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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Anime X-men

    Pros: Boobs are ridiculously big

    Cons: Eww anime

    They do a mean opening, though.

  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    I would happily wipe out a species or two to cure a human disease

    Where did my dog go?


    SKIPPY! :x

    sorry!

    some aliens came and said they'd eradicate smallpox if I traded them all of earth's dogs!

    So they blew up the lab in Russia and the CDC? Because those are the only two places with smallpox in the world.

    That was a bad deal Skippy.

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    The attitude Kagera has, by the way, is the reason the Earth is going to shit. Not Kagera personally mind you, but people like him.

    It's extremely unfair and sad that it's future generations who will suffer due to climate change and loss of biodiversity, and not the people of the present day who didn't give a shit.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    I would happily wipe out a species or two to cure a human disease

    Where did my dog go?


    SKIPPY! :x

    sorry!

    some aliens came and said they'd eradicate smallpox if I traded them all of earth's dogs!

    The fuck?

    Smallpox? Not Largepox? Not even Grandepox?

    My doggy was so cute.

    (the joke is that smallpox has already been eradicated

    those aliens swindled me!)

  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote:
    Life in general isn't worth much. But it tries its best to keep going no matter how hard we or the universe try to knock it out.

    well that is the whole point of life.

    to live as long as possible.

    I thought it was to have as many surviving offspring as possible.

    That's actually inaccurate, Couscous, quantity of surviving offspring isn't necessarily better than having the survivingest offspring. Really a better measure might be how many offspring your offspring have and how many offspring your offspring's offspring have and so on so forth, but even that doesn't account for the fact that technically you're evolutionarily successful if you have one offspring that is like totally indestructible and it has one offspring that is totally indestructible. Or hell, you could reel that back to just surviving infinitely, because if you can do that you're as effective as any replicator at passing your genetic information on into the future.

    But the real answer is that there actually isn't a "point" to life. We talk about genes metaphorically like they're intentional and goal-oriented but they are oblivious to the whole evolutionary fitness thing too. It is literally a case of "shit happens because it was most likely" or in some cases not even the most likely, so it could probably be reduced to "shit happens".

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    oh mazzy

    *shakes head*

    give me some credit

  • mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    So the Baker's Larkspur plant may actually survive after all. After having it's entire population reduced from 100 plants to 5 plants by a road crew in the space of an hour in 2005. Apparently the Berkeley Botanical Gardens have been desperately cultivating it from seeds collected from the remaining 5, and attempted a planting near one of the reservoirs in Marin County a couple years ago. I can't find any information online as to whether those plants took hold or not though.

    I remember reading the article after the incident in 2005 and it just made me so furious. It's spelled out right in the listing that the species is endangered in part due to road work.

    Wikipedia says that it was almost eliminated by road crews twice.

    You'd think they would have flagged the area and warned future crews or something.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    I would not be surprised if aliens found that the only valuable thing on earth was our dogs.

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    I wanted to make a starbucks cup size joke and didn't care about your joke Skippy.

    I mean, you just killed my dog, you had it coming.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    I would not be surprised if aliens found that the only valuable thing on earth was our dogs.

    *alien zooms by planet

    scanner beeps frantically

    alien enhances image

    OH SHIT THAT PUPPY IS CUTE SCHEDULE THIS ROCK FOR ASSIMILATION*

  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    The attitude Kagera has, by the way, is the reason the Earth is going to shit. Not Kagera personally mind you, but people like him.

    It's extremely unfair and sad that it's future generations who will suffer due to climate change and loss of biodiversity, and not the people of the present day who didn't give a shit.

    Actually over simplification of the actual issues with biodiversity, extinctions and damage to the planet.

    Lets say the Developed world decided to go green and magically did. That leaves the majority of the world who hasn't. There are no magic bullets. Hell even with the improvements in the world in the recent 50 years in development indexes convincing people to change how they act is near impossible when it comes to vaccines in many areas.

    Also Kagera is trolling you.

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  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    who wants to spot being depressing and play some Civ5?

    @winky and @Nova_C we have unfinished business.

    Though I would also be down for a new game.

    I have to see if I have Civ5 installed on this computer, but if so I am down.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    I wanted to make a starbucks cup size joke and didn't care about your joke Skippy.

    I mean, you just killed my dog, you had it coming.

    I'm just the dealmaker

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    I would not be surprised if aliens found that the only valuable thing on earth was our dogs.

    Our dogs are pretty good.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    oh mazzy

    *shakes head*

    give me some credit

    I should, you do have the dulcet tones of an NPR radio personality.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    It's all good Skippy.

    That dog shed like a mofo.

  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    I think I'll watch dexter and drink smore.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    oh mazzy

    *shakes head*

    give me some credit

    I should, you do have the dulcet tones of an NPR radio personality.

    I am skippy flatow, and this is science chat

  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    mrflippy wrote: »
    So the Baker's Larkspur plant may actually survive after all. After having it's entire population reduced from 100 plants to 5 plants by a road crew in the space of an hour in 2005. Apparently the Berkeley Botanical Gardens have been desperately cultivating it from seeds collected from the remaining 5, and attempted a planting near one of the reservoirs in Marin County a couple years ago. I can't find any information online as to whether those plants took hold or not though.

    I remember reading the article after the incident in 2005 and it just made me so furious. It's spelled out right in the listing that the species is endangered in part due to road work.

    Wikipedia says that it was almost eliminated by road crews twice.

    You'd think they would have flagged the area and warned future crews or something.

    It's on a somewhat steep slope that is directly alongside the road. It's just a terrible spot.

    It's actually amazing that it's the last spot. It had a substantial range in Northern California at one point in the past. Yet somehow, it was wiped out everywhere except one amazingly shitty location.

  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    The attitude Kagera has, by the way, is the reason the Earth is going to shit. Not Kagera personally mind you, but people like him.

    It's extremely unfair and sad that it's future generations who will suffer due to climate change and loss of biodiversity, and not the people of the present day who didn't give a shit.

    Actually over simplification of the actual issues with biodiversity, extinctions and damage to the planet.

    Lets say the Developed world decided to go green and magically did. That leaves the majority of the world who hasn't. There are no magic bullets. Hell even with the improvements in the world in the recent 50 years in development indexes convincing people to change how they act is near impossible when it comes to vaccines in many areas.

    Also Kagera is trolling you.

    If Kagera is merely trolling me, he should be aware that he trolls me just like this often enough that my opinion of him is that he is... heh.

    Lets just say that I don't care for him.

    -edit-

    Oh also, the apologist stance of "We can't possibly fix these problems so lets just not bother." is also awful. It's the last resort of the so-called climate change "skeptics" when they are losing a debate badly.

    "Oh well then clearly it's so bad that there's nothing we can do to fix it so why change."

    Regina Fong on
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    I would not be surprised if aliens found that the only valuable thing on earth was our dogs.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    I read or heard a story once about a super old tree

    the oldest tree in the world maybe?

    and it was like out in the middle of the desert with no other trees around it

    and then someone crashed their car into it

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
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    Can't wait for Obama to try and take muh Gunz. Woof.

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    The attitude Kagera has, by the way, is the reason the Earth is going to shit. Not Kagera personally mind you, but people like him.

    It's extremely unfair and sad that it's future generations who will suffer due to climate change and loss of biodiversity, and not the people of the present day who didn't give a shit.

    Actually over simplification of the actual issues with biodiversity, extinctions and damage to the planet.

    Lets say the Developed world decided to go green and magically did. That leaves the majority of the world who hasn't. There are no magic bullets. Hell even with the improvements in the world in the recent 50 years in development indexes convincing people to change how they act is near impossible when it comes to vaccines in many areas.

    Also Kagera is trolling you.

    If Kagera is merely trolling me, he should be aware that he trolls me just like this often enough that my opinion of him is that he is... heh.

    Lets just say that I don't care for him.

    That is a very nice compliment.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    I am not up to date on my crude sex lingo. What does 'pushing rope' mean?

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote:
    I am not up to date on my crude sex lingo. What does 'pushing rope' mean?

    Bet it has something to do with a tape worm.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    I am not up to date on my crude sex lingo. What does 'pushing rope' mean?

    Limp dick.

    I...I assume.
    <.< >.>

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    I read or heard a story once about a super old tree

    the oldest tree in the world maybe?

    and it was like out in the middle of the desert with no other trees around it

    and then someone crashed their car into it
    Not the oldest but one of the most remote.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ténéré
    The desert is also known for the celebrated Tree of Ténéré, once thought to be among the most remote in the world. Situated by the last well before entering the Grand Erg du Bilma on the way to Fachi, salt caravans relied on the tree as a landmark until it was allegedly knocked down by a truck driver in 1973. It was replaced by a metal sculpture and the remains are enshrined at the museum in Niamey (capital of Niger). New trees were planted but, because of the very low water table (the adjacent well is some 40m deep), irregular watering by passing travellers saw them fail to survive. Despite this unfortunate mishap, the tree is still often indicated on maps of the region as a notable landmark, as is the less well known Arbre Perdu (Lost Tree) situated in the true Tenere to the north, east of Chirfa.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    emnmnme wrote: »
    I am not up to date on my crude sex lingo. What does 'pushing rope' mean?

    Wouldn't you rather place the appropriate ad on craigslist and find out the hard way?

    Robos A Go Go on
  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Steam
    Africa’s slow growth was unexpected... In the 1960s, most African countries were richer than their Asian counterparts, and their stronger natural resource base led many to believe that Africa’s economic potential was superior to overpopulated Asia’s. This view was shared by renowned economists, from Gunnar Myrdal in his well-known Asian Drama, to Andrew Kamarck, the founding director of the World Bank’s economic analysis complex, who listed seven African countries that he thought could grow at annual rates of 7 percent or more...
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    The attitude Kagera has, by the way, is the reason the Earth is going to shit. Not Kagera personally mind you, but people like him.

    It's extremely unfair and sad that it's future generations who will suffer due to climate change and loss of biodiversity, and not the people of the present day who didn't give a shit.

    Actually over simplification of the actual issues with biodiversity, extinctions and damage to the planet.

    Lets say the Developed world decided to go green and magically did. That leaves the majority of the world who hasn't. There are no magic bullets. Hell even with the improvements in the world in the recent 50 years in development indexes convincing people to change how they act is near impossible when it comes to vaccines in many areas.

    Also Kagera is trolling you.

    If Kagera is merely trolling me, he should be aware that he trolls me just like this often enough that my opinion of him is that he is... heh.

    Lets just say that I don't care for him.

    That is a very nice compliment.

    Oh you're so clever.

  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    This represents my current state of mind:

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    Steam
    Africa’s slow growth was unexpected... In the 1960s, most African countries were richer than their Asian counterparts, and their stronger natural resource base led many to believe that Africa’s economic potential was superior to overpopulated Asia’s. This view was shared by renowned economists, from Gunnar Myrdal in his well-known Asian Drama, to Andrew Kamarck, the founding director of the World Bank’s economic analysis complex, who listed seven African countries that he thought could grow at annual rates of 7 percent or more...
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    man

    caylus is complicated

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    poor, poor Ténéré

  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    ronya wrote:
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    ?

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    nice shirt, gay-wad

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    My head aches.

    Gotta finish this production binder.

    Gotta e-mail landlord.

    Aaaaagh.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    poor, poor Ténéré

    too many accents aaaaaaaahhhhhh

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    man

    caylus is complicated

    you have any questions?

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
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