Pokemon Fakes Archive: Altaria

Altaria
(C)
70 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (L)
Resistance (F)
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poke-Body – Empty Heart
Every time your opponent draws a prize put 2 damage counters on the defending Pokemon.

(C)(C) – Dive – 20

(C)(C) – Memorandum – 10
Discard a special energy card attached to Altaria. Prevent all damage done to Altaria until your next turn.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Claydol

Claydol
(F)
70 HP
Stage 1
Weakness none
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Poke-Body – Rainbow Armor
Claydol’s type is the same type as every basic energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

(C) – Gatekeeper
Discard a Baltoy and a Claydol form your deck (if you don’t do this, this attack does nothing). Discard this Pokemon (this does not count as knocking it out). Do 70 damage to any non-baby Pokemon.

(C)(C) – Spear
Put one damage counter on the defending Pokemon for each type of basic energy in play.

Pokemon Fakes Archive: Gyarados

Gyarados
(W)
110 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (L)
Resistance (F)
Retreat cost (C)(C)(C)

Poke-Power – Dragon Hold
This Pokemon’s retreat cost is reduced by 1 for every (N) Pokemon you have in play.

(C)(C)(C) – El Niño
Flip a coin for every basic energy card in play. Gyarados does 5 damage times the number of tails (rounded) to itself. Gyarados does 10 damage times the number of heads to the defending Pokemon.

(W)(W)(C) – Tyrant Tail
Flip a coin. If tails, put on damage counter on each of your opponent’s benched Pokemon. If heads, put one damage counter on each of your benched Pokemon and put two damage counters on each of your opponent’s benched Pokemon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Natu

Natu
(P)
40 HP
Basic
Weakness (L)
Resistance (F)
Retreat cost (C)

(C) – Cup – 10

(P)(P) – Big Door
Flip a coin until you get two heads, consecutively. For each coin you flipped, search your deck for a special energy card and place it in your hand. Then this Pokemon does 10 damage to itself.

Pokemon Fakes Archive: Pidove

Pidove
(C)
50 HP
Basic
Weakness (L)
Resistance (F)
Retreat cost (C)

(C) – Blow Away
Flip 4 coins, for each heads, take a basic energy card attached to the defending Pokemon and shuffle it into your opponent’s deck. Then shuffle this Pokemon into your deck.

(C)(C)(C) – Demand – 20

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Dragonair

Dragonair
(C)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (C)
Resistance (P)
Retreat cost (C)

Poke-Body – When this Pokemon is put into play, discard all other Pokemon you have in play with Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies (and all the cards attached to them).
While this Pokemon is in play, no one may use any trainer card to search his/her deck for energy.

0 – Possible – 20

(C)(C) – Beauty
Flip 4 coins. If 3 or more are heads, the defending Pokemon is now paralyzed and this attack does 30 damage. If less than 3 are heads, this attack does 70 damage.

(C)(C)(C) – Reliance
Does 10 damage to all (N) Pokemon. Does 20 damage to 2 non-(N) Pokemon.

Bitcoin Pushes Forward a Phenomena That Will Change the World

Not a recently-published article, but I just came across it and it was the most fun article on Bitcoin I’ve ever read.
Why I’m Putting All My Savings Into Bitcoin
I do not put all *my* eggs in a basket, so on that point I disagree with the author. The primary point of this article, IMO is, when he talks about a transaction in which he says:

  • Nobody logged on to a bank of any kind.
  • No bank page for complicated foreign transactions was loaded into any browser.
  • No expensive foreign transfer fees were applied. In fact, no transfer fees were applied at all.
  • No banks were holding on to the money for a couple of days. My friend had the money instantly.
  • No bank holidays were relevant. I did this on a Sunday.
  • No governmental economic blacklist was consulted. He could be a criminal under New Zealand law for all I care, but what matters to me is that he is my friend.
  • Nobody got the chance to seize the money before my friend in New Zealand got it. Or afterwards.
  • An alternative to a bank transfer would have been to use Visa or MasterCard. They did not get a cut, either.
  • No tax authority saw the transaction or the money.

A wave of agorism is coming to the world. Bitcoin will be one of the vehicles pushing it forward.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Musharna

Musharna
(P)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(P) – Tube – 20
Do not apply weakness or resistance for the next attack that is announced.

(P)(C) – Psybomb – 70
If you played a Supporter or Energy card this turn, this attack does nothing.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Gardevoir

Gardevoir
(P)
110 HP
Stage 2
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost none

(P) – Psywave – 30
If an attack does damage to Gardevoir next turn, reduce that damage by 20.

(P)(P)(P) – Close Loop – 60
Unless the defending Pokemon has weakness to this Pokemon’s type, this attack’s base damage is doubled (before applying any effects on Gardevoir).

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Steelix

Steelix
(F)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat Cost (C)(C)(C)

Poke-Body – Caught Up
If a player attacks three times consecutively with the same Pokemon, his/her opponent may put 4 damage counters on any Pokemon as long as this doesn’t knock out the Pokemon.

(C) – Minimize
If an attack does 30 or more damage to Steelix next turn, reduce the damage by 30.

(M)(C)(C) – Circle
Does 20 damage to all Pokemon whose maximum HP is a multiple of 20.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Dusclops

Dusclops
(P)
70 HP
Stage 1
Weakness none
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

0 – Roll Over – 10
Switch your active Pokemon with one of your benched Pokemon.

(C)(C) – Check – 40
If the defending Pokemon does not have a weakness, or does not have a resistance, this attack does 60 damage instead.

Pokemon Fakes Archive: Emolga

Emolga
(L)
70 HP
Basic
Weakness (L)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Poke-Body – Opener
When you put this Pokemon into play, flip 8 coins. If you get 6 or more tails, your opponent draws a prize.

(C)(C) – Power Beam – 30
If the defending Pokemon has any Poke-Powers or Poke Abilities, this attack does 60 damage instead.

(L)(L) – White – 20
Does 10 more damage for each card your opponent has in play.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Breloom

Breloom
(G)
70 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (C)(R)
Resistance (G)
Retreat cost (C)

(G) – Crasher – 50
Before this attack does damage, your opponent may take any energy cards from his/her hand and attach them to any of his/her Pokémon in any way he/she likes.

(G)(G) – Grass Gang – 50
Your opponent’s Pokémon have a retreat cost of zero on his/her next turn.

Patent Lawsuits Clusterfrak

Came across a video recently. The content is not so important as this image I got from it. The author said, “The Last Four Years of Patent Lawsuits in the realm of smartphones. Is this promoting the ‘progress of useful arts’?”

Chart of smartphone patent lawsuits 2008-2011

This image is the of patent lawsuits for the years of 2008-2011 and this is just smartphones!