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2012-03-11 12:30:36 AM
Great! My package arrived! What's this stuff?

www.musicandrambling.com

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagggghhhh!
 
2012-03-11 03:37:30 AM
These guys put me in mind of the little kid that gets more fun from the box than the toy.
 
2012-03-11 03:53:04 AM
IIRC there is a type of fungus that is capable of taking over the mycillium? strands of other fungi.

Even though these guys kill the fungus before shipment, the mycillium are still intact (purposefully); one of the takeover species would see it as an express buffet.
 
2012-03-11 07:39:34 AM
FTA: The young visionaries - Bayer is 26, McIntyre, 27 - talk about roofing material that can repair itself and a mycelium alternative to plastic office furniture.

I can see it now: The IKEA "Bädgir Bädgir" line of furniture.
 
2012-03-11 09:55:06 AM
I'm all for it.

Anything to replaced those accursed Hell-spawned packing peanuts.
 
2012-03-11 10:03:02 AM
In contrast, Ecovative's product breaks down in six to nine months and is OK to throw on a compost pile.

This will an awesome way to deal with packing disposal. I would get material for my garden and will not overload my bin with paking foam. Hope Newegg starts using this soon.
 
2012-03-11 10:16:37 AM
How do they make these things, I wonder? Do they outsource production to Yuggoth?
 
2012-03-11 10:17:27 AM
www.greenchallenge.info

This environmentally sound invention was brought to you by attractive men. Attractive men, is there any problem they can't solve?
 
2012-03-11 10:33:45 AM
Unobtanium, ISWYDT.
 
2012-03-11 10:35:49 AM

Old enough to know better: I'm all for it.

Anything to replaced those accursed Hell-spawned packing peanuts.


Oh no, Styrofoam!
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-11 10:50:24 AM
th06.deviantart.net

I also play Humongous, so now beat the Humongous Fungus among us.

/better not be obscure.
 
2012-03-11 12:26:47 PM
The financial services firm Badger, Badger, and Badger are looking into investing in this new product.
 
2012-03-11 01:37:29 PM

PBPeyronie: Unobtanium, ISWYDT.


[elvis]TY, TYVM [/elvis]
 
2012-03-11 01:57:16 PM
I hope these guys make a couple billion dollars. This is a dorky idea gone to genius
 
2012-03-11 02:25:57 PM

C-eyes: IIRC there is a type of fungus that is capable of taking over the mycillium? strands of other fungi.

Even though these guys kill the fungus before shipment, the mycillium are still intact (purposefully); one of the takeover species would see it as an express buffet.


You know, I hope these guys are using non-poisonous mushrooms because if they fark up and produce a strain that isn't killed by their production methods...shrooms will be farking everywhere. You think bedbugs are nasty. Wait till you wake up with a mushroom colony where there should be one.
 
2012-03-11 02:27:22 PM
Shouldn't be one...like on your nether regions.
 
2012-03-11 04:46:32 PM
I just got some Dell servers with a farkton of packaging, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/ Farking Purolator ditz dropped one of them.
/ It seems to be working though.
 
2012-03-11 06:02:26 PM
I like it. And they're using the part that would be waste, otherwise--the stem and cap are used for culinary purposes, but until now the mycelia were useless.

Not like some so-called "eco-innovators", who have to use the edible parts of plants for industrial uses.
 
2012-03-11 07:09:36 PM
FTFA: .... six years ago Bayer and McIntyre were Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students growing fungus under their beds for a class project ....

Uhm, right. Were they doing a report on Carlos Castaneda and/or Terrence McKenna?
 
2012-03-11 07:42:24 PM

Millennium: How do they make these things, I wonder? Do they outsource production to Yuggoth?


Do those packaging peanuts drive you insane? Well do we have a new product for you. . .
 
2012-03-11 10:14:33 PM
"Shiat cakes on a dump log."
 
2012-03-12 12:51:49 AM
I love this idea.
Personally, I would like to see disposal costs automatically added to the price of all products (like bottle and can recycling in some states). That would make this even more competitive.
 
2012-03-12 02:48:29 AM
www-personal.umich.edu
 
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