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(Some Smart Guy)   Scientists create world's smallest pvc furniture. No cure for cancer yet   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 45
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2002-09-23 04:21:43 PM  
A resounding FEH.
 
2002-09-23 04:42:16 PM  
So the comment sections are fixed now?
 
2002-09-23 04:42:48 PM  
gay
 
2002-09-23 04:42:49 PM  
sweet! second post!
 
2002-09-23 04:43:04 PM  
I'll see your FEH and raise you a BAH.
 
2002-09-23 04:43:46 PM  

Scientist are making funiture for QVC now ? Why that's such a waste of....
Huh, they're talking about pvc ?

Oh, nevermind.

 
2002-09-23 04:45:43 PM  
and..........?
 
2002-09-23 04:45:45 PM  
aw, mother f.ucking slow ass computers at work. i thought i had second post. im so pissed off i think im actually going to go WORK now.
 
2002-09-23 04:45:48 PM  
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2002-09-23 04:47:01 PM  
countdown to worlds smallest pvc potato(e) gun
 
2002-09-23 04:47:39 PM  
nanotubes? hmmm... Hey they could make the worlds first nanobong.
 
2002-09-23 04:47:39 PM  
I'll see your BAH and raise you a Meh
 
2002-09-23 04:49:19 PM  
What the hell, mechanical and industrial engineers, why aren't you curing cancer?
 
2002-09-23 04:53:54 PM  
this just in: complete line of patio furniture for single-
celled life forms just announced...
*ducks*
 
2002-09-23 04:54:16 PM  
This goddamn cancer cliche is going to drive me postal. STOP USING IT!!!
 
2002-09-23 04:58:08 PM  
Well, maybe they could build nano-robots that would attack the cancer at it's source FROM THE INSIDE!!!!1!!!
Give the scientists time...give them time...
 
2002-09-23 04:59:51 PM  
Ahh, these young ones are so impertinent, so haughty, the blood runs hot in their veins. They should take note to respect their elders and their many years of wisdom.

For thusly, until a cure for cancer is forthcoming, the cliche will persist.

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2002-09-23 05:00:08 PM  
Y'know, if you actually read the article, this looks like it could be a pretty important breakthrough. Sure it's not cancer, but making really fast computers is good too, right?
 
2002-09-23 05:00:28 PM  

09-23-02 04:54:16 PM Sigh_BANG_thud
This goddamn cancer cliche is going to drive me postal. STOP USING IT!!!


Well why don't you go find a cure for cancer then, mister smarty pants!
 
2002-09-23 05:01:21 PM  
if you don't like cliches, this is the wrong site for you. they use the same jokes over and over.
 
2002-09-23 05:02:00 PM  
Mr. Second Post Man MrVeach wants to find a cure for cancer too.
 
2002-09-23 05:02:35 PM  
As a side note, this is indeed an important nano development. If you mouthbreathers don't understand it, go back to sweeping a floor and leave the important science discussions to the smart people.


(hee)
 
2002-09-23 05:10:27 PM  
Finally somewhere for all those nanobots the borg will be putting in us in a few decades have somewhere to sit down!
They've been working their asses off for years now giving YOU that cool giant arm thingie with only 2 fingers that they all seem to have.

yeah i got nothing
 
2002-09-23 05:11:24 PM  
What does it all mean?

The leader of the Nano Nation
[image from space-debris.com too old to be available]

Our future environment/cities
[image from hamsterific.com too old to be available]
 
2002-09-23 05:12:56 PM  
LordArgent: Wow, you have l33t skills. You also have read a remarkable amount into a single post.
 
2002-09-23 05:15:49 PM  
B4st4rd

Well, maybe they could build nano-robots that would attack the cancer at it's source FROM THE INSIDE!!!!1!!!
Give the scientists time...give them time...


Did you watch The Outer Limits on Saturday night after SNL? That was the plot line, with more. The robots interpreted the guy's inability to breathe underwater as a flaw, so they made gills on his neck. Then he developed eyes in the back of his head. He finally committed suicide by stabbing himself with a knife, but the robots repaired the wound and revived him. So he was left to live looking like a freak for the rest of his life, whether he liked it or not.

Stupid robots.
 
2002-09-23 05:17:47 PM  
Hooray for PVC!
[image from shy-shopper.com too old to be available]

:-p
 
2002-09-23 05:35:51 PM  
An alternate article with pics is here on the RPI homepage.
 
2002-09-23 05:41:04 PM  
Sigh_BANG_thud: I have an overactive imagination.
 
2002-09-23 06:02:23 PM  
I agree, this is misuse of the "still no cure..." cliche. That should be reserved for scientific inquiries that are truly trivial. (like the guy who spent 2 weeks of supercomputer time to find out the physics of bathtub curtains) Being able to construct molecule-sized machines has almost unlimited possibilities for goodness. (including, as one person pointed out, killing cancer from the inside with no other side-effects)
 
2002-09-23 06:15:14 PM  
At least it wasn't another one of those "DooDah" lines. Those are getting to be toooo much.
 
2002-09-23 06:18:26 PM  
NaughtyNaughtySecret: I agree, DooDah reminds me of an old ugly fat chick with stinky breath that I once had to work with.

She was very into DooDah
 
2002-09-23 06:33:18 PM  
The thing is, I think the cliche content on Fark has actually dropped dramatically in recent weeks. The whole Sovi3t Ru55ia thing got way out of hand, and then the haiku made us all want to commit seppuka. Since then, it's mostly been nothing but "I'd hit it," the obligatory "it's a trap" (but thankfully not very often), and a few rare doo-dahs. All of which I can deal with.

But I just have a thing about the cancer cliche. It's the whole anti-thought hypocrisy that steams me up.

Anyway, welding nanotubes is a huge advance. Even if it doesn't lead to molecular machines that can cure cancer directly, it could lead to the development of molecular computers which can be used in developing a cure. Of course, quantum computers will probably be developed about the same time that molecular computers are, and hence molecular computers will be obsolete before they leave the laboratory. But it's still important to gain experience working at these scales. Nanotech will change the world.
 
2002-09-23 06:47:12 PM  
Since then, it's mostly been nothing but "I'd hit it," the obligatory "it's a trap" (but thankfully not very often), and a few rare doo-dahs. All of which I can deal with.

"I'd hit it" gives one insight to the feelings of another farker. Because of that, it doesn't bother me.

I find the "it's a trap" cliche actually kinda funny, the way it pops up when you're least expecting it.

"DooDah" is just that---DooDah--and is used when a submitter can't think of any other witty headline.
 
2002-09-23 06:53:40 PM  
What's Irish, sits on your front porch and can only be seen with an electron microscope?


Patty O'Nano-furniture.

(yeah, I suck)
 
2002-09-23 06:56:34 PM  
people that could make a contribution to the feild of phyisics and nanotechnology typlical arent the type with the mindset required form biology and medicine.

nanotechnology is more important in my opinion.

who cares about cancer anyway, the only people that get it are ugly kids that arent going to accomplish anything in life anyway and b-list celebrities that practically bathe in carcinogens just for the notariety.
 
2002-09-23 07:06:40 PM  
ImNotaBuddhist: yeah, you ever notice how most people with cancer are bald?

</sarc>
 
2002-09-23 07:08:15 PM  
[image from art.half.ebay.com too old to be available]
 
2002-09-23 07:10:24 PM  
[image from bio.indiana.edu too old to be available]

"It'd hit it"

(Sorry, thread was too cliche-deficient.)
 
2002-09-23 07:22:07 PM  
Now, if we could just get some microorganisms to grow these things (or maybe cancer cells -- anyone founded Maas Biolabs yet?), we might have ultra-cheap molecular circuitry/chips............
 
2002-09-23 10:24:12 PM  
"Our employee of the month- this inanimate carbon nano-tube!"
 
2002-09-23 11:06:02 PM  
I'll see your FEH and raise you a BAH.

I'll see your BAh and raise you 'NARF
 
2002-09-24 01:01:16 AM  
Well, maybe they could build nano-robots that would attack the cancer at it's source FROM THE INSIDE!!!!1!!!
Give the scientists time...give them time...


oh thanks you just reminded me of Jason X
 
2002-09-24 01:46:30 AM  
NO CURE FOR STUPID CLICHES YET
 
2002-09-24 05:36:33 AM  
seriously though whats the big deal about cancer, like one in a million people get it, it shouldnt be treated with more reverance than any of the hundreds of other ailments that people die from each year.

carbon nanotubules on the other hand will benefit everyone as opposed to just the one guy whoes house is built on top of uranium deposit.
 
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