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  1. 24 minutes ago, Endy0816 said:

     If the FTA gets rid of the labels, then there is no ability to discriminate.


    If people are so concerned about not buying American food, then there will be incentive for food manufacturers who use better food practices to advertise it on their product. Like they already do with organic or corn fed etc...



  2. 10 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

    The issue is also about labelling.

    Why wouldn't it have country of origin written on it. Every item of food I buy has this. If people don't trust American food then they can choose something else. It's not hard to buy good quality food. 

    18 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

    and animal welfare.

    If people cared about animal welfare as much as they say they do, they wouldn't  buy half the food they do. 

  3. On 9/17/2020 at 9:58 AM, studiot said:

    If there is no trade deal, one advantage would be further delay in being stuck with US food and agricultural standards and practices,  I don't wish to adopt.

    Why? I don't see what the problem is. From what I've heard, it'll be the cheaper stuff anyway(chlorinated chicken), just don't buy it if you don't like it. With so many people experiencing food poverty in the U.K. cheaper food will help a lot of people.

    It makes me laugh, the amount of people I know who criticize American food, but will sit there dribbling while watching mans Vs food. ūüėā



  4. 1 hour ago, 144 said:

    Photons are only a model created to fill our incomprehension. We do not know what light actually is. We create models based on our analysis. And analysis on light showed us something we cant really understand so we called it photons. Dont be a fool, create new models come on.

    How is this news? Should be in speculations or trash. 

  5. 16 minutes ago, Area54 said:


    • They do not 'headline' the possible evidence for life - the title speaks of the detection of phosphine
    • They refer in the abstract to the apparent presence of phosphine.
    • They detaill the abiotic routes to phosphine they have eliminated and note that a biotic source is suggested through analogy with its terrestrial production, not via any demonstrable pathway.
    • They searched carefully all current databases for other possible chemical species that might have been responsible for the transition signature.¬†
    • They discuss at some length within the paper and the supplementary material what abiotic processes they have considered and why they have rejected them.
    • They caution that other phosphene transitions should be sought in order to solidfy or disprove their belief that phosphene is responsible
    • They note that "Even if confirmed, we emphasize that the detection of PH3 is not robust evidence for life, only for anomalous and unexplained chemistry."

    Off topic, but this is brilliant.

    As someone who has a habit of posting news with sensationalist articles, this a great pointer for what to look for. 

  6. 36 minutes ago, Deiparous said:

    I just can't believe why Trump is still in office right now with so many issues plauging US right now.

    It's a moment in time, that's all. Every country has ups and downs, Europe isn't a bed of roses either at the moment. Hopefully future gernerations will look back and comment on the changes in society that came about, and how much better off people were because of it. 


  7. 10 hours ago, drumbo said:

    Even if you manage to get a decent degree you are still faced with the challenge of not coming across as a troglodyte during job interviews, and actually performing well if you are hired.

    If A.I reaches its full potential the same could be said even if your in the top ten percent.

    The problem I see with giving people money, is that it's unlikely to be anything more than the minimum you need to survive. Most people would be living on the poverty line. If you try to earn a little more they'll just deduct it from your next payment.

    I agree with a universal basic income, but it needs to be more than just a cheque every two weeks. I've no idea what though.

    Also when people say everyone, does that include the wealthy? Not sure I agree with that, complete waste of money. 

  8. Quote

    Scientists at Osaka University use extremely intense laser pulses to create magnetized-plasma conditions comparable to those surrounding a black hole, study that may help explain the still mysterious X-rays that can be emitted from some celestial bodies.


  9. Very confused right now.

    Can someone please explain how you get these numbers:

    21 hours ago, moth said:

    first digit, count

    1, 1
    2, 1
    3, 1
    4, 3
    5, 3
    6, 5
    7, 3
    8, 2
    9, 2
    0, 1

    From these numbers:

    On 9/6/2020 at 11:57 AM, KLIVE-alive said:





  10. Three lads are hiding as stowaways on a ship that has suffered apparent terminal damage upon a reef, and after considering their options they decide to jump ship and swim to the nearest island using safety equipment they just happened to stumble upon.

    The beach that they landed on was beautiful and so was the island which looked just like the picture post-card tropical type.

    Feeling euphoric, they quickly decided to explore their newly found paradise only to stumble upon a tribe of fierce-looking natives.

    They quickly succumbed to the overwhelming armed numbers and were led back to the village where they were to be taken before the leader of the tribe.

    The leader was a harsh fellow, but he was also a fair leader. He shouted to the three guys that his tribe did not allow any sort of incursion, but if they could find 5 nuts each they would be allowed to build their own boat to sail away.

    They agreed to these terms and ventured into the undergrowth.

    After a couple of hours, the first one returned to the assembled villagers

    and chief where he was asked to show the nuts that he had found.

    The chief congratulated him, but then explained that he would need to insert these nuts into his anus and hold them there for a count of 100. This was the second and final part of the task. If he succeeded he would gain his freedom.

    It took a while to insert the first nut, he also found it an embarrassing exercise in front of the whole tribe, but gradually he carried on inserting, finding it easier as he went.

    Upon completion he then stood with his arms raised in triumph and with the count in the high eighties when he suddenly burst into uncontrollable laughter. It was then that he farted and lost the peanuts.

    Immediately he was carted away, tied to a post and had all sorts of combustibles placed around him. The chief reappeared carrying a burning torch and headed for the pyre.

    Before ignition and being a curious chief he asked the chap, "Why when he was so close to completion did he burst into laughter and lose his peanuts"?

    The reply was," The other two went looking for coconuts".

  11. On 8/8/2020 at 6:55 PM, Curious layman said:

    Something I posted in the 'what are you listening to right now' thread.

    Edit: Just to note, the above video isn't posted with humour in mind. It just something I thought was appropriate given the thread title, and the fact people were discussing it. 

    Edit 2: really sorry if I've offended anyone with this. I found the film really moving, and I'll admit, fascinating too. I don't think the film is made with bad intentions. 

  12. Volcanic lightning is hard to beat.



    Calbuco, The Awakening.‚ÄĚ ... Calbuco Volcano is located in the lakes region south of Santiago, Chile‚Äôs capital city and is one of the 10 most dangerous volcanoes in the country. After more than 40 years of inactivity, the day April 23 the volcano erupts, spewing more than 200 million tons of ash



  13. 1 hour ago, farsideofourmoon said:

    discuss the energy potential of converting sewage treatment plants into self-sustaining facilities. The plants would get their power from the sewage they treat.

     Maybe this would of been a better OP title for the original thread.

    Did you really think you were going to get an intelligent discussion with flammable farts in the title? 

  14. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the closest images yet of the sky’s latest visitor to make the headlines, comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, after it passed by the Sun. The two images in this video were take three hours apart on 8 August 2020 and features the comet’s prominent jets that are emerging from the nucleus. Credit: NASA, ESA, Q. Zhang (California Institute of Technology), A. Pagan (STScI), and M. Kornmesser


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