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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
    I just wonder why anyone still listens to the mainstream media?

    Also, I wish David Leigh would leave the Internet.
    Analysis: Unredacted Wikileaks archive leaked
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
    @Doc Ocassi, attacking the mainstream media isn't an excuse for posting something so incredibly juvenile and tasteless.

    I'm fine with fighting back against the mainstream media and challenging people's assumptions, but joking that a catastrophic attack on... well... anything, much less Ground Zero on the weekend of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, has occurred isn't going to gain a group favorable attention from anyone. It just lets people know what a bag of crusty, oozing dicks the group is.

    (I realize this wasn't your point. I'm just annoyed and ranting because, hey, this is the internet.)
      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
    @dorkmuffin. No need to excuse ranting.

    anon is anon and getting annoyed when they act like anon only encourages them.
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    For your consideration:
    Woman Dies After Injecting Hot Beef Fat Into Her Face

    So, there's that.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
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    she wanted to be tasty i guess
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2011
    The really interesting bit of course, is that injecting hot fat into her face was apparently unrelated to her death.
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2011
    Supercomputer predicts revolution.

    "Predicts" isn't actually accurate, but interesting stuff nonetheless.
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2011
    Scientists squeeze light past quantum limit.

    I honestly don't understand what this means, but it seemed like it needed to be posted here.
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2011
    Just what you've always wanted... cats that glow under blacklight!
    We've got dogs, pigs, mice, and rats with the glowing jellyfish protein in their DNA, and now we've got cats. And the gene is also passed down to their kittens. They're cute, for sure, and now kitties can be used for real genetic research. But they're not going to sell them to normies, so toss those dreams of the perfect kitty party out the window.

    transgenic cat 1 transgenic cat 2
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    @Fishelle: The most important thing I got from that was that, for once, the inexplicable science-thing really does use "special crystals." The future we were promised by lazy scifi writers has finally arrived!
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    The phenomenon of charismatic Christian conservative family values pundits getting a cock out of their mouth barely long enough to denounce gays is not limited to US: Nokia Mission former leader admits adultery with man
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2011
    Decade Of Disruption: 9/11-Inspired Innovation

    The 9/11 attacks shook up more than the world's psyche, and have led to a raft of new inventions and futuristic tech designed to prevent similar terrorism in the future--from iRobots to full body scanners. These too have an ongoing mission to change our life.

    I am amused to think exactly how science-fictional most of these would've seemed only 10 years ago.
    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2011 edited
    The Seductive (Yet Destructive) Appeal of Loud Music Short paper partway down the page. Am I doing it wrong by posting something that is only relatively new rather than internet new?

    @celan RE: Spoilers.

    All the stories they chose are old enough to be cliché, have entered the public consciousness and thus can't be spoiled?

    Even if the tests results were accurate the extrapolations they draw are kinda wrongheaded. A wrapped present isn't like a plot twist. It's closer to a horror movie, in that it's a safe way to experience suspense, surprise and shock. No one wants these ruined. It'd be like if while watching a horror movie some red faced, blustering, windbag poked at you and said "Hey, scary part coming up in 3,2,1...".

    A good twist is like a safe way to experience mind altering drugs, or maybe a psychotic break? Your entire worldview is shattered, the walls come crumbling down. Or it's at least good for a cheap thrill. I dunno. I love a good plot twist and it's all too rare of an experience.

    I mean, spoilers happen because the participant had a such a strong reaction to that aspect of the story they had to share disregarding normal social graces.

    Also, just knowing that a story has a twist can be enough to disrupt the effect, so I wonder how clued in the test subjects were. The prescreening for experiments like these can be none too subtle. Anyway....
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    Have they finally found Apokolips??

    It's the Goth Homeworld. Every day is Halloween.

    What would Chuck D say?

    I love you guys.

    Much late to @lampcommander re: Brie & Jacobs GQ shoot -- That's two of my crushes (and incidentally my desktop). Do I have a reputation for this already?
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2011
    Did we already post about the Uber-Croc?