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This thing is beautiful (you need to watch the video with sound on to really appreciate it):

hackaday.com/2017/09/18/single

@sydneyfalk there's also some videos on YouTube that are films of the old robots.

It's really amazing to me the variety of behavior they exhibit with a couple of vacuum tubes for a brain :)

All this reminds me that I have a neglected robot project of my own I should revisit...

@sydneyfalk there's also some videos on YouTube that are films of the old robots.

It's really amazing to me the variety of behavior they exhibit with a couple of vacuum tubes for a brain :)

All this reminds me that I have a neglected robot project of my own I should revisit...

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THANK. YOU.

I had known of the Logo robots but never about these. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ^_^

@sydneyfalk when you need to know about old weird tech shit, I'm your man. 🤣

If you can get your hands on a copy of Grey Walter's "The Living Brain" I think you'd find it interesting.

@paulfree14 @megfault an invasion would likely be very successful as the majority of our citizens would welcome it (that's how broken our democracy is).

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Whenever I read about identity theft I feel like we have the narrative completely backwards.

If someone applies for a visa in my name they haven't "stolen my identity", I'm still me and still living under my identity, they've defrauded visa.

By calling this identify theft we shift the responsibility from visa (to not give credit cards to randos) to us the public. We must now, somehow, protect an ineffable sense of "identity" based on public information that was never entirely in our control.

@cypnk it made me nostalgic for my first-gen Insight (not terribly similar but also a small, weird, cool little car).

@sydneyfalk are you familiar with "Machina Speculatrix"?

If not you might find them inspiring (especially given the background of their creator)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_

This is what got me through the first dot-com bust:

mnftiu.cc/2001/10/09/war-1/

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@jjg cool - my claim to fame is that the 3d storm cloud in jurrassic park could be my work - as i worked on silicon graphics devices showing clouds from space in 3d, as worked in remote sensing space science at same time ..... ;)

@awooga that is extremely cool :)

After Milwaukee Makerfaire (and some camping trips) I hope to get back to work on Raiden (I need to get some solid baseline performance measurements so I can start on Mark II to replace it, it's so damn loud/hot/power hungry 😋)

@kellerfuchs @cnc I thought of a clever joke to make about comp sci students but it's cruel and I actually mean them no harm

@natecull this is cool, but it reminds me of how I'm kind of "done" with the web in general.

Tired: computer science
Wired: computer alchemy

It's so much nicer here.

I've always preferred the company of freaks.

One thing I want to work on is resisting the urge to react externally to things unless I plan to *do* something about them.

If I don't have a play to make, I'm thinking it's probably better to just "pass" that round.