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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #195 on: August 13, 2021, 05:55:48 AM »
Just put a link in the Humour thread, as it made me laugh. But its on the theme of anti vaccers in the UK.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/09/confused-anti-vaccine-protesters-storm-bbc-hq-years-after-moved-out

all sorts of idiots at it  over her it seems too
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Among the individuals outside was Piers Corbyn, the brother of the former Labour party leader, who was recorded on one live stream as saying “we’ve got to take over these bastards”, while other individuals on the protest described the media as “the virus” and criticised the BBC’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #196 on: October 29, 2021, 05:22:49 PM »
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McDonald’s Partners With IBM to Replace Drive-Thru Employees With AI
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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #197 on: November 02, 2021, 03:01:03 PM »

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #198 on: November 02, 2021, 06:57:15 PM »
How do they keep roving dogs from eating all the pizzas on the little robots?  Serious question.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #199 on: November 02, 2021, 08:24:13 PM »
I'm guessing they have some sort of lid lock code that is passed to the buyer.  But I do think these are going to develop 'porch pirate' issues.

Also, the media seems to me to be making these out to be a little more sophisticated than they actually are.

https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasanattempt/comments/q5ajr6/to_deliver_food/

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #200 on: November 15, 2021, 02:03:16 AM »
The robots behind the bar that want to pull your next pint - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59246183

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #201 on: November 15, 2021, 05:13:19 AM »
>>F&P Robotics, which makes the Barney Bar, pictured, says such robots won't replace many human bar staff

Of course not. Bars are going to spend $45K to $150K on robotic bar tenders because it will allow existing staff to fulfill more high-level functions such as counseling patrons on their marriages and jobs. There will be no workforce reduction. Bar tenders will, however, be expected to have Master's or PhD degrees in counseling.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #202 on: November 15, 2021, 11:24:53 AM »
I can see it at banquets, cruise ships and hotels, freeing up human bartenders to push high dollar mixed umbrella drinks made with call booze.  But makes no sense in a pub.

> counseling

You guys hang out in a more POSH sort of bar than I used to.  My favorite bartender had a sawed off baseball bat behind the bar for counseling. hhh

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #203 on: November 15, 2021, 03:51:37 PM »
>baseball bat

When I was 18 (ok, ok, 16-17) the bars out on the barrier islands had a potent mix of patrons in the fall --Navy sailors from Norfolk fleet, commercial fishermen from the soundside fishing villages, and high school boys from the mainland. It was gang warfare to get in and out.  The roughest bar was over near the main fishing village with mostly commercial fishermen drinking the day away.  No bouncer, just mean, surly fishermen. High school boys from the mainland were definitely not welcome ....don't ask me how I know.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #204 on: November 15, 2021, 04:53:02 PM »
Honestly, I don't hang out in bars, but one of my best friends is a bartender. Most of the counseling is diverting couples fighting over nonsense and trying to get them back to having a good time.

People who are having a good time tip better. So one of the differences between a psychologist counselor and a barkeep counselor, is the later has a vested interest in you getting better, unless your mental illness comes in the form  of alcohol addiction.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #205 on: November 15, 2021, 08:27:35 PM »
Raspberry Pi Cocktail Machine Mixes Your Favorite Drinks | Tom's Hardware
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-cocktail-maker

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #206 on: November 18, 2021, 07:02:09 PM »
US: CVS To Close 900 Stores As It Adjusts To Increasing Number Of Online Shoppers