Peanut butter?

@taweret @Excuse_haver

Also, about a million people have done science fair projects confirming it, so it must be true.

@taweret @Excuse_haver

Plant response to noise is apparently a real thing. You can find lots of abstracts by searching scholar.google

Apparently pure tones are better than white-noise.

:shrug:

@Excuse_haver @taweret

Wait, let's slow down on this one.

Because, uh, I think plants do even better if you shout loudly at them.

The royal tailor's clever scam aside, why would you even _want_ clothes that can only be seen by the truly wise?

Doesn't that defeat the purpose? The bottom 99% of humanity are going to be straight-up looking at your junk.

I think, if you were sufficiently sexy, there might be more utility in clothes that work the other way around, so that only the truly wise can check you out.

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@tparadox @taweret

I always imagine growing a clone army is like growing apples.

If you let them naturally reproduce, they lose that perfect genome that makes them valuable.

@mal @taweret @Red

It's like putting your turn signal on and then not turning!

If you're not careful you'll get your sleeping license revoked. I think that's what I'm getting at here.

Not sure, really.

@taweret
I assume they're engineered so that they don't enjoy it, but are also not adverse to it if they're in a position where sex would be socially useful and advance the cause of The Founders.

Probably it rarely happens because, without intending to, they explain all this in the most off-putting way possible.

@taweret

That sounds like a really sad exercise from an orphanage.

@pbandkate

That whole exercise reminds me of those birds that hide their eggs in other birds' nests.

The robots are tricking human students into raising their children!

I want a computer keyboard with keys that have as much travel as an old mechanical typewriter.

I figure that would double the amount of calories I burn whilst sitting here typing.

Idea for Obscure Star Trek Merch I would buy in an instant :

I want a set of baseball caps for every fictional Star Trek baseball team.

The Niners, The Logicians, The London Kings, The Pike City Pioneers.

@bort @taweret

"Fucking awesome" is stronger than I would have put it. But I do like the show.

Even if you wind up not liking the show (It does star Sorbo), it's worth a couple episodes just for the different spin it puts on the Trek-like formula.

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Idea for Obscure Star Trek Merch I would buy in an instant :

I want a set of baseball caps for every fictional Star Trek baseball team.

The Niners, The Logicians, The London Kings, The Pike City Pioneers.

Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

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