Beautiful Imagery: Max Cooper, “Unbounded”

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Max Cooper
“This chapter comes towards the end of the Emergence story, after all of the physical world around us has been established by following through the action of the simple building blocks of nature. I wanted to finish the LP with the progression left open-ended, the laws of nature being unbounded and any particular consequences impermanent and ever changing.

The best way to present this seemed to be with an infinite fractal zoom, where we experience delving into a system that seems to have no end. But the problem was that I really don’t like most fractal zoom videos, as it’s a technique that has been much overused, and often relies on the same methods of synthesis which have a particular recognisable aesthetic.

Luckily for me someone got in touch to suggest Morgan Beringer’s work to me, which I loved, so we started chatting about video ideas, and it seemed that Morgan might be able to pull off a new way of the presenting the unbounded zoom! Safely to say, he did an amazing job with this, with his warping saturating abstraction and hints of traditional fractals.”

Morgan Beringer
“The main structure of the video ‘revolves’ around an infinite spiral/zoom effect that is realized using an animated form of the Droste effect, combined with my trademark style of abstract visuals that continuously move in somewhat unpredictable manners. It is the first time I have combined both and a lot of experimenting and trial and error was employed before I found a combination that worked best.

When combined, the overall theme of an unbounded form was expressed via both the chaotic structure of the form and the infinite motion of the spiral. I found this also reflects the contradictions that quickly appear when considering absolutes, infinities, and any such theoretical extremities that are not empirically experienced. The contradiction being that we must always ‘assume’ that unbounded structures are indeed unbounded, and while we might explore short journeys down these roads, the end of the spiral is never reached and the moving forms never solidify. The fact that the form of the spiral remains constant during the video (though the angles change and the colors change, etc.) helps to reflect that we rely upon bounded structures to represent unbounded structures.

Beyond that overall theme I also added further details to echo these ideas, such as the grid appearing at various times to remind us that despite the appearance of an infinite/chaotic motion there is in fact a very defined structure that we get small glimpses of every now and then. The addition of several lighting effects also nods back to the main concept in that they try to remind the viewer that this is a flat video. Just light on a surface, synthetic light even, despite it’s attempt to convey an unbounded infinite.

So the final result hopefully giving us little glimpses of what an infinite or unbounded concept/structure might entail, flights of thought or fantasies almost, but also reminding us that these concepts are never fully understandable or attainable in physical reality beyond these short moments.

My favorite moment within the song is when, for a few short moments, the rhythm extends beyond its established structure and we are left ‘floating’ somewhat before it comes back to ground us. Again, demonstrating that we need the established structure before we can break it, and that even when it is broken or expanded upon, we only get a few brief moments before adapting to the change/new structure.”

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111 comments

1
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:23:46pm

Carry-over:
re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

So basically if Va gets a GOP governor they’re fucked.

Long and hard with a rusty spiked dildo; no lube.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:26:29pm

Carry over, did a full packer Brisket on my new smoker yesterday.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Timothy Watson  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:27:47pm

re: #1 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It’s VA. Keeping the SoVA contingent from getting their anachronistic ideas out of law is important. The lege is a majority repub. there, but not enough to override his vetoes. As to useful stuff, can’t answer. VA is a 4th-dimensional hell hole that I avoid. I just hear stuff on the radio.

Hey! Why you hate? :(

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A Cranky One  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:29:12pm

So Mrs Cranky called me into the kitchen to fix a lunch plate. Glanced in the sink to see this:

Damn. Leftovers again.

////some kind of project for her garden. I was afraid to ask. ;-)

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:30:04pm

Carry-over:

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg
So basically if Va gets a GOP governor they’re fucked.

Just like the whole country is right now.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:30:36pm

re: #3 Timothy Watson

Hey! Why you hate? :(

Mostly to do with the roads in NoVA. They’re wrong ;-)

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:32:51pm

KT McFarland is on her way out. With Nunes recused from the investigation odds are Ezra Cohen-Watnick gets quietly shit canned / reassigned in the next week or two as well.

HR McMaster finally seems to be realizing that Trump desperately needs him more than the other way around.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:39:56pm

Marine Le Pen worked hard to distance herself from her father’s antisemitic Nazi ideology, but sometimes she just can’t help herself even now.

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Jay C  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:43:05pm

From the last thread:
re: #317 Shiplord Kirel

On the one hand, I can see this as objectively a good thing - anything that supports PP is a good thing, IMO - but OTOH, I wonder if too much public support is just going to give the abortion-obsessives more ammo to support government funding cutoffs: i.e., if they can raise so much cash from donations/states/localities, why do they need “our” Federal tax dollars???

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:44:37pm
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Amory Blaine  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:45:58pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Carry over, did a full packer Brisket on my new smoker yesterday.

littlegreenfootballs.com

That looks great, what kind of wood did you use?

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:51:08pm

re: #9 Jay C

From the last thread:

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On the one hand, I can see this as objectively a good thing - anything that supports PP is a good thing, IMO - but OTOH, I wonder if too much public support is just going to give the abortion-obsessives more ammo to support government funding cutoffs: i.e., if they can raise so much cash from donations/states/localities, why do they need “our” Federal tax dollars???

I thought about that. But, Maryland funding it’s PP clinics isn’t going to help those in Texas. While ultimately we have to get all of them funded, Maryland not funding its own isn’t going to make the rest of the country go “No, we should keep them open.” It will actually be a far better example to show a state like Maryland doing better than a state without them.

Edit: Part of what federalism is supposed to be is “Hey, that state is doing better than us. Maybe we should see why.”

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:52:08pm

re: #11 Amory Blaine

That looks great, what kind of wood did you use?

Red Oak, no wrap for 9 hours.

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TedStriker  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:57:33pm

re: #9 Jay C

From the last thread:

On the one hand, I can see this as objectively a good thing - anything that supports PP is a good thing, IMO - but OTOH, I wonder if too much public support is just going to give the abortion-obsessives more ammo to support government funding cutoffs: i.e., if they can raise so much cash from donations/states/localities, why do they need “our” Federal tax dollars???

Not only that, but you know that TPGOPers in Congress are going to scream bloody murder, “state’s rights” be damned; you also know that, to that effect, the TPGOPers will use everything in their arsenal, including withholding federal funds for other things, like Medicaid and highway funds, to punish states that defy them on PP and “sanctuary cities”.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:57:45pm

re: #12 Belafon

Edit: Part of what federalism is supposed to be is “Hey, that state is doing better than us. Maybe we should see why.”

However, MD is (in spite of Hogan as Governor) a very blue state. The hinterlands of Western MD, the Western Shore/SoMD, and the Eastern Shore are red, but make up a very small percentage of the population. And, hopefully Montgomery Co. won’t be hoodwinked into voting for a repub. again. Though, it seems that polling suggests that people aren’t as unhappy with Hogan as they should be.

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Jay C  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:57:45pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

And the logical contortions that Ms. Le Pen goes through to absolve “France” of complicity in the 1942 deportations are worthy of a spotlight at Cirque de Soleil. But it’s just typical of French attitudes about the War and the Occupation. Even 70+ years on: they still like to think that the whole Occupation was carried out just by Petain and Laval and about 2-300 other guys: the entire remainder of the population was all in the Resistance….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 2:57:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:01:19pm
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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:02:57pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Marine Le Pen worked hard to distance herself from her father’s antisemitic Nazi ideology, but sometimes she just can’t help herself even now.

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Le Pen might have ousted her daddy but she didn’t oust the membership.

Which has all the same Holocaust deniers etc.

en.wikipedia.org

Dieudonné approached Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the National Front political party that he had fought earlier, and the men became political allies and friends.[7] Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson appeared in one of his shows in 2008.[8][9] Dieudonné described Holocaust remembrance as “memorial pornography”.[10]

Throughout 2005 and 2006, Dieudonné was often in the company of senior National Front members Bruno Gollnisch,[52] Frédéric Châtillon,[53] and Marc George (also known as Marc Robert), the man who went on to conduct his electoral campaigns in 2007 and 2009.[54] Dieudonné also frequently appeared together with the conspiracy theorist Thierry Meyssan and the former Marxist and current right-wing radical Alain Soral, a confidant of Marine and Jean-Marie Le Pen.[55] Under the influence of Soral’s writings and polemics, Dieudonné was acquainted with his militant antisemitism of French nationalist inspiration.[56]

It’s the same guy so aptly depicted by Charlie Hebdo:

Changing one man didn’t change the party.

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:04:10pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lawrence has exposed himself as quite a conspiracy theorist though.

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TedStriker  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:09:50pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s rich, coming from someone who owns (and presumably uses) a fucking Richard Nixon bong.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:12:50pm

You know that picture of Donald Trump sitting in the seat of a big truck and making air horn noises with his mouth hole?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:13:30pm

re: #20 Nyet

Lawrence has exposed himself as quite a conspiracy theorist though.

I am more inclined to agree with Lawrence, the strike the other night did jack shit and was pretty convenient.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:13:50pm

re: #20 Nyet

Lawrence has exposed himself as quite a conspiracy theorist though.

Positing that Putin was in on or ordered the gas attack was ridiculous. Everything about Assad’s gas attack, Trump’s anemic retaliation to it and Putin’s weak public denunciation of the attack on the airbase can all be explained by each actor improvising their performance on the fly. They all have domestic audiences they’re really playing to but at the same time none of them wants to upset the current status quo.

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:19:01pm

re: #23 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I am more inclined to agree with Lawrence

That’s nice to know. Lawrence has still exposed himself as a conspiracy theorist.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:21:03pm

re: #15 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Mostly because Hogan hasn’t done anything crazy as yet. His hands are tied since MD is still a very blue state so I’m sure he would do more if there were more Republicans in the state legislature. I still want him gone.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:22:21pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, that’s some great news. Looks like federal courts are our bulwarks against Trump’s extremism — at least for now.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:29:39pm

Nyet, did you see Louise Mensch’s latest shit show?

Then she immediately began scrambling to explain her ridiculous conspiracy theory dumbfuckery.

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:30:32pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

I don’t keep an eye on that freak anymore.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:31:16pm

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:31:28pm

re: #12 Belafon

Edit: Part of what federalism is supposed to be is “Hey, that state is doing better than us. Maybe we should see why.”

But if people aren’t miserably unhappy they’ll never get into Heaven. We can’t interfere with Christ’s salvation!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:40:40pm

re: #29 Nyet

I don’t keep an eye on that freak anymore.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:41:47pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:44:44pm

re: #24 goddamnedfrank

Positing that Putin was in on or ordered the gas attack was ridiculous. Everything about Assad’s gas attack, Trump’s anemic retaliation to it and Putin’s weak public denunciation of the attack on the airbase can all be explained by each actor improvising their performance on the fly. They all have domestic audiences they’re really playing to but at the same time none of them wants to upset the current status quo.

Precisely. If there was collusion, what did Putin and Assad agree to do or not do? There can be nothing, because their responses are determined by other factors and not by some deal with Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:45:20pm
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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:45:53pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

Don’t tell it to her. She might just run with it.

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Interesting Times  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:47:25pm

In case anyone else was wondering what happened to this account…

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 9, 2017 • 3:47:54pm

re: #34 Shiplord Kirel

Otoh, maybe Soros ordered it to provoke a nuclear war and destroy the world for his own gain.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:08:06pm

re: #38 Shiplord Kirel

He probably cut a deal with the Drazi. They’re shifty bastards.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:09:09pm
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Timothy Watson  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:09:29pm

re: #39 Romantic Heretic

He probably cut a deal with the Drazi. They’re shifty bastards.

Green.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:10:48pm

This has probably already been covered here but:

Airbnb owner cancels reservation of Asian woman due to Racism

Suh and her friends were mere minutes away from the Airbnb when the host began to send her racist messages. “I wouldn’t rent it to u if u were the last person on earth,” the host messaged Suh, according to screenshots she posted online. “One word says it all. Asian.”

Suh, who is a student of critical race studies at UCLA Law School, began speaking to journalists about the incident this week. She told local station NBC 4 that she informed the host she would report them for being racist. The host told her to “go ahead,” adding, “it’s why we have Trump.”

NBC 4 reported on Wednesday that the host also told Suh, “I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners,” before canceling the reservation.

This poor woman got stranded in a snowstorm because of a racist douche. Just…fuck these people.

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freetoken  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:17:25pm

Headlines:

Decomposed bat is found inside bag of organic salad from a Florida Walmart

Not really sure why “organic” is so important here. There is some sort of implication about bats that I am not sure of.

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:19:58pm

ahahahahahahahaa

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:25:17pm

re: #43 freetoken

Well, clearly the bat was trying to eat cleaner.

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:26:45pm

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

Rockin’ it!

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:28:16pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

Another pro!
Great pics, both of ‘em

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:30:44pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:43:50pm

re: #47 CleverToad

Another pro!
Great pics, both of ‘em

granddaughters don’t scare.
and don’t freak out behind the big wheels.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:45:51pm

Why not? All things considered. Keep the bugs down. And the cats… dogs….

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:48:51pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

granddaughters don’t scare.
and don’t freak out behind the big wheels.

And look a heck of a lot cuter at it than certain adults…

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wrenchwench  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:52:37pm

re: #51 CleverToad

And look a heck of a lot cuter at it than certain adults…

That goes for the tweet above your comment, too.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:54:33pm

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Do we want raptors?

…because that is how you get raptors.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:55:38pm

re: #53 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Do we want raptors?

…because that is how you get raptors.

Yes, but at least now we can definitively say that raptors do, in fact, taste like chicken.

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:56:30pm

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Why not? All things considered. Keep the bugs down. And the cats… dogs….

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They didn’t let the snouted chicken hatch. *sniff*
To heck with those ‘ethics’ thingies, we want dinochickens!

EDIT: Okay, so they’d be raptors. They’d be LITTLE raptors…

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:57:57pm

re: #54 thedopefishlives

Alternate take:

What if all birds taste like dinosaur?

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:58:52pm

Dunno, tastes like T-Rex.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 9, 2017 • 4:58:53pm

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Why not? All things considered. Keep the bugs down. And the cats… dogs….

[Embedded content]

Coming soon to KFC—Kentucky Fried Dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park® bucket!

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:00:13pm

re: #55 CleverToad

They didn’t let the snouted chicken hatch. *sniff*
To heck with those ‘ethics’ thingies, we want dinochickens!

My kids love dinosaur chicken nuggets. They may be getting their wish literally soon.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:01:07pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:01:08pm

re: #57 Nyet

I figure that T rex’s, being near the top of the food chain, would probably be unpleasantly gamey.

On the other hand, those giant herbivores were probably pretty good eating.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:01:45pm

re: #61 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

I figure that T rex’s, being near the top of the food chain, would probably be unpleasantly gamey.

On the other hand, those giant herbivores were probably pretty good eating.

Like a giant, multiple-ton cow. That’s one hell of a ribeye.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:02:59pm

re: #62 thedopefishlives

Yeah, but what’s the wine pairing?

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freetoken  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:03:25pm

re: #50 Dave In Austin

The tweet is misleading. This was not “accidental”. They intentionally edited the DNA. It’s just that the final result was more eerie than expected.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:05:15pm

re: #62 thedopefishlives

What if it was more like a game bird or Ostrich/Emu?

Dammit, now I’m actually deeply considering how you’d prepare Jurassic dinosaurs.

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Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:06:40pm

re: #64 freetoken

The tweet is misleading. This was not “accidental”. They intentionally edited the DNA. It’s just that the final result was more eerie than expected.

RAWR IMMA DINOSAUR

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:07:27pm

Can you still call something like that a chicken? I realize from the head down it may still be a chicken, but I wouldn’t say that to his face.

“CALL ME A CHICKEN ONE MORE TIME MOTHER—”

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:08:44pm

re: #65 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

What if it was more like a game bird or Ostrich/Emu?

Dammit, now I’m actually deeply considering how you’d prepare Jurassic dinosaurs.

As I understand it - and my understanding may be faulty - dinosaurs are reptiles. While many of them have birdlike characteristics and clearly evolved into birds, I think they’d be more along the lines of snake meat.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:09:41pm

re: #9 Jay C

From the last thread:

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On the one hand, I can see this as objectively a good thing - anything that supports PP is a good thing, IMO - but OTOH, I wonder if too much public support is just going to give the abortion-obsessives more ammo to support government funding cutoffs: i.e., if they can raise so much cash from donations/states/localities, why do they need “our” Federal tax dollars???

I feel that way about oil company subsidies.

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:10:22pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:11:02pm

re: #61 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

I figure that T rex’s, being near the top of the food chain, would probably be unpleasantly gamey.

On the other hand, those giant herbivores were probably pretty good eating.

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:15:50pm

re: #68 thedopefishlives

Pedantic husband says no, dinosaurs are archosaurs rather than reptiles. (Dammit, now he’s going downstairs to consult his dinosaur book collection, which is about 12 feet long if you had them all on one shelf…)

Dinosaur recipes will be under discussion in this household for much of the evening, I suspect, along with the matter of wine pairings.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:16:16pm

re: #70 Nyet

OK, how much LSD did Alex munch to babble this shit?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:16:18pm

re: #72 CleverToad

I told Mrs. Fish about this discussion and she just kinda boggled at me. Apparently we’re weird.

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:16:47pm

re: #74 thedopefishlives

I told Mrs. Fish about this discussion and she just kinda boggled at me. Apparently we’re weird.

And proud of it!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:18:14pm

re: #63 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Yeah, but what’s the wine pairing?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:18:56pm

re: #72 CleverToad

I think the point under consideration is that unlike the modern representation of reptiles, dinosaurs were not cold-blooded. It does seem to pose an interesting question as to what a plant-fed dinosaur would taste like. I suppose it hinges on the makeup of the muscle tissue, whether it’s ultra-lean meat or marbled.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:20:58pm

re: #77 thedopefishlives

I think the point under consideration is that unlike the modern representation of reptiles, dinosaurs were not cold-blooded. It does seem to pose an interesting question as to what a plant-fed dinosaur would taste like. I suppose it hinges on the makeup of the muscle tissue, whether it’s ultra-lean meat or marbled.

Puts a whole new meaning to “aged meat”.

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freetoken  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:21:59pm

re: #72 CleverToad

The taxonomy folk are locked into a sisyphean war, the never ending lumping-vs-splitting battle.

re: #77 thedopefishlives

Other than the clade that became the birds, it’s not clear to me how much one can conclude about being “warm blooded” about dinosaurs vis reptiles vs. their common origins.

This is the problem with phylogeny and time. We know only what survived. Historians have the same problem with making sense of our past. What survives tends to color what we believe was possible.

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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:25:08pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:26:47pm

re: #72 CleverToad

One of those books give any indicators of what sauce goes with archosaur?

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BeachDem  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:26:55pm

Scary headline or what?

Is Trump planning to kill North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

rawstory.com

If you need me, I’ll be under my bed.

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plansbandc  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:27:12pm

re: #50 Dave In Austin

*Screams*

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freetoken  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:28:37pm

This rattled some cobwebs in the back of my mind, of seeing a headline about dinosaurs… and it was from last month:

A new hypothesis of dinosaur relationships and early dinosaur evolution

For 130 years, dinosaurs have been divided into two distinct clades—Ornithischia and Saurischia. Here we present a hypothesis for the phylogenetic relationships of the major dinosaurian groups that challenges the current consensus concerning early dinosaur evolution and highlights problematic aspects of current cladistic definitions. Our study has found a sister-group relationship between Ornithischia and Theropoda (united in the new clade Ornithoscelida), with Sauropodomorpha and Herrerasauridae (as the redefined Saurischia) forming its monophyletic outgroup. This new tree topology requires redefinition and rediagnosis of Dinosauria and the subsidiary dinosaurian clades. In addition, it forces re-evaluations of early dinosaur cladogenesis and character evolution, suggests that hypercarnivory was acquired independently in herrerasaurids and theropods, and offers an explanation for many of the anatomical features previously regarded as notable convergences between theropods and early ornithischians.

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CleverToad  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:29:01pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Harry Turtledove — The Green Buffalo.
The husband says this is the definitive short story that addresses dining on dinosaurs.

‘Scuse me for a few minutes while I go read it…

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Brian J.  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:31:59pm

re: #84 freetoken

This rattled some cobwebs in the back of my mind, of seeing a headline about dinosaurs… and it was from last month:

A new hypothesis of dinosaur relationships and early dinosaur evolution

xkcd.com

“Birds aren’t descended from dinosaurs, birds are dinosaurs.”

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Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:34:10pm

Chobani story is on 60 Minutes. Inspirational!

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Stanley Sea  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:36:14pm

This is what the derangement caused by the militarization of our police looks like.

They think they are superheroes & are going to get the bad guys.

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Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:38:19pm

re: #88 Stanley Sea

They think they are superheroes & are going to get the bad guys.

[Embedded content]

COOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:39:49pm

re: #88 Stanley Sea

They think they are superheroes & are going to get the bad guys.

[Embedded content]

Seeing police officers hide their faces creeps me out. It’s so wrong.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:40:06pm

re: #89 Varek Raith

COOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

GI Jerks.

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Brian J.  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:43:18pm

re: #91 Unshaken Defiance

GI Jerks.

“And knowing is… completely beyond our capabilities.”

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:43:26pm

re: #88 Stanley Sea

Is that ISIS?

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Citizen K  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:44:09pm

re: #88 Stanley Sea

I hope I wasn’t the only one that took at least a second to realize that this wasn’t some ISIS parody or anything. Because I see some parallels in the presentation that make me itch.

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Doug Factors  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:45:17pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:45:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:46:42pm

re: #93 Nyet

Is that ISIS?

Modeled after.

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retired cynic  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:46:51pm

Here’s one for Teleskiguy:

safeshare.tv

I was exhausted after watching it.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:47:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:49:26pm

This is what the derangement caused by the militarization of our police looks like.

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Nyet  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:50:33pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks like a scene from Robocop.

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ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:53:46pm

re: #80 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

What an image. No one paints a better landscape than mom nature. And the photographer was there at just the right time to capture it. Great color.

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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2017 • 5:56:43pm

re: #98 retired cynic

Here’s one for Teleskiguy:

safeshare.tv

I was exhausted after watching it.

That’s pretty nutty! Lots of blind airs and corners. And bumpy as all hell!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2017 • 6:04:36pm

re: #99 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

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Brian J.  Apr 9, 2017 • 6:05:38pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Not far enough, apparently:

en.wikipedia.org

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2017 • 6:18:48pm

re: #82 BeachDem

Scary headline or what?

Is Trump planning to kill North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

rawstory.com

If you need me, I’ll be under my bed.

Trump will lob a handful of Tomahawks at Pyongyang. They’ll hit the river and bridges, doing no serious damage.

Trump will take the win, even as North Korea unleashes artillery barrages against the South and fires off missiles at Japan, throwing the entire region into chaos.

Because that’s what Trump’s going for. Chaos.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 9, 2017 • 8:11:18pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

This has probably already been covered here but:

Airbnb owner cancels reservation of Asian woman due to Racism

This poor woman got stranded in a snowstorm because of a racist douche. Just…fuck these people.

Airbnb has instituted a new policy for its affiliates. Any complaints of racism/discrimination by guests or would-be guests means hosts will be kicked off the Airbnb network.

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makeitstop  Apr 9, 2017 • 10:01:18pm

re: #90 Unshaken Defiance

Seeing police officers hide their faces creeps me out. It’s so wrong.

Couldn’t they have backed off the mic level a little bit?

Overmodulation bothers me.

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makeitstop  Apr 9, 2017 • 10:01:58pm

re: #87 Dave In Austin

Chobani story is on 60 Minutes. Inspirational!

I heard that on the radio driving into the city. He sounds like a good dude.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2017 • 11:37:18pm

re: #59 thedopefishlives

My kids love dinosaur chicken nuggets. They may be getting their wish literally soon.

yes, dinosaur nuggets grazing on broccoli trees growing out of mashed potato mountains…with pools of blood everywhere…

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sagehen  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:42:44am

re: #66 Varek Raith

RAWR IMMA DINOSAUR

Jonathan Richman - I`m A Little Dinosaur


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