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Progress in creating the world's first sex robot. https://www.theguard...first-sex-robot

 

Someday these things will be commonplace. And occasionally they will go rogue and need to be hunted down. My dream job is closer to being a reality!


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Progress in creating the world's first sex robot. https://www.theguard...first-sex-robot

 

Someday these things will be commonplace. And occasionally they will go rogue and need to be hunted down. My dream job is closer to being a reality!

for years Gromnir has been accused o' being a sex-bot.

 

 

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I always need my dose of scary stuff:

 



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Thought this was an interesting TED talk on the Westboro Church. Actually it is more about the way we communicate with each other. I think the "Don't assume bad intent" is pretty dang important. I try to do that here, although it can be difficult. Backing away and thinking about things, and asking questions instead of sniping and accusing can lead to much better discourse. 


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If this doesn't convince you the government is getting out of control I don't know what will: http://reason.com/bl...ht-cameras-oreg

 

The quote function does not appear to be working right. So in short a man in Oregon is cited by a red light camera. So he began doing some research on his own into how red light cameras work and found some serious flaws. He asked to present these findings to the State Board and rather than hear him he was fined an additional $500 for basically doing math without the permission of the state. 


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The last time I received a red light camera ticket they sent me a link, that when clicked upon, took me to a video of me straight up rolling thru a turn right on red. :lol: I was like, "yep Im guilty".



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In California there has been a bunch of controversy over the cameras. If I remember correctly, unlike traditional tickets, in some counties you can just ignore the notice. I could be wrong though.



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There's been some issues with IL cameras too. Something like; they are suppose to give you .5 seconds before firing but were only giving .3 seconds...something like that. They threw a bunch of tickets out over it. In my case it was actual video of me casually rolling up, mostly but not completely stopping, then turning right (you can legally turn right on a lot of red lights here but you have to stop first). Costs an even hundo per camera ticket around these parts.



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If this doesn't convince you the government is getting out of control I don't know what will: http://reason.com/bl...ht-cameras-oreg

 

The quote function does not appear to be working right. So in short a man in Oregon is cited by a red light camera. So he began doing some research on his own into how red light cameras work and found some serious flaws. He asked to present these findings to the State Board and rather than hear him he was fined an additional $500 for basically doing math without the permission of the state. 

 

 

Seems to me reading the article that the $500 dollar fine has less to do with "doing math without permission of the state" and more to do with the fact that the state has determined - through their license board - that the only people who can call themselves engineers are those who are officially dues paying engineer license holders in the state.

 

Someone could do all the math they want, they just couldn't represent themselves as an 'engineer' in doing so unless they were an engineering license holder.  This may also be an issue, but its a different kind of issue, I think.



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Raw documentary stock footage from ~1977 on comic books in the US:

 


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This calmed me down, great stuff:

 


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If this doesn't convince you the government is getting out of control I don't know what will: http://reason.com/bl...ht-cameras-oreg
 
The quote function does not appear to be working right. So in short a man in Oregon is cited by a red light camera. So he began doing some research on his own into how red light cameras work and found some serious flaws. He asked to present these findings to the State Board and rather than hear him he was fined an additional $500 for basically doing math without the permission of the state.

 
Seems to me reading the article that the $500 dollar fine has less to do with "doing math without permission of the state" and more to do with the fact that the state has determined - through their license board - that the only people who can call themselves engineers are those who are officially dues paying engineer license holders in the state.
 
Someone could do all the math they want, they just couldn't represent themselves as an 'engineer' in doing so unless they were an engineering license holder.  This may also be an issue, but its a different kind of issue, I think.

If the article is correct, he's fined for this: "practicing engineering without being registered." It's true some states (like Texas) have laws that you can't call yourself an engineer without being registered (a professional engineer), but I've never heard about "practicing engineering". All Oregon tech firms would have to shut down if they start enforcing this, as very few engineers are registered as it requires a very tough exam which is completely useless for most engineering positions.

A woman is murdered over an insult parrot: http://www.foxnews.c...insult-him.html

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"The Apprehension Engine"

 

 

Our office needs one of these...



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So apparently the FTC has sent warning letters to a bunch of celebrities about promoting brands without disclosing the relationship. This sounds insane to me. I think it is dumb that people buy stuff because celebrities are into it, but I think it is even dumber that the government feels the need to get involved in it.



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The FTC is one of the most evil, corrupt, nazi, villainous pseudo gov't agencies in the world.  ewveryone should tell them  STFU with their nazism.






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