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    Courtenay, BC.

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    The 6'5 sask from canada
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    Computers, CNC, Fps games, 3D Graphics, Programming, Flash animation and game design.
  1. Sasquatch

    He's Getting Ancient! Killa Is 24!

    Happy birthday, Killa. Go drink some beer for me. Enjoy your cake. As my grandfather says, "Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday, Dear killakanz, Happy birthday to you. Now go get plastered, You bastard, Happy birthday to you!" :lol: Gotta love ex-airforce :)
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    All Is Lost

    And what, May I ask, will you do if the other inhabitants have made the mistake of not bringing along any female members, and you're trapped on an island with nothing but men? (A situation rattus would be happy in, I'm sure.)
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    All Is Lost

    Like I said, the older the store, the better. That means the local chapters probably isn't the best place to go. It also means it'll be a pain in the ass to find them :lol:
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    All Is Lost

    If you've ever worked with an organization/company that does work with shovels and axes a lot, you'll learn that they usually need to be reworked or replaced often if there's few of them, and they're always in use. Example: My grandfather's snow shovel used only during winter, but for every winter, by one man, is now a ragged, decrepit, unrecognizable and jagged item resembling a really, really stubby dustpan, or a piece of awfully made angle iron. Used by one man for a few days a year, for about five years. The same goes for chisels, they go dull fast. You'll also want nails, as they simplify construction, and metal ones are usually easier to build with than the wood spike method. another, more advanced use would be the construction of chains and even contacts for electrical equipment. and let's not forget sandcasting iron. On a tropical island, if you had access to iron, that would be an amazingly useful thing.
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    All Is Lost

    To obtain iron oxide, I'd think it would be easy- After all, with a tyrannical global dictator, there's going to be global devastation, which means vast, previously-marvelous metal hulks of civilization to rust away. if you did a shore run in a boat, scraped a few things, you'd have it soon. Alternatively, paint shops (A few abandoned ones must be around) use both ingredients of thermite (as well as other oxidizing and flammable substances) as pigments. Although to be honest, I'd probably go with really, really basic gunpowders or alcohol-based incendiaries for weapons. Maybe Greek-fire esque things. Also, I suppose nitroglycerin and subsequently nitrocellulose/guncotton could be rigged up eventually with the knowledge contained within the chemistry books. Couple nitroglycerin with reasonably thick glass spheres (So as to create a big enough shock on impact without shattering and spilling out uselessly) and you've got really simple grenades for streetfighting (With the drawback of being useless in anything soft). In theory. Or you could be WAY simpler and ferment some things, harvest the alcohol, and make some Molotovs. Love the K.I.S.S. Principle. As for market systems, a rationing system would be best for your scenario. Munitions and tools would be community supplies, divvied up and accounted for during and after times of need. As for book titles, I can't really name any. Go to your oldest and mustiest used book store, and search for the old ones. The older the better, usually, since the stuff in it will both be more detailed (They don't publish them like they used to) and (Usually) easier to make (Back when everything didn't run on AA's), as well as having the added bonus of probably being more utilitarian and useful. (Knowing the details of a simple waterwheel would be far more useful than a game console or iPod.) Any book you're taking for basic machinery and civil utilities should predate the 9-volt battery cell. As for smithing/working of most kinds, there are books out there that give you the basic idea of the trades, but nothing is a substitute for experience. At first, you'll be making things like crude nails or axes, as well as smaller glass containers resembling misshapen bubbles.
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    All Is Lost

    5 of the good "How things work" type books, (As some go into great detail, especially older ones) 2 military survival manuals, 2 Books on various forms of chemistry (Knowing even basic chemistry can lead the way to making basic rocket fuels) A math textbook. One of those vast library-type, 4000-page dictionaries, A good biology textbook. 3 books on basic medicines that one can find in nature. (Since advanced chemical facilities won't exist.) A book on basic munitions (If I can even find one) A book detailing Glass working. A book on basic blacksmithing. A book on smelting. A book on boat building. My five items would be: A flute. Compound bow. (As I can probably make some arrows on the island, and it's almost completely silent. Quiver with arrows (Assume 15-20) ToolLogic Firesteel Knife (Those things are cool, and they last for around 15,000 strikes, which is, by my knowledge, far longer than a standard flint. also, knife.) And a very sharp hatchet. Preferably with a pick similar to a fireman's axe. (Try cutting down a tree with a knife.)
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    Pretentious Band Generator

    Severny Island- have no sorrow to die. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marisa_hugonnett/2540515124/ Heh. It kinda fits together. Another I got: Breakwater- Last natural hands inside http://www.flickr.com/photos/msummerchick/2540815211/
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    What Books Are You Reading?

    I've just finished "Lucifer's Hammer", which was pure awesome, and am now reading the somewhat less awesome, yet still interesting "The Amazing Life and Times of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation"
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    Viper Blueprints

    I think he was referring to posting the actual engineering schematics. I'm not sure if that's illegal or not for motor vehicles. seeing as how they can be reverse-engineered by a exceedingly-competent mechanic.
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    Funny Pics Thread 33 1/3

    I saw this and had to do a double-take. (The article was about a certain avian species)
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    What Do You Drive?

    It seems to be a miniaturized mini-van. I kind of like it though. :lol: I'm getting my second-tier Motorbike license this month. One step closer to transport.
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    An Opportunity To Possibly Stop Uwe Boll...

    141,000~ now. rising pretty fast.
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    The Geek Quiz

    "You are 86% Geek!" Yay. I'm currently the alphageek.
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    Bastep Studios!

    The last website I was on was dark, and so's this room, so this blinded me. luckily, I'm still able to type since I've memorized the locations of the keys, and tabbed to the post button.
  15. Not really sure I like microtransactions, granted, it'd be no different than buying the game or a sub fee. I wonder what items they'll sell.