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    Just goes to show.... Even people you might think of as smart, can be stupid.
    And that being smart about one thing doesn't necessarily spill over to another thing.

    But it is more likely ignorance, not intelligence. Many highly-specialized people are spectacularly ignorant about things outside their specialty.
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    I thought I was the one posting evidence about science's death in America? That article does a pretty good job making the case.
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    Maybe we can use this.

    Trump likes NASA and space and hates the Chinese, and he's a dingbat. This seems like a perfect storm to create another big push for the US space program. He's also a "dur, bizniss is the Guardians of the Galaxy, like ME, dur" type, so we can get privatization off the ground.

    Maybe our monkey territoriality and violence can be used for good for once.
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    This has been reported on a few different sites, so it looks like it's more than just a wish. Scientists have figured out how to make graphene usable. This could change so many things in our lives if it can be moved from simple (complex) modeling to real-life situations.
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    This has been reported on a few different sites, so it looks like it's more than just a wish. Scientists have figured out how to make graphene usable. This could change so many things in our lives if it can be moved from simple (complex) modeling to real-life situations.
    Does this get me my space elevator?
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    Does this get me my space elevator?
    Jackie Gleason already invented the space elevator.
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    We are watching The Day the Earth Caught Fire at about one frame per hour. With runtime 1:39 at 24 frames per second (142,560 frames) that gives us closing credits in 2033.

    I'll be 70 and won't particularly care. You younger people -- maybe you should F-CKING VOTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We are watching The Day the Earth Caught Fire at about one frame per hour. With runtime 1:39 at 24 frames per second (142,560 frames) that gives us closing credits in 2033.

    I'll be 70 and won't particularly care. You younger people -- maybe you should F-CKING VOTE.
    While you're watching, you can read this article on which animals fart.


    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/...-gas-1.3934812

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    So Gwyneth Paltrow is recommending women stick jade eggs in their vag... here's an OB/GYN on why that's a bad idea.

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    Re: Science: Vaccines Work, GMOs Are Safe, Everything is a Chemical

    Wait, what?

    Throughout the history of life on Earth, the code of life has been writted with DNA combined with four letters – G (guanine), T (thymine), C (cytosine) and A (adenine) which are the molecules which match with the DNA helix which gives us all our unique code.

    However, scientists have now extended this code to add two new molecules – which the team have dubbed X and Y – essentially creating a new life form.
    OK, I figured they were just combining the old letters in new ways. But they're introducing new nucleobases. (1) Why? and (2) Wait, what?
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    Bad idea man. Bad idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Wait, what?



    OK, I figured they were just combining the old letters in new ways. But they're introducing new nucleobases. (1) Why? and (2) Wait, what?
    I watched the movie. Bad idea.

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    I watched the movie. Bad idea.
    No, the point is all the movies until now have been about playing around with GATTACA. (U is apparently the redheaded stepchild.)

    This is not just building new words, it's building new words using NEW LETTERS. What I would like to know from our genetic engineers is:

    1. What's the benefit of new bases? Are there particular properties that would be useful that the Original 4 don't have?

    2. Is there a reason the bases are limited to the 4 (or 5) we see in nature or was that just luck of the evolutionary draw?

    3. Is designing and building a new base "just" a matter of developing synthetic compounds like chemists do all the time or is it "special"?

    4. I'm scared, hold me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    No, the point is all the movies until now have been about playing around with GATTACA. (U is apparently the redheaded stepchild.)

    This is not just building new words, it's building new words using NEW LETTERS. What I would like to know from our genetic engineers is:

    1. What's the benefit of new bases? Are the particular properties that would be useful that the Original 4 don't have?

    2. Is there a reason the bases are limited to the 4 (or 5) we see in nature or was that just luck of the evolutionary draw?

    3. Is designing and building a new base "just" a matter of developing synthetic compounds like chemists do all the time or is it "special"?

    4. I'm scared, hold me.
    Wierd Science or Species?

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    http://gizmodo.com/university-very-v...ily-1791640725

    I'm not saying the comment section is lying, I'm just not buying a lot of the stories. Back in my early 20s, a buddy and I drank 100 cups of coffee in a weekend. It was a celebration of futurama and a watching marathon with a bunch of people. Not that weak *** crap you get in the office either, but full octane Starbucks. We had a friend who worked at Starbucks who brought two huge carafes to the party.

    We wanted to make sure we weren't going to OD on caffeine so we did the math. At peak we would have around 3 g of caffeine in our system which was well below the LD50.

    Neither of us had any side effects or goofy reactions like letters moving around on a book. Three monsters probably made you OD on some other horrible crap in those drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Wierd Science or Species?
    Hmm. Was Species mixing alien DNA*, I forget? Because they could have new letters.

    I admit I have never seen Weird Science, which shows I lack character.

    * For that matter, which one was Species? I recall three very similar storylines from different movies:

    1. The one where the mad scientists make the hot girl who needs to f-ck to get pregnant to spread her genes. Michael Madsen is a sarcastic hitman.

    2. The one where they are splicing (possibly alien?) DNA and to be honest I forget except it also has a hot woman and I think it ends in like a farmhouse? I think that one's Splice. It's more recent.

    3. The one where there's a plague and the hot molecular biologist (see a pattern?) figures out a cure based on NYC cockroaches but then some years later there are Super Cockroaches and I think there's a blind black kid. This one is more a monster movie than a mad scientist genetic movie.

    I mix all three of those up all the time. I think Species is 1 above. 99% of the supposedly gorgeous women in B movies leave me cold, but IIRC the "new species" hot girl is legitimately beautiful.
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    Species is your first option.


    Weird Science is when two high school geeks decide to play around with their computer, to make a woman from their programming and a Barbie doll, more or less. Oh, and there are bras on their heads. The result is the 1986(?) version of Kelly LeBrock.
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    Weird Science is when two high school geeks decide to play around with their computer, to make a woman from their programming and a Barbie doll, more or less. Oh, and there are bras on their heads. The result is the 1986(?) version of Kelly LeBrock.
    Yeah, I know. I had seen neither that nor the cult classic Reanimator until a couple years ago I read all of Lovecraft and then saw all the movies based on his stories. The latter is based on "Herbert West–Reanimator," one of his best short stories. The movie made some obvious changes For The Kids but was actually fairly faithful to the general sense of the story.

    I never had any desire to see Weird Science, although I am very happy that Danny Elfman's life has gone so well -- he serves it.
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    I really enjoyed the Val Kilmer bit that I think was called Real Genius. Probably haven't seen it for nearly 30 years.

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