Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Yeah thats pretty cool! I googeled around a bit ..
    The DNA technology can now even extract samples from fossils and
    not only from tissues that are mummified or in permafrost etc.
    Even if DNA degrades after a couple of millon year's
    to a non-usable point
    we can theoretically bring back a lot of extinct spices.

    I would love to see a sabre-tooth tiger.
     
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  2. Discofan

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    So would I, but with something between us, like a thick transparent wall maybe.;)


    Plus if the method could be made reasonably cheap (practice makes perfect) we could bring back plenty of species more recently disappeared because of our stupidity. You know that's usually how things evolve. First, we find a way to do something and then we find a cheaper way to do it.
     
  3. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Hehe for sure:)
     
  4. Gary Mitchell

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    It sounds like I need to work on my spear-sharpening skills.
     
  5. Discofan

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    We're still decades away from using de-extinction on any practical scale. A study says that reintroducing the wooly mammoth in Siberia could be an efficient way of fighting global warming. However, it will only work if there are around one hundred thousand of them there. (that's not that many considering the size of that region). But that's something most likely not even our grandchildren's grandchildren will ever see.
     
  6. Gary Mitchell

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    Whew, that's a relief.
     
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  7. Discofan

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    Why? Mammoths are basically elephants adapted to cold weather.
     
  8. Gary Mitchell

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    It's a relief that I don't have to work on my spear-sharpening skills for the saber toothed tigers and woolly mammoths that won't be around for awhile.
     
  9. pl1ngpl0ng

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    but we could use genetic engineering to make the sabre-tooth-tigers with normal teeth
    and also produce mamooths with no fur... oh wait.... =)
     
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  10. Avro Arrow

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    I wasn't entirely sure how this was supposed to work, so I Googled it, and it's actually fairly interesting.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scie...-back-mammoths-stop-climate-change-180969072/

    I'm not sure that naming your experiment after another fictional cloning/repopulation experiment where things went Horribly Wrong™ is really a great idea, but whatevs. :lol:
     
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  11. Discofan

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    "Pleistocene Park", you mean?

    Mammoths don't eat people, they're herbivores. They are very close to the elephant, actually.
     
  12. Avro Arrow

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    Of course.

    "Eating people" isn't the only way things can go Horribly Wrong™. Why tempt fate? ;)

    (But really, it was just a joke. I wouldn't read too much into it.)
     
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  13. Obsidian7

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    Today, I learned that a key safe has been installed on my noisy neighbour's door. It must have happened between last Wednesday and today.

    Which means that I can finally relax and it's a strange feeling. The three year battle is over but I've got some unfinished business with the local council/local government. I still want to pursue legal action. I honestly feel they did a number on me because it's hard to articulate the facts while still dealing with the long term emotional/physical impact.

    Recently, I also learned that the local council/local government have a problem with their complaints system. Around 46% of complaints made between 2018/2019 were related to the poor standard of service.

    The best part was reading that they needed the public's feedback on which areas to improve, and then proceeding to answer their own question in a 'here's one we made earlier' fashion. They literally printed a six column table that outlined the areas of improvement in the paragraph below. Sometimes, it feels like they're freely handing over the ammunition to kill themselves. :guffaw:
     
  14. pl1ngpl0ng

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    So i used about fifty years to gather some awareness about "the problem with plastic"...
    and i now finally try to recycle everything.
    The thing is that there's a lot of products and packaging etc that's either not labeled at all
    or as i just read... in many cases it's wrongly labeled (!)
    (i've been throwing my drip-coffee packaging and chips/peanut bags in the wrong thingy all along)
    It's hard to save the world when we cant even get that right...

    Maybe the plastic-eating bacteria that have been found can save us?
    random thought:....where did they come from?
    what did that bacteria eat before we made plastic, and if they eat ALL plastic... will they then die from starvation? =)

    anyway.. while writing this i was google a little bit;
    i too apparently eat, drink and breathe plastic every day....
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...-eat-thousands-of-bits-of-plastic-every-year/
    My lungs!!... and i quit smoking and everything!

    and of course a nice picture...
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Discofan

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    I just hope for our collective sake that someday soon we'll find a way to heal the planet a little faster than we wound it.
     
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  16. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    i really hope so too,
    consciousness takes extremely long time but i think that the next generation will do better.
     
  17. Delta Vega

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    I like Sue, she's cool
     
  18. Butters

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    Me too. To stay overnight at the Kavik camp and try Caribou and ptarmigan meat is high on my bucket list.
     
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  19. think

    think I think I know. Premium Member

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    I knew that.
    idea development thought meme's viral virus's and such.. mmmm not much thinking anymore just a dull hummmm... is all.

    btw my last music set is uploaded for people to listen to..aaaa selfless self promotion I guess maybe not too selfless.. but what ever.. it is all free there at archive.org

    https://archive.org/details/thenoisesmyneighborshearwhenimakemusic1

    the midi files are there if you like.. I have lots of midi work usually too.
     
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  20. Discofan

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    I've never had pemmican. I wonder what it tastes like.