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Title: End of the world...
Post by: arnoldemu on 13:34, 21 December 12
According to the BBC,11:11 UK time was the end of the world.
I'm still here, so for everyone else who is:

Happy New B'ak'tun!


Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 13:53, 21 December 12
... as we know it, and i feel fiiiiiine!  :P
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 13:53, 21 December 12
Yeah, it sort of took the whole fun out of it. Where's the earth destroying asteroids they promised us? The apocalypse isn't as exciting as I expected.

Bryce.

Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: beaker on 14:07, 21 December 12
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That is all...
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Optimus on 14:57, 21 December 12

It's still due . (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0#ws).

(http://i.imgur.com/yqpYx.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/yqpYx.jpg)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Devilmarkus on 16:06, 21 December 12
Perhaps someone is motivated to translate it to English:
(http://cpc-live.com/weltuntergang.gif)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: arnoldemu on 16:12, 21 December 12
They had better hurry up and translate it, because at midnight (German local time) the world will be ended.

Fireworks and a football match! Nice.

I missed two songs, or "Hymns of the end of the World", "goodbye my small ?? ".

Apocalypse Brunch... nice touch  :laugh:

Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Devilmarkus on 17:03, 21 December 12
Doomsday 21:12:12
Preliminary schedule:

05:00 wake of the global population by bells and sirens
06:00 Arrival of the Mayas
07:00 arrival of extraterrestrials
08:00 Arrival of the Presidents of the G8 countries
09:00 Arrival of all saints, martyrs, etc.
10:00 Hymn to the end of the world: "Highway to Hell" and "Good-bye, my little guardsman"
10:30 Greeting by the pope
11:45 Apokalypse Brunch
13:00 UN General Assembly at the end of the world
15:00 minute of silence
15:05 beginning of the public ceremony
17:00 Buffet opening
18:00 Departure of the Maya
19:00 Fireworks and football match Brazil vs World selection
21:00 Departure of all Archangels and Angels
22:00 End of the ceremony - After Hour (Open Bar) FREE BEER
23:30 allocation of free 3D glasses
24:00 WORLD DOWNFALL (Incl. "The Final Countdown")
- After doomsday aftershow party -
It is asked for punctual attendance!
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: MacDeath on 21:08, 21 December 12
Quote
I survived 2012
No so fast... the year is not finished yet.


Europe - The Final Countdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw#)


Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction (With Lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8g-lugXGBQ#)

Exodus - And Then There Were None (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRskgv8EZs8#)


But...
Annihilator - Phoenix Rising.(Live Acoustic) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqmnUmpJPo4#ws)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 21:28, 21 December 12
Hold the phone a second there, if you're going the MegaDave route, shouldn't Dawn Patrol be more fitting? ;)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: MacDeath on 21:36, 21 December 12
Annihilator - Bliss [HD/1080i] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-9nzfoLYm0#ws)


Annihilator - Never, Neverland Lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qpYu9LMXi8#)


Annihilator - Mending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XynmVsUCVE0#)


Annihilator - Medley (Japan 1995) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_87Vvcq0Sbo#)




Those canucks can be good too.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: robcfg on 18:17, 22 December 12
Hey guys, you didn't have to worry.
 
Why do you think I'm in Mexico?  ;D  Just making sure our beloved CPCWiki doesn't go away, hehe...  :P
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Gryzor on 19:38, 22 December 12
Damn. So I spent all that money to send the wiki db+data on a satellite for nothing? I HAVE NO HOUSE NOW, DAMN GEEKS OF THE MULTIVERSE!
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 19:41, 22 December 12
Don't worry, I built the satellite out of old C64s, it will fall back to earth in a few days :) But it may be completely brown when it returns.

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Gryzor on 19:42, 22 December 12
So you're telling me that I gave all my money to put the HDD on a satellite with no life expectancy at all. Thanks
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 19:48, 22 December 12
After buying all the solid fuel for the boosters, you're lucky it didn't end up being controlled by a Spectrum. Spectrum satellites smash into the nearest rainbow, know as "catastrophic colour clash" in the satellite launching business.

Bryce. 
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Gryzor on 19:51, 22 December 12
The really bad news is, I took out a really huge loan to fund the endeavour. I figured, what the heck, never going to buy that Chase HQ II cart now the world is ending, better take a 1000-year loan for something more realistic...
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 20:05, 22 December 12
Ah, spoken like a true Greek :D
(Sorry, couldn't resist that one :) )

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Gryzor on 20:12, 22 December 12
Touché.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 22:18, 22 December 12
I'm dead anyway.  :D


04x05 Treehouse of Horror III (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jspw0597t7Y#)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Devilmarkus on 22:20, 22 December 12
I'm dead anyway.  :D

At least one of us had luck  :laugh:
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 22:25, 22 December 12
At least one of us had luck  :laugh:


Yep I'd advise to stay on the upward rise of the planet, people are still dropping off down here  :D 
Unless you've managed to chain yourself to something secure.  ;D
Title: Re: It was meant to be an update of the world, not the end of it!
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 12:50, 23 December 12
Turns out the Mayan calendar was actually counting down the roll-out project for a new, upgraded Earth;

Quote
FROM: The I.T. Department
SUBJECT: The Earth v2.0 Roll-Out Project final checks.

Dear all,

Thanks muchly for all of your hard work over the past 10 millenia, but we are gradually moving the Earth v2.0 project to its conclusion.

Bar a couple of .dll issues with our new Windows8 machines, we believe we can go ahead and update the world to v2.0 on Friday 21st December 2012 as originally planned by our Mayan benefactors.

So, here's to a Brave New World, people. See you all on the other side.

Regards,
The IT Department, GODs of technology!

And then they had to send another one after the event didn't quite go to plan!

Quote
FROM: The I.T. Department
SUBJECT: Re: The Earth v2.0 Roll-Out Project final checks.

Sorry guys, one of the Windows 8 machine crashed this morning, taking the whole project with it! Backups included, I'm afraid. We will have to postpone the Earth v2.0 update to some point in the future once we've had time to recover as much data as we can from the fried HDs.

Blame Microsoft for this, not us! ;-)

Regards,
The IT Department, GODs of technology!

Oh well, maybe next time, huh?
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 13:08, 23 December 12
Only familiar with the Unix/Linux 2032 Bug.  8)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 12:33, 27 March 13
Re: Nostradamus - wasn't the 9 Circles referring to the alignment of the Planets? We came close in 2000, but that was only 6 planets, guess we'll just have to find out what happens when 9 are aligned (if we're still around  :D ), who knows it might just be the cycle will start all over again without consequence.  :D
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 12:52, 27 March 13
Plutos demotion kind of put an end to that prophecy anyway didn't it?

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: steve on 16:16, 27 March 13
I don't know how many planets Nostradamus knew of, but it was not nine, and it still isn't nine.
Isn't there something about the nine circles of hell?
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 16:26, 27 March 13
I don't know how many planets Nostradamus knew of, but it was not nine, and it still isn't nine.
Isn't there something about the nine circles of hell?

Yeah, the nine round-abouts on my way to work :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: MaV on 16:40, 27 March 13
Yeah, the nine round-abouts on my way to work :D
And you have to go that route every day. That sure sounds like hell. ;)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 17:22, 27 March 13
I change my route frequently, just to confuse those black helicopters and satellites above ;)

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: beaker on 22:06, 27 March 13
Bloody sneaky those Black Helicopters hey? I mean a couple of years ago I was driving down the new bit of carriageway between Abbeyfeale and Castleisland, nothing else on the road, minding my own business, cruising along at 140mph and suddenly out of nowhere a black helicopter dropped down low beyond the bridge I was about to go under, facing me. Bloody brilliant though, I felt like I was in something like Ridge Racer :D:D:D

Do you also wear a tin foil hat to stop them reading your mind? An old dorm mate convinced me they really do work and while I am not totally convinced I certainly see less black helicopters these days :)
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 08:22, 28 March 13
Plutos demotion kind of put an end to that prophecy anyway didn't it?

Bryce.


It would be nice to know the age of the planet which is now part of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and when it was destroyed.  :D  Probably long before Nostradamus.


Pluto has since been replaced with other planets.  :D
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 10:23, 28 March 13
@Beaker: Tinfoil was yesterday. Today's paranoid have a transmitter in their hat transmitting false thoughts :D

@AMSDOS: I thought the asteroid belt were fragments of the primordial solar nebula that never achieved accretion due to the size of the neighbouring planets? But I could be wrong. I never really paid attention in Astro :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 10:47, 28 March 13
@AMSDOS: I thought the asteroid belt were fragments of the primordial solar nebula that never achieved accretion due to the size of the neighbouring planets? But I could be wrong. I never really paid attention in Astro :)


Who knows.  :D
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: MaV on 12:39, 28 March 13
@Beaker: Tinfoil was yesterday. Today's paranoid have a transmitter in their hat transmitting false thoughts :D
Transmission of false thoughts is not safe enough, as "they" could determine the true thoughts by collecting all the false thoughts and see what's left.

You need proper randomisation, like a radioactive source where the particles measured during radioactive decay determine which one of the true and false thoughts shall be transmitted.

Implementing the enhancements for my tinfoil hat now! The only question left iswhere to find a radioactive source. :D
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Bryce on 14:02, 28 March 13
In a cheap smoke alarm :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: MaV on 16:06, 28 March 13
In a cheap smoke alarm :)
Perfect! I think I'm safe ... for today. :D
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Gryzor on 18:45, 28 March 13
...or, wrist watches sold by Carrefour (true story; they recalled a batch a couple of years ago).
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 23:47, 28 March 13
...or, wrist watches sold by Carrefour (true story; they recalled a batch a couple of years ago).


Did it have asbestos in them or something?
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: Gryzor on 13:22, 29 March 13
Whatever they use for nighttime lit-up dials :D
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 23:49, 29 March 13
Whatever they use for nighttime lit-up dials :D


This is bizarre because I was watching QI last night and Stephen Fry was talking about the discovery of Radium which is highly radioactive and how in the early days it was used in a great many things. Which includes watches for lighting up the hands. I wonder if that's what they use for the Analog watch faces these days?
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: MaV on 22:04, 30 March 13
In the 70s when I grew up, I was told that the watches' hands contained phospor.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: AMSDOS on 00:04, 31 March 13
In the 70s when I grew up, I was told that the watches' hands contained phospor.


That's probably what it is. I think the discovery of Radium was far earlier than that and by the time the 70s came around they would have most certainly know about the dangerous of it. QI were stating that back during the discovery of it, radium was used in many things and people were dying of all sorts of horrible diseases.
Title: Re: End of the world...
Post by: TFM on 00:48, 31 March 13
... talking about the discovery of Radium which is highly radioactive ....
In contrast, its radiactivity is very weak. Therefore you can still find it in nature after billions of years after its creation in a sun. 226-Ra has a half life of 1602 years. Other elements have half lives of only parts of secons.
That shit coming from Tschernobyl had half lives between weeks and few years. That was highly radioactive  :) ;)