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(Wired)   Scientists create crystalline form of almost-life. Subby loved that Star Trek episode   ( wired.com) divider line
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2013-02-01 09:26:38 AM  
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Not amused.
 
2013-02-01 09:27:07 AM  
That's because subby is an ugly bag of mostly water.

/and so am I :-/
 
2013-02-01 09:36:26 AM  
So this is how the "grey goo" scenario begins...
 
2013-02-01 09:36:38 AM  
Michael Crichton would be pleased.
 
2013-02-01 09:40:52 AM  
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2013-02-01 09:55:25 AM  

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UGLY BAGS OF MOSTLY WATER!

 
2013-02-01 09:58:57 AM  
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2013-02-01 10:02:30 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: [imgc.allpostersimages.com image 473x355]


Ohh!  Going old school with the Tholians.  Nice!
 
2013-02-01 10:05:28 AM  

Shostie: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 572x536]

UGLY BAGS OF MOSTLY WATER!


Yeah, I thought of that before I thought of the Crystalline Entity.
 
2013-02-01 10:12:48 AM  
One more old school

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Cythraul: Red Shirt Blues: [imgc.allpostersimages.com image 473x355]

Ohh!  Going old school with the Tholians.  Nice!


Still have that poster of the Tholian Web.
 
2013-02-01 10:27:29 AM  
Put it in a nice suit, get it into government... It couldn't be worse than the braindead idiots running things now.
 
2013-02-01 10:41:23 AM  
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Not amused either.
 
2013-02-01 10:45:19 AM  
That was so not life it's no fun. I thought someone had doped some EPS beads with selenium.

Oh, and a 30 second ad to watch a 40 second video makes me never want to visit your site again.
 
2013-02-01 10:48:30 AM  
The Cryslons always kicked my rear-end right out of the Orion Galaxy.  Stinking crystals.  This IS how it starts ehh?  :: sighs ::  Hope I get Planetary Supercomputer research before they do...
 
2013-02-01 10:49:55 AM  

rickycal78: [images.tvrage.com image 320x174]
Not amused either.


Came for this, leaving satisfied
 
2013-02-01 10:49:59 AM  
Ice-nine?
 
2013-02-01 10:50:20 AM  
I just watched that episode again last night on Netflix.

/I know, csb.
 
2013-02-01 10:51:04 AM  
Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor, not a bricklayer.

/too lazy for the pic
 
2013-02-01 10:51:32 AM  
Headline: MAD Scientists create crystalline form of almost-life. Subby loved that Star Trek episode

Once again, science will bring us to our doom!
 
2013-02-01 10:53:47 AM  
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2013-02-01 10:57:12 AM  
and no matter what you do, you can never get a group of players in a public instance who know what they're doing to actually kill the damn thing
 
2013-02-01 11:03:29 AM  
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2013-02-01 11:05:20 AM  

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Time to start up Project Wildfire.
This time, leave the epileptic at home.
 
2013-02-01 12:19:34 PM  

Cythraul: Red Shirt Blues: [imgc.allpostersimages.com image 473x355]

Ohh!  Going old school with the Tholians.  Nice!


came for the tholians...forgot about the sttng entity.
 
2013-02-01 12:42:27 PM  
Cool, but not alive. Life needs to exist in a discrete organism that makes perfect or near perfect copies of itself out of feedstock found in the environment. Cracking and swirling and reforming in different bodies doesn't fit the definition.
 
2013-02-01 01:32:49 PM  

Diogenes: Shostie: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 572x536]

UGLY BAGS OF MOSTLY WATER!

Yeah, I thought of that before I thought of the Crystalline Entity.


Ditto. Old School Alien Crystal Meth
 
2013-02-01 02:19:01 PM  
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2013-02-01 02:33:23 PM  
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 Is there where crystalline life comes from?
 
2013-02-01 02:44:19 PM  

UberDave: So this is how the "grey goo" scenario begins...


Eh, now that 30 Rock is really and truly gone, let's just go ahead and get it over with.
 
2013-02-01 03:28:19 PM  
Oooh, it's like the ferrofluid is almost alive!

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er, not.

So they shined some light on the hematite particles, made them electrically charged and they were attracted to each other. It's alive!
 
2013-02-01 03:59:26 PM  
Is there where the ugly bags of mostly water are to report?
 
2013-02-01 06:16:35 PM  
I quite liked her, but couldn't stand him.

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/hot as a overloading reactor complex
 
2013-02-01 06:45:43 PM  
Is this where we can post about the add link with no commenting?
 
2013-02-01 08:04:08 PM  
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/yessss...
 
2013-02-01 10:48:48 PM  

Tommy Moo: Cool, but not alive. Life needs to exist in a discrete organism that makes perfect or near perfect copies of itself out of feedstock found in the environment. Cracking and swirling and reforming in different bodies doesn't fit the definition.


Perhaps the definition is lacking?
 
2013-02-02 01:36:22 AM  
I am just going to leave this here....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GTfoqxvWfY
 
2013-02-02 07:54:58 AM  
We're talking about light-driven molecular self-assembly. This is a long way from cooking up Fido in a petri dish.
 
2013-02-02 08:07:49 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: and no matter what you do, you can never get a group of players in a public instance who know what they're doing to actually kill the damn thing


You too?

I remember seeing one listed as having been in progress for over 40 hours. That just boggles the mind.
 
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