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(CBS Tampa)   This may come as a bit of a shock to you if you had plans for a little bit of travel, but CBS is reporting that human meatbags are not prepared for life in outer space   (tampa.cbslocal.com) divider line 45
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2014-01-29 03:11:13 PM  
"The report, which was first published in the New York Times, cites multiple negative effects of outer space on the human body, including the swelling that occurs in the human head - due in part to the fact that humans did not evolve outside of the Earth's atmosphere."

Back in the day, journalism meant something.
 
2014-01-29 03:12:39 PM  
Ugly bags of mostly water
 
2014-01-29 03:32:53 PM  
No shiat?
 
2014-01-29 03:40:34 PM  
Observation: This headline is of highest quality.

Personal Evaluation: I like it very much.
 
2014-01-29 04:02:34 PM  
So, um, can you still submit headlines even after you've been banned from posting?
 
2014-01-29 04:03:04 PM  
God doesn't want you leaving the house anyway.
 
2014-01-29 04:07:01 PM  
oooh, I know who would absolutely love this! Quite Assuredly, he would indeed...
 
2014-01-29 04:10:35 PM  
I know of one meat popsicle that fared quite well in outer space, and on Fhloston too!
 
2014-01-29 04:10:48 PM  

jfarkinB: So, um, can you still submit headlines even after you've been banned from posting?


the words "space nutters" was not used so I assume subby isn't who you think.
 
2014-01-29 04:11:23 PM  

jfarkinB: So, um, can you still submit headlines even after you've been banned from posting?


No, and I'm not banned.

/subby
 
2014-01-29 04:11:59 PM  
Well, Mars has some gravity, just a little less than half that of Earth. I'm guessing that you could wear a lead lined weight suit or something to exercise on the surface in order to keep up your muscle mass.
 
2014-01-29 04:15:41 PM  
I think we're largely on track.

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2014-01-29 04:16:37 PM  

QU!RK1019: I know of one meat popsicle that fared quite well in outer space, and on Fhloston too!


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This thread is Super Green!  Let's make it POP POP POP!
 
2014-01-29 04:21:45 PM  
 
2014-01-29 04:23:14 PM  
media.aintitcool.com

Bloated brain? I heard that. And it really hurt me.
 
2014-01-29 04:30:33 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: "The report, which was first published in the New York Times, cites multiple negative effects of outer space on the human body, including the swelling that occurs in the human head - due in part to the fact that humans did not evolve outside of the Earth's atmosphere."


~1.bp.blogspot.com

/space is bad for you...mkay?
//3d printing, too
///but not life extension research!
 
2014-01-29 04:30:52 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Well, Mars has some gravity, just a little less than half that of Earth. I'm guessing that you could wear a lead lined weight suit or something to exercise on the surface in order to keep up your muscle mass.


Mars aint space.
 
2014-01-29 04:32:50 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

People people people...come on...
 
2014-01-29 04:33:07 PM  
The corollary to the Rare Earth Hypothesis (and further proof against Sagan's Principle of Mediocrity) may very well be this:  Earth is but one example of an exceedingly minimalist number of planets that can support life.  Or it is one of untold billions other rocky planets, medium to small in size with a nitrogen-rich atmosphere, carbon-rich lithosphere, lots of water, protected by an active magnetosphere, with at least one satellite of corresponding size to the Moon, in the habitable zone of its star and protected by one or two Jupiter-sized outer gas giants.  It cannot be both.

Regardless, if Earth-like planets exist elsewhere in the galaxy, and life and sentience/intelligence develops on a parallel track to Earth, the life/intelligence that arises on those other Earths might be just as unsuited for outer space as we are.  That could dampen the desire for off-world exploration.
 
2014-01-29 04:41:07 PM  
Humans aren't made for living at thirty thousand feet, in article wastes or at sea either n

It's called technology. You'll get used to it after a while.
 
2014-01-29 04:43:10 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water


Liquideous fleshbags?

Since we have this information about the deleterious aspects of space travel, we can work on ways to alleviate them.  Who knows what other benefits they will discover?  Perhaps in finding ways of fixing space-caused dizziness, they can create treatments and cures for Meniere's or aftereffects of stroke/TBI.
 
2014-01-29 04:46:59 PM  
Oh, but NASA is so wrong...

The Earth travels through space.
Humans are passengers on Earth
Therefore....

/stating the obvious
//shouldn't have cut their budget
 
2014-01-29 04:50:50 PM  

Saiga410: TuteTibiImperes: Well, Mars has some gravity, just a little less than half that of Earth. I'm guessing that you could wear a lead lined weight suit or something to exercise on the surface in order to keep up your muscle mass.

Mars aint space.


It ain't the kind of place to raise your kids, either

/or so I heard
 
2014-01-29 04:57:28 PM  
Radiation is the constant problem, but give me the resources of The Pentagon from the past decade and I'll build you a farking interplanetary ship with a quarter G drive. Don't worry, the (reptile) overlords don't really want humans getting off earth. They control us by our resources and the last they want is colonies outside their direct control.
 
2014-01-29 05:04:29 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: QU!RK1019: I know of one meat popsicle that fared quite well in outer space, and on Fhloston too!

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This thread is Super Green!  Let's make it POP POP POP!


I literally laughed out loud at that. Ruby Rhod was awesome!

Zzzzzzzzzt!
 
2014-01-29 05:13:02 PM  

Chariset: Observation: This headline is of highest quality.

Personal Evaluation: I like it very much.


Heh, awesome.

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2014-01-29 05:23:40 PM  
We are also not prepared for life in:

<li>Temperatures below 50 degrees.  We die of exposure quite quickly without protective equipment (aka clothing) or fire.
<li>Flying.  Again, without protective gear - aka airplanes, parachutes, etc.  We just fall out of the sky and break.
<li>Travelling more than 40 miles over water.  We just sink and DROWN.
etc. etc. etc.

Humans are tool users.  Without the right tools, we DIE.  With them we survive.   We simply haven't found the right tools for space yet - that doesn't mean they don't exist.
 
2014-01-29 05:33:14 PM  
It is one of the downsides to being made of meat.
 
2014-01-29 05:41:42 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water


I guess this was your Q to chime in?
 
2014-01-29 05:50:57 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water

Liquideous fleshbags?


lake_huron: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water

I guess this was your Q to chime in?


static3.wikia.nocookie.net

YOU STILL TOO PRIMITIVE!  COME BACK IN THREE CENTURIES!
 
2014-01-29 06:26:41 PM  

wildcardjack: Radiation is the constant problem, but give me the resources of The Pentagon from the past decade and I'll build you a farking interplanetary ship with a quarter G drive. Don't worry, the (reptile) overlords don't really want humans getting off earth. They control us by our resources and the last they want is colonies outside their direct control.


'What do we do?'
 
2014-01-29 07:10:43 PM  

anfrind: Duck_of_Doom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water

Liquideous fleshbags?

lake_huron: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water

I guess this was your Q to chime in?

[static3.wikia.nocookie.net image 572x536]

YOU STILL TOO PRIMITIVE!  COME BACK IN THREE CENTURIES!


Interestingly enough, if people like Kurzweil are correct in 300 years we might not look all that different to that crystal thingie.
 
2014-01-29 07:22:55 PM  

jfarkinB: So, um, can you still submit headlines even after you've been banned from posting?


Maul555: oooh, I know who would absolutely love this! Quite Assuredly, he would indeed...


Came here thinking something like this. I see it's covered.
 
2014-01-29 07:40:39 PM  

serial arseonist: God doesn't want you leaving the house anyway.


What does God need with a starship?
 
2014-01-29 07:42:48 PM  
So, kill all humans?
 
2014-01-29 07:44:42 PM  

Stone Meadow: anfrind: Duck_of_Doom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water

Liquideous fleshbags?

lake_huron: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ugly bags of mostly water

I guess this was your Q to chime in?

[static3.wikia.nocookie.net image 572x536]

YOU STILL TOO PRIMITIVE!  COME BACK IN THREE CENTURIES!

Interestingly enough, if people like Kurzweil are correct in 300 years we might not look all that different to that crystal thingie.


There was also a fairly recent Hugo-winning short story ("The Girl-Thing Who Went Out For Sushi") about humans who lived in orbital settlements around the gas giants, and many of them had been surgically modified to be better-adapted to their new low-gravity environment.  Many of them resembled Earth's sea creatures, except that they still had human brains and limbs capable of manipulating their environment in human-like ways.

I'm not sure how realistic a vision of the future that is, but from a purely technical perspective, it's probably more practical than downloading one's brain to a computer.
 
2014-01-29 07:54:39 PM  

jfarkinB: So, um, can you still submit headlines even after you've been banned from posting?


Wait, banned? I thought he quit. How did I miss this!?
 
2014-01-29 08:25:04 PM  

anfrind: Stone Meadow: anfrind: YOU STILL TOO PRIMITIVE!  COME BACK IN THREE CENTURIES!

Interestingly enough, if people like Kurzweil are correct in 300 years we might not look all that different to that crystal thingie.

There was also a fairly recent Hugo-winning short story ("The Girl-Thing Who Went Out For Sushi") about humans who lived in orbital settlements around the gas giants, and many of them had been surgically modified to be better-adapted to their new low-gravity environment.  Many of them resembled Earth's sea creatures, except that they still had human brains and limbs capable of manipulating their environment in human-like ways.

I'm not sure how realistic a vision of the future that is, but from a purely technical perspective, it's probably more practical than downloading one's brain to a computer.


I'm not sure how realistic downloading one's brain is, either, but I am even less convinced that long-term cyborg-like human-machine-marine organism mashups are viable. As long as I remain orga-life I prefer to stay human, though when I'm ready to blow this popstand I will go mecha all the way... ;-)
 
2014-01-29 09:01:37 PM  

anfrind: Interestingly enough, if people like Kurzweil are correct in 300 years we might not look all that different to that crystal thingie.


That's kinda funny considering in the next 25 years all the bees will be gone, all the algae blooms will be gone and we will be eating each other.
 
2014-01-29 09:17:14 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Saiga410: TuteTibiImperes: Well, Mars has some gravity, just a little less than half that of Earth. I'm guessing that you could wear a lead lined weight suit or something to exercise on the surface in order to keep up your muscle mass.

Mars aint space.

It ain't the kind of place to raise your kids, either

/or so I heard


There's no-one there to raise them, if you did.
 
2014-01-29 09:27:32 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: anfrind: Interestingly enough, if people like Kurzweil are correct in 300 years we might not look all that different to that crystal thingie.

That's kinda funny considering in the next 25 years all the bees will be gone, all the algae blooms will be gone and we will be eating each other.


LOL...wat? Is your Fark alt the name of the bastard son of the Lord of Winterfel?

PS - Let's not blame that quote on anfrind...that was me.
 
2014-01-29 10:20:59 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: anfrind: Interestingly enough, if people like Kurzweil are correct in 300 years we might not look all that different to that crystal thingie.

That's kinda funny considering in the next 25 years all the bees will be gone, all the algae blooms will be gone and we will be eating each other.


Whelp, Charlton Heston tried to warn us.
 
2014-01-30 01:18:39 AM  
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

Wimps.
 
2014-01-30 08:59:43 AM  
Artificial gravity. Why don't they go there? Wernher Von Braun understood this. So did Kubrick.

i885.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-30 10:45:09 AM  

scumshine: Artificial gravity. Why don't they go there? Wernher Von Braun understood this. So did Kubrick.


Cost. That's the only real reason. A dime will get a dollar the next international space station will be designed to explore long term human habitation technologies...induced gravity, shielding, etc.
 
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