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The Mule thing...

It's Eric From Mass

Molly was right, as far as I know there was never any law against breeding your own mules. Just the a mule dealer was selling a product that couldn't be reproduced. The customer had no copyright (or ability for that matter)

Some fun facts about Mules:

A mule is the product of a male donkey and a female horse.

The product of male horse and a female donkey is called a hinny.

Occasionally a female Mule can produce offspring but it's rare.

I female mule is called a Molly. I am casting no aspersions by saying this. Happy


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But it would have made a great story, you have to admit.

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alas it was not to be...

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It occurred to me that a sort of biological DRM (BRM?) might make for an interesting idea in sci-fi.

picture it, a dusty planet where people work the petulant soil dependent on biologically engineered beasts of supplied by an off world mega-corp. They're utterly irreplaceable but the settlers are incapable of breeding their own. An illegal technology is developed to replace the bio-mules. Conflict arises, a hero is thrust marines fall from the sky to quell the insurgency. It pretty much writes itself.

Without actually looking this up i am almost willing to bet there is a whole subdivision of sci-fi devoted to this subject and it's been beat to death.

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