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(Science Daily)   The next time you're flying and breathing bleed air from the jet engines, try not to think about the fact that the plane is flying through a vast sea of airborne microorganisms that have tiny little oozing tentacles   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 48
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2013-01-28 11:55:30 PM
This just in. Every part of the biosphere, from fairly deep underground to high up in the atmosphere, is loaded with micro-organisms, some of which may even be disease causing.

Ric Romero has more on this story at 11.
 
2013-01-28 11:56:14 PM
www.b-movies.gr

Well that's what you get for flying with a resonator onboard...
 
2013-01-29 12:15:52 AM
You don't breath bleed air.
 
2013-01-29 12:34:42 AM

b2theory: You don't breath bleed air.


"Pressurization is achieved by the design of an airtight fuselage engineered to be pressurized with a source of compressed air and controlled by an environmental control system (ECS). The most common source of compressed air for pressurization is bleed air extracted from the compressor stage of a gas turbine engine, from a low or intermediate stage and also from an additional high stage, the exact stage can vary, depending on engine type."
 
2013-01-29 12:35:49 AM
Well from now on I won't be sticking my head out the window when I take a commercial flight!
 
2013-01-29 12:40:49 AM
They still filter the cabin air, right? And then add the flu virus?
 
2013-01-29 12:47:39 AM
So, jet travel is like Japanese tentacle porn?
 
2013-01-29 12:49:02 AM
Just wait until subby finds out what lives within your eyelash follicles.
 
2013-01-29 01:01:48 AM
This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it
 
2013-01-29 01:10:56 AM
Bleed air for cabin pressurization and air conditioning is typically pulled off the engines at stages 5 and 9 of the compressor section, though it varies on engine make and model. This air is typically around 250C and at least 40PSI. Any microorganism that can survive that pressure and temperature deserves a shot at me.
 
2013-01-29 01:16:16 AM
But does the bleed air have the chemtrail chemicals in it?
 
2013-01-29 01:22:21 AM
The germs coming off of your fellow passengers are more dangerous than what naturally lives on the dust in the air.
 
2013-01-29 01:25:26 AM
Life is much more fun when you realize we're essentially stupid-looking wrinkly jellyfish perched on a tower of bones wrapped in waxy leather.

/to say nothing of our floppy genitalia and the attention we pay to it
 
2013-01-29 01:27:20 AM

MadMattressMack: But does the bleed air have the chemtrail chemicals in it?


Of course not, those chemicals are added into the bypass section so they don't get incinerated before they can control our minds.
 
2013-01-29 01:33:52 AM

scott4long: MadMattressMack: But does the bleed air have the chemtrail chemicals in it?

Of course not, those chemicals are added into the bypass section so they don't get incinerated before they can control our minds.


I thought they were added into the fuel so they'd be in the combustion chamber. But I doubt, or at least hope, we're not getting a bleed of fuel / air or exhaust gasses being pumped into the fuselage. Then again, I've heard the chemicals are to keep the population down so maybe the do.

I also thought that fluoride was for mind control.
 
2013-01-29 01:47:47 AM

RabidJade: This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it


Just gonna take a wild stab at being Dr. Interwebs here and say he's probably not thrilled about being that way and would be very happy to not have that particular OCD or phobia, he's not doing it to annoy you, and you're definitely not making his suffering any better by mocking him.

The state of your mental health isn't always voluntary, you can't just make yourself be different about some things.
 
2013-01-29 01:58:43 AM

RabidJade: This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it


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2013-01-29 02:00:34 AM
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2013-01-29 02:09:02 AM

StopLurkListen: RabidJade: This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it

Just gonna take a wild stab at being Dr. Interwebs here and say he's probably not thrilled about being that way and would be very happy to not have that particular OCD or phobia, he's not doing it to annoy you, and you're definitely not making his suffering any better by mocking him.

The state of your mental health isn't always voluntary, you can't just make yourself be different about some things.


Jade here suffers from a lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and poor behavioral control. Do you think psychopathy is voluntary?
 
2013-01-29 02:28:50 AM

UsikFark: StopLurkListen: RabidJade: This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it

Just gonna take a wild stab at being Dr. Interwebs here and say he's probably not thrilled about being that way and would be very happy to not have that particular OCD or phobia, he's not doing it to annoy you, and you're definitely not making his suffering any better by mocking him.

The state of your mental health isn't always voluntary, you can't just make yourself be different about some things.

Jade here suffers from a lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and poor behavioral control. Do you think psychopathy is voluntary?


You two do realize what site you're on right?
 
2013-01-29 02:47:25 AM
mamoru: This just in. Every part of the biosphere, from fairly deep underground to high up in the atmosphere, is loaded with micro-organisms, some of which may even be disease causing.

"My immune system is equipped with the biological equivalent of fully automatic military assault rifles, with night vision and laser scopes. And we have recently acquired phosphorous grenades, cluster bombs and anti personnel fragmentation mines.

So, when my white blood cells are on patrol reconnoitering my blood stream seeking out strangers and other undesirables, and if they see any, ANY, suspicious looking germs of any kind, THEY DON'T. fark. AROUND. They whip out the weapons, they wax the motherfarker and deposit the unlucky fellow directly into my colon! Into my colon. There's no nonsense! There's no miranda warning, there's none of that three strikes and your out bullshiat. First defense, BAM! Into the colon you go!"

// My immune system was forged in the Caribbean. 85 degrees year round, millions of tourists from around the world per year (vs a population of around 51k), and mosquitoes (at least until they filled in the inland marshes with dirt).
 
2013-01-29 02:55:53 AM
...that have tiny little oozing tentacles

But it's so cute though!

cn1.kaboodle.com
 
2013-01-29 03:25:32 AM
It like flying in Japanese porn.
 
2013-01-29 04:46:04 AM

mamoru: This just in. Every part of the biosphere, from fairly deep underground to high up in the atmosphere, is loaded with micro-organisms, some of which may even be disease causing.

Ric Romero has more on this story at 11.


Also ~90% of the cells in the human body are bacteria and micro-organisms and not human cells (by number - by volume or mass it is quite different).
 
2013-01-29 05:30:30 AM

xria: Also ~90% of the cells in the human body are bacteria and micro-organisms and not human cells (by number - by volume or mass it is quite different).


No kidding. I spent this evening reading "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach.
It has a lovely chapter describing the process our bodies go through when they decompose.

It turns out it's our own internal microflora that begins to eat us as soon as our immune system shuts down:

The digestive organs and the lungs disintegrate first, for they are home to the greatest numbers of bacteria; the larger your work crew, the faster the building comes down. The brain is another early-departure organ. "Because all the bacteria in the mouth chew through the palate," explains Arpad. And because brains are soft and easy to eat. "The brain liquefies very quickly. It just pours out of the ears and bubbles out of the mouth."
 
2013-01-29 05:55:23 AM

b2theory: You don't breath bleed air.


You don't spell breathe breath, makes my eyes bleed.
 
2013-01-29 06:08:16 AM
Second job out of school was designing ECS for the company formally known as Hamilton Standard. I don't remember any talk of microorganisms at the time.
 
2013-01-29 06:29:58 AM
Has it been mentioned yet that this is like flying in a hentai, with all the tentacles invading any hole they can find?

I know, it's unfunny. But you'd think that considering a single flight exposes you to enough radiation for an x-ray, that those little beasties are some gojira-tough little farkers.
 
2013-01-29 06:44:17 AM

vossiewulf: b2theory: You don't breath bleed air.

"Pressurization is achieved by the design of an airtight fuselage engineered to be pressurized with a source of compressed air and controlled by an environmental control system (ECS). The most common source of compressed air for pressurization is bleed air extracted from the compressor stage of a gas turbine engine, from a low or intermediate stage and also from an additional high stage, the exact stage can vary, depending on engine type."


Takes me back.

api.ning.com
 
2013-01-29 07:15:50 AM

xria: mamoru: This just in. Every part of the biosphere, from fairly deep underground to high up in the atmosphere, is loaded with micro-organisms, some of which may even be disease causing.

Ric Romero has more on this story at 11.

Also ~90% of the cells in the human body are bacteria and micro-organisms and not human cells (by number - by volume or mass it is quite different).


We are not organisms, we're ecosystems.
 
2013-01-29 07:31:37 AM

MadMattressMack: Then again, I've heard the chemicals are to keep the population down so maybe the do.


I guess China and India didn't get that memo.
 
2013-01-29 08:03:40 AM

StopLurkListen: RabidJade: This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it

Just gonna take a wild stab at being Dr. Interwebs here and say he's probably not thrilled about being that way and would be very happy to not have that particular OCD or phobia, he's not doing it to annoy you, and you're definitely not making his suffering any better by mocking him.

The state of your mental health isn't always voluntary, you can't just make yourself be different about some things.


I didn't screw with him but knew those who did. I worked in a different area and heard stories constantly from those around him. I don't agree a whole office should have to change their standards regardless of one person and their quirks. He tried to change the office to suite his needs and it backfired on him at the worker level. If he had true phobias and OCD this wasn't the job for him as it was a team environment with constant interaction. Making a scene while putting on your respirator like a military gas drill doesn't make you friends either.
 
2013-01-29 08:22:43 AM
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2013-01-29 08:49:50 AM

vossiewulf: b2theory: You don't breath bleed air.

"Pressurization is achieved by the design of an airtight fuselage engineered to be pressurized with a source of compressed air and controlled by an environmental control system (ECS). The most common source of compressed air for pressurization is bleed air extracted from the compressor stage of a gas turbine engine, from a low or intermediate stage and also from an additional high stage, the exact stage can vary, depending on engine type."



Haha. Making b2theory look like a mad stupid potato counter.
 
2013-01-29 08:54:03 AM
I'd be more worried about what I'd see if I ran a UV light over the seats.
 
2013-01-29 08:54:43 AM
It's worse than we thought
 
2013-01-29 09:20:15 AM
787 FTW!
 
2013-01-29 09:52:31 AM
This is not news. We were warned about this as early as 1972, and we ignored it. Just like we ignored the dangers of amber-clad dinosaur DNA.
/Too obscure?
 
2013-01-29 09:57:32 AM
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Hai Guiz
 
2013-01-29 11:41:53 AM

Girion47: UsikFark: StopLurkListen: RabidJade: This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it

Just gonna take a wild stab at being Dr. Interwebs here and say he's probably not thrilled about being that way and would be very happy to not have that particular OCD or phobia, he's not doing it to annoy you, and you're definitely not making his suffering any better by mocking him.

The state of your mental health isn't always voluntary, you can't just make yourself be different about some things.

Jade here suffers from a lack of empathy, lack of remorse, and poor behavioral control. Do you think psychopathy is voluntary?

You two do realize what site you're on right?


I'm just bullshiatting. Those other two are the crazy ones.
 
2013-01-29 11:53:51 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

"What was that? I was only retsing my eyes"
 
2013-01-29 01:23:05 PM
Don't think about that? Gotcha; that won't be too hard.
 
2013-01-29 03:37:12 PM
Max Awesome: It turns out it's our own internal microflora that begins to eat us as soon as our immune system shuts down:

It's like when a company goes insolvent and goes 'fark it' and lets the employees take whatever isn't bolted down.

// Yeah, you can have that computer chair, WTF are we going to do with it?

// These days, that stuff goes to liquidation, right?
 
2013-01-29 06:43:15 PM

scott4long: Bleed air for cabin pressurization and air conditioning is typically pulled off the engines at stages 5 and 9 of the compressor section, though it varies on engine make and model. This air is typically around 250C and at least 40PSI. Any microorganism that can survive that pressure and temperature deserves a shot at me.


That's about the same as an autoclave (equipment used to steam sterilize laboratory glassware, tools, and media). If it can survive that, it's damn near indestructible. This experiment was performed using special sampling equipment and screens on the outside of an aircraft. There is nothing to worry about. You get sick from planes because you are in a confined space with 200-800 fellow germ factories.
 
2013-01-29 08:15:47 PM

Max Awesome: xria: Also ~90% of the cells in the human body are bacteria and micro-organisms and not human cells (by number - by volume or mass it is quite different).

No kidding. I spent this evening reading "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach.
It has a lovely chapter describing the process our bodies go through when they decompose.

It turns out it's our own internal microflora that begins to eat us as soon as our immune system shuts down:

The digestive organs and the lungs disintegrate first, for they are home to the greatest numbers of bacteria; the larger your work crew, the faster the building comes down. The brain is another early-departure organ. "Because all the bacteria in the mouth chew through the palate," explains Arpad. And because brains are soft and easy to eat. "The brain liquefies very quickly. It just pours out of the ears and bubbles out of the mouth."


You really needed a book to remind you what you probably learned in middle school?
 
2013-01-29 08:44:12 PM

scott4long: Bleed air for cabin pressurization and air conditioning is typically pulled off the engines at stages 5 and 9 of the compressor section, though it varies on engine make and model. This air is typically around 250C and at least 40PSI. Any microorganism that can survive that pressure and temperature deserves a shot at me.


Agreed.

Even if harmful microorganisms WERE being pumped into the passenger space, I'll never get sick 'cause I give my cats daily kisses on their fuzzy little faces. That's basically like eating local honey times a thousand.
 
2013-01-29 08:53:22 PM
At least it's not space herpes

mlkshk.com
 
2013-01-31 02:48:35 AM

Max Awesome: xria: Also ~90% of the cells in the human body are bacteria and micro-organisms and not human cells (by number - by volume or mass it is quite different).

No kidding. I spent this evening reading "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach.
It has a lovely chapter describing the process our bodies go through when they decompose.

It turns out it's our own internal microflora that begins to eat us as soon as our immune system shuts down:

The digestive organs and the lungs disintegrate first, for they are home to the greatest numbers of bacteria; the larger your work crew, the faster the building comes down. The brain is another early-departure organ. "Because all the bacteria in the mouth chew through the palate," explains Arpad. And because brains are soft and easy to eat. "The brain liquefies very quickly. It just pours out of the ears and bubbles out of the mouth."


That's it. I'm putting cremation in my will right now.
 
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