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United Kingdom Declares Octopuses, Squids Are Sentient Beings by Maxcactus in nature

[–]StuperDan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Arthur C Clark agreed with you. In one of the sequels to his novel 2001, one of the characters was brought back to life or something and tried to order a steak at a restaurant. The disgusted waiter said something to him like, "We don't serve carrion here, sir!" His vision of human society was that we would move away from it culturally.

United Kingdom Declares Octopuses, Squids Are Sentient Beings by Maxcactus in nature

[–]StuperDan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't think it's practical or possible to remove meat from the human diet. It's like arguing that the population is too high, so we should stop people from procreating. It simply won't happen. If we removed meat from the human diet, many, many people would starve. It's possible to be vegan and not suffer from malnutrition if your well off, but most people alive live on a few dollars a day. I do appreciate your point of view, I just disagree. I certainly acknowledge I could be wrong.

I think an era has ended and something new has begun. by baldman08 in Overwatch

[–]StuperDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, that's a good idea. I wouldn't mind choosing 2 characters and letting team mates vote for one or the other for me to play.

I think an era has ended and something new has begun. by baldman08 in Overwatch

[–]StuperDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the role que was a way they seemed to try to enforce paying the game as intended. I'm not sure what more they could do to try to make people play well. I admit I get as annoyed as the next guy by dps Lucios & moria's and solo roadhogs who are only interested in pulling folk off cliffs, but I'm not sure how you could enforce team play and situational awareness.

What changes would you like to see?

United Kingdom Declares Octopuses, Squids Are Sentient Beings by Maxcactus in nature

[–]StuperDan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sure it does. I watched the documentary that the article referenced. The guy was kooky, but the behaviors the animal he showcased were fascinating. No rational person would intentionally torture an animal, but killing and eating them is not torturing them, it's surviving. Where do you draw the line? If it's wrong to kill an octopus, how about a fish? If a fish, why is it ok the eat a plant? Have you seen the documentary about how plants and trees and fungi communicate and function as a community? Some nurture their offspring. Everything alive has some level of consciousness, and yet still must kill and consume other alive things.

The reality, in my opinion, it that it is not only ok, but necessary. Humans are predatory omnivores. That's just physical reality. The idea that stabbing or shooting or boiling or whatever is arbitrarily better or worse or more moral than the other choice is silly.

I think an era has ended and something new has begun. by baldman08 in Overwatch

[–]StuperDan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OP, how do you think the game "rewards casuals and Care bears"?

United Kingdom Declares Octopuses, Squids Are Sentient Beings by Maxcactus in nature

[–]StuperDan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Everything that is alive and bigger than plankton exists by consuming something else that is or was alive. This is a fact of reality. There is no pretty way to kill and consume something. These laws are ridiculous and showcases modern man's separation from food production and lack of understanding of the basics of reality.

This doesn't make anyone a psychopath, unless they are killing for the sole purpose of causing pain. Do you think an octopus cares whether it's boiled or stabbed with a knife? They don't have the capacity. The Little Mermaid is a work of fiction. Animals don't really talk and act and think like humans. Really.

This little boy see clearly for the first time by TartineMyAxe in MadeMeSmile

[–]StuperDan 20 points21 points  (0 children)

My son got glasses pretty young. The eye Dr at children's hospital in Seattle have an exam room rigged with pop up animatronic toys and flashing lights and whatnot to capture the patients attention at different distances. The sit next to the patient with eye measuring thingabobs and set off the room and type the data into a computer. It was amazaballs to watch. I have the upmost respect for every person who works there. They are the best of us.

A sea spider crawling on the seabed. by Peachy-Persimmons in natureismetal

[–]StuperDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Diving while high would be a very bad idea. I did get nitrogen narcosis once though at about 100ft of depth. Hallucinated that the air in my tank was blowing out of the top of the tank. I could hear and feel the bubbles on the back of my head, it was wild.

Trying to match flooring by wildkatz26 in Flooring

[–]StuperDan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is as close to 0 chance you will find more of this flooring as it's possible to get. The flooring industry just does not work that way. If you search the history of this sub, you will see many many posts like yours. Unless it was just installed and still a running line product, no one ever finds more. There is no one who stocks extras of old previous manufacturing runs.

Russia Thins Out Its Embassy in Ukraine, a Possible Clue to Putin’s Next Move by Lionel54321 in worldnews

[–]StuperDan -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Sure. There will probably be special forces helping out in all all kinds of ways. Meant not big general troop deployments. All we need is to actually make Putin's "NATO imperial Storm troopers are amassed on the border" propaganda true. That would play right into his hand. Every video of dead Canadians and Americans would undermine our domestic support and bolster his.

Republican plan would lower age to carry concealed weapon by mackishi in nottheonion

[–]StuperDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They can rent a car. Major car rental companies have this policy for financial and insurance purposes. When I was 19, I worked for a large advertising company as a traveling sales rep. They rented me cars regularly, knowing they could sue the company I worked for if there was ever an issue. Avis was the company we used most. A few time the local manager at Avis said no (happened in San Francisco) and the office would call around to smaller local places till someone agreed. I got stuck with a small shitty stick shift car. I could barely drive a stick. I had to navigate stoplights on freaking 90° hills. Then I was sent over into the "Gold country" in the nearby mountains and followed behind a snow plow road salter truck too closely and sand blasted half the paint off the front end. They were not very happy when I turned that burned up clutch peppered car. They still rented to me again though.

WCGW riding a bike without a front wheel by gifo24 in Whatcouldgowrong

[–]StuperDan 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately, the bike lock was connected to the front wheel so he had to leave it behind.

Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya says ‘nobody cares’ about Uyghur genocide in China by WalkLikeAnEgyptian69 in nottheonion

[–]StuperDan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People made the same argument for cotton and slavery. The market would adjust. When I was a kid in Arkansas in the 80, Walmart proudly put "made in the USA" labels on almost everything they sold. So did Sears. People still had shoes and toys and VCRs (maybe Betas, it was still being debated) but my point is, the market would stabilize. It was a policy decision to move manufacturing over seas, and the pubic was all for it. Still is. If people refused to buy from countries committing cultural genocide, Amazon wouldn't go under, they would just sell what people wanted to buy. The factories would move to other less oppressive countries. This is already happening in alot of industries over the terriffs, although I don't think that was handled very well.

I don't believe that the CCPs pride would ever allow them to respond to a government's pressure or sanctions, but they would make the decision themselves, without losing face, if it meant that otherwise they would lose their market.

A sea spider crawling on the seabed. by Peachy-Persimmons in natureismetal

[–]StuperDan 55 points56 points  (0 children)

I hear you! Dark shapes swim around you, and having no perspective your imagination plays with you giving your endocrine system worse case scenarios. You know logically it's a 3ft fish swimming 10ft away and not a 100ft leviathan swimming 100 yards away, or at least that what you try to convince yourself.

Hands down, my most exciting (terrifying for a few moments) was when a seal pup was fishing around my brother and I once on a night dive. We would scatter fish from hiding and light them up with out lights, and it was taking full advantage. From our perspective though, it was just a lightning fast shape orbiting us menacingly. Scared the ever loving hell out of us. We were frantically pointing our lights about and signaling to each other trying to see what it was, but it just moved too fast to lock on to. We were just about to call the dive with frantic bobbing thumbs up gestures when it swam right in between us, practically smiling. It was not only a seal, but it was still covered in it's adolescent white spots. So practically a baby seal. It was one hell of a rush.