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(BBC)   Good news: Cure for cancer. Fark: I presume you're okay with the idea of foot-long robotic snakes crawling through your body, yes?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 31
    More: Scary, University of Leeds, robotic surgery, Cancer Research UK, body orifice, International Conference, cancer research, Oncological Engineering  
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2012-09-25 05:05:14 AM
That just happens to be one of my fetish.

/Jeeves, be a good lad and fetch me a barrel of benzene from the store, would you kindly?
//No, not banana flavored.
 
2012-09-25 05:07:19 AM
///and code in an edit function for the Fark app, there's a good lad.
 
Skr
2012-09-25 05:08:09 AM
Well did they have to make that thing look so Giger-esque? 'fraid it will spit acid in me or something (and perhaps it does.)
But I'd put up with the snakes to give the big FU to cancer. It would be a funny feeling experience if done while awake.
 
2012-09-25 05:15:33 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-25 05:20:05 AM
So long as I would be sufficiently doped-up to remember not a second of it, no problem.

C'mon anything beats cancer.
 
2012-09-25 05:50:25 AM
i2.kym-cdn.com
See more on Know Your Meme
 
2012-09-25 06:01:31 AM
That depends on where they plan on inserting them and how conscious I would have to be during.

/ kidding of course. Dignity is worth nothing if you're dead.
 
2012-09-25 06:02:02 AM
I'm recovering from what would have ordinarily been major surgery but was not because it was surgery with the Da Vinci robot. An 8 hour surgery with the robot gave me a 4 week recovery time with reduced risks of complications. Longer surgery time, more anaesthesia risk, but no major incisions. Also, robot surgery can be weird, position-wise. I was backwards at 45 degrees for most of that.

Robot surgery can be great but it's sloooow.
 
2012-09-25 06:51:49 AM
Why yes... yes I am...
 
2012-09-25 07:01:47 AM
I'd put up with the robot snake if it meant not having to worry about cancer...
 
2012-09-25 08:18:41 AM

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: I'm recovering from what would have ordinarily been major surgery but was not because it was surgery with the Da Vinci robot. An 8 hour surgery with the robot gave me a 4 week recovery time with reduced risks of complications. Longer surgery time, more anaesthesia risk, but no major incisions. Also, robot surgery can be weird, position-wise. I was backwards at 45 degrees for most of that.

Robot surgery can be great but it's sloooow.


I too had the DiVinci probe of my guts. I was up and about in a few days and back to normal in a week.
I for one welcome our Robot Overlords.
 
2012-09-25 09:24:26 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-25 09:29:03 AM
Ahead of the Curve?
s12.postimage.org
 
2012-09-25 09:43:24 AM
If the other option is dying slowly and miserably from cancer? fark yes, subby, bring that thing on. Got it? People with dreadful terminal illnesses are not weirded out or grossed out by things that can save them.
 
2012-09-25 09:44:31 AM
A foot-long robotic snake crawling through my body... in place of the surgical equivalent of backhoes trenching out the entire path? Why, yes, I'm quite okay with this, thanks for asking.
 
2012-09-25 09:47:49 AM
Are they going to be fighting the anus eels?
 
2012-09-25 09:49:52 AM

Publikwerks: Ahead of the Curve?
[s12.postimage.org image 815x63]


Damn.

Note to self: Read thread, then comment.
 
2012-09-25 09:50:07 AM
As long as it... err... never mind. Sign me up.
 
2012-09-25 09:58:04 AM
Please don't end a question with yes? or no? unless you are French.

/ho HO!
 
2012-09-25 10:14:46 AM

LDM90: Please don't end a question with yes? or no? unless you are French.


You are French, no?
 
2012-09-25 10:38:04 AM
You know, I wonder if devices like this, combined with optical-based cancer treatments, could make it so the thing didn't even have to have cutting arms, just a laser with a power setting low enough that it wouldn't harm unaltered tissue.

The optical treatments work by getting gold nanoparticles into the tumors, then utilizing an effect called Surface Plasmon Resonance, which.. sounds scary, but isn't too difficult to explain. Basically, more heat gets dumped into the tissue impregnated with nano-gold than tissue without, so lasers that wouldn't normally harm tissue can *cauterize* tissues impregnated with nano-gold. I can explain more if people are curious!

/SCIENCE
 
2012-09-25 10:51:13 AM

PA_Mainy-Yak: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: I'm recovering from what would have ordinarily been major surgery but was not because it was surgery with the Da Vinci robot. An 8 hour surgery with the robot gave me a 4 week recovery time with reduced risks of complications. Longer surgery time, more anaesthesia risk, but no major incisions. Also, robot surgery can be weird, position-wise. I was backwards at 45 degrees for most of that.

Robot surgery can be great but it's sloooow.

I too had the DiVinci probe of my guts. I was up and about in a few days and back to normal in a week.
I for one welcome our RobotCaptain_Impavid Overlords.


Fixed for the Evil Bovine Overlord.
 
2012-09-25 10:58:58 AM
 
2012-09-25 11:23:54 AM
Not to worry folks. My brother-in-law is actually designing sealable, replaceable condoms to cover these things. So you know they will be safe.

Well, disease-free at least.
 
2012-09-25 12:31:39 PM

Subby's Mother: [i.imgur.com image 309x400]


I find it funny that Ghastly has already posted in this thread, and someone else posts one of his ... creations.
 
2012-09-25 03:00:14 PM
This is fake.

Snake only works on metal gears.
 
2012-09-25 03:46:15 PM
I was hoping for a SG-1 reference in the thread.

/leaving sad
 
2012-09-25 04:11:39 PM

Zafler: Subby's Mother: [i.imgur.com image 309x400]

I find it funny that Ghastly has already posted in this thread, and someone else posts one of his ... creations.


Ha, that's awesome, I had no idea the real Ghastly was here
 
2012-09-25 04:15:03 PM

Subby's Mother: Zafler: Subby's Mother: [i.imgur.com image 309x400]

I find it funny that Ghastly has already posted in this thread, and someone else posts one of his ... creations.

Ha, that's awesome, I had no idea the real Ghastly was here


Yep, we also have The Bad Astronomer and use to have Wil.
 
2012-09-25 05:49:42 PM
We also have the real Zafler.
 
2012-09-25 06:22:28 PM

dbirchall: We also have the real Zafler.


Pfft, at one point doing a google search of my name only had a reference to my original EQ character.
 
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