@Git Em SteveDave loves this guy->★: My mom spend half an hour in a parking lot listening to that and waiting for me to get interviewed. Sadly, that did not occur - I didn't even see the Science Friday people among the wandering press.
Let's not forget Miskatonic University, people.
@Im a people person. Who drinks.: I gotta call 'em like I see 'em! Maybe that should be a "side series" - questions plus the occasional biogeek buzzkill.
@B: Gonna be a bitch figuring out how to dial without a body. I'm going to need to upgrade my cell phone.
@RAHfanboy: I drank a SlimFast once. It would be a tossup (pun intended) if I had a choice between that or a 3% beer.
@bagofmice: True, but our green is not goo - it's not a uniform colony comprised of a single organism so successful it's taken over.
@tetracycloide: Oh, a meal in a flask is a definite possibility. Disgusting, but physically possible.
@Klebert L. Hall: I considered discussing the "pure energy" thing as part of a "Evolution doesn't have an End Boss" future, but that may deserve a column of its own.
@MarcosR: With a little luck, Moore's Law will find a loophole or three that cuts down on the juice.
@YatesRichards: I'll admit to playing fast and loose with silicon-based and in silico, but I'm not sure we can say quite so easily that we're merely life running on carbon-based hardware. You could run a simulation of carbon-based life on silicon, or - perhaps in the future - you could run a simulation of AI in…
@cyr3n: Back when I was in training, we tried all sorts of loopy things to achieve the proper stretch - I'd be all for it. Sure to be a market in physical therapy, too.
@bjarmson: Perhaps I'm cynical, but I've always thought Wash died because the ensemble cast of Firefly was too large for a series of movies, and of all the roles on the ship that River could have grown into as a replacement, pilot made the most sense.
I can't help but like anyone who reacts to an arrow in the ass with, "AAAAUGH that did not just happen!"
@Brutalitarian: I hadn't thought of silicon and sulfur - hmm. I'll have to ponder that. My sulfur chemistry begins and ends with disulfide protein bonds.