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Tokyo Scientists Create Mobile Slime

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the godzilla's-newest-foe dept.

Science 111

Sockatume writes "Shingo Maeda and colleagues at Waseda University have created a polymer gel that walks under its own chemical power. The team exploited the oscillating Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction to create periodic changes in the size of the polymer, and built a tensed structure that would amplify those small movements into a horrifically potent gait. The current version only walks across a notched surface, but the team are working on a terrible new form that will cross smooth surfaces like a snail. The team say they intend to apply it in the self-assembly of small structures. Suddenly, I can't stop screaming."

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Hackers. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27750631)

Was the best movie of all time.

Suddenly SLIME RAPE! (5, Funny)

jack2000 (1178961) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750661)

Suddenly all of those tentacle slime rape Hentai animes don't look so implausible do they? Shudder...

Re:Suddenly SLIME RAPE! (4, Funny)

Goldberg's Pants (139800) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751635)

Mobile slime?

Politicians with cars.

Mobile Slime? (Re:Suddenly SLIME RAPE!) (1)

StCredZero (169093) | more than 5 years ago | (#27757757)

Someone should redo the giant robots genre, but instead of kids piloting giant robots, they are implanted as the nucleii of giant combat amoebas.

Gundam Mobile Slime?

Actually, Evangelion was kinda off in that direction, anyhow!

Re:Suddenly SLIME RAPE! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27753889)

All your brains are belong to us

everyone needs... (1)

thefear (1011449) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750675)

everyone needs a gelatinous cube

Re:everyone needs... (2, Interesting)

snspdaarf (1314399) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751383)

everyone needs a gelatinous cube

That walks?

Re:everyone needs... (4, Funny)

RayMarron (657336) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751507)

How else is it supposed to keep your dungeon clean?

Re:everyone needs... (3, Funny)

snspdaarf (1314399) | more than 5 years ago | (#27753603)

How else is it supposed to keep your dungeon clean?

You Fourth Edition guys.....

Re:everyone needs... (1)

I cant believe its n (1103137) | more than 5 years ago | (#27755975)

One gelatinous cube ought to be enough for anybody.

Meme-aholic. (3, Funny)

senorpoco (1396603) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750693)

I for one welcome our oscillating polymer overlords.

Re:Meme-aholic. (3, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751211)

I for one welcome our oscillating polymer overlords.

You must be a Weight-Watchers employee

    -1 mean
     

Re:Meme-aholic. (4, Funny)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751663)

I for one welcome our oscillating polymer overlords.

Are all of you people that write this joke former SNL writers trying to sharpen your skills?

Re:Meme-aholic. (4, Funny)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751907)

Are all of you people that write this joke former SNL writers trying to sharpen your skills?

The secret is out. And I for one welcome our new ex-SNL writing skill-sharpening overlords.

Re:Meme-aholic. (1)

Barny (103770) | more than 5 years ago | (#27755403)

And I for one welcome our overlord welcoming overlords...

Re:Meme-aholic. (4, Funny)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752563)

Are all of you people that write this joke former SNL writers trying to sharpen your skills?

And the sad part is that they apparently save their good material for /.

Big Deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27750697)

I create mobile slime at least once a night.

Sometimes, I even create mobile slime with a female.

Re:Big Deal (5, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750831)

Sometimes, I even create mobile slime with a female.

Liar.

You're a slashdotter. The slashdotter relationship function is a binary function.

Either you have no hope of getting a piece, which makes you a liar, or you're married, which also makes you a liar.

Re:Big Deal (1)

sonicmerlin (1505111) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751303)

What if you're the kind of guy who doesn't think women are perfect little angels that bless you with their presence, and don't care whether or not you "get a piece" (which in fact ironically leads you to having better relationships in general)?

Re:Big Deal (4, Informative)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751497)

Simmer down, it's a joke. See, it plays on the two most common sterotypes of adult males who don't have sex, which are basement-dwelling nerds and married men. The 'get a piece' term was used for it's directness, hints of sexual ignorance and/or cavalierness, and mouthflow to enhance the basic premise of the joke.

Obviously, those stereotypes don't always apply (actually, they usally *aren't* applicable, but since there is a tinge of truth to them, they remain good sources for humor). And while 'get a piece' may be offensive to some, that's part of what makes it a useful phrase in crafting humor.

Now that I've needed to explain this in great detail, while a simple *whoosh* may or may not have been sufficient... let me just say this:

Jokesmithing is serious business. I are serious jokester.

Re:Big Deal (4, Funny)

Nefarious Wheel (628136) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752783)

Jokesmithing is serious business. I are serious jokester.

So I presume you practice Slight of Wit?

No, I understand him. Really I do. I studied humour seriously for many years. It's so hard to get people to understand the seriousness of this study. Yes.

Re:Big Deal (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27755483)

So I presume you practice Slight of Wit?

His wit is very slight indeed.

Re:Big Deal (2)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 5 years ago | (#27756155)

No, I understand him. Really I do. I studied humour seriously for many years. It's so hard to get people to understand the seriousness of this study. Yes.

"When I first said I was going to be a comedian, they laughed at me."

Re:Big Deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27756343)

No 27 is the best ever!

Re:Big Deal (1)

fractoid (1076465) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754515)

I know the "married guys get none" stereotype is pretty prevalent (hell, I got told it a LOT in the leadup to my own wedding) and I use it myself occasionally for comedic effect...

Statistically, thought, we actually get more than even the 'playa playa' single guys. I always find it amusing when a single friend of mine (with pretensions of being Mr Smooth Moves) is bragging about how he got with this hot chick on the weekend and they got it on three times. I'm just waiting for him to ask 'when I last got some' so I can reply "oh, twice last night then once this morning before work". ;)

Re:Big Deal (2, Funny)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751939)

New here much?

[counts the digits]

Yes. Yes you are.

Re:Big Deal (1)

Scragglykat (1185337) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751985)

Women are the devil. My mama told me so.

sonicmerlin = Picture of a closet homosexual (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27752751)

So, now it comes out of the wash that you're gay, you twisted freak, and quite obviously so, because you accused others of that twice today (first in the post I am replying to here, as well as here http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1214827&cid=27752457 [slashdot.org] ). Just be honest with yourself homo and admit it to yourself you like a man's hairy ass versus women's bodies.

gentlemen (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27750715)

We must improve our salt-shaker technology.

migrating slime (3, Funny)

Goffee71 (628501) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750757)

Hmm, plenty of Google results for "great sponge migration", but none for "great slime migration". Your time has come slime, your time has come.

Law Suit Immient (1)

Dareth (47614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750775)

In related new, Wizards of Coast [wizards.com] filed suit against the scientist for violating their Intellectual Property. They are seeking damages in excess of 100 million dollars.

This is WotC (5, Funny)

Mhtsos (586325) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751135)

They're asking for 14d10+40 million dollars. The outcome of the trial will be decided by opposing Profession (Lawyer) checks.

Re:This is WotC (1)

An ominous Cow art (320322) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751473)

What's the current dollargold piece conversion rate?

Re:This is WotC (1, Funny)

An ominous Cow art (320322) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751517)

And another innocent poster has his "< - >" eaten.

Re:This is WotC (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 5 years ago | (#27757923)

What's the current dollargold piece conversion rate?

The Player's Handbook states that 50 gold pieces weigh a pound. Given that this is a medieval-style economy, its worth should be completely dependent on how much gold is in it. Now, a gp can't be pure gold (because pure gold is far too soft to make circulating coins out of). Estimating how pure it is is complicated by the fact that the PHB doesn't tell us the volume of the thing (it states the diameter but not the thickness). Historically, gold coins have generally been around 22 carat when the government wasn't adulterating the coinage, so we'll go with that. Therefore a gp contains .02 lb x (22/24) = .018333 lb = about 8.3 grams of gold. Current quote on gold is $28.98 per gram, so we come up with 1 gp = $240.

Welcome (1, Offtopic)

Bocaj (84920) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750845)

I, for one, welcome our new polymer gel overloads.

Pornographic Applications? (4, Funny)

bughunter (10093) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750877)

Somehow, I don't see it being very long before someone applies this to the technology of sexual aids. And being Japanese in origin, I think it may actually be the intended use.

Re:Pornographic Applications? (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751679)

You could make some freaky cool condoms with this, both for the visual pattern and the oscillations.

Re:Pornographic Applications? Apply to Real (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 5 years ago | (#27753805)

Doll... might make for gender-neutral, good aural or gap-filler (feeler?) effects.

or, use it for caseload reduction for trauma/ER rooms. Imagine slime ordered to deal with a sucking chest wound. Of course, a soldier might die of heart attack at the sight of slime crawing to the rib cage. Might also make for good sci-fi special visual effects.

Any geeks/nerds out there with horny-ass little (redundant?) chihuahuas? Maybe they could wrap their little bony/bowed ass legs around rag-sized slime. After insliminating, they might give rise to real reservoir or slime dogs. That would be an abumination of nature.

Re:Pornographic Applications? (1)

vix86 (592763) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754495)

Great...till it crawls inside you...not a pleasant thought.

Re:Pornographic Applications? (1)

bar-agent (698856) | more than 5 years ago | (#27755783)

Great...till it crawls inside you...not a pleasant thought.

Opinions differ. :)

Cyberdyne Systems is coming (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27750881)

Do you know John Connor?

Slime (3, Funny)

Trevin (570491) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750907)

Reminds me of the movie The Green Slime [imdb.com] I saw when I was way too young to be watching late-night TV.

Re:Slime (1)

john.r.strohm (586791) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751267)

Worse.

"The Blob", starring a very young Steve McQueen.

This is going to affect... (3, Funny)

Mr. Firewall (578517) | more than 5 years ago | (#27750917)

... my answer to the "how much longer do you expect to live" poll question.

With that thing on the loose, not much longer, I fear....

And the guys from Mythbusters... (2, Interesting)

bwcbwc (601780) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751033)

...not to mention every other Hollywood SFX house are drooling all the way down their shirts.

Re:And the guys from Mythbusters... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27754337)

Needs wet corn starch.

Re:And the guys from Mythbusters... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27755733)

Maybe, but hasn't this stuff been CGI for years? And stop-motion before that?

Plus, wouldn't this break one of the golden rules of film?
"Don't work with kids or animals".

I can't imagine it will be very easy to get the slime to move how you want it to.
Far easier to use regular slime and tilt the scene so it slides.

Make it Stop (1)

Clipless (1432977) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751055)

If this is a closed system inside the polymer, how does it stop?

My physics knowledge says that this can not perpetuate indefinitely.
My chemistry knowledge says that is this chemical reaction is oscillating now, it will be oscillating forever.

My head hurts!

Re:Make it Stop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27751255)

My guess would be that the chemical reaction is similar to that of a pendulum, in that it swings from one side to the other, but slightly less each time, eventually reaching a point where the reaction is balanced.

However, this is just coming from a physics stand point as I don't know nearly as much about chemistry.

Re:Make it Stop (1)

reverseengineer (580922) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752335)

Yes, oscillating chemical reactions work just like a damped harmonic oscillator system. Two (or more) competing reactions keep pushing the system back and forth through equilibrium. Unless outside energy is being pumped into the system, over time, this reaction will slow down and eventually reach equilibrium. Just as with a thermodynamic heat engine, the competing reactions in an oscillating system like the B-Z reaction cannot cycle with 100% efficiency. With each stroke of the reaction engine, energy will be lost as waste heat, and eventually the reactions involved will be unable to surmount the activation energy barriers.

Re:Make it Stop (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751727)

I'm not familiar with oscillating chemical reactions. I'll make the assumption that they are reactions that proceeed one way (say 2H2 + O2 -> 2H2O) then stop, and proceed in the other way (2H2O -> 2H2 + O2), possibly with some intermediary step in between. Well, what would happen is that the reaction would see-saw back and forth, but with less reagents participating in the reaction each time. Eventually it will settle down to a mix of reagents and products.

Re:Make it Stop - not forever, but... (4, Interesting)

tjonnyc999 (1423763) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752245)

...apparently for a while.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belousov%E2%80%93Zhabotinsky_reaction [wikipedia.org]

...These reactions are far from equilibrium and remain so for a significant length of time...
...An essential aspect of the BZ reaction is its so called "excitability" â" under the influence of stimuli, patterns develop in what would otherwise be a perfectly quiescent medium. Some clock reactions... can be excited into self-organising activity through the influence of light...

Well, looks like the power-transmission problem is solved - just shine a flashlight on the thing.

...The discovery of the phenomenon is credited to Boris Belousov. He noted... that in a mix of potassium bromate, cerium(IV) sulfate, propanedioic acid and citric acid in dilute sulfuric acid...

Hang on a second. That's not exactly a common mix. Was this guy trying out for the "Most Random Acid Cocktail" award?

Re:Make it Stop - not forever, but... (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 5 years ago | (#27756409)

Hang on a second. That's not exactly a common mix. Was this guy trying out for the "Most Random Acid Cocktail" award?

Actually he was working on a formula for the next new male sexual enhancement drug, but instead he accidentally created another alternative to sexual intercourse with a male for women....oh irony....

Re:Make it Stop - not forever, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27756665)

>patterns develop in what would otherwise be a perfectly quiescent medium. ...

Was this guy trying out for the "Most Random Acid Cocktail" award?

I dunno, I thought acid was supposed to cause patterns to develop in otherwise quiescent media. Like the patterns in your rug, or the wood on your coffee table.

Grey Goo! (1)

Smivs (1197859) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751069)

Grey Goo! [wikipedia.org] Nuff said.

Re:Grey Goo! (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751519)

Grey goo is self-replicating right? I suppose if you have a whole city made out of "ruthenium bipyridine ions" this might be disconcerting, but the article says nothing about self-replication or eating anything. Which makes this significantly less scary than your average amoeba.

Re:Grey Goo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27752345)

>the article says nothing about self-replication
Yet.

Re:Grey Goo! (1)

cream wobbly (1102689) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751965)

Shoggoths! [wikimedia.org]

All I have to say is (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751147)

Aaaachooooooo!

Think of applications... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27751167)

In the condom and adult novelty industry...

Giggity!

Metal Slimes? (1)

Garrett Fox (970174) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751287)

Now they need to give it anime eyes and a teardrop shape, then work on the metallic version with really high defense.

Re:Metal Slimes? (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751485)

Metaly~

Thanks Burt Bacharach (1)

ebuck (585470) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751337)

Just when you think you can get the tune out of your head...

Beware of the blob,
it creeps
and leaps
and glides
and slides across the floor
right through
the door
and all around the wall
a splotch,
a blotch
be careful of the blob

Re:Thanks Burt Bacharach (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751711)

You think that's a bad one to get out of your head?

It's log, it's log,
It's big, it's heavy, it's wood!
It's log, it;s log, it's better than bad, it's good!

What rolls down stairs and over the chairs and into your neighbor's dog?
It fits on your back, It's good for a snack, Everyone knows it's log!

How do you like me now, Mr-I'm-gonna-get-a-bad-song-stuck-in-your-head?

Re:Thanks Burt Bacharach (1)

BoogeyOfTheMan (1256002) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754537)

Well played sir. Very well played indeed. ... from BLAMO

Salt or UV light? (1)

snspdaarf (1314399) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751355)

That stuff looks nasty. I am not sure if I should pour salt on it, or expose it to high levels of UV light before it can land on Spock and inject part of a hive brain into him.

Nuke it from orbit... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754163)

As usual - it is the only way to be sure.

Ob: overlords (0, Redundant)

Ralph Spoilsport (673134) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751449)

I for one welcome our new slimy polymer overlords.

And thus (1)

Trikenstein (571493) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751489)

doth Azathoth reenter the baryonic matter universe

Re:And thus (1)

Nefarious Wheel (628136) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752835)

doth Azathoth reenter the baryonic matter universe

I think it already has. There's a certain murloc - like quality to the RIAA, I strongly suspect infiltration.

Re:And thus (1)

Trikenstein (571493) | more than 5 years ago | (#27756569)

This [wikipedia.org] is the Azathoth I was thinking of.

That's what she... (1)

lessthanpi (1333061) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751695)

said

Hair gel? (4, Funny)

CyberDong (137370) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751719)

This could revolutionize the hair gel industry. Think of it... oscillating, dynamically waving hair!

Re:Hair gel? (1)

mistahkurtz (1047838) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752405)

except, the impression i got from not reading tfa was that this stuff *moved*. not sure how i'd feel if my hair gel decided to leave my hair, crawl around, down my face/back/arms/etc. if they could get it to stay put, but move around, but this stuff just takes off, apparently to wherever.

Re:Hair gel? (1)

Kuukai (865890) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752443)

That sounds like something that could only be a trend in the Space '50s...

A Boy and His Blob (1)

polyomninym (648843) | more than 5 years ago | (#27751897)

So I can I throw various types of candy at this thing and make it turn into a ladder? Live action NES games rule!

Shoggoth!!!!!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27751971)

Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!

When Eggs Go Bad (1)

The_mad_linguist (1019680) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752057)

OK, I admit it was a rotten pun, but just look at it...

Imagine (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752079)

Imagine a beowulf cluster of these...

Maybe it would be just like one of the critters in the saga...

Soon... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754181)

I don't think you know just how close you were with that pun.

From TFA:

The BZ reaction is one of a class of chemical systems in which the concentration of one or more compounds periodically increases and decreases.
As well as producing stunning patterns, it can even be used to perform calculations using a dish containing the pulsing patterns as a chemical brain.

That's nothing... (1)

crescente (1334029) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752327)

Check out the levitating jello at the end of this clip: http://gizmodo.com/5219724/sprintcam-v3-hd-shoots-breathtaking-full-hd-video-at-1000-fps [gizmodo.com] :P Although, after some thought, it seems both goo and jello both possess some kind of internal vibration, so perhaps the phenomena are related. Any experts in nonlinear elasticity out there?

jokes (1)

mistahkurtz (1047838) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752447)

i'm sure the fantasy role playing game jokes abound in this lab (more-so than usual). hopefully everyone remembers to keep their blunt weapons handy, just in case...cause you know, whatcouldpossiblygowrong

Moving slime. (3, Funny)

Syhra (1089779) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752523)

Great, now all we have to do is see if it responds to music, spray the insides of the Statue of Liberty with it, crank up the tunes and have her walk down the streets of New York.

They could even make a movie out of it! Or a sequel!

All hail the overlords (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27752601)

Could one say that this gel "Creeps"???

Mobile Slime video (1)

volpe (58112) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752645)

View it here [youtube.com] .

Square Enix merch? (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752755)

looks like SquareEnix finally has a real life Slime [slimeshrine.com] for sale. Japanese Gamers will eat this up. Now only color it blue, red and grey and put giant smiley faces on them...

It's the end of the world! (1)

DoninIN (115418) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752953)

Electric slime, leads to robotic slime, or slime robots at any rate, from there it's just a matter of time until we have to face nuclear powered slime robots. At which point we are doomed. Thanks guys.

They warned us! (0)

gujo-odori (473191) | more than 5 years ago | (#27752981)

The Ghostbusters warned us about this decades ago, but did we listen?! Noooooooooooooooooo!!!

Osculate (1)

BenBoy (615230) | more than 5 years ago | (#27753405)

I read the word "oscillate" as "osculate", and, like the article poster, *I* couldn't stop screaming.

Perpetual Motion (1)

7bit (1031746) | more than 5 years ago | (#27753657)

How long can it keep going? If it doesn't stop then wouldn't it be a form of or degree of Perpetual Motion?

If so, this way of harnessing that reaction could eventually lead to power generation that could charge batteries.

Of course, there could be some reason why this couldn't be done, but I wouldn't assume that, I'd want to know for sure...

Re:Perpetual Motion (1)

Quothz (683368) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754613)

Of course, there could be some reason why this couldn't be done, but I wouldn't assume that, I'd want to know for sure...

There is a reason. It's called the second law of thermodynamics. Whenever the words "perpetual motion" pop into your head, remember to presume the second law, then (if you must) try to break it. The burden of proof is on the perpetual motion, always.

More specifically, the reaction [wikipedia.org] this thing is based on has been known for quite some time. It's nifty, but if there were some kind of wackyness in the energies of the reaction we'd've heard about it by now.

Get a Life, Japan (1)

Akir (878284) | more than 5 years ago | (#27753777)

Get out of the house and stop playing Dragon Quest.

Thank Cthulhu for... (1)

Mr. Roadkill (731328) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754447)

...instant Shoggoths!

NO KILL I (1)

kilo_foxtrot84 (1016017) | more than 5 years ago | (#27754881)

Does it feel pain?

Tres Sheik (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27755179)

I'm guessing condom marketers will be working late tonight.

Who you gonna call? (3, Funny)

LordHaart (1364019) | more than 5 years ago | (#27755971)

GhostBusters!

Usfulness (1)

byrtolet (1353359) | more than 5 years ago | (#27756449)

I wanter if this could be put into something useful...

For example it probably cools when moving so it could be used for conditioning or to spin some kind of electric generator...

No matter what is the efficiency if we use a lot ot these it could be really neat!

Re: (1)

clint999 (1277046) | more than 5 years ago | (#27756639)

I know the "married guys get none" stereotype is pretty prevalent (hell, I got told it a LOT in the leadup to my own wedding) and I use it myself occasionally for comedic effect... Statistically, thought, we actually get more than even the 'playa playa' single guys. I always find it amusing when a single friend of mine (with pretensions of being Mr Smooth Moves) is bragging about how he got with this hot chick on the weekend and they got it on three times. I'm just waiting for him to ask 'when I last got s
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  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>