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I don't think you can reclaim, say, aluminum - but you could probly capture Aluminum Oxide (combustion is oxidization)

i did see a neat video where some folks reclaimed a teeny tiny bit of platinum from sweeping up a section of highway though - since platinum is what's getting burned out of your catalytic converter.

it was a lengthy process and I think they determined it was not a cost effective means of recycling platinum.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Meaning
« on: Yesterday at 02:04:59 am »
meaning is only that which is meant
there is no meant without intent
the more you vent the better you feel
so let's be mean at every meal

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Experiments with monkeys
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:58:33 pm »

Here's MY version:

The Monkey Experiment
   Thereís a famous experiment where they keep a bunch of monkeys in a room for an indefinite amount of time. Thereís a big white staircase leading up out of the room. Every time a monkey climbs to the top of the staircase, he gets blasted back down the stairs with a hose. When this happens, every monkey in the room also gets blasted with water. This makes them very angry.

    Soon, the monkeys have figured it out: beat the shit out of any monkey that starts to climb the stairs. Thatís the new rule.

    At some point, they remove a monkey and send in a new one. He learns the rule quickly: donít climb the stairs. And if weíre beating somebody up, join in. One by one, they replace each monkey with a new one who has to learn the rule.

    At some point they can turn off the hose. The monkeys will reliably prevent escape. Policing the stairs has become a cultural norm. Eventually, they have this population of monkeys who are trained to beat up any monkey that tries to escape, but donít even understand why.

    The experiment is run by interns who are paid in course credit. Occasionally, an intern finishes the semester and leaves. New interns join the team and everybody explains how to feed the monkeys and how to record the data. But at this point, none of the interns are from the original group, none of them have met the scientists leading this project. Most of the interns donít fully understand the point of the experiment.

    The scientist who began the experiment left long ago. Other researchers were assigned to the project by an administrator in order to keep this valuable experiment running. None of the remaining scientists are actually authors of the paper, or even understand what itís about. 

    The administrator supervising the project isnít terribly involved with it. He just prolongs the experiment because itís his departmentís main source of funding. But he didnít begin this project, he just inherited it from his predecessor, who is on a leave of absence and hasnít been seen in some time.

    The company funding the experiment has a sum of money they spend annually on scientific research, mainly for tax reasons. But the person who reads and approves grants left last year. The last time anybody saw the man, he handed a huge folder to some new kid and said ďmake sure these stay funded.Ē Then he disappeared up a long staircase leading into the sky.

Still beautiful, man

Apple Talk / Re: Help me get banned! Win prizes!
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:05:25 pm »
what's your login password?


Apple Talk / Re: Help me get banned! Win prizes!
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:55:07 am »
what's your login password?

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Windows 10
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:41:19 am »
i can't wait for the day that i get paid cash money every time my phone spyware hears me recommend soylent* to my friends in real life

*or coke or WD40 or whatever my phone tells me my friend is thinking about buying

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: December 31, 2017, 01:04:21 am »
It occurs to me that one could make a killing in the philosophy game by taking a bunch of existing books on philosophy and running them through a markov chain program. So much of philosophy seems to be people randomly stringing words together and hoping they sound intelligent anyway that the process of writing books in the field could probably be reliably automated through this process

Running on python, NodeBox (httpx:// has a Kant Generator built in (used to). Just open it and run. Code can be moded to change rules, and there's an XLM file (I think) from which to draw sentences. Probably just as intelligible as Kant.
Chopra Generator

« on: November 11, 2017, 12:41:29 pm »

Principia Discussion / Re: A neophyte
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:59:23 am »
that's better than a REALLY REAL Discordian, though, right?

Principia Discussion / Re: A neophyte
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:48:04 am »
i stayed for the bad clip art and dadaist nonsense

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A Nonviolent Protest Against Nonviolence
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:42:39 am »

Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: August 29, 2017, 09:01:19 pm »

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Is anyone here an advocate for non-violence?
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:25:21 am »
You're autistic or something, right?

Ugh. Actually, I was asshole-drunk. Again. I think my doctor is about to order me to quit, though, since my liver enzymes are apparently through the roof.

Don't Jim Beam and Internet, kids.

Yeah, we have a guy here called Rong who likes to get shitfaced and dump on people.

Had another person like that, come to think of it.  Smart, funny, best friend you ever had.  Until a bunch of booze comes along, then fucking Godzilla and nothing you ever did comes even close to being good enough, or even "simian".  That went on from 2009-2015.

Being an asshole "because you're drunk", for the most part, is just saying "Here's what I really think of you." 

I could be rong. I will assume I am, this time.

fixt that for you

i get a kick out of the canadian accent, too

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