rdrama.net is talking about me by Vulptex in The_Matrix
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
Well now I'm just plain insulted that I didn't make the list.
Explain Covid vaccine to me by roguecanine in AskSaidIt
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
5 blood clots per 1 million people. I'd like to see if there is a statistical analysis that this is causal.
How much spike protein will a human body produce from this vaccine?
What’s the variation among the old and the young?
How much of this spike protein will kill you?
If you take 10x the typical dose, will you die? 20x?
mRNA vaccines operate along what is known as the "central dogma of molecular biology" which was proven and published by Watson Crick in 1957-58.
The central dogma is this: a small segment of DNA is transcribed to mRNA, which is then translated to a corresponding protein, and it occurs in an irreversible process. This is how your body constantly manufactures what it needs, when it needs it.
Instead of giving you a weakened virus with the its entire genome, scientists have isolated a very specific segment of it which is unique to the virus, so that when your cell translates it into a protein, it is recognized as foreign and creates an immune response.
This is a safer method than injecting you with an entire virus genome, because the entire genome can use your cells to re-create entire viruses, which can then replicate more. Instead, mRNA vaccines only use a small segment of mRNA which cannot be used to create full viruses, just recognizable parts which your body will know to attack.
According to the central dogma of molecular biology, your body takes a piece of DNA and transcribes it to mRNA in an irreversible chemical reaction. Your body makes mRNA segments all the time, and if this reaction was not irreversible, then your body would keep on transcribing DNA into mRNA and reabsorbing it. Your genome would naturally get so messed up that you'd die as a single fertilized egg.
A virus manipulates your body into translating its entire genome into mRNA and then into proteins. mRNA vaccines do not give you the entire genome, but rather a segment of already-transcribed mRNA -- again, which cannot be re-inserted into DNA -- which then gets translated into a protein. This protein is recognized as foreign and stimulates an immune response. This is safer than every gene in a virus being activated inside of you, it's just one gene, that cannot do anything on its own, other than impart immunity once it is seen.
would anyone want (or care) for the desktop version of the forum to have a mock-up of 4chan.org formatting?
1 year ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/4chan from self.4chan
say hi or something I guess
1 year ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/AnotherClosetAtheist from self.AnotherClosetAtheist
hello by AnotherClosetAtheist in AnotherClosetAtheist
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
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Resource article: Criticism of Reddit (anyone can contribute) by Handroid7 in WatchRedditDie
Hi! This is just a social room. Say hi or shitpost or whatever. by AnotherClosetAtheist in AnotherClosetAtheist
proceed forthwith with all due haste
how's life yo
Hi! This is just a social room. Say hi or shitpost or whatever.
hey /u/magnora7, question about the two vote buttons: did you re-work the standard downvote option to make the "fun" button?
1 year ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/help from self.help
Personalizing Profile? by bioshrimp in help
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
I made a Sub of my own name, and used some CSS I stole to make it look different. It's my little social place. You can go to Sub Settings and add a banner at the top of the sub of your own username, but it isn't the same as your actual account
anon uses PlentyofWhales.com
1 year ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/4chan from i.imgur.com
anon battles a werebeast
Coke is the new OK sign
A researcher has found that of the 16 moderators of Reddit's sub for lesbians, 11 of them were biologically male transwomen. The forum has now been closed down because too many women on there only wanted to date other biological women, and this was considered 'transphobic' by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Math is racist by [deleted] in whatever
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 5 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
I'm so mad that Archimedes used an ingenious way to use multiple polygons of increasing sides touching the perimeter of a circle with a known diamter to approximate pi to slightly over 3.14.
I listened to a Peruvian flute band and I experienced in my heart that the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is exactly 3.
Could I help and be a moderator of /s/4chan? by AnotherClosetAtheist in help
I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a book today.
What causes a person to need a sex change? by zyxzevn in AskScience
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Total hypothesis by me below. I do have to admit that I do have a gene-centric bias as influenced by the arguments in The Selfish Gene. Not all of these bullets come from that book, but are influenced by it.
Genes are replicating entities whose sole purpose is to make copies of themselves.
Genes use multiple tactics [I apologize for personifying them, it's just handy to employ the language] to outcompete other genes in a resource-constricted environment. Some of these tactics include creating bodies to carry them, and combining with other genes, etc.
As far as mammals are concerned, we typically have a female part of the species that makes large, immobile, nutritive eggs, and a male part of the species that makes multiple, mobile, non-nutritive sperm.
Mammals create their sperm and eggs through recombination of each copy of the DNA they inherited from their parents.
There are multiple regions of the brain, each developed by natural selection
There is a region of the brain where our consciousness is "located." Whether that consciousness only resides on one section, a few, or is the result of the interplay of them all is another debate entirely. For now, I will only say that we have consciousness, that it is a function of our brain, which again is the result of natural selection.
Animal bodies are driven by natural selection. The body is not the true unit of selection, but rather the genetic variations and recombinations that make that body. These genes' ability to make a body for the purpose of replicating themselves is how they are selected.
There has been observed in the wild, and described in evolutionary terms, certain runaway feedback loops in mate attraction. Specifically, the story of the peacock's plumage and other exaggerated, and seemingly-unnecessary bodyparts on other animals, is one of these stories. There is a balance that peacocks must strike between attracting a mate and not getting eaten before they can. Large tails inhibit their ability to avoid predation, but the off-set occurs with how often they get to mate. Peacock genes which produce very large peacock tails tend to replicate themselves more genes that make small peacock tails, even though those peacocks may not get eaten as often.
Okay, let me synthesize those bullets.
Genes control your body, what you look like. Genes control what you are attracted to. Genes recombine as well.
As far as being attracted to one sex or another, genes for being attracted to males may only exist in female genes, and genes for being attracted to females may only exist in male genes. However, there may exist a mechanism where those genes for attraction get flipped in the recombination process for making eggs and sperm. Or perhaps it could be the result of a mutation. This could account for both the existence of homosexuality, and why it is in a minority of cases.
As far as identifying as one gender or another, I'd reference my bullets on consciousness, because my gut tends to trend that direction -- that genes control the development of the brain hardware, and consciousness and the concept of identity and social interaction might be manifestations of firmware or software.
I think that genes still are the dominating force in self-identity. Most people just "feel" it rather than "learn" it.
Hello, I am a chemist. It's been over a decade since I got my B.S. and I actually switched to project management after a brief period working in a lab, but I'll try to be helpful where I can be!
1 year ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/AskScience from self.AskScience
Reddit Still Hates Women by rattyreaper in Introductions
Dang, which ones?
I know they banned certain communities that were LGB centric, exclusive of T/etc. And I am witness to nanny mods jumping for joy.
Hello. Active plebbit user and moderator who is sick of the status quo and tried to make his own separatist movement within the board.
1 year ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/Introductions from self.Introductions
My suggested additions:
Powermods run a Discord server enabled with a bot that runs a script to mass-ban users wherever that moderator is on a team, which could be as high as 1000 communities. This is against site-wide guidelines for moderators, but they argue that "the admins don't enforce it," and then reverse the blame, "well that user was a Nazi anyway, why are you defending Nazis?"
Reddit, Inc duped all its moronic powermods by SpezForgotSwartz in WatchRedditDie
I personally know a couple of r/politics and r/worldnews mods and they don't get anything. I loathe AHS but I know one of them is a day-laborer for carpentry and construction.
If there is any pay, it wouldn't be a direct line, it would be more along a side-gig that none of them spoke about anywhere.
This weird "restricted" reddit has a "Hit List" to the right by [deleted] in WatchRedditDie
[–]AnotherClosetAtheist 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Knowing those mods and having been invited (and declining to participate) in the subreddit from the year before, they are 25% serious, 75% kidding.
There does exist a Slack chat room where they bitch and moan to the admins about which subs should get shut down, and quickly point out when new ones are created (they stalk user profiles to see signs of new subs being created).
The 75% kidding is re-aligning where those subreddits were on the chart, and adding ones that get banned, making it look like they actually got them banned.
So they're happy to see them gone, do have minor influence, but the majority of the time they are just ret-conning the list.
I was a mod at DeuxRAMA before it was banned, and a mod at YiffInHell before the admins gave it back to actual furries.
Could I help and be a moderator of /s/4chan?
anon's fantasy to disappoint 3 women at the same time
coronanon meets an Angel of Mercy by AnotherClosetAtheist in 4chan
also this story may be dubious and heteroflexible on account that medical pros don't give antibiotics for viruses
coronanon meets an Angel of Mercy
autimanon gets into a kegger
you go back to mainstream plebbit, that's where
fuckin with discord admins
2 years ago by AnotherClosetAtheist to /s/4chan from i.imgur.com