The Random Image Thread (keeping it PG-13 at the worst)

How's life?
User avatar
DEyncourt
Posts: 20405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:38 am

Post by DEyncourt »

ukimalefu wrote: Image

user wrote: may have meant faux, but didn't want to say

Maybe NOT: fashion designer is making faux leather from pineapple leaves.

-----

BUT this allows me to bring up a point that was talked about by Steven Novella in the latest podcast of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

He was describing the false economy of organic farming. One thing that gets significantly de-emphasized is that much of organic farming uses NATURAL forms of fertilizer, by far the most being manure produced by the cattle industry.

BUT one of the arguments for a more vegan food system is that we would be using at least fewer resources for raising cattle with the ideal being that there would be no cattle being raised for beef.

With such drastic reductions in the cattle industry perhaps to the point of disappearing entirely, what would be the source of that manure?

The basic problem is fixing atmospheric nitrogen into forms usable by plants then animals then US. Of course there are power-intensive means for making fertilizers but none of these are considered organic. There are crop-rotation means like growing alfalfa but this would REQUIRE that a much larger percentage of current food-production fields being allowed to fallow.

SO a question I asked myself after watching my linked video: do those pineapple farmers REALLY not use those fibers from the harvested pineapple plants as claimed in that video? Or are they "wasted" by being plowed into the ground to be fertilizer for subsequent seasons?
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 40893
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

my four-year-old daughter said to me yesterday, "i'm gentle with animals but i love meat"

attagirl!
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30883
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

Image
User avatar
DEyncourt
Posts: 20405
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:38 am

Post by DEyncourt »

Tweet showing vending machine in Moscow which sells Instagram likes.
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 40893
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

roman roads displayed like a subway map:

Image
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

virtual reality is the future!

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Other than the powerglove (and those were adapted to other systems), that could actually be real. A lot of the early VRML stuff was done on SGI and SUN machines, and that ball control was very much a real (and expensive) peripheral in the day.
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

Image
User avatar
juice
Posts: 13007
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:26 am
Title: Inadvertently correct

Post by juice »

That is fantastic.
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

Image
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

what? he thinks he's in a rock band?
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

user wrote: what? he thinks he's in a rock band?


uhm... not sure I understand what you mean, but both of those had music software
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

Image
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30883
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

ukimalefu wrote: Image

Holy human waste, my C64 and vintage Macs are supposed to be THAT color?

Jesus. :eek:
Image
User avatar
j_tso
Posts: 1382
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:46 am
Location: Austin, TX

Post by j_tso »

Yours got really yellow?

It looks worse on my Power Mac 7100 since the back of the case is metal and kept its grey.
User avatar
jkahless
Posts: 6660
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:09 pm
Title: Custom Title

Post by jkahless »

Never tried it, but apparently you can bleach that human waste out.

http://www.retrofixes.com/2013/10/how-t ... s.html?m=1
User avatar
Metacell
Posts: 11839
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:58 am
Title: Chocolate Brahma
Location: Lidsville
Contact:

Post by Metacell »

My C-64 was a darker brownish tone. The VIC-20 was off-white.
Remember, people, to forgive is divine. In other words, it ain't human.
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

Metacell wrote: My C-64 was a darker brownish tone. The VIC-20 was off-white.


yeah, that's how I remember them
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

Image
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 40893
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

thanks for the help

Image
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
StaticAge
Posts: 4777
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:29 pm

Post by StaticAge »

ukimalefu wrote:
user wrote: what? he thinks he's in a rock band?


uhm... not sure I understand what you mean, but both of those had music software

Spock did?
Remember we're a minority and every one of us counts.
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 40893
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

Image
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

Image

and that is how pandas are made
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30883
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

maurvir wrote: Image

ooooooh shitIreadthecomments.
Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Never, ever, read the comments unless you need your faith in humanity shaken.
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

don't know what I'm looking at, but I like it
User avatar
Pithecanthropus
Posts: 6226
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:46 pm
Title: Roast Master
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Contact:

Post by Pithecanthropus »

maurvir wrote: Image

The first time I saw this photo it really choked me up. I really hate religion and what it does to people. Even true believers would slaughter each other arguing over the color of God's eyes if it came down to it.
set DeusEx.JCDentonMale bCheatsEnabled true
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

ukimalefu wrote: don't know what I'm looking at, but I like it


She found her perfect match after being burned several times before.
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 49493
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: Bug in the Machine
Contact:

Post by ukimalefu »

rawr
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33882
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

maurvir wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: don't know what I'm looking at, but I like it


She found her perfect match after being burned several times before.

Oh, good one.
All I could see was that her hair and dress were blowing in the wind that didn't seem to affect the match and it's smoke.
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33882
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

maurvir wrote: Image

What is that?
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

A street trash can.
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 40893
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

jet engines can be tricky

Image

(caption said the guy got out with only minor injuries, having gotten stuck and not "digested" by the turbines)
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 27171
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

TOS wrote: jet engines can be tricky

Image

(caption said the guy got out with only minor injuries, having gotten stuck and not "digested" by the turbines)


The helmet helped with that. Had he not been wearing one, he would have been reduced to sausage. I'll bet he had one heck of a headache, though.
Post Reply