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Boss

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#1 12 years ago

I read the Russian book "piknic na obochine", which turned out to be a classic, and as a Russian it is embarassing that I only got to it now. Every Russian adult has read this book and references it from time to time. This book is what the game is based on. In it, the main character also gets to an artifact that grants wishes, called the golden sphere "zolotoy shar". Once he gets to it, his mind runs dry of ideas and he uses the wish of a young stalker that he just killed. This young stalker was running and yelling at the ball right before he got killed by the main character. He was yelling "Hapiness for all, for free, and no one leaves dissapointed". I think that would basically be my wish as well, what about yours?




YautjaLord

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#2 12 years ago
manslauter;3754137I read the Russian book "piknic na obochine", which turned out to be a classic, and as a Russian it is embarassing that I only got to it now. Every Russian adult has read this book and references it from time to time. This book is what the game is based on. In it, the main character also gets to an artifact that grants wishes, called the golden sphere "zolotoy shar". Once he gets to it, his mind runs dry of ideas and he uses the wish of a young stalker that he just killed. This young stalker was running and yelling at the ball right before he got killed by the main character. He was yelling "Hapiness for all, for free, and no one leaves dissapointed". I think that would basically be my wish as well, what about yours?

I read this book too in the past, in the matter of fact. And i probly will again :). And about a wish - i wish that such books/authors/games happen more often in life : that's what make them a history ! Arkadi & Boris Strugatzki - two brothers. Arkadi have passed away in 1991 - respect in every meaning of the word to such talented person !




0rpheus

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#3 12 years ago

I'd wish that it would grant all my wishes:naughty:. Yeah, I know, I'm a clever b!ach :rofl:




Boss

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#4 12 years ago

god dammit orpheous haha. Seriously though, 1 wish I also read 2 of their other books "Hard to be a god" and " Monday starts on Sunday". Pretty solid stuff




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#5 12 years ago

i would wish for unlimited amount of wishes




0rpheus

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#6 12 years ago
krompirSLO;3757508i would wish for unlimited amount of wishes

Heeeey......That's almost the same as mine, spank on you!:spank:




Boss

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#7 12 years ago

Haha nice, not a single idea yet. If you were to wish for unlimited wishes the artifact would curb stomp you, how about that haha?




>Omen<

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#8 12 years ago

(The spiritual side) I'd wish for God to stop testing us and get on with judgment day for Christ's sake. You'd think he'd want a family reunion by now! :D The planet is wearing thin, Chernobyl is a prime example of that. OK, that's my levity version of my wish, albeit a bit impatient. (The scientific side) Other than that I'd wish for Tesla to be reincarnated and tell us what the heck his visions of the future were. He was pretty much passed off as a mad scientist, but we all know better than that. He no doubt had a lot to say that he never got a chance to speak freely about without persecution (A warning about exploitation of technology) I've been reading a bit about the "Verichip" lately after watching one of those "prophecies being fulfilled today" televangelist shows which I found out to have a fair amount of credibility in their claim of it being akin to the "mark of the beast" prophecy. I won't attempt to influence you, but I suggest you read as much as you can find about Verichip and the Verimed network to gain insight on how it's become much more than just a medical tool. Often times "more is less", as they say. So my wish here is that the masses will remain actively involved in learning about advances in technology so as to discern whether it's being used safely and fairly in society without risk to health, privacy or freedom. The easiest way to fall prey to a potentially dangerous product is to unknowingly pass it off as harmless.




Boss

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#9 12 years ago

Well religiously wise, i am atheist, and im not into the whole mark of the beast and end of the world thing. I dig science and facts more personaly :D Haha i cant believe i just got a straight answer only now, its been like 5 days




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#10 12 years ago

Yeah, I didn't mean to offend anyone, just trying to cover all bases more or less and mentioning mainly how I found out about it. I meant to point out as well that whether you see it in a religious perspective or just a personal privacy and saftey point of view, the Verichip is something to be concerned about. Other than medical history info they're now using it to track assests and do surveilance and it isn't even encrypted. There are now people from all walks of life and beliefs (or disbeliefs) boycotting it, some with their own websites. In case you don't know the Verichip is a microchip implant for humans that was approved by the FDA in 2004.