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Water Cooler / Re: Terminator Scenario
« on: July 22, 2024, 05:13:48 PM »
>Faces made of living skin make robots smile
(Nightmare fuel)

Why is it that robots that are made to look real are more spooky than robots that look like robots? Seriously, the humanoid ones with faces absolutely terrify me. And I can't explain why because I know it's not real. But the lizard part of my brain is not convinced.

Water Cooler / Re: Kids These Days
« on: July 22, 2024, 05:07:45 PM »
WOW! the sound of the suction is a bit spooky!

Water Cooler / Re: Segway makes more affordable robot lawn mower
« on: July 19, 2024, 08:42:12 PM »
I am not gonna lie. I'm looking HARD at a robot mower. I hate mowing. Hate it. And paying a ton for it to get it done right now.

The one that would work the best for me is the $11K one. I suppose though, I could just get the little one and just have the mower running all the time and get a certain section of the lawn done every day.

ABsolutely looking into this. I had no idea that moving closer to Kansas City would give me crappier internet service than living in unpopulated Kansas.

Now if they can figure out a way to use it to get rid of those “fly out of the air Chinese invasive carp”….

Water Cooler / Re: Cricket in the USA?
« on: June 07, 2024, 09:07:44 PM »
Also, speaking of sports you don’t know anything about in the Olympics but you might watch the Olympics to learn about them:

The Haudenosaunee Nationals’ quest to play under their own flag at the Olympics
Joe Biden has backed a Native American lacrosse team’s bid to compete at the Los Angeles Games in 2028. But IOC rules stand in their way

I’d watch them! I think it’s super cool that the Tribe that invented the sport wants to play in the Olympics. It should have happened years ago.

Water Cooler / Re: Cricket in the USA?
« on: June 07, 2024, 08:38:59 PM »
I heard about this. And then thought,”We have a Cricket team?”

Apparently, we do and they are really good. I wonder where they are based out of? Are they an Olympic team?

I think the meathead types will embrace the "resistance" mode to help them build up.  And, yes, people with disabilities such as chronic cancer or MS will use this as well.

I think the native people of Indonesia knew how intelligent these apes are:  the word "orangutan" translates to "people of the forest."

The side effects of this drug are very miserable. It shows how desperate people are to lose weight.  Probably shows more about how society treats fat people.

This wasn't even kids doing it. It was adults! That's what's so screwed up about this!!

Traffic / Re: The man who killed Google Search?
« on: April 25, 2024, 09:16:36 PM »
Gomes, who was a critical part of the original team that made Google Search work, who has been credited with establishing the culture of the world’s largest and most important search engine, was chased out by a growth-hungry managerial types led by Prabhakar Raghavan, a management consultant wearing an engineer costume.

A quick note: I used “management consultant” there as a pejorative. While he exhibits all the same bean-counting, morally-unguided behaviors of a management consultant, from what I can tell Raghavan has never actually worked in that particular sector of the economy.

But do you know who has? Sundar Pichai, who previously worked at McKinsey — arguably the most morally abhorrent company that has ever existed, having played roles both in the 2008 financial crisis (where it encouraged banks to load up on debt and flawed mortgage-backed securities) and the ongoing opioid crisis, where it effectively advised Purdue Pharma on how to “growth hack” sales of Oxycontin. McKinsey has paid nearly $1bn over several settlements due to its work with Purdue. I’m getting sidetracked, but one last point. McKinsey is actively anti-labor. When a company brings in a McKinsey consultant, they’re often there to advise on how to “cut costs,” which inevitably means layoffs and outsourcing. McKinsey is to the middle class what flesh-eating bacteria is to healthy tissue.

!!! I can't even get past that paragraph. Seriously, I'm sick.

Water Cooler / Re: MR340 - Kayak racing
« on: April 25, 2024, 07:56:44 PM »
I got mine used and it's a 2017 model. It was about $1600, and I don't feel bad about spending that on something that brings me so much happiness.

Water Cooler / MR340 - Kayak racing
« on: April 25, 2024, 04:18:56 PM »
YOU GUYS!!  I'm so stupidly excited about this!

Did you know that there is such a thing as kayak racing? And you kayak on rivers to get to the next point? I didn't! I was lamenting that I really wanted to get back into triathlon but absolutely hate bike riding with cars and then someone told me of the MR340.

340 miles on the Missouri River over two days. I probably should start with something a bit less, but I kinda want to do this just to finish it! Since my elbows are shot, I use a kayak that is pedal powered (Hobie Revolution 13 if you're interested.)

I'd have to train hard to make it. But what an experience!!!

Traffic / Re: Neil Patel is doing okay
« on: April 20, 2024, 10:38:53 PM »
Good for him!

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