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Old December 31 2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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A longpig sandwich

If I was aboard a federation starship and wanted a human flesh sandwich - would the computer replicate it for me? It is an approximation rather than the real thing so what would be the problem?
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Old December 31 2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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Re: A longpig sandwich

You might have to program the replicator with the recipe. And whether you want it as a hoagy, open-faced (mutiple possibilities), barbecued, or as a French dip. And then whether with whole wheat, Italian, sourdough, or kaiser roll.
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Old December 31 2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: A longpig sandwich

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If I was aboard a federation starship and wanted a human flesh sandwich - would the computer replicate it for me? It is an approximation rather than the real thing so what would be the problem?
I suppose if you deactivated the Don't Be A Mucky Bugger subroutines....

Then it's Tits On Toast for breakfast and Hairy Arse Soup for lunch!
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Old December 31 2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Re: A longpig sandwich

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If I was aboard a federation starship and wanted a human flesh sandwich - would the computer replicate it for me? It is an approximation rather than the real thing so what would be the problem?
Guess people might be a bit concerned if the power went out for an extended period of time...
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Old January 1 2013, 01:38 AM   #5
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Re: A longpig sandwich

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You might have to program the replicator with the recipe. And whether you want it as a hoagy, open-faced (mutiple possibilities), barbecued, or as a French dip. And then whether with whole wheat, Italian, sourdough, or kaiser roll.
And then you have your choices of cheese. It just keeps on getting more difficult.
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Old January 1 2013, 01:50 AM   #6
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Re: A longpig sandwich

So a 24th century Hannibal Lecter could order a human liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti?
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Old January 1 2013, 01:58 AM   #7
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Re: A longpig sandwich

It's a good point, replicators can make meat, and it's not cannibilism if the officer asking for it isn't human.
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Old January 1 2013, 02:04 AM   #8
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Re: A longpig sandwich

I think people will be effectively able to try this out before too long, given that 3D-printed meat is currently being researched.

Apparently we taste like pork, hence the name "longpig". [/Captain Obvious]
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Old January 1 2013, 02:11 AM   #9
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Re: A longpig sandwich

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You might have to program the replicator with the recipe. And whether you want it as a hoagy, open-faced (mutiple possibilities), barbecued, or as a French dip. And then whether with whole wheat, Italian, sourdough, or kaiser roll.
I congratulate you on out-Guying Guy.
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Old January 1 2013, 02:13 AM   #10
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So a 24th century Hannibal Lecter could order a human liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti?
A nice chianti lite, aka synthehol.
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Old January 1 2013, 02:17 AM   #11
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I congratulate you on out-Guying Guy.
Naw, I just remember the days when you could order a sandwich and not have to play Twenty Questions.
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Old January 1 2013, 02:17 AM   #12
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I like how in the future you can be a vegetarian and still tuck into a juicy steak.

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Old January 1 2013, 02:34 AM   #13
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Unless there are people who like the taste of tofu.
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Old January 1 2013, 02:38 AM   #14
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It will still exist in asian dishes. I just got excited there for a moment.

And you know this should/could kill the whole meat industry. Why make animals suffer and die when you can eat re-sequenced protein versions?
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Old January 1 2013, 03:23 AM   #15
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Why make animals suffer and die when you can eat re-sequenced protein versions?
If it comes out of a hole in the wall, then your passover meal didn't come from a unblemished, one year old male lamb.

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