I had meant to post this earlier, but got swamped. Everyone who’s played ME2 has mined random planets for minerals. Minerals, as you know, contribute to research for weapons and ship upgrades. Some people, like myself, compare the scanning experience to that of maintaining a miniature zen garden, while others liken it to watching paint peel.
And there there are those who attempt to make hip-hop gold out of it. See. Love it. It even uses the music from the scanning / probing screen. Warning, there’s EXPLICIT LYRICS, kids.