Sunday, September 12, 2010

Zelda, epic tale, horror story.

The Haunting Of A Majora’s Mask Cartridge

So there was this guy and he bought a Majora’s Mask cartridge from a creepy old guy, and it had wicked scary glitches in it, like Link would burst into flames while the Song of Healing played backwards and …
Someone posting to 4chan’s /x/ board (its paranormal forum) has concocted a whale of creepy urban myths that lacks only a campfire, torches under the face and someone’s cousin’s best friend’s stepbrother. It is long, but the gist of it is that the teller encounters a creepy old man, who gives him a strange, blank Nintendo 64 cartridge with “MAJORA” sharpied on it. He takes it home, plays it and deletes a gamesave marked BEN.
Very strange, very threatening things then start happening, and while I think it’s nothing more than a ghost story, it’s very, very well written. It’ll have you on the edge of your seat, grabbing your monitor and screaming “JUST TURN THE GODDAMN N64 OFF!!!!” And it even comes with three videos, attached below.
The entire story may be read here (via Joystiq). I expect to see some expert damn mythbusting in our comments – or maybe, maybe the haunting is real …

Haunted Majora’s Mask Cartridge [Zelda Informer]

Some scary stuff. Again, taken from Kotaku. The videos can be seen in the links above, and they seriously enhance the story to a higher level.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Laws of Physics varies?

The laws of physics describe basic behaviours of nature that are, to our knowledge, universally constant. According to a new study conducted by astrophysicists based in Australia and England, these universal constants might not be as universal as we thought.
The laws of physics are handy little things that help scientists make sense of a universe that more often than not does not make sense. Take the fine-structure constant, or alpha, for instance. It’s a magic number that tells us how strong electromagnetism is. It and other such constants are central to the theory of physics as we know it.
And it turns out it might not quite be constant.
“After measuring alpha in around 300 distant galaxies, a consistency emerged: this magic number, which tells us the strength of electromagnetism, is not the same everywhere as it is here on Earth, and seems to vary continuously along a preferred axis through the universe,” Professor John Webb from the University of New South Wales said.
Webb is part of a team from the University of New South Wales, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Cambridge that is submitting a report of the discovery for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters.
The researchers base their findings on data taken from both the Very Large Telescope in Chile and the world’s largest optical telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Looking at distant galaxies from the Kleck Observatory, researchers observed the alpha getting smaller, while observations taken from the Very Large Telescope looking in the opposite direction indicated a larger alpha. The findings seem to indicate that the alpha fluctuates along a curve.
Which would mean the constant is not constant and the theory of physics might need some serious revision, says Professor Webb.
“The implications for our current understanding of science are profound. If the laws of physics turn out to be merely ‘local by-laws’, it might be that whilst our observable part of the universe favours the existence of life and human beings, other far more distant regions may exist where different laws preclude the formation of life, at least as we know it.”
“If our results are correct, clearly we shall need new physical theories to satisfactorily describe them.”

Taken from kotaku. Scary stuff, huh?

Funniest shit out!

This video. Much lolz were had.


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