I’m sorry I wasn’t able to contribute to this article in time for deadline. I founded io9 because there was nothing else out there like it, and I wanted a place where I could find all the science and science fiction news that I craved. So I built io9 basically for my own personal needs. But then I discovered there…
The Martian is a book by Andy Weir about how potatoes will become the first food crop on Mars. Alright, it’s about more than that, but anyone who has read Weir’s novel knows potatoes get plenty of mentions. Anyway, the point is: This week, in honor of Mark Watney’s space spuds, we’re featuring a puzzle about Martian…
Well, Robbie, this is the most mind-wrenching puzzle that you’ve yet thrown our way. THE PIECES WON’T FIT PROPERLY ANYMORE ROBBIE, THE PIECES WON’T FIT!!!
Best of luck with your further internet travels, work and life generally. May you pass through these blogged halls once again in the future.
A fellow nomad
God luck. We will miss you.
Thank you Robbie for all the great reads and dialog. You will be greatly missed. Congrats on your new job! I hope it is everything you wish for and more.
So say we all.
First Meredith and now you too? WORST YEAR EVER.
Sad, but good luck at Wired! :)
Good luck on your new gig! You’ll be missed here. Hard to remember a time you weren’t writing articles here.
Fair winds and following seas Robbie, you will be missed.
Sad to see you go, but good luck!
This was delightful. I want an AeroPress.
Oh my god, my dad must have bought us a dozen Aerobies over the years. We’d lose them to the roof or trees so he’d just bring home a new one. I loved that thing.
I find it tremendously amusing that both my favourite frisbee and my favourite means of making coffee at home were invented by the same person.
Imagine the day when we finally receive a signal from an extraterrestrial intelligence, only to find that there’s a message embedded within. Given that we don’t speak the same language, how could we ever hope to make sense of it? We spoke to the experts to find out.
Don’t answer this puzzle too quickly. Read the question closely, and consider your answer carefully (especially if you’ve seen this kind of puzzle before).
Now to make Settlers of Catan cupcakes!
Steak cake? Hmm.