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Couldn't you make your own for that cost?
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obvs wrote: Couldn't you make your own for that cost?


If you could, you wouldn't need to in the first place. These are for people whose GI tract doesn't have enough beneficial/symbiotic bacteria.
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I'm aware of what they're for. They're to help prevent things like C. diff complications, but an Amazon search for empty pills brings up a bunch of options for $20 or less, and I can't imagine that it would be too difficult to collect (other people's) fecal matter to put into the pills.

I mean, yeah, gross, but...
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obvs wrote: I'm aware of what they're for. They're to help prevent things like C. diff complications, but an Amazon search for empty pills brings up a bunch of options for $20 or less, and I can't imagine that it would be too difficult to collect (other people's) fecal matter to put into the pills.


You know, there are some things I'm willing to do myself. Change the oil in my lawn mower, grill my own steaks, mow the grass, paint the windows and trim on the house. Then there are things I'm okay with paying someone else for. This definitely falls under the latter category.
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obvs wrote: I'm aware of what they're for. They're to help prevent things like C. diff complications, but an Amazon search for empty pills brings up a bunch of options for $20 or less, and I can't imagine that it would be too difficult to collect (other people's) fecal matter to put into the pills.

I mean, yeah, gross, but...

There's likely some processing involved - some bacteria you can take in through your upper GI tract, some you best shouldn't.

I have heard of enemas with more-or-less untreated donor stool having a similar effect.
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Saw this comment on Ars. It was too good not to share:

Will insurance cover these treatments? I know a lot of policies don't cover human waste.
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obvs wrote: Couldn't you make your own for that cost?


Sometimes the process involves finding a donor. Also, bringing in a new blender.
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radarman wrote: Image


= blueprint for hell
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TOS wrote:
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= blueprint for hell

Hey, if you don't grow up, get married, and have kids, why NOT live like a college student?

*gag*
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that's christie brinkley? nowadays? that's nuts
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dv wrote:
TOS wrote:
radarman wrote: Image


= blueprint for hell

Hey, if you don't grow up, get married, and have kids, why NOT live like a college student?

*gag*


I could live nicely in something like that.
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radarman wrote: Image


I could live nicely in something like that.
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arkayn wrote:
dv wrote:
TOS wrote:
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= blueprint for hell

Hey, if you don't grow up, get married, and have kids, why NOT live like a college student?

*gag*


I could live nicely in something like that.

I probably will if I'm lucky.
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That recent submarine missile test as seen from the Salton Sea:

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For some reason when I'm looking at this it runs through its animation only three times before stopping on the end frame. All of the pictures and the above collective GIF can be seen here at the photographer's site.

Be sure to read the Bad Astronomer's comments where he explains the photographer's shift in exposure time (which you can see by how EVERYTHING jumps out in frame 5 of the animated GIF) gives the impression of the missile exhaust trail "exploding".
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holy crap, no wonder people thought it was an alien invasion
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Well, if you've never seen a missile launch before, I can understand that sentiment.
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Brains for your drone.
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One time I watched (from my home) a missile launch from Vandenberg AFB to Kwajalein Atoll. MOST of the time such launches happen around sunset so the sky is still bright and you can see the rocket contrail across the sky which will last for a long time as it gets pushed around in different directions by various levels in the atmosphere like this:

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THIS one was different because for some reason the launch was delayed by a few hours so that it was full dark in LA when the missile went up. This happened to be the FIRST time I had ever seen a launch from Vandenberg from the start (all other times I had seen only contrails like the above pic). I could see the dot of the missile's exhaust going up into the sky in the usual location in the sky when it got far enough west that the missile was lit by the Sun (by then it was too high to leave a contrail). THEN it got interesting. I got to see both missile stages separate so that over time the first stage separation bloomed out into a perfect circle of white about 15º across, followed by the second stage separation which bloomed out into another brighter circle about 3º across about 15º off the top of the first circle before both eventually faded after about 20 minutes. Such stage blooms are impossible to see for any launches around sunset because the sky would be much too bright. For East Coast launches they would have to be done maybe two or three hours before sunrise for such stage blooms to be seen.

Unfortunately I was so entranced by this sky show that I didn't run back into my house to get a camera to take any pictures.
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Yup and thanks for the pic
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Kirk wrote: Brains for your drone.
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Smart drones huh?

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I'm thinking more of installing one on my car that can rise up 100 ft and tell me what's causing the traffic jam I'm stuck in, then autoland on a pad on my roof even if the car starts moving again.
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I want a drone that can pick me up and fly me home in a straight line. Traffic jam be damned.
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I want one that can launch a Hellfire at the semi that's going 65 in the passing lane in order to pass the semi going 64.
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i want one that will pop out and get me junk food

bonus points for doing laundry and/or cleaning the kitchen
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I want the flying car tech from Back to the Future.

That should get me home in about 15 minutes or so.
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i'll take that too

but mine will need to have some aerial cannons mounted for the other drivers

preferably one of those buzzsaws they have on the a-10
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TOS wrote: i'll take that too

but mine will need to have some aerial cannons mounted for the other drivers

preferably one of those buzzsaws they have on the a-10


The avenger is longer than your current vehicle.
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arkayn wrote:
TOS wrote: i'll take that too

but mine will need to have some aerial cannons mounted for the other drivers

preferably one of those buzzsaws they have on the a-10


The avenger is longer than your current vehicle.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAU-8_Avenger


fine by me if it protrudes
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yay canada! smile, uncouth individuals!
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I don't see the U.S. on that.
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