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Robots in Europe Could Become 'Electronic Persons'. :lol: :facepalm:



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Watch This Freakishly Agile Dog-Bot Do the Dishes.



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One step closer to replication technology!

 



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Even if I could, I would, because I should.

 

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Researchers Just Found a Giant Cache of Water Underneath California.


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Okay, with all the politics going on,, this article for the general snerk.

 

The Libertarian Republic - Actual cuckolds offended that the term is now a right wing insult



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I just had a story pop up on my news feed about toddlers shooting people:

 

http://fortune.com/2...2/toddler-guns/

 

It's a few months old, but Jesus.



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This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America Comics #1 and to honor one of the nation’s greatest fictional heroes, a bronze statue is being erected in Captain America‘s honor. The statue will make its debut at San Diego Comic Con later this month, before finding a permanent residence in Steve Rogers’ native Brooklyn at Prospect Park.

 

Announced today via USA Today, the bronze statue of Cap will be thirteen feet tall and will weigh one ton, and features the hero in an iconic shield raised pose similar to iconic pieces of work by the likes of John Cassaday and Tim Sale. The statue itself was designed by Comicave Studios with the help of Marvel artists and features Captain America in a costume more akin to his World War II attire in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger as opposed to the design of his first appearance seventy five years ago.
 
After the unveiling at San Diego Comic Con, the Captain America statue will depart on a cross country trip which will be documented via social media before arriving in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a dedication on August 10th. If you can’t make it out to either events, then Comicave Studios will be releasing a limited edition line of replicas. The 12 inch bronze replicas will be limited to 750 statues, and there will also be 100 made-to-order 35 inch pewter replicas on sale also.
 

Kieran Shiach, Comics Alliance



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So NASA got sick of all that conspiracy thing and released over 10,000 photos from the Apollo moon mission


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I've always found it amusing that Poland, whose capital is Warsaw and whom the Warsaw Pact is named after, is now one of NATO's staunchest members.


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And it's not going to change their minds, because all of those images "were taken in a studio and are fake". :/

 

I showed my friend the video of one of the astronauts dropping a feather and a hammer on the moon, and she still thought it was fake.



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For those programmers out there...

 

Tor - Apollo 11 Source code is full of easter egg jokes

 


We’ve long been bowled over by this iconic photo of software engineer Margaret Hamilton standing beside all of the code that landed us on the Moon, but little did we know what surprises awaited us in the code itself. In the 1960s, lacking the flight software for the Apollo 11 mission, programmers from MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory had to invent a version of the esoteric assembly programming language (pages and pages of it, as you can tell from the photo). While the code has been available online since 2003—when tech researcher Ron Burkey transcribed every single line—the average software developer wasn’t really aware of it until this past week.

 

On July 7, former NASA intern Chris Garry uploaded all of the software onto GitHub, for programmers to pick through to their hearts’ content. And here’s the fun part: Even though the assembly language was intended to be understood more by computers than by humans, the original programmers left countless jokes, funny asides, ’60s references, and even a Shakespeare quotation in the comments.

 

Consider that the keyboard and display system program, which they nicknamed PINBALL_GAME_BUTTONS_AND_LIGHTS.s in the code, opens by quoting the Bard from Henry VI:

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LUNAR_LANDING_GUIDANCE_EQUATIONS.s, aside from being what it says on the tin, also includes several irreverent asides, including a note about “crank[ing] the silly thing around” and a Wizard of Oz reference:

 

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And if you noticed the BURNBABY in the above code, here’s the explanation for why one of the files is named BURN_BABY_BURN–MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE.s:

 

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Maybe we’ll take a page from the Apollo 11 programmers and tag every post going forward with this:

 

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Quartz has an awesome deep dive into the code; check it out!


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So due to a funny clause, Denmark will be presented with the opportunity to buy back the West Indian Islands next year (st Thomas and st. Jan).. 

 

Here's the check America wrote 99 years ago..

 

 

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am not a cat person, though we do own one that belonged to our sister.

 

http://www.empiricalbrewery.com/cats/

 

https://www.dnainfo....grain-from-rats

 

http://www.chicagotr...0407-story.html

 

anyways, is kinda a great solution to twin problems o' chicago's rat problem and what a no-kill shelter does with feral cats... though the birkenstock and patchouli crowd doesn't like feral cats 'cause they kill migratory birds.  can't make everybody happy. 

 

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I have been thinking about getting into brewing myself, might just need to adopt a cat along with the process.  :)






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