9 thoughts on “January 28, 2019

    • Actually, that episode was based on a short story by the same name written by Damon Knight. Including the memorable line “It’s a cookbook.”

  1. I disagree. There’s quite a bit of vital information you could learn from a cookbook. Numbers, names of foods (which is a wide variety of plants, animals and minerals), units of measurements, tempretures, how to tender human fleash… and the concept of time.

    X-P

  2. I’d really, really, really, really, really rather see life back on Earth than this tedious robot business. I think i might stop reading daily and binge once this is all over…

  3. There’s a good short story of how an expedition to Mars finally manages to decipher Martian written language:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnilingual

    “Omnilingual” is a science fiction short story by American writer H. Beam Piper. Originally published in the February 1957 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, it focuses on the problem of archaeology on an alien culture.

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