Video Game Myths 3. Out a little faster than the last one, I split them to keep them from getting too long. www.wnd.com/2000/12/7640/ www.wnd.com/2011/03/270585 Video Game Myths 3 Out a little faster than the last one I split them to keep from getting too long www wnd com/2000/12/7640/ com/2011/03/270585
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#12 - vondraco
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Am I the only one who has never heard of any of these myths?..
Am I the only one who has never heard of any of these myths?..
#59 to #12 - ivoryhammer
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Only one I never heard of was the Mario 128/Pikmin thing
#2 - miscarriage
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(05/12/2013) [-]
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>yfw most of them.
#54 to #2 - romdadon
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(05/13/2013) [-]
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#17 - VaultTechy
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(05/12/2013) [-]
My favorite part about this post is the fact there's a French magazine about Michael Jackson, called Black and White, that probably made my day
#26 to #17 - anon
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(05/12/2013) [-]
they don't look a lot like each other (yes, I am aware that 'they' are the same person)
#45 to #17 - exodeath
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Possibly based off of Michael Jackson's song
#18 - heafi
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(05/12/2013) [-]
#30 - Denmarrk
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Can someone please explain the towel trick?

I don't have an Xbox.
#35 to #30 - reddeadtroll
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(05/13/2013) [-]
I never fully understood it. I guess if it's broken let's try and overheat it so it'll work again.


>Dat logic
#36 to #30 - bowmasta
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(05/13/2013) [-]
When you have the RROD you wrap the Xbox in 2 towels. It basically heats itself to the point where the solder melts and resolidifies back into its original position.

I did the trick before I went to college and my Xbox has worked since, It's a release model.

Now that I'm a certified Avionics Tech I'll just replace any faulty components. Knowing what I do now I wouldn't recommend doing the Towel Trick. You could possibly get some solder bridges and cold solder joints, Which could cause short Circuits. A lot of the components are surface mount so there isn't much space between the pads.

Hope that offeres some insight.
#38 to #36 - Denmarrk
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Since you're a tech, how does the red rind of death occur?
#44 to #38 - bowmasta
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Well I'm an Avionics Tech; I work on Aircraft electrical systems for the most part, although I'm going back to school to be a pilot.

Anyways, The RROD is just the Xbox's way of saying there was a catastrophic failure; The RROD has many causes, Faulty wiring, Bad components, Severe Over Heating, A bad solder connection.

UnaOWNED 's Explanation is feasible to. There were plenty of unforeseen problems with the console when it was released.
#51 to #44 - yourmomisaslut
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(05/13/2013) [-]
you just described exactly what i want to do after highschool

the aviation part, how long have you wanted to be a pilot?
#63 to #51 - bowmasta
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Since I was in the 4th grade. A pilot gave me tour on a 737 and gave me a set of pin on wings, from then on I was hooked.
I became interested in Avionics because; A. as a pilot I'd use avionics every single day and B. because I want a back up plan for the future in case I run into some unforeseen problems that would prevent me from being a pilot.

If you're interested in becoming an Avionics tech there are a ton of great schools out there. Make sure to research them though, Some programs charge 2x - 3x the national average because the School has an old name. If you want to be a pilot make sure to research, then research again, then again. It's really expensive to become a pilot but its a very rewarding career. You wouldn't want to waste your hard earned money on a crappy program but you also have to be weary of "To good to be True" programs.

I was recommended a book from the Head flight instructor at Aerosim in Florida (Our parents met at a Hospital Meet). Its called "Professional Pilots Career Guide Second Edition" by Robert P. Mark. Its a little dated (2007) but it has tons of great information to get started and it has a lot of school reviews/ overviews..

I'd type more but I just got done grilling some steak for Mother's Day. Best of luck finishing school!
#74 to #63 - yourmomisaslut
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(05/14/2013) [-]
you have a nicer story

i played star wars rogue squadron when i was young and BOOM instant childhood obsession, i love stuff that flys
#75 to #74 - bowmasta
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(05/14/2013) [-]
Don't get me wrong, I love flying in the Vidya games.

I want to fly helicopters for a living but I'v read its kind of hard for someone my size to get a job. But I'v been told otherwise, I met a helicopter pilot that was my exact height and maybe 10 pounds less than me and he told me its super easy to get a job. I'll stick with Fixed wing until I earn some money to afford Helicopter lessons though.
#76 to #75 - yourmomisaslut
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(05/14/2013) [-]
i would never fly a helicopter, they seem too dangerous, too easy to lose control
#77 to #76 - bowmasta
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(05/14/2013) [-]
You'd be surprised. They are much safer than airplanes in many ways.

For instance, you lose power in flight.

In a helicopter you have auto-rotation, so you won't stall and can land (rather hard)

In a plane you can only hope your glide ratio is good enough for you to glide to a safe landing place. You have to manage your pitch angle so that you don't cause a stall while gliding and if you can't bank to much or you'll stall.

Both have their advantages and disadvantages but I really like helicopters. Being able to land anywhere, stop in flight and hover is very attractive to me.
#78 to #77 - yourmomisaslut
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(05/14/2013) [-]
airplanes get sweet maneuvers   
   
your statement is invalid
airplanes get sweet maneuvers

your statement is invalid
#79 to #78 - bowmasta
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(05/14/2013) [-]
Lol, I got to take Aerobatic flight lesson not to long ago. It was ******* intense, My pilot was a veteran F16 pilot (16 years flying them). He was so nice, he told me I was the most talented student he's had, he told me he liked how I was asking questions, he said most people take his instructions at face value and won't think anything of it. I was scared when we started getting suited up though, I had never worn a parachute before and man was it weird. The parachute acts kind of like a cushion in the 300L.

We did a Strap check and my head hit the canopy lol. Then when he walked me through a Tail slide he decided to tumble it at the end.. Holy Crap, I watched the color leave my vision and black tentacles started going over my vision. Then we pulled out and the color came back... Man I was kind of chuffed. I was talking with the other guy flying with us in another plane with his pilot and found out they hit 8 G's. I didn't check the meter at the end of my flight but that tumble and pull out made me feel terrible.

But it was a really cool time and I gained a lot of experience. It was cool being able to do these stunts having no training lol, He'd do something once and hand me the stick. I love showing the video to my friends.

#43 to #30 - howyafj
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(05/13/2013) [-]
If your Xbox get's the infamous "Red ring of death" the Xbox will not start, it will just conduct a circle of red rings on your light indicators on your console. So some genius ****** discovered if you wrap it in a towel, turn it on, and let it sit for 7-10 minutes; then turn it off, take off the towel, turn it back on and it will work. The first time I heard this, I laughed-but yet being desperate, I tried it. It ******* worked. It continued to work for about 6-8 months and it did it again. I did the towel trick again and hasn't happened since. I googled why it works and supposedly it gets the console so hot, it re-solders 2 connections back together- which some how came disconnected during normal use causing the red-ring of death in the first place- thus fixing your console. I can confirm, it does in-fact work. LAST NOTE- Everyone does warn to watch the x-box closely when you do this because it's a fire hazard.
#14 - satanlovesyouall
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(05/12/2013) [-]
I did the towel trick on my xbox a year ago...It hasn't gotten a red ring since.
I did the towel trick on my xbox a year ago...It hasn't gotten a red ring since.
#28 to #14 - sketchE
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(05/13/2013) [-]
the only time i ever red ringed was with the intercooler attached/. i fixed the problem by unplugging everything and leaving it alone for a day
#52 to #14 - fredthemilkman
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(05/13/2013) [-]
the only red ring i have is around my anus
#20 - pappathethird
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Anyone else heard of the Wolfenstein myth from the nerd?
Anyone else heard of the Wolfenstein myth from the nerd?
#21 - TheShortbusDriver
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(05/12/2013) [-]
I have nothing to say, just wanted to use this.
I have nothing to say, just wanted to use this.
#5 - bitchplzzz
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(05/12/2013) [-]
I like these contents
#46 - redsalsa
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(05/13/2013) [-]
ops fw
#48 to #46 - anon
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(05/13/2013) [-]
What the **** did you just ******* say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the **** out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my ******* words. You think you can get away with saying that **** to me over the Internet? Think again, ******. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re ******* dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands
#49 to #48 - redsalsa
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(05/13/2013) [-]
well that escalated faster than i hoped