OFFS: The Forsakening

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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 23 Aug 2017, 18:29

Seeing leftists freak out about FTC's approval of Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods. Amazon is going from less than 1% of groceries to less than 2%. It isn't actually a big deal.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by nicole » 23 Aug 2017, 18:58

Seriously, why would these be spiking

I mean I know why but why would someone search for fucking "amid" because of this

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Post by Jadagul » 23 Aug 2017, 19:02

I _think_ the claim is that "acrostic" is spiking, not the words they used to spell out the acrostic.

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Post by Jennifer » 23 Aug 2017, 19:03

It's spiking because at least two Trump staffers offered resignation statements which spelled out "impeach" or "resist" when the first letters of each paragraph were isolated.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by nicole » 23 Aug 2017, 19:12

Jadagul wrote:
23 Aug 2017, 19:02
I _think_ the claim is that "acrostic" is spiking, not the words they used to spell out the acrostic.
Ahh

That makes more sense

Still dumb
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Post by dbcooper » 23 Aug 2017, 20:21

Historically low interest rates mean historically high numbers of idiot investors.

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Post by dbcooper » 23 Aug 2017, 20:49

Stanford Biochemistry Professor (MD/PhD) and Impossible Foods founder/CEO:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/22/impos ... questions/
TC: Why not try “clean meat,” or lab-grown meat from animal cells?

PB: The simple answer is because that is one of the stupidest ideas ever expressed. First of all, it’s not true you can do a better job that way. Because then you buy into, at best, the same limitations that a cow has. And it’s economically completely un-scalable.

If we could grow tissues that were a meaningful replica of animal tissues at an affordable price from stem cells, it would revolutionize medicine. Look around you. It’s not happening.
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Post by Mo » 23 Aug 2017, 21:45

dbcooper wrote:
23 Aug 2017, 20:49
Stanford Biochemistry Professor (MD/PhD) and Impossible Foods founder/CEO:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/22/impos ... questions/
TC: Why not try “clean meat,” or lab-grown meat from animal cells?

PB: The simple answer is because that is one of the stupidest ideas ever expressed. First of all, it’s not true you can do a better job that way. Because then you buy into, at best, the same limitations that a cow has. And it’s economically completely un-scalable.

If we could grow tissues that were a meaningful replica of animal tissues at an affordable price from stem cells, it would revolutionize medicine. Look around you. It’s not happening.
Do we need a meaningful replica of animal tissue? If we're replacing steak, sure. But if you're replacing processed meat used to make chicken nuggets or some other shit, you just need a tumor made of muscle cells forever growing.
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Post by dbcooper » 23 Aug 2017, 21:54

It's still going to be extraordinarily expensive, and it would need some kind of perfusion. Anyway, a tumour that will support macroscopic dimensions (needs blood vessels) will probably be a mix of many cell types, but mostly it will revert to something like fibroblasts, and will be full of necrotic regions. It would be like eating a decaying scar.

The fundamental economics of this are so stupid I'm convinced that people should be executed by the state for being that fucking dumb. A cow is a self-regulating, self-replicating meat machine that primarily requires the cheapest substrate imaginable - grass. Animal cell culture is very expensive, and requires precise environmental regulation, rigorous sterilisation, and expensive fine biochemicals as primary substrates.
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Post by Mo » 23 Aug 2017, 21:59

I agree with you that it's the stupidest fucking way to go, but I'm playing devil's advocate here. You could potentially arrange it in such a way that the thing is maybe two to 4 cells thick, so you don't need a working vascular system and then ... nope that's where it gets dumb and unscalable.
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Post by dbcooper » 23 Aug 2017, 22:03

Yeah, the idea would be to grow sheets of cells and then bond them together with a food stuff.

It would seem obvious that the future will involve engineering better yeast/fungi/plants that can be processed to produce something closer to ground beef. I imagine that plants will win, because you don't need lots of stainless steel to ferment them in.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 24 Aug 2017, 00:27

Well that was disgusting.
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Post by Dangerman » 24 Aug 2017, 08:54

As disgusting as me reminding you that flour contains so much vermin feces that uncooked dough is one of the greatest food hazards?
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Post by Ellie » 26 Aug 2017, 15:05

Welp, I'm off to become a breatharian.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 26 Aug 2017, 15:34

Dangerman wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 08:54
As disgusting as me reminding you that flour contains so much vermin feces that uncooked dough is one of the greatest food hazards?
That's less disgusting.
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Post by Sandy » 26 Aug 2017, 16:04

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Dangerman wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 08:54
As disgusting as me reminding you that flour contains so much vermin feces that uncooked dough is one of the greatest food hazards?
That's less disgusting.
Sounds like a job for irradiation and resealable bags, tbh.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 26 Aug 2017, 19:48

or, uh, cooking it?
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Post by Mo » 26 Aug 2017, 20:33

Raw cookie dough is good.
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Post by dbcooper » 26 Aug 2017, 20:36

Mo wrote:
26 Aug 2017, 20:33
Raw cookie dough is good.
*Tom Myers bong-hit transplant bit*

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Post by Highway » 01 Sep 2017, 17:15

Security contractors on Norfolk Naval Shipyard make fake police force, appropriate vehicles, make fake license plates, steal real license plates, and acquire weapons to act like "real" cops.

https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-ne ... e/slide/1/
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Post by Aresen » 01 Sep 2017, 21:33

Highway wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 17:15
Security contractors on Norfolk Naval Shipyard make fake police force, appropriate vehicles, make fake license plates, steal real license plates, and acquire weapons to act like "real" cops.

https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-ne ... e/slide/1/
The only thing worse than bad cops is wannabe cops:
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And the stupid gets stupider:
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Post by Dangerman » 02 Sep 2017, 17:10

This is especially galling because we are having a EOY review from the State DHS, and they'll be bitching about < $100 allowances and hourly participant deficits that might be $40-$50.

Get fucked, Security Theatre State.

EDIT: I'm fine with the accountability measures I'm subject to, but maybe if we weren't allowing rent-a-cowboys to procure multimillion-dollar killing toys without even having their fly's zipped and shirts tucked, we could afford to help a single mom pay for someone to drive her to a job until she can get a car.
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Post by Jennifer » 06 Sep 2017, 00:01

The governor of the US Virgin Islands ordered the national guard to seize guns and ammo from residents "in preparation" for Hurricane Irma. What, does the constitution not apply to territories as well as states?

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/ ... D=ref_fark
The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has ordered the territory's national guard to begin seizing guns and ammunition from citizens in preparation for Hurricane Irma's landfall.

In an executive order signed Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp instructed Adjutant General Deborah Howell "to take whatever actions she considers necessary to carry out the assigned mission" of maintaining and restoring public order.

"The Adjutant General is authorized and directed to seize arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material and any other property that may be required by the military forces for the performance of this emergency mission," the governor said in the order.

The order went into effect Tuesday at 12:01 a.m.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by thoreau » 06 Sep 2017, 00:55

I'm sure the NRA will take swift action to oppose this, even though the citizens of the Virgin Islands are mostly black and don't vote in federal elections.
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Sep 2017, 01:23

thoreau wrote:
06 Sep 2017, 00:55
I'm sure the NRA will take swift action to oppose this, even though the citizens of the Virgin Islands are mostly black and don't vote in federal elections.
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