might start a collection of nonliving forms of life as a new special interest

- science.howstuffworks.com/envi

- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prion

are the two i can think of off the top of my head (plus viruses ofc)

publishing my controversial thesis "stars are alive and trying to talk to us" in order to prepare the scientific community to accept my even more controversial paper, titled "im going to fuck the sun"

@nova https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of_death Zip drives have a transmissible failure mode equivalent to a prion disease

> In rare cases, a Zip cartridge with damaged disk edge could rip off the heads in a Zip drive. The damaged disks could go on to damage the heads of any other drive they were used in. A previously good drive would click as if a mis-written cartridge had been inserted.

@nova https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2012/09/24/dvi/ a similar example with DVI cables and ports. i'm sure other examples exist in the domain of mechanical engineering proper but i wouldn't know where to start looking.

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