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Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Lemon on December 16, 2016, 09:03:39 pm
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Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: cashmir sweaters on December 16, 2016, 11:19:23 pm
I should have recorded the scream I just let out when I saw this.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Cheapskate on December 17, 2016, 12:44:19 am
Why buy Soylent when Ensure has existed for years?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sherman Tank on December 17, 2016, 12:56:12 am
Why buy Soylent when Ensure has existed for years?
Cheapskate, December 17, 2016, 12:44:19 am

Ensure isn't disruptive enough, man.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: cashmir sweaters on December 17, 2016, 01:58:46 am
The pregnant woman who wants to eat nothing but soylant goes to a dark, dark place imo
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on December 17, 2016, 11:46:51 am
Why buy Soylent when Ensure has existed for years?
Cheapskate, December 17, 2016, 12:44:19 am

Ensure has flavor.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: izzy on December 17, 2016, 11:58:57 am
Soylent: The perfect food for those who can't grasp cause and effect.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Muffinator on December 17, 2016, 04:20:33 pm
I was expecting this episode to be infuriating and smug, I was not expecting to it be gross.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Vinny Possum on December 17, 2016, 07:37:42 pm
So is Achilles Heelies an official ridiculist yet? I know Adam Bozarth and Frank West both started out as guests but reached their full terrifying potential.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: I Liked That Joke on December 17, 2016, 07:42:57 pm
I liked that "The Jungle" reference.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Nikaer Drekin on December 17, 2016, 08:11:27 pm
I just wanted to say that the blog posts at the end of my doc were super long, but also grade-A nutjob material that I highly recommend reading. I might post some choice quotes here later!
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sherman Tank on December 17, 2016, 08:16:15 pm
I just wanted to say that the blog posts at the end of my doc were super long, but also grade-A nutjob material that I highly recommend reading. I might post some choice quotes here later!
Nikaer Drekin, December 17, 2016, 08:11:27 pm

Oh no.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Dawnswalker on December 17, 2016, 08:33:48 pm
If "Life Without Water" is what I think it is, I promise you that it's a life-changing read.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Cleretic on December 17, 2016, 09:43:31 pm
I've said before, but this is the sort of thing I would've gotten into. I don't really enjoy cooking or eating as a standard; there's food I like, sure, and I willingly cook over just eating prepackaged crap when I can, but I don't really enjoy the process of making it and with rare exception eating it is just sort of 'eh'. I honestly consider that something of a personal failure, as it's led to kind of a limited palate and that can make food-based social gatherings pretty awkward. But it's a daily chore I'm not good at or enjoy, and I can understand wanting to just skip it as a day-to-day thing and save it for special occasions.

But this? This is like willingly picking the shittiest future to live in. They're having this thing that gives you horrible side-effects, apparently does include actual preparation, and doesn't even taste good! Those people describing how Soylent tastes universally described something utterly unappetizing and bland from so many directions, and they're making me realize that even I have standards. And some of them are making meals with it, which I think is entirely missing the point.

And like people have said, this stuff already exists! I have a meal supplement in my kitchen, I have it for breakfast because in the morning I can't be fucked making anything complicated! It's never made me shit uncontrollably, only really involves stirring it into milk, and tastes at least somewhat like chocolate! They have made an objectively worse product for their end, by all factors, than something that already exists.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Nikaer Drekin on December 17, 2016, 10:30:15 pm
The first great blog post of his I found was "How I Gave Up Alternating Current", and hoo boy does it start strong:

The walls are buzzing. I know this because I have a magnet implanted in my hand and whenever I reach near an outlet I can feel them. I can feel fortresses of industry miles away burning prehistoric hydrocarbons by the megaton. I can feel the searing pain and loss of consciousness from when I was shocked by exposed house wiring as a boy. I can feel the deep cut of the power bill when I was living near the poverty line. I can feel the cold uncertainty of the first time the power went out due to a storm when I was a child. How long before the delicate veil of civilization turns to savagery with no light nor heat nor refrigeration?

He talks for a while about how inefficient the grid is and how terrible power plants are, and then reveals his solution: a solar panel with a storage battery. He then starts going into the specific aspects of his life he's "improved", starting with the kitchen:

First, I never cook. I am all for self reliance but repeating the same labor over and over for the sake of existence is the realm of robots. I utilize soylent only at home and go out to eat when craving company or flavor. This eliminates a panoply of expensive tools and rotting ingredients I would need to spend an unconscionable amount of time sourcing, preparing, and cleaning.  It also gives me an incentive to explore the city’s fine restaurants and ask friends out to eat. In fact, I find soylent has made me more social when it comes to food. I can spend the money I saved from groceries and take out to buy a friend lunch or dinner. When soylent 2.0 reached private beta, I was thrilled to learn that thanks to aseptic processing the product does not require refrigeration, and will still keep its nutrition for at least a year. It tastes better cold but I think it’s fine warm. Getting rid of my fridge was one of the greatest days of my life. Nevermore will I listen to that damn compressor moan.

I have not set foot in a grocery store in years. Nevermore will I bumble through endless confusing aisles like a pack-donkey searching for feed while the smell of rotting flesh fills my nostrils and fluorescent lights sear my eyeballs and sappy love songs torture my ears. Grocery shopping is a multisensory living nightmare. There are services that will make someone else do it for me but I cannot in good conscience force a fellow soul through this gauntlet.

I buy my staple food online like a civilized person. It takes me mere seconds to order enough soylent for a month, and version 2.0 does not require any preparation, so I got rid of my noisy blender. At less than $2.50 / meal it also saves me loads of cash, and I appreciate the use of more soy and less rice, finally bringing a nutritionally optimal PDCAAS score of 1.0 while improving the taste and especially texture. I also think it’s crazy cool that some of the ingredients are made by algae rather than water-guzzling pesticide-spraying farms.

Next, I switched from beer to red wine. I buy with Saucey so I don’t have to use awful retail stores. Decent red wine is surprisingly cheap, pleasurable, and does not require refrigeration. I also end up drinking less liquid overall, meaning fewer bottles to throw away (I average about one trashbag / month) and fewer trips to the bathroom, meaning for a comparable amount of alcohol, when wine is consumed instead of beer there is less electrolyte loss and less after effects.

For coffee and tea I use a butane stove. It is much cheaper and more energy efficient than a Keurig, which can use $160 of electricity / year. It doesn’t waste endless non-recyclable “K-Cups” and I find heats water about as fast. Also fire is much more beautiful than blinking LEDs.

With no fridge, no dishes, no microwave, no oven, no range, no dishwasher, no utensils, no pests, no cleaning products nor dirty rags, my life is considerably simpler, lighter and cleaner than before. I think it was a bit presumptuous for the architect to assume I wanted a kitchen with my apartment and make me pay for it. My home is a place of peace. I don’t want to live with red hot heating elements and razor sharp knives. That sounds like a torture chamber. However, it’s not a total loss. I was able to use the cabinets to store part of my book collection.

I like how he complains about the wastefulness of K-cups right after saying he just chucks his wine bottles in the trash. Up next is transportation! He starts by saying how relatively inefficient electric cards are. Emphasis mine, because holy shit it's too perfect:

Public transportation is leagues more efficient and I love trains. Still, the energy costs are substantial and the infrastructure requires a lot of maintenance. I take Uber around the city and to work (most of them are Priuses which use DC motors so I’m good there). I take the bus often too. It’s pretty good in LA. Runs on CNG.

The streets were originally made for people. The automobile’s takeover has destroyed more than millions of lives (cars have killed far more Americans than war and AIDS combined), it has trampled the prime conduit of community in our cities and exiled us to the indoors to sit in front of televisions. I hope the next generation of transportation technologies will give us back the streets.

For today though, Uber works pretty well. Traffic isn’t so bad if you’re sitting in the back with a book, and since I buy everything I need online I’m never running errands, which makes UberPool cheaper and more convenient than car ownership. I also found myself constantly distracted by my phone while driving, and knew other drivers were too. So, with a simple lifestyle adjustment I find Uber eliminates the pain points of transportation much the same way soylent eliminates the pain points of food. I miss my car sometimes, and I miss frying burgers, but I know both behaviors would have eventually caught up with me. After two years of relying on soylent my blood and body metrics are still optimal, and I no longer have to worry about drunk or distracted driving.

It’s easy to demonize “big food corporations”, but the majority of America’s calories come from home-cooked staple meals. Most of us are driving drunk when it comes to how we eat. At some point we are going to have to admit that we suck at cooking, and we suck at driving. Let’s automate them already so we can focus on art, and science, and exploration. Food can be art, and driving can be exploration, but it’s mostly manufacturing and commuting. I don’t miss them.

All of my scars are either from cooking or driving. I noticed I have not collected any new ones lately.

Wouldn't you know, he's lifehacked clothing as well!

I enjoy doing laundry about as much as doing dishes. I get my clothing custom made in China for prices you would not believe and have new ones regularly shipped to me. Shipping is a problem. I wish container ships had nuclear engines but it’s still much more efficient and convenient than retail. Thanks to synthetic fabrics it takes less water to make my clothes than it would to wash them, and I donate my used garments.

The overwhelming majority of clothing Americans buy is made overseas anyways. I just buy direct. And container ships are amazingly efficient.

It bothers me immensely that all clothing is hand made. Automation is woefully absent from the textile industry, but I don’t think it always will be. For now a few new t shirts and jeans per month is not very offensive. I certainly buy less clothing overall than a typical consumer. Synthetic fabrics are easy to recycle and I believe will soon be made with biofuels. Still, this area needs some work.

He wraps it all up here, and shows that he would fit in remarkably well with the Mars One people:

The whole retrofit cost $1450, which is steep but I will make it back in due time since I don’t pay for an ISP bundle or power. To me the real upside is the pleasure in being electrically self reliant.Nightmares about being trapped in a coal mine have been replaced by pleasant dreams of basking in the sun’s glory. It got a little weird when I had to prove my existence to a local government and they asked for a utility bill. Good thing I still use water, for now.

If you can strip wires you can set this up yourself. Everything I used is available on Amazon except for soylent 2.0, which is only available at soylent.com.

The first space colonies will have no coal power plants. I am ready. For now though, as I am driven through the gleaming city, my hunger peacefully at bay, I have visions of the parking lots and grocery stores replaced by parks and community centers, power plants retrofitted as museums and galleries. Traffic and trash and pollution will evaporate, if only we are willing to adapt some routines.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Shigan on December 17, 2016, 11:23:33 pm
The first great blog post of his I found was "How I Gave Up Alternating Current", and hoo boy does it start strong:
Nikaer Drekin, December 17, 2016, 10:30:15 pm

Life is Dark Souls and I need to min-max my stats in order to survive.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on December 17, 2016, 11:58:50 pm
Did you consider including his "beep boop I am a robot" dating routine (http://robrhinehart.com/?p=1005)?

The client also has messaging capabilities. After a match is identified the algorithm sends a simple message “Can I have a dance?” inspired by Mos Def’s success with Ms. Fat Booty. If no response is received the candidate is discarded. If any response is received, it is ignored and a follow up message is sent “Haha okay then how about we go to a fancy seafood restaurant?”, inspired by the classic meat-for-sex exchange that is common in the animal kingdom as well as among humans. The client uses NLTK to judge an affirmative or negative response. From here an Odesk virtual assistant coordinates dates. This also handles rescheduling but conflicts are not an issue as you will soon see.

Come date night a Double Robot loaded with over 10 hours of pre-recorded content of me rolls up to a restaurant automatically chosen from Yelp based on reviews, distance, cost, and whether or not another double of me has a date there at the time (awkward). Reservations are made via OpenTable’s API. Everything from witty, non-offensive stories to mildly embarrassing personal traits to compliments are recorded. According to the logs candidates are often taken aback at a robot showing up, but a sincere recording complimenting their shoes immediately puts them at ease. Mostly, though, it asks questions and listens. The algorithm aims for a 4:1 ratio of listening to presenting. Based on tone of voice computed by DSP, the system knows which topics to go deeper on and which to avoid, organized in a tree structure in memory. If things are going poorly the emergency “tell me about your cat” routine is run and the microphone is muted to prevent the Speech to Text processor from running useless cycles.

The people in the comments seem to think it's satire. But it really does fit with the Soylent "I have no time for your inefficient human tasks, I must code, beep boop" mindset.

Bonus content: The replies to the auto-posted "New blog post" tweet (https://twitter.com/robrhinehart/status/403271444135571457) are full of people going "interesting use of technologies, will you open source your algorithm by any chance?" and "HOW ARE YOU SO COOL??!" (both of those are verbatim quotes).
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Dawnswalker on December 18, 2016, 12:14:19 am
Decent red wine is surprisingly cheap, pleasurable, and does not require refrigeration.

I also found myself constantly distracted by my phone while driving, and knew other drivers were too. So, with a simple lifestyle adjustment I find Uber eliminates the pain points of transportation much the same way soylent eliminates the pain points of food.

I miss my car sometimes, and I miss frying burgers, but I know both behaviors would have eventually caught up with me.After two years of relying on soylent my blood and body metrics are still optimal, and I no longer have to worry about drunk or distracted driving.

All of my scars are either from cooking or driving. I noticed I have not collected any new ones lately.

On second thought, I find myself becoming very supportive of his decision to quit driving.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Shigan on December 18, 2016, 12:29:48 am
The client also has messaging capabilities. After a match is identified the algorithm sends a simple message “Can I have a dance?” inspired by Mos Def’s success with Ms. Fat Booty. If no response is received the candidate is discarded. If any response is received, it is ignored and a follow up message is sent “Haha okay then how about we go to a fancy seafood restaurant?”, inspired by the classic meat-for-sex exchange that is common in the animal kingdom as well as among humans. The client uses NLTK to judge an affirmative or negative response. From here an Odesk virtual assistant coordinates dates. This also handles rescheduling but conflicts are not an issue as you will soon see.

Come date night a Double Robot loaded with over 10 hours of pre-recorded content of me rolls up to a restaurant automatically chosen from Yelp based on reviews, distance, cost, and whether or not another double of me has a date there at the time (awkward). Reservations are made via OpenTable’s API. Everything from witty, non-offensive stories to mildly embarrassing personal traits to compliments are recorded. According to the logs candidates are often taken aback at a robot showing up, but a sincere recording complimenting their shoes immediately puts them at ease. Mostly, though, it asks questions and listens. The algorithm aims for a 4:1 ratio of listening to presenting. Based on tone of voice computed by DSP, the system knows which topics to go deeper on and which to avoid, organized in a tree structure in memory. If things are going poorly the emergency “tell me about your cat” routine is run and the microphone is muted to prevent the Speech to Text processor from running useless cycles.
Neşeli Sultan Selim the Hedgesultan, December 17, 2016, 11:58:50 pm

Wasn't this already covered in the Love Shy episode?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on December 18, 2016, 12:38:39 am
It's such a weird mindset that this guy seems to have. "If I'm doing any of this normal human stuff, I'm not making optimal use of my time, and that is a source of pain!" I mean, sometimes it's nice to be a little inefficient. For example, I don't have a car (and I can't afford/won't pay for Uber). So whenever I go somewhere, either I have to get a ride with a friend, or I have to ride the bus and/or walk. And it can actually be fun to just be riding through town on the bus, watching things pass by; or to walk down a street, all by myself. It's a chance to listen to a lot of podcasts, or to sing along with my music (only when I'm reasonably sure I'm alone). Maybe I could stand to do things a bit more efficiently sometimes, but I don't mind the transit time all that much, really.

But I guess that's why I'm a poor-ass grad student, rather than a human robot Silicon Valley thought leader who gives people diarrhea for a living.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Spooks on December 18, 2016, 07:46:48 am
The first great blog post of his I found was "How I Gave Up Alternating Current", and hoo boy does it start strong:
Nikaer Drekin, December 17, 2016, 10:30:15 pm

Life is Dark Souls and I need to min-max my stats in order to survive.
Shigan, December 17, 2016, 11:23:33 pm

Actually, life is Anno 2070 and I'm taking the Eden Initiative way too seriously.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Nikaer Drekin on December 18, 2016, 10:28:56 am
Did you consider including his "beep boop I am a robot" dating routine (http://robrhinehart.com/?p=1005)?

The people in the comments seem to think it's satire. But it really does fit with the Soylent "I have no time for your inefficient human tasks, I must code, beep boop" mindset.

Bonus content: The replies to the auto-posted "New blog post" tweet (https://twitter.com/robrhinehart/status/403271444135571457) are full of people going "interesting use of technologies, will you open source your algorithm by any chance?" and "HOW ARE YOU SO COOL??!" (both of those are verbatim quotes).
Neşeli Sultan Selim the Hedgesultan, December 17, 2016, 11:58:50 pm

I did see that one, but I ultimately didn't include it because I do think he meant it as satire. However, it does seem in line with his mindset and eerily close to the stuff he posts with a straight face, so I'd say it's worth reading for people who are curious what weird stuff his brain is capable of producing.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Gyro on December 18, 2016, 11:00:42 am
I drank a bottle of ballp.it the other day, and a few hours later I found myself having uncontrollable explosive diarrhea - I'm not sure why. So yesterday I drank another bottle of ballp.it and had yet another painful monster cock eruption, but this time I was also shitting blood. I'm wondering if I might have some kind of sensitivity to an ingredient in the ballp.it (snakes? heroin?). I just drank another bottle to test the hypothesis, I'll report back on the results.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: A Meat on December 18, 2016, 11:36:31 am
I wonder what happens if you put Soylent in a centrifuge to fractionate the ingredients.

you know, because I want to get rid of all that useless water in food that causes me to leave my desk
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on December 18, 2016, 11:45:03 am
I drank a bottle of ballp.it the other day, and a few hours later I found myself having uncontrollable explosive diarrhea - I'm not sure why. So yesterday I drank another bottle of ballp.it and had yet another painful monster cock eruption, but this time I was also shitting blood. I'm wondering if I might have some kind of sensitivity to an ingredient in the ballp.it (snakes? heroin?). I just drank another bottle to test the hypothesis, I'll report back on the results.
Gyro, December 18, 2016, 11:00:42 am
You should try drinking F Plus instead.

(http://i.imgur.com/kIHNy6Jl.jpg)
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: I Liked That Joke on December 18, 2016, 12:16:27 pm
The walls are buzzing. I know this because I have a magnet implanted in my hand and whenever I reach near an outlet I can feel them. I can feel fortresses of industry miles away burning prehistoric hydrocarbons by the megaton.

This guy wants to live in a Phillip K. Dick novel SO BAD.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Cleretic on December 18, 2016, 07:45:40 pm
This guy reminds me of Patrick82, actually. Screw all normal human joys, all must either be in service or sacrificed to achieve my sole interest!

...what does he code? I think that determines if I respect him or Patrick82 more.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: duz on December 18, 2016, 07:49:45 pm
I just wanted to say that the blog posts at the end of my doc were super long, but also grade-A nutjob material that I highly recommend reading. I might post some choice quotes here later!
Nikaer Drekin, December 17, 2016, 08:11:27 pm

My favorite "experiment" of his is the one where he tries to make it so he no longer needs to poop.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Nikaer Drekin on December 18, 2016, 10:52:29 pm
I just wanted to say that the blog posts at the end of my doc were super long, but also grade-A nutjob material that I highly recommend reading. I might post some choice quotes here later!
Nikaer Drekin, December 17, 2016, 08:11:27 pm

My favorite "experiment" of his is the one where he tries to make it so he no longer needs to poop.
duz, December 18, 2016, 07:49:45 pm

I think that's part of the Life Without Water one, if I'm remembering it right, though I wouldn't put it past him to try that twice.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Lemon on December 19, 2016, 09:16:22 am
I keep checking this thread expecting to see a drawing of the Hawaiian Punch mascot, holding a bottle of Soylent as he surfs on a wave of thick green gas that's coming out of his own butt, and the caption "RIDE THE GREEN STINK WAVE".

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Post by: Adam Bozarth on December 19, 2016, 02:51:38 pm
I think Soylent Founder is too rich to realize he's depressed.
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Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on December 19, 2016, 03:54:14 pm
Convince him to see a therapist by pretending it's this new app, Therapyst
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Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 19, 2016, 05:00:30 pm
Convince him to see a therapist by pretending it's this new app, Therapyst
EYE OF ZA, December 19, 2016, 03:54:14 pm

Crowd-sourced therapy, where it takes the responses of millions of users, and distills it down to the most perfect answer to your problem. Answer a simple, five question quiz (reduced questions in future versions) to determine your illness, and then the phone creates a personalized psych-bot for you to speak with. It will also send you random text messages to inquire how you are doing.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sherman Tank on December 19, 2016, 05:04:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/rK2hng1.png)
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Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on December 19, 2016, 05:05:17 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/rK2hng1.png)
Sherman Tank 1.6 bad taste caused by genetics?, December 19, 2016, 05:04:21 pm

IT DIDN'T COME WITH FREE ECTOCOOLER YOU IDIOT
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sherman Tank on December 19, 2016, 05:15:13 pm
Fuckin' expiration dates, how do they work?

Oh, wait, it's Soylent, there probably isn't one.
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Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 19, 2016, 05:24:02 pm
Fuckin' expiration dates, how do they work?

Oh, wait, it's Soylent, there probably isn't one.
Sherman Tank 1.6 bad taste caused by genetics?, December 19, 2016, 05:15:13 pm

WE HAVE MOVED BEYOND EXPIRATION DATES, FOR THE FUTURE NEVER EXPIRES YOU FLESHY MEAT SACK
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Dawnswalker on December 19, 2016, 05:33:32 pm
"I'm confident in my ability to digest anything natural because I was homeschooled by a cult that preaches that diarrhea is sin leaving my fleshly prison."
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on December 19, 2016, 05:35:11 pm
"I'm confident in my ability to digest anything natural because I was homeschooled by a cult that preaches that diarrhea is sin leaving my fleshly prison."
Dawnswalker, December 19, 2016, 05:33:32 pm
Talk about dirty pillows, jeez.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Jennergy on December 19, 2016, 07:17:08 pm
Fuckin' expiration dates, how do they work?

Oh, wait, it's Soylent, there probably isn't one.
Sherman Tank 1.6 bad taste caused by genetics?, December 19, 2016, 05:15:13 pm

Well, yes and no.

All products are marked with either an expiration date (EXP month/year), best by date (BEST BY month/day/year) or manufacturing date (MFG month/year).Quote from

Immediately after that official result, there are a bunch of threads about whether it's safe to drink expired Soylent, because of course.
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Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 19, 2016, 09:24:23 pm
If it already has mold, what's a little expiration going to do to make it worse?
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Post by: Spacebat on December 20, 2016, 12:15:29 am
One of those Soylent alternatives you read made me do a double take and check if it actually exists.

Purelent.

"Purelent" is one letter away from and almost identical in pronunciation to "purulent," which means "consisting of, containing, or discharging pus."
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Corn Syrup on December 20, 2016, 02:32:37 am
"Purelent" is one letter away from and almost identical in pronunciation to "purulent," which means "consisting of, containing, or discharging pus."
Spacebat, December 20, 2016, 12:15:29 am

Truth in advertising?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Megacrex inepta on December 20, 2016, 04:42:53 am
i have a lot of Things To Say about soylent but ultimately i'm a bit confused by it. nutritionally complete foodliquids already exist and are used in hospital, either given orally, through a nasogastric tube or intravenously in the form of parenteral nutrition. while it isnt the best to rely on them permanently, you can subsist on them for years at least.

Comprehensive Soylent Gas Post (and a solution you may not have heard of)Chemical Warfare (self.soylent)
submitted 11 months ago * by teltee

(http://i.imgur.com/IKxzUzq.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/nn8GlxL.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/zinAsXD.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/p9XOjEC.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/QXvhxBZ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/gDRbilR.png)
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Post by: Chaymie on December 20, 2016, 12:39:33 pm
Spice up your weekend with a delicious Soylentini! All you'll need is 1 oz. of Soylent, 1 oz. of Vanilla Vodka, and ½ oz. of Creme de Cacao. Shake it up with ice and serve in a Martini glass! Garnish with fresh chocolate syrup to your heart's delight.

If it's in a Martini glass, then it's a Martini.

Soylent + vodka is basically like a mudslide . Tricky to get the mix right, though.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: LaserSeusan on December 20, 2016, 12:58:05 pm
Soylent + vodka is basically like a mudslide . Tricky to get the mix right, though.

Actually, the mudslide is what you call what happens after drinking that.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Dawnswalker on December 20, 2016, 01:58:56 pm
i have a lot of Things To Say about soylent but ultimately i'm a bit confused by it. nutritionally complete foodliquids already exist and are used in hospital, either given orally, through a nasogastric tube or intravenously in the form of parenteral nutrition. while it isnt the best to rely on them permanently, you can subsist on them for years at least.
Megacrex inepta, December 20, 2016, 04:42:53 am

Real Talk: My brother actually bought some Soylent for his girlfriend's father, who actually has the kind of gastrointestinal issues that liquid food supplements (the kind made by people who know what they're doing) are supposed to help. Next time I talk to him, I'm going to ask him how that turned out.

I do know that her father is still alive!
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Post by: Vinny Possum on December 20, 2016, 02:10:33 pm
Imagine a reality show where the Soylent Founder and the dozerfleet founder compete to see who can act like a human the longest in a social setting.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 21, 2016, 08:22:59 pm
I keep checking this thread expecting to see a drawing of the Hawaiian Punch mascot, holding a bottle of Soylent as he surfs on a wave of thick green gas that's coming out of his own butt, and the caption "RIDE THE GREEN STINK WAVE".
Lemon, December 19, 2016, 09:16:22 am

Fine, I can make this happen:

(http://i.imgur.com/s7i4Gpj.png)
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Glitterbomber on December 22, 2016, 08:48:03 pm
at this point I wanna talk to this guy just to find out what the fuck happened to him because this doesn't come from a natural place
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: SuperTrainStationH on December 24, 2016, 07:04:52 pm
I've known about Soylent for quite a while, but nothing more than that it was "food replacement product" or something I heard called a "sustenance paste".

I was even passively interested in it, but never enough to bother looking into it.

I'm absolutely astounded, I would have never imagined it had this much insanity surrounding it, with ROUTINE incidents of defective/infested/corrupted food products, ROUTINE reports of the food causing illness and not even satisfying hunger, and an entire community of deluded partisans defending the product and continuing to consume it in spite of it causing continued illness.

Yeah.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Megacrex inepta on December 25, 2016, 01:49:10 am
@weeaboo has done a really good job of documenting some of /r/soylent

https://twitter.com/weeaboo/status/773506306623860736

https://twitter.com/search?q=soylent%20from%3Aweeaboo&src=typd
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: cashmir sweaters on December 25, 2016, 02:28:00 am
@weeaboo has done a really good job of documenting some of /r/soylent

https://twitter.com/weeaboo/status/773506306623860736

https://twitter.com/search?q=soylent%20from%3Aweeaboo&src=typd
Megacrex inepta, December 25, 2016, 01:49:10 am

Jesus this one, Vitamin A toxicity is baaaad for baby these goddamned people!!!!

https://mobile.twitter.com/weeaboo/status/803251143774261249
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: cashmir sweaters on December 25, 2016, 03:41:41 am
Listening to this again and I love how these people have overcome the basic instinct to not eat foods that have previously made them sick. That's an instinct nearly universal to all mammals!* good job overcoming millions of years of evolution I guess.


*vampire bats are the only non-idiot exception, presumably because fresh blood doesn't ever go off
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Post by: Dawnswalker on December 25, 2016, 02:21:47 pm
i have a lot of Things To Say about soylent but ultimately i'm a bit confused by it. nutritionally complete foodliquids already exist and are used in hospital, either given orally, through a nasogastric tube or intravenously in the form of parenteral nutrition. while it isnt the best to rely on them permanently, you can subsist on them for years at least.
Megacrex inepta, December 20, 2016, 04:42:53 am

Real Talk: My brother actually bought some Soylent for his girlfriend's father, who actually has the kind of gastrointestinal issues that liquid food supplements (the kind made by people who know what they're doing) are supposed to help. Next time I talk to him, I'm going to ask him how that turned out.

I do know that her father is still alive!
Dawnswalker, December 20, 2016, 01:58:56 pm

Special Xmas Update

1) Her father did receive a few pouches of the powdered Soylent, but only used one, since "it tasted like pancake batter." (I didn't mention The FPlus at all, so this was an unsolicited reaction.)
2) My brother took the remaining pouches and tried it himself, and said it was also really thick and gross.
3) There may still be unprepared pouches of Soylent 1.? at my brother's apartment, waiting to be sold to Redditors for potentially hundreds of dollars, if I want nerd blood on my hands.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 25, 2016, 03:03:32 pm
i have a lot of Things To Say about soylent but ultimately i'm a bit confused by it. nutritionally complete foodliquids already exist and are used in hospital, either given orally, through a nasogastric tube or intravenously in the form of parenteral nutrition. while it isnt the best to rely on them permanently, you can subsist on them for years at least.
Megacrex inepta, December 20, 2016, 04:42:53 am

Real Talk: My brother actually bought some Soylent for his girlfriend's father, who actually has the kind of gastrointestinal issues that liquid food supplements (the kind made by people who know what they're doing) are supposed to help. Next time I talk to him, I'm going to ask him how that turned out.

I do know that her father is still alive!
Dawnswalker, December 20, 2016, 01:58:56 pm

Special Xmas Update

1) Her father did receive a few pouches of the powdered Soylent, but only used one, since "it tasted like pancake batter." (I didn't mention The FPlus at all, so this was an unsolicited reaction.)
2) My brother took the remaining pouches and tried it himself, and said it was also really thick and gross.
3) There may still be unprepared pouches of Soylent 1.? at my brother's apartment, waiting to be sold to Redditors for potentially hundreds of dollars, if I want nerd blood on my hands.
Dawnswalker, December 25, 2016, 02:21:47 pm

Make that awful brownie recipe for ballp.it. Please. I'll donate $25 to a charity of your choice if you make and take photos of that monstrosity.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on January 13, 2017, 01:34:06 pm
A Facebook friend posted about Soylent, because apparently he hadn't heard about it, and was getting ads for it. One of his other friends said in the comments that her sister likes Soylent, and brought some of it when she went to Burning Man.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Cleretic on January 13, 2017, 05:30:24 pm
A Facebook friend posted about Soylent, because apparently he hadn't heard about it, and was getting ads for it. One of his other friends said in the comments that her sister likes Soylent, and brought some of it when she went to Burning Man.
Yavuz Sultan Selim, January 13, 2017, 01:34:06 pm
That feels really weird, because Soylent and Burning Man seem like they're for diametrically-opposed types of insufferable white people.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sherman Tank on January 13, 2017, 06:12:00 pm
A Facebook friend posted about Soylent, because apparently he hadn't heard about it, and was getting ads for it. One of his other friends said in the comments that her sister likes Soylent, and brought some of it when she went to Burning Man.
Yavuz Sultan Selim, January 13, 2017, 01:34:06 pm
That feels really weird, because Soylent and Burning Man seem like they're for diametrically-opposed types of insufferable white people.
Cleretic, January 13, 2017, 05:30:24 pm

Burning Man gets grandfathered in to Silicon Valley culture because it's been a thing since back when all the computer industry guys were hippie beardo dropout types.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: duz on January 13, 2017, 06:26:54 pm
A Facebook friend posted about Soylent, because apparently he hadn't heard about it, and was getting ads for it. One of his other friends said in the comments that her sister likes Soylent, and brought some of it when she went to Burning Man.
Yavuz Sultan Selim, January 13, 2017, 01:34:06 pm
That feels really weird, because Soylent and Burning Man seem like they're for diametrically-opposed types of insufferable white people.
Cleretic, January 13, 2017, 05:30:24 pm

Burning Man gets grandfathered in to Silicon Valley culture because it's been a thing since back when all the computer industry guys were hippie beardo dropout types.
Cock Vore leads to Sherman Tank, January 13, 2017, 06:12:00 pm


Also Burning Man has changed a lot, Grover Norquist is a regular there now.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Lemon on January 13, 2017, 07:08:16 pm
Really? Where can I learn more about Grover Norwquist's Burning Man experiences?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on January 13, 2017, 07:40:21 pm
Really? Where can I learn more about Grover Norwquist's Burning Man experiences?
Lemon, January 13, 2017, 07:08:16 pm

BurningNorquist.com is available
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Neal on January 13, 2017, 08:39:58 pm
Really? Where can I learn more about Grover Norwquist's Burning Man experiences?
Lemon, January 13, 2017, 07:08:16 pm

He wrote an article for The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/my-first-burning-man-grover-norquist) on it.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sseth672 on January 31, 2017, 11:27:43 am
I thought this was relevant to the episode.

In answer to the eternal question: "Who buys soylent?"

Daytraders.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on January 31, 2017, 11:43:13 am
The math there doesn't even make much sense, it'll take as many trades at 1k to double 100k as it will at 100 to double 10k
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Megacrex inepta on January 31, 2017, 04:06:50 pm
https://twitter.com/weeaboo/status/819293269196734464

(http://i.imgur.com/jnFmKak.png)
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on January 31, 2017, 04:37:44 pm
Posted about 2 hours ago, another thread about mold: https://www.reddit.com/r/soylent/comments/5randg/this_is_not_supposed_to_be_happening_with_20/

In the comments:
(http://i.imgur.com/LqpFQByl.png)

Another thing that struck me browsing the top threads in /r/soylent was the number of threads that were downvoted to 0, including a harmless "Soylent Green" joke and someone who said that Soylent 1.7 tasted like shit (even though he liked Coffiest). It really is a cult.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sseth672 on January 31, 2017, 05:26:17 pm
Is the community of /r Soylent truly suffering from buyer's remorse if they keep on buying it?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on January 31, 2017, 06:06:20 pm
Is the community of /r Soylent truly suffering from buyer's remorse if they keep on buying it?
Sseth672, January 31, 2017, 05:26:17 pm

They regret none of the diarrhea, explosive or otherwise, and if you dare to suggest that this stuff that looks like boiled semen might be bad in some way, they will take away your Internet points, motherfucker.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: LancashireMcGee on January 31, 2017, 10:03:38 pm
The math there doesn't even make much sense, it'll take as many trades at 1k to double 100k as it will at 100 to double 10k
EYE OF ZA, January 31, 2017, 11:43:13 am

The math doesn't need to make sense when you're trading on SOYLENTCOIN.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: montrith on February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Cirr on February 01, 2017, 07:17:07 am
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: A Meat on February 01, 2017, 07:25:26 am
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
montrith, February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am
I gotta optimize time for my ennui
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Knitting Machine on February 01, 2017, 07:26:23 am
I figured the "saved" time is now spent shitting their brains out.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sseth672 on February 01, 2017, 08:35:21 am
Maybe soylent can rebrand themselves as the best laxative on the market.
"It's food!"
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: cashmir sweaters on February 01, 2017, 10:44:05 am
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
montrith, February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am

Programming
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Post by: Bobguinary Novel on February 01, 2017, 11:53:01 am
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
montrith, February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am

Programming
cashmir sweaters, February 01, 2017, 10:44:05 am

You could probably program on the toilet, so this checks out
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: BARK RANGER on February 01, 2017, 12:34:06 pm
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
montrith, February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am

Install a sustainable housing project shipping container (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/27/soylent-ceo-rob-rhinehart-shipping-container-home-la) on a hill and play with inflatable drones
Look down on the masses while tenting your fingers and proclaiming "my shits... are the MOST efficient"
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: GirlKisser420 on February 01, 2017, 04:12:23 pm
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
montrith, February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am

try to quell the emotional turmoil we are conditioned into by capitalism where we judge ourselves by our ability to work
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on February 01, 2017, 04:17:19 pm
One of my co-workers told me about how he used to live at an incubator, which according to him was a Silicon Valley mansion where they paid for your room and laundry and maids and everything, and all you had to do was give them sixteen hours a day of coding.

It's not related to Soylent, but it kind of is very related to Soylent.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: cashmir sweaters on February 01, 2017, 04:28:36 pm
One of my co-workers told me about how he used to live at an incubator, which according to him was a Silicon Valley mansion where they paid for your room and laundry and maids and everything, and all you had to do was give them sixteen hours a day of coding.

It's not related to Soylent, but it kind of is very related to Soylent.
EYE OF ZA, February 01, 2017, 04:17:19 pm

Someone tell these guys the world of Snowcrash was supposed to be bad
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: duz on February 02, 2017, 09:06:20 pm
I got to ask. All these people seem crazy about "optimising" everything in their lives from food to transportation to human interactions. My question is, what is it they actually DO with the saved time? I've never seen anyone of them write things like "Eating only Soylent gives me much more time to ski/read/work on my definitive book about the history of model trains".
montrith, February 01, 2017, 07:11:27 am

Programming
cashmir sweaters, February 01, 2017, 10:44:05 am

You could probably program on the toilet, so this checks out
Sanguinary Novel, February 01, 2017, 11:53:01 am

No probably about it, you certainly can!
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on February 11, 2017, 07:08:04 pm
Hey, is anyone else here completely and stupidly monster cock? (Spoiler alert: yes.)

(http://i.imgur.com/87LaBZd.png) (https://www.reddit.com/r/soylent/comments/5t4ob8/have_any_of_you_guys_gone_full_optimization_and/)

Hooray, I have successfully eliminated the instincts that kept me from consuming this offense against nature! Now I can drink it all the time!

(http://i.imgur.com/i0iLoNal.png) (https://www.reddit.com/r/soylent/comments/5t8rzt/finally_craved_huel/)

Hi, I'm getting really bad headaches from drinking Soylent, so obviously I am not going to stop it. Instead, I am going to ask Reddit about it.

(http://i.imgur.com/LXzTFq9l.png) (https://www.reddit.com/r/soylent/comments/5tieez/new_to_soylent_headaches_and_always_hungry/)
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Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on February 11, 2017, 07:45:44 pm
Huel
Yavuz Sultan Selim, February 11, 2017, 07:08:04 pm
NOW WHAT'RE Y'ALL DRINKIN' THERE?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: BARK RANGER on February 12, 2017, 01:12:19 pm
Huel
Yavuz Sultan Selim, February 11, 2017, 07:08:04 pm
NOW WHAT'RE Y'ALL DRINKIN' THERE?
EYE OF ZA, February 11, 2017, 07:45:44 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/PJtjRWN.jpg)
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on February 12, 2017, 01:46:06 pm
Upon researching "Huel", it turns out that it's a British company started by a dude who worked in online marketing, surprise surprise.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Sherman Tank on February 20, 2017, 05:11:00 am
I've got food poisoning or something and I now know what it feels like to consume Soylent without ever having to even consider buying the stuff.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: A Meat on February 20, 2017, 05:25:24 am
I've got food poisoning or something and I now know what it feels like to consume Soylent without ever having to even consider buying the stuff.
Elemantal Demon Sherman Tank Blitz, February 20, 2017, 05:11:00 am
I take it you're also eating salty pancake batter?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on March 09, 2017, 01:24:13 am
(http://i.imgur.com/yhW9zeKl.png) (https://www.reddit.com/r/soylent/comments/5y3zwu/does_food_ever_stop_smelling_amazing/)

It's almost like your body wants you to eat actual fucking food, rather than choking down Soylent.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on April 10, 2017, 03:00:23 pm
I want this to be the eternal "ridiculous crap from /r/soylent" thread.

(http://i.imgur.com/vmN1KFZ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/F3QD0B8.png)

What I want to know is how this person knows what their semen tastes like, and how they know that it hasn't changed in flavor.

(http://i.imgur.com/rBQq9yI.png)
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on April 10, 2017, 03:57:06 pm
I think the question should not be "how" they know what their semen tastes like, because the answer to that is very obvious, but "why" they know.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: duz on April 10, 2017, 04:26:24 pm
I think the question should not be "how" they know what their semen tastes like, because the answer to that is very obvious, but "why" they know.
EYE OF ZA, April 10, 2017, 03:57:06 pm

The spreadsheet isn't going to fill itself out.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Frank West on April 10, 2017, 04:32:54 pm
What, you want to waste all the nutrients that go into your cum? Drink that shit back up! I personally wear a stillsuit but for cum instead of water.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on April 10, 2017, 05:38:28 pm
What, you want to waste all the nutrients that go into your cum? Drink that shit back up! I personally wear a stillsuit but for cum instead of water.
Frank West, April 10, 2017, 04:32:54 pm

Tell me about the cum on your homeworld, Muad'dib
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Agent Coop Time! on April 10, 2017, 11:13:30 pm
Look, if y'all have a better explanation for what the Water Of Life is...
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Dawnswalker on November 17, 2017, 07:27:10 pm
Special Friday Before Black Friday Update

3) There may still be unprepared pouches of Soylent 1.? at my brother's apartment, waiting to be sold to Redditors for potentially hundreds of dollars, if I want nerd blood on my hands.

My brother was unable to find the pouches, so I assumed that he'd just thrown them away and forgotten about it. A few days ago, I reminded him of how many hundredths of a bitcoin we could have had if he hadn't flushed that white, salty, pancake-batter-y gold down the toilet, and his girlfriend told us that she was the one who threw them out because:

"It made my dad sick and the website says it's illegal in Canada now (https://faq.soylent.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005267426)."

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently informed us that our products do not meet a select few of the CFIA requirements for a “meal replacement.” Although we feel strongly that these requirements do not reflect the current understanding of human nutritional needs, we respect the CFIA’s regulations and will fully comply with any regulatory action they deem appropriate. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to ship any additional product to our Canadian warehouses or sell Soylent to our Canadian customers until this is resolved.

I want to reiterate that we are absolutely committed to working with Health Canada and the CFIA to resolve this as quickly as possible, but we don’t have enough information at this time to share any timing. In order to keep all of you fully up to speed on our progress, we will be sending out regular updates. In the meantime, we have posted a detailed FAQ to share all the information we have at our disposal. We sincerely apologize for this product disruption, and we hope to be back selling in our favorite country to the North soon.

So as you can see, because of her prudish and judgmental nature, I will never be rich! Why is life so unfair?!

Bonus:

Soylent is committed to providing positive nutrition in the United States and around the world. In 2016, we donated over one million meals to those in need. We continue to donate to partner organizations like the World Food Program's Innovation Accelerator and food banks across the country. And we work with physicians as we develop new products to increase access to complete nutrition.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on November 17, 2017, 08:26:40 pm
daily reminder that the soylent guy tried to kill his gut flora because he was upset that there were bacteria in his body
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: duz on November 18, 2017, 04:54:27 pm
daily reminder that the soylent guy tried to kill his gut flora because he was upset that there were bacteria in his body
RADICAL SANDWICH ANARCHY, November 17, 2017, 08:26:40 pm

No, it was for a stupider reason.  He wanted to stop pooping so he'd use less water.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: DetectiveSlowpoke on November 18, 2017, 08:02:50 pm
daily reminder that the soylent guy tried to kill his gut flora because he was upset that there were bacteria in his body
RADICAL SANDWICH ANARCHY, November 17, 2017, 08:26:40 pm

That is one way to take the express train to getting C.diff.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Knitting Machine on November 18, 2017, 08:24:07 pm
daily reminder that the soylent guy tried to kill his gut flora because he was upset that there were bacteria in his body
RADICAL SANDWICH ANARCHY, November 17, 2017, 08:26:40 pm

No, it was for a stupider reason.  He wanted to stop pooping so he'd use less water.
duz, November 18, 2017, 04:54:27 pm

He also buys brand new clothing from China instead of washing his clothes because it uses less water.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Achilles' Heelies on June 13, 2018, 09:50:07 pm
I just received a single bottle of unrefrigerated Soylent in the mail. It came in an Amazon box with no note or anything. It's close to my birthday, was this a gift? Who thinks I would want that? Is it some sort of threat? Did Rosa Labs find this episode, and then send me this bottle as a way to tell me they know where I live? If this is my last post, please tell them what happened here.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on June 13, 2018, 10:13:58 pm
Enjoylent Your Soylent Achilles :)
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Achilles' Heelies on June 13, 2018, 11:26:08 pm
Enjoylent Your Soylent Achilles :)
SATAN MILKSHAKE, June 13, 2018, 10:13:58 pm
I don't think I will...
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Shell Game on June 14, 2018, 12:49:42 am
Which version? That's what they called them wasn't it? When they changed the formula a little and everyone who consumes nothing but soylent began to fall apart both literally and metaphorically?
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Wrought on June 14, 2018, 11:19:01 am
In light of the bio hackers episode I think it's safe to say soylent people take the same stance on food as biohackers do on biohacking
Your body is rejecting the soylent? Did you try turning it off and on again
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Achilles' Heelies on June 14, 2018, 03:00:51 pm
Which version? That's what they called them wasn't it? When they changed the formula a little and everyone who consumes nothing but soylent began to fall apart both literally and metaphorically?
Shell Game link=topic=2432.msg116358#msg116358 date=152895538 2
It's chai cafe soylent, which I suppose may be slightly more palatable than plain soylent, but I feel gets away from the overall aesthetic of sustenance slurry.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on June 14, 2018, 03:09:15 pm
Grinders and Soylent dorks combine to create an injection port that directs soylent directly into your stomach. Gotta be crushing that code and no time for drinking, just pop open the port and dump the soylent directly into your stomach! Also disrupt surgery by doing it yourself with an exacto knife and nail polish remover.
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Shell Game on June 14, 2018, 03:23:29 pm
a flavor?! BLASPHEMY
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: MyFaceBeHi on September 18, 2018, 05:13:23 am
Look what is coming over to Great Britain's greatest perverts!

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45546275
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: Yavuz on June 07, 2019, 09:20:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Boringstein/status/1137028393080381441

and the follow up: https://twitter.com/Boringstein/status/1137065975189258240
Title: 236: Mana From Heathens
Post by: blunge on August 11, 2019, 05:31:28 pm
So the Dollop podcast just did a piece (http://thedollop.libsyn.com/390-rob-rhinehart-and-soylent) on Rheinhart, and I had only recently listened to the fplus episode and it's just amazing how a privileged shut-in can just scoop in millions of VC funding like that.