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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by AdmiralAdama, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. AdmiralAdama

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    The quote feature wouldn't accept my reply so I'll try this way.

    Agree with the sleepless nights aspect of The Outer Limits. The episode "The Galaxy Being"
    was so frightening as a kid.

    An alien viewed on a monitor at a TV station travels along the station's signal beam and materialises on Earth.

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/OL-thegalaxybeing.jpg


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    Is anyone aware of the fact that when the telecommunications satellite was finally invented, it couldn't be patented because Arthur C Clarke had described it so completely in his SF work that no aspect of its build, launch, function or orbit could be considered new technology?

    Cue Telstar by the Tormadoes.

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    I believe that the same thing applied to the waterbed. Heinlein had a detailed enough description of his hydraulic bed in Stranger in a Strange Land that a lot of the details of the modern waterbed couldn't be patented.
     
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    Heineken! Was it full of lager?

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    Lol. I think spellcheck has never heard of Robert A Heinlein.

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    I'm sure Heinlein enjoyed his Heineken when the occasion warranted.
     
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    I like the idea of a bed full of beer.....I'm off to the patent office!

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    Use Molson to fill the bed, and keep the Heineken for drinking. The Canadians here will understand what I mean.

    To keep it on topic, no-one has mentioned Asimov yet.

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    How could I forget, I love Asimov!

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    I wouldn't bother, I invented it one Christmas after consuming around 36 cans of Fosters!!
     
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