#401 2018-02-10 09:46:24

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#403 2018-03-09 18:11:26

If he can't talk shit to me he's not a Short-order cook.  I require attitude with my food, if I want silence I'll stay at home and do it myself.

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#404 2018-05-03 14:51:06

Laying to rest a much-loved family pet usually requires little more than a shovel, a plot in the back garden and some well-chosen words. But what happens when the “pet” in question is a robot?

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#406 2018-05-20 14:39:46

Oh, putting a jet on the side of your motorcycle, but when I put one on the back, the cops get all snooty about it....

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#407 2018-05-20 15:12:41

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Oh, putting a jet on the side of your motorcycle, but when I put one on the back, the cops get all snooty about it....

If they got a chance to be snooty you just didn't use a big enough jet engine.

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#408 2018-05-23 06:58:59

Robotic weeding, obviously the next step is to move away from chemicals completely and use some form of directed energy.

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#410 2018-05-29 14:56:45

Remember that robots are not just machines that look like us.  Any electronic device that serves us is considered a robot and is more than capable of being a security threat.

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#411 2018-05-31 12:04:51

Can your torpedo do this?

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#412 2018-06-01 13:38:35

London meltdown.

Cash?  What is cash?

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#413 2018-06-01 14:39:27

Emmeran wrote:

London meltdown.

Cash?  What is cash?

I never carry it.  Not sure how the muggers in NYC are coping with this, although, the ultra Liberals probably still carry their "mugging money".

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#415 2018-06-02 18:24:02

Carnival Cruise lines has used electronic poker tables on the their cruise ships for years.  No dealer mistakes, no chips needed, and no tipping either.  I expect these to replace many of the low-end cardrooms in casinos all over America soon.

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#417 2018-06-08 12:27:33

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#418 2018-06-20 16:25:22

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a cease and desist letter to Dolder, Falco and Reese Partners, LLC, the company that makes an idiotic and dangerous product called the Autopilot Buddy, a $199 lump of plastic and magnets that fools a Tesla’s Autopilot system into thinking you’re paying attention.

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#422 2018-11-05 12:54:24

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#425 2018-11-29 15:22:52

Unless M$ bought a company already competently doing this, it will be shit.

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#426 2018-11-29 17:24:18

Baywolfe wrote:

Unless M$ bought a company already competently doing this, it will be shit.

Not to get off topic but the Surface Table, the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop are still the best products on the market and let's not forget their keyboards and mice either.

This thing is a far cry from silliness of Google Glasses or the Apple swatch.

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#427 2018-11-30 12:35:02

Emmeran wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

Unless M$ bought a company already competently doing this, it will be shit.

Not to get off topic but the Surface Table, the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop are still the best products on the market and let's not forget their keyboards and mice either.

This thing is a far cry from silliness of Google Glasses or the Apple swatch.

F-Apple period.  I give my granddaughter shit all the time about what a sheep she is.  I like Azio keyboards and Logitech mice.  M$ peripherals are fine, they're the Chevrolet Impalas of the electronics world, they'll run and run while they slowly fall apart.  I've never had any experience with the Surface products.  They're manufactured by Pegatron, a Chinese company I know nothing about.

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#429 2018-12-12 19:42:14

The machines just acquired a taste for blood!

Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NINTCHDBPICT000455556482.jpg?strip=all&w=960

Last edited by lechero (2018-12-12 19:43:43)

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#430 2018-12-13 06:03:02

"Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes"

I hate this headline.  If you don't catch the dash in in foot-long, it makes it sound like the robot sought him out and stabbed him with 10' long spikes.

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#431 2018-12-13 11:28:40

Platymingo wrote:

"Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes"

I hate this headline.  If you don't catch the dash in in foot-long, it makes it sound like the robot sought him out and stabbed him with 10' long spikes.

Yeah, also it fell on him.  It would be like saying "Building malfunctions and crushes worker".

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#432 2018-12-13 11:42:03

http://high-street.org/sidepic/robosmoke.png


~ Click to meet Boris ~

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#433 2018-12-14 05:41:18

choad wrote:

http://high-street.org/sidepic/robosmoke.png


~ Click to meet Boris ~

NPR's report was short of calling it a "Potemkin robot"

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#434 2018-12-14 09:41:06

Just carrying on a long tradition that goes back to around the turn of the 20th century when they had the marvelous machines that could do all kinds of things.  As long as there was a dwarf inside to do them.

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#435 2018-12-14 11:39:52

Baywolfe wrote:

Just carrying on a long tradition that goes back to around the turn of the 20th century

Earlier. The Turk, now a generic term, is probably the world's best known confidence game, followed closely by The Spanish Prisoner.

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#436 2018-12-14 11:52:37

One of the more contemporary, and notorious, productions of "The Turk".

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#437 2018-12-14 14:08:15

choad wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

Just carrying on a long tradition that goes back to around the turn of the 20th century

Earlier. The Turk, now a generic term, is probably the world's best known confidence game, followed closely by The Spanish Prisoner.

Thanks, I was too lazy to look those up and their names have long been purged from my memory.

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#438 2019-04-27 16:14:07

Bots Firing Bots

https://high-street.org/sidepic/shelfstockborg.jpg


~ click ~

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#440 2019-09-30 08:17:55

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#441 2019-11-21 16:20:53

I'll take one Hedy Lamar, please.

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#442 2019-11-21 20:16:01

Fun to talk about but beyond creepy in actual effect.

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#443 2019-11-22 11:46:17

The Porn industry has always been early adopters of the latest and greatest technology. 

I've read Sci-Fi stories that covered this subject where people retire by getting plugged into the Matrix and you can live the rest of your life with any fantasies you want.  It usually ends tragically.

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