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Humanoid Robots For the Next DARPA Grand Challenge?

snookerhog Re:That's ambitious (53 comments)

but is it NP hard?

more than 2 years ago
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Researchers May Have Discovered How Memories Are Encoded In the Brain

snookerhog Recall Recall (185 comments)

those brain butchers?

more than 2 years ago
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Pentagon Drafts Kids To Build Drones and Robots

snookerhog not a new idea (173 comments)

somebody watched Toys

more than 2 years ago
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China Cuts 'Excessive Entertainment' From TV

snookerhog Re:And Yet (336 comments)

Thanks for sharing your experience. I totally agree with what you said about uncertainty. School kids in Shanghai were disciplined for not crying. That is first hand experience.

more than 2 years ago
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China Cuts 'Excessive Entertainment' From TV

snookerhog Re:And Yet (336 comments)

Exactly. That is what happened when Mao died. Everyone HAD to cry.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Researchers Make Advance Toward Photonic Circuits

snookerhog Re:What's it got to do with LEDs (55 comments)

furthermore, they may want to rethink the name if "diode for light" is going to become DFL

more than 2 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

snookerhog Re:California Uber Alles! (462 comments)

next he'll be coming for my uncool niece.

more than 2 years ago
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Designer Creates "Euthanasia Roller Coaster"

snookerhog LOBO (409 comments)

anyone else remember the LOBO comic about the suicide theme park?

more than 2 years ago
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Panda Poo Yields Key To Cheaper Biofuels

snookerhog Pig shit (113 comments)

I always thought the future was going to be pig shit.

about 3 years ago
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NASA Sends Lego Figures to Jupiter

snookerhog Re:Great (164 comments)

are you speaking as the owner of LEGO A/S?

more than 3 years ago
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US Wants Cybersecurity Protection Plan For Cars

snookerhog Re:Cyber-Security for Owls Being Called For (87 comments)

I have an owl rock that has protected me from owls for more than 12 years now.

Actually, I have a spare owl rock that I will sell you for $500 if you are interested.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Say Dark Winters Led To Bigger Human Brains

snookerhog 55 skulls?!?! (167 comments)

now there is a quality sample size that you can draw quality conclusions from. That is some experimental rigor to be proud of!

more than 3 years ago
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Hybrid Human-Animal DNA Experiments Raise Concerns

snookerhog eat your heart out (311 comments)

eat your heart out Seth Brundle

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Insurer Suing To Deny Data Breach Coverage

snookerhog I was just thinking to myself... (122 comments)

I was just thinking to myself, what this story needs is some more lawyers.

more than 3 years ago

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Scary USB marketing device

snookerhog snookerhog writes  |  more than 3 years ago

snookerhog (1835110) writes "My boss just came back from a trade show and passed me one of these USB marketing devices. I assumed that it was just a micro flash drive that had some web links or PDFs on it so I stuck it in my computer. After a brief delay and quick driver install, my Run window (Windows 7) opened on its own and typed in a URL to the advertising company's website. This little device is not a storage media, but a crafty little keyboard emulator.

this tech is new to me and it seems pretty scary, especially since I am logged in to my computer with admin rights. Anyone else played with one of these?"

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