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Academics have developed a method for delivering text messages through vodka spritzed into the air. Unlike conventional vodka-powered texts – which involve lemon drops, smartphones and lingering regret – this new experimental system uses the alcohol itself as the medium for delivery. The trio of researchers – Nariman Farsad and …

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Anonymous Coward

the postulated robots sound for all the world like a Turing machine.

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Pardon ?

(sorry couldn't resist)

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Needs more chemicals.

More chemicals to choose from means higher bitrate.

The smell of smouldering insulation can be the code for 'hardware failure: abort communication.'

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Needs more chemicals.

I would imagine consuming vegetable curry / live ale would be considered a denial of service attack.

Probably a distributed one at that.

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Pint

Re: Needs more chemicals.

Yes, unfortunately the many azeotropes of ethanol will slow it down.

I have some ideas ... (see icon)

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Pint

When do we get the RFC for IP over chemical networks?

Though I suspect that this could cause severe degradation in reliability for RFC1149 - based networks in heterogeneous environments.

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Happy

How it went down:

"I've been going over the expense returns, and it seems you've claimed for vodka. Care to explain yourselves?"

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Formicidae

To get a good idea of how to use this for complex systems study ants, they have been doing it for more than a 100 million years.

Personally if I had conducted this study I would have used a good aged dark rum like Pussers or Cacique, more aromatic and perfect to round off a day in the lab with a mojito or three!

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> "O CANADA"

I like how the robot gets loud after a few vodkas.

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Anonymous Coward

Encoded in my ex's farts were the messages:

The "fat burning" soup diet isn't working (FYI it's mostly cabbage)

and LEAVE THE ROOM!

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More research money pissed into the wind

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Pint

What an Unfortunate Analogy

The team likened it to the pheromone and urine marking systems many animals species use to communicate over long distances.

Illustrating why it is called "getting pissed." I wonder if getting anyone trying to intercept the message drunk should be looked at as a security measure...

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Optional

No, no offisher, I havn't been (hic) drinking, I've been shending textsh ushing vodka.

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Re: Optional

Holy crap! It's Sean Connery!

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What a waste!

Thash all I haf ta shay...

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As a Canadian

I'd like to point out that true Canucks should've used either rye whiskey or beer.

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Like Animals

No, nothing like Animals scent marking.

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Pint

Shaken and stirred.

Oi! I didn't order mine with an olive!

Pint - Hopefully the wife doesn't notice my alcohol content.

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Students

Finding new and inventive things to do with Vodka every day.

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Really?

..You couldn't work the 'bender' or 'bend' into the article anywhere?

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Drunk robot 1 to drunk robot 2

"I fucking love you mate."

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Happy

Re: Drunk robot 1 to drunk robot 2

No, more like:

"I need you to connect to my I/O port, and perform field service on me!"

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Re: Drunk robot 1 to drunk robot 2

Perform a virus scan before connecting, or it might catch VDU.

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