Calmamity: I wish I was chuffed.
Chemguy: Thought at first that this belonged in the Entertainment tab. Glad is doesn't.
Cybernetic: Calmamity: I wish I was chuffed.Twenty bucks, same as downtown.
JRoo: Cybernetic: Calmamity: I wish I was chuffed.Twenty bucks, same as downtown.Are they just making up slang as they go along?
Bennie Crabtree: JRoo: Cybernetic: Calmamity: I wish I was chuffed.Twenty bucks, same as downtown.Are they just making up slang as they go along?Chuffed is Victorian, downtown is a reference to street level prostitution.
BolloxReader: So it looks like some scientists think that some form of alien life can exist without planets. Or are they just talking alien life precursors?More interestingly, could it be that life is largely confined to stars and that terrestrial life is much rarer due to needing a planet that forms within reach of the precursors before life processes start? It seems to me that there is no inherent need for "life" that is organized in the room-temperature gases floating around a star to have discrete individuals. I'm envisioning a "creature" with no nucleus, no cell membranes and simply cascading series of chaotic reactions that organize into cycles and return the original components. At that range the sun would provide all of the energy necessary to keep it going until the solar wind blows off the chemical components of the reactions.It probably wouldn't fit most people's concept of "life." But then it's probably already been featured in some sci-fi story somewhere that I haven't encountered yet. And I'm not counting that crystal thing in TNG that had the "Ugly bags of mostly water" line. That exhibited far greater structure than I'm envisioning.\such a thing wouldn't have much meaning for us other than as a curiosity\\we'd probably kill it by accident before we recognized it
BolloxReader: Or are they just talking alien life precursors?
BolshyGreatYarblocks: I confess I saw the headline and thought of Lindsey Lohan, bukake-performing Japanese businessmen, and TV's "Alf".
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