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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
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    Nah, JSJ is right, it is for non PSL seats, the idea is that Sar I and his ilk wont have to smell the upper deckers.
    lol that's right! thos blue collar sons of guns
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    Yes but your "science thinkers" here aren't scientists, they're fiction writers. Roger Zelazny didn't even write science fiction, his was pure alternate reality fantasy. I wouldn't expect him to predict the future any better than my cat can.

    Pretty funny though, watching some of the flat earthers in this thread dance on queue to the Fox pied piper.

    "Hey man, those fiction guys didn't give us the facts!!!!"
    Well, that just made a hell of a lot of sense.

    not

    They were asked to predict the future. They fell laughably short, including some of the most "brilliant" lib-atheist minds of the day. They deserve derision and scorn-can you handle the "Fox" prism of truth that computers don't utilize bacteria?

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    All so serious.

    /facepalm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Well, that just made a hell of a lot of sense.

    not

    They were asked to predict the future. They fell laughably short, including some of the most "brilliant" lib-atheist minds of the day. They deserve derision and scorn-can you handle the "Fox" prism of truth that computers don't utilize bacteria?
    Could have been worse. They could have used a "not" joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Could have been worse. They could have used a "not" joke.
    But they did not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Well, that just made a hell of a lot of sense.

    not

    They were asked to predict the future. They fell laughably short, including some of the most "brilliant" lib-atheist minds of the day. They deserve derision and scorn-can you handle the "Fox" prism of truth that computers don't utilize bacteria?
    But as evidenced by your posts apparently bacteria can utilize computers.

    Five bucks says Spic and Span melts your skin like battery acid.

    And WTF is a "prism of truth"? Sounds like something out of Zena Warrior Princess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    All so serious.

    /facepalm
    You keep asking what people think time and again.

    Maybe one day, people will just reflexively agree with you and not be so thoughtful.

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    Im totally confused now.

    Its like two textbooks arguing

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    But as evidenced by your posts apparently bacteria can utilize computers.

    Five bucks says Spic and Span melts your skin like battery acid.

    And WTF is a "prism of truth"? Sounds like something out of Zena Warrior Princess.
    That sounds racist. True, I'm like the good bacteria people usually find in yoghurt - probiotics- but get for free here that improve brain function and emotional health.

    Conversely, you approximate a pathogen that causes a gut wrenching bout of diharrea or worse.

    Creamy Yogurt, or crampy diharrea. The choice is clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    You keep asking what people think time and again.

    Maybe one day, people will just reflexively agree with you and not be so thoughtful.
    Is that what you call it? Thoughtful.

    If you say so Flushing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    Im totally confused now.

    Its like two textbooks arguing
    That's the antibiotics talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Is that what you call it? Thoughtful.

    If you say so Flushing.

    I guess I could step into your brogues and imagine a Malthusian world crisis caused by the wicked hand of Ronald Reagan..

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    Predictions from the past

    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
    Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

    "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
    Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

    "I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year."The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

    "But what ... is it good for?"
    Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

    "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
    Western Union internal memo, 1876.

    "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would payfor a message sent to nobody in particular?"
    David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

    "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible."
    A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.

    "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
    H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

    "A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."
    Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.

    "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
    Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

    "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
    Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

    "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this."
    Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.

    "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'"
    Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.

    "Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
    1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    - probiotics- but get for free here that improve brain function and emotional health.
    Oh man, you could use like five gallons of that shyte.

    No matter the cost.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    I guess I could step into your brogues and imagine a Malthusian world crisis caused by the wicked hand of Ronald Reagan..
    wtf are you yammering about?

    ****s sake man, lighten up.

    Or don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Oh man, you could use like five gallons of that shyte.

    No matter the cost.



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    I said nothing about creamy diarrhea...

    Don't need that much, I don't touch anything but the condensed metric non-Irish stuff. A dab'll do me, or maybe just a pinch between my cheek and gum.

    I'm afraid I don't know of a source who can supply the quantities you require

    Maybe a locker somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    wtf are you yammering about?

    ****s sake man, lighten up.

    Or don't.
    I was just paraphrasin' Asimov. Did you read the article or just look at the pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    Five bucks says Spic and Span melts your skin like battery acid.
    We'll never know what soap does to this one, I'd wager.
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