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Real-World Synthehol In Development 273

Ada_Rules writes "Researchers at the Imperial College London have announced development of an alcohol substitute that has many of the same properties as the Synthehol from the series Star Trek, in that one will get a buzz from it but will not end up with a hangover. In addition you will have the option of getting immediately sober if you so desire it. Let's hope this is not the typical vaporware. It is not that I really want a drink of Synthehol, but with its release I assume Romulan Ale won't be far behind."
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Real-World Synthehol In Development

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  • by Colin Smith ( 2679 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @04:25PM (#30558050)

    Drinking lots of water is always good though!

    Great. You'd better just stick to the water then.


  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 26, 2009 @04:28PM (#30558064)

    This is the stupidest post I've ever read on /. That's saying something.

  • Antidote (Score:5, Funny)

    by proficiovera ( 1099145 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @04:29PM (#30558086) Homepage
    So if some drunk is being obnoxious at the bar you can now slip the antidote in his drink?
  • by nielsenj ( 313987 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @04:36PM (#30558138)
    Who cares about getting sober instantly ? I'd rather get instantly wasted. I'll take a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster over romulan ale any day!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 26, 2009 @05:29PM (#30558524)

    "Warp core breach" - A 50/50 shot of vodka and castor oil.

    Served at an event with 1,500+ people and about 10 porta potties.

  • by larry bagina ( 561269 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @05:59PM (#30558764) Journal
    That's weird. One minute, I was in his lecture. Five minutes later, I was nearly asleep.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 26, 2009 @06:17PM (#30558910)

    Is your liver carry-on luggage?

  • by wizardforce ( 1005805 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @06:24PM (#30558958) Journal

    The FAQ [] seems to disagree with you.

    Slashdot seems to be very U.S.-centric. Do you have any plans to be more international in your scope?

    Slashdot is U.S.-centric. We readily admit this, and really don't see it as a problem. Slashdot is run by Americans, after all, and the vast majority of our readership is in the U.S. We're certainly not opposed to doing more international stories, but we don't have any formal plans for making that happen. All we can really tell you is that if you're outside the U.S. and you have news, submit it, and if it looks interesting, we'll post it.


    I still don't get why you Americans insist on naming things after the most popular brand name when they already have proper names either, to the rest of the world it's like calling all card Fords or all computers IBMs.

    Because Paracetamol isn't just paracetamol; it's also called acetaminophen and on occasion Panadol. Technically the proper chemical name for it is N-acetyl-p-aminophenol so why not use any of those names instead? The reason being that most people in the US know what Tylenol is. The rest of the English speaking world could call it whatever it wants but the majority of Slashdot's readership consists of Americans.

  • by adamchou ( 993073 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @06:28PM (#30558996)

    And bbviously, you're not a good reader. The dude authoritatively said that dehydration is the primary cause of a hangover, based on a wiki link that he cited. However, the wiki link doesn't say that and is in fact inconclusive about what the primary cause of hangover is, let alone what causes a hangover.

    besides that, the original poster's point may actually be correct too. There are other things in different types of alcohol that cause hangovers to be worse/better than others, which the dude citing wikipedia is trying to discredit. however, the wikipedia article even specifically mentions white wine causing less of a hang over than red wine because of content other than alcohol (and subsequently ethanol dehydration).

    finally, that dude citing wikipedia decided to go off and be a pompous fucking ass by saying the original poster had brain damage. so i felt the need to put him in his place instead of misrepresenting what the wikipedia article said, which he originally cited, not me.

  • by gyrogeerloose ( 849181 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @08:59PM (#30559838) Journal
    "Less talk, more synthehol!"
  • by rastoboy29 ( 807168 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @09:08PM (#30559886) Homepage
    You need to move away from England!
  • by reboot246 ( 623534 ) on Saturday December 26, 2009 @11:14PM (#30560364) Homepage
    I always buy my Dihydrogen Monoxide dehydrated. Just add one quart of water to one quart of Dihydrogen Monoxide and stir until mixed.

    Ahhhh, refreshing!

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