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Motherfucking bacterial computing. For realsies.

DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited June 2010 in Singularity Engine++
HOLY SHIT

This is pretty wild. I've read about quorum sensing in bacterial colonies before, but it's wild that they've found a way to use this to perform even rudimentary computing.

Druhim on
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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    posting from a mushroom

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
  • FerrusFerrus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Slightly off topic: They have a system that helps you cite the page as a source in your academic works - Nice!

    Also: iCholera?

    I would like to pause for a moment, to talk about my penis.
    Spoiler:
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ferrus wrote: »
    Slightly off topic: They have a system that helps you cite the page as a source in your academic works - Nice!

    Also: iCholera?

    i prefer iColi

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Does this mean that we will soon have bio-hackers that unleash the common cold on government computers

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    This image looks like something that would be linked from Lostpedia:

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, that is INSANE right there.

    That shit means something to somebody.

    Possibly Druhim

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I do at least recognize AND, NAND and OR :P
    you're pretty much set once you have a NAND, iirc

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  • DrswordsDrswords Registered User
    edited June 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    This image looks like something that would be linked from Lostpedia:

    I looked at that picture for about 3 seconds. Then my nose started bleeding.

    I'm scared...

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    yeah, i tried going through this but it is just completely beyond me

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Gel

    We're 360 years ahead of schedule. Noice.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
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  • FerrusFerrus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I don't even know where to start with that picture. I mean, it seems to depict some kind of process but where does it begin and where does it end? Or is it a cycle?

    It's a mystery!

    I would like to pause for a moment, to talk about my penis.
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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    This image looks like something that would be linked from Lostpedia:

    100601072638-large.jpg

    I see pacman

    something is afoot

    STEAM
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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Oh sweet shit what

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Does anyone have any good references for protein folding?

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Does anyone have any good references for protein folding?

    in what context?

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    step 1. get some protein
    2. fold it

    STEAM
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  • OdinOdin Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Might as well throw some pie charts and Venn diagrams in that picture for good measure

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Does anyone have any good references for protein folding?

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Does anyone have any good references for protein folding?

    in what context?

    I would like to know everything there is to know about it, preferably in a 2-3 page word doc.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Fucking bacteria,how do they work?

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    step 1. get some protein
    2. fold it

    You keep doin' that you're gonna go blind!

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I just sneezed on my laptop, and the hard drive crashed!







    laugh track

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    This is crazy

    Awesome, but just crazy

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Based on that diagram this must be a pretty cool thing.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Next time I have a cold I'm going to finally solve pi then.

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    ...Yeah but can it play Crisis?

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  • FoolproofFoolproof thats what my hearts become in that place you dare not look staring back at youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    so when will we be able to get operating systems for our intestinal bacteria. It like the idea of living computers that you wear. Gets around the controversy of putting microchips in people. What would be awesome is if we can use the bacteria computers to low jack humans.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It will be able to play Battle Toads without one death.

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    That's one of Asimov's rules of computer sentience right there.

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hunter wrote: »
    It will be able to play Battle Toads without one death.

    You may need quantum computing for that one.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Imagine.

    The Porn.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Computational Bacteria porn?

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  • FoolproofFoolproof thats what my hearts become in that place you dare not look staring back at youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The ultimate pop up ad.

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: GaderenRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    joke about organic thing having properties of a computer

    Beyond the scope of light beyond the reach of dark
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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    brb, bioengineering bacteria to survive in hotter temps; overclocking to infinity

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Does anyone have any good references for protein folding?

    in what context?

    I would like to know everything there is to know about it, preferably in a 2-3 page word doc.

    This does not answer your question at all and you've probably seen it already, but foldit is fucking awesome.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    yeah foldit is incredibly cool

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

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