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What Would French Fries Taste Like If You Made Them On Jupiter?

Chardansearavitriol I love science. (165 comments)

That's all.

about 8 months ago
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AdTrap Aims To Block All Internet Advertising In Hardware

Chardansearavitriol I am opposed to this. (295 comments)

The problem isnt advertising. The problem is F***ing obnoxious advertising! FLASHFLASHFLASH HEY THING ITS HEY THING! Or, adservers that lag and wont let the site load. And when they do load, see above. So many flash adds that they crash a browser, or make it unworkable. obnoxious, grating, irritating ads. Id happily unblock adds..Its just when I do, I get ALL THAT again. No matter how long its been. Its like its 2000 still.

about 2 years ago
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Sequenced Pig Genome Could Help Combat Human Diseases

Chardansearavitriol Once we get the cow genome worked out.. (64 comments)

We'll be able to breed cows that give bacon. ...I wonder if someone following a kosher diet could eat that...

about 2 years ago
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US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"

Chardansearavitriol And so it goes. (805 comments)

I often notice they seem to be going out of their way to go after this guy. Thats not in itself wrong, (though the "essentially a terrorist" part is wrong.) because thats kinda a big crime. But what gets to me, is that they do so much to get this guy...while completely ignoring the problems that were revealed in the leaks.

about 2 years ago
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Growing Evidence of Football Causing Brain Damage

Chardansearavitriol Wait a second (684 comments)

So getting violently slammed into the ground repeatedly by very large people can cause brain damage? The hell you say!

more than 2 years ago
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Paper On Super Flu Strain May Be Banned From Publication

Chardansearavitriol Re:Peh. (754 comments)

Bio weapons have been used for a long time too. Im not certain of the authenticity of the account, but I remember reading many times about mongols in the medieval era catapulted their plague-dead into a besieged city.

more than 2 years ago
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In Australia, Immunize Or Lose Benefits

Chardansearavitriol Re:Seems fair... (680 comments)

They are rather terrifying arent they? Know whats fun? When the anti-vacciners go all nuts and start talking about how its all done for profit, ask them their solutions. See how long it takes before you can get them to admit they directly profit from "alternative medicine" (quackery.) Its a shame they have scared idiots so heavily that they will ignore any of that. But if you can keep an idiot from slipping to thier side, at least we've achieved something. Every year the child-sized coffin industry stays down is a good year.

more than 2 years ago
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In Australia, Immunize Or Lose Benefits

Chardansearavitriol Re:So (680 comments)

The problems are bigger than that. Theres no easy source of issue. For instance, we are overusing antibiotics. There is no quesiton there. But our bigger problems are with viral agents. And of course, prions. And good luck trying to explain to someone why Archaea are different from Bacteria. Theres also things people dont even realise theyre doing. Like, anti-bacterial hand gel. That is one of the worst ideas (at a consumer level) ever. Anything it doesnt kill is now immune to the damn gel and has no competition in its enviornment -- your skin. Have you been to a doctor in recent years? The last one i was at had "do not ask for antibiotics for your viral disease" posters. There are actually posters about this. Why a doctor cant just tell someone "no" is beyond me but... And we arent actively changing anything, I dont even know what you mean by that. When I got my (thankfully not antibiotic resistant) staph infection a year ago, no one told me it wasnt a big deal. But then, 40 skin ulcers (there were more; thats how many scars I have from them. not all formed scars.) in a 24 year old tends to be a big deal. So yes, these things will occur. And it will be bad. But will it be "300,000,000 dead in less than a century" bad, as is the case with smallpox? No. You know we have destroyed two viral agents thanks to our efforts. Thats two more than ever went away on their own...even if one is rinderpest. We either fight or die. And in a world with less than a days travel to anywhere on the globe, "Die" is easy.

more than 2 years ago
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Nature Publishes a "Post-Gutenberg" Electronic Text

Chardansearavitriol Mars Attacks (124 comments)

I dont know why, but the image of the silly aliens making the translators say silly things as they attacked people came into my head. I mean, imagine if someone got access to it. They could replace Jupiter's definition with a series of cat pictures with oddly worded phrases attached. Or they could remove or change some number in some equaiton, or a couple of words, in a way that would be much harder to detect. Oh, sure right now its not that big a deal cause we still do have phyiscal copies... I dunno, I'm probably just paranoid. Its not like the corporations or any aspect of a government has ever just accidently lost very important information or forgot to ever set a password or literally lost computers full of sensitive information many many times now. Because if that were true, I'd be terrified.

more than 2 years ago
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Climate Panel Says To Prepare For Weird Weather

Chardansearavitriol Re:You want Mensa to save you??? (469 comments)

Being a prodigy is not always a good thing. I'd be easily in those numbers, at least based on my ridiculously high standardized testing scores. But the world makes sense to me. Things have always worked in a way that is logical and fits together. So I got lazy. Whats the point of ever trying when you know you'll succeed before you even start? The complete destruction of our education system and pandering to the lowest, while taking advanced stuff from those hwo could use it is breaking everything.

more than 2 years ago
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How Ford Will Upgrade Owners' Display Screens

Chardansearavitriol I cant wait! (215 comments)

Because theres nothing I like than waking up in the morning to see a new update which immediatly bricks my car. We all know its gonna happen. Its just a matter of time.

more than 2 years ago
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Chevy Volt Fire Prompts Safety Investigation For EV Batteries

Chardansearavitriol Re:Why have Americans become nancies? (225 comments)

I wish more of them became 'nancies' as the OP wrote. Maybe once more in the US started doing it, those of us who actively enjoy it (mostly in the gay community) wont be stigmatized as much...although we do have that problem of being unassertive so your guess is as good as mine.

more than 2 years ago
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Setting the various household clocks ...

Chardansearavitriol I nearly went insane. (344 comments)

I play Pokemon Black and am dangerously in love with it. As anyone who plays this knows, theres a feature called the Dream World and Game Sync. If you change the time on your DS, OR play the game in another DS, it forces you to wait 24 hours before you can use game sync (and thus, Dream World) again. This literally caused a minor panic attack... ...Keep in mind, I have a major panic disorder. Things like the sun ("Its millions of miles away and is hot enough to BURN ME WTF!") can cause significant panic. So its not as pathetic as it may initially seem.

more than 2 years ago
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Battlefield 3 Performance: 30+ Graphics Cards Tested

Chardansearavitriol I go with Nvidia for a couple reasons. (171 comments)

For some reason, god only knows what it is, ATI cards hated Simcity 3000. I cant even really explain this. the fastest mode, the one where you go because yuo dont want to watch each building construct peice by peice, is easily 100x slower than on an Nvidia card. of course, i wont be buying any new ones based on this. it just pisses me off.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

Chardansearavitriol Re:We should trust Obama why? (658 comments)

Yeah thats a bit far dotn you think? I certainly dont recall Bush trying to repeal dont ask dont tell. Im not completely happy with Obama, of course not.. But I also havent been letting the 24/7 rightwing propaganda machine get to me. Clearly, some have. You. You have. Theres a LOT wrong, and a lot i dont agree with. But heres what I do agree with: Obama got Russia to agree to the biggest nuclear non-proliferation treaty in the history of nuclear weapons. He pushed for the repeal of DADT so people who wanted to serve could do so without fear, without having to effectively abandon their loved ones. That means more than you have recognized. Clearly. Because you see, if any group, anywhere, can be subject to blanket attacks simply because they are part of a group, then anyone can. Even you. As long as "rights" are something 'on the table' it may be yours next time. It may be you whos being told you better keep your head down or risk getting it cut off. Do I agree with Obama all the time? No. Still voted for him. Still gonna vote for him again. Because you see, the democratic party is the oldest and longest lasting political party in the US, for a reason: We dont immediatly take our ball and go home and demand purification when we disagree. From an outsiders perspective, it may look pointless. From our perspective? If everyone agreed all the time, youd just have another Bush. See what I did there? Stop pretending this is black and white. Even Pokemon Black and White was less Black and White than the world you seem to think exists. And that game is pretty damn black and white. Come back when you want to be a responsible member of society. Unlike the hatred constant directed at us, we will continue extending the olive branch, we want to forgive you. Even if you insist on smacking it down.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

Chardansearavitriol Re:I don't get it. (658 comments)

Lots of reasons. Im pissed about it. Sometimes i get really upset, and scared to go out. But I'm so sick (like, more than once, someone with cancer has felt bad for me. I dont need that sort of pressure!) i cant. If the wind is a bit too cold it causes pain. Everything = Physical pain. Im really upset about this stuff. But I cant risk being arrested. There are like, nearly ten places on my torso, where if i accidently touch them, then pain is enough to make me drop things, or curl up in reflex, or if its a bad day, send me into a nervous breakdown or make me throw up. Since I cant get any health care (I dont have insurance. I dont have insurance cause I cant get a job. I cant get a job because everything is pain. I cant get the pain treated because I have no health insurance.) And I cant get medicare because IM 25 YEARS OLD. Im helpless. You. You go fix it for me. I will gladly wave a little pennant with your name on it if you do...So long as i dont have to pay for it.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

Chardansearavitriol Re:USSR (658 comments)

So voting for ron paul. That will get me the neurology and therapy I need to function, and wont take all ym money to do so? Cause I dont have any money because I need to see a damn neurologist because a sensory processing disorder literlaly and in no way exaggerating, TURNS ALL SENSATION INTO PAIN. Is ron paul gonna get me the healthcare I need? Because it takes all my willpower to not kill myself if I happen to think about my future. Didnt think so, ass. Come back when you have someone who actually cares about protecting those weakest of us. Ill be waiting, i cant do anything else, since even the sensation of my own hair on my skin is more painful than you can possibly imagine.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

Chardansearavitriol A few years ago, I took a bus. (658 comments)

Well, several, on my way from colorado to california and back. See, Mom, I have REAL friends!!..she wont be reading this. ANYWAY....In san francisco on the way back i had a two hour delay because greyhound can go to hell. Well I saw the dumbest thing ever. People were getting patted down and having their bags searched before getting on the bus...I payed close attention here. Why? I had a fair deal of pot with me. yes yes I know, probably shoulda found a better way but anyway. During my two hour delay, i watched them. They werent making people remove their shoes. So, i went to the bathroom. I took the pot out of my backpack, and put it in my shoe..This might gross some folks out, apparently, but i tend to overheat badly because I dont sweat, like at all, from my feet. Its rather horrible as shoes can make me pass out. They searched my bags. Didnt search my shoes., I got on the bus, and successfully brought my shouldnt be illegal drugs home. Idiots. Heh.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Computer Voices Are Mostly Female

Chardansearavitriol Re:Hmmm, nope. (276 comments)

We should get Patrick Stewart to do it. I dont know about you, but when Patrick Stewart tells me to take this amulet halfway across the country to give it to some guy who wont be happy that I have it, I *did it.* Didnt think twice about it.

more than 2 years ago

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