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2013-11-08 12:06:42 PM  
Good for her?
 
2013-11-08 12:20:56 PM  
Dammit subby - they're "pecs"!
 
2013-11-08 12:21:36 PM  
You mean all those men I see with mustaches are supporting ball cancer research?

I thought they were all just gay.
 
2013-11-08 12:22:07 PM  
So to show her growing a beard, we have a video of her shaving her face.

I'm either too drunk already, or someone slipped me Russell Brand's daily drug regimen into my water supply.

/And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"
 
2013-11-08 12:23:10 PM  
I had no idea that Hispanic women supported prostate cancer so much
 
2013-11-08 12:23:42 PM  
Movember?  It's No-Shave November you word-smashing twits!
 
2013-11-08 12:24:32 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: /And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"


TFA:  She also hopes to get the word out about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition she lives with that has side effects of putting on weight and growing facial hair.

www.netmeister.org
 
2013-11-08 12:25:09 PM  
If I can get away with not shaving at all... I might support this next year... hate shaving (don't on weekends).

If I have to grow just a moustache... hell no.
 
2013-11-08 12:31:10 PM  
I'm also not going to shower at all next November in support of armpit cancer research.

... and eat taco bell every day and not silence my toots in support of butthole cancer research.
 
2013-11-08 12:31:13 PM  

Theaetetus: Quantum Apostrophe: /And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"

TFA:  She also hopes to get the word out about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition she lives with that has side effects of putting on weight and growing facial hair.

[www.netmeister.org image 456x297]


She sounds fat.
 
2013-11-08 12:37:25 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I'm either too drunk already, or someone slipped me Russell Brand's daily drug regimen into my water supply


He's been in recovery for 10 years. Rob Ford is the new go-to for drug comparisons.
 
2013-11-08 12:37:38 PM  
For some reason the whole "Movember" thing just makes me very stabby. All these self-important douchebags posting selfies of their molester staches on my FB page. Plus, as DubtodaIll says, it's a bullshiat mushed-up crappy name for the cause.

Okay, I'm done. Carry on.
 
2013-11-08 12:37:39 PM  
Does this condition prevent her from wearing a bra, too?
 
2013-11-08 12:38:22 PM  

DubtodaIll: Movember?  It's No-Shave November you word-smashing twits!


A "Mo" is short for mustache in Australia. That's where the Movember moniker came from. No-shave November makes more sense to us Americans because we don't use that nickname for mustache.
 
2013-11-08 12:38:24 PM  
Moobs is a highly offensive term. They're mreasts dammit!
 
2013-11-08 12:39:28 PM  
Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.
 
2013-11-08 12:40:00 PM  
Sometimes I wish the internet was never invented.
 
2013-11-08 12:40:25 PM  

DubtodaIll: Movember?  It's No-Shave November you word-smashing twits!


This. Both "Movember" and "Novembeard" are farking stupid.
 
2013-11-08 12:41:33 PM  

Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.


No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.
 
2013-11-08 12:42:28 PM  
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2013-11-08 12:43:04 PM  
Damn patriarchy taking up a whole month for their petty health issues. Besides this month is already taken for:

Native American Heritage Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

COPD Awareness month

National Novel Writing Month

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

American Diabetes Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month

National Pomegranate Month in the United States

Holy Souls in Purgatory (Roman Catholic Church)

International Drum Month

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

National Prematurity Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Sweet Potato Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
 
2013-11-08 12:44:50 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-08 12:45:28 PM  
But hockey play offs aren't even close to being here yet?
 
2013-11-08 12:45:49 PM  
Fark, where you can read things about people you couldn't care less about, doing things you would rather not know about, green lighted by mods too busy fapping and searching for a Kleenex.
 
2013-11-08 12:48:06 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: So to show her growing a beard, we have a video of her shaving her face.

I'm either too drunk already, or someone slipped me Russell Brand's daily drug regimen into my water supply.

/And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"


You probably do, you just don't realize it because they have successfully found a treatment that works for them. It is extremely difficult to do, though, because fluctuating hormones are hard to regulate.

If you are at all interested in learning about it, PCOS has a large body (no pun intended, but hah) of information out there, research, websites dedicated to helping women who suffer from it, and even some success stories.

PCOD is a crappy condition to live with, not only because of the weight gain and facial hair. It isn't just some fat, hairy women who are too lazy to exercise, it is a real condition that affects many women in real ways.
 
2013-11-08 12:50:45 PM  

Theaetetus: Quantum Apostrophe: /And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"

TFA:  She also hopes to get the word out about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition she lives with that has side effects of putting on weight and growing facial hair.

[www.netmeister.org image 456x297]


Odd how the getting fat part always comes first though.
 
2013-11-08 12:50:58 PM  

lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.


Will he shave my balls and ass for me?
 
2013-11-08 12:52:00 PM  

one-in-the-chamber: Fark, where you can read things about people you couldn't care less about, doing things you would rather not know about, green lighted by mods too busy fapping and searching for a Kleenex.


I find wrapping a Kleenex around the shaft of my penis before starting speeds the cleaning up.
 
2013-11-08 12:56:19 PM  

Assimilate This: lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.

Will he shave my balls and ass for me?


Sure, if you need ball/ass surgery.  But if you have ever seen the way they shave patients prepping for surgery, you would know you probably want to do it yourself.
 
2013-11-08 12:59:02 PM  

lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.


Yeah, because mustaches totally make me think about prostate cancer. It's just logical.
 
2013-11-08 01:02:17 PM  

theorellior: For some reason the whole "Movember" thing just makes me very stabby. All these self-important douchebags posting selfies of their molester staches on my FB page. Plus, as DubtodaIll says, it's a bullshiat mushed-up crappy name for the cause.

Okay, I'm done. Carry on.


You were done before you started. If raising money for prostate cancer research is your idea of self-important douchebaggery, then half-baked is as good as you're ever gonna get.
 
2013-11-08 01:04:55 PM  

endmile: lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.

Yeah, because mustaches totally make me think about prostate cancer. It's just logical.


I think the idea is makes you think about testosterone which then makes you think of prostates and balls or something.  Also, it's not about mustaches, it's always been about full beards.
 
2013-11-08 01:09:09 PM  
Oh, gross.  I'm sure you can find a better way to support it than that.
 
2013-11-08 01:10:14 PM  

Pangea: Quantum Apostrophe: I'm either too drunk already, or someone slipped me Russell Brand's daily drug regimen into my water supply

He's been in recovery for 10 years. Rob Ford is the new go-to for drug comparisons.


He is doing all the drugs so we never have to experience such anguish for ourselves.
 
2013-11-08 01:12:05 PM  
Men 'not shaving to support a cause' is pure BS.

Women wearing ribbons and making other supportive efforts are to be lauded for their efforts.

Men are too stupid and selfish (plus they have those nasty 'things')... women are victims who suffer for everything.

Men bad. Women good.

Got it?
 
2013-11-08 01:14:13 PM  

gajillion: You were done before you started. If raising money for prostate cancer research is your idea of self-important douchebaggery, then half-baked is as good as you're ever gonna get.


You want to support prostate cancer? Write a goddamned check. Posting your scraggly face for the world to see so you can get attaboy pats on the back is pretty much self-important douchebaggery no matter how you slice it.
 
2013-11-08 01:14:20 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: one-in-the-chamber: Fark, where you can read things about people you couldn't care less about, doing things you would rather not know about, green lighted by mods too busy fapping and searching for a Kleenex.

I find wrapping a Kleenex around the shaft of my penis before starting speeds the cleaning up.

see, you're just trying to be funny, unless you are a 1-2 stroke guy. I wouldn't work.

 
2013-11-08 01:21:41 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Theaetetus: Quantum Apostrophe: /And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"

TFA:  She also hopes to get the word out about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition she lives with that has side effects of putting on weight and growing facial hair.

[www.netmeister.org image 456x297]

Odd how the getting fat part always comes first though.


Strike two. Let's see how many things you can get wrong in the next 15 minutes.
 
2013-11-08 01:21:50 PM  
Some people enjoy being single.
 
2013-11-08 01:24:32 PM  

bump: Men 'not shaving to support a cause' is pure BS.

Women wearing ribbons and making other supportive efforts are to be lauded for their efforts.

Men are too stupid and selfish (plus they have those nasty 'things')... women are victims who suffer for everything.

Men bad. Women good.

Got it?


I think you have some issues to resolve. *backs away slowly*
 
2013-11-08 01:30:45 PM  
Boob trifecta in play.
 
2013-11-08 01:32:46 PM  
What she might look at when "Tom" comes for a visit

i55.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-08 01:33:50 PM  

bump: Women wearing ribbons and making other supportive efforts are to be lauded for their efforts.


As I just said, you wanna support breast cancer research? Write a check to an actual research organization. Don't wear pink or support the goddamn Komen harpies in their accustomed lifestyles, or you come across as a self-absorbed coont.
 
2013-11-08 01:35:18 PM  

someonelse: Strike two. Let's see how many things you can get wrong in the next 15 minutes.


Yeah, say something about how atoms are immortal so humans should be, too.
 
2013-11-08 01:37:51 PM  

someonelse: Strike two. Let's see how many things you can get wrong in the next 15 minutes.


Oh sorry, the smoking, sedentary lifestyle and massive consumption of processed foods comes first. Let me guess, that's a symptom too?

Oh I still have 7 minutes left?

3D printing is the future.
 
2013-11-08 01:49:02 PM  

theorellior: someonelse: Strike two. Let's see how many things you can get wrong in the next 15 minutes.

Yeah, say something about how atoms are immortal so humans should be, too.


Can you explain the mechanism of atoms aging? And how we can measure these effects? We're growing flowers from 30000 year old seeds. Can you show me how old the flower is?

Measure it. Show me.

Show me how atoms have an age. Show me where the old atoms go when they wear out. Show me anything at all about any atom anywhere that can be measured that shows the atom behaving differently.

Does it emit lower wavelength light? Does it burn slower? Weigh more?

Anything. Show me anything at all that atoms behave differently with time.

How old are the atoms in you right now? Where did they come from? Where will they go? How old are you now? How old is the thing your atoms will be in tomorrow?

Do you even understand what I'm getting at? Or are you busy wrapping Kleenex around the base of your penis waiting for the mailman to bring your 3D printed dolls?
 
2013-11-08 01:54:30 PM  

endmile: lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.

Yeah, because mustaches totally make me think about prostate cancer. It's just logical.


You do realize, it actually succeeded in reminding you to get your prostate checked, right?
 
2013-11-08 01:54:57 PM  
There are better ways for her to draw attention to the issue other than not shaving her neckbeard, but since it's her body I don't really give a crap what she does.

As someone with PCOS with insulin resistance, I unfortunately know that there is no cure. Only a slew of medications and very careful moderation of diet with regular exercise can help the symptoms and even then it doesn't always work.
 
2013-11-08 02:00:36 PM  

lennavan: endmile: lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.

Yeah, because mustaches totally make me think about prostate cancer. It's just logical.

You do realize, it actually succeeded in reminding you to get your prostate checked, right?


That and everybody asks you why you want to look like chester the molester.  Then you proceed to talk to them about your ass.
 
2013-11-08 02:01:06 PM  

someonelse: Quantum Apostrophe: Theaetetus: Quantum Apostrophe: /And you never see skinny women with this "hormone condition"

TFA:  She also hopes to get the word out about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition she lives with that has side effects of putting on weight and growing facial hair.

[www.netmeister.org image 456x297]

Odd how the getting fat part always comes first though.

Strike two. Let's see how many things you can get wrong in the next 15 minutes.


Personally, I'd date her despite her weight and facial hair if she had a good personality.  The arm tat is the dealbreaker, though.
 
2013-11-08 02:02:47 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Can you explain the mechanism of atoms aging?


Couldn't have asked for a better screed on the subject. Thanks for coming through for me.
 
2013-11-08 02:03:14 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: one-in-the-chamber: Fark, where you can read things about people you couldn't care less about, doing things you would rather not know about, green lighted by mods too busy fapping and searching for a Kleenex.

I find wrapping a Kleenex around the shaft of my penis before starting speeds the cleaning



I see there's a lot of sharers in the thread today :-p
 
2013-11-08 02:04:58 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: someonelse: Strike two. Let's see how many things you can get wrong in the next 15 minutes.

Oh sorry, the smoking, sedentary lifestyle and massive consumption of processed foods comes first. Let me guess, that's a symptom too?


If you didn't have your head so far up your own ass, you'd have looked it up and seen that they don't know what causes it for sure. Excessive insulin, inflammation, heredity, and exposure to male hormones in the womb are all possibilities, according to the Mayo Clinic site. See, you could have easily avoided this.
 
2013-11-08 02:06:25 PM  

someonelse: See, you could have easily avoided this.


Forget it, he's on a roll.
 
2013-11-08 02:17:00 PM  
Trillian Astra:   As someone with PCOS with insulin resistance, I unfortunately know that there is no cure. Only a slew of medications and very careful moderation of diet with regular exercise can help the symptoms and even then it doesn't always work.

This.  My sister has been dealing with PCOS/insulin resistance since the late 80's, when they were still calling it "Stein-Leventhall Syndrome."  As a teenager, she was not fat at all.  When she started getting into her late 20's or so, the weight started piling on, and eating right would only slow it down, not stop it.  After a while, she was like "fark it," and I can't say I blame her.  When you are still fat eating nothing but shredded bark and eggplant, you might as well go ahead and eat the goddamn twinkie.

I have some bad news for you men, too.  While women get fat and get fossilized ovaries, men who don't get fat tend to drop dead at early ages from the uncool cumulative cardiac effects.  At least that's how it played out in my mother's family.  So while I'm glad you people get some amusement out over an overweight woman with facial hair, remember that PCOS is really not that funny.
 
2013-11-08 03:21:20 PM  

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Can you explain the mechanism of atoms aging?

Couldn't have asked for a better screed on the subject. Thanks for coming through for me.


You somehow always avoid sharing your thoughts on the mechanisms of atom aging.

Just ONE test, just ONE way to tell atoms apart by age.

It's simple, I take one helium atom from a well in the ground, and I make one helium atom in a fusor.

I send them to you and you tell them apart.

You wanna take up that challenge? (Like, a few times... Show me the statistical validity to your approach.)

So sad that biological aging has nothing to do with any basic "age" property of atoms, eh?

There is no fundamental limit to biological youth. There are, however, nothing but limits in the way of the species colonizing the Galaxy.
 
2013-11-08 03:28:25 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: You somehow always avoid sharing your thoughts on the mechanisms of atom aging.


Atoms are pretty much time-neutral. View an atom forward and backward in time and it looks the same. I have never disputed this.

Humans aren't atoms. Fark, yeast cells aren't atoms. They're huge convoluted systems of chemical cascades that have non-linear and non-reversible outcomes. To believe that such a system can be squished to conform to the predictability of an atomic waveform is beyond ridiculous, it's basically deluded.

As I said in another thread, you can't run the Krebs cycle backwards. I'm sorry, you're just going to have to deal with the fact that there are irreversible processes involved in complex, oxygen-assisted, multicellular life. The atoms will go find other systems to be part of, but the system that is you will end at some point.
 
2013-11-08 03:38:30 PM  

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: You somehow always avoid sharing your thoughts on the mechanisms of atom aging.

Atoms are pretty much time-neutral. View an atom forward and backward in time and it looks the same. I have never disputed this.

Humans aren't atoms. Fark, yeast cells aren't atoms. They're huge convoluted systems of chemical cascades that have non-linear and non-reversible outcomes. To believe that such a system can be squished to conform to the predictability of an atomic waveform is beyond ridiculous, it's basically deluded.

As I said in another thread, you can't run the Krebs cycle backwards. I'm sorry, you're just going to have to deal with the fact that there are irreversible processes involved in complex, oxygen-assisted, multicellular life. The atoms will go find other systems to be part of, but the system that is you will end at some point.


So how do you think life appeared on Earth? Do you think an alien could deduce the life span of a human vs a cat from the Krebs cycle?

The system that is you ends every second and starts every second.

So you are perfectly content to leave that system as-is, with your two or three decades of useful life, and that's it?

Please tell me how come the first 20 years of aging are different from the next 20?

And of course, we'll never find a way to put in new reactants into this system.

Our computers got better, therefore we'll colonize the universe but we'll never figure out complex systems...

Yeah right.

The worst part is that people are having kids later and later so we tend to stay younger longer and longer.

But let's not let reality get in the way of your simple interpretations of closed-system simplifications.

Why are you so terrified of not aging?
 
2013-11-08 03:40:14 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: So sad that biological aging has nothing to do with any basic "age" property of atoms, eh?

There is no fundamental limit to biological youth. There are, however, nothing but limits in the way of the species colonizing the Galaxy.


So, since atoms never age and since humans are fundamentally just a glob of atoms, then that means that atoms which routinely travel in interstellar space are incapable of travelling among the stars.

Gotcha.
 
2013-11-08 03:48:17 PM  

GRCooper: Quantum Apostrophe: So sad that biological aging has nothing to do with any basic "age" property of atoms, eh?

There is no fundamental limit to biological youth. There are, however, nothing but limits in the way of the species colonizing the Galaxy.

So, since atoms never age and since humans are fundamentally just a glob of atoms, then that means that atoms which routinely travel in interstellar space are incapable of travelling among the stars.

Gotcha.


No so! If emergence it taken in to account, we could see outcomes that we cannot fathom as individuals!
 
2013-11-08 04:05:45 PM  
I have PCOS, too, and it's no farking joke about the facial hair.  She rules and she's my new hero(ine)!
 
2013-11-08 04:11:40 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: But let's not let reality get in the way of your simple interpretations of closed-system simplifications.


Every single sentence you wrote in that post shows how you basically have no idea what my point is, and frankly, I think you're deliberately blocking the understanding so as to keep clinging to your dreams of immortality. However, once more into the breach:

Quantum Apostrophe: So how do you think life appeared on Earth? Do you think an alien could deduce the life span of a human vs a cat from the Krebs cycle?


At some point in time life appeared. There are theories involving black smokers, clay-assisted reactant cells, and others. Basically, where there is an energy gradient you will find reactions that utilize that energy, and over time they become self-organizing. What that has to do with immortal atoms I have no idea. I also I have no idea what you're blathering on about with aliens and cats.

Quantum Apostrophe: The system that is you ends every second and starts every second.


No, it's not a digital system. It's a multivalued system constantly avoiding equilibrium and more closely resembles a standing wave.

Quantum Apostrophe: So you are perfectly content to leave that system as-is, with your two or three decades of useful life, and that's it?


I have never said I am against life-extension technologies, and I take steps to keep my available lifespan as useful as possible. I fully expect to reach eighty without too much problem. But to believe that immortality is an available option just because atoms are timeless is like saying mountains will last forever because you can't tell one grain of sand from another.

Quantum Apostrophe: Please tell me how come the first 20 years of aging are different from the next 20?


Why wouldn't they be? Your first years of life are spent reaching reproductive maturity, it's a completely different process than maintaining and repairing a mature soma.

Quantum Apostrophe: And of course, we'll never find a way to put in new reactants into this system.


Your confusing "new reactants" with "reversability". You get new reactants everywhere. The entire process of metabolic respiration is to use outside energy and chemical gradients to drive the system. But the system cannot be driven backwards. You, as QA, are a collection of responses and memories of being QA. The mere act of thinking and remembering necessitates irreversible processes that add entropy to the system that cannot be removed without destroying that information. You can't get oxaloacetate and acetyl CoA just by mashing together citrate and CoA-SH with some water.

Quantum Apostrophe: Our computers got better, therefore we'll colonize the universe but we'll never figure out complex systems...


Completely describing and codifying the life processes of a single human being is a task orders of magnitude more complex than calculating the materials, energy and engineering necessary to colonize the Universe. In fact, we can do one but not the other right now. One is simply a problem of moving matter. The other is the problem of characterizing non-linear, time-based systems.

Quantum Apostrophe: The worst part is that people are having kids later and later so we tend to stay younger longer and longer.


That's the tradeoff between reproduction and somatic maintenance. It doesn't mean immortality. And children are a basic form of information hygiene. A mature organism will be exposed to all sorts of entropic inputs that will compromise the system. Any replicator will seek to replicate, and the way to do that is to reduce the system to a base-level code that can take new, fresh reactants and build them up from scratch into a soma that will then, in turn, be reduced by entropy to senescence. Again, a standing wave, but in population, not body systems.
 
2013-11-08 04:12:29 PM  

Attention Whore of Babylon: So while I'm glad you people get some amusement out over an overweight woman with facial hair, remember that PCOS is really not that funny.


THIS.  Thank you. thank you!  I was skinny as a rail until I hit puberty.  In my 20s I lost some weight by eating (literally) broccoli, 3oz of plain chicken breast and a couple tablespoons of rice for lunch and dinner and small protein shakes for breakfast.  But after a while the weight loss slows down, then stops altogether.  I was at the gym for an hour and a half a day, busting my arse, eating practically nothing and I was 245lbs at 5'-4".  I can grow a wicked beard if I want, but I'm not going to (this chick is braver than I).  Bariatric surgery was the only thing that helped me and I still have to eat tiny portions and exercise at least 30 minutes a day to maintain the weight loss.
 
2013-11-08 04:45:36 PM  

lennavan: endmile: lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.

Yeah, because mustaches totally make me think about prostate cancer. It's just logical.

You do realize, it actually succeeded in reminding you to get your prostate checked, right?


No, it didn't.
 
2013-11-08 04:56:35 PM  

endmile: lennavan: endmile: lennavan: Assimilate This: Since this is to support testicular and prostate cancer awareness, shouldn't you stop shaving your balls and ass instead?  Just asking.

No, you should go to the doctor and get checked.  That's the whole point.

Yeah, because mustaches totally make me think about prostate cancer. It's just logical.

You do realize, it actually succeeded in reminding you to get your prostate checked, right?

No, it didn't.


Yes it did.  This is actually the 5th time.
 
2013-11-08 04:57:13 PM  
I really like Arianna Huffington a lot better when she was married to the rich politician guy that like to blow other dudes from SB.
 
2013-11-08 06:11:41 PM  

hasty ambush: Damn patriarchy taking up a whole month for their petty health issues. Besides this month is already taken for:

Native American Heritage Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

COPD Awareness month

National Novel Writing Month

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

American Diabetes Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month

National Pomegranate Month in the United States

Holy Souls in Purgatory (Roman Catholic Church)

International Drum Month

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

National Prematurity Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Sweet Potato Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month


I wasn't aware of most of that.
 
2013-11-08 06:18:32 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Can you explain the mechanism of atoms aging?

Couldn't have asked for a better screed on the subject. Thanks for coming through for me.

You somehow always avoid sharing your thoughts on the mechanisms of atom aging.

Just ONE test, just ONE way to tell atoms apart by age.

It's simple, I take one helium atom from a well in the ground, and I make one helium atom in a fusor.

I send them to you and you tell them apart.

You wanna take up that challenge? (Like, a few times... Show me the statistical validity to your approach.)

So sad that biological aging has nothing to do with any basic "age" property of atoms, eh?

There is no fundamental limit to biological youth. There are, however, nothing but limits in the way of the species colonizing the Galaxy.


The old atoms are wrinkly and bad tempered.
 
2013-11-08 06:36:25 PM  
 
2013-11-08 07:17:02 PM  

bjorky: What she might look at when "Tom" comes for a visit

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Okay, I'll grow my menopausal mo'stache out this month. I hope I'm allowed to trim it for length though because the hair tickles my lower lip. Can't seem to grow a beard though. Just a very few extremely random long hairs.

Get your male selves to a doctor stat!
 
2013-11-08 07:32:14 PM  

GRCooper: Quantum Apostrophe: So sad that biological aging has nothing to do with any basic "age" property of atoms, eh?

There is no fundamental limit to biological youth. There are, however, nothing but limits in the way of the species colonizing the Galaxy.

So, since atoms never age and since humans are fundamentally just a glob of atoms, then that means that atoms which routinely travel in interstellar space are incapable of travelling among the stars.

Gotcha.


Please show me the atoms that are arranged like humans that "routinely" travel in interstellar space?

Are you high, stupid, mentally deranged, hallucinating or just had the top of your head blown off by a .45 ACP round as you typed?

There is no practical way to arrange for interstellar travel for people with currently understood physics and engineering. And especially not considering our gnat-like lifespan, our biological fragility and the basic, inherent hostility and deadliness of space.

I believe our understanding of physics is quite good, and engineering doesn't use much physics beyond what was already old hat in the 1930s.

So barring some massive, crucial total upending of physics, no one's going anywhere, least of all a goofball like you.
 
2013-11-08 08:36:40 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Please show me the atoms that are arranged like humans that "routinely" travel in interstellar space?


Are you saying that because some atoms have a "human" tag on them they're not allowed to travel interstellar distances? I thought atoms were timeless and immortal and indistinguishable? Isn't that your whole immortality argument?

Please show me the interstellar cop that examines atoms leaving the solar system and sends those back that are marked "human".

Quantum Apostrophe: So barring some massive, crucial total upending of physics, no one's going anywhere, least of all a goofball like you.


You're still gonna die.
 
2013-11-08 08:58:02 PM  

theorellior: You're still gonna die.


You're still never leaving this planet. But you are already living a longer, better healthier life than Wernher von Braun. How you like that?

theorellior: Please show me the interstellar cop that examines atoms leaving the solar system and sends those back that are marked "human".


F=ma. The practicality of actually sending anyone beyond 0.1 planetary radii is moot. No one's going anywhere. You could launch yourself into LEO, and set yourself on fire and disperse your atoms in the Solar wind into deep space.

Happy?

But that's now what you had in mind, is it?

theorellior: Are you saying that because some atoms have a "human" tag on them they're not allowed to travel interstellar distances?


Um, no? I was responding to someone who seemed to be experiencing a rather severe cerebro-vascular accident.

It's not a question of "allowed", it's a question of what is practically achievable given what we know. The physics as we know it for your space fantasies point to massive amounts of energy and materials which we simply do not have.

And given our short lifespan and the unimaginable distances involved just in the local inner Solar System, no one is going anywhere.

Not you, not me, not Elon Musk.

Too bad.
 
2013-11-08 09:16:47 PM  

Attention Whore of Babylon: were still calling it "Stein-Leventhall Syndrome."


I got diagnosed at 15 with it via hormone test. A TVU at 17 confirmed just how large the cysts can get. I was always larger than my classmates as a kid, just taller in general and developed early, but the weight didn't really happen until I was about 17 or 18. Now, even with insulin-regulating meds and birth control I still have to watch every bite I put in my mouth or I gain weight and it takes weeks at the gym to lose a five pound weight gain. Your sister has my condolences.
 
2013-11-08 09:49:19 PM  
I am now absolutely horrified.
 
2013-11-08 11:08:05 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Please show me the atoms that are arranged like humans that "routinely" travel in interstellar space?


Ah, so there is more to being human, or even alive, than being made of atoms.

Are you high, stupid, mentally deranged, hallucinating or just had the top of your head blown off by a .45
ACP round as you typed?


I'm currently out of .45 ACP (Have you seen the prices, lately?).  Now, as to hallucinating, are you asking if I'm on drugs?  Because that kinda seems redundant with "high".  As long as we're talking about redundancies; isn't "stupid" really a kind of "mentally deranged", or did you have something more specific in mind?

BTW - did you see the announcement about the first 3D printed m1911?  Pretty farkin' cool!!!


There is no practical way to arrange for interstellar travel for people with currently understood physics and engineering. And especially not considering our gnat-like lifespan, our biological fragility and the basic, inherent hostility and deadliness of space.

Well, there's no practical way to arrange for methuselah-long human life spans with currently understood bio-engineering, but that doesn't seem to factor into your "thinking".  Are you high, stupid, mentally deranged, hallucinating or just had the top of your head blown off by a .44 Magnum (the most powerful handgun in the world!) as you typed?

I believe our understanding of physics is quite good, and engineering doesn't use much physics beyond what was already old hat in the 1930s.

So barring some massive, crucial total upending of physics, no one's going anywhere, least of all a goofball like you.


We'll see, won't we!  I mean, we're all gonna live 101000 years, right?
 
2013-11-09 02:01:31 AM  
Not one picture of Frida Kahlo?
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2013-11-09 03:05:35 AM  
You are the PARAGON of awesomeness!!! You go!
 
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