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Academia and the Apocalypse by Barnaby Bucklegold - Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:25:05 EST ID:d/RTm7WA No.9763 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Lets say that a bunch of College graduates survived the apocalypse, and you can take 3 of them with you and use his/her skills to aid your survival.

Which majors would you choose? Which majors would be most useful when SHTF?

I can see how Mechanical and Civil Engineers would be incredibly useful, and maybe a Chemist and a Psychologist would come in handy every now and then.

Hell, it would be interesting to see a self-sustaining Univeristy; I mean, an institution with a bunch of educated people, knowledge resources and tools to create things sounds like a good place to start rebuilding civilization.
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Sidney Hoshchuck - Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:54:16 EST ID:5eo0oRp8 No.12675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The people who went into engineering for reasons other than simply having high marks or wanting a good job usually are.
Brainy MacPhearson - Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:43:27 EST ID:g6FMjWHI No.12676 Ignore Report Quick Reply
as a psych major I bring myself to shrink heads and provide social support, art school graduate because they're beautiful, are already used to being hungry and generally fun to be around, and for third a math person so I could still bang the artist and mathematicians do have sturdy brains that would no doubt be desirable as well.
Jarvis Smallwell - Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:42:26 EST ID:zT1lbu5s No.12699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think the people on this board down talking the sciences and the people who learn them are doing so because they don't understand what these people actually know. There's quite a bit of knowledge out there and having someone who specializes in a broad general field such as chemistry or engineering has the advanced knowledge about common scientific practices which can be applied to a very large variety of objects in the physical world.

And just because you have three majors to choose from doesn't mean they will be the only people in your group. You can still pick up your backwoods mechanic good ol boy, your countryside mass production farmer, and your ex-marine sales clerc.

Nurse BS, Mechanical Engineering BS, Electrical Engineering BS
Nigel Carrydale - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 03:26:11 EST ID:jQQ+g65P No.12703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is why I liked that movie The Book of Eli. It was a post-apocalyptic story where a man spends the entire time trying to deliver a book to a library.
Archie Donderfene - Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:44:57 EST ID:tgLj5p0o No.12713 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Bio Chemistry/Organic Chemistry for general survival. Such as creating electricity, medicine, and other chemistry magic.

Botany to identify plants for the chemist.

Aeronautical Engineer to maintain planes. He would also know other basic engineering techniques that all engineering majors have to take. I would hope to find planes and learn to fly them. This would expedite trade and hopefully increase survival chances.

Insects by Esther Semblekut - Wed, 29 May 2013 03:09:05 EST ID:AvrjV7c2 No.11323 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I been camping and hiking A lot lately, and been thinking, bugs suck.

and while I have only been dealing with bugs for a limited amount of time, a weekend tops. but say the end comes. No more trucks driving thru your town spraying poison. if you decide to leave and travel, they are going to be everywhere.

so what some good pointers for dealing with insects on an everyday basis.
say in heavily wooded areas, how could you keep them away from your campsite? is there something special you can burn in your bonfire?
what about wile traveling thru the woods. say you had to get out of town before you could break into the local Walmart and get some Bug spray?
how can I keep ticks off me and the dogs that I would be traveling with?
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Cedric Sangerputch - Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:19:18 EST ID:BxWLr6i/ No.12515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They have to be crushed into paste. The tiny fibers that cause a nettle's "sting" are destroyed in the pulping process. Nettles are also very edible if picked young and boiled. I find mint and lemon balm to be the most pleasant smelling
Esther Nicklecocke - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 04:57:34 EST ID:bJgK+BZ3 No.12520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
learn how to carry walking fire
Emma Didgehack - Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:50:44 EST ID:folUo3Pl No.12577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I live in very Northern California and I don't remember the last time I saw a bug that wasn't an earthworm during a rainstorm.
Phineas Wallerhutch - Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:23:33 EST ID:kGoCHGW+ No.12606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I live in central Florida and during certain parts of the year when I wander around in my yards I'm surrounded by a massive cloud of dragonflies who swoosh around inches from my face and body grabbing tiny bugs I stir up as I walk.

Its actually pretty sweet, it's like a spell from a videogame or something. I imagine it would freak the living shit out of anyone who was afraid of insects, though
Phoebe Sublinghog - Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:54:31 EST ID:Pb7qGq+7 No.12688 Ignore Report Quick Reply

PA movies for /fo/ by Angus Clerrychuck - Fri, 31 May 2013 07:59:42 EST ID:4v7ehI7+ No.11350 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A Boy and His Dog

The Day After

The Quiet Earth

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Fist of The North Star
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Emma Pickdock - Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:13:09 EST ID:019rgxdv No.12204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Last Train
Ep 1

Ep 2

Ep 3

Ep 4

Ep 5
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Molly Pittwell - Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:21:49 EST ID:g+VNFmU2 No.12215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fando y Lis

>Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.

This film caused riots in Mexico for being extremely brutal and going into some taboo themes
George Buzzspear - Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:38:50 EST ID:g+VNFmU2 No.12227 Ignore Report Quick Reply


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Hamilton Sorringshaw - Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:58:54 EST ID:38HN7J1m No.12651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Angel's Egg (1985)

And a weird re-edit into someone else's movie:

In The Aftermath: Angels Never Sleep (1988)
Sidney Pinnerfield - Sun, 02 Feb 2014 03:58:52 EST ID:/6BET7I7 No.12663 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Trilogy of flash cartoons, using Krinkel's "Madness" as a template.

Dawn of the Madness

Day of the Madness

Dusk of the Madness

Fallen Angel: PA nuclear flash series.

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Welcome to Gaia ocean. by Archie Tootbanks - Mon, 09 Dec 2013 03:39:50 EST ID:lNMMB2G1 No.12338 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A series of comets has hit the earth flooding it to the point where only tiny islands stick out., Some islands are as big as the state of Kansas mind you, but no bigger.

All fossil fuels have been used., There are still burgeoning forests on islands across the globe., The atmosphere has magically supplied us with breathable air and the temperature is magically livable, as well as fish and oceanic life adapting surprisingly quick.

Small communities occupy islands across the globe., Some have gone back to tribal roots, others try to adapt to their situations as modernly as possible. As for raw resources they are mostly at the bottom of the vast ocean. Steel, iron, bronze, gold, tin, aluminum are all a scarce commodity, as a result nearly all things are made from natural resources (although there's enough for bolts, guns and cannons)

The islands each have unique resources available to them, so trade has become great, the distance between the islands and the sheer vastness of the sea has made this a challenging, yet possible task. Trade ships are at an all time high.

This means more pirates, more sea battles, more tales of the enchanted sea and new places to discover. What be you, pirate? Merchantman? A lowly farmer tending his crops? A fisherman harvesting the bounty of the sea? The possibilities are endless.
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William Dogglefoot - Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:20:08 EST ID:I9Zyrt50 No.12584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
so you'd be like the united states.
Nigel Sallycocke - Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:31:05 EST ID:9vPSujPz No.12589 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You my friend have clearly never brewed.
It's not as easy as add a cup of milk and an egg to the powder that comes in a bag and presto fresco you got hooch.

Brewing is a skill, almost an art really.
So kill me you if you can you fool but see if you can get my recipe the same

Any good chef or brewer with a real special recipe always omits an ingrediant or step
Phoebe Wenkinbit - Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:58:34 EST ID:IspconOx No.12594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I do brew, In fact I just decanted my 107th barrel of lager.
Along with my 7th rum which is still ongoing in distillation.

I keep all of my recipes as a mildly complex bit of code (terrible variable names/no notes) on a piece of paper.
Anyone with a rudimentary understanding of ratios in brewing will very quickly figure out the symbols = certain ingredients.

Not to mention, you need to tell the assistants several things to make your life easier. They will probably know the secret ingredient/techniques.
Basil Seddledatch - Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:04:17 EST ID:GwkMpHu+ No.12599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I see your point but I still disagree.
A recipe and ingredients alone a good brew does not
Doris Niggerstone - Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:55:17 EST ID:iF5Hcal0 No.12601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, I would be an actual NEEDED world police, and be damn proud of it.

What do you want on your ARs? by Oliver Chugglebodging - Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:26:01 EST ID:jRfqEJQH No.12248 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys. I've been on /fo/ for some time, contributing to various threads. So I come asking for advice and offering a possibility of cool things one day.

See, I own a fabrication and design business. We're small, you haven't heard of us. We do custom orders.
I'm tired of that. Waiting for people to come to me with ideas. So I'm taking my company and skills and working with things I have a passion for. My hobbies: guns and prepping

Right now I'm working on a buttstock for the AR platforms. I've got the big picture hammered out and what I want it to do. But now I want all your input. If you could have any attachment to an AR-15 to help survival or make it more useful, what would it be?
And I don't mean just cool attachments. The buttstock I'm designing is going to be legal in every state, New York especially (the problem being the pistol grip law now in effect). But it would mean that rifles without detachable box magazines could have this stock and not be considered an "assault rifle". And beyond being legal, it'll have an adjustable cheek pad that can be used by lefties and righties. The stock will also be hollow and waterproof, similar to Henry's AR-7 so that you can put various tools and batteries inside. That's the type of stuff I'm asking for. What do you NEED in your equipment?

If it's practical and doable and I feel that I could sell it, I might make it happen. So what do you guys want?
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Charles Ciffinghood - Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:05:38 EST ID:UTMSEbFH No.12410 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>implying you won't utterly destroy a decent camera from the shock
Nell Ganderham - Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:51:04 EST ID:3gpJDPfg No.12412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>implying i couldn't use it as club on your face
DSLRs are tank built made to last.
Sidney Tillingway - Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:07:13 EST ID:w2TsNjck No.12427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You know, no-one's ever made a decent Bren-10 pistol. Great design, shoddy manufacture. There'd be a market for that, I'm sure.
Or an original design Cz-75, a Radom pistol, or the Medusa 47 that takes any 9mm, .357, .38, or .38 special ammo without adjustment.
Faggy Honeyridge - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:44:40 EST ID:jRfqEJQH No.12553 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Uh, Earth to Meekus. I think it was a joke
Oliver Chugglebodging - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:46:18 EST ID:jRfqEJQH No.12554 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Earth to Meekus, I don't think you knew it was a joke because you were like ">implying" like you DIDN'T know it was a joke!

Water Apocalypse by Graham Denderway - Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:43:26 EST ID:j+qjJudv No.12516 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So there has been talk about nuclear fallout, winter fallout, or desert fall out, but no one ever mentioned what would happen if the world was suddenly covered in water. And the only land would be glaciers or land that is really high up. But in my opinion I think a water apocalypse would be better compared to the rest, in time we would build cities up above water or even sometime down below if we're lucky of course it would be difficult to come across certain types of food like veggies and fruit, but I think seaweed can be a pretty good substitute. So I only assume to avoid scurvy you would need to supply on pills because they last longer then plant matter. There would also be a risk of pirates roaming around, but I don't know how we would be able to keep weapons such as guns when minerals are scarce.

But what would you guys think? Would you rather have a water apocalypse were 90-95 percent of the earth is covered in water? Or is there another type of apocalypse that would be better?

(pic related) I only assume such an apocalypse would happen if there were several ice meteors melting before they hit the earth, covering it in water.
Isabella Fobblebudge - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 00:55:50 EST ID:lNMMB2G1 No.12517 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Had the same Idea OP

Interesting discussions about 3 pages back, but still pretty great Idea... I'm all water-apocalypsed out but it's still a fresh idea.
Augustus Bliblingnitch - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 00:57:52 EST ID:BxWLr6i/ No.12518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm kind of partial to the scenario in "A Pail Of Air" where the planet gets pulled out of orbit around the sun by a passing rogue black hole, and flung into interstellar space, freezing the atmosphere which falls as precipitate ice. Survivors melt the frozen atmosphere over coal fires for breathable air. Kind of an extreme ice age scenario. And it's always night.

How will it all go down? by Ebenezer Finnershaw - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:14:59 EST ID:DphJKqER No.12502 Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm curious to hear your thoughts about how shit will hit the fan. Will it be a slow decline into anarchy due to rising unemployment? Will it be from a nuclear WWIII starting? A global synchronized terror attack? A conscious effort to return to tribalism and reject modern society?

You tell me.
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John Hannerdock - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:24:06 EST ID:j+qjJudv No.12505 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the hell? why do I have a "+" in my ID, that was my first post how could they say I'm a troll :(

Also kind of a newfag thing to say but out of curiosity what do /fo/ mean?
Charles Soddlehet - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:13:49 EST ID:TenZ/ygz No.12506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think hackers will continue to take more and more power away from governments and corporations and give it to anyone who wants it over the internet. I think that the powers that be will gradually lose more and more control, and that eventually we will end up with a kind of libertarian socialism fueled by a globally pervasive crypto-economy.

The shit will never hit the fan.
Cedric Sangerputch - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:42:16 EST ID:BxWLr6i/ No.12508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Third WW3
The third third? So, the ninth?
Angus Brocklestone - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:11:35 EST ID:AqZfEERQ No.12512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Complications from climate change
You can't possibly stop the Earth from wrecking our shit and people are too fucking self-absorbed to give up their ways in order to change society.

We'll see millions of refugees all around the world wanting a place to sleep and something to eat.

Coastal locales will erode. Farmland will flood every winter & dry up every summer. This would hopefully cause our transition to indoor climate-controlled agriculture but we would sacrifice a massive drop in crop yields when we start out.

The growing number of refugees and dwindling supplies will cause a massive crisis for most governments. Things will get so bad (resource shortages leading to financial crises leading to war) that it will cause the American Empire to collapse (either by disintegration or failed dictatorship), thus ending Pax America. Then a real global war on terror will envelop the world.

Anything is on the table at that point but I'm actually pretty hopeful if we get here w/o using nukes. It would equal a new period of enlightenment for mankind after learning that we need to prioritize land management over wasteful profiteering.
Eugene Tillinggold - Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:01:53 EST ID:RRY4xU8E No.12513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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People people everywhere and not a drop of energy anywhere. This will be in about 200-300 years where we will be using animal farming practices more, and have a greater general population helping out in the fields. Less people will have any money or resources, so its going to be a more board collaboration of society working together. And finally people will start dying off with lack of food/resources, NO SPACE ODYSSEY going on here with these people, when push come to shove they just die off, what you expect from a silly young animal race that can't even interconnect with each other for basic survival.

Why The Book of Revelations is a False Prophecy by David Copperpudge - Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:43:34 EST ID:o4NY2kXi No.9684 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am working on a longer post, but here's a few points of contention:

  • The Antichrist knows he will go to Hell... if he is reasonably smart, he would read the book of revelations and do everything in his power to not fulfill those prophecies. On his way to power, someone would alert him..
  • Same goes with the False prophet (Unless he is a total dumbass)
  • Satan gets boned at the end. Wouldn't he know about this text? Satan is pretty fucking powerful, since evil is so prevalent in this world. You'd think he'd try to fuck up Jesus' plan.

Any thoughts?
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The WIzard - Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:28:09 EST ID:vLf5R5fh No.12496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh yes and the 24 Elders may well be the 12 pairs of cranial nerves at the top of the head surrounding the third ventricle. My running theory at the moment is that in at least some cases the sensation of enlightenment is 'inter-hemispheric intrusion' which is a neurological phenomena that causes the limbic system to catastrophically dump information across the division in the middle of the brain from the right to the left. Jesus said the coming of the son of man would be like a flash of lightning from east to west. From spirit to intellect in esoteric terms of the ancient world. The son of man being the product or offspring of the human brain. This intrusion usually has a massive negative sensation, like Mara's Demons in Buddhism. This is the right amygdala dumping negative emotional information to the right amygdala through a region of the brain that causes hallucinations. You get to deal with all of your emotional baggage all at once, then the circuitry is burnt into that state, all experiences become positive and heightened experiences. You cannot feel fear in this state. I know I sure didn't. Neither did Buddha. It is the death of fear. Beyond that I'm sure there is much more to learn, more initiations in the mystery religions (just look at the Trials of Heracles to see how spiritual enlightenment was described by the Greeks) and more parallels between western gnosticism and alchemy and eastern alchemy seeking the key to immortality through manipulation of the nervous system and seeking altered states of consciousness.
The Wizard - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:43:53 EST ID:vLf5R5fh No.12499 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But that's the esoteric interpretation. There's lots more. The historicist, futurist, preteralist and idealist perspectives
The Wizard - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:49:44 EST ID:vLf5R5fh No.12500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But I also like the historicist perspective that John is much later than traditionally assumed since his writings are during a known emperor's period of rule in something like 300 AD. And that John is actually taking a jab at the people responsible for the persecution of Christians, namely the Roman Empire. You can see why John is exiled to Patmos in this interpretation! Rome falling and the Jewish Revolt and the madness of the whole of "The World" at the time of the writings, since it really was the whole world as far as they were concerned. The end of the world was Armageddon but that's probably just a real place of battle that fucked over the Roman Empire at the end of 20 years of famine and disease.

I still like the esoteric interpretation anyway. If John was actually a mystic, having visions of the process of awakening using astrological symbolism, and according to himself a heretic banished to Patmos, then he was trying to encode the language of the mystery religions to urge persecuted Christians that they could hold fast and seek to open the book of Life and break the seven seals, the implication being that . The similarities between the chakras of eastern Indo-Iranian religions like Hinduism REALLY makes me think there is some shared mystical roots in history here. That and the Kabbalah and alchemists using the tree of life symbolism is an interesting connection that makes me think the Gnostics were correct in saying the religions of the time were 'like waterless canals', in that they had no Pneuma or Holy Spirit, the mystical union that constituted the divine marriage was lost to the world because nobody can actually make sense of the teachings of Yeshua without experiencing what he told us to experience. #1 was love, first to God then to each other, in India it is "love with no object", the experience is the same, the so called rising of the morning star in your heart. But he also said to seek the kingdom of heaven within, as if searching for a hidden pearl within a field, to separate (from within) the wheat and the weeds of our mind in order to see more clearly, and to always actively change our minds when we don't do the right thing and we know it, sin j…
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Augustus Chiddlebury - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 07:10:57 EST ID:nf3M9RE6 No.12501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
op obviously doesnt understand what a prophecy is.
Polly Duckstone - Tue, 07 Jan 2014 03:45:03 EST ID:folUo3Pl No.12542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Take this superstitious bullshit back to /tinfoil nb

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