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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 20:14 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 17:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:58:
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.

No, I'm not joking.

Consider the following example (has happened several times in my city):

Your child is "sucker punched" in the back of the head. He is knocked unconscious, falls, and hit's his head on concrete. He is now brain damaged or paralyzed, and for the rest of his life he will need a full time carer to perform his most basic needs for him such as going to the toilet, eating and getting dressed.

We have video footage from multiple sources of an unprovoked attack on your son, and the attacker is identified with 100% certainty.

We can quite easily workout what value has been taken from your son's life. The attacker made a choice to rob your son of financial, emotional, and physical value. We can say that the attacker is now in debt to your son of these values.

The current justice system is punishment based. However no amount of jail time for the attacker will repay this debt to your son.

So I think the justice system should be value based. The attacker should repay the lost value as much as possible - in this extreme case, it means the attacker will be used to find a cure for paralysis. This would go some way to returning the lost values from your son's life, but also it would benefit many other people suffering from similar disabilities - perhaps actually restoring exponentially more value than was taken.


What would the value based justice system bring us?
1. Similar to our current justice system it would dissuade the criminal in the first place - people would know that by taking away other peoples values, they automatically forfeit those values from their own life.
2. Unlike the current justice system, this would go to some way of restoring the values taken from the victims.
3. Encourages empathetic behavior and makes people aware of what values life has - as whatever you decide is good enough for others, must be good enough for you. But unlike the eye-for-an-eye principle, instead of making more people blind, vision would be returned to the person who did not deserve for it to be taken.
4. In a weird way it might stop police shooting first and asking questions later, if they know that capturing a suspect could result in adding value back to society. Instead of having the mentality of "let's teach this guy a lesson".

Yes there are many cases that aren't clear cut, or there isn't enough evidence - of course these people wouldn't be used for such a thing - these would be dealt with how they are now. For this value return system we'd need a 100% degree of certainty. And with video footage being recorded everywhere by multiple sources there are many cases where this would apply. And some good would come out of a bad situation.

And of course there are situations that aren't as drastic as this, so not everyone would be immediately used for vivisection, and it wouldn't be used for accidental crimes, only for truly malicious ones. E.g. someone might spike your sister's drink - and if caught with sufficient evidence, then it means they've volunteered drug testing. It's really just an extension of having your property returned to you if you've been robbed.


Since I'm talking about value - those monkeys owe nothing to anyone. They haven't taken anything from anyone, so why are they paying? They just have the misfortune of being born to a parent that was artificially inseminated in a lab.

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News Comments > Tyranny Released
13. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 11, 2016, 00:47 bigspender
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 00:34:
Wow! That was quick. So soon after the election, we already get a game based on the coming presidency?

/checks trailer

Sorry, my bad.

nin, any words on the game? Is it worth the money? Thanks for your info, MoreLuckThanSkill.

hahah classic
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:32 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:23:
The Pyro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:09:
I think I can guess how they obtained a bunch of monkeys with spinal cord injuries. Poor monkeys

I thought that, too. I mean, that's how science advances, but how would you like that job?


It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
 
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News Comments > TrackMania Turbo Adds VR Support
4. Re: TrackMania Turbo Adds VR Support Nov 8, 2016, 15:54 bigspender
 
theglaze wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 14:31:
Barf bags included?

I love me some TrackMania, but VR enabled? Puke

I know right! Vomit Mania.

It was bad enough when I tried it on a 3m projector screen at a party. The first time the car went up a loop everybody that was watching ducked out of nausea lol
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:14 bigspender
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:12:
I like feeling better getting up and brighter mornings.

Absolutely, the chemicals and hormones in the body are set up that way. I think artifical lighting has really messed up with our natural patterns, with the side effects ranging from depression to weight gain, or just making generally bad decisions.

We evolved to be woken up by the blue light of the rising sun, and to be lulled to sleep by the orange light at dusk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:11 bigspender
 
That mental health study is just two unrelated statistics being corrolated together. (not to mention the author has a pretty clear agenda, and it's almost like he doesn't realise that the amount of sunlight is exactly the same regardless of how you shift the time).  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Release Date and Preorder Beta
5. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Release Date and Preorder Beta Nov 4, 2016, 21:58 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 19:12:
Want a pre-order? Then let me try your game first or fuckoff.
Wouldn't that be nice!?

I miss demos.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
2. Re: Tyranny Trailer Nov 4, 2016, 18:26 bigspender
 
Dat beard :S  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Nov 2, 2016, 23:02 bigspender
 
That was brilliant  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2016, 19:32 bigspender
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 17:23:
bigspender wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 17:04:
Oh look, China is going to export cheap stealth planes - I bet all of the F-35 haters will be changing their minds now.
I assume this was sarcasm, if not -- it should have been.

Why would it be sarcasm?
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2016, 17:04 bigspender
 
Oh look, China is going to export cheap stealth planes - I bet all of the F-35 haters will be changing their minds now.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2016, 17:01 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 16:06:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 14:45:
Watch some big pharma corporation patent and market Zika as male birth control.

If it works, super. My cousin just spent a month in prison for non-suport. And not minimum security either, but max. And when you go to prison for it - at least here - it doesn't even count toward the debt, which makes it even harder to deal with. That's just fucking insane. And all because of a drunken one night stand. Dudes hate condoms, plain and simple. If you could take a shot or pill and not have to worry about that yeah, I'm pretty sure the world would beat a path to that pharmaceutical's door.

Birth control isn't the only thing condoms are useful for though. A pill wouldn't prevent sexually transmitted diseases, some of which are much worse than being father to an accidental child.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 29, 2016, 23:09 bigspender
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 22:22:
Fion wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 14:19:
I haven't used deodorant in years.. let alone soap (save occasional hand soap - never the antibacterial stuff) or shampoo. Instead I've worked to restore my bodies natural microbiology. I find I don't sweat as often (accept working out of course), my hair is thick and doesn't tangle much (though it isn't as shiny), I have no BO, and my skin is very healthy. I do of course still shower, but I just use good hot water & a good old wash cloth.

I'm of the belief that these artificial, antibacterial, chemically based soaps, shampoos & deodorants have hurt our bodies ability to stay clean, not helped it. People hear that 100 years ago people bathed rather irregularly and think 'they must have stunk to hell and back'. I think it was probably rather the opposite.

You know how when you go over to grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner and when you walk in, it smells like old people and cat litter box? But then you're there for an hour and you've gotten used to the smell and you actually don't notice it anymore? I'll just leave you to think about that one...

LOL. That is one scenario, I have put it to the test though

The smell of your sweat is dependent on a number of things. But using sweat blocking deodorants such as ones containing aluminium makes you stink more when you do sweat. (because when you are finally able to sweat it is more concentrated, and you also sweat more during those times).
(coincidentally there is some evidence showing that aluminum particles in foods (e.g. used as anti-coagulants in creamer) and in deodorants contribute to dementia and Alzheimers).

So use something that still allows you to sweat, and doesn't contain aluminium or other metal particles.

Another factor is diet. Eat less processed crap, and fewer animal products, and more whole-foods, like brown rice, legumes, veges etc and your sweat loses it's offending odor.

I've been eating a plant-based diet for a couple of years, so I can account for this change myself.

I find I might dab on a drop of tea tree oil under my arms if I've done a heavy workout and I'm dripping in sweat. But day to day, no deodorant for me works just fine.

The same goes for a lot of shampoos. They will strip the natural oils and minerals from your hair. So that if you don't wash your hair the oils build up in excess. But if you don't wash your hair with shampoo (only water) for a month or so, it all balances out. Of course if your hair is dirty from your job, then wash out the dirt, but using something natural that doesn't strip off the natural coating of your hair.
Also conditioners in most circumstances just coat your hair in silicone or similar to make it appear shiny (after the shampoo has
stripped out the natural oils).

Of course if you smoke and drink regularly, and have a meat/dairy/poultry high diet, your hair will have excess oil, and your sweat will have excess stink.


Never thought I'd be talking about personal hygiene on this forum lol
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2016, 19:26 bigspender
 
descender wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 16:06:
Dairy (meaning Cow's milk, I have no idea why eggs are lumped in with this garbage) is the last thing I'm worried about saving as it's the last thing any human should be worried about ingesting.

I feel like you're still missing my main point here (which i'll admit isn't coming out very clearly). How are you going to replace and replenish the topsoil that we are currently destroying by farming too much land too often? Usable farmland is drying up (literally in some cases) by the day and it has nothing to do with how much meat we consume.

Short of a mass extinction or population control measures those "sci fi" options are going to be your only option... and these two are actually both real-world solutions already in progress.

These are industrial scale solutions to world-scale problems. How are you going to forcefully change the diet of 7 billion people? You aren't, because no one agrees on what that diet is.

Most of the crop the world grows, is to feed these farm animals. Something like 70-80% depending on what you read.

If we wanted to feed people with plants, we'd need far less land than what we already use, because 7 billion people don't eat anywhere near as much as 80+ billion cows/pigs/chickens etc.

You replenish topsoil with crop rotation btw. (and not using pesticides that kill worms and what not, but that's an issue that can be worked on in parallel to the primary issue of eating meat).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 20:24 bigspender
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 20:16:
bigspender wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 20:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 18:04:
No thanks, I'm sticking with burgers, steaks, chicken, tuna, endangered whooping crane omelets, and I would like the absolute last Chilean Sea Bass deep fried, not broiled.

Well then you're eating the goose that laid the golden egg.

If you click the link in my OP you'll see that you will still eat burgers and omelets, chicken. The difference is that they're made from plants ;-)


The other difference is that eating too much corn based stuff is also unhealthy.. just face it, you need to strike a balance, and there is no balance if you eat zero meat. You may survive that, but is that still living?

Absolutely, you'd still want to eat anything processed in moderation, just as you would moderate real meat consumption (since it causes cancer and heart disease etc).

But I'm guessing RedEye isn't worried about balance given what he listed, he's it in for maximum food pleasure
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 20:16 bigspender
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 20:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 18:06:
JayDeath wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 18:04:
How can one live without their liver? Am I missing something?
When a patient receives a liver transplant, his or her entire liver is removed. It is then replaced by a portion of the donor's healthy liver.

So they both have to take immune response blockers for the rest of their lives?




Just the recipient I believe. The liver is an organ that will grow back for the donor. It's nice ability for it, since we only have one liver


But imagine marrying the recipient. You could totally pull the "Hey I gave you my liver" thing when it was your turn to do the chores lol.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 20:05 bigspender
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 18:04:
No thanks, I'm sticking with burgers, steaks, chicken, tuna, endangered whooping crane omelets, and I would like the absolute last Chilean Sea Bass deep fried, not broiled.

Well then you're eating the goose that laid the golden egg.

Like I said, you don't miss out on anything, not even burgers steaks and chicken etc: https://gardein.com/product-type/chickn/

(That's just one brand, but there 1000s of them these days in each part of world (granted some taste bad, but many taste as good if not better than the real thing).

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 19:58 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 17:46:
bigspender wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 17:35:
"Wildlife decline since 1970s reaches nearly 60%"

Please everyone, the governments aren't going to solve this for us. We all need to adopt a plant-based diet if the human species is going to survive the next 100 years. The power is in your hands.

Each time we eat beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fish, dairy we're destroying the environment.

Please don't turn the planet into Mad Max Fury Road. Do you want your children or grand-children do die gracefully from old age? Or do you want them to starve, or die of thrist? The choice is yours, and you have the power to help with every meal.

I know it feels like you might miss out on something, but the truth is you aren't. And you gain more than you could ever imagine.

You don't eat salads btw, you eat hearty plant foods like this: http://tinyurl.com/gvlxhdp

Awww don't worry about it. Before long we'll be growing meat in labs anyway. That and utilizing vertical farms in cities. We're omnivores. It's the smartest thing to be.

I'm not sure if we have "before long". It took only 40 years to destroy 60% of wildlife species. That gives us what, another 40 years before the remainder is gone, maybe more, maybe less.

When you think about farms, they are run to make money, it's a business. What financial incentives do farmers have to invest in vertical farms? They're not going to do anything unless the market changes, and that starts with our buying habits

We simply cannot wait for other people to solve the problems we cause as individuals. It is us individuals that must make the changes happen.

Perhaps lab grown meat and these vertical farms will appear soon, and perhaps they will be completely environmentally friendly in everyway. But what I'm suggesting is that we must use all available avenues to get the maximum impact. And right now, eating a plant-based diet has the biggest impact (and for the least amount of effort - and it's a positive financial impact to ourselves).

Also the more I read, the less I believe that humans are omnivores. Omnivores don't get diseases such as gout, atherosclerosis, and kidney stones from eating meat/eggs/fish/dairy. But humans do, even the fittest people on the planet at the time (dead G.I.'s in Vietnam aged 18-25) already had already have atherosclerosis.

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26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 19:31 bigspender
 
descender wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 17:49:
Do you want your children or grand-children do die gracefully from old age? Or do you want them to starve, or die of thrist?

Industrial-scale farming is eliminating the topsoil around the world and will be causing the exact scenario you just blamed on meats. :p

We can't feed plants to 7billion people, there simply isn't enough earth for that. We actually NEED industrial-scale meat-markets in order to supply the amount of fertilizer required to do industrial-scale farming. It's a double edged sword with no easy answers.

Cutter is right, lab-meat and vertical growhouses are the wave of the future, not blindly promoting one type of food over the other.

We're feeding plants to 80+ billion animals, the majority of which eat more than humans (since these animals are always in a growing phase, as they are killed as soon as they reach size, and are replaced immediately with another growing animal).

So it's just basic math, that if we grow 7 billion people worth of plants, it uses waaaaaaaaaaaay less land, water and energy than feeding those 80 billion animals.

No matter which way you look at it, vertical grow-houses will provide more food, if they grow human-consumable grains. Take out the middle cow

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 17:35 bigspender
 
"Wildlife decline since 1970s reaches nearly 60%"

Please everyone, the governments aren't going to solve this for us. We all need to adopt a plant-based diet if the human species is going to survive the next 100 years. The power is in your hands.

Each time we eat beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fish, dairy we're destroying the environment.

Please don't turn the planet into Mad Max Fury Road. Do you want your children or grand-children do die gracefully from old age? Or do you want them to starve, or die of thrist? The choice is yours, and you have the power to help with every meal.

I know it feels like you might miss out on something, but the truth is you aren't. And you gain more than you could ever imagine.

You don't eat salads btw, you eat hearty plant foods like this: http://tinyurl.com/gvlxhdp
 
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