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Old 11-16-2011, 10:52 AM   #151
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Yeah, or just a chance-to-fuck-up-your-life axis; with NO2 and caffeine at the bottom, weed and MDMA in the low middle, nicotine in the middle, coke and alcohol in the high middle, and meth and the opiates at the top.

(i guess?)
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:59 AM   #152
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Ephedra, is that the weight loss stuff?

I'm so gettin' on that.

Oglability trumps health, any day.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:08 AM   #153
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #154
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Ephedra, is that the weight loss stuff?

I'm so gettin' on that.

Oglability trumps health, any day.
I think it's the over the counter cold remedy. Maybe Pseudophed? Used to make Meth.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:18 AM   #155
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Oh. Don't want meth. I'd be skinny but look like death heated up. Pocky. No thanks.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:19 AM   #156
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Don't forget the meth teeth.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #157
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Don't forget the meth teeth.
She's got lots of mystique already. Why are you lithping?
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #158
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Seven degrees to Kevin Bacon is a being lazy.
Facebook says it's less than 5 hops for the whole world.

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The idea of ‘six degrees of separation’ -- that any two people are
on average separated by no more than six intermediate connections
-- was first proposed in 1929 in a short story by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy,
and made popular by the John Guare play and movie, Six Degrees of Separation.

"Using state-of-the-art algorithms developed at the
Laboratory for Web Algorithmics of the Università degli Studi di Milano,
we were able to approximate the number of hops between all pairs of individuals on Facebook.
We found that six degrees actually overstates the number of links between typical pairs of users:
While 99.6% of all pairs of users are connected by paths with 5 degrees (6 hops),
92% are connected by only four degrees (5 hops).
Of course, the 5,316 members of THE CELLAR, made it much shorter.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:35 AM   #159
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If facebook used their own data, then it makes you wonder what would happen if you got rid of all those people with thousands of "friends" on facebook. Those FB sluts are doing all the connecting. The rest of us with 100 or so friends are probably 20 degrees of separation from the rest of the world instead of only 5 degrees away.

So the world is getting closer primarily due to farmville and mafia wars?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:42 AM   #160
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And let's not forget that the original assertion was anyone in the world, not just anyone with a computer fast enough to run social media. You're supposed to be connected to that guy in the jungle village too. Well, slang's got a lot of the Philippines covered for us, anyway.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:45 AM   #161
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Don't forget Arab Spring... four more hops to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #162
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I find it very interesting how those graphs are virtually flat to three hops and then have a huge spike at four hops. I would have expected a more parabolic curve.

I guess it decreases after that because most pairs have already been matched.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #163
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... dunno how accurate this is, but damn!
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:00 PM   #164
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I dispute that Vet Affairs is either discretionary or really military. It is the post-service OBLIGATIONS required by the contract with military personnel.

And given the experiences of Cellar veterans, no-one could say it is over funded.

Now, about the other military expenses....

Say, did you guys know that you're about to station 2,500 marines in Darwin, Australia. Damned if I know why.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:06 PM   #165
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Say, did you guys know that you're about to station 2,500 marines in Darwin, Australia. Damned if I know why.
Yep and China is pissed about it too.
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