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And then that motherfucker calls me and I sic my Microsoft goons on them.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Today at 09:32:11 pm »
Presented without comment:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/11/what-you-should-know-about-exploding-caskets/

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You’ve never heard of exploding casket syndrome (ask your mortician if it’s right for you), but funeral directors and cemetery operators have. They sell so-called “protective” or “sealer” caskets at a premium worth hundreds of dollars each, with the promise that they’ll keep out air and moisture that — they would have you believe — cause bodies to rapidly deteriorate. Like Tupperware for the dead, they “lock in the freshness!” with a rubber gasket.

But, in reality, you can’t protect a corpse from itself. While you’re insulating grandma from the outside air, she could be stewing in her own fluids, turning into a slurry from the work of anaerobic bacteria. When the weather turns warm, in some cases, that sealed casket becomes a pressure cooker and bursts from accumulated gases and fluids of the decomposing body. The next time relatives visit grandma, they could find her rotting remains oozing from her tomb in the form of a nauseating thick fluid.

Man, I was all for cremation before this but how can a guy pass up the opportunity to HAVE HIS CASKET EXPLODE.
Ideally, it would be a natural process, possibly augmented by detonation of some shaped charges.  It just seems like cemeteries would benefit from a little more action, right?  Really, members of the family could confront death more directly, being apart, together, and together, apart. :lulz:

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Re: OP - false.  All those things suck, yet only to the extent that we allow them to perpetuate.  The loss is how those designations affect us because we have not "located" the Self to which they refer -  that would simply outstrip them all.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Give us your best philosophy joke
« on: Today at 08:49:00 pm »
Hegel:  so what can you tell me about synthetic a priori judgements?
Kant:   that they are practically grounded in transcendental apperception by my faculty of pure imagination.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« on: Today at 04:51:10 pm »
I think "Only Lovers Left Alive" by Jarmusch had it's moments IIRC, vivifying vampires some.

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Weather took a pylon off the pier today.  What chaos.  Tsunami lookouts deployed.  Central wants shifts stationed to check sea levels from the parking lot.  Seeds of doom are blowing in the wind.  It's all too late for this.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Strange Comics for Strange People
« on: Today at 10:38:12 am »
www.oglaf.com

Funniest webcomic I've read for  . . . . . well, ever really.  Been pimping the tits out of it all week now.
Savoring it like a gourmand, I am.  Rare delicacy this, I near feel ashamed =)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: Today at 09:26:54 am »
The future is kickstarters for REAL initiated encounters of the 5th kind.  PM.
Meh, Klingon was made up by just one langauge nerd. So was the Dothraki language on GOT. Fuck, just look at the shit Tolkien did for fun. Its apparently not hard for a dedicated language nerd to cook up a decent sounding fake language for movies and stuff.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« on: Today at 09:05:07 am »
Very Brazilian ju-jitsu counter-grappling techniques.  Probably not a worthy opponent.  The harpies, those what which are of the, "sinister hand", they tend to spoil even chocolate itself.  For them there is no remedy. [currently indisposed to emoticon usage, please forgive it]

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I've been merrily rolling through TDS (new) and TDS (closed), pissing people off, making friends, and ultimately siphoning the membership off into Pussy Shots, which hit 10,000 members today.

Also, I strongly suspect that I am falling in love, which is a bit disquieting. But I finished off another term with a 4.0 and I'll be starting a new term again soon enough to hopefully head off having time for it to really go anywhere. Love is nothing but trouble.

I must concur, but wish you the best in that.

And only for the best is why I ride through trouble =)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Today at 08:35:15 am »
I'm not entirely sure how to react to this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28948946

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A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.

The instructor was giving the girl a lesson at a shooting range in Arizona when the recoil from the first shot caused her to lose control of the Uzi.

Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head and died after being airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas.

Kinda fucked up. Then I saw the "Arizona" and it all made horrible sense.
It's just a thing you can't expect a little one like that to understand.

"so it's just like regular recoil, only the next one starts before you react to the first one..."

Then, in fear, they apprehensively forget to stop depressing the trigger, more automatic than semi...  Like the guy that handed her the gun didn't remember his fist time, shooting-out the ceiling?  I hope she knows how much she did nothing wrong.

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So, we managed to grind our product so that every grain is within a tenth of a micron in size with every other micron.  By which I mean, in 10 tons of powder, no two granules are more than a half micron apart in size.

I realize that this probably won't mean much to people who aren't in this business, but it's sort of like dropping a handful of quarters and having them all land on their edge and stay there...And then being able to do it whenever you want.

What is the purpose of this, beyond showing up GAWD.

Depending on what you're doing with our product, you either want a bell curve of particle size (for high density applications) or uniform size (flowability).  The first is good for sapphire, made economically, the second is good for processes prone to plugging up (ie, specialty stuff like flexible sapphire, etc).

Is it for optics, lenses and such?  Superconductors?  [I'm all OCD about trying to figure it out]

Yeah, great.  Piss off.

50K Psi right back at you.

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So, we managed to grind our product so that every grain is within a tenth of a micron in size with every other micron.  By which I mean, in 10 tons of powder, no two granules are more than a half micron apart in size.

I realize that this probably won't mean much to people who aren't in this business, but it's sort of like dropping a handful of quarters and having them all land on their edge and stay there...And then being able to do it whenever you want.

What is the purpose of this, beyond showing up GAWD.

Depending on what you're doing with our product, you either want a bell curve of particle size (for high density applications) or uniform size (flowability).  The first is good for sapphire, made economically, the second is good for processes prone to plugging up (ie, specialty stuff like flexible sapphire, etc).

Is it for optics, lenses and such?  Superconductors?  [I'm all OCD about trying to figure it out]

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: wht th fk??
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:40:18 pm »
Like a comet entering the atmosphere, burning up, splintering off fragments, leaving a trail of what was once whole,  punishing the earth with shock and awe


Like nature, the roots cracking and buckling the pavements, green shoots appearing through the concrete, slow and unnoticed, reclaiming...

[...]

Still, recognising is a start,


I found that helped inspire my walk today, thank you.

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Californians just would not keep their nozzles clean.

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