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(Wired)   "So far, the US military has been extremely reluctant to embrace human biological modification, or 'biomods.' And that could result in a veritable mutant gap"   (wired.com) divider line 125
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2012-12-27 05:30:17 PM
www.amazing1.com

Bring it on, pigs.
 
2012-12-27 05:31:03 PM
War... war continues to change... or something to that effect.
 
2012-12-27 05:31:37 PM
So start recruiting at Wal-Marts.
 
2012-12-27 05:34:54 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-27 05:36:29 PM
"Mr. President, we must not allow a mutant gap!"
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-27 05:36:31 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

We were warned, as early as 2002, as to the dangers of the United States falling behind in the mutant gap, and the resulting consequences in the next world war.
 
2012-12-27 05:36:45 PM
Mutants you say?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-27 05:37:02 PM

Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.


img202.imageshack.us

 
2012-12-27 05:39:32 PM

skinink: Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.
[img202.imageshack.us image 515x640]


I'll one-up you. I was good at that game, but also have patience for one with similar themes and a pacing closer to an actual human research trial:

wiki.eveonline.com
 
2012-12-27 05:40:22 PM

phlegmmo: "Mr. President, we must not allow a mutant gap!"
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 304x380]



upload.wikimedia.org

Clearly the only answer is to breed prodigiously. Do we have any experts on this here?
 
2012-12-27 05:41:01 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-12-27 05:42:46 PM
Fire up the mako reacters.
 
2012-12-27 05:44:03 PM
And this says nothing about Fartbamas refusal to fully fund plasmid research. We're going to have a splicer gap with the North Koreans, mark my words.
 
2012-12-27 05:46:05 PM
img690.imageshack.us
likes where this thread is going
 
2012-12-27 05:46:05 PM
Genetically engineered super soldiers, you say?

i.imgur.com

Sure, as long as they look like this.
 
2012-12-27 05:46:40 PM
It's only a matter of time, really. *EVENTUALLY* we'll see genetic engineering of humans at a level which enables us to overcome disease, cancer, loss of vitality to aging, etc. The only question is when.
 
2012-12-27 05:46:51 PM
Yeah, lets make a lot of mutants. That'll be the one thing our military needs! Cancer. Lots and lots of cancer.
 
2012-12-27 05:46:59 PM

Satanic_Hamster: And this says nothing about Fartbamas refusal to fully fund plasmid research. We're going to have a splicer gap with the North Koreans, mark my words.


But what's the best part? Is it forever? Please tell me it's forever.
 
2012-12-27 05:53:17 PM
d.gr-assets.com
 
2012-12-27 05:53:38 PM

Jim_Callahan: skinink: Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.
[img202.imageshack.us image 515x640]

I'll one-up you. I was good at that game, but also have patience for one with similar themes and a pacing closer to an actual human research trial:

[wiki.eveonline.com image 287x187]


+3's? ... cheapskate :).
 
2012-12-27 05:54:54 PM
What, no mention of Zahn's Cobras yet?
 
2012-12-27 05:56:18 PM
Or so you have been led to believe........
 
2012-12-27 05:56:23 PM
I'm currently reading The Passage, where the US government uses death row inmates as test subjects for a virus that they are trying to tame in order to enhance the healing capabilities of soldiers. Unfortunately, the raw form of the virus turns those killers and rapists into vampire-like creatures, and hilarity inevitably ensues to an apocalyptic extent.
 
2012-12-27 05:56:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-27 05:57:52 PM

skinink: Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.
[img202.imageshack.us image 515x640]


I killed Nevarre on Hard mode with a knife without saving.
I beat the game using only melee weapons.
I beat the game without killing anyone except Nevarre (and I used the killphrase to do that).
I beat the game disallowing other non-player characters to kill each other, except 4 or 5 fatalities in Hell's Kitchen.

Deus Ex is my favorite game. May it live forever on my secret virtual optical drive on my thumb drive. I can play it on any computer without installing.

Damn Terrorists.
 
2012-12-27 05:58:52 PM
Just gotta find the right serum and use injectors to turn ours into unstoppable soldiers - that'll be acceptable, right?

i.somethingawful.com
 
2012-12-27 05:59:21 PM

khitsicker: +3's? ... cheapskate :).


In my defense, just started with FW, I've been losing like a pod a week to the new timer setup and aggression rule tweaks/bugs.
 
2012-12-27 05:59:23 PM
Our biochem corpus is far more advanced, and their...ethical inflexibility...is allowing us to make progress in areas they wouldn't even consider.

*greasel purr*
 
2012-12-27 05:59:32 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [i.imgur.com image 528x376]


WIN!
 
2012-12-27 06:01:26 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [i.imgur.com image 528x376]


Lulz
 
2012-12-27 06:01:37 PM
I forgot to brag that I beat Deus Ex without augs as well. Not even the flashlight. You have no idea how many flares there are in that game until you go no-flashlight.
 
2012-12-27 06:02:06 PM
Lexx: It's only a matter of time, really. *EVENTUALLY* we'll see genetic engineering of humans at a level which enables us to overcome disease, cancer, loss of vitality to aging, etc. The only question is when.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-27 06:02:28 PM

dj_spanmaster: What, no mention of Zahn's Cobras yet?


Bunch of young folk here.

/GOML
 
2012-12-27 06:04:07 PM
The military could select troops and their officers for their unique, inborn ability to cope with stress. Or it could directly tweak a soldier's body functions - re-balancing the normal hormonal cocktail so the soldier doesn't panic, doesn't retreat and keeps on fighting, even when the odds are against him and any normal person would just give up.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-27 06:07:01 PM

Slartibeerfest: War... war continues to change... or something to that effect.


www.themidnightcafe.com
 
2012-12-27 06:15:55 PM
Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-27 06:16:20 PM

Wangiss: skinink: Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.
[img202.imageshack.us image 515x640]

I killed Nevarre on Hard mode with a knife without saving.
I beat the game using only melee weapons.
I beat the game without killing anyone except Nevarre (and I used the killphrase to do that).
I beat the game disallowing other non-player characters to kill each other, except 4 or 5 fatalities in Hell's Kitchen.

Deus Ex is my favorite game. May it live forever on my secret virtual optical drive on my thumb drive. I can play it on any computer without installing.

Damn Terrorists.


I discovered you could crouch and melee the chairs of the NPC. Once destroyed, they have to stand, and they end up wandering around. Sometimes they get annoyed. On my second playthrough, I grabbed every dead NSF member the filthy UNACTO pigs had killed and piled them on Manderlay's desk, then destroyed his chair. He was forced to stand up and LOOK AT THE DEATH HE BROUGHT. TO CONFRONT HIS EVIL.

I love that game and I note the difficulty of your achievements too.
 
2012-12-27 06:20:50 PM

mjjt: Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

[i47.tinypic.com image 284x177]


You can use all the fancy words you like, they're still witches to me.
 
2012-12-27 06:21:56 PM

mjjt: Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

[i47.tinypic.com image 284x177]


It's one thing to be mechanically enhanced due to loss of limb, and entirely another to be genetically engineered from birth. See the movie Gattica for an idea on how that would work out.
 
2012-12-27 06:23:06 PM
You know who else wanted genetically superior soldiers?
 
2012-12-27 06:24:00 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-27 06:25:50 PM
You first, Andrew.
 
2012-12-27 06:27:01 PM
The Pentagon's human-alien hybrid program has been shackled with inefficiencies since the early 80's with Reagan's numerous budget cuts. Reagan, Weinberger, and Bush misinterpreted the reasons behind the Human-Alien Genetic Hybridization program's failure to deliver on their stated goals with their XXO-0079i prototype. They, naturally, saw things through their small government perspective, while the HAGH's problems were more rooted in the Carter administration's more holistic defense aims which neutered HAGH's funding and flexibility. The DoD pawned HAGH's responsibilities off to a number of defense contractors in an effort to spur innovation through competition, but the division of talent only resulted in a number of programs too small and lacking in expertise to produce human-alien hybrids with any real practicality. While the diversity of contractor backgrounds certainly made for innovative concepts, they simply were not feasible and the hybridization aspects were often overshadowed by the contractor's primary development aims.

Take for instance, General Dynamics' ill-fated "Dallara" prototypes which spliced Whadrian psychonetic genes with human fetuses which were then incubated for 15-months in a HGH/VZX-based slurry. The souls were then extracted in a F-class exorcism and placed in a Stryker. The soul would then utilize Whadrian sub-neural soothe-melodies to place passengers and Stryker operators into a hyper-aware fugue state. We all know that the initial results showed that the Whadrian-induced states were great for improving soldier awareness (soldiers spotting camouflaged enemies at over 15000 yards with only their eyes) and endurance (5.2 shots to the torso before experiencing any pain). But only one additional exposure to the soothe-melodies resulted in the soldiers' brains collapsing into themselves and leaving them with the same mental acuity as a Gila Monster. $1.6 Billion down the drain because General Dynamics did not have any communication with SAIC who had discovered this four years earlier.

All HAGH programs are under Pegasus Global Holdings now and are producing hybrids of some meager quality. Some nights I experience hyper-dimensional dreams caused by an accidental hybridization with a Vlan brain-fruit which show me where we would be if HAGH wasn't split up and I weep crystal tears. The decades we in Dimension AXDD1992855939221 lost due to politics getting in the way of hybridization is just that painful to me and my Vlan emotional cortex.
 
2012-12-27 06:27:34 PM

Mad_Radhu: I'm currently reading The Passage, where the US government uses death row inmates as test subjects for a virus that they are trying to tame in order to enhance the healing capabilities of soldiers. Unfortunately, the raw form of the virus turns those killers and rapists into vampire-like creatures, and hilarity inevitably ensues to an apocalyptic extent.


Read that book. It's a good read, reminded me of the better parts of The Stand.

Didn't care for the ending, as I was under the mistaken impression that it was a stand-alone story and not the beginning of a trilogy.
 
2012-12-27 06:31:05 PM

NexusSix: Our biochem corpus is far more advanced, and their...ethical inflexibility...is allowing us to make progress in areas they wouldn't even consider.

*greasel purr*


Is this Kane of the Brotherhood of Nod?
 
2012-12-27 06:31:14 PM
Well if the U.S. military falls too far behind they can always contact Major League Baseball about their program.
2.bp.blogspot.com
www.takethepiss.com
 
2012-12-27 06:31:36 PM
fc00.deviantart.net
 
2012-12-27 06:33:06 PM
Our future soldiers on top compared to weaker USSR soldiers on the bottom.

4.bp.blogspot.com

Only one inserted GM gene does this
 
2012-12-27 06:33:54 PM

Rindred: Just gotta find the right serum and use injectors to turn ours into unstoppable soldiers - that'll be acceptable, right?

[i.somethingawful.com image 450x352]


Rifts reference on the play: automatic first down.

/Be careful that "He Who Shall Not Be Named" doesn't unleash his cadre of copyright lawyers on ya.
//And he will.
 
2012-12-27 06:35:24 PM

Acharne: Wangiss: skinink: Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.
[img202.imageshack.us image 515x640]

I killed Nevarre on Hard mode with a knife without saving.
I beat the game using only melee weapons.
I beat the game without killing anyone except Nevarre (and I used the killphrase to do that).
I beat the game disallowing other non-player characters to kill each other, except 4 or 5 fatalities in Hell's Kitchen.

Deus Ex is my favorite game. May it live forever on my secret virtual optical drive on my thumb drive. I can play it on any computer without installing.

Damn Terrorists.

I discovered you could crouch and melee the chairs of the NPC. Once destroyed, they have to stand, and they end up wandering around. Sometimes they get annoyed. On my second playthrough, I grabbed every dead NSF member the filthy UNACTO pigs had killed and piled them on Manderlay's desk, then destroyed his chair. He was forced to stand up and LOOK AT THE DEATH HE BROUGHT. TO CONFRONT HIS EVIL.

I love that game and I note the difficulty of your achievements too.


Thank you for the hilarious protip and the recognition. I also love to kill people by falling on them, but that's a feature in most every game nowadays.

I loved to aug my arms and legs to be able to pick up heavy objects and jump high. Oh the places you'll go!
 
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