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# Blood sample storage

Much more efficient
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We have observed that when one of your humanoid units malfunctions, the repair technicians ("doctors") are in the habit of extracting a small quantity of circulating fluid by the primitive means of a sharpened tube connected to a container.

Over time, numerous such samples are extracted, causing damage to tissues independent of and irrelevant to the problem under examination.

This is inefficient.

The logical procedure is to extract a larger quantity of blood, on perhaps an annual basis, and keep it under refrigeration until required. It can then be used in small lots for whatever tests are required, without further inconvenience.

 — 8th of 7, Jun 26 2015

 Either this entire post is solely for the purpose of making a very small joke, or it is a proposal to stock blood samples for genetic screening.

If the former, I refer you to the 13th, 14th and 15th words of the previous sentence. If for the latter, well, yes.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 26 2015

How do you measure the size of a joke? It’s not a spatial parameter or set of parameters. Is it measured in time? Timing? Length of laugh? Is it how many words it occupies? Is it how much it weighs? How do you weigh a joke? Does it take long to weigh?
 — Ian Tindale, Jun 26 2015

Ah, but I made no reference to size. Merely that it was very small. A microsecond is very small, yet it has no size.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 26 2015

I’ll have to use that excuse myself.
 — Ian Tindale, Jun 26 2015

No need, you can get tablets for that now.
 — 8th of 7, Jun 26 2015

Grace Hopper claimed a nanosecond had a size.
 — lurch, Jun 27 2015

 The velocity of light is 2.9979 x 10^8 m/s. A nanosecond is 1 x 10^-9 of your seconds.

 Therefore, in 1 nanosecond, a photon in vacuo travels 0.2997 metres.

Get a transparent tube a metre long. Pump all the gas out. Shine a laser down the long axis. That's what 3.35 nanoseconds looks like.
 — 8th of 7, Jun 27 2015

We’re going for a duration of time as a parameter of a joke? What, the telling of it, the timing of the punch line, the longevity of laugh (which varies between male and females, males laugh about the same length of time no matter how funny, females vary according to something to do with how actually funny the joke is). Or is it the ‘too soon’ phenomena such as telling a joke about when Islamists go on a package holiday they can’t wait to shoot up the beach.
 — Ian Tindale, Jun 27 2015

 Obviously the best thing to do is to extract all of the blood then no further testing would ever be required.

<considers making reference to Nervous Norvus, then thinks better about it>
 — not_morrison_rm, Jun 27 2015

Clearly a joke nust last long enough for the maximum frequency of its sound to be transmitted through an optimal medium, like perhaps a jello mold.
 — RayfordSteele, Jun 27 2015

 "nust" ?

It depends on how powerful the joke is, compared to (for example) Britain's great pre-War joke, used at Munich.
 — 8th of 7, Jun 27 2015

 I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two blood streams diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

The stored blood ain't the same as the stuff in the human - after a little while.
 — popbottle, Jun 27 2015

Maybe blood should be kept under changing pressure waves and be constantly cleaned, and have small amounts of new blood added regularly. We could store the units scattered all around ready to be pierced when needed. We just have to make sure they are labeled correctly.
 — wjt, Jun 27 2015

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