Zerosum Inertia presents: The Berserker

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Post by zerosum » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:38 am

:roll:

The name comes from monsters destroying humans and then starting over and rebuilding.

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Post by weinglas » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:43 am

Yeah, Clive Barker: I even have the book somewhere! Great movie, shows that the humans are the real monsters. Great name for a module!

But i guess the roots of the berserkers are to find in a lot of old scandinavian sagas, where the berserkers are warriors!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker
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Post by mecanikill » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:48 am

This thing is making me get into 5u! I can't wait to get mine.

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Post by numan7 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:41 am

:hmm: i remember berserkers as 1970s dungeons & dragons "monsters" (and seem to recall they were magically altered humans who always fought to the death without regard to pain or fatigue, and characteristically howled and foamed at the mouth whilst doing so).

a-and d&d got the notion from norse mythology, i suspect... (so "berserking" goes way, way further back than the the 1990s :lol:).

can this be ordered/built with motm/modcan power connectors, btw?

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Post by infradead » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:51 am

i'm going to go with the Fred Saberhagen berserker


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Post by Muddymudskipper » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:50 pm

weinglas wrote:
But i guess the roots of the berserkers are to find in a lot of old scandinavian sagas, where the berserkers are warriors!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker
I like the end of the article

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Post by cerebrosis » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:04 pm

numan7 wrote::hmm: i remember berserkers as 1970s dungeons & dragons "monsters" (and seem to recall they were magically altered humans who always fought to the death without regard to pain or fatigue, and characteristically howled and foamed at the mouth whilst doing so).

a-and d&d got the notion from norse mythology, i suspect... (so "berserking" goes way, way further back than the the 1990s :lol:).

can this be ordered/built with motm/modcan power connectors, btw?

cheers,
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Post by numan7 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:34 pm

:tu: awesome wikipedia article (one of its best)!

highlights include:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker wrote: The earliest surviving reference to the term "berserker" is in Haraldskvæði, a skaldic poem composed by Thórbiörn Hornklofi in the late 9th century in honour of King Harald Fairhair, as ulfheðnar ("men clad in wolf skins"). This translation from the Haraldskvæði saga describes Harald's berserkers:

I'll ask of the berserks, you tasters of blood,

Those intrepid heroes, how are they treated,
Those who wade out into battle?
Wolf-skinned they are called. In battle
They bear bloody shields.
Red with blood are their spears when they come to fight.
They form a closed group.
The prince in his wisdom puts trust in such men
Who hack through enemy shields!
and, towards the end of the article...
wrote: The word "berserker" today applies to anyone who fights with reckless abandon and disregard to even his own life, a concept used during the Vietnam War and in Vietnam-inspired literature (Michael Herr's Dispatches) and film (Oliver Stone's Platoon and Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder). "Going berserk" in this context refers to an overdose of adrenaline-induced opioids in the human body and brain leading a soldier to fight with fearless rage and indifference, a state strikingly similar to that of the 9th century berserkers...
:hmm: i think i may need to watch the film 'jacob's ladder' once more, the night that the berserker modules arrive!! :zombie::twisted:

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ps - a-and ha, i see the power supply is external, so need for special ordering connectors!! :party:
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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:58 am

sounds like it has a ton of range.

again, if only I had space for 5U and money to burn... :waah:

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Post by mecanikill » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:13 pm

I have been using the Berserker and it is super bad ass! Fucking kills my Vermona Kick Lancet and makes it sound so thick. Kudos to Brian this thing is dope!

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Post by baker » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:49 pm

Wow this looks cool does it just need a wall wart power adapter to run it?

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Post by zerosum » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:54 am

baker wrote:Wow this looks cool does it just need a wall wart power adapter to run it?
NO.
You need to have a modular power supply AND a wall wart to use the Berserker.
The Agonizer doesn't require a modular power supply, just wall wart.

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Post by mecanikill » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:51 am

I am in love with this thing it is beyond nasty and the PERFECT companion for a R54 I can't stop messing with it. Keep the filth coming Brian you are the man :sb: !

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Post by mecanikill » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:11 pm

The Berserker got the official thumbs up from C.X. Kidtronix and Saul Williams. Seriously it's one of the most nasty ass growling oscillators I have used right up there next to the Wretch in my opinion. Sooooo happy with this module it truly is a beast!

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