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Into the Black

Link of the Day: Humans must move to space in 100 years or face extinction- Hawking (thanks Cutter). In that case it sounds like we have a big election year issue for 2112!

R.I.P.: Legendary crooner Andy Williams dies at 84.

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17. Sleep? Sep 27, 2012, 10:20 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 06:15:
Damn Cutter, do you ever sleep?
Sleep, what's that?
 
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16. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 10:12 PHJF
 
Oh I know, which is why we're doomed. We're too myopic and atavistic as a species. Darwin always said that the species that can best work together to overcome adversity is the one most likely to survive. That ain't us. And I believe things in the next 25-50 years are going to get immensely worse for all the reasons you listed and more. Thankfully, it's unlikely we'll be around for it when it starts to get really bad. Anyone having kids today is basically just making fodder for the Apocalypse.

Doubtful. When the shit hits the fan humanity will find a solution (or at least a way to cope). It just isn't in our nature to solve problems before they've become problems. Of course with global warming we're always hearing about crossing a point of no return whereby the earth is doomed, but I'm sure after millions of years or so earth would return to her default state again. Nothing a good reboot can't fix!
 
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15. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 08:12  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 20:33:
Hey Blue when you get a chance can ya check my Avatar, I changed it to the Arrow, which was fine and tried to change it again to something else, and it reverted back to the arrow. Had it under 10kb and 64x64.

Weird. I think there may be a bug in there somewhere. Is the avatar there now the correct one?
 
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14. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 06:15 jdreyer
 
Damn Cutter, do you ever sleep?  
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13. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 06:14 jdreyer
 
@Bjack: Best. Album. Ever.

@Lorcin: That cracked me up. That being said, I fear cannibalism will rear its ugly head when things get desperate enough.

@Cutter: Hey, that's not playing fair. You can't use words like "myopic" or "atavistic" or else RollinThundr won't understand what you mean. Notice that he failed to comment. Keep your words to two syllables or less, please.

@Armengar: Yeah, space is kind of out of the question given that all the materials have to come from earth anyway, and as you say, the first large solar flare will fry any humans floating around out there. Easier and cheaper just to fix things at home.

 
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12. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 06:03 Cutter
 
Armengar wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 04:59:
we'll be doomed faster in space. Hard radiation will see to that.

Yeah, everyone tends to forget cosmic rays, energetic particles, micro asteroids, and anyone of a million other things that make space travel exceedingly dangerous.
 
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11. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 04:59 Armengar
 
we'll be doomed faster in space. Hard radiation will see to that.  
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10. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 02:21 rist3903
 

That idea was originally proposed satirically by Jonathan Swift in his essay:

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick.

 
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9. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2012, 00:06 Cutter
 
What's soylent green made from again?
 
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8. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 23:58 Lorcin
 
ahh fuck - I hate it when my subconscious does that. My wife was a HUGE Eddie Izzard fan when we met in 1997 - guess I saw this video a long time ago.  
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7. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 23:33 nin
 
Lorcin wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 23:26:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 20:08:
- A switch to a largely vegetarian diet worldwide to ensure enough food for everyone (see today's bacon shortage for evidence. Meat is an extremely inefficient protein for the resources expended)

That's the deal breaker for me. That said - couldn't we use the illegal babies as a meat source? Fatten them up for a few months on milk then toss em on the bbq. Meat crisis and overpopulation solved in one.

PS Yes I'm joking, and no I don't mean that.

I'm having flashbacks to the Eddie Izzard "Babies on Spikes" bit...bad bad bad...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XDSku0-R38&t=16m55s

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6. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 23:26 Lorcin
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 20:08:
- A switch to a largely vegetarian diet worldwide to ensure enough food for everyone (see today's bacon shortage for evidence. Meat is an extremely inefficient protein for the resources expended)

That's the deal breaker for me. That said - couldn't we use the illegal babies as a meat source? Fatten them up for a few months on milk then toss em on the bbq. Meat crisis and overpopulation solved in one.

PS Yes I'm joking, and no I don't mean that.
 
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5. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 22:40 Cutter
 
bjack wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 21:08:
Elections in 2112? More likely theocratic rule by Syrinx priests.

Woo Rush!

jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 21:24:
Some of these things will occur through market forces (meat, oil, and coal will become more expensive, forcing people to alternatives), although without proper planning transitions will be rough. Other things like water distribution and population control will not, and unless regulated, could result in catastrophes or wars.


Oh I know, which is why we're doomed. We're too myopic and atavistic as a species. Darwin always said that the species that can best work together to overcome adversity is the one most likely to survive. That ain't us. And I believe things in the next 25-50 years are going to get immensely worse for all the reasons you listed and more. Thankfully, it's unlikely we'll be around for it when it starts to get really bad. Anyone having kids today is basically just making fodder for the Apocalypse.
 
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4. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 21:24 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 20:08:
I still feel we're doomed regardless of whatever we do. I do agree with Hawking's assertion that we shouldn't be looking for aliens. I think that would likely be a fatal mistake. Too bad we've already sent Voyager out there. You know when Vger returns that's the end of the carbon unit infestation unless Kirk and Spock succeed.

Unfortunately, the steps that need to be taken to avoid resource depletion and societal collapse are too draconian for most people / governments to accept:

- Strict enforcement of birthrates to reverse the overpopulation trend
- Drastic carbon use reductions to prevent global warming from baking the world's prime croplands and causing mass starvation
- Massive investments into solar, wind, and nuclear as replacement power generation
- A switch to a largely vegetarian diet worldwide to ensure enough food for everyone (see today's bacon shortage for evidence. Meat is an extremely inefficient protein for the resources expended)
- A much stricter recycling and recovery regimen to ensure enough resources for producing things.
- Massive infrastructure investments into rail as a primary transportation means
- Reinstatement of the NFL refs

Some of these things will occur through market forces (meat, oil, and coal will become more expensive, forcing people to alternatives), although without proper planning transitions will be rough. Other things like water distribution and population control will not, and unless regulated, could result in catastrophes or wars.

Flush
 
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3. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 21:08 bjack
 
Elections in 2112? More likely theocratic rule by Syrinx priests.
 
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2. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 20:33 The Half Elf
 
Hey Blue when you get a chance can ya check my Avatar, I changed it to the Arrow, which was fine and tried to change it again to something else, and it reverted back to the arrow. Had it under 10kb and 64x64.

Thank you sir.
 
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1. Re: Into the Black Sep 26, 2012, 20:08 Cutter
 
I still feel we're doomed regardless of whatever we do. I do agree with Hawking's assertion that we shouldn't be looking for aliens. I think that would likely be a fatal mistake. Too bad we've already sent Voyager out there. You know when Vger returns that's the end of the carbon unit infestation unless Kirk and Spock succeed.
 
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