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What we need more of [Science dummy]

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    mmmm, long tin can filled with hunky sailors and man-funk, hundreds of feet below the surface of the sea.

    this is good, but the $80,000 bonus is better

    also you might get to blow up some faggot sudanese pirates!

    It's worth it for 80k and all the mansex he can eat.

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Misdiagnosing as in, not identifying it so the soldier is still medically able to fight?

    It's also about how much a soldier is to be paid for disability.

    There was actually a series of Salon articles on this, primarily based on a taped conversation with an Army psychologist.

    "I am under a lot of pressure to not diagnose PTSD"

    Tale of the secret Army tape

    What motive does the Army have to misdiagnose PTSD?



    Also, RAND Corporation study:
    One In Five Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Suffer from PTSD or Major Depression

    Nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan — 300,000 in all — report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder or major depression, yet only slightly more than half have sought treatment, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

    In addition, researchers found about 19 percent of returning service members report that they experienced a possible traumatic brain injury while deployed, with 7 percent reporting both a probable brain injury and current PTSD or major depression.

    Many service members said they do not seek treatment for psychological illnesses because they fear it will harm their careers. But even among those who do seek help for PTSD or major depression, only about half receive treatment that researchers consider "minimally adequate" for their illnesses.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Man, that is fucked up.

    [edit] After that whole fiasco with the Army hospital in Washington and shit, I'm really surprised there hasn't been more of a public outcry. Why aren't more people super pissed that the government is more concerned with the fiduciary value of an individual then in supporting someone who has rendered a great service to our nation? Fuck that.

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    the wook wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    my brother was a nuclear engineer on a fast attack sub

    he's starting med school this fall

    like

    he went in for one thing and came out another?

    I actually don't know if I'll join the nuclear program, considering that I'm pretty crappy at math

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'd love to join the military one day in a non-combat capacity. I'm more or less a pacifist, but having military experience is pretty much a pre-requisite for political aspirations of any kind, and it just generally looks great on applications and stuff.

    Embedded journalism, paralegal, and stuff of that nature would be an awesome thing that I enjoy while simultaneously feeling like I served mah country.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    my brother was a nuclear engineer on a fast attack sub

    he's starting med school this fall

    like

    he went in for one thing and came out another?

    I actually don't know if I'll join the nuclear program, considering that I'm pretty crappy at math

    If you're crappy at math, perhaps nuclear engineering is not your cup of tea Jordi LaForge.

  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Hunter wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    my brother was a nuclear engineer on a fast attack sub

    he's starting med school this fall

    like

    he went in for one thing and came out another?

    I actually don't know if I'll join the nuclear program, considering that I'm pretty crappy at math

    If you're crappy at math, perhaps nuclear engineering is not your cup of tea Jordi LaForge.

    my thoughts exactly

    I haven't signed a single paper yet so

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    my brother was a nuclear engineer on a fast attack sub

    he's starting med school this fall

    like

    he went in for one thing and came out another?

    I actually don't know if I'll join the nuclear program, considering that I'm pretty crappy at math

    If you're crappy at math, perhaps nuclear engineering is not your cup of tea Jordi LaForge.

    my thoughts exactly

    I haven't signed a single paper yet so

    Go in as Com. Riker. Bang hot chicks, grow a kickass beard, and be awesome.

  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    my brother was a nuclear engineer on a fast attack sub

    he's starting med school this fall

    like

    he went in for one thing and came out another?

    I actually don't know if I'll join the nuclear program, considering that I'm pretty crappy at math

    naw, he did his tour on the sub, and now the Navy is sending him to med school at USUHS.

    he did mention that the math at Nuc. Power School is pretty intense

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Hunter wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    the wook wrote: »
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    my brother was a nuclear engineer on a fast attack sub

    he's starting med school this fall

    like

    he went in for one thing and came out another?

    I actually don't know if I'll join the nuclear program, considering that I'm pretty crappy at math

    If you're crappy at math, perhaps nuclear engineering is not your cup of tea Jordi LaForge.

    my thoughts exactly

    I haven't signed a single paper yet so

    Go in as Com. Riker. Bang hot chicks, grow a kickass beard, and be awesome.

    Hot alien chicks

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  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Fleet Admiral Weaver, commander 34th Carrier Group, adj. to 4th Destroyer Flotilla on blockade and seize action off the Gold Coast.

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  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Esquire.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I am not sold on Ethanol

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  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    I might join the navy and become a nuclear engineer

    is that science-y enough

    better idea: go through school and graduate with a degree, then work for the military as a contractor

    bookoo dollahs

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  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    something something yadda yadda obtaining ethanol from sugarcane is supposed to be a much more efficient process. though i don't know how it stands on water consumption.

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm confident there are other plants we could grow for biofuel that require significantly less water than corn

    it's all about the powerful corn lobby

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    How much work/money would it take to convert from corn to more efficient biofuels?

    How long-term would be we talking about probably before it starts paying off?

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    I'm confident there are other plants we could grow for biofuel that require significantly less water than corn

    it's all about the powerful corn lobby

    Yeah the corn part is biggest problem I have with Ethanol

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    aren't soybeans supposed to be pretty good for biofuel

    although I don't know how resource intensive soybean farming is

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    I don't have links right now, but there have been recent SciAm stories about how some grasses would serve very well for biofuel

    really, you just need the cellulose and corn is a grass
    just one that was heavily hybridized thousands of years ago

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    I don't have links right now, but there have been recent SciAm stories about how some grasses would serve very well for biofuel

    really, you just need the cellulose and corn is a grass
    just one that was heavily hybridized thousands of years ago

    Ever see a car get 40 mpg
    On weeeeed?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    more like 40 mpt
    (miles per toke lol)

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited April 2009
  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    But really, with the idea of better biofuels but the Corn lobby holding it down...

    Are we talking something like if we converted to grass crops for fuel we'd see the profit 5 years down the line over corn biofuel or if we converted to grass crops for fuel in 500 years we'd see the profit over corn biofuel? Ultimately, yes going with the better solution for economy and environment is best, but if we're going towards a net loss over the next 499 years 'till it catches the theory of better isn't necessarily the "Best" solution. Much like keeping fossil fuels still works because changing the fuel isn't immediately economically feasible.

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    why would corn be that much more profitable than anything else we could grow? the hypothetical situation you've presented makes no sense

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Are you saying I should be putting my lawn clippings into my gas tank?

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    and if we got rid of fucking corn they would stop the agave field destruction!

    (druhim's real reason to stop the corn lobby)

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    and if we got rid of fucking corn they would stop the agave field destruction!

    (druhim's real reason to stop the corn lobby)
    shhhh!

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    why would corn be that much more profitable than anything else we could grow? the hypothetical situation you've presented makes no sense

    If we already have Corn crops being grown like crazy I can't imagine we could just switch over for free... the sunk costs of changing crops would need to be considered if we're going to put forwards better crops.


    I mean, what's the corn lobby fighting for even if it's more profitable, and better for the environment to grow other things as fuel, as long as enough farmers grow corn for the HFCS demand?

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    Khavall wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    why would corn be that much more profitable than anything else we could grow? the hypothetical situation you've presented makes no sense

    If we already have Corn crops being grown like crazy I can't imagine we could just switch over for free... the sunk costs of changing crops would need to be considered if we're going to put forwards better crops.


    I mean, what's the corn lobby fighting for even if it's more profitable, and better for the environment to grow other things as fuel, as long as enough farmers grow corn for the HFCS demand?
    what? are you fucking high?

    that makes no goddamn sense

    sure, different crops have different requirements but you're just being absurd here acting like there's some massive corn infrastructure that would need to be torn up to allow farmers to grow something else

    you do realize that many farmers change crops from time to time, right?

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    what the hell are you talking about, man

    farmers change crops all the goddamned time

  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    crop rotation

    doesn't burn out the soil

    saves the nutrients in the soil so it doesn't get shitty (there's a technical term here involving a high iron count that i learned about but i forgot it)

    laterite?

    laterization?

    or is that when shit gets deforested

    both i guess

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    but what will we do with all these corn cozies if we grow different crops?

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    also I was wrong earlier when I said we get ethanol from the cellulose, it's from the sugar stored in the corn

    which brings up the fact that sugar cane is easier to raise, and easier to extract sugar from for producing ethanol than corn is

    corn is estimated (and it's considered a generous estimate, many claim it's under 1.0) that the energy returned on energy invested is only 1.34 for corn, but 8 for sugar cane (in other words, best case corn returns 34% more energy when used to produce ethanol, sugar cane produces 700% more)

    Brazil also produces a large amount of ethanol for mixing into their gasoline, only they grow sugar cane for their ethanol because they don't have a bloated corn lobby protecting their interests

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    What on earth is a corn cozy?

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There's also the problem of food shortages from using so much of our food and fertile land for fuel

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My god man, if we didn't produce as much corn, what would happen to the corn palace?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    What on earth is a corn cozy?
    ok, you know that thing between your legs that bleeds roughly once a month?

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