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2019-03-16 1:10:13 PM  
Holy shiat, that's really what's in the article.

Maybe we need to re-study the Historical Documents
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2019-03-16 1:16:51 PM  

Sliding Carp: Holy shiat, that's really what's in the article.


Not really, it's the stress not space itself. Was hoping for radiation-activated space herpes.
 
2019-03-16 3:30:06 PM  
Do they give them prophylactic valacyclovir ?
 
2019-03-16 3:52:12 PM  
Ice Pirates thread!!!!!
 
2019-03-16 3:52:31 PM  
In other words, astronauts all have herpes.
 
2019-03-16 3:53:39 PM  
Well, there goes my plans for a porn entirely shot in zero-g.
 
2019-03-16 3:56:30 PM  
The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?
 
2019-03-16 3:56:41 PM  
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2019-03-16 3:57:42 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?


50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.
 
2019-03-16 3:58:07 PM  
Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.
 
2019-03-16 3:59:29 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?


Most people, 50%-80%, have herpes. Which means you probably do to.
 
2019-03-16 3:59:35 PM  

cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.


Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.
 
2019-03-16 4:00:01 PM  

weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.


/missed it by that much
 
2019-03-16 4:01:00 PM  

weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.


That checks out.  This is even more reason for me to avoid people.
 
2019-03-16 4:02:10 PM  
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2019-03-16 4:05:43 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.

That checks out.  This is even more reason for me to avoid people.


I can think of a lot of reasons to avoid people but getting Herpes isn't one of them.  That sounds like the fun thing to do with people.
 
2019-03-16 4:06:40 PM  

weddingsinger: cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.

Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.


Probably, but even with the computers at my office, which normally don't use any add-ons, there are a lot of web pages that freeze the computer, don't load completely, can't scroll smoothly, etc. Web pages do seem to work well on mobile devices, but on laptops and desk tops, I see problems with far too many pages. I suspect the designers just try to load too much crap into them. Fark's ads, in particular, seem to cause unending problems with my computer, and I don't use any sort of ad blocking or security software other than Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender.
 
2019-03-16 4:07:40 PM  

cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.


PEBKAC issue
 
2019-03-16 4:08:01 PM  

cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.

Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.

Probably, but even with the computers at my office, which normally don't use any add-ons, there are a lot of web pages that freeze the computer, don't load completely, can't scroll smoothly, etc. Web pages do seem to work well on mobile devices, but on laptops and desk tops, I see problems with far too many pages. I suspect the designers just try to load too much crap into them. Fark's ads, in particular, seem to cause unending problems with my computer, and I don't use any sort of ad blocking or security software other than Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender.


Who is your IP?
 
2019-03-16 4:08:33 PM  
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2019-03-16 4:09:27 PM  

cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.


I have a friend who is a developer who says it's the delayed loading of ad frames (with the goal to cause incidental clicks).
 
2019-03-16 4:10:49 PM  
And our Space Force is going to be spreading herpes and space clap from here to Saturn.
 
2019-03-16 4:11:05 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?


My thought exactly, how many astronauts have herpes?   I guess pilots do get laid a lot.
 
2019-03-16 4:11:12 PM  
Fortunately there is already a procedure to get rid of the Herpes permanently.

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2019-03-16 4:13:52 PM  

weddingsinger: cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.

Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.

Probably, but even with the computers at my office, which normally don't use any add-ons, there are a lot of web pages that freeze the computer, don't load completely, can't scroll smoothly, etc. Web pages do seem to work well on mobile devices, but on laptops and desk tops, I see problems with far too many pages. I suspect the designers just try to load too much crap into them. Fark's ads, in particular, seem to cause unending problems with my computer, and I don't use any sort of ad blocking or security software other than Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender.

Who is your IP?


At home, it's Spectrum. No idea what my office uses; it's a pretty large, nationwide organization, so I doubt they use the same setup us plebes use.
 
2019-03-16 4:17:10 PM  

cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.

Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.

Probably, but even with the computers at my office, which normally don't use any add-ons, there are a lot of web pages that freeze the computer, don't load completely, can't scroll smoothly, etc. Web pages do seem to work well on mobile devices, but on laptops and desk tops, I see problems with far too many pages. I suspect the designers just try to load too much crap into them. Fark's ads, in particular, seem to cause unending problems with my computer, and I don't use any sort of ad blocking or security software other than Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender.


Have you tried using different browsers on your own computer to see if they all behave the same way?
 
2019-03-16 4:20:57 PM  

KodosZardoz: Ice Pirates thread!!!!!


Jason: The manifest
Roscoe: Box B-28
Jason: 28?... 25, 26, 27... B28... oh no
[hands egg to Roscoe]
Roscoe: What is it?
Jason: Space Herpe.
Roscoe: herpe?
Jason: Dormant form. uh - Keep away from heat and - uh - moisture. Extremely dangerous when activated. Antibody - oh boy - unknown.
 
2019-03-16 4:24:27 PM  
Cheech and Chong - Herpes on My Head
Youtube gB5HsDRRPRY
 
2019-03-16 4:25:15 PM  

zpaul: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

My thought exactly, how many astronauts have herpes?   I guess pilots do get laid a lot.


Roughly the same prevalence as the general population.

Herpes is funny. Most people have it, but most people also like to pretend they don't have it.  It's often asymptomatic or very mild, and yet, grown ass adults who probably already have it will recoil in horror at the mere mention like it's the end of the farking world.
 
2019-03-16 4:26:04 PM  

weddingsinger: cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.

Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.

Probably, but even with the computers at my office, which normally don't use any add-ons, there are a lot of web pages that freeze the computer, don't load completely, can't scroll smoothly, etc. Web pages do seem to work well on mobile devices, but on laptops and desk tops, I see problems with far too many pages. I suspect the designers just try to load too much crap into them. Fark's ads, in particular, seem to cause unending problems with my computer, and I don't use any sort of ad blocking or security software other than Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender.

Have you tried using different browsers on your own computer to see if they all behave the same way?


What I've found is that Chrome works better with some pages than whatever Microsoft calls its browner these days, and vice versa. So I think it's a combination of page and browser design. My guess, which is pretty uninformed, is that people design web pages based on a particular version of a browser and don't take into account that browsers may change and different browsers may process pages differently.
 
2019-03-16 4:31:04 PM  
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2019-03-16 4:34:31 PM  
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2019-03-16 4:39:02 PM  

weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.

That checks out.  This is even more reason for me to avoid people.

I can think of a lot of reasons to avoid people but getting Herpes isn't one of them.  That sounds like the fun thing to do with people.


https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bug%20Catcher
 
2019-03-16 4:40:32 PM  

cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: weddingsinger: cepson: Yeah, space herpes is bad and everything. But what I want to know is why are web pages so broken these days? I clicked on that link, the page loaded, and I could not scroll down the page using my mouse scroll wheel. I managed to use the slider on the side of the page, but the page moved in a jerky motion, rather than smoothly. Even Fark breaks my web browser half the time. In fact, most pages, on most browsers, barely function these days. If only there were a set of standards and protocols that would tell web designers how to make pages functional and that would help web browser programmers to display those pages in a way that works.

Since the rest of us don't seem to be experience your same issues, I'd guess you may have a browser add-on installed that is screwing things up or a virus/malware being naughty.

Probably, but even with the computers at my office, which normally don't use any add-ons, there are a lot of web pages that freeze the computer, don't load completely, can't scroll smoothly, etc. Web pages do seem to work well on mobile devices, but on laptops and desk tops, I see problems with far too many pages. I suspect the designers just try to load too much crap into them. Fark's ads, in particular, seem to cause unending problems with my computer, and I don't use any sort of ad blocking or security software other than Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender.

Have you tried using different browsers on your own computer to see if they all behave the same way?

What I've found is that Chrome works better with some pages than whatever Microsoft calls its browner these days, and vice versa. So I think it's a combination of page and browser design. My guess, which is pretty uninformed, is that people design web pages based on a particular version of a browser and don't take into account that browsers may change and different browsers may process pages differently.


Have you cleaned out your text trap?  It's like the lint filter on your drier and it gets clogged with words and slows everything down.  It should be on the back of your monitor.  Usually it's yellow and you gotta use a phillips screwdriver to open it.
 
2019-03-16 4:49:33 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.

That checks out.  This is even more reason for me to avoid people.


Face herpes... Almost 20 years back, I was vocal about avoiding getting infected with Face Herpes. The vidictocoonts I worked with tried to infect me out of spite, but I never took their bait. fark them in the ear.
 
2019-03-16 5:05:43 PM  
Now modeling this year's space viruses:

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2019-03-16 5:06:05 PM  

China White Tea: zpaul: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

My thought exactly, how many astronauts have herpes?   I guess pilots do get laid a lot.

Roughly the same prevalence as the general population.

Herpes is funny. Most people have it, but most people also like to pretend they don't have it.  It's often asymptomatic or very mild, and yet, grown ass adults who probably already have it will recoil in horror at the mere mention like it's the end of the farking world.


Well if it stays dormant how would most people know they have it?  A quick trip to space ?   So yeah most people are gonna say "no I don't have herpes".  Not because they know they do and are embarrassed.
 
2019-03-16 5:19:17 PM  

China White Tea: zpaul: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

My thought exactly, how many astronauts have herpes?   I guess pilots do get laid a lot.

Roughly the same prevalence as the general population.

Herpes is funny. Most people have it, but most people also like to pretend they don't have it.  It's often asymptomatic or very mild, and yet, grown ass adults who probably already have it will recoil in horror at the mere mention like it's the end of the farking world.


"Oh that's not the herpes I have.  It's uh, a fever blister.  Totally different.  Honest!"
 
2019-03-16 5:23:35 PM  

2chris2: In other words, astronauts all have herpes.


They're so mean for outing them!!
 
2019-03-16 5:37:19 PM  

basemetal: Do they give them prophylactic valacyclovir ?


Not using a prophylactic is what caused the problem in the first place
 
2019-03-16 6:07:27 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?


Cold sores are herpes
 
TWX
2019-03-16 6:19:02 PM  
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/might help explain Star Trek V
 
2019-03-16 6:26:30 PM  

weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.


Of the two forms of *HSV* virus. Varicella is also a herpes virus (chickenpox) and depending on the age of the astronauts may well be 100%. I'm not sure when chickenpox vaccination started in the US. (In many countries they still don't)
 
2019-03-16 6:40:21 PM  
 
2019-03-16 6:45:51 PM  

lepidoptera: weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.

Of the two forms of *HSV* virus. Varicella is also a herpes virus (chickenpox) and depending on the age of the astronauts may well be 100%. I'm not sure when chickenpox vaccination started in the US. (In many countries they still don't)


And that means shingles also qualifies.
 
2019-03-16 6:58:45 PM  

weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.


Do you mean the herpes simplex viruses? There are several others within the herpesviridae family known to infect humans. The article mentions the genera VZV (varicella zoster virus), which has the species that causes chickenpox and shingles, and CMV (cytomegalovirus), with one that causes mononucleosis.

I'm guessing VZV is the most common one these days, since the average adult today might have grown up before the vaccine existed (or in areas where it was inaccessible). Chickenpox was an almost universal childhood disease for my generation, and in many parts of the world, it probably still is.
 
2019-03-16 7:02:41 PM  

lepidoptera: weddingsinger: Moniker o' Shame: The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.

What the hell?  More than half of astronauts have herpes?

50-80% of adult Americans have one of the two forms of Herpes virus.

Of the two forms of *HSV* virus. Varicella is also a herpes virus (chickenpox) and depending on the age of the astronauts may well be 100%. I'm not sure when chickenpox vaccination started in the US. (In many countries they still don't)


Didn't see this before I posted. The chickenpox vaccine came to the USA in 1995.
 
2019-03-16 7:02:54 PM  

bratface: Here's another link if you had trouble with the original:

https://futurism.com/nasa-space-travel-herpes


Link to original article
 
2019-03-16 7:04:39 PM  
What? Why hast thou summoned me?
 
2019-03-16 7:17:23 PM  
Reported for calling out a farker in a headline.
 
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