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2017-12-30 09:44:28 AM  
They should burn the bodies.

/Summer is coming.
 
2017-12-30 11:15:29 AM  
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2017-12-30 12:12:34 PM  
Watch out where the huskies go...

Frank Zappa-Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
Youtube TLIppgE45wM
 
2017-12-30 12:43:51 PM  
And this is how the zombie apocalypse began.
 
2017-12-30 12:53:40 PM  
My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?
 
2017-12-30 01:08:10 PM  

Pinner: My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?


Maybe, you just retroactively ruined  mine, damnit.
 
2017-12-30 01:12:25 PM  
Ancient diseases could be hiding in ice, and would be utterly vulnerable to the most basic antibiotics because they have not developed any resistance.
 
2017-12-30 01:13:42 PM  
"In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".
 
2017-12-30 01:17:27 PM  
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2017-12-30 01:25:41 PM  

dready zim: Ancient diseases could be hiding in ice, and would be utterly vulnerable to the most basic antibiotics because they have not developed any resistance.


Yup. As little resistance as we would have to them, they would be as little adapted to us.
 
2017-12-30 01:27:13 PM  

Pinner: My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?


Well, if they didn't get sick from the first few times of doing it they were in fact strengthening their immune systems like that.
 
2017-12-30 01:29:38 PM  

dready zim: Ancient diseases could be hiding in ice, and would be utterly vulnerable to the most basic antibiotics because they have not developed any resistance.


Exvept if they're viral/fungal/parasites/prions.
 
2017-12-30 01:33:05 PM  
I, for one, welcome our new microscopic-pathogen overlords.
 
2017-12-30 01:38:24 PM  
Those icicles have been known to kill people!
 
2017-12-30 01:53:28 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Those icicles have been known to kill people!


Sub-Zero killed a whole lot of Kombatants with icicles.
 
2017-12-30 02:05:21 PM  

Smoking GNU: Pinner: My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?

Well, if they didn't get sick from the first few times of doing it they were in fact strengthening their immune systems like that.


Oh, you mean from the zinc, excessive iron, bacillus and staph?
 
2017-12-30 02:11:17 PM  

Pinner: Smoking GNU: Pinner: My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?

Well, if they didn't get sick from the first few times of doing it they were in fact strengthening their immune systems like that.

Oh, you mean from the zinc, excessive iron, bacillus and staph?


Sure sure... lets go with that.
 
2017-12-30 02:38:58 PM  
Does that mean the yellow snow is okay now?
 
2017-12-30 02:46:59 PM  

Pinner: Smoking GNU: Pinner: My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?

Well, if they didn't get sick from the first few times of doing it they were in fact strengthening their immune systems like that.

Oh, you mean from the zinc, excessive iron, bacillus and staph?


ZINC! ZINC!


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2017-12-30 02:48:34 PM  

Pinner: My kids were little and they were breaking off icicles from the roofline and licking them.
We did a little experiment and melted one in a glass.
I handed it to them when done and asked if they wanted to drink it.
You should have seen their faces staring at this water glass filled with lightly clouded water with floaties. They never touched icicles again.
Did I ruin their childhood?


My parents did the same thing
 
2017-12-30 03:21:29 PM  

Driver: Watch out where the huskies go...

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Nanook, a no-no! Don't be a naughty eskimo!

and don't forget the pancakes!
They're so light and fluffy brown, they're the finest in the town.
They're so light and fluffy white we'll make a fortune overnight!
 
2017-12-30 03:44:28 PM  
You'll shoot your eye out!
 
2017-12-30 04:54:11 PM  
Upstairs plumbing troubles ?

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2017-12-30 05:52:38 PM  
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2017-12-30 06:26:46 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".


Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.
 
2017-12-30 06:48:03 PM  

iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.


Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.
 
2017-12-30 06:51:47 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.


What's the difference?

Bacteria evolve to defeat antibiotics; from a human perspective, ignoring the multiple generations over a small number of minutes, that's how it appears to us.

It's an emergent property of our use of antibiotics, and another example of the evolutionary arms race.
 
2017-12-30 07:12:35 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: They should burn the bodies.

/Summer is coming.


Svmer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Groweþ sed
and bloweþ med
and springþ þe wde nu
Sing cuccu
 
2017-12-30 07:12:59 PM  
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/ God damn it, I see someone has beat me to it
 
2017-12-30 07:15:25 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.


Well, strictly speaking we're not cunning either. Our brain cells and all the other cells in our bodies are just cells doing what cells do, like bacteria. When you look at things at a molecular level, there are wheels and gears and keys and locks - it's all just automata built with nanotech.
 
2017-12-30 07:15:46 PM  

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That's it! Your farkied!
 
2017-12-30 07:24:10 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.

Well, strictly speaking we're not cunning either. Our brain cells and all the other cells in our bodies are just cells doing what cells do, like bacteria. When you look at things at a molecular level, there are wheels and gears and keys and locks - it's all just automata built with nanotech.


And it's that kind of mantra that makes life tolerable for the intelligent.

Bacteria have never elected Donald Trump as POTUS.

/Nor have people either, but that's a different story.
 
2017-12-30 07:43:42 PM  

iron de havilland: itcamefromschenectady: Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.

Well, strictly speaking we're not cunning either. Our brain cells and all the other cells in our bodies are just cells doing what cells do, like bacteria. When you look at things at a molecular level, there are wheels and gears and keys and locks - it's all just automata built with nanotech.

And it's that kind of mantra that makes life tolerable for the intelligent.

Bacteria have never elected Donald Trump as POTUS.

/Nor have people either, but that's a different story.


I'm not so sure. I've been thinking along these lines - people with different levels of intelligence are so different - there are people who can barely take care of themselves and hold a job; there are people who can barely do arithmetic; there are people who barely passed calculus; there are people who can understand "inter-universal Teichmüller theory". Each level (they're arbitrary, granted) seems like at least an order of magnitude difference, yet they're all human. If intelligence is genetic and simply a product of the brain, why aren't we (nearly) all uniformly geniuses?

It is known that the majority of the cells in your body are bacteria in your gut. Recent research shows that the bacteria in a person's gut affect the brain and are related to disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. What if the difference between levels of intelligence are due to bacteria? What if political changes are due to evolving bacteria within people...WHAT IF TRUMP WAS ELECTED BY BACTERIA?
 
2017-12-30 08:05:25 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: iron de havilland: itcamefromschenectady: Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.

Well, strictly speaking we're not cunning either. Our brain cells and all the other cells in our bodies are just cells doing what cells do, like bacteria. When you look at things at a molecular level, there are wheels and gears and keys and locks - it's all just automata built with nanotech.

And it's that kind of mantra that makes life tolerable for the intelligent.

Bacteria have never elected Donald Trump as POTUS.

/Nor have people either, but that's a different story.

I'm not so sure. I've been thinking along these lines - people with different levels of intelligence are so different - there are people who can barely take care of themselves and hold a job; there are people who can barely do arithmetic; there are people who barely passed calculus; there are people who can understand "inter-universal Teichmüller theory". Each level (they're arbitrary, granted) seems like at least an order of magnitude difference, yet they're all human. If intelligence is genetic and simply a product of the brain, why aren't we (nearly) all uniformly geniuses?

It is known that the majority of the cells in your body are bacteria in your gut. Recent research shows that the bacteria in a person's gut affect the brain and are related to disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. What if the difference between levels of intelligence are due to bacteria? What if political changes are due to evolving bacteria within people...WHAT IF TRUMP WAS ELECTED BY BACTERIA?


Well, that's it.

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Now I'm seriously on the fence about buying a "fresh" egg salad sandwich.
 
2017-12-30 08:30:47 PM  
My wife thinks I'm strange since I'm still waiting for the first packing snow of the year so I can do a Snow-Pac-Man and color him with the bottle of yellow food dye I have on hand for this occasion.

She says, people are going to think you pissed on it.

She might not be wrong.
 
2017-12-30 08:40:34 PM  

mudpants: Upstairs plumbing troubles ?

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No, just a poorly insulated roof.
 
2017-12-30 09:04:48 PM  
Is it possible that over millions of years human cells have changed in ways that frozen germs would no longer recognize as food?
 
2017-12-30 09:07:32 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: iron de havilland: itcamefromschenectady: Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.

Well, strictly speaking we're not cunning either. Our brain cells and all the other cells in our bodies are just cells doing what cells do, like bacteria. When you look at things at a molecular level, there are wheels and gears and keys and locks - it's all just automata built with nanotech.

And it's that kind of mantra that makes life tolerable for the intelligent.

Bacteria have never elected Donald Trump as POTUS.

/Nor have people either, but that's a different story.

I'm not so sure. I've been thinking along these lines - people with different levels of intelligence are so different - there are people who can barely take care of themselves and hold a job; there are people who can barely do arithmetic; there are people who barely passed calculus; there are people who can understand "inter-universal Teichmüller theory". Each level (they're arbitrary, granted) seems like at least an order of magnitude difference, yet they're all human. If intelligence is genetic and simply a product of the brain, why aren't we (nearly) all uniformly geniuses?

It is known that the majority of the cells in your body are bacteria in your gut. Recent research shows that the bacteria in a person's gut affect the brain and are related to disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. What if the difference between levels of intelligence are due to bacteria? What if political changes are due to evolving bacteria within people...WHAT IF TRUMP WAS ELECTED BY BACTERIA?


wat
 
2017-12-30 09:29:32 PM  
Buttknuckle:
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What what?

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2017-12-31 01:14:11 AM  

iron de havilland: Bacteria have never elected Donald Trump as POTUS.


Right, they voted for Hillary, 'cause they are her crotch-fruit.
 
2017-12-31 01:16:51 AM  

NathanAllen: My wife thinks I'm strange since I'm still waiting for the first packing snow of the year so I can do a Snow-Pac-Man and color him with the bottle of yellow food dye I have on hand for this occasion.

She says, people are going to think you pissed on it.

She might not be wrong.


You'd have to cool the pee first, otherwise Pac-Man would get all melty.
 
2017-12-31 05:46:54 AM  

iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.

What's the difference?

Bacteria evolve to defeat antibiotics; from a human perspective, ignoring the multiple generations over a small number of minutes, that's how it appears to us.

It's an emergent property of our use of antibiotics, and another example of the evolutionary arms race.


Because "cunning" implies that bacteria is consciously doing this, which, sorry bacteria, is perhaps an overestimation of their ability to make conscious plans.
 
2017-12-31 05:49:55 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: Ketchuponsteak: iron de havilland: Ketchuponsteak: "In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance"

Yeah, bacteria are real cunning. "rolls eyes".

Evolution is emergent.

There is nothing guiding it, it happens as a byproduct of life and death.

Yes. As opposed to bacteria being cunning.

Well, strictly speaking we're not cunning either. Our brain cells and all the other cells in our bodies are just cells doing what cells do, like bacteria. When you look at things at a molecular level, there are wheels and gears and keys and locks - it's all just automata built with nanotech.


We invented the term cunning, so I think we technically decide what exactly it implies.

If bacteria could beat me in chess, then I'd admit them to be cunning, until then, its just an example of how Darwins law functions.

/and also very much an example of what happends when you can purchase antibiotics in cornershops in India, and everyone does so.
 
2017-12-31 12:04:25 PM  

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Fun fact: the destroyed Swedish camp they find was the US camp after it was "destroyed". They shot that part last.
 
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