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#77 - Picture  [+] (1 reply) 07/14/2016 on One giant leap for gaming... +1
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#94 - nerdynord (07/14/2016) [-]
Damn, that brought me back, lmao.
#90 - As useful a tool as it would be for education, I think prosthe…  [+] (5 replies) 07/14/2016 on Do you want terminators? c +2
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#153 - penileburglar (07/15/2016) [-]
Oh, I'm not saying that a learning tool is the end-game result.

I'm saying that, in the short term, it could make a great learning tool. As in it's already very close to being functional in that manner. That also gives you the ability to market it, which gives you the ability to raise funds for further research.
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#155 - thegamegestapo (07/15/2016) [-]
Excellent point. I, for one, welcome out synth overlords.
#93 - thesovereigngrave (07/14/2016) [-]
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#92 - alkamer (07/14/2016) [-]
But did you ask for it?
#104 - Exactly. It mutates (read: evolves) too fast for any vaccine…  [+] (2 replies) 07/14/2016 on The Past 0
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#105 - ruba (07/14/2016) [-]
Its symptoms however, according to medical records at least, have not changed whatsoever.

The Common Cold is a very fit disease. It does not kill its host. It runs its course, reproduces, and fucks off.

Diseases which kill are unfit for continued existence, and are usually a cross-species mutation of another disease which causes too much damage to the host for the disease to reproduce and spread enough to survive.
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#106 - thegamegestapo (07/14/2016) [-]
That is all correct but you're failing to take into account a couple of other factors. Primarily, that a host would not have been exposed to a remotely similar strain the the Old!Cold and so the immune response would take longer. It probably wouldn't kill the host but it would be a more serious infection.

It's also not what you've been saying at all.
#101 - Actually that was SirSheepy, but he's right. You're simply wro…  [+] (5 replies) 07/13/2016 on The Past 0
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#103 - ruba (07/14/2016) [-]
Hey moron.

Fucking moron.

There is no vaccine for the common cold, try again.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_cold
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#104 - thegamegestapo (07/14/2016) [-]
Exactly. It mutates (read: evolves) too fast for any vaccine to serve any purpose, as it says in the wikipedia page you posted under the sub-heading "Prevention".

Now if it evolves too fast for modern medicine to keep up, why on earth do you think it's the same bug as 150 years ago?
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#105 - ruba (07/14/2016) [-]
Its symptoms however, according to medical records at least, have not changed whatsoever.

The Common Cold is a very fit disease. It does not kill its host. It runs its course, reproduces, and fucks off.

Diseases which kill are unfit for continued existence, and are usually a cross-species mutation of another disease which causes too much damage to the host for the disease to reproduce and spread enough to survive.
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#106 - thegamegestapo (07/14/2016) [-]
That is all correct but you're failing to take into account a couple of other factors. Primarily, that a host would not have been exposed to a remotely similar strain the the Old!Cold and so the immune response would take longer. It probably wouldn't kill the host but it would be a more serious infection.

It's also not what you've been saying at all.
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#95 - You're a moron.  [+] (8 replies) 07/13/2016 on The Past 0
#98 - ruba (07/13/2016) [-]
You are the one claiming that the virus which causes common cold has changed over the course of about 150 years to the point where the modern virus would be debilitating for people from the mid-1800s and vice versa.

Thus, the burden of proof is on you because you are the one making a positive claim.

And good job on being shit at disagreeing.
#101 - thegamegestapo (07/13/2016) [-]
Actually that was SirSheepy, but he's right. You're simply wrong. Consider that the common Flu evolves so quickly that new vaccinations are needed each year or the fact that people get a cold every year. They're getting sick from a slightly varied version of the same disease. A cold from 150 years ago would be unrecognisable to a modern human.

Are you unfamiliar with the Red Queen hypothesis?

Every living thing evolves continuously with tiny variations being made during each reproduction (meaning viruses evolve faster due to having higher rate of reproduction). They do not necessarily become 'better', just more suited to their particular environment. The cold may retain the same symptoms of its earlier counterparts because it's essentially the same organism but it has changed enough to be unrecognisable to the host's immune system a thousand times over. That's why it's not extinct.

"Common cold doesn't need to evolve". The hell kind of 1st grader failed bio test is that nonsense. Everything needs to evolve and nothing has a choice in the matter. Evolution is random, moderately useful genetic mistakes happening forever.

If you don't like my disagreeing skills it's because you're saying 1 + 1 = nonsense.
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#103 - ruba (07/14/2016) [-]
Hey moron.

Fucking moron.

There is no vaccine for the common cold, try again.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_cold
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#104 - thegamegestapo (07/14/2016) [-]
Exactly. It mutates (read: evolves) too fast for any vaccine to serve any purpose, as it says in the wikipedia page you posted under the sub-heading "Prevention".

Now if it evolves too fast for modern medicine to keep up, why on earth do you think it's the same bug as 150 years ago?
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#105 - ruba (07/14/2016) [-]
Its symptoms however, according to medical records at least, have not changed whatsoever.

The Common Cold is a very fit disease. It does not kill its host. It runs its course, reproduces, and fucks off.

Diseases which kill are unfit for continued existence, and are usually a cross-species mutation of another disease which causes too much damage to the host for the disease to reproduce and spread enough to survive.
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#106 - thegamegestapo (07/14/2016) [-]
That is all correct but you're failing to take into account a couple of other factors. Primarily, that a host would not have been exposed to a remotely similar strain the the Old!Cold and so the immune response would take longer. It probably wouldn't kill the host but it would be a more serious infection.

It's also not what you've been saying at all.
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