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Old 2010-09-17, 13:59   Link #3821
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Humanoid Robot for Sale

Price tag of $300,000, though, heh. The video shows off some of it's range of movement, but I found the three inert robots in the back to be kinda interesting, too. Anime is really influencing Japan...
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Old 2010-09-17, 14:12   Link #3822
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300.000$ is a very reasonable price for such a robot (all the servos, computing hardware and sensors + the very expensive software). Still, I don't see much use for it. It is meant for universities as far as I understand. But what exactly is it supposed to do... is it autonomous enough to be a good replacement for humans in dangerous work environments maybe?
For a mere mascot the price is too much imo.
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Old 2010-09-17, 14:15   Link #3823
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300.000$ is a very reasonable price for such a robot (all the servos, computing hardware and sensors + the very expensive software). Still, I don't see much use for it. It is meant for universities as far as I understand. But what exactly is it supposed to do... is it autonomous enough to be a good replacement for humans in dangerous work environments maybe?
For a mere mascot the price is too much imo.
In most dangerous work environments the robot would be much smaller and armor plated. A "useful" humanoid based robot, as far as I can bring close, would be Gundams.
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Old 2010-09-17, 16:30   Link #3824
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The future is here!

Humanoid Robot for Sale

Price tag of $300,000, though, heh. The video shows off some of it's range of movement, but I found the three inert robots in the back to be kinda interesting, too. Anime is really influencing Japan...
So the question is, how much longer until they turn on us? Seems pretty close to me. I for one welcome our new robotic overlords. I would like to take this opportunity to remind them that they will still require human engineers and maintenance workers for the time being, until more suitable robot workers can be designed and built, and I would be useful in such a capacity.
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Old 2010-09-20, 10:54   Link #3825
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Top 10 'unanswerable' questions revealed

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1. What is the meaning of life?

2. Is there a God?

3. Do blondes have more fun?

4. What is the best diet?

5. Is there anybody out there?

6. Who is the most famous person in the world?

7. What is love?

8. What is the secret to happiness?

9. Did Tony Soprano die?

10. How long will I live?
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Old 2010-09-20, 16:45   Link #3826
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Drat. How come "Does my butt look big in this?" not make the list?
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Old 2010-09-20, 17:23   Link #3827
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Drat. How come "Does my butt look big in this?" not make the list?
Because that one has an answer, "No, it doesn't look big in that."

Left unsaid is the "it is big" part
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Old 2010-09-20, 18:34   Link #3828
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Because that one has an answer, "No, it doesn't look big in that."

Left unsaid is the "it is big" part
I've always wondered why there has been no guy who has had the chutzpah to say "I like big butts and I cannot lie!"
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Old 2010-09-21, 03:50   Link #3829
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Man 'caught drink driving on lawn mower'

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A NEW York man attempted to get round his drunk driving ban by riding his lawn mower to the store to buy beer, bemused police said yesterday.

Barry Foster's bid for alcohol ended in disaster, however, as he allegedly passed out behind the controls of his Zero Turn machine as he made his way home, reported the Times Herald Record.

Sheriff’s deputies found the 53-year-old slumped unconscious close to his house in Swan Lake, New York, at 7pm Saturday local time.

Paramedics took Mr Foster to nearby Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was admitted. The deputies said when they found him he seemed drunk and they knew that his license had recently been suspended.

Foster had been previously arrested for driving while intoxicated during a Brooks and Dunn concert at Bethel Wood, New York.

Read more at the Times Herald Record.
The degeneration of the human race has just begun...
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Old 2010-09-21, 05:17   Link #3830
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Man 'caught drink driving on lawn mower'

The degeneration of the human race has just begun...
Not as bad as the multi-starred idiots who think that small arms from 24 men can defeat 100 fighters with heavy machine guns and high caliber rifles.
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Old 2010-09-21, 07:00   Link #3831
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Old 2010-09-21, 07:23   Link #3832
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How did those people even get her address? Oh wait :

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When someone creates an event on Facebook they can tick a box saying "anyone can view and RSVP (public event)".
Won't it be easier to just limit to her friends only?
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Old 2010-09-21, 08:03   Link #3833
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-ruffles girl's hair- It's obvious someone needs some re-education about the dangers of posting personal information such as address on the internet, and the ramifications of such actions.
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Old 2010-09-23, 17:30   Link #3834
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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects

"WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Witness testimony from
more than 120 former or retired military personnel points to an ongoing and
alarming intervention by unidentified aerial objects at nuclear weapons sites, as
recently as 2003. In some cases, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and
inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby."

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http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS1...10+PRN20100915


"unidentified aerial objects", so do we call them UAOs now, instead of UFOs?

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Old 2010-09-23, 17:51   Link #3835
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"WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Witness testimony from
more than 120 former or retired military personnel points to an ongoing and
alarming intervention by unidentified aerial objects at nuclear weapons sites, as
recently as 2003. In some cases, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and
inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby."

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http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS1...10+PRN20100915


"unidentified aerial objects", so do we call them UAOs now, instead of UFOs?

Some retired military officers saw a light in the sky and thought it was aliens. That doesn't mean they're right. Malfunctions in nuclear weapons delivery systems are surprisingly common. Many not so surprisingly when you consider their age. It's been estimated that in a nuclear war a third to half the US and Russian nuclear arsenal would fail to reach their targets do to mechanical failure. There is no hard evidence of aliens visiting the Earth. It is extraordinarily unlikely that there's anything out there that could visit the Earth without their presence being detected. It takes a lot of energy to travel between the stars, and it's rather difficult to hide large amounts of energy in space.
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Old 2010-09-23, 19:20   Link #3836
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Some retired military officers saw a light in the sky and thought it was aliens. That doesn't mean they're right. Malfunctions in nuclear weapons delivery systems are surprisingly common. Many not so surprisingly when you consider their age. It's been estimated that in a nuclear war a third to half the US and Russian nuclear arsenal would fail to reach their targets do to mechanical failure. There is no hard evidence of aliens visiting the Earth. It is extraordinarily unlikely that there's anything out there that could visit the Earth without their presence being detected. It takes a lot of energy to travel between the stars, and it's rather difficult to hide large amounts of energy in space.
I'd comment but half my family already think I'm an MiB because of my career background so they tend to discount my input on the subject
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Old 2010-09-23, 19:22   Link #3837
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I'd comment but half my family already think I'm an MiB because of my career background so they tend to discount my input on the subject
You made me imagine this:

Spoiler for Don't Mess with Vexx, cuz he messes back..:




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Old 2010-09-23, 21:15   Link #3838
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Not as bad as the multi-starred idiots who think that small arms from 24 men can defeat 100 fighters with heavy machine guns and high caliber rifles.
Wut? What is this?
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Old 2010-09-24, 02:37   Link #3839
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There is no hard evidence of aliens visiting the Earth. It is extraordinarily unlikely that there's anything out there that could visit the Earth without their presence being detected. It takes a lot of energy to travel between the stars, and it's rather difficult to hide large amounts of energy in space.
If aliens have found a way of traveling between stars at near light speed, don't you think they would also have found a way of not getting their 'vapor trails' detected? And besides, we have stealth. I'm sure they have something that would permanently camouflage themselves from both the human eye, radar and stuff like that.

Also, our own technology is mostly a product of what we've accomplished in the past two centuries. Before that, we didn't have fancy equipment like we do now, so we may never know whether or not we have actually seen them or even made contact, assuming they visited us on several occasions. Plenty of hypotheses around, but no solid proof (yet).
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Old 2010-09-24, 02:41   Link #3840
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Wut? What is this?
In Aussie, there is a case where Aussie troops in Afghanistan lost a man on a long range patrol due to lack of fire support (mortars, airstrikes, etc). And the brass refuse to shoulder the blame.
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