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Old 23 September 2014, 05:58 PM
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Borg This Robot Tastes Better Than A Wine Critic

Robots might be unseating the cherry job of wine critics soon. Researchers in Denmark have created an artificial tongue to find out whether expensive wine actually tastes any better than the cheap stuff.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/22/thi...a-wine-critic/
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Old 23 September 2014, 06:18 PM
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I don't really care for robot. Too much of a metallic aftertaste. Wine critic I don't mind on occasion, though it is a bit rich for everyday. I do like it braised with wild mushrooms though.
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Old 23 September 2014, 06:35 PM
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You just never had robot that's been properly prepared. You have to salt it before cooking to remove the metallic flavor.
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Old 24 September 2014, 03:46 AM
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I don't really care for robot. Too much of a metallic aftertaste. Wine critic I don't mind on occasion, though it is a bit rich for everyday. I do like it braised with wild mushrooms though.
Damn it you beat me to it.

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You just never had robot that's been properly prepared. You have to salt it before cooking to remove the metallic flavor.
See I would go with low, slow cooking. With wine critic it depends on the age, if young, braising is ok but if it is a bit older, you really should also cook it long and slow. And really are there any young wine critic that is any good?
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Old 25 September 2014, 05:46 AM
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You have to serve them with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Of course, I don't know who's going to help you pick out a nice Chianti...
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Old 25 September 2014, 06:15 AM
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I find robot is best served after having been allowed to baste until rusted through to a deep reddish-brown, then deep fried and heavily salted.
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Old 25 September 2014, 08:19 AM
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Egads - Robot snobs. In actual blind taste tests even the experts can't tell the difference between a 2003 Aibo and an R2D2 action figure with no moving parts. Just eat and enjoy.
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Old 25 September 2014, 11:04 AM
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I have to agree with ganzfeld, in re: comparison tasting of robots. However, it's fairly well agreed-upon by taste testers that the quality of robot taste does heavily depend on two factors: the degree of oxidation and the kind of lubricants they're cooked in. But even the best cooked robot isn't going to taste as good as a properly-prepared wine critic, since those come already soaked in some of the finest wines on Earth, and have a natural unctuous, opulent flavor with just a hint of oak that, while perhaps a tad presumptuous, has a delightfully rambunctuous nose.
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Old 25 September 2014, 02:30 PM
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The most flavorful robots are taken from the Spice mines of Kessel.
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Old 25 September 2014, 02:46 PM
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Yeah, but who has time to spend 24 parsecs just getting groceries?
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Old 25 September 2014, 02:48 PM
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I like robot, but it doesn't like me! One Roomba and I'm up all night.

ETA - Just wanted to add: "artificial tongue" = eww.
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Old 25 September 2014, 02:50 PM
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Yeah, but who has time to spend 24 parsecs just getting groceries?
*ahem* One spends time or money, not distance.
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Old 25 September 2014, 03:27 PM
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Ever since I saw that PETER video (People for the Ethical Treatment of Every Robot), and the PETER protest with the dozen women and men dressed as C3PO, I can't even think of the taste of robot.

That grey slime that makes robot nuggets. Ew.

The horrid factory farm factories for creating the small, delicate robots. You know they use robots that can't move. The pen them too. Yuck.

The electro shock method of killing a robot for dinner. Horrid.

All I can think about is my delicate hand mixer at home, and think about how in some homes, it is not a mixer...but a snack.

Since that video, I've only been eating things that were once alive. I'm a Vitarian.

And, if I relapse, I'll sneak in an old soundcard from a broken computer, but I won't go full robot ever again.

PS. I have been trying for two days to figure out how to join this conversation. This just struck me about 20 minutes ago.
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Old 25 September 2014, 03:34 PM
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And it really paid off. UEL FTW!
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Old 25 September 2014, 03:37 PM
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Sometimes you have to really digest an idea before presenting it.
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Old 25 September 2014, 05:09 PM
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That was beautiful, UEL! (bows)
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You have to serve them with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Of course, I don't know who's going to help you pick out a nice Chianti...
I think Esprise Me also needs some applause for this. Movie reference and a in topic joke. Well done well done.
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You have to serve them with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Of course, I don't know who's going to help you pick out a nice Chianti...
The wine critic, of course. They're best freshly prepared, you know.
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Old 26 September 2014, 02:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure the wine critic is not going to be very cooperative when you explain to them whom the wine is going to be paired with...
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Old 26 September 2014, 02:35 PM
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Only if you're strictly honest.
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