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2014-06-15 09:51:18 AM  
<i>The study also revealed that sunscreen can significantly lower the amount of DNA damage caused by UV, putting off the development of melanoma in the mice. However, the study also showed that sunscreen did not offer complete protection and UV light could still cause problems in the p53 gene. </i>

Irresponsible headline is irresponsible. Breathing does not offer complete protection against dying. Going to stop doing that subby?
 
2014-06-15 10:24:43 AM  

flucto: <i>The study also revealed that sunscreen can significantly lower the amount of DNA damage caused by UV, putting off the development of melanoma in the mice. However, the study also showed that sunscreen did not offer complete protection and UV light could still cause problems in the p53 gene. </i>

Irresponsible headline is irresponsible. Breathing does not offer complete protection against dying. Going to stop doing that subby?


To be fair, the last time subby wore sunscreen was when he watched Lawrence of Arabia.
 
2014-06-15 11:10:21 AM  

flucto: <i>The study also revealed that sunscreen can significantly lower the amount of DNA damage caused by UV, putting off the development of melanoma in the mice. However, the study also showed that sunscreen did not offer complete protection and UV light could still cause problems in the p53 gene. </i>

Irresponsible headline is irresponsible. Breathing does not offer complete protection against dying. Going to stop doing that subby?


Misleading headline on my fark? The hell you say
 
2014-06-15 11:57:54 AM  
Yeah, no. I use sunscreen religiously because I spend a lot of time outdoors. Now, I look my age, but it could be a lot worse--I've seen the people who don't use sunscreen.
 
2014-06-15 12:05:04 PM  
It's only useful if you don't like sunburn pain. Or if you like having at least some protection from skin cancer.
 
2014-06-15 12:06:25 PM  
No, it's not at all like throwing money down the toilet, even if what this research suggests is true.  Quite simply, if I don't use it and spend a day at the beach, I get sunburned, but if I do use it, I don't get sunburned.  Good enough for my money.
 
2014-06-15 12:07:08 PM  
Sunscreen might not prevent skin cancer?

So what?

I'm still going to use it. It seems I'll get cancer either way, but with sunscreen I won't get burned.
 
2014-06-15 12:08:16 PM  
"...but trust me, on the sunscreen."
 
2014-06-15 12:09:02 PM  

cryinoutloud: Yeah, no. I use sunscreen religiously because I spend a lot of time outdoors. Now, I look my age, but it could be a lot worse--I've seen the people who don't use sunscreen.


Yep. Go to the ski slopes and you can tell who the locals are and who doesn't wear sun screen. 25-year-olds look 50 around the eyes.
 
2014-06-15 12:10:15 PM  

rustypouch: Sunscreen might not prevent skin cancer?

So what?

I'm still going to use it. It seems I'll get cancer either way, but with sunscreen I won't get burned.


Well I'm going to burn either way.

/ginger
 
2014-06-15 12:10:43 PM  
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2014-06-15 12:12:05 PM  
I think most people knew sunscreen wasn't some sort of invincibility potion.  That doesn't make it useless though.
 
2014-06-15 12:12:22 PM  
Now I'd like to know submitter's thoughts on sex education. (Probably "don't use condoms because they don't work.")
 
2014-06-15 12:13:56 PM  
So shut the hell up and keep flushing.
 
2014-06-15 12:15:26 PM  
Sun screen doesnt offer 100% protection from skin cancer? Well no shiate. Subbys headline is bad and he should feel bad.
 
2014-06-15 12:16:07 PM  
www.shareslo.com
 
2014-06-15 12:16:24 PM  
So the existing recommendation of shade, sunscreen, and clothing remains?

AMAZING!!!!!
 
2014-06-15 12:21:38 PM  
I grew up fishing and surfing the So Cal beaches of Ventura. I use sunscreen and I don't get burned. If I don't use it, I get burned.

Sunburns suck and are easily preventable.
 
2014-06-15 12:25:22 PM  

Oldiron_79: rustypouch: Sunscreen might not prevent skin cancer?

So what?

I'm still going to use it. It seems I'll get cancer either way, but with sunscreen I won't get burned.

Well I'm going to burn either way.

/ginger


It Burns!
It burns in the shade. It burns thru clothing. It burns under a metal canopy on the ship.
Good ol' Scott heritage.
Skin so white, it actually glows in the dark.
 
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2014-06-15 12:25:33 PM  

Oldiron_79: rustypouch: Sunscreen might not prevent skin cancer?

So what?

I'm still going to use it. It seems I'll get cancer either way, but with sunscreen I won't get burned.

Well I'm going to burn either way.

/ginger


Try Vanicream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+. Used to be called SPF 60 before the FDA revised the rules for sunscreen labeling. Unfortunately at close to $20 a bottle it's not cheap, but it is very effective.

The downside is that at the end of the day you definitely need to bathe to get the icky feeling of the sunscreen off, and with this stuff it's a little more pronounced than most. But that's the tradeoff for having red hair in the desert...
 
2014-06-15 12:26:56 PM  
0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
2014-06-15 12:31:56 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Now I'd like to know submitter's thoughts on sex education. (Probably "don't use condoms because they don't work.")


Don't be idiotic, trolls don't have sex...
 
2014-06-15 12:32:16 PM  
I knew Kurt Vonnegut was a liar.
 
2014-06-15 12:37:25 PM  

InfernalCatfish: No, it's not at all like throwing money down the toilet, even if what this research suggests is true.  Quite simply, if I don't use it and spend a day at the beach, I get sunburned, but if I do use it, I don't get sunburned.  Good enough for my money.


Clearly a troll submission and click bait approval. Well done subby and admin, well done.
 
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2014-06-15 12:41:05 PM  

flucto: <i>The study also revealed that sunscreen can significantly lower the amount of DNA damage caused by UV, putting off the development of melanoma in the mice. However, the study also showed that sunscreen did not offer complete protection and UV light could still cause problems in the p53 gene. </i>

Irresponsible headline is irresponsible. Breathing does not offer complete protection against dying. Going to stop doing that subby?


I agree, an irresponsible, misleading, snarky bs headline that is also false. Dude, the sun doesn't have a lobby to pay you off for spreading misinformation.
 
2014-06-15 12:46:02 PM  
I got most of my sun damage from the car's side windows commuting to work. I should've worn sun screen earlier, but never thought about it. And was dumb.

How do I know it was from a car's side windows? Cause it's on the left side.
 
2014-06-15 12:49:21 PM  
Subby sounds like an anti-vaxxer.
 
2014-06-15 12:49:34 PM  
Maybe we could dip sub-tard in boiling tar for giggles science.
 
2014-06-15 12:57:22 PM  
My dad always used sunscreen, and wore shirts in the sun. He got a melanoma lesion on his back, and five years later he died. Genetics also play a large role.
I wear large hats, long sleeves, but also get about 15 minutes of sun every day and take D3 and see a dermatologist every year. What else can I do but hope.
 
2014-06-15 01:16:45 PM  

Badafuco: I grew up fishing and surfing the So Cal beaches of Ventura. I use sunscreen and I don't get burned. If I don't use it, I get burned.

Sunburns suck and are easily preventable.


Sunburns are pretty sweet.  You can get in a nice hot shower with a new terry washcloth and really scrub it.
 
2014-06-15 01:28:48 PM  
And jimmy hats don't give 100% protection from all STDs. Slather on the sunscreen before going out and cover up, and all is good.
 
2014-06-15 01:30:29 PM  

Loucifer: It's only useful if you don't like sunburn pain. Or if you like having at least some protection from skin cancer.


Us humans of the female variety wear sunscreen to avoid premature aging.   I did not inherit good skin genes.  Thank the FSM for sunscreen.
 
2014-06-15 01:54:00 PM  
 
2014-06-15 01:54:12 PM  
But, it makes us feel safe.  Just like not vaccinating your kids will make you feel like you're protecting them from autism.
 
2014-06-15 02:03:00 PM  

RoyBatty: I got most of my sun damage from the car's side windows commuting to work. I should've worn sun screen earlier, but never thought about it. And was dumb.

How do I know it was from a car's side windows? Cause it's on the left side.


Australians generally get skin cancer on their right side.
 
2014-06-15 02:24:04 PM  

o'really: RoyBatty: I got most of my sun damage from the car's side windows commuting to work. I should've worn sun screen earlier, but never thought about it. And was dumb.

How do I know it was from a car's side windows? Cause it's on the left side.

Australians generally get skin cancer on their right side.


I am honestly afraid to see an image titled "that's not skin cancer, this is skin cancer"
 
2014-06-15 02:26:06 PM  
Yeah, I'm still going to wear it. I've had chunks of flesh removed due to skin cancer and I really want to keep that to a minimum.

/former Ginger
 
2014-06-15 02:29:18 PM  

Oldiron_79: rustypouch: Sunscreen might not prevent skin cancer?

So what?

I'm still going to use it. It seems I'll get cancer either way, but with sunscreen I won't get burned.

Well I'm going to burn either way.

/ginger


yep

/grandfather picked up skin cancer at age 65
//lived to 90
 
2014-06-15 02:33:19 PM  
Fun fact: "suntan lotion" was originally invented by some horny kid in Hilton Head who just wanted an excuse to rub regular lotion on women on the beach, promising it would protect them from being sunburned.

This caught on with several other young horny guys, who started patrolling the local beaches offering to lather up any gullible woman who would let them rub lotion on them.

It was only after this nefarious practice had spread across the Southern U.S. some guy figured there might be some merit to a lotion-based treatment to prevent against the suns harmful rays.
 
2014-06-15 02:37:14 PM  

RoyBatty: I got most of my sun damage from the car's side windows commuting to work. I should've worn sun screen earlier, but never thought about it. And was dumb.

How do I know it was from a car's side windows? Cause it's on the left side.


This you?

http://www.livescience.com/images/i/000/027/748/i02/sun-damage-face-1 2 0604.jpg
 
2014-06-15 02:41:12 PM  

flucto: <i>The study also revealed that sunscreen can significantly lower the amount of DNA damage caused by UV, putting off the development of melanoma in the mice. However, the study also showed that sunscreen did not offer complete protection and UV light could still cause problems in the p53 gene. </i>

Irresponsible headline is irresponsible. Breathing does not offer complete protection against dying. Going to stop doing that subby?


Bares reapplying.

THATS NOT WHAT TFA SAID SUBBY. IT SAID USE SUNSCREEN ALONG WITH OTHER KINDS OF PROTECTION .

There, my psa for the day.
 
2014-06-15 03:12:30 PM  
I'm pale, even if it were true that sunscreen didn't give me any protection against skin cancer, I would still wear it because being sunburnt and miserable isn't my idea of a good time.
 
2014-06-15 03:25:01 PM  

Robots are Strong: RoyBatty: I got most of my sun damage from the car's side windows commuting to work. I should've worn sun screen earlier, but never thought about it. And was dumb.

How do I know it was from a car's side windows? Cause it's on the left side.

This you?

http://www.livescience.com/images/i/000/027/748/i02/sun-damage-face-1 2 0604.jpg


Not quite. But that is what I was imagining too.
 
2014-06-15 03:38:02 PM  
If I don't top off my sunscreen every hour or so, I get the ol' Irish suntan.
 
2014-06-15 03:41:36 PM  
As someone who has had melanoma and is still at very high risk, fark you subby.  I know sunscreen isn't foolproof, but at least it's one of the few things besides regular dermatology appointments that save me from a slow and painful dealth.
 
2014-06-15 03:56:40 PM  

InfernalCatfish: No, it's not at all like throwing money down the toilet, even if what this research suggests is true.


I dunno...if you spend the whole day indoors throwing money down the toilet, you're probably not going to get sunburned in the process.  That makes it very much like using sunscreen.
 
2014-06-15 04:57:54 PM  

jagec: InfernalCatfish: No, it's not at all like throwing money down the toilet, even if what this research suggests is true.

I dunno...if you spend the whole day indoors throwing money down the toilet, you're probably not going to get sunburned in the process.  That makes it very much like using sunscreen.


But that .. i mean .... you can't ...

/Goddamnitsomuch
 
2014-06-15 05:04:24 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: flucto: <i>The study also revealed that sunscreen can significantly lower the amount of DNA damage caused by UV, putting off the development of melanoma in the mice. However, the study also showed that sunscreen did not offer complete protection and UV light could still cause problems in the p53 gene. </i>

Irresponsible headline is irresponsible. Breathing does not offer complete protection against dying. Going to stop doing that subby?

To be fair, the last time subby wore sunscreen was when he watched Lawrence of Arabia.


That comment makes you sound like you are from the generation that only watched movies in theaters.


/was an interesting movie
//also hasn't seen it in ages
 
2014-06-15 05:26:47 PM  

RoyBatty: I got most of my sun damage from the car's side windows commuting to work. I should've worn sun screen earlier, but never thought about it. And was dumb.

How do I know it was from a car's side windows? Cause it's on the left side.


UVC is nasty, but the UVA that windows don't block is a real biatch. Leaves lots of truckers looking like leatherface, and you don't even get a nice tan as a reacharound.
 
2014-06-15 05:33:55 PM  

Mister Peejay: Badafuco: I grew up fishing and surfing the So Cal beaches of Ventura. I use sunscreen and I don't get burned. If I don't use it, I get burned.

Sunburns suck and are easily preventable.

Sunburns are pretty sweet.  You can get in a nice hot shower with a new terry washcloth and really scrub it.


No video?
Not real.
 
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