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I was looking into the possibility a couple of months back. Best info I got was "eat lots of plants" Ssrsly. Diet is much more plant filled now. Effects are slight but noticable. All positive.

EOC does exactly what it says on the tin - Don't expect any form of head unless you're at least wearing the red nose and (preferrably) full-body greasepainted.

It's become a euphemism. You see some girl in a wheelchair or a guy with an arm or leg missing. A dog with it's ear chewed off. "They've fucked Junkenstein" Y'know like "bought the farm" or "screwed the pooch" only with the kind of sinister undertones that can cause PTSD, just from hearing the tales that gave rise to those grim expressions. Spare a thought for the (thankfully) small minority of the global population who have actually survived the ordeal and held on to enough fragments of their mind to tell those tales.

No one's ever actually seen Junkenstein's penis, in the flesh as it were. Two reasons - One it's retractable and, two, he wears "the device" over the sheath opening, meaning the organ itself is never exposed to daylight. Daylight and garlic are believed to be the only things in existence capable of destroying Junkenstein's penis but this is based on speculation and a strong correlation with other, fictional, organisms popularly credited with the ability to suck the lifeblood from mammals.

There's another school of thought who believe Junkenstein's penis can never be destroyed and we are all, in fact, doomed. The truth of the matter may well be even more disturbing. The reason is closely related to recent developments in the quantum mathematics solving for Junkenstein's libido. If the work of Gibberlin and Tomaszewski is leading where many academic experts believe it could be, we may be on the verge of a strong and cohesive general theory of depravity which has the potential to negate Newtonian physics and unify General Relativity and Quantum Theory in one fell swoop, just not in a way that falls short of inducing a vomit reflex in anyone who understands the equations and the implications thereof.

When mating with Junkenstein, one is advised to maintain adequate situational awareness, be trained in at least three martial arts and possessed of a well practised ability to maintain breathing during extended periods of projectile vomiting. All the hairs on the back of one's neck MUST be shaved off and genitallia can be expected to be turned inside out during intercourse. Good luck in there and remember, no matter how great the temptation to look - don't open your eyes. It's not worth it.

Another one for the list then. Sinister forces is already on it but should really be moved up. Between that and the other thread here they're clearly worth a read.

From the second quote:
The victim must lodge a complaint within ‘thirty days’ of the crime. Failure to do so will mean the victim’s automatic excommunication. As the victim was often a young child, that particular directive beggars belief. The alleged perpetrator was able to ‘be transferred to another assignment unless the Ordinary of the place has forbidden it’. Both the perpetrator and the victim are ordered to observe ‘perpetual silence’, under pain of excommunication.

There's so much horror there it's difficult to quantify it. There's no logical way this makes sense unless you're trying to explicitly protect the accused over the victims. Adding the excommunication angle is just stunning for a variety of reasons. The first one that mainly comes to mind is how well ingrained the Catholic world view gets, well, beaten mainly, into folk so that carries serious heft.

As far as the numbers go, it seems 2% is rather optimistic, 4-6% would seem to be closer from what the other sources quoted indicate. I wonder if anyone's going to have the decency to give the Pope these facts and let him know the problem seems to be at least twice as bad as he thinks.

It doesn't look good for Lombardi either. If that "Promotion for avoidance" policy is accurate, the chances of these people being cardinals or holding a range of senior positions seems likely. At least we can be confident that any such people in such positions will obviously be fully co-operative with any investigation.

So, problems ahoy for the next decade at least.

Is it reasonable to expect that protecting the image and integrity of the church would be pretty much top of their list of priorities?

Given that (comparatively?) a whole bunch of servants ordained by God, to carry out his work on earth turn out to be kiddie fiddlers, how does this paint the church or, for that matter, god himself?

PD, let me ask you something.

What the bloody fuck has happened to you? You're being trolled, SUCCESSFULLY, by a guy who accidentally outed his own alt in 30 minutes. I HAVE HAD PIZZA DELIVERIES TAKE LONGER THAN THAT.


Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Discipline
« on: July 03, 2014, 06:07:09 am »
We don't need to flay flesh from bones. Money = power. Take all their money or (even better) make it obsolete, redistribute the power.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Discipline
« on: July 02, 2014, 03:29:56 pm »
That time has passed. The current mode of power cannot be altered via beheadings like a sovereign power could. There will never be another guillotine style revolution in the west, and the reasons for that are buried in the French and American revolutions.

This! We know how power shifts nowadays - hostile takeovers. A business model that the established oligarchy cannot defend against. Buy them up, shut them down, strip their assets, lay off the staff and move on. Aggressive, disruptive business models bombarding the defenceless in a theatre of abstract wealth distribution. Take all the assets, you get the governments and the military thrown in as a job lot.

Open Source is coming. Plutocracy will be annihilated. If we play it right, very little blood will be spilled. All the power, financial, governmental and military is always up for grabs. All you need is a new kind of hand that's better at grabbing.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:40:55 pm »
That's fuckin epic! Reminds me of Andreas Katsulas in Babylon5.

High Weirdness / Re: P3nT's deranged visions of the future
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:07:08 pm »
Been ages since I did one of these. Had some shit going on in my head, real fuzzy picture.

Biology 2.0

This picture has taken ages to sink in. I've been looking at genetic engineering as one thing and molecular assemblers as another and I've been looking at convergence as a hybrid, with highly optimised (but still recognisably biological) components, working in tandem with nanomachinery to produce one of those - more than the sum - numbers.

But now I don't see it that way. I have a clearer picture that makes more sense. Take the bloodstream. I thought respirocytes would render our biological bloodcells obsolete. Turn off red blood cell production in the genome - we don't nee that shit any more but I never thought about how we arrive at respirocytes beyond a vague - something in a nanotech lab, using lasers and tungsten vibrational quantums something scenario (not my department)

Thing is, tho it's not just the micro-Doozer engineers that are approaching this problem. Fighting in the red corner, we have the biohackers, arsing about with size and shape and whatever a biohacker can do to increase efficiency. By the time respirocytes come along we'll have the perfect manufacturing platform, coded right into the DNA. Add a bit of nano post production and finishing and respirocytes will be Red Blood cell 2.0

This basic approach can probably be applied to every functional component in our current version one physiology.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:18:48 pm »
Pretty trick femtosecond scanner

The measurements, created by the use of short pulse lasers and bioluminescent proteins, are made in femtoseconds, which is one millionth of one billionth of a second. A femtosecond, compared to one second, is about the same as one second compared to 32 million years.
That's a pretty fast shutter speed, and it should change the way biological research and physical chemistry are being done, scientists say.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: June 30, 2014, 05:13:44 pm »

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Reconventional Wisdom
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:55:57 pm »
What if some of the things that have always been wrong in the past aren't wrong any more?

Conversely, what if some of the things that we believe to be good ideas have become bad ones in current times?

What if, maybe, some things that even failed spectacularly one or more times only failed because of when they happened, the historical environment they happened in?

What if there's a whole bunch of stuff that's always been absolutely true and generally accepted to be true for so long that nobody thinks about it any more and merely dismisses the notion out of hand?

What if mixed in with flying cats and being able to walk through walls, there's some things that actually would be good ideas now?

Maybe it's a political system or an economics system. Maybe it's technological, maybe it's sociological. Logistics...

There's a fuckload of bad ideas out there to choose from. Question is - are they still bad ideas?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:35:23 am »
They think precisely like normal humans. This is the kind of thing that normal human brains are capable of. They are also capable of working out things like e=mc2 and how to put people on the moon. Same hardware, different inputs :sad:

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Gaining Faith
« on: June 28, 2014, 07:40:19 am »
My delicate, ethereal ego, responds to input. Things make it feel good, things make it feel bad. These inputs may arrive externally or they may be driven from within by the ego itself. It prefers to feel good so it processes inputs based around this primary desire. Filtering and managing the negative and positive feeling inputs in such a way as to facilitate feeling good.

I do not believe or have faith in the notion that feeling good is more important or valid than feeling bad. I don't know if either or neither is more important than the other. The choice is available to me. I make it. This requires neither faith nor belief insofar as I can tell. It's simply my cognitive response to that which is apparent.


Also, Necronom-emoticon:


We have a winner!

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