July 14, 2012
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14:08, Skinnymon whispers: I know I'm a trifle late to mention this, but nonetheless:
14:09, Skinnymon whispers: Only 100 more triads sinister to go! HAPPY 900!
17:03, 4616599> I've just seen the tail end of this rather depressing movie on a Chinese movie channel and can't help but wonder about the accuracy of massive hot air balloon attacks in ancient China: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT9nTqaFiYs&t=1h42m35s
17:03, 4616599 whispers: Oh, and happy 6011:900 !
17:10, 4616599 whispers: Oh, if anyone's interested, Wiki's pretty vague about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_warfare#Kite_warfare Like certain Hollywood movies set in Greece around that era, it's probably fiction loosely based on truth. Very loosely.
19:47, Cryoburner> That film apparently takes place around 370 BC.
19:48, Cryoburner> The Chinese may have potentially had small unmanned hot air balloons around that time, but manned aircraft seem rather unlikely.
19:51, Cryoburner whispers: Something like these... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongming_lantern
19:56, Cryoburner whispers: Even those aerial lanterns seem a bit of a stretch for that time though, let alone ones that could carry armored passengers.