oversees the FDA budget.
    Seattle-area lawyer William Marler, who specializes in food safety cases, said the government shouldn’t wait for the results of more tests to request recalls.
    “At least 30 companies purchased peanut butter or paste from a facility with a documented link to a nationwide salmonella outbreak,” said Marler. “The FDA has the authority actually, the mandate to request recalls if the public health is threatened. Instead, the FDA has asked the companies to test their products and consider voluntary recalls. It is just not enough.”
    Click for related content
    Test: Some peanut butter at Ga. plant tainted
    Kellogg pulls crackers over salmonella worries
    Salmonella outbreak: 1 in 5 victims in hospital
    WHO: More research on foodborne ills needed
    Health officials in Minnesota and Virginia have linked two deaths each to the outbreak and Idaho has reported one. Four of those five were elderly people, and all had salmonella when they died, although their exact causes of death have not been determined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the salmonella may have contributed.
    An elderly North Carolina man died in November from the same strain of salmonella that’s causing the outbreak, officials in that state said Friday.
    The CDC said the bacteria behind the outbreak — typhimurium — is common and not an unusually dangerous strain but that the elderly or those with weakened immune systems are more at risk.
    Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    :huh:Guess I'll skip those Nutter Butters cookies...
  25. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by HKofsesshoumaru in Drug recall for several over the counter products. Please read!   
    I got an email about this today so I did a little research. Here is what I found. I figured I would post this anyway just in case some of you did not know about this.
    You may have heard this, or noticed that these products have been removed from the shelves.
    Discard these Medications
    subject: Phenylpropanolamine
    Stop taking anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine. The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine Effervescent
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
    Alka Seltzer Plus Nighttime cold Medicine Effervescent
    BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
    BC Sinus Cold Powder
    Comtrex Deep Chest Cold & Congestion Relief
    Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief Day & Night
    Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
    Contac 12 Hour Caplets
    Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
    Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
    Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
    Dimetapp DM cold & Cough Elixir
    Dimetapp Elixir
    Dimetapp 4 Hour Liqui Gels
    Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
    Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
    Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
    Permathene Mega-16
    Robitussin CF
    Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
    Triaminic DM Cough Relief
    Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head Congestion
    Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
    Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough
    Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant Plus
    Dietary Supplements
    Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
    Dexatrim Caffeine Free
    Dexatrim Extended Duration
    Dexatrim Gelcaps
    Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
    Please discard any of these medications as soon as possible
    Update: Most if not all of the products listed above which formerly contained phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride have been reformulated to eliminate the ingredient. Consumer questions about phenylpropanolamine and its potential health hazards may be directed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
    Some manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines containing phenylpropanolamine have offered refunds to consumers who purchased the products before they were voluntarily recalled in late 2000. To inquire about the availability of such refunds, dial the 800-number for consumer questions listed on the product packaging.
    Comments by Carla Homan: This email has it mostly right. In November 2000, the FDA issued a public health advisory about phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride (PPA), the drug mentioned in the email. This drug is found in many over the counter (OTC) medicines, specifically in cold and flu remedies, as well as appetite suppressants. The drug will likely be banned, but because this process takes time, the FDA issued the health advisory in the meantime and manufacturers are voluntarily recalling and/or reformulating medicines containing PPA.
    The main problem with this drug is that it elevates your risk of having a hemorrhagic stroke, especially with (but not limited to) first time use among women. Because the uses of PPA are not serious enough to warrant taking even that small chance, the FDA recommends that you stop taking any medications containing the drug.
    Rather than looking at a limited list such as the one contained in the above email, you'd be better off checking the package of any cold, flu or appetite suppressant medication for the drug, which will appear in the list of active ingredients and may be listed as phenylpropanolamine, phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, or phenylpropanolamine bitartrate. Many manufacturers offer several formulations of their cold and flu remedies, some of which do not contain PPA. Pseudoephedrine is an effective alternative to PPA for use in cold and flue preparations, but unfortunately, there is no approved alternative OTC drug for use in appetite suppressants. Therefore, if you are using any OTC medications to suppress your appetite for weight loss or other reasons, you should stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor about getting a prescription drug instead. Additionally, some prescription decongestants and cold and flu preparations contain PPA, so if you are using any prescription medicines for these purposes, talk to the prescribing doctor to see if you should continue using the medicine.
    One word of caution: Though the email states your risk is for "increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication," don't think you are safe if you've used the drug for longer than three days. The three-day window was merely one of the guidelines used in the study that prompted the health advisory; for the study, they defined PPA exposure as having used PPA within three days prior to the stroke. Risk of stroke may be present after three days of use. For detailed information, see the final report of the Hemorrhagic Stroke Project, Web-published by the FDA.
    As always, your best resources for reliable information on medicines and medical conditions are your own physician and pharmacist.