commented on The Future Children of Mars
@29, that would be my $5 bet as well.
Anyone who wants to make this trip should first try living in Antarctica for a year or two as preparation for living the rest of their short live someplace much worse.
Living someplace remote with a small number of people is a much weirder experience that most people would imagine.
My "close brush" would be living on a somewhat beautiful remote island for a few months with about 40 people. Everybody went slightly crazy. Even people who didn't seem crazy, in retrospect looked back and said that nothing seemed to make sense. Several people had to be medicated for months afterwards.
commented on "Pendulous Breasts: A health issue for many ladies"
Did it ever occur to you that some women have trouble with back pain due to their breast size? Have you honestly in your entire life never had a friend who needed breast reduction surgery?
I mean, I'm a dude. Women I know don't run up to me to spill the latest news about their breasts. But even I can think of one or two people for whom this was important.
commented on Do You Want a Free (Mean) Dog?
Why is everyone on this thread convinced that the dog is just aggressive as a temporary thing after getting the boot?
People who throw away animals on the road are abusive assholes who should not own animals.
Animals kept by abusive assholes will end up neurotic as all shit. Contrary to myth, not all animals can be rehabbed. Some are permanently broken. The sooner those animals are identified and put down, the sooner a rescue space opens up for a dog that can be rehabbed.
There are not enough spaces for the number of animals out there that need help. Some animals need to be put down.
commented on Listen to the Beginning of the Universe - In Hi-Fi
Meh. The sound is familiar to anyone who's dabbled with electronic music. It's just a decay function with a bit of modulation.
About the only thing interesting is the warble in the first second or two. It comes damn close to the "sting" effect at the start of the closing credits to the classic Doctor Who series.
commented on Advice Cop: A Clear Case of DTMFA
Dump quickly before you accidentally disclose any other potentially embarrassing information.
Will she tell all her friends that her ex asked her for a pegging? Yes. Her friends will all giggle and gossip about it. But some of them will stop and think a bit.
The point is, that battle is already lost. What about the next one? What happens if they stay together and move on? Eventually he's going to say something else she will consider shameful. Like he once had sex while a friend watched. And then after the breakup, she'll have a second way to betray his trust.
It only gets more toxic.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Porn Conundrum
When I first read the letter, I thought it said "burn the tapes", which sounds like a simple request and I couldn't figure out why everyone was talking about making copies.
This sounds like a really bad idea. I would probably lock the tapes in a firebox and bury the box in the ground until I was old and wrinkly, and humanity had finally come through this period of adjusting to new media.