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(Discovery)   Want to be invisible? Just cover yourself in sardines   (news.discovery.com) divider line 18
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2012-10-22 09:41:16 AM  
TFA: "These fish have found a way to maximize their reflectivity over all angles they are viewed from. This helps the fish best match the light environment of the open ocean, making them less likely to be seen."

Mr. E.R. Bradshaw of Napier Court, Black Lion Road, London SE5, could have used something similar to those fish.
 
2012-10-22 09:55:16 AM  
I'm guessing the smell will give you away.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:29 AM  
But what if I like sardines with mustard?
 
2012-10-22 10:38:09 AM  
WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?!?
 
2012-10-22 10:45:25 AM  

machoprogrammer: But what if I like sardines with mustard?


Be sure you only hang out in yellow rooms. :D
 
2012-10-22 10:51:02 AM  
Another method

/hope Rich gets well soon
//any farkettes willing to test? I can check to see if boobies made it through email.
 
2012-10-22 11:03:58 AM  
That'll only work if you can erect a localized SEP field, subby.

=Smidge=
 
2012-10-22 11:08:57 AM  
SARDINES!

www.snackbar-games.com

Is there anything they can't do?
 
2012-10-22 11:13:58 AM  
Not sardines... you need guanine crystals, apparently from bat poop.... wait a second....

furiousfanboys.com

Maybe there WAS something to hiding from Predator smearing that stuff all over your body!!
 
2012-10-22 11:28:13 AM  
How about sandtrout? It worked for Leto II...
 
2012-10-22 11:33:20 AM  
Just because no one will make eye contact with you doesn't mean you're invisible.
 
2012-10-22 11:49:46 AM  
Invisible sardines? Definitely Somebody's Else's Problem.
 
2012-10-22 12:11:57 PM  
I often wonder why we don't employ evolutionary methodologies to our human problems as it obviously a every successful method at finding novel solutions. Yet, the vast majority of our endeavors continue to employ intelligent design which is limited by our finite understanding for the universe.
 
2012-10-22 12:13:48 PM  

nmemkha: I often wonder why we don't employ evolutionary methodologies to our human problems as it obviously a every successful method at finding novel solutions. Yet, the vast majority of our endeavors continue to employ intelligent design which is limited by our finite understanding for the universe.


Modifying your comment slightly, there actually are whole businesses who use how animals evolve (and what they evolve) as the backdrop for new products. So, in general, we do this already, it's just a little "too nerdy" for the average news story online.
 
2012-10-22 12:15:26 PM  
Came for the Predator reference, leaving incredibly satisfied.
 
2012-10-22 12:20:58 PM  

FitzShivering: nmemkha: I often wonder why we don't employ evolutionary methodologies to our human problems as it obviously a every successful method at finding novel solutions. Yet, the vast majority of our endeavors continue to employ intelligent design which is limited by our finite understanding for the universe.

Modifying your comment slightly, there actually are whole businesses who use how animals evolve (and what they evolve) as the backdrop for new products. So, in general, we do this already, it's just a little "too nerdy" for the average news story online.


Good point, the market does apply a subtle form of Natural Selection. But the process is not a randomized mixing of different product specifications to arrive at more fit solution, but rather an incremental improvement limited by human understanding of the problem and the solution space.
 
2012-10-22 02:23:12 PM  
Cover myself with Sardines? Around here, we call that "Tuesday".

Apparently, I've been invisible every Tuesday night for the last several years, and just never realized it.
 
2012-10-22 03:02:18 PM  
There's nothing like a good old fashioned plate of invisible sardines.
 
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