1. blf says

    That looks like a rather small Quipu, perhaps one of those nanoquipus the mildly deranged penguin says Inca technologists were working on?

  2. inquisitiveraven says

    Quipu aren’t all that useful if you don’t know how to read them.

    I don’t think I’ve had this problem with embroidery thread. I have had worse with yarn though. Apparently, sometimes the yarn breaks, and rather than discard the skeins, the manufacturer will knot the broken ends together or connect a new strand to the old if one runs out, and finish winding the skein. It’s particularly annoying when there’s multiple breaks fairly close together.

  3. says

    We don’t need to invent artificial intelligence, it already exists. We just have to harness it and use it. (See also: headphones, shoelaces, power cords, etc.)

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