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Everything posted by Aquiace

  1. I've definitely changed my stance on this team, but I'm still in the optimistic camp. Albeit more cautiously this time.

  2. Hate makes you stupid.

  3. Having a blast in Japan. Eaten so much food, come home drunk most nights and sung more Karaoke than I can remember. And I still get to watch the games!

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    2. Tough As Salo
    3. :D


      What about the girls?

    4. Mr.DirtyDangles


      Buddy I hope you are single cause dem jap girls sure are pretty :)

  4. Off to Japan on friday! The key now will be finding ways to watch the games.

  5. Ahhh! I'm 30 on friday.

    1. Slender Man

      Slender Man

      It's all downhill from there. I feel so sorry for you.

    2. Shift-4


      lucky you!

  6. We've never lost a WCF. Think about that.

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    2. The Situation

      The Situation

      But we've only been to two...

    3. Blackhawks2012


      History will be made ;)

    4. Aquiace


      Haha, you guys are total downers ;)

  7. Hahaha, Nashville has a whole lot of bandwagonners now :D Good luck then.

  8. The anti-canuck sentiment around the internet is disgusting.

    1. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Who cares? I love being hated.

    2. Aquiace


      I didn't mind, but I made the mistake of trying to be a reasonable and respectful person on the internet.

    3. Mr.DirtyDangles


      Bring the hate we will feed off of it >)

  9. I just realized if I actually placed the bet yesterday I would have won $581.

  10. Let them come. Let them chirp. Let them cheat. Let them have the refs on their side. And when it's over, let them cry. We will be triumphant. If you're a believer, give me your best battle cry.

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    2. Chip Kelly

      Chip Kelly


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    4. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Let's Golf Hawks! Let's Golf Hawks! Let's Golf Hawks! Let's Golf Hawks!

  11. You probably won't believe me if I tell you. I had a dream this morning about an earthquake. People trapped under rocks and others stranded. It was very disturbing so I couldn't get back to sleep. I got out of bed around 7:15-7:30 and decided to go online. At 7:32 the earthquake hit. They are fine, but scared as you can imagine. Ironically, the kids are less worried than their mom. They've already gone back to sleep. Tomorrow is the first day of school after March break. It's weird how kids in Japan love school so much more that we do.
  12. What the heck is this? There was a huge bright light in the distance when the quake hit, then disappeared as the electricity all went off.
  13. Will you be happy, mad, sad or indifferent if Grabner gets the Calder Trophy?

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    2. Venom52


      Happy. I have always been a fan of his.

    3. Mr.DirtyDangles


      Good for Grabs . If he deserves it he deserves it .

    4. marinated.pea


      Should come down to him and Skinner.

  14. Watching Grabner score puts an ache in my heart.

    1. Brad Marchand

      Brad Marchand

      Watching Grabner score makes me feel better every day that I don't cheer for the Panthers.

    2. Aquiace


      To be fair, people who cheer for the Panthers wish they didn't cheer for the Panthers. There are no sunny days in Miami when it comes to hockey.

  15. Fuel and food shortages in Japan are becoming a major concern.

  16. Apparently CDC decided to crash before posting my comment so I'll paraphrase: Word from Japan is that the fuel shortage has caused many food and supply delivery companies to virtually come to a crawl. This poses immense problems and I fear a more imminent danger of starvation and panic. Not even the local trains and buses are running. The government says the food stockpile is more than enough, but it's not getting to them. The city hall laughed at us for asking. Even they don't know. This is a major problem for stores that have to re-stock on a nightly basis under normal circumstance
  17. A number of plants do use that and it seems to be a far more ideal location. Given how prone that particular area is to earthquakes, you'd think someone would have raised their hand in that board meeting and said "We kinda get a lot of big earthquakes directly off shore from here. You think maybe we should pick a different spot?" I imagine that person was then hit with a shinai. Well said.
  18. Actually it is. Until recently, you basically needed access to a geothermal "hot spot" such as a hot spring where water from seismically active regions naturally create heat near the surface. You basically need to drill down to access it. There have been advancements in technology that allows us to harvest energy at much lower temperatures such as binary cycle plants. When talking about sheer potential, it's even greater than solar, wind and tidal. But it still requires R&D and it seems people are more interested to invest in other forms because they don't require us to stop using fo
  19. Very interesting read. I'd like to find some information about how many of the current nuclear reactors in use haven't been upgraded or updated for 20 or more years. The anecdotes I've heard indicate that substantial amount--particularly in the US--are basically from the same era. The primary reason is that since Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and the movie China Syndrome (thanks Michael Douglas) basically made the public resist investing in further nuclear reactor development. For France, it's their primary mode of power generation. Japan, on the other hand, is also one of the countries
  20. Concern and precaution are normal. But people aren't getting the full facts, or if they are, they are too easily accepting information that is misleading. People lack a truly comprehensive knowledge of the things they fear. For example, they say "radioactive cloud", what are you going to think? Then you're told it was 809 micro sieverts. Do people even understand what that means? Most people don't. I'll bet you 9/10 people who bought Iodine supplements because they heard that the Japanese people closest to the plants were taking them. I'm imagining people taking them like Tylenol without
  21. Because cooperation is built into the Japanese culture. Our culture (and particularly in the US) is more competitive. Also, despite the 20-odd years of recession the Japanese don't have the kind of inequality that we have. You can literally draw lines around sections of towns that are lower-class, middle-class and upper-class here. We're a very stratified society in that way.
  22. Guys, seriously don't start taking iodine supplements. You'll do more harm to yourself than good. I'm really sick of all the fear-mongering. You'll get more radiation from normal cell phone use. Every time I turn on the news, they always ask "what's the worst case scenario?". That's like the only question they ask. We already know what the worst case scenario is because you repeated it 500 times already. It baffles me really. People who are 500km away from this aren't panicking, yet people who are 8000km away who will most likely be affected in a way that it's statistically zero freak ou
  23. The amount of radiation detected in Tokyo averaged around .809 micro sieverts, which is higher than normal but still not harmful. It appears since the fire was put out that the current levels are dropping. Within a few hours, it dropped to 0.075 micro sieverts. To put some context on that, a chest x-ray is 20 milli sieverts which is 20,000 micro sieverts. Of course repeated, prolonged exposure is never a good idea and precautions should be taken but as of right now the people who really should to worry are those within the evacuation area. Source: http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/articl
  24. No, by all means! If I could give you more pluses I would. Use this as a learning experience guys. Most people either 1) think it's unnecessary or 2) put it off and forget about it. The people of Japan, the single most earth-quake prepared nation on earth, aren't even able to cope with this disaster. Don't think for a split second that we are even close to prepared as they are. You just don't realize how precious those extra 2 or 3 bottles of water becomes until there is none available for days on end. Or how nourishing those cans of food are when the closest place you can get food i
  25. Trying to keep in good spirits, but there is literally no food anywhere. No bottled water and there isn't any relief station nearby. I imagine this is the situation a lot of families are facing right now. I think a lot of people are concerned with the drinking water because it's starting to rain now. There aren't a lot of electric stoves there, so most people cook with gas and everyone is afraid to use it for fear of a rupture in the system. There's already been a few fires because of it. Even the schools aren't providing lunches because they wont' cook with gas. I actually looked in
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