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Title: I would like to go see...
Post by: -<WillyP>- on March 07, 2011, 06:57:07 AM
... lava!

It is like fire from the depths of Hades!  

Volcano erupts in Hawii (http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2011/03/06/nr.hawaii.volcano.erupts.jeras.cnn).

A lot of people say, 'O, before I die I want to see the Grand Canyon' or the pyramids, or go skydiving, or whatever.  Those would be nothing compared to seeing lava flowing up close, I think.
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/03/07/t1larg.volcano.hvo.jpg)

It is the most awesome, most powerful thing on the face of the earth, other than love. Nothing stops lava!  Not even the ocean! Slows it down a bit, but look at how many islands are created purely from volcanic flow.  Lava is both destructive and creative, something no other natural force on this planet can claim.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: TechPro on March 09, 2011, 07:11:50 PM
Pretty cool, for sure.  8)
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: -<WillyP>- on March 10, 2011, 06:01:21 AM
Figuratively, of course! ;)

1,250° Celsius,  2,282° Fahrenheit.

Quote from: [url]http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4887[/url]
How hot is lava?
Lava is extremely hot. Lava can reach temperatures of about 1,250° Celsius. The lava of the Hawaiian volcanoes reach these temperatures. Normal lava temperatures reach 750° Celsius. That is still much hotter than your oven is capable of reaching.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on March 10, 2011, 06:03:14 AM
Don't try to step in it!
Even a shielded Pyro takes serious damage.

On that thought, the fear would probably keep me away.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Scyphi on March 10, 2011, 06:28:10 AM
For a science class I'm in, I've been watching a lot of videos that have a lot of lava in them for some reason. As a result, I've been thinking a lot lately about just how very hot that stuff is, which of course gives me the willies in turn every time I go too far with that line of thought. :P
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: InsanityBringer on March 10, 2011, 06:52:31 AM
in elementary school, my sister knew someone who claimed to have touched lava.

it just doesn't get less silly even as the years go on. heh
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Jeremy.west on May 16, 2011, 07:43:13 AM
Don't try to step in it!
Even a shielded Pyro takes serious damage.

On that thought, the fear would probably keep me away.

dont worry . this picture is taken with high power tele lens . at least 800mm wit some 2X converter. thats mean 1 km away form lava  ;D
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 16, 2011, 02:14:57 PM
Have you ever heard of a word called 'humour'?

And why dig up a two-month old thread to make an inane comment like that?

What are you?
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 16, 2011, 04:58:47 PM
maybe what he is saying is humor. Some love digging up old topics.

He did quote something I said. I don't know if that says this person is a legitimate person or not.
some people just love giving new people that nice welcoming feeling, hey?  ;D

maybe we ought to have the new people go through training and find out who they really are.
I'd fail. I'm a bot myself, no one caught on.  ;D
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: IHateHackers on May 16, 2011, 06:21:20 PM
I'm not sure if you're serous or not Vanguard, but I'm pretty sure it's not a spambot.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 16, 2011, 07:02:25 PM
You just gave me a really wierd idea for a cyber-villain.  I can't get it out of my head now.

Any case, we'll see if this guy/gal/thing comes back tomorrow, next week, - or ever.  (I am aware that Jeremy is a man's name :P... doesn't stop a woman from using it online, theoretically).
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 16, 2011, 09:18:20 PM
I'm not sure if you're serous or not Vanguard, but I'm pretty sure it's not a spambot.

what part aren't you sure?
First line could be true, digging up old topics. I have seen it done in other forums.

He did quote something that I said, about playing Call of Duty and Descent. He says he loves Call of Duty.

and I am a bot. I malfunction at the 500th post. almost there.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: -<WillyP>- on May 17, 2011, 04:08:05 AM
and I am a bot. I malfunction at the 500th post. almost there.

Self destruct sequence activated.

I really don't think Jeremy is a spam bot. His posts may seem spammish but look at the crap we post everyday. The only difference is we know each other well enough we accept off topic and inane dribble as just part of the lively banter we engage in. Give the guy a break. Also, it took him an hour to post 10 comments... would a bot do that?
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 17, 2011, 04:22:31 AM
We'll see if he/she/it comes back.

My other theory if it's not a person is it could be designed to let someone look at our profiles and harvest our emails to be spammed.  That person would probably be very disappointed when they discover the true size of this community  ::) ;D.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: -<WillyP>- on May 17, 2011, 04:27:32 AM
I don't think regular members have accesses to e-mail address. Correct me if I am wrong and I'll look into the permissions.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 17, 2011, 05:42:33 AM
I can see most peoples' email addresses on their profiles, and there's also an 'email' button underneath the avatar on each post.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: InsanityBringer on May 17, 2011, 06:26:01 AM
I think it depends on user settings, actually.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 17, 2011, 06:27:13 AM
and I am a bot. I malfunction at the 500th post. almost there.

Self destruct sequence activated.

I really don't think Jeremy is a spam bot. His posts may seem spammish but look at the crap we post everyday. The only difference is we know each other well enough we accept off topic and inane dribble as just part of the lively banter we engage in. Give the guy a break. Also, it took him an hour to post 10 comments... would a bot do that?

I agree. I understand, some we came across were bots, or people who were just spamming the posts. We had dinocrisisfan, and that other that told us Descent tips.

I have written dumb pointless topics/posts; I may still for all I know.


I think it's partially this. We're a small group of people; friendly, yet small. We have taken it for granted perhaps, that we are all that is left of Descent fans (and those on dbb.com and .net)
To have new people come in here always raises a flag or two.

But who knows, we have people on here that posts every once in a great while. I'm thinking people like Hunter, and a few others. We trust them, right? just maybe, they told others about this site.
I told my girl friend about this site some, but she's not a Descent person. before you throw those stones, she is nice, don't take offense, but she hasn't played too many old games.  ;D

I almost brought someone over here from a Linux forum, but that's when I gave him the .com site, not knowing it went under.

Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 17, 2011, 06:28:02 AM
I think it depends on user settings, actually.

yeah, i think you can set it to private or public. mine should be under private.

mostly because of potential spammers.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 17, 2011, 07:25:31 AM
What raised a red flag for me was him replying to all the recent topics (and some others) as soon as he joined.
Until I saw the content of his posts I assumed a spambot (because spambots spam... :P).  Once I saw the posts it just made no sense.  I've already apologized to him if it's a person ;) :P.

Come to think of it I'll check my mails from Dateilliste (I'm nominally on the team that gives access to the Descent 3 download depending on whether we conclude that the person already owns D3 or not).  If I find something from his email I can be pretty sure he's legit.  (Lol, think of going through all this screening to get on some other board... now I feel bad).

I like to tease spambots because they never complain.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Scyphi on May 17, 2011, 08:03:12 AM
You have to be careful not to judge people too quickly, though.

For example, when IHateHackers first started posting on PD, I viewed him as a spammer, and didn't think he'd last that long (no offense). Obviously, he proved me wrong, so I don't think that anymore, and have since been more careful with my first impressions with people posting on the web, a good practice regardless of the circumstance, I think. :)
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 17, 2011, 09:12:14 AM
anyone remember me? I was (more) annoying, and changing usernames and/or avatars. and ended up with some "owned" on my avatar.

Look at me now. kept username, a little less annoying.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Crash on May 17, 2011, 01:57:55 PM
Looking back the guy made a good post. I was kinda wondering how those pictures of volcanoes are taken seemingly up-close without the photographer turning into a well-done skeleton.
800mm is one hell of a telephoto. It definitely won't zoom, I can promise you that.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 17, 2011, 04:17:54 PM
He kind of came off as calling me an idiot though... even if he was trying to be funny.

...now you know why I don't like...
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Crash on May 17, 2011, 04:36:32 PM
I have to confess, I hadn't picked up on that. I figure that wasn't the way it was intended.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: IHateHackers on May 17, 2011, 07:44:51 PM
You have to be careful not to judge people too quickly, though.

For example, when IHateHackers first started posting on PD, I viewed him as a spammer, and didn't think he'd last that long (no offense). Obviously, he proved me wrong, so I don't think that anymore, and have since been more careful with my first impressions with people posting on the web, a good practice regardless of the circumstance, I think. :)
o_0 really? What did I do? (I can't look back and see, darn you IGN!)

Who'd have guessed the spammer paranoia went back so far...
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Scyphi on May 18, 2011, 06:00:30 AM
I can't really remember per say, but I seem to recall that some of your first posts were kind of boneheaded posts, at least to me.

But to be fair, whose first posts on a forum aren't? Mine certainly were. :P

Again, just to ease my conscious, I mean no offense when I said what I said, IHateHackers, I was just using it as an example of the dangers of making presumptions about one's character. :)
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 18, 2011, 06:25:02 AM
it just happens. It's someone new. new character, new personality. may easily talk/type differently.
For all I know, he's thinking, "this is a strange forum to be talking about me so much" and he left.

Keep this up and we might as well put a lock on the door to invite new people  ;D
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Pumo on May 18, 2011, 09:38:52 AM
I agree with Vanguard. :nod:
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 18, 2011, 11:50:09 AM
may I make a suggestion? How about the next time, someone new comes in, welcome them and accept a different personality. if they are rude, abusive, posting links to all sorts of stuff, yeah, safe bet it's a spammer (bot).
but if not, just welcome them in. Anyone could be thinking, "There was a game I played 10+ years ago.....oh yeah! Descent! Let's see if there's a forum about it, or some website."

and if they seem legit but maybe they're doing something you think is suspicious, PM a moderator (I'm sure they won't want just any old PM's ;) )

that way, the moderator can see what they say, and decide from there, rather than us talking in the topic, "this person may be a spammer/bot"
Seriously, you're new in a forum and you're 100% legit, how would you feel if others just started talking about you and thinking you're a bot?

that's just my suggestion.

I know some may just say "dude, I'm real. okay?" and some are young that may be too afraid, or whatever.
some are just quick to say "not dealing with this b.s., I'm out."

sort of like a topic on a linux system. person was just to impatient or did something wrong, and just had enough.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: -<WillyP>- on May 18, 2011, 01:48:47 PM
Right.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: VANGUARD on May 18, 2011, 02:14:06 PM
"right" as in you agree, or "right" as in, "ha, yeah right.. dream on"?

I'm assuming the first
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: TechPro on May 18, 2011, 04:19:24 PM
may I make a suggestion? How about the next time, someone new comes in, welcome them and accept a different personality.

Right.
Title: Re: I would like to go see...
Post by: Kaiaatzl on May 18, 2011, 04:48:16 PM
Humbly acknowledged.