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by GoSlash27
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A Dog Poop compass?
Replies: 27
Views: 2245

Re: A Dog Poop compass?

Very interesting. I and my baby sister have had an ability to orient ourselves for as far back as I can remember, even when we were in a strange location. Our mom would regularly consult us when she'd get us lost. My older brother did not seem to have this ability, but we chalked it up to him just n...
by GoSlash27
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A Dog Poop compass?
Replies: 27
Views: 2245

Re: A Dog Poop compass?

I'm more interested to see if there's more work being done to attempt to induce (reintroduce?) magnetoception in humans without implanting magnets. I know magnetosensitive proteins have been found in humans, and there was a hypothesis that human are either developing magnetoception or lost it in th...
by GoSlash27
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Appalachian Trail From Tennessee to Maine To Make It Out
Replies: 58
Views: 4715

Re: Appalachian Trail From Tennessee to Maine To Make It Out

I may be in the minority, but I think this is a fine idea. The trail itself may be hard going, but I can't think of a better way to bug out while avoiding population centers.
by GoSlash27
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver as investment... sell now?
Replies: 131
Views: 10194

Re: Silver as investment... sell now?

I should also clarify that your use of the phrase "lost value" is inaccurate. Commodities do not "lose value" except when a) the market is flooded or b) they lose their utility. What they "lost" was their trading price, which had been artificially raised due to speculation. One is intrinsic, the oth...
by GoSlash27
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver as investment... sell now?
Replies: 131
Views: 10194

Re: Silver as investment... sell now?

As for the original question, this thread is a necro and I don't suspect anyone cares, but... PMs will never again return to the prices they were drawing back in '06. There are a lot more dollars now, but the same amount of PMs. So now is a good time to buy. Are you claiming that PMs simply lost va...
by GoSlash27
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver as investment... sell now?
Replies: 131
Views: 10194

Re: Silver as investment... sell now?

The proper term isn't "artificial value" or "representative" value, but rather "intrinsic value". And the problem with the "collective perception" argument is that it argues that all intrinsic value is actually extrinsic , which is completely misguided. The intrinsic value of a commodity is not def...
by GoSlash27
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver as investment... sell now?
Replies: 131
Views: 10194

Re: Silver as investment... sell now?

As a survival prep topic, we look at this question from the "utility" angle. Specifically, "Will precious metals serve as money in situations where greenbacks won't, and how important is it to have money as compared to other survival items"? In this thread, we're looking at PMs as an investment vehi...
by GoSlash27
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Silver as investment... sell now?
Replies: 131
Views: 10194

Re: Silver as investment... sell now?

The proper term isn't "artificial value" or "representative" value, but rather "intrinsic value". And the problem with the "collective perception" argument is that it argues that all intrinsic value is actually extrinsic , which is completely misguided. The intrinsic value of a commodity is not defi...
by GoSlash27
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Digital money for currency/bank protection
Replies: 201
Views: 18366

Re: Digital money for currency/bank protection

The only reason validating transactions currently spits out bitcoins is to give people an incentive for spending their power and time to mine bitcoins. Not true. The reason validating transactions currently spits out bitcoins is to increase the money supply in a controlled fashion. The reason they ...
by GoSlash27
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Digital money for currency/bank protection
Replies: 201
Views: 18366

Re: Digital money for currency/bank protection

For the life of me, I just can't wrap my head around this. I understand "virtual currency", but for the life of me I don't get why it has to be based on a "virtual commodity". Does it really take $950 worth of labor to "mine" a Bitcoin? Why didn't they just base it on a tangible commodity or an ind...
by GoSlash27
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Digital money for currency/bank protection
Replies: 201
Views: 18366

Re: Digital money for currency/bank protection

For the life of me, I just can't wrap my head around this. I understand "virtual currency", but for the life of me I don't get why it has to be based on a "virtual commodity". Does it really take $950 worth of labor to "mine" a Bitcoin? Why didn't they just base it on a tangible commodity or an ind...
by GoSlash27
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: British Zombie Goodness!
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: British Zombie Goodness!

Just saw this one tonight. Loads of fun!
by GoSlash27
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Digital money for currency/bank protection
Replies: 201
Views: 18366

Re: Digital money for currency/bank protection

And just like that, the lightbulb just went on. I get it, and I can explain it to anyone who doesn't (I think).
by GoSlash27
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Digital money for currency/bank protection
Replies: 201
Views: 18366

Re: Digital money for currency/bank protection

For the life of me, I just can't wrap my head around this. I understand "virtual currency", but for the life of me I don't get why it has to be based on a "virtual commodity". Does it really take $950 worth of labor to "mine" a Bitcoin? Why didn't they just base it on a tangible commodity or an inde...
by GoSlash27
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

my nitpicks... Wouldn't those rounds that were fired at Daryl's "shield" have gone through and hit him? As well as the rounds fired at Rick when he was behind the bus or whatever it was? Bob's AR had both a locked back bolt AND no rear or even front sights... But in all seriousness...damn that was ...
by GoSlash27
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

dogbane wrote:A dingo ate my baby!
^ This, in so many ways! Is Little ass- kicker alive or dead?
by GoSlash27
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Paladin1 wrote: Michonne=Blue wire for her sword, making it a +2 Vorpal blade
:lol: You win one internets
by GoSlash27
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

And another thing.... Was I the only one who cringed when Rick and Carol first pulled up in the subdivision and parked nose in behind another car? Way to set yourself up for a slow retreat or getting boxed in! While on a rant about vehicles, if they need to drive a long way to get supplies. Why not...
by GoSlash27
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

ZomCon Sargeant wrote:Wouldn't there be gasmasks from the riot gear at the Prison? Some prisons use them when they tear gas the prisoners when they get out of control.
IIRC, they had gas masks. The guards were wearing them when they turned, so now they're gone/ useless.
by GoSlash27
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Just watched this weeks show off the DVR. Maybe the novelty of the show is wearing off on me or something but i am not enjoying this season as much as the previous ones. And Please, please...... don't ever have that douche bag Marlyn Manson on talking dead again. What a F'ing attention ho. Quoted f...
by GoSlash27
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I have referred to the Birds several times now as a possible way the Zombie virus spread so quickly across the globe. In this last episode I believe there was yet another hint of this when Hershel mentioned that "Pigs and Birds are usually how these things spread". Rick got a lot of that Piglet's b...
by GoSlash27
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I think the unlocked doors has to do with showing how complacent the people were. How they had gotten relaxed. Plus how many people would want to be locked into a prison cell?
*Raises hand* Under those circumstances? Hellz yeah! Lock me in. Solitary if you've got it.
by GoSlash27
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598060

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I don't think the walker- feeder and the body- burner are the same people. One action is coldly practical while the other is sabotage. I can think of a bunch of people who might kill the quarantined sickies and burn them, but I can't think of anyone who would deliberately try to use the walkers to b...
by GoSlash27
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Biggest Mistakes in Zombie Movies
Replies: 93
Views: 15960

Re: Biggest Mistakes in Zombie Movies

28 weeks later:
In the event of a zombie outbreak, round up the entire population and lock them into close quarters together in the dark.

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