A Japanese-developed robot named SCHAFT recently won a DARPA-sponsored contest testing robot rescue abilities:
Hogwash! Jump to 1:25 for a glimpse into SCHAFT’s fantasy of walking peacefully through a lush green field in a human-less future.
STOP THIS MADNESS!!!
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NASA this week unveiled its new Valkyrie robot, a prototype humanoid the space agency hopes will one day lay the foundation for the Human colonization of Mars:
The Valkyrie prototype (seen in the above video gripping a steering wheel with trachea-crushing force) faces stiff competition from DARPA’s new Atlas robot:
The Atlas model succeeds last year’s horrifying PETMAN design, incorporating murderous new abilities such as shimmying assassin-style between two walls, climbing steep ledges, and presumably, remorseless genocide.
Fuck you science!
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Captain Picard and the crew of the Star Trek Enterprise sing “Make It So.” What better way to ring in the holiday season?
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…and they placed 3rd after Russia and Great Britain.
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Two and a half a years after “Friday,” Rebecca Black has moved forward one day. Here’s “SATURDAY.”
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Amazing action sequence shot entirely on a GoPro, a music video for a song called “Bad Motherfucker” by Biting Elbows. Brilliant use of the action cam!
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YouTube user Johnny Dee is a prolific cover artist. (Sorry ladies, he’s taken!)
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As part of our ongoing series on terrifying robot overlords, enjoy this footage of the “Petman” prototype.
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The T206 “Gretzky” Honus Wagner is the most famous baseball card in the world. And, as the art world readily illustrates, it may be that no matter what was done or not done to “The Card,” its value really does lie in the eye of the beholder. Great 15 minute documentary from ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series.
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The Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold Nicholas performing to Cab Calloway’s “Stormy Weathers.”
Fred Astaire once called this performance “the greatest dance number ever filmed.” Mikhail Baryshnikov said, “Those guys are perfect examples of pure genius.”
Here it is with an extended intro:
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Speaking out against the single biggest problem on YouTube.
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This clip from Charlie Brooker’s “Newswipe” breaks down the absurd sensationalism of news coverage in the wake of mass tragedies like Columbine, Aurora, and Newtown. A forensic psychiatrist lays out some rules for the media to follow when reporting on such incidences … and the media proceeds to break pretty much all of them.
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2012: a year to remember.
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Thank you Kyle.
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There is a new book called 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 about a famous line of code used during the Commodore 64 era to generate labyrthinthes and mazes for early games. As the webmaster of Pete’s QBasic Site (which I started in 1998), this is pretty cool!
That one line, a seemingly clumsy scrap of BASIC, generates a fascinatingly complicated maze on a Commodore 64. Run the little program on an emulator—or on an actual Commodore 64, if you happen to have one collecting dust in your basement—and a work of art unfolds before your very eyes, as the screen slowly fills up in a mesmerizing fashion.
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