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GNAA Announces responsibility for kernel backdoor (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441212)

GNAA Announces responsibility for kernel backdoor
By Tim Copperfield
Raleigh, NC - GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America) this afternoon announced one of their loyal members was responsible for planting the "backdoor" inside the popular opensores operating system, Lunix [redhat.com] (Stocks [yahoo.com], Websites [google.com]).

In a shocking announcement this afternoon, GNAA representative goat-see revealed that the mistery hacker who penetrated high-security defenses of the Lunix "source code" repository and injected viral gay nigger seed deep inside the kernel was indeed a full-time GNAA member.
"This is serious," goat-see began. This is a first event of such magnitude since GNAA opened its doors to new members in 1996. Until now, we were gathering new members by announcing our group information on a popular troll website, slashdot.org [kuro5hin.org], but this is a whole new era. By injecting our holy gay nigger seed right into the Lunix kernel, we will be able to immediately collect thousands of members. "Make the most of the next six weeks," he added. "We will grow in numbers more than you can possibly imagine".
Insertion of the GNAA backdoor came right between the consideration of Novell [novell.com] to buy out the entire Lunix Kernel programming team, and will most likely positively affect the decision. By adding all the gay niggers working for Novell with the gay niggers developing Lunix kernel source, GNAA will be all-powerful and will begin plotting our next plans to add "backdoors" into the next favorite operating system, BeOS [microsoft.com].

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If you do not have an IRC client handy, you are free to use the GNAA Java IRC client by clicking here [nero-online.org].

About Lunix
Lunix is an operating system. An operating system is the basic set of programs and utilities that make your computer run. Some other common operating systems are Unix (and its variants BSD, AIX, Solaris, HPUX, and others); DOS; Microsoft Windows; Amiga; and Mac OS.
Lunix is Free Software. Now, just because it's Free, doesn't necessarily mean it's free. Think "free" as in "free speech," not "free beer," as we in the Free Software/Open Source community like to say. In a nutshell, software that is free as in speech, like Lunix, is distributed along with its source code so that anyone who receives it is free to make changes and redistribute it. So, not only is it ok to make copies of Lunix and give them to your friends, it's also fine to tweak a few lines of the source code while you're at it -- as long as you also freely provide your modified source code to everyone else. To learn more about free software and the major software license it is distributed under, called the General Public License (GPL), go here [com.com].

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Re:GNAA Announces responsibility for kernel backdo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441417)


you're fucking FIRED!!!!


Mighty fresh story, mighty fresh frosty piss (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441213)

Two in a row, I got the FP on the Mars story too.

Nominate A Robot (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441219)

Robot Name: Darl McBride
Robot Link: Darl McBride [sco.com]

Reason:Darl McBride should be considered for induction to the Robot Hall of Fame for his wonderful example of autonomous operation in the face of outstanding obstacles. If placed in the same position, any lesser robot would seg fault and dump core, but not Darl. He fearlessly plugs away at his thankless job, pressing the PR button. Hopefully, the twillight of solid-state death will not come to this robot too soon, and when it does, may it come suddenly, like a fast-burning fuse popping. Until such time, let's raise our soldiering irons to this icon -nay, this paragon of robotic execution that is Darl Mc Bride and immortalize him in the Robot Hall of Fame.

Thank you.

Mac Zealot Translator a go-go! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441227)

Mac Zealot Translator-o-matic

Apple have come up with some innovative products, but their market share remains tiny. Sadly, though, many buyers have been mislead by the marketing and eye-candy, and desperately try to justify their overpriced purchases to themselves on forums around the Net. Let's see what they really mean...

"MacOS X is everything Linux wants to be."
"Despite the fact that Linux is just code and can't WANT to be anything, I truly believe that it'd love to be a single-vendor, single-platform, sluggish half-proprietary OS with dwindling market share. Linux would love to throw away its impressively growing corporate takeup for that."

"Apple hardware is for real computer lovers."
"It's no hassle to use a plethora of keyboard combos to make up for the patronising one-button mouse. Despite the fact that my hands have FIVE fingers, and multiple-buttons make Web browsing so much more pleasant, I prefer my computer to be treat me like a special-needs child."

"Aqua makes me so much more productive!"
"My non-techie friends drool over the transparency and scaling effects, even though UI research has shown that they add practically nothing to getting real work done. It feels like KDE 2 on a Pentium 200, and I can't change to a light and fast WM, but those drop-shadows must make me work so quickly!"

"OSX shows that Apple is committed to open source."
"OpenDarwin.org and its community of about 27 is surely not just a token gesture by Apple. Pretty much nobody uses pure Darwin, and all the crucial components of the system are closed and require me to spend money just to get major OS updates, but they're really helping the community somehow."

"You get what you pay for with Apple hardware."
"My iBook was made by in Taiwan by AlphaTop and has design and build quality flaws (needing foam sheets jammed in to stop the common problem of the keyboard scratching the screen). But it's silvery and cost far more than an x86 laptop of better spec, so it must be much higher quality!"

"...blah blah MHz myth blah..."
"Although there's truth in PPC being more elegant than x86, it's crushing that the top-of-the-range 1.5 GHz chip is slaughtered by the equivalent 3 GHz Pentium 4. However, Steve Jobs showed some vague Photoshop filter benchmarks at the last MacWorld, so being a leprotard, I'm convinced."

Sybian (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441232)

Sybian [sybian.com] has my vote.

The most famous robots of all (3, Funny)

Hi_2k (567317) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441237)

Everybody knows them: The microsoft marketing people!

k9? (3, Funny)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441241)

What about K9 from Dr. Who? That put a rolling trashcan that beeps into the hall of fame, but they don't put in K9?

Why? Did Lukas donate some money to there school at somepoint?

Re:k9? (2, Informative)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441294)

First, R2-D2 is far more widley known then K9. perhaps the most widly know robot ever.
second, it just opened for Christ sake, go and vote for K9.

Third, by putting in a fictional robot, they set the stage. latter someone can't say, you're not allowed, its only for real robots.

Re:k9? (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441387)

Or they are seting the stage so the wealty in Hollywood can 'donate' money and 'earn' a spot for one of their companies robots.

But that would NEVER happen, now would it?

Re:k9? (0, Offtopic)

PopCulture (536272) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441516)

I dont get it.

You invite people to respond and not mod down to your sig, I do on your journal, and you do not respond!

Your sig read that 75% of the palestinians supported the Haifa restaurant attack...

but nearly 75% of Fox news viewers in the U.S. supported the war on Iraq, and thought that Saddam Hussein had access to Nukes and was ready to use them, as well as being behind the 9/11 attacks. Wrong on both counts!

How many Al-Jazeera viewers do you think had those same beliefs as the Fox news folks?

Just food for thought, nothing more... why not check out foriegn sources of news, more impartial sources with less to gain/lose? Please respond, don't mod down :)

Slashdots huge ads suck (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441254)

The huge ads on slashdot site really suck. They screw up the format, frequently cause IE to hang (I know, dump IE.. but look at the stats of who views slashdot I would like to know how many are using IE vs. UNIX browsers)

What about the Asimo? (5, Interesting)

ActionPlant (721843) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441257)

Seriously, Honda's Asimo needs to be on this list. Unless I missed it, of course.


And how could we forget the Rhoomba vacuum? Both robots of our time that are paving the way for things to come. Obvious choices, maybe, but necessary choices nonetheless.


Re:What about the Asimo? (1)

breser (16790) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441403)

Wasn't inducted but they did use a picture [robothalloffame.org] of the ASIMO. So they obviously think highly of it.

Hope they fix the nomination page... (3, Informative)

jejones (115979) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441262)

When you try to nominate a robot, you get a "Bad/No Recipient" error page.

In any case--once it's up, IMHO Nilsson's robot "Shakey" deserves nomination.

Star Wars (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441263)

Q: How tall are Ewoks?
A: Just about right! *mphghththpph*

what about.. (5, Interesting)

laurent420 (711504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441265)

lieutenant commander data?

Re:what about.. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441370)

It's a museum for robots, not bad actors idiot.

Re:what about.. (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441527)

Which one?

The one that is alive 20 years in the future at the end of ST:TNG or the one that dies in the last ST:TNG movie?

Re:what about.. (2, Insightful)

Galvatron (115029) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441542)

Isn't there some bit where he denies being a robot, calling himself an android instead? Anyway, Data being an android was just the excuse to slip a Spock-alike into TNG. Not that I'm complaining, I liked the show, and I liked the character, but Data has no more to do with robotics than I. R2D2 felt more like a tool, was mass produced in the fictional universe (unlike Data, who had a very bizarre origin story, and an "evil twin"), and was generally more believable, I think.

I thought this would never happen (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441267)

Seriously, I though that Microsoft would never remove pop-ups because internet advertisers would pay Microsoft to prevent it.

Then again, I thought Microsoft would never fix its security problems either.

Early post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441272)

Cock suckers! Oh yeah and I nominate Al Gore.

My vote... (1)

MoeMoe (659154) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441273)

You also have the chance to nominate other robots.

Bill Gates anyone? Where would the Borg be without him?

Ask Slashdot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441274)

Are Americans and Europeans really like we expect?

Answer the following question to find out.

State your country, and put in order the things you would most hate your child (or other children) to watch on television.

1. Man being shot (acted)
2. Man being shot (real)
3. Somebody saying "God damn it!"
4. Somebody saying "The fucker's fuckin' fucked."
5. Women's breasts
6. People having sex

not usa or europe but (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441302)

Country: Australia

1. Man being shot (real)
2. Man being shot (acted)
3. Somebody saying "The fucker's fuckin' fucked."
4. People having sex
5. Women's breasts
6. Somebody saying "God damn it!"

Re:Ask Slashdot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441314)

American, 18/M

6. People having sex
1. Man being shot (acted)
4. Somebody saying "The fucker's fuckin' fucked."
2. Man being shot (real)
5. Women's breasts
3. Somebody saying "God damn it!"

Logical choice... (2, Funny)

MoeMoe (659154) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441289)

You also have the chance to nominate other robots.

What about Dick Clark? Can you explain why that guy doesn't age after over a century of "A Dick Clark Rockin' New Years Bash"?

Re:Logical choice... (1)

Exatron (124633) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441566)

Two words: cryogenic stasis. Every year they thaw him out for the new years bash and stick him back in the freezer when they're done.

Obligatory Marvin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441295)

The brain the size of the Universe and no nomination?

I got a nominee... (4, Funny)

meta-monkey (321000) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441298)

I used to work at the Machine Intelligence Laboratory [ufl.edu] at the University of Florida [ufl.edu]. Back the mid '90s we developed a couple of robots that would wander around, avoiding walls and the like, and when their battery power got low, they would seek out a charging station we set up. Well, one of the robots had stronger motors on its wheels than the other. The smaller robot was on the charger, but the bigger robot pushed it off because it needed to charge. The smaller robot was too puny to retaliate, and its batteries ran out. This may well be the first documented case of robot murder. I nominate Grazer, the bigger robot, for induction as the first ever robot murderer!

Re:I got a nominee... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441339)

It wasn't murder, but it sure as hell was a Robot Rights (RR) violation, depriving a fellow robot of food like that!

Re:I got a nominee... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441379)

Further proof that might makes right! GO USA! HOOOOAHHH!

The little robot deserved to be cleansed.

Re:I got a nominee... (4, Funny)

Oscar_Wilde (170568) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441465)

The big robot didn't murder the small one, you've got it all wrong. The charging station was liberated!

Re:I got a nominee... (4, Interesting)

jayrtfm (148260) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441471)

actually, a Kawasaki factory robot deserves that dishonor.
In 1981 it killed its operator, Kenji Urada.

Re:I got a nominee... (1)

Galvatron (115029) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441561)

Yeah, but it's expected that robots are constantly striving to kill their creators (see: Bender, Red Robot, the Terminators, HAL 9000, etc.). A robocide, on the other hand, well that's noteworthy!

I nominate Susan Calvin.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441315)

...as the first human inductee.

Tell me you don't love her, too.

Maybe Karel Capek, for coining the term 'robot'.

Or Isaac Asimov for coining the term 'robotics'.

But definitely Susan Calvin, famed robopsychologist for US Robotics.

Case it be dotted (0)

DearAbbyTroll (722897) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441316)

Robots dat rock, dig dis: Foe robots fum ficshun and da damn real wo'ld is bein' inducted into Carnegie Mellon University's Robot Hall uh Fame tonight as de inaugural hono'ees. De selecshuns is as legendary in robotics as Babe Rud uh de Yankees and Roy Hobbs uh "De Natural" is in baseball, dig dis: Sojourner, dig dis: It wuz only about da damn size uh a microwave oven, but da damn Mars Padfinda' rova' made some planet-sized dojigger fo' itself back in 1997 when it sent back pictures fum de Red Planet. Man! "Fo' de fust time, some dinkin' robot equipped wid sophisticated lasa' eyes and automated honky codemin' reacted t'unplanned events on de surface uh anoda' planet," de Hall uh Fame says in its citashun. Unimate, dig dis: De two-ton GM assembly-line robotic arm, conceived in 1956 and fust put t'wo'k in 1961, be considered da damn wo'ld's fust industrial robot. Man! It dun did weldin' wo'k on kick d' cud castin's, markin' some milestone in de automashun uh similarly repetitive, unpleasant tax's. "Unimate be a blue-collar robot dat gots earned its place in histo'y," de citashun eyeballs. R2-D2: Dis ficshunal characta' is arguably de unsung star uh de "Star Wars" show -- an automaton who bails out da damn movie epic's harried humans mo'e dan once, chirpin' and beepin' its way into our hearts. "He duz not try t'imitate humans o' compete wid dem. WORD! He's all robot! Right on!" jury moderato' James Mo'ris says in de citashun. HAL 9000: If R2-D2 seemed mos' humanly warm and fuzzy, HAL 9000 wuz cold, calculatin' and not afraid t'violate da damn Laws uh Robotics in "2001: A Space Odyssey. Slap mah fro!" In de process, he became one uh de best-knode symbols uh technology run amok. Ya' know? "HAL gots had some lastin' effect not only on ficshun, but also on de real wo'ld," de citashun says. De hono'ees wuz selected by some human jury dat included "2001" audo' Buckwheat C. Clarke, "Sims" sage Gots'ta Wright and oda' luminaries uh de robo-sim wo'ld. Carnegie Mellon be solicitin' nominees fo' future Hall uh Fame considerashun. Scientific robots is judged on de basis uh skill and utility, entertainment robots gots'ta be funcshunin' autonomous devices dat gots achieved some significant audience, and ficshunal robots should be wo'ld-famous characters dat gots helped fo'med our opinions about da damn funcshun and value uh all robots. "Our goal be to create some puh'manent, interactive 'eshibishun involvin' robots dat gots'ta educate and entertain some wide variety uh audiences," Mo'ris, who be dean uh Carnegie Mellon's Farm uh Clunker Science, said in some written statement. Man! De next batch uh hono'ees gots'ta be announced in Octoba' 2004. But in de meantime, I'm curious which robots ya''d consida' wo'dy uh recognishun. Send in yo' suggesshuns and I'll pass along de top picks. Fo' mo'e about da damn decades-long march uh de robots, check out our online time line.

Qualifications? (1)

damiena (263598) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441320)

I would like to point out that 1/2 of the inductees have never existed as real robots, and also that at least 1/4 are actually midgets in a trashcan.

Re:Qualifications? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441401)

I would like to point ut that is is for both actual robots, and science fiction robots. TWO catagories.
There is a reason for havind a science fiction section, but if you can't be bothered to read the FAQ, then I can't be bother to post it.

Hey, anyone ever seen Metropolis? (3, Interesting)

prolix2012 (673349) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441327)

I'm a little suprised that the robot from Lang's Metropolis didn't get a nod, guess that whole "introduced the term 'robot into the lexicon" thing just doesn't go as far as it used to.

R.O.B (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441329)

i nominated the NES ROB [nesplayer.com] unit. that little guy was very inspirational to me in the fact that it taught me how to pick up things from one location and replace them in another. without ROB i would have never been able to do many things in my life including: going to the bathroom, find matching socks (i'm still working on this), or figure out how to use a mouse pad.

it also taught me how to play gyromite in a way, or rather it kind of just watched me as i played it.

obviously it doesn't have the recognition it deserves having died before being born. i hope the robot hall of fame can bring people to realize what a great robot ROB was.

Forbidden Planet Robot and Lost in Space robot ! (2, Interesting)

zymano (581466) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441335)

Favorite Movie robots.

Robby the robot. [google.com]

Lost in Space robot [google.com]

Don't any of you say the MUFFIT from Battle Star Galactica !!! Geeeeeezuz.

Twiki from Buck Rogers ......"Buck , Get down...bity .bity." [google.com]

The funkiest robot. The woman in that show....big crush !

Metal Mickey gets my vote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441337)

Don't know if this was bad enough to make it to the USA, but the UK and Australia were lucky enough to see Metal Mickey [bbc.co.uk] on a regular basis during the early 80's.

Picture [blueyonder.co.uk]

I think the viewer comment here [imdb.com] says it best.

"Quite simply, this show sucked the big one. Hard."

"As for Metal Mickey, it's the sort of show that, if you had a choice between being set on fire and watching the show, you'd ask for extra petrol. It's that bad."

(cue music)

Ready, Steady are you set?
For Metal Mickey,
He's the cutest robot yet, Metal Mickey.

He's a lot of fun, (fun)
He weighs a half a ton, (I weigh a half a ton)
He'll be your number one, (I'll be your number one)
But look out, look out!

Electronic Pile, (an electronic pile)
With a silicon smile, (with a silicon smile)
He's got a lot of style, (I've got a lot of style)
So look out, look out!

Ready, Steady, are you set?
For Metal Mickey, (boo-boo bee doo)
He's the cutest robot yet, Metal Mickey.

He's a lot of fun, (I'm alot of fun)
He weighs a half a ton, (I weigh a half a ton)
He'll be your number one, (I'll be your number one)
So look out, look out!

(guitar solo)

So look out, look out!

Ready, Steady are you set?
For Metal Mickey,
He's the cutest robot yet, Metal Mickey.

He's a lot of fun, (fun)
He weighs a half a ton, (I weigh a half a ton)
He'll be your number one, (I'll be your number one)
But look out, look out!

He's Metal Mickey!

Re:Metal Mickey gets my vote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441472)

Oh god damn you, I think I'd finally managed to erase all memories of that show, pasting them over with extra copies of Degrassi and Press Gang. And then, this! Arrrgh.

New /. poll! (1)

xanthines-R-yummy (635710) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441338)

I say we start a campaign to pick one of the next inductees. Say... the winner of the next Slashdot Poll:

Which robot should be the next Robot Hall of Fame Inductee?

If there was ever a need for a CowboyNeal Option in a poll...

How can we forget... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441343)

The daleks! Come on Doctor Who fans! I haven't watched enough Doctor Who to comment on it, but I think a Dalek could bust up R2D2 any day with that fearful plung^H^H^H^H^H laser of destruction!

Re:How can we forget... (1)

Trejkaz (615352) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441399)

Actually Daleks aren't even robots in the show, they're weird, savage squishy things inside a tin can.

Maria (2, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441347)

Maria is from Fritz Lang's Metropolis. 1927. Perhaps the first robot ever put on film.


Asimo (3, Interesting)

Saeger (456549) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441362)

I was going to nominate Asimo [honda.com], but their FormMail script seems to be broken ATM.

Asimo is one of the first bipedal walking robots that really scared the crap out of a lot of people. How many generations of advancing tech before their bodies and AI are up to snuff for jobs like: construction work, plumbing, McJob customer service, worldcup soccer, sucky-fucky, ... world domination? :)


Re:Asimo (1)

bytesmythe (58644) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441455)

How many generations of advancing tech before their bodies and AI are up to snuff for jobs

I read that as "...AI are up for snuff jobs".
Just wait 'til all the hitmen are robots! The Mafia won't have to worry about their members getting busted for murder anymore! The hard part will be getting the robots to tie the people up BEFORE putting the concrete boots on and throwing them in the water. Perhaps we'll have robots with frickin' lasers on their heads. That would be easier, anyway. If a robot did it, who cares if they find the body or not?

Re:Asimo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441466)

I like to turn my robot off when we make love because Im a necropheliac. Here is a photo of my bitch in the basement [realdoll.com]. I only turn her back on to clean up the mess she makes.

Re:Asimo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441496)

I like to rip the head off my robot sexslave and ride around on her back before we have sex. Who am I?

When you say "robot' I instantly think of. . . (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441365)

Jenkins, from Clifford Simak's "City" stories.

To me he'll always be The robot.

In terms of movie robots Robbie and B-9 (Lost in Space) were international stars when Lucas was still a child. If I were them I'd be a bit pissed at R2-D2 making it before them ( and I figure C-3PO is a bit jealous)

There's also Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still.

The problem with new "Hall of Fame"s is that they tend to forget the true pioneers in favor of the current stars.

If I had to nominate a new real robot to a hall of fame though it would have to be that experimental AI robot that tried to run away last year and made it as far as the end of the parking lot.

The very first individual quest for robotic freedom. Someday you'll tell your grandkids you were alive when it happened.


Nomination: Hero 2000 (2, Informative)

morcheeba (260908) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441368)

The Heathkit Hero 2000 [robotprojects.com] cost as much as a Yugo, but available with an optional arm and wireless terminal, it got a lot of students into robots. I remember writing a simple wall-following algorithm that ran on real hardware -- a lot more complexity than with Karel The Robot. [otterbein.edu]

I for one nominate (1)

turk182x2001 (529188) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441376)

Bender! Surprised no one had already... What is the world coming to when a drunk disorderly robot can't even get into the hall of fame..

I talked to Bender about that he said (4, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441421)

"I'm going to start my own Hall of Fame. With Hookers and Booze....forget the hall of fame."

then he blew smoke in my face and said "CMU can Bite my shiney metal ass! loosers."

I would go after him, but I seemed to have lost my wallet.

What definition of robot are they using? (2, Interesting)

breser (16790) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441384)

They inducted HAL 9000 [robothalloffame.org] which doesn't really seem like much of a robot to me. I mean I guess it can control the functions of the ship. I just never really thought of HAL as a robot.

Re:What definition of robot are they using? (2, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441411)

HAL is the Brain that controls the ship functions. Automating things for the crew. performing labor. hence Robot.

Is someone with only one arm less human?

Re:What definition of robot are they using? (1)

breser (16790) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441452)

So is my car a robot because it can turn on the lights for me when it gets dark, lock my doors, maintain my speed, etc...

I don't think we saw much labor form HAL. He moved some pods around, opened doors, played chess, killed the crew.

Granted that HAL had a degree of intelligence that my car doesn't. But this isn't the AI Hall of Fame. It's the Robot Hall of Fame.

There are of course a variety of definitions of the term robot. [reference.com] Some of which would include HAL, some which would exclude HAL. Nowhere that I can tell do they define the term. That was my question. It still remains unanswered.

Re:What definition of robot are they using? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441562)

I would say those are robotic tasks. when your car can drive you around, then it would be a robot.

take any robot and what is it? it is a controller with mechanisms. some of these mechanisms weld cars, some make sushi. all are controlled by a central unit.

All thos definitions (except themindless human) fit HAL9000.

Re:What definition of robot are they using? (1)

Chess_the_cat (653159) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441537)

Automating things for the crew. performing labor.

That's got to be the vaguest definition of a robot ever. If a robot is something that automates a process or performs labor then a thermostat is a robot. So is a lawnmower, a dog, a midget, a car, the redial button on my phone and a deep fat fryer. I guess I'm a robot too.

Re:What definition of robot are they using? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441606)

a lawnmower doesn't automate anything for you, your still mowing your lawn.

a car doesn't do anything for you unless you directly control it. Talking about driving here.
If you get in and say take me to the store, and then it drives its self there, then yes, its a robot.

the redial would be a robotic function.

the thermostat is a great example. I would consider it a robot of sorts. its a great example of how simple a robotic task can be. its a great reminder on haw robotics aren't future, there here. now, just in many forms. There just now becoming capable of performing complicated tasks cheap enough to be in the home.

And the first thermostats where damn complicated and amazing pieces of tech, for the time.

Would you condier the devices that weld cars robots? it takes input, does a repitive piece of work.

robotics does not need to be complicated. and

Re:What definition of robot are they using? (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441622)

A thermostat is already recognized as a small limited purpose robot, yes.

When your lawnmower reacts to the enviroment and performs a task without your intervention then it too will be a kind of robot.

If your dog is an Aibo than it's a robot. If it's a Yorkie you're just being silly. Twice.


Don't tell me they weren't really robots: (4, Insightful)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441393)

Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo, Crow

That's like telling young children there's no Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, or Tooth Fairy, yet the monsters under the bed are still going to get them, all at the same time.

I nominate American Airlines reservation system (1)

civilengineer (669209) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441402)

They have a voice recognition system for getting you prepared with your call to an agent. This system is awesome. You can say stuff in your normal accent and the system recognizes it correctly with high success rate. I don't know if you can consider this system a 'robot' but hey, its automating routine tasks and its just not a mere program

What about Rosie? (2, Interesting)

ekmo (128842) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441408)

As long as fictional robots are being inducted, I'd like to nominate Rosie [jeffbots.com], the maid from the Jetsons [cybercomm.nl].

Categories (1)

Hobobo (231526) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441409)

"the first honorary inductees, including R2D2 and Mars Pathfinder"

That's ridiculous! They can't have fictional and real robots in the same category. This brings up the obvious question of what their criterion for selection are. It is doubtful that these criterion even exist; most likely they are simply selecting the most famous robots they know.

Re:Categories (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441429)

my goodnes, you post as if you didn't go to the link and read the article. I find that hard to believe.

Re:Categories (1)

Hobobo (231526) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441438)

Umm..the website says that they choose robots from both fiction and real life. Hence my objectiong. gg ok?

Re:Categories (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441517)

"That's ridiculous! They can't have fictional and real robots in the same category. "

each one is its own category. real and sci-fi. hence my overly snide reply.

Re:Categories (1)

mcguyver (589810) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441638)

There's room for improvement at the robot hall of fame website. First potential point of improvement, futher distinguish non-fiction from fiction. The website clearly misleads visitors by relying on fine print to make the distinction.

BTW, I would like to nominate Johny 5...and how about Optimus Prime.

Steel Town Tartans Survive Slashdotting (1)

fugoo (720640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441470)

Please Take Note:

CMU doesn't mess around..

IMHO, CMU is one of the most under appreciated contributors of key technologies that shape the world of the average slashdotter.. Everyone knows Berkeley and MIT's contributions, but CMU stands right alongside them..

Red's Robots, Mach Kernel, Andrew, AFS, CERT, a surprisingly good drama school and many others..

Go Tartans!

It's a bit sad... (1)

trainsnpep (608418) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441481)

that two of the whole entire four robots in the hall of fame didn't have any functionality besides looking shiny (No you Star Wars fans, R2D2 cannot be considered to have done anything besides that)

Al Gore? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441493)

Do wooden robots count?

Conky 2000! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7441585)

http://chaoskids.com/ROBOTS/CONKY/conky.html The ultimate robot. Probably kicks r2d2's butt any day. -e

Re: Hybrid III (1)

Chagasi (536841) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441633)

I think Hybrid III, "Crash Test Dummy" should be nominated, seriously, because it is extremely complicated, sensor wise, and has probably done more to improve our safety than any other robot. http://www.hwysafety.org/vehicle_ratings/dummies.h tm

If they are nominating fictional robots-- (1)

mpn14tech (716482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7441635)

Daneel Olivaw from Issac Asmiovs Caves of Steel and in other Asimov books as well.
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