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Bread Regal 05-21-2014 08:32 PM

not even facetiously?

Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 08:35 PM

i dunno these nebulous hip urbanites also watch tv and do not watch tv AT THE SAME TIME

i'm going to start writing this era's great novel and it's basically going to be catch 22 but with "hipster" shit

Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 08:36 PM

"You're a hipster if you don't want to watch television but if you watch television then you are a hipster," said JB, playing with his dreadlock.
"What the fuck kind of sense does that make," said Trotssarian. "I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE."

duovamp 05-21-2014 08:39 PM

Speaking of which I heard "Cherub Rock" on the radio today. Anyway, yeah the term's been beaten to death to the point that it's lost its meaning and become absurd.

Still, how do you live without cable? It's one of those things that I think I'd be better without, but never dared cross that line.

duovamp 05-21-2014 08:40 PM

Just realized that post makes me look like a huge fucking asshole.

duovamp 05-21-2014 08:41 PM

I mean I am but... I try to hide it.

reprise85 05-21-2014 08:44 PM

someone should make 'i fucking hate science' and post terrible things like pictures of hiroshima and drone strike victims

Bread Regal 05-21-2014 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by reprise85 (Post 4062170)
someone should make 'i fucking hate science' and post terrible things like pictures of hiroshima and drone strike victims

that's actually a great idea.

tuskeegee syhpilis experiment

I'm Hardcore 05-21-2014 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reprise85 (Post 4062170)
someone should make 'i fucking hate science' and post terrible things like pictures of hiroshima and drone strike victims

if only God had have done something about that

Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Bread Regal (Post 4062172)
tuskeegee syhpilis experiment

cars, computers, cell phones

Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by duovamp (Post 4062166)
Still, how do you live without cable?

so one of the truest lines of fight club is "after a month without television you don't even miss it"

also netflix

biggest issue for me is watching the NBA currently i have missed most of the playoff games because i'm to lazy to go to a bar

Bread Regal 05-21-2014 11:29 PM

i worked for the cable company for 5 years and my four free cable boxes sat unused the closet most of the time i had them. i hooked them up to watch the olympics, world cup and the NBA finals because the magic were doing well.

other times i've just been able to afford it and couldn't justify the expense to myself.

null123 05-21-2014 11:40 PM

it's science's fault humanity has only 100 years left on the planet

D. 05-21-2014 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Trotskilicious (Post 4062036)
the only good facebook meme page is miss world's

yeah, this. i love the stuff she finds. it's hard to not be weird and like everything she posts.

Bread Regal 05-21-2014 11:43 PM

it was nice watching the world cup because soccer games are two 45-minute blocks of no commercial interruption, which is probably the primary reason i avoid tv. the standard ad to content ratio on non-premium channels is 8:22 which is more than 25%. it's just so obnoxious to watch.

i tried watching season 5b of breaking bad live and the commercials were unbearable. they really take you out of the moment. we interrupt this dramatic mexican standoff to let you know about the existence of soap/auto insurance/tampons/the breaking bad ipad app and god, it must be so annoying to be a creator of fiction and have to put ads right in the middle of your work.

D. 05-21-2014 11:48 PM

As someone who grew up not having a wonder and awe about science or even learning basic facts about evolution etc, I do gravitate towards "laymen's science" and some of the things I read really blow my mind. I love when that happens.

Trotskilicious 05-21-2014 11:51 PM

i've found it remarkably easy to live without cable but still pretty frustrating that i have to leave my house and go to some bar to watch basketball

i mean i don't have any friends that have cable either, or really, friends. because i'm terrible and i should die.

go spurs

Order 66 05-22-2014 12:11 AM

crimbus is the only friend you need

Future Boy 05-22-2014 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Charmbag (Post 4062209)
it's science's fault humanity has only 100 years left on the planet

what happens then

null123 05-22-2014 01:28 AM

the earth is going to catch on fire

Elphenor 05-22-2014 01:35 AM

We'll all be dead anyway. And I won't be having kids.

LET IT BURRRNNN

Lucky Day Spa 05-22-2014 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Charmbag (Post 4062209)
it's science's fault humanity has only 100 years left on the planet

if it's anyone's fault, it's humans'

science is only a process

just like humans

#yolo

vixnix 05-22-2014 07:30 AM

Science comes from the Latin scio "I know".

The more you know!

Orrrrrr

The more scis!

The thing about science is, it could be used for good things, but once men and women are able to influence the direction of research, we just gets loads of anti wrinkle creams, cosmetic surgeries, formula one racing cars, submarines, and laser hair removal.

Lucky Day Spa 05-22-2014 07:48 AM

'once'?

how much science happens in the absence of people?

vixnix 05-22-2014 09:29 AM

well none.

it was a lazily constructed sentence...my mind was only half on the job. I meant - if we were worth saving, we'd use our scientific knowledge to figure useful stuff out and put it into practice. But for some reason, the humans in control of how and why we use scientific methods and knowledge, have given us laser hair removal, breast implants, jet skis and the xbox.

The exploding boy 05-22-2014 10:13 AM

Yeah because the knowledge to make game consoles (I mean computer science) hasn't had practical uses. And it's not like lasers were invented for the sole purpose of removing hair. Or that jet skis were a scientific breakthrough ("eureka! I have found a way to make a small single person boat! the nobel prize is mine!") I think a lot of these are byproducts of actually useful scientific research/advances. Like LSD was a byproduct of researching drugs for migraines (well it kinda worked anyway, one hit of LSD and you'll probably forget about whatever headache you were having)

vixnix 05-22-2014 10:22 AM

well I'm not disputing that.

Just that jet skis and xboxes and laser hair removal and fake boobs and anti wrinkle cream are pretty useless but we spend a lot of time developing them, transporting them, marketing them, retailing them, using them...we could be planting various hybrid seeds to test for resiliency to changes in soil acidity, or working out why humans are always fighting with each other and trying to prevent that. But we're not. We're too busy exfoliating or jacking off to porn, or playing video games, or eating mass produced food.

The exploding boy 05-22-2014 10:31 AM

I think we have worked out why humans are always fighting with each other. One if the big reason being religion (though truthfully that's just linked to humans fearing difference but whatever). Look, you walked into that one

vixnix 05-22-2014 10:36 AM

yeah you are so right. it's all about religious beliefs. at our core, we are very spiritual beings who take religious matters extremely seriously - to the point where the main reason we fight with each other is because we can't agree on which unseen forces are real and which ones are not. I've been thinking that myself, for ages now!! Great minds eh??!!!

vixnix 05-22-2014 10:38 AM

It has never had anything to do with resource supply, a desire for security, a natural urge to balance cooperation with competition. We're more than animals - we fight about you know, higher order stuff.

The exploding boy 05-22-2014 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by vixnix (Post 4062260)
or jacking off to porn, or playing video games, or eating mass produced food.

This constantly-reinforced-through-the-hypersexualization-of-women-in-media lust isn't gonna alleviate itself, this middle class born white male existential angst isn't gonna numb itself and this conditioned-since-birth hunger for salt fat and sugar isn't gonna satiate itself. What am I supposed to do? Give these all up to dedicate my free time to thinking about all that is wrong with the world and how as (now) poor lower class I am utterly inefficient at changing any of it? I don't think so. Now if you'll excuse me, i've just had two smothered in corn syrup frozen waffles for breakfast and I feel just about ready for my daily game of Minecraft.

MyOneAndOnly 05-22-2014 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by vixnix (Post 4062240)

The thing about science is, it could be used for good things, but once men and women are able to influence the direction of research, we just gets loads of anti wrinkle creams, cosmetic surgeries, formula one racing cars, submarines, and laser hair removal.

that's not science. That's capitalism

MyOneAndOnly 05-22-2014 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Charmbag (Post 4062209)
it's science's fault humanity has only 100 years left on the planet

why did you delete your cat avatar?

I think I started a trend. Reprise is next

vixnix 05-22-2014 10:50 AM

sounds good. I just ate a whole bunch of chocolate and I'm now posting at this here message board on a machine I could use to plan a permaculture garden. At the same time I'm watching a terrible movie that should never have been made.
I've thought about where to get my hair cut about 50 times in the last couple of days.

We r all so useless. #yolo, if you're poor, just take what you can get.

Trotskilicious 05-22-2014 03:29 PM

You arent poor

MyOneAndOnly 05-22-2014 04:04 PM

I think the correct term might be "broke," or "cash poor."

it might be a good time, though, to have a flame war over what constitutes poors in Western societies

Order 66 05-22-2014 04:34 PM

fuck the poors. i got mine

slunken 05-22-2014 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Order 66 (Post 4062294)
fuck the poors. i got mine

HOODY HOOO

The exploding boy 05-22-2014 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottytheoneand (Post 4062292)
I think the correct term might be "broke," or "cash poor."

it might be a good time, though, to have a flame war over what constitutes poors in Western societies


My government defines me as poor. Meaning under 25 000$ a year for one person. And i'm well under that.

Shallowed 05-22-2014 06:52 PM

I definitely don't make anywhere near USD25k a year, and I still get by okay. Though that's probably made easier by not having any dependencies.


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