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The [Interesting Facts] are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE

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  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular
    I played a lot of Geoguessr in quarantine. It was a way to feel like I wasn't in my house, and you only get one free one per day so it was something to look forward to. It's a way different game when you're prepared to spend forty-five minutes triangulating Russian mileage signs to try and figure out exactly what hundred-yard stretch of desolate Siberian highway it dropped you on this time.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    The new Microsoft Flight Simulator should include getting to the airport as a mode

    They've already got the map details

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  • Lord PalingtonLord Palington he.him.his History-loving pal!Registered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    From the skyscrapers of Kroy Wen to the beaches of Ainrofilac

    This is the exact sort of thing I would fall for then be mad at myself about if this was the twist ending to some sci-fi movie.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I played a lot of Geoguessr in quarantine. It was a way to feel like I wasn't in my house, and you only get one free one per day so it was something to look forward to. It's a way different game when you're prepared to spend forty-five minutes triangulating Russian mileage signs to try and figure out exactly what hundred-yard stretch of desolate Siberian highway it dropped you on this time.

    Oh is it not free to play anymore? I loved geoguessr. Especially when you're plonked on a totally deserted highway and the first direction you choose can be the difference between a ten minute game and a two hour one.

  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular
    Yeah, they split it up into a free version that uses the old shitty fixed-camera version of Google maps that works like an old-school dungeon crawler and a premium version that uses the modern Google maps that gives you a free camera within every map segment. You can play one free game a day with the premium version without paying any money.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Last time I played that game it dropped me onto a long stretch of road with miles and miles of empty countryside in front of me with no signs. I panned around, looking for any identifying things, and immediately saw that, directly behind my starting position, was the back end of an airport.

    Mission complete I guess?

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    The new Microsoft Flight Simulator should include getting to the airport as a mode

    They've already got the map details

    Oh yeah full airport simulator and everything, security screens and stuff, overpriced McDonald's, angry families and couples having quiet but obvious arguments in a corner. Lean into it!

  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    The new Microsoft Flight Simulator should include getting to the airport as a mode

    They've already got the map details

    Oh yeah full airport simulator and everything, security screens and stuff, overpriced McDonald's, angry families and couples having quiet but obvious arguments in a corner. Lean into it!

    Sounds like an add-on for The Sims.

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Bone camp? Isn't that how you get Jasons?

    This post was sponsored by Goop.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Bone camp? Isn't that how you get Jasons?

    No no thats a common mistake. This will only get you mammoth ghosts

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    That's amazing and horrifying

    Meat eating and animal processing is of course still very much a thing now, but something about the scale of the animal makes it much more grim

    And then you have the thing with modern elephants being almost helpful to humans entirely of their own volition

    I know personifying animals is bad, but elephants seem "special."

    I am aware many people do not have the luxury of that thought process

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist screaming Registered User regular
    Further evidence that humans have been pushing animals to extinction long beforethe 20th century?

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Further evidence that humans have been pushing animals to extinction long beforethe 20th century?

    I doubt humans had the scale to do that back when we were still scattered nomads that mostly hunted.

    I dont think we helped matters mind you

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    mammoths existed while the pyramids were being built!

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    mammoths existed while the pyramids were being built!

    are you- really?

    that is so cool.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    the main populations died out some time before the construction of the pyramids, but small populations survived on arctic islands up until about 2000 BC!

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    mammoths existed while the pyramids were being built!

    The stuff we have from the Hyporian Age { over 10 thousand years ago} is not much and with most of it we have no idea what it was for

    Why it's called the hyporian age is because an argument between two Russian Scientists about what to call the age the Shigir Idol came from as there are other things that have been found that are older
    But one of them was a fan of Conan and forgot how to spell Hyborian

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    the main populations died out some time before the construction of the pyramids, but small populations survived on arctic islands up until about 2000 BC!

    So like in the documentary Ice Age?

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    the main populations died out some time before the construction of the pyramids, but small populations survived on arctic islands up until about 2000 BC!

    So like in the documentary Ice Age?

    Exactly, but sadly horny John Leguizamo sloths are still only a theory.

  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular


    Hey, this beetle knows how to crawl out a frog's butt when it gets eaten. How's your day going?

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2020
    Further evidence that humans have been pushing animals to extinction long beforethe 20th century?

    I doubt humans had the scale to do that back when we were still scattered nomads that mostly hunted.

    I dont think we helped matters mind you

    o_O
    Humans absolutely drove the extinction of megafauna upon arrival in both Australia (c 60k-80k BCE) and north America (c 20k BCE), as well as a lot of predator species across Europe (wolves in the UK, lions in the Mediterranean). And that's just the stuff we know about for sure.

    Humans have been a horrible invasive species pretty much since the day we left Africa.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Further evidence that humans have been pushing animals to extinction long beforethe 20th century?

    I doubt humans had the scale to do that back when we were still scattered nomads that mostly hunted.

    I dont think we helped matters mind you

    o_O
    Humans absolutely drove the extinction of megafauna upon arrival in both Australia (c 60k-80k BCE) and north America (c 20k BCE), as well as a lot of predator species across Europe (wolves in the UK, lions in the Mediterranean). And that's just the stuff we know about for sure.

    Humans have been a horrible invasive species pretty much since the day we left Africa.

    One of the few species that doesn't really have an ebb and flow of population related to the carrying capacity to the environment too.

    Oh we ate all the food? Well guess we'll make our own. Thus farming and eventually animal husbandry were born.

    That's not even accounting for the whole "oh you attacked me? Guess your whole species is gonna die" thing humans like to do.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited August 2020


    I'm impressed by the way no one gives a shit, nobodys even lookin up, I see a regular train goin by and I'll stop to stare at it all gormless

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    And it's still running in normal service
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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Hobnail wrote: »

    I'm impressed by the way no one gives a shit, nobodys even lookin up, I see a regular train goin by and I'll stop to stare at it all gormless

    Come stand by my apartment building and you'd never move again.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Someone get that man some gorm!!

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    No don't I'd just waste it



    Damn, that coat...

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2020
    you are in a desert

    I don't care how incredibly fresh your style is, you must be dying under that thing, dude

    edit: I guess fashion is pain

    I did wear a scarf to use as a mask when the Plague started, despite the heat

    looking like Raziel was worth it.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2020
    Afghanistan has really high mountains and gets very cold in winter. I assume he wasnt kitting about like that in mid summer.

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    The high desert in winter is frigid.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    shit I didn't even think about mountains

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Yeah dude the desert is freezing cold

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    the arctic is a desert, I think!

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Afghanistan is a land of contras

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  • PhotosaurusPhotosaurus Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    I did one of those "survival camps for shithead teens" in the deserts north of Boise in the summer months. 110 degrees by day, below freezing at night.

    Fuck the desert.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Lived in the desert most of my life, can confirm it gets cold in winter. Southern California or not, homeless sometimes died if they couldn't find shelter and they were out all night.

  • ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    the arctic is a desert, I think!

    Antarctica is technically the largest desert in the world.

    So yeah, desert and heat are not correlated at all, just a matter of rainfall.

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