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If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:59:47 in Politics

“Ayauasca is not a recreational drug, according to those who have used it. It is vile, induces vomiting and intestinal distress. It is not a party drug either, because once you take it, you're outa here. You're basically comatose until it wears off. It's never going to take off like heroin, meth or cocaine. By all accounts, this is not a drug you sit around and get high with. Because the experiences are literally an alternate reality, not a numbing of this one, it's not an escape from anything.

Smoking it is, of course, hard on the lungs, as all smoking is, but it is not otherwise toxic or addictive. Some have claimed to have used it in fact, to help them overcome other addictions.”
Watch Rogue Get Fired From The X-Men For Being Too Affectionate

Watch Rogue Get Fired From The X-Men For Being Too Affectionate

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:48:29 in Comedy

“That was actually pretty good.”
Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button (Keep Waiting For 'Dislike')

Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button (Keep Waiting For 'Dislike')

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:20:55 in Technology

“I've seen that on other sites. It is good in theory, but in practice it isn't. It's abused ALL THE TIME and it's a way of trolling people and turning controversial subjects into hate fests.”

miriamisrael1 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:44:10

“oh wow--- I did not realize that, but come to think of it I can see how that could happen”
Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button (Keep Waiting For 'Dislike')

Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button (Keep Waiting For 'Dislike')

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:18:22 in Technology

“I was thinking the same thing.”
Bizarre Exhibition Presents All Of Frida Kahlo's Paintings... Copied By Anonymous Chinese Artists

Bizarre Exhibition Presents All Of Frida Kahlo's Paintings... Copied By Anonymous Chinese Artists

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:33:45 in Arts

“I'm glad they're doing more to disclose that these are replicas, because otherwise it's a great idea. They should also add that these are legal, authorized replicas because what they're doing is actually a pretty good idea.

We've all been to museums to see whatever masterworks were there at the time. Yeah, granted, you're looking at the real thing, but you almost never get to see the progression of a single artist through the years. That's kind of cool.”

James Ballard on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:35:50

“@ "WoodsideCraig"

Quote :

""I'm glad they're doing more to disclose that these are replicas, because otherwise it's a great idea."

...Uh..."They are doing more to disclose", now, because they have been challenged by REAL academics:

[ www.utsandiego.com ...then type in "Frida Kahlo ad raises eyebrows " ]

...And now "they" are making lame "CYA" attempts in damage control.

No. This is certainly not a "pretty good idea"...Why ?

Because it gives a free pass to other art forgers (who refuse to name themselves, as in this case), and market the phonies under the false rubric of an "exhibition".

If you're going to honor and respect a deceased artist's works, you don't create so-called "replicas", then sign the deceased artist's name to them !

Any 101 business student knows what "replica" means in the world of arts/collectibles and antiques. "Replica" means FAKE, no matter what kind of "business" model spin with which you try to deceive the public...

( continued )”
Here's The Video That Got Aaron Swartz Arrested

Here's The Video That Got Aaron Swartz Arrested

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 00:36:14 in Technology

“In terms of the crime committed, he was about on par with stealing an ordinary car so seven years was at the high end of punishment. It is a crime to steal.

Having said that, research papers are hardly a cash cow and if they are of any importance to the researcher, they generally show up as a PDF for free on the internet somewhere after a year or so. It's generally believed that it's far more important to have people read your research, talk about it and cite it, than it is to sell five copies of the paper for $20 each.

I think both the kid and the prosecutor overreacted. It wasn't a big deal to make those papers public and it sure wasn't a big deal to prosecute.”

Dryl 95 on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:08:16

“Congratulations this was the sanest response to this ever.”

jlanemc on Dec 5, 2013 at 03:28:05

“He was offered a plea deal of 6 months and turned it down.”

Jack Eights on Dec 5, 2013 at 02:56:18

“The suicide was an overreaction too.”
Gut Reaction To Your Spouse May Predict Marital Happiness: Study

Gut Reaction To Your Spouse May Predict Marital Happiness: Study

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 23:48:04 in Weddings

“When I met my wife I had that gut level reaction the second day after I met her. I knew we'd be married. We were engaged a month after we met and married eight months later.

27 wonderful years later I'm still madly in love with her.”
Amazon Reveals It Wants To Deploy Delivery Drones. No Joke.

Amazon Reveals It Wants To Deploy Delivery Drones. No Joke.

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 01:39:13 in Technology

“It's an interesting idea, but it has a lot of problems. They picked an open area next to a wide open field for their demo. In my neighborhood it would have to fly high and then come straight down because of all the trees. How it's going to tell the driveway from the porch I have no idea.

Whether the weather be good, or whether the weather be not, the drone will not weather even mildly bad weather, whether it likes it or not. 10-15 mph winds will probably ground them.”

PMarieS on Dec 2, 2013 at 02:10:34

“In the interview, he clearly said that it wasn't yet ready for prime time.”
Oncilla Cats In Northeastern Brazil Belong To Separate Species, Scientists Discover

Oncilla Cats In Northeastern Brazil Belong To Separate Species, Scientists Discover

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 01:23:15 in Green

“It would give the proud owner the perfect trifecta of undesirable cat traits: Loud, stupid and dangerous.”

Joeyjackal on Dec 2, 2013 at 02:22:15

“What
would be the point of a mix of the species indeed? One could safely presume
that you have no use for any breed of Felis
catus of which the Siamese is a breed and their unique color points,
situated on their faces, ears, feet and tails on their otherwise cream-colored
coats which are a distinctive breed characteristic.”
Your Cat Really Doesn't Care What You Have To Say, Study Shows

Your Cat Really Doesn't Care What You Have To Say, Study Shows

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 15:08:10 in Science

“As someone who has had an awful lot of cats around, both as temporary foster care and keeping far too many of them, which happens when you foster, it's been my observation that when it comes to human interaction, they typically show affection not by paying attention to commands, but by hanging around.

They prefer to initiate communication and they typically only do that when they want something. "Pet me, feed me, let me out, let me in."

Some cats are always ready to cuddle, others, not so much.”
Oncilla Cats In Northeastern Brazil Belong To Separate Species, Scientists Discover

Oncilla Cats In Northeastern Brazil Belong To Separate Species, Scientists Discover

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 12:43:49 in Green

“Someone, somewhere is looking at that photo and thinking "hey, I could breed that with a Siamese!"”

Joeyjackal on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:38:45

“I'm curious, given one of the prime characteristics of that breed, what would be the point or points of the offspring of such a mix if you may?”
Jack Gleeson Will Likely Quit Acting After 'Game Of Thrones'

Jack Gleeson Will Likely Quit Acting After 'Game Of Thrones'

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 00:48:58 in TV

“Doesn't it just figure that the actor who plays one of the most vicious, brutal, nasty sociopathic head cases in a show that's full of them is actually an incredibly decent human totally focused on making the world a better place?

go get'em Jack”
Sylvia Browne: Dead Psychic's Legacy Riddled With Failed Predictions, Fraud

Sylvia Browne: Dead Psychic's Legacy Riddled With Failed Predictions, Fraud

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 15:17:14 in Weird News

“Well, technically no. The true Anti-Psychic would be someone whose results could always be explained by chance. If you put on your critical thinking cap here, these sorts of results, (missing every time) rule out cold reading as an explanation as well, since one would expect more success from that.

It's far more likely that the analysis of her failures is flawed.”
Sylvia Browne: Dead Psychic's Legacy Riddled With Failed Predictions, Fraud

Sylvia Browne: Dead Psychic's Legacy Riddled With Failed Predictions, Fraud

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 01:25:19 in Weird News

“A success rate of zero is known as "psi missing." If it is true, as the skeptics claim, it would signify incredible psychic ability since it far far exceeds what would be expected by chance.

Science is a wonderful thing.”

SarcasticFringehead on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:58:57

“So if all her success rate is zero, then she should have been called the anti-psychic.”

oldstuff on Nov 22, 2013 at 04:21:40

“you can believe what you want, but she never helped anyone, ever, except herself.”
'It's Like The Canals Of Venice In Gaza City, But With Rivers Of Sewage'

'It's Like The Canals Of Venice In Gaza City, But With Rivers Of Sewage'

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 20:04:34 in World

“You gotta learn more of the history. It's waaay more f**ked up than that. Israel can take a lot of the blame for the polarization of Palestinian politics.”
Spinning Egyptian Statue Mystery Solved (VIDEO)

Spinning Egyptian Statue Mystery Solved (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:39:01 in Weird News

“This mystery was solved almost immediately the first time I read about it. Use some museum putty.”
Arizona Solar Energy Fight Ends With $5 Monthly Fee, Major Win For Renewable Power Industry

Arizona Solar Energy Fight Ends With $5 Monthly Fee, Major Win For Renewable Power Industry

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 00:09:25 in Green

“Solar is a boon to electric companies because it means that they don't have to build new power plants for non solar customers. Those who have solar still have to buy electricity, just not as much of it.”
Massive Iceberg Drifting Off Coast Of Antarctica May Be A Problem

Massive Iceberg Drifting Off Coast Of Antarctica May Be A Problem

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:11:22 in Green

“It's a little harder for ships to interpret, but yeah, that could work too.”
This Elephant 'Nose' There's A Crocodile Lurking Below (PHOTO)

This Elephant 'Nose' There's A Crocodile Lurking Below (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 12:11:28 in Green

“The croc was wise to let go. A pissed off elephant will throw it to the ground and step on it.”
Feds Printed Their Own 3D Gun And It Literally Blew Up In Their Faces

Feds Printed Their Own 3D Gun And It Literally Blew Up In Their Faces

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 21:13:02 in Politics

“It didn't. You can see from the video that the gun was mounted and the trigger was pulled by a string. Gun testers are sane careful folks, just like you'd expect them to be.”
Massive Iceberg Drifting Off Coast Of Antarctica May Be A Problem

Massive Iceberg Drifting Off Coast Of Antarctica May Be A Problem

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 19:13:48 in Green

“It takes three beacons, spaced only a small ways apart, anywhere on the iceberg combined with a survey so that you know how far all the edges are away from the beacons. You can then use that to track where the edges are and how much it's rotating.

You'll have to update the survey occasionally as the iceberg shrinks, but it's quite doable.”

Americangal7 on Nov 14, 2013 at 16:22:30

“or you can take photo with a satellite.”
Historic California Gold Mining Ghost Town On Sale For $225,000

Historic California Gold Mining Ghost Town On Sale For $225,000

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 15:57:39 in HuffPost Home

“It's a money pit. It's not accessible in the winter, it's many miles over dirt roads to get to any services, it's subject to strict landmark regulations and has no utilities.

You can have the property you want out in the boondocks for cheap, but shop around first. This thing is a financial nightmare waiting to happen.”
Historic California Gold Mining Ghost Town On Sale For $225,000

Historic California Gold Mining Ghost Town On Sale For $225,000

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 00:02:41 in HuffPost Home

“100 miles Northwest of Tahoe? No thank you. Bumpy dirt roads that can't be accessed in the winter, isolated and in need of extensive repair? It's just a money pit.”
'Cats Who Love Water' Compilation Might Just Be 'Cats Who Are IN Water'... We're Not Sure

'Cats Who Love Water' Compilation Might Just Be 'Cats Who Are IN Water'... We're Not Sure

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 10:39:58 in Comedy

“We've had a rather large number of purebred Turkish Vans, a.k.a. "The Swimming Cat" come through our house over the yeas, (we find homes for the less fortunate of this breed) and I won't say that they love water, so much as it doesn't bother them. I've seen them walk right out into a rain storm. Sometimes the water bowl looks like a raccoon got into the house.

They do swim, but they have to be trained into it from a young age.”

valeskas on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:58:55

“I thought about the Turkish van right away. I love cats, but I only adopt from the APL. My baby now hates the water.”
Arizona Firefighters Charge Family Nearly $20,000 After Home Burns Down

Arizona Firefighters Charge Family Nearly $20,000 After Home Burns Down

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 20:15:02 in Weird News

“Firefighting was originally a private enterprise. But after a few years of houses and apartments burning to the ground and occupants getting killed while firefighters haggled for payment before putting out the fire, not to mention fires mysteriously getting started while firemen waited in the wings, the government sensibly decided to step in and make it a public service. Having fires burn out of control is a health hazard.

It should never be privatized ever again.”

ladyofargonne on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:54:47

“Gangs of New York does well illustrating this. Suggests the fire men volunteered so that they could rob the house to pay for their drinking.”

bigmaddy on Nov 10, 2013 at 20:27:05

“Here's why some stuff shouldn't ever be privatize.”
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