The Inimicus are commonly referred to by colorful names like sea goblins, bearded ghouls, demon stingers and devilfishes. This extensive article is illustrated with numerous photos, including a photo gallery of 16 enlargeable shots showing devilfish color variants that will make you weak in the knees!
posted by Gary Williams at 2:04 PM
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11.02 -- Comics writer Andy Diggle posts a message. That proves to be the last message posted on the Engine. Many, many people will blame Diggle for what is to follow. And who is to say they shouldn't?
11.25 -- Email fills with reports that the Engine has engine trouble.
12.30pm -- I return home. The Engine is not responding. I ignore it and eat lunch.
1.30 -- The Engine is still not responding. I ignore it and start work.
2.30 -- The Engine is still not responding. I start reloading the page once every couple of minutes.
2.42 -- I have slow access to the Engine. The log states that the rush has reduced to one new visitor every twelve seconds or so.
2.44 -- I have no access.
2.51 -- I send Melinda and Jessica in to try and reach the Admin menu of the forum software. I need to take the load off the server so Billy can get into the Secret Codey 10101110101 Bits and look at the deep settings.
3.06 -- No word from Melinda or Jessica. I am growing worried. They didn't take any food or water in with them, after all.
3.10 -- Melinda makes it to Admin. I instruct her to set the forum to "restricted." No word from Jessica.
3.11 -- Jessica is probably dead.
3.14 -- Jessica is definitely dead. No word from Melinda.
3.15 -- I get the log-on screen.
3.16 -- Nothing happens. And Melinda may be dead. Darren's going to fucking kill me.
3.20 -- Jessica is alive and in admin. Melinda is alive and has attempted to lock the forum. If Melinda fails, I have to send Jessica in. The awful, senseless waste of human life tortures me as I eat some more fruit.
3.21 -- I note out of the corner of my eye that LiveJournal's gone down. Is that my fault too?
3.28 -- Melinda reports restricted status on. Jessica is definitely dead this time.
3.30 -- No change. A vein bursts, somewhere deep in my brain.
3.33 -- Restricted status seems to have gone on. Visitors increase to an estimated one every six fucking seconds.
3.35 -- I get into Admin myself, stepping over Jessica's body.
3.37 -- I am attempting to close the Engine entirely. I may not survive the attempt. Remember me. Just, you know, not the farting and the snoring. You can forget that.
3.39 -- I think I just ruptured something. No, really.
3.40 -- I go for a piss. While I'm doing that, Melinda dies.
3.42 -- The front end of the Engine should be sealed off. I don't know, because people are still hitting it and it's not loading...
3.46 -- I purge all records of Melinda and Jessica from my email and go out for a cigarette. Let it be known that they died for Comics and The Internet. When I have their bodies burned in a garbage can in a remote location, I will do it with love and appreciation for their sacrifice. e The Engine will be back later, once I satisfy myself that there's nothing off in the deep settings, and once people stop hitting it -- it looks like it's still being hit once every couple of seconds...
I'm sorry, but I'm finding this funny as all hell...
And something clicks into place. William @ Avatar and I are finalising the details of turning Apparat into a line of Original Graphic Novellas. Standalone 48pp books with spines. I have my own ongoing label. How strange.
Official announcement of the change in plan will come once we've got some books in production.
This feels right for me. The direction I should be going in. Also, I'm amused to note, the opposite direction from most other people I know, it seems...
Unmanned remote-controlled airplanes used in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may be deployed to find people trapped in New Orleans' buildings by Hurricane Katrina's flood waters, a U.S. congressman said Friday.
Five Silver Fox 'unmanned aerial vehicles,' or UAVs, equipped with thermal imaging technology to detect the body heat of storm survivors, are en route to the crippled city, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Curt Weldon said.
Weldon told reporters in Baton Rouge that he had bypassed government bureaucracy to obtain the drones from a private company to be used in search and rescue operations in New Orleans, scene of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
'With thermal imaging capability ... you can actually see into the buildings and see the body image of a person still alive,' Weldon, vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, said.
posted by Gary Williams at 11:40 AM
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'Sildenafil citrate, the 'Pfizer riser' Viagra, is a selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). 1-[[3-(6,7-dihydro-1-methyl-7- oxo-3-propyl-1 H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-5-yl)-4-ethoxyphenyl]- sulfonyl]-4-methylpiperazine citrate is C28H38N6O11S. Given rounded atomic masses of : carbon=12, hydrogen=1, nitrogen=14, oxygen=16, and sulfur=32, we seize salient actuality: Viagra's molecular weight is 666 ' ;-)
posted by Gary Williams at 9:26 PM
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