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Fuck Divvy. They stole 4-5 precious parking spaces in front of my building.


Awwww. I love it. Probably going to buy an annual membership once this winter is over. Super ultra cheap. They put a rack right in front of our building, but we have a big enough sidewalk that it's entirely up on the sidewalk. They even moved the bike racks we had down a bit (didn't lose them).

Also: don't you guys have a parking lot for employees?


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Zanshin wrote:
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Fuck Divvy. They stole 4-5 precious parking spaces in front of my building.


Awwww. I love it. Probably going to buy an annual membership once this winter is over. Super ultra cheap. They put a rack right in front of our building, but we have a big enough sidewalk that it's entirely up on the sidewalk. They even moved the bike racks we had down a bit (didn't lose them).

Also: don't you guys have a parking lot for employees?


Nope. No garage. Not even pay parking nearby. All street parking. Sucks ass.

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New "impossible" engine actually works...can't explain why....

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http://sploid.gizmodo.com/nasa-reveals-new-impossible-engine-can-change-space-t-1614549987

New "impossible" engine actually works...can't explain why....


Then Gizmodo did a shit job explaining it. They think, but can't prove (yet), that the microwaves are pushing off of quantum matter and anti-matter particles that appear for a fraction of a millisecond in space. The engine is pushing against nothing, and nothing pushes back, because in space, nothing is something for a microsecond so long as it is not observed.

Quantum physics are mind-blowingly impossibly cool.


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And as a followup (don't have the link on my phone atm), scientists just figured out how to observe and record the quantum state without quantum state acting as if it is being observed, and were able to record the movements of microwave photons in their quantum state. Like, it's impossible to the impossible.

The microwave engine may just work because the shit it kicks out already exists in a quantum state. I am in nerd heaven about these two combined pieces of news.

Trawled my Twitter feed and found the link from this morning:

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Micro robot scallops that swim in your blood and eyeballs to fix stuff

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Thr navy now has a 40kw laser in operation. Each shot costs a dollar

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Thr navy now has a 40kw laser in operation. Each shot costs a dollar

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch- ... 8236459741


Call me when they have a Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40MW range.


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Also love that the dude is pretty much using an Xbox controller to aim it.


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Also love that the dude is pretty much using an Xbox controller to aim it.


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Also love that the dude is pretty much using an Xbox controller to aim it.


IKR!


Would feel more comfy if PS.


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DARPA has created self guiding sniper bullets (video)

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DARPA has created self guiding sniper bullets (video)

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/da ... ng-bullets


I've read about how the military wanted these developed, mostly for anti-tank rifles. The concept was a .50 cal round was big enough to house the guidance systems they wanted, and a spotter could laser-aim the round directly into the slit between the turret and the body, where the armor is the thinnest and go for interior ricochet kills.

Crazy they made it happen already.


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Actually starts at about 1:10 but the whole thing is epic.



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So if I understand that movie right, all I have to do is dive behind something like a table or some aluminum and I'm safe from the bullet? Sounds legit.


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Yeah. The bullets apparently explode and have zero penetration. Seems to be a design flaw. The assassin droids are pretty great though. I actually really like that movie as bad as it is.


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Yeah. The bullets apparently explode and have zero penetration. Seems to be a design flaw. The assassin droids are pretty great though. I actually really like that movie as bad as it is.


I remember wanting to see that REEEEAALLLL BAD when I was younger but my parents wouldn't take me :(


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We can now implant false memories and dreams into sleeping mice

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We can now implant false memories and dreams into sleeping mice

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scienti ... eping-mice


Arent' all dreams false memories?

But like, how do they KNOW it worked? You can't really ask the mouse.


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We can now implant false memories and dreams into sleeping mice

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scienti ... eping-mice


Arent' all dreams false memories?

But like, how do they KNOW it worked? You can't really ask the mouse.


I guess we could argue that but couldn't some of them be real memories or even future desires?

That aside I suppose that you could create an experiment to test this. If you could control the actual memory that is implanted you could condition the mouse to be afraid of certain stimulus that they would not normally be afraid of. Then present then stimulus during a waking period to gauge reaction. But they aren't actually implanting a false memory. They are exercising specific parts of the brain to provide pleasure or not. I wonder how much of the activity that hans during the waking period has to do with the types of chemicals released into the system rather than specifically looking for a reward.

Now, if they could say they were implanting images of killer cheese and when the mouse woke up it ran away from cheese I would be more apt to agree with their conclusions.


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Zanshin wrote:
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We can now implant false memories and dreams into sleeping mice

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scienti ... eping-mice


Arent' all dreams false memories?

But like, how do they KNOW it worked? You can't really ask the mouse.


Now, taking this one step further, researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research have successfully implanted artificial memories into the minds of snoozing mice, a first for neuroscience. What’s more, these bogus memories persisted and actually affected the animal’s behavior when they woke up. Alongside being a remarkable achievement, the study is helping further our understanding of the role played by sleep in memory consolidation and could maybe one day lead to the development of ways to make humans less susceptible to false memories, which can be a serious issue in criminal cases.

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Skull1 wrote:
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We can now implant false memories and dreams into sleeping mice

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scienti ... eping-mice


Arent' all dreams false memories?

But like, how do they KNOW it worked? You can't really ask the mouse.


Now, taking this one step further, researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research have successfully implanted artificial memories into the minds of snoozing mice, a first for neuroscience. What’s more, these bogus memories persisted and actually affected the animal’s behavior when they woke up. Alongside being a remarkable achievement, the study is helping further our understanding of the role played by sleep in memory consolidation and could maybe one day lead to the development of ways to make humans less susceptible to false memories, which can be a serious issue in criminal cases.


None quoted there is a quantifiable measure of "This is how we know it worked." The best you could try and cherry pick there is "What's more, these bogus memories persisted and actually affected the animal's behavior when they woke up."

How? HOW. It's important! Seriously I want to know how this shit fucking works! :) They mentioned another article where they were able to create a false memory of a trauma in a room and the mouse would avoid that room thereafter. But they didn't say anything how THIS test works! I don't know how someone writes an article about this as fact and then don't back it up with, y'know FACTS.


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But they didn't say anything how THIS test works! I don't know how someone writes an article about this as fact and then don't back it up with, y'know FACTS.


This is my problem with the article. Media just takes one or two ideas that they get and report them (most of the time) out of context. Science requires that someone be able to replicate the results. I wouldn't really even know where to begin with the way this article was written.


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YES PLEASE:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/unified-weapons-master-future-fighting/

DO those come in XL?


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Boeing is developing plasma shields

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Next step toward Shadowrun body modification achieved:

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Next step toward Shadowrun body modification achieved:

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-me ... s-eyeballs


Thank you for posting this. I kept meaning to come here and post it to this thread with that headline! :D

Thought this sounded cool to try 'till I got to the part that read "eyelid speculum." NOPE.


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Just read the article- DMSO is in the Shadowtech book.


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Sci fi no more... We now have 3d holographic images without glasses

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We have bionic lenses they can put into your eye with a syringe

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We have bionic lenses they can put into your eye with a syringe

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WAAAAAAANT. Like want right now want.


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Robots can now heal themselves and 1 step closer to terminators

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http://www.iflscience.com/technology/robots-can-adapt-injury-within-minutes

Robots can now heal themselves and 1 step closer to terminators


They can alter their mechanics to adapt to an injury. A bit of a stretch to say they're repairing themselves. We've still got a couple years before our robot overlords show up.

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http://www.iflscience.com/technology/robots-can-adapt-injury-within-minutes

Robots can now heal themselves and 1 step closer to terminators


They can alter their mechanics to adapt to an injury. A bit of a stretch to say they're repairing themselves. We've still got a couple years before our robot overlords show up.


Well to be fair, your basic terminators do just that, adapt to injuries. The only "repair" they ever showed was rerouting power to restart

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Skull1 wrote:
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http://www.iflscience.com/technology/robots-can-adapt-injury-within-minutes

Robots can now heal themselves and 1 step closer to terminators


They can alter their mechanics to adapt to an injury. A bit of a stretch to say they're repairing themselves. We've still got a couple years before our robot overlords show up.


Well to be fair, your basic terminators do just that, adapt to injuries. The only "repair" they ever showed was rerouting power to restart


I thought Arnie repaired his arm (with tools) in T1 or T2?

The point is the concept of a Terminator is still a long ways off. Even with the advances in Quadpedal and now Bipedal movement from Boston Dynamics, they still can't identify jack shit reliably. Like I feel like we're at least 10-20 years away from a robot as advanced as a Terminator. Possibly more.


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Zanshin wrote:
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http://www.iflscience.com/technology/robots-can-adapt-injury-within-minutes

Robots can now heal themselves and 1 step closer to terminators


They can alter their mechanics to adapt to an injury. A bit of a stretch to say they're repairing themselves. We've still got a couple years before our robot overlords show up.


Well to be fair, your basic terminators do just that, adapt to injuries. The only "repair" they ever showed was rerouting power to restart


I thought Arnie repaired his arm (with tools) in T1 or T2?

The point is the concept of a Terminator is still a long ways off. Even with the advances in Quadpedal and now Bipedal movement from Boston Dynamics, they still can't identify jack shit reliably. Like I feel like we're at least 10-20 years away from a robot as advanced as a Terminator. Possibly more.


Speaking of, did you see the video of Volvo demonstrating it's driverless technology? The car backed up nice and slow, then suddenly accelerated right into two onlookers. Apparently, it can detect cars and attempt to avoid them, but not people.

Maybe autonomous killing machines aren't that far off, after all.

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Speaking of, did you see the video of Volvo demonstrating it's driverless technology? The car backed up nice and slow, then suddenly accelerated right into two onlookers. Apparently, it can detect cars and attempt to avoid them, but not people.

Maybe autonomous killing machines aren't that far off, after all.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/s ... -1.2238171

I did. About that:

1). The car was not driverless. There was a driver.
2). The demonstration was to show how their "Pedestrian Detection System" worked.
3). The car did not have the Pedestrian Detection upgrade option.
4). The driver's acceleration on the pedal would have overridden the Pedestrian Detection anyway, according to Volvo reps.

So really, it was a display of three things:

1). How shitty Volvo is at writing safety software (AT NO TIME SHOULD THE GAS PEDAL OVERRIDE NOT RUNNING SOMEONE OVER. Seriously. The number of lives saved with that always on vs. the number of lives lost to imaginary biker gangs standing in front of your Volvo threatening to kill you is a complete non-argument).
2). How NOT safety-forward Volvo is (if you have the fucking tech, just put it in the fucking car, don't make it an option. It's a Volvo. They're expensive. People buy them because they have money and want to not die.)
3). How fucking stupid people are.


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A coworker had a brake system like that on their subaru or something like that. Problem was when they get to where they live they have a gate to the driveway, and even when it opens it still detects it's there, and they can't go in unless they turn off the automatic brake system lol

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Zanshin wrote:
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http://www.iflscience.com/technology/robots-can-adapt-injury-within-minutes

Robots can now heal themselves and 1 step closer to terminators


They can alter their mechanics to adapt to an injury. A bit of a stretch to say they're repairing themselves. We've still got a couple years before our robot overlords show up.


Well to be fair, your basic terminators do just that, adapt to injuries. The only "repair" they ever showed was rerouting power to restart


I thought Arnie repaired his arm (with tools) in T1 or T2?


He got his hand stuck in some gears in the final scene of t2, and he took a steel rod and broke off his forearm to get himself free

Which he was subsequently stabbed with later, pinning him to the deck, and killed his power, which he then rerouted, removed the rod, then rolled into the moving belt with the grenade launcher and shoots the t1000, he splits into a big V, gets wobbly and falls into the molten metal

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Zanshin wrote:
1). How shitty Volvo is at writing safety software (AT NO TIME SHOULD THE GAS PEDAL OVERRIDE NOT RUNNING SOMEONE OVER. Seriously. The number of lives saved with that always on vs. the number of lives lost to imaginary biker gangs standing in front of your Volvo threatening to kill you is a complete non-argument).


I would think making it an option that can be turned off with some type of button may be more useful. I would not like a car that could decide I am not allowed to GTFO of dodge if something bad is happening. And it isn't just biker gangs.


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Drunk247 wrote:
Zanshin wrote:
1). How shitty Volvo is at writing safety software (AT NO TIME SHOULD THE GAS PEDAL OVERRIDE NOT RUNNING SOMEONE OVER. Seriously. The number of lives saved with that always on vs. the number of lives lost to imaginary biker gangs standing in front of your Volvo threatening to kill you is a complete non-argument).


I would think making it an option that can be turned off with some type of button may be more useful. I would not like a car that could decide I am not allowed to GTFO of dodge if something bad is happening. And it isn't just biker gangs.


Yeah and that sounds fine. Just like the Airbag Shutoff. If you want to disengage it, then fine. But if it's on, it's ON. The gas pedal should never be the "button" that disengages a "don't run over a pedestrian" feature is what I'm getting at.


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Drunk247 wrote:
Zanshin wrote:
1). How shitty Volvo is at writing safety software (AT NO TIME SHOULD THE GAS PEDAL OVERRIDE NOT RUNNING SOMEONE OVER. Seriously. The number of lives saved with that always on vs. the number of lives lost to imaginary biker gangs standing in front of your Volvo threatening to kill you is a complete non-argument).


I would think making it an option that can be turned off with some type of button may be more useful. I would not like a car that could decide I am not allowed to GTFO of dodge if something bad is happening. And it isn't just biker gangs.


Yeah and that sounds fine. Just like the Airbag Shutoff. If you want to disengage it, then fine. But if it's on, it's ON. The gas pedal should never be the "button" that disengages a "don't run over a pedestrian" feature is what I'm getting at.


Agree.


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