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2012-06-17 09:02:11 PM
Starting to? Where have you been for the past 200 years subby?

For every step forward science gives us, we lose something valuable in the myopia of modernity.


For example: mass production. It's great we can all have the same inferior goods for cheap, but that's just it: they're inferior.

A good ol' straight razor could last a man a lifetime or more and give him a shave thousands of times without a reduction in quality (provided upkeep) while a modern cartridge razor can barely give you a good shave more than ten times and quickly becomes crap anyway.

Or beer. Anyone who's ever home brewed knows just how much better it can be than canned shiat. Even bad home brew is usually much better than things like Budweiser and Coors.


And technology! Ha! We have more stress from the beeps and the boops and the constant input than we ever did back in the day. Sure, communication has become faster, letting fark itself exist. But the effect on things like the workplace have been vile.
 
2012-06-17 09:22:28 PM
Eh. I'd rather live in a world of mostly science than mostly not-science. The Dark Ages sucked balls for nearly everybody. Except high-ranking members of religious institutions.
 
2012-06-17 09:25:08 PM
Well then why did Jesus create it?
 
2012-06-17 09:46:23 PM

doglover: Starting to? Where have you been for the past 200 years subby?

For every step forward science gives us, we lose something valuable in the myopia of modernity.


For example: mass production. It's great we can all have the same inferior goods for cheap, but that's just it: they're inferior.

A good ol' straight razor could last a man a lifetime or more and give him a shave thousands of times without a reduction in quality (provided upkeep) while a modern cartridge razor can barely give you a good shave more than ten times and quickly becomes crap anyway.

Or beer. Anyone who's ever home brewed knows just how much better it can be than canned shiat. Even bad home brew is usually much better than things like Budweiser and Coors.


And technology! Ha! We have more stress from the beeps and the boops and the constant input than we ever did back in the day. Sure, communication has become faster, letting fark itself exist. But the effect on things like the workplace have been vile.


I know, right? When science made it impossible to use a straight razor and home brew, that really messed things up! Darn you, science, for preventing me from home brewing and mandating the use of disposable razors!
 
2012-06-17 09:58:14 PM

FloydA: I know, right? When science made it impossible to use a straight razor and home brew, that really messed things up! Darn you, science, for preventing me from home brewing and mandating the use of disposable razors!


They didn't prevent it.

They popularized the idea of single variables.

Once upon a when, people considered the whole package, not just one aspect of it. So instead of oligopoly you had numerous smaller businesses. Many unregulated.

In essence, a capitalist's wet dream: full employment.
 
2012-06-17 10:14:21 PM

doglover: In essence, a capitalist's wet dream: full employment.


The last thing a capitalist wants is full employment. If there is full employment, there is no army of the unemployed to hold over his employees' heads. No fear of being replaced.
 
2012-06-17 10:54:59 PM

doglover: In essence, a capitalist's wet dream: full employment.


I hope this is the dumbest attempt at a troll I've ever seen in my life.
 
2012-06-17 10:59:33 PM
That's all he does anymore, GAT...
 
2012-06-17 11:02:33 PM
Wasn't there a crappy movie where this scientist created a vaccine that made people immune to addiction and then the cigarette companies tried to assassinate him because without nicotine addiction nobody would buy cigarettes.
 
2012-06-17 11:11:23 PM

Ghastly: Wasn't there a crappy movie where this scientist created a vaccine that made people immune to addiction and then the cigarette companies tried to assassinate him because without nicotine addiction nobody would buy cigarettes.


I would like to watch that movie. If anybody has information on this movie I will greatly appreciate you and give you a nice shade of light green*.

*offer not valid if I already have you in another color.
 
2012-06-17 11:13:33 PM
First of all I never understood the attraction to cocaine. That being said, I don't get why it isn't legal.

I would never advocate "snorting" anything which is stupid but rather:

thenonist.com

Oh yes, it was legal once.

In the meanwhile I guess I'll have to settle for redbull.
 
2012-06-17 11:16:34 PM

jaylectricity: That's all he does anymore, GAT...


Yeah, I realized after I posted that comment that I don't remember the last post he made that was actually worth anything. When that happens, I add another to my ignore list.
 
2012-06-17 11:17:51 PM

Ghastly: Wasn't there a crappy movie where this scientist created a vaccine that made people immune to addiction and then the cigarette companies tried to assassinate him because without nicotine addiction nobody would buy cigarettes.


I can't find anything.

There was that movie about the GOP style politician who hires a hitman on himself, then goes around town and doing ultra liberal things, winds up loving the city and the poor people, and tries to call off the hit.


There's also the movie "Thank You For Smoking" but that's all I can find. No crossovers.
 
2012-06-17 11:19:27 PM
Well, I don't think his recent posts were worth nothing, just that they definitely should not be taken too seriously.

/this comment is on topic
//the science of internet forums
 
2012-06-17 11:21:16 PM

doglover: There's also the movie "Thank You For Smoking" but that's all I can find.


That's the first one I thought of, but I quickly realized it wasn't that.
 
2012-06-17 11:24:23 PM

jaylectricity: doglover: There's also the movie "Thank You For Smoking" but that's all I can find.

That's the first one I thought of, but I quickly realized it wasn't that.


The problem with Google's spider is the popularity contest. The really off brand B movies get shuffled out of the way when a company like Pfizer makes their plot a reality.

Apparently there's a real tobacco vaccine out there or in the works.
 
2012-06-17 11:32:47 PM
I would enjoy a movie with that premise, or even better would be a movie where that premise was just one of seven or eight premises all in one movie.
 
2012-06-17 11:38:30 PM

doglover: jaylectricity: doglover: There's also the movie "Thank You For Smoking" but that's all I can find.

That's the first one I thought of, but I quickly realized it wasn't that.

The problem with Google's spider is the popularity contest. The really off brand B movies get shuffled out of the way when a company like Pfizer makes their plot a reality.

Apparently there's a real tobacco vaccine out there or in the works.


This was a really really crappy movie. It was one of those movies I stumbled upon late at night on TV. Watched about 15 minutes of it before the acting became too unbearable to watch. One of those movies that just used ambient lighting because hey, lights are expensive and setting them up is real hard.
 
2012-06-17 11:43:22 PM
Can't wait until it backfires and all our kids have cocaine enhanced colds.
 
2012-06-17 11:46:42 PM
So a cokehead takes the vaccine, coke does nothing for him, he kicks his coke habit, he misses getting high, he moves on to heroin.
 
2012-06-17 11:49:56 PM
I don't even do coke and that's scary. Not that there is a way to affect how how substances are received by your body, but that they started by blocking drugs.

I guess you gets your funding where you can.
 
2012-06-17 11:52:16 PM
I dont care who you are or what your politics are; but even the most jaded person must admit that this is a genius and creative way of dealing with cocaine
 
2012-06-17 11:52:45 PM

Mugato: So a cokehead takes the vaccine, coke does nothing for him, he kicks his coke habit, he misses getting high, he moves on to heroin.


Science makes new vaccine, heroin no longer makes him high but he can't go half a day without heroin or he'll get sick.

Oh wait, that's already how heroin works.

Drugs are different. Different from sobriety and different from each other. Let's stop putting everything into one category.
 
2012-06-17 11:53:06 PM
The moment somebody tries to invent a booze vaccine I say we nuke that entire city to make sure to wipe out that asshole's bloodline.
 
2012-06-17 11:54:25 PM

Mugato: So a cokehead takes the vaccine, coke does nothing for him, he kicks his coke habit, he misses getting high, he moves on to heroin.


They'll come up with a vaccine for that too and so on and so on until we end up with gorillas that eat snake meat.
 
2012-06-17 11:59:05 PM

jaylectricity: Drugs are different. Different from sobriety and different from each other. Let's stop putting everything into one category.


Sure they're different from each other. But if an addict finds that a drug no longer works on him and he hasn't dealt with the root of the problem, he's likely to move to something else. It happens all the time, usually when a drug stops working because he's built up a tolerance.
 
2012-06-17 11:59:25 PM
 
2012-06-18 12:00:47 AM

John Nash: The brain produces a substance called dopamine


The brain is a doper
 
2012-06-18 12:07:27 AM

Smeggy Smurf: The moment somebody tries to invent a booze vaccine I say we nuke that entire city to make sure to wipe out that asshole's bloodline.


No vote needed, brother.
 
2012-06-18 12:08:41 AM

doglover: They popularized the idea of single variables.


No, they made single variables possible. They did not make them popular. That's marketing's job, not R&D's.
 
2012-06-18 12:09:26 AM

Mugato: jaylectricity: Drugs are different. Different from sobriety and different from each other. Let's stop putting everything into one category.

Sure they're different from each other. But if an addict finds that a drug no longer works on him and he hasn't dealt with the root of the problem, he's likely to move to something else. It happens all the time, usually when a drug stops working because he's built up a tolerance.


Then you believe that addiction only happens to people who are unhappy or have some other sort of problem. That's not always the case. Sometimes people just fark around and then just don't realize that they're reacting to a physical addiction.
 
2012-06-18 12:10:10 AM

Mugato: So a cokehead takes the vaccine, coke does nothing for him, he kicks his coke habit, he misses getting high, he moves on to heroin.


Makes me wonder, is heroin now a vaccine, too?

Now that the criteria for the term has been reduced to anything in a syringe, it stands to reason.
 
2012-06-18 12:14:04 AM

J. Frank Parnell: Mugato: So a cokehead takes the vaccine, coke does nothing for him, he kicks his coke habit, he misses getting high, he moves on to heroin.

Makes me wonder, is heroin now a vaccine, too?

Now that the criteria for the term has been reduced to anything in a syringe, it stands to reason.


From what I understand, heroin was invented to treat morphine addiction.
 
2012-06-18 12:23:33 AM

jaylectricity: Then you believe that addiction only happens to people who are unhappy or have some other sort of problem


I said nothing of the sort. But if addiction was purely physical, no one would ever relapse after rehab or after not taking the drug long enough to be free from withdrawals.
 
2012-06-18 12:26:46 AM

Mugato: jaylectricity: Then you believe that addiction only happens to people who are unhappy or have some other sort of problem

I said nothing of the sort. But if addiction was purely physical, no one would ever relapse after rehab or after not taking the drug long enough to be free from withdrawals.


And I said nothing of that sort. It's different for everybody. Some times it is physical, and some times it's mental.
 
2012-06-18 12:29:50 AM

Mugato: But if addiction was purely physical, no one would ever relapse after rehab or after not taking the drug long enough to be free from withdrawals.


Drugs can permanently affect brain chemistry and general thinking.

People are usually not the same after a divorce.

And this drug will be a boon to Seagrams and Budweiser.
 
2012-06-18 12:30:17 AM

jaylectricity: Ghastly: Wasn't there a crappy movie where this scientist created a vaccine that made people immune to addiction and then the cigarette companies tried to assassinate him because without nicotine addiction nobody would buy cigarettes.

I would like to watch that movie. If anybody has information on this movie I will greatly appreciate you and give you a nice shade of light green*.

*offer not valid if I already have you in another color.


i.imgur.com ?

Link
 
2012-06-18 12:36:49 AM

doglover: We have more stress from the beeps and the boops and the constant input than we ever did back in the day.


www.jannigogo.com

Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking, beeping and flashing - they're flashing and they're beeping. I can't stand it anymore! They're blinking and beeping and flashing! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug?
 
2012-06-18 12:37:40 AM
I just wonder how long before the vaccine becomes compulsory. You know, for the children.
 
2012-06-18 12:45:52 AM
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Whole town quits.
Still pretty funny.
 
2012-06-18 12:47:56 AM

A-Rth-Urp-Hil-Ipdenu: jaylectricity: Ghastly: Wasn't there a crappy movie where this scientist created a vaccine that made people immune to addiction and then the cigarette companies tried to assassinate him because without nicotine addiction nobody would buy cigarettes.

I would like to watch that movie. If anybody has information on this movie I will greatly appreciate you and give you a nice shade of light green*.

*offer not valid if I already have you in another color.

[i.imgur.com image 333x462] ?

Link


Thank you!
 
2012-06-18 12:49:20 AM

Smeggy Smurf: The moment somebody tries to invent a booze vaccine I say we nuke that entire city to make sure to wipe out that asshole's bloodline.


Too Late
 
2012-06-18 01:11:16 AM

Lando Lincoln: Eh. I'd rather live in a world of mostly science than mostly not-science. The Dark Ages sucked balls for nearly everybody. Except high-ranking members of religious institutions.


There's a professor somewhere who feeds one of his economics classes the question "Would you rather make $70k today or 100 years ago?" as a thought experiment. That amount is a nice middle class life style today but was a 1%'er a hundred years ago. And then you didn't have vaccines or antibiotics, no iPods or TV's, no air travel or highways.

I'd pull out more details, but I think it was a Planet Money podcast. I have an associated memory of listening to it while shopping on a Saturday in a specific neighborhood, but I don't remember the title of the segment.

/There's a difference between belief and knowledge.
//If something can be known then you can be right.
 
2012-06-18 01:16:36 AM

sgilman: Smeggy Smurf: The moment somebody tries to invent a booze vaccine I say we nuke that entire city to make sure to wipe out that asshole's bloodline.

Too Late


Fark fark FARK FARK FARK FARK GODDAMNITALLTOHELLFARKFARKFARK. I hope the inventor gets cancer and dies horribly.
 
2012-06-18 01:19:49 AM

Old Man Winter: Smeggy Smurf: The moment somebody tries to invent a booze vaccine I say we nuke that entire city to make sure to wipe out that asshole's bloodline.

No vote needed, brother.


And double tap it from orbit, just to be sure...
 
2012-06-18 01:34:56 AM
doglover: A good ol' straight razor could last a man a lifetime or more and give him a shave thousands of times without a reduction in quality (provided upkeep) while a modern cartridge razor can barely give you a good shave more than ten times and quickly becomes crap anyway.


Science didn't do that, commercialization did that.

A blade that lasts a man a lifetime? That's bad for business.
 
2012-06-18 01:36:16 AM
wildcardjack :That amount is a nice middle class life style today but was a 1%'er a hundred years ago. And then you didn't have vaccines or antibiotics, no iPods or TV's, no air travel or highways.

I reckon that would buy a man a lot of hookers and blow in them times.
 
2012-06-18 01:46:33 AM

Smeggy Smurf: sgilman: Smeggy Smurf: The moment somebody tries to invent a booze vaccine I say we nuke that entire city to make sure to wipe out that asshole's bloodline.

Too Late

Fark fark FARK FARK FARK FARK GODDAMNITALLTOHELLFARKFARKFARK. I hope the inventor gets cancer and dies horribly.



British researchers are even looking into a type of drug that would mimic the 'buzz' gained from alcohol, but have none of the adverse effects. This new 'harm-free' drug would also have an anti-dote which once taken, would cancel out the effects of the drug and thus mean that the person would be safe to drive home, or return to work.
 
2012-06-18 01:48:47 AM

doglover: Starting to? Where have you been for the past 200 years subby?

For every step forward science gives us, we lose something valuable in the myopia of modernity.


For example: mass production. It's great we can all have the same inferior goods for cheap, but that's just it: they're inferior.

A good ol' straight razor could last a man a lifetime or more and give him a shave thousands of times without a reduction in quality (provided upkeep) while a modern cartridge razor can barely give you a good shave more than ten times and quickly becomes crap anyway.

Or beer. Anyone who's ever home brewed knows just how much better it can be than canned shiat. Even bad home brew is usually much better than things like Budweiser and Coors.

blah blah blahi>

Wrong. Coors Banquet is actually a pretty good mass procuced. You could've singled out 100 other beers worse than Coors. Coors Light for instance.
Here's me (a week before father's day) with our newborn. And a cold Coors in the campin' chair.

i50.tinypic.com

 
2012-06-18 02:13:57 AM

doglover: a modern cartridge razor can barely give you a good shave more than ten times and quickly becomes crap anyway.


stop wasting your money and time on knives. Beards look good on everyone
 
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