Category: Science

I Hope This Flat Earther’s Homemade Rocket Crashes

Portfolioso November 22, 2017 Rants, Science

space.com – A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) above California’s Mojave Desert in a homemade steam rocket on Saturday (Nov. 25), the Associated Press reported.

“I don’t believe in science,” Hughes said, according to the AP. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”

Nothing would make me happier than to see this guy’s rocket crash. It’s 2017. Even the Catholic church believes the world is round. I mean it only took them 350 years to get it right in 1992. We can’t have these flat-Earther nutjobs running around spreading lies. Before you know it, we’ll have Trump signing executive orders on the subject. Make Earth flat again!

And what’s this noise that he doesn’t believe in science? He understands aerodynamics, fluid dynamics and things moving through the air? Uhhh, that sounds like physics to me. Last time I checked, physics and how things move through air is science. Air. Our atmosphere. Not science? Moron. This is why we need natural selection to kill these people off.

Any flat-earther deserves the Dolores Umbridge “I must not tell lies” punishment that gets carved into their hands:

If You Get a Rare Bacterial Infection Because You Decided to Get Surgery in the DR, You’re an Asshole

Portfolioso July 14, 2016 Rants, Science

Scientific American – Nearly two dozen women who traveled from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic in search of less-expensive tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures came home with more than they bargained for—severe surgical infections that required months of antibiotic treatment or additional surgeries, or both. The pathogen that caused their problemsMycobacterium abscessusis distantly related to both tuberculosis and leprosy and has become more and more of a problem in a growing number of medical settings around the world, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

I’m sorry, but if you go to the Dominican Republic for any reason other than a vacation, pounding Mama Juanas, or getting the shits from bad food/water, you’re an asshole. What idiot in their right mind would willfully go to some third world country and risk their health to save a couple bucks on tummy tuck surgery. I’m not leaving top healthcare to save a couple bucks and get infected with the cousin bacteria of leprosy. That’s like some bible era plague. No thank you.

Middle Managers Basiclly Want to Kill Themselves

Portfolioso September 12, 2015 No Comments Rants, Science

Nymag – In a paper published online last month in the journal Sociology of Health & Illness, they write that those in middle-management positions are more likely to suffer from depression than either their underlings or their superiors. The team, led by Columbia epidemiologist Seth J. Prins, used a pretty huge sample size for their research: more than 20,000 survey respondents gathered from full-time workers who took part in the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. From that, Prins and his co-authors were able to analyze the responses of owners and executives, managers and supervisors, and low-level worker bees on their experiences with depression.

The results: 18 percent of middle managers reported a bout of depression within the last 12 months, compared to 11 percent of the executives and owners, and 12 percent of the workers.

No shit Sherlock! This is exactly what I expected.

Suits – The executives are usually fucking morons who are washed up idiots and don’t know how to do any useful day to day tasks and don’t contribute anything except bossing people around and coming up with dumbass corporate strategy that usually fails. There are no consequences because they suck each other’s dicks and have job security. They have all the money and have no problem being another idiot exec at another company.

Low Level Workers – The low level workers come in too categories – (1) over eager young people who are happy to do anything to advance their career and have not worked enough in the cube to see the bullshit that really happens.  (2) After a few years, they get fed up, mail it in and don’t give a fuck enough to get depressed.

Middle level managers have to deal with the low level over eager happy workers or slackers and the idiot suits bossing them around with dumbass shit. And this is why they want to kill themselves.

It’s very simple really. Don’t need any Columbia study telling me this. Of course, there are exceptions, but really nah.

Something Intelligent People Should Know, Especially People Who Took Bio

Portfolioso September 14, 2012 No Comments Rants, Science

Not to call anyone out by name, but there was a tweet or two I read on Twitter that made me vomit, and this was before I took house shots of whiskey. Yes, I am going call a few people out…

Fucking… How do you not know male cows didn’t produce milk? WHAT? Like you JUST  realized they didn’t do this at like 24 years old? Fuckin nursing degrees and shit? Motherless male cows are mother fucking mammals. Fucking male humans are mammals. You don’t see me squirting milk out of my titties. Do you know any guys that fuckin breastfeed babies and shit? Hells NO. Same goes for cows.

Read this mother fuckin book, then take bio 101 or like 3rd grade science. God damn it. I’m a fucking tech guy and even I knew this shit. Jesus fucking Christ. This is probably the dumbest thing I’ve seen since George W. Bush took office.

Yes, I’m mean. Yes I’m a dick. I’m an asshole. Sorry I’m not sorry. I just like science. If you don’t like it, blow me and if you don’t want to do that, someone smarter will.

The Fahrenheit Scale Is Dumb as Shit

Portfolioso August 5, 2012 No Comments Science

How To Geek – [In the 1720s, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit] was ironing out zero point for his temperature scale. The coldest temperature that Fahrenheit could produce in his laboratory was the result of mixing ice, water, and ammonia chloride to make a frigid slurry. This measurement became the zero-point for the scale.

You know what makes a lot more sense? Having a temperature scale based on states of water, the universal solvent – 0 being freezing and 100 being boiling. Oh wait,we have one of those. It’s called Celsius, and the entire world uses it except the United States and two other insignificant countries. Probably because Americans are dumb as fuck and too closed minded to change anything or re-learn new temperature scales.

Seriously? We’re using a scale that is calibrated to 0 based on it being the coldest temperature some joker could get in a lab by mixing ammonia chloride and water in the 1720s? Who gives a shit about ammonia chloride?

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