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Title: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Lord Dave on January 19, 2014, 07:43:28 PM
http://www.npr.org/2014/01/19/263128098/swiss-company-compresses-cremation-ashes-into-diamonds

I think it's a neat idea.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 19, 2014, 08:04:40 PM
It is hardly new lord dave.

People have been doing that and putting ashes into fireworks and I even saw a family turn their relative into energy, store him on a battery and powered a little light bulb in some kind of memorial thing.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on January 19, 2014, 08:11:48 PM
This story seems to pop up every few months or so. It's not something I'd ever want to do (I'd feel strange with a family member hanging on my finger or around my neck), but if it helps people with closure or remembering their loved ones, right on.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Pete Svarrior on January 19, 2014, 09:42:47 PM
I even saw a family turn their relative into energy, store him on a battery and powered a little light bulb in some kind of memorial thing.
(http://img.sjm.so/whatthefuckamireading)
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 19, 2014, 09:54:23 PM
It was in America somewhere. They are a very strange nation.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 19, 2014, 10:27:42 PM
It could be worse. In Vienna a crematorium uses the power to heat their offices.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/16/undertakers-cematorium-heat_n_809284.html
Another has approval to use the power to heat the local pool.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9101874/Minister-praises-plan-to-heat-swimming-pool-from-fires-of-crematorium.html

I can just see it. Mmmm, getting cold in here. Chuck another corpse on the fire.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Pete Svarrior on January 19, 2014, 11:29:10 PM
That sounds preferable to having the energy go to waste.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: rooster on January 19, 2014, 11:31:16 PM
That sounds preferable to having the energy go to waste.
Yeah, I'm really not too disturbed by the idea.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 19, 2014, 11:51:25 PM
That sounds preferable to having the energy go to waste.
Yeah, I'm really not too disturbed by the idea.
But you're a sicko. I think most people would be pretty unhappy that grandma is being melted to keep a radiator warm.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Alchemist21 on January 19, 2014, 11:59:23 PM
But Grandma would want me to be warm.  Why else would she send sweaters every Christmas?  :'(
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Lord Dave on January 20, 2014, 12:06:45 AM
That sounds preferable to having the energy go to waste.
Yeah, I'm really not too disturbed by the idea.
But you're a sicko. I think most people would be pretty unhappy that grandma is being melted to keep a radiator warm.
Would they prefer zombie grandma instead?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: rooster on January 20, 2014, 12:22:38 AM
That sounds preferable to having the energy go to waste.
Yeah, I'm really not too disturbed by the idea.
But you're a sicko. I think most people would be pretty unhappy that grandma is being melted to keep a radiator warm.
She's already dead. Her body means nothing. And I think it would be kinda neat if my body were used as energy.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Rushy on January 20, 2014, 12:35:19 AM
I still think the "turn body into tree" thing is the best so far. Aside from the inevitable emotional impact if the tree dies, has to be removed, etc..

http://www.urnabios.com/

They come with pine trees, but I'd rather be an oak tree. Oak trees are cool.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: rooster on January 20, 2014, 12:36:17 AM
I still think the "turn body into tree" thing is the best so far. Aside from the inevitable emotional impact if the tree dies, has to be removed, etc..
Oooh, that would be really cool.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Alchemist21 on January 20, 2014, 01:17:04 AM
How medieval this would be if they had entire graveyards like this.

"The Forest of the Dead" sounds like some location straight out of an RPG.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Lord Dave on January 20, 2014, 02:23:37 AM
How medieval this would be if they had entire graveyards like this.

"The Forest of the Dead" sounds like some location straight out of an RPG.

Its a Doctor Who episode.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: rooster on January 20, 2014, 02:25:04 AM
How medieval this would be if they had entire graveyards like this.

"The Forest of the Dead" sounds like some location straight out of an RPG.
I want this to be a real thing.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Снупс on January 20, 2014, 07:02:28 AM
But you're a sicko. I think most people would be pretty unhappy that grandma is being melted to keep a radiator warm.

But why? It's just a body at that point. There is nothing to be gained from keeping a corpse around or just chucking it in the ground in a wooden box. I'd rather I was actually useful post-death than not.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on January 20, 2014, 08:09:05 AM
I think it's a good idea.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 20, 2014, 08:25:06 AM
I want to be placed on a burning longboat on the ocean.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on January 20, 2014, 10:23:32 AM
I want to donate my organs after death, or for science if they're no good. I don't want there to be enough of my body left to burn/ bury.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 20, 2014, 11:00:11 AM
I don't actually care what they do to my body after I die, as long as they don't give me a Christian burial. It seems to be the norm even among non-religious for some reason. But the boat thing would be ideal, albeit a tad unrealistic.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Rushy on January 20, 2014, 04:09:18 PM
But the boat thing would be ideal, albeit a tad unrealistic.

It would probably be cheaper to burn you on a long boat than to bury you like everyone else.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2014, 04:12:54 PM
I think the issue is more that there might be laws against launching a burning boat carrying a corpse... maybe.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Lord Dave on January 20, 2014, 04:16:23 PM
I think the issue is more that there might be laws against launching a burning boat carrying a corpse... maybe.
Unless it's international waters.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 20, 2014, 04:22:39 PM
And who would build a viking longboat just to burn it up?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Rama Set on January 20, 2014, 04:23:38 PM
I think the issue is more that there might be laws against launching a burning boat carrying a corpse... maybe.
Unless it's international waters.

Having to get to international waters kind of kills the cost-effectiveness don't you think?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Rushy on January 20, 2014, 06:39:22 PM
And who would build a viking longboat just to burn it up?

Who wouldn't?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 20, 2014, 06:44:10 PM
You can do it if you want.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Rushy on January 20, 2014, 06:47:02 PM
Just let me get some 2x4s and a hatchet. I'm sure I could make you some sort of boat-ish thing to burn on.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on January 20, 2014, 07:10:27 PM
I'm being frozen so the nanites in the future can bring me back to life.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 08:26:45 AM
Just let me get some 2x4s and a hatchet. I'm sure I could make you some sort of boat-ish thing to burn on.
This is what it needs to look like.

(http://irisharchaeology.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/viking-ship.jpg)
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Lord Dave on January 21, 2014, 11:09:04 AM
That shit's hard to build.  Why not use one of the ships in the viking ship museum in Oslo? 
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 11:25:34 AM
You could ask them politely, but they would still say no.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 21, 2014, 11:32:20 AM
Maybe they could just green screen your funeral and then just quietly turn you into electricity when no one is looking?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 11:42:40 AM
How do they turn bodies into electricity?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 21, 2014, 11:44:09 AM
There are links on the first page of this thread.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 12:04:57 PM
Heat is electricity?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 21, 2014, 12:07:34 PM
Heat is electricity?
No, heat is energy.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 12:11:14 PM
Those links talk about heat, and you talk about electricity.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 21, 2014, 12:13:58 PM
Below is a link explaining how heat from burning corpses can be turned into electricity.
http://flickeringpictures.com/2009/12/11/uk-crematorium-plans-to-convert-corpses-into-electricity/

Below this is a link that may help you entice others to continue forum discussions with you.
http://www.copyblogger.com/how-to-be-interesting/
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 12:23:27 PM
How does using the heat from a burning corpse to produce electricity equal to "turning a corpse into electricity"?
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 21, 2014, 12:36:51 PM
It seems you didn't read my second link. That may have helped you realise that this discussion is nothing to do with semantics of English and that I'd probably join a thread on that if it were interesting to me.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: beardo on January 21, 2014, 02:24:00 PM
Of course I didn't. tl;dr, you know.
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: jroa on January 23, 2014, 07:36:42 AM
Technically, they are not turning burning bodies into electricity.  They are reclaiming some of the energy they used to turn the corps into ash.  Burning a corps is not like burning coal.  It is more like burning a steak on your stove top. 
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: Thork on January 23, 2014, 12:07:46 PM
Fat people have a high calorific value.  :-B
Title: Re: The new "Family Jewels"
Post by: fappenhosen on January 23, 2014, 12:20:57 PM
It could be worse. In Vienna a crematorium uses the power to heat their offices.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/16/undertakers-cematorium-heat_n_809284.html
Another has approval to use the power to heat the local pool.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9101874/Minister-praises-plan-to-heat-swimming-pool-from-fires-of-crematorium.html

I can just see it. Mmmm, getting cold in here. Chuck another corpse on the fire.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KQFb8E6bbZE/TqrHE876nuI/AAAAAAAAAvM/sPhWGWxqHaw/s1600/resyk.png)