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04:20 pm - So THAT'S how they do that!
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From:harvey_rrit
Date:March 24th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
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I am unable to pin down exactly why I find this weirdly cool.
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From:theweaselking
Date:March 24th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
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I know exactly why I think this is damn cool: Because it's DAMN COOL, and also before today I had never considered how to mass-produce spiral pasta. I learned both that I didn't know something AND I learned the something, both at once!

That is awesome.
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From:morbid_curious
Date:March 25th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
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It's one of those "looks like the obvious way to do it when you see it" things that you'd never think to think about. Brilliant.
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From:kafziel
Date:March 25th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
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I feel like the big "Aha!" there is that you expect, if something's being mass-produced, for it to happen in a synchronized way. But here, each piece of pasta is being cut at a different time by a single swinging blade, and that is unintuitive even though it totally works.
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From:skreidle
Date:April 18th, 2014 03:55 am (UTC)
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At a different time, but on an identical time interval!

(It only fails consistency on the first and last pass, presumably.)
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From:harvey_rrit
Date:March 25th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
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THAT'S IT. Learning something I didn't know I didn't know.

Coupled with the thing being brilliantly elegant.
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From:buck_x
Date:March 24th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
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This is incredibly hypnotic. 0_0
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From:franklanguage
Date:March 25th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I could watch it all day!
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From:lafinjack
Date:March 25th, 2014 10:46 am (UTC)
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Spacewhales are back, just without the Mormonism and without the rape.
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From:kafziel
Date:March 26th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
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What is a Spacewhale?
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From:theweaselking
Date:March 26th, 2014 02:00 am (UTC)
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The Mormon Space Whale Rape Story. "That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made" by Eric Stone. Nominated for a Hugo, and nobody who read it could figure out why.

It's about sentient space whales, who rape each other and that's just how their culture and biology work, and the (human) Mormon missionaries trying to convert them to Mormonism.

It's about as good as it sounds.
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From:lafinjack
Date:March 26th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
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A whale. In space.
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From:soon_lee
Date:March 26th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Is this about to go existential? If so, I want a bowl of petunias.
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From:livejournal
Date:March 26th, 2014 11:00 am (UTC)

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User andrewducker referenced to your post from Interesting Links for 26-03-2014 saying: [...] ) Now I know how they make spiral pasta. And it's AWESOME. [...]

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