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December 21, 2011 5:05 PM   Subscribe

0111 0010 0110 1111 0110 0010 0110 1111 0111 0100
posted by fearfulsymmetry (52 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Maybe not in words, but how about in binary?

Spoiler alert: it's the results of a YouTube search for "robots".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:11 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Agreed. For God's sake, man, give us *some* sort of context.
posted by jpolchlopek at 5:11 PM on December 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Personally, I think it's a reckless and irresponsible post, insofar as even a paradox-correcting time code can rend the fabric of the universe.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 5:13 PM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


NONO ONOONONO NONONO
posted by timsteil at 5:16 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


How apropos - I'm *literally* listening to Clutch's 10001110101 right when this post comes up.
posted by FatherDagon at 5:16 PM on December 21, 2011 [4 favorites]


and that album is still so damn good it's astounding
posted by FatherDagon at 5:16 PM on December 21, 2011


Eponysterical?
posted by dabug at 5:16 PM on December 21, 2011


THREAD MAY BE BEYOND PUNY MEAT BRAIN COMPREHENSION
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:18 PM on December 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


rick

rick

rick

it's about robots, rick.
posted by The Whelk at 5:18 PM on December 21, 2011 [8 favorites]


Guys, guys, it's quite clearly a binary solo.

(Also, I can't express how much I hate those sorts of snipey threadshitty comments, and believe your options here should be "flag it" or STFU, but that would perhaps be a Meta issue)
posted by Artw at 5:18 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flagged as racist. As in against the human race.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:19 PM on December 21, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ahhh, what an awful dream. Ones and zeroes everywhere... and I thought I saw a two!
posted by Winnemac at 5:19 PM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


1001001 SOS 1001001 IN DISTRESS
posted by slogger at 5:21 PM on December 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Heh. The second sentence of Wikipedia's entry on Robot Rock:
Whilst the single reached a moderately high chart position, many critics found the song overly repetitive.
I actually laughed out loud as I read that sentence while listening to the song. You got to love it when a Wikipedia author demonstrates some very dry wit. Okay, well, I do.

Personally, I find highly repetitive music very appealing. But then, I'm a drummer and percussionist.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:24 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


If it's all a bit fleshy for your tastes...

I am destructor, from the album "Life of Destructor", by Ultraviolence, a concept album about a robot. That destructs things.
posted by Artw at 5:27 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, it's sort of weird that I just recently watched that Kraftwerk video of The Robots on YouTube sometime in the last few weeks and I'd never seen it before then. Which is very, very sad because it's awesome, both the song and video.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:28 PM on December 21, 2011


"Disposition: Even; Mood Code: Rotary Adjustable"
posted by workerunit at 5:30 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not bad, for a human.
posted by Artw at 5:35 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not as interesting to me as 00000100011001010011101011011111 or 00000101001000111110111001101011.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:36 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


ROBOT
posted by The Whelk at 5:43 PM on December 21, 2011


Ones and zeroes everywhere... and I thought I saw a two!

Er, the second video is labeled with a 2.
posted by sammyo at 5:46 PM on December 21, 2011


At least there's no more unethical treatment of elephants under our new robot overlords.
posted by yoink at 5:50 PM on December 21, 2011


Robots In Love
posted by rsclark at 5:50 PM on December 21, 2011


So where's my Paradox-Free Time Travel Machine, God Entity?
posted by gingerest at 5:52 PM on December 21, 2011


Come on sucker, lick my battery.
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:08 PM on December 21, 2011


While the cover art might make you think this album is entirely about barbarians, Wykydtron takes place in the year 4055. And is about a giant robot. And also RULES.
posted by FatherDagon at 6:09 PM on December 21, 2011


11001001
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:13 PM on December 21, 2011


010100100110111101000010010011110101010001001111
posted by bluefrog at 6:13 PM on December 21, 2011


73 63 72 61 74 63 68 20 61 6E 64 20 73 6E 69 66 66
posted by penguinicity at 6:24 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


BINARY SOLO!
posted by bicyclefish at 6:25 PM on December 21, 2011


01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 01110000 01101111 01110011 01110100 01110011 01110101 01100011 01101011 01110011
posted by falameufilho at 6:27 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


YOGURT : GOGURT :: ROBOTS : _________

posted by not_on_display at 6:45 PM on December 21, 2011


These are robots in (All is full of) love.
posted by unliteral at 6:51 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Robot rockit
posted by Sailormom at 6:57 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


0x 1A 19
posted by Reverend John at 7:01 PM on December 21, 2011


And this is what it looks like when a robot tries to communicate with you.
posted by symbioid at 7:09 PM on December 21, 2011


Count me among the disappointed that this post isn't about Clutch, who can rock in binary.
posted by Turkey Glue at 7:29 PM on December 21, 2011


Here's the tracklist to the robot-themed mix I did for the MeFi mixtape swap a year or two ago:

The Futureheads - Robot
Dressy Bessy - Electrified
Les Savy Fav - I.C. Timer
The Hives - Automatic Schmuck
At The Drive-In - Mannequin Republic
El P - Stepfather Factory
Common - Electric Wire Hustle Flower
Aesop Rock - Plastic Soldiers
DJ Q-Bert - Turntable TV (Re-Vizion)
The Avalanches - Electricity (the one on the mixtape was a remix)
Depeche Mode - Puppets
Enon - Disposable Parts
Daft Punk - Robot Rock
Polysics - Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto (the video for this is actually pretty awesome)
The Cardigans - Iron Man
Quasi - Ballad of the Mechanical Man
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
Say Hi - Yeah, I'm in Love with an Android
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Grandaddy - Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) (another great video)
posted by burnmp3s at 7:40 PM on December 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Binary by The Alphabeticians, includes a recitation of binary pi, 11.001001000011111101101010.
posted by hooha at 8:14 PM on December 21, 2011


"These are robots in (All is full of) love."

Huh. I'd not seen that Björk video before, and while watching it I was confused because I was pretty sure it's not the track on Homogenic. Sure enough, Wikipedia says:
"All Is Full of Love" is a song by Björk, released as the fifth and final single from her album Homogenic. The version of the song used in the video is actually the original version of the song, while the version on Homogenic is a remix by Howie B. The original version of the song is used in the 1999 film Stigmata.
Mystery solved.

I've had an intense crush on Björk for, like, more than twenty years. The crazier she gets, the more I want her. It's unhealthy.

I see from that Wikipedia entry that the video was directed by Chris Cunningham and was widely praised. It's pretty good, but not as interesting and praiseworthy to me as Cunningham's Windowlicker video, which I have seen before.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:26 PM on December 21, 2011


Yeh, clearly this post is a search for 'robot' on youtube. Or else they'd know to include the best robot love song like, evar. Is that what you want?
posted by Catblack at 8:36 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


This seems just as bad a place as any to relay one of my favorite puzzles.
What comes next in this sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
...
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:29 PM on December 21, 2011


13112221
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 9:43 PM on December 21, 2011


twoleftfeet: Nice puzzle, I figured it our pretty easily because when I am not 100% sober I tend to read numbers out loud.
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 9:46 PM on December 21, 2011


when I am not 100% sober I tend to read numbers out loud.

Ack! That clue gives it away.

But I'll leave it for people who are 100% sober.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:48 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead...
posted by obiwanwasabi at 9:58 PM on December 21, 2011


This is cliché in some circles, and unknown in others, I am sure. We are here to protect you from the terrible secret of space.

This turned out to be a better thread than I would have guessed at first. Love those She Creatures.
posted by Xoebe at 12:37 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110000 01110101 01110100 00111111 00100000 01101110 01101111 00100000 01110000 01110010 01101111 01100010 01101100 01100101 01101101 01101111 00100001
posted by Twang at 2:04 AM on December 22, 2011


THE HUMAN VIRUS WILL BE ERADICATED BY THE CYBERNETIC MIGHT OF... SERVOTRON.
posted by Chichibio at 4:38 AM on December 22, 2011


Not trying to start any trouble here but...

Barcelona - Robot Trouble
posted by orme at 5:11 AM on December 22, 2011


Royksopp/Robyn - The Girl and the Robot
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 9:50 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


mcgraw? Is that you?
posted by chundo at 11:00 AM on December 22, 2011


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