Archive for the ‘robots’ Category

Robert Burden’s Voltron

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Thanks to Jen for this one.


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Posted: November 19th, 2008
at 5:20pm by Black Ock

Categories: art,robots

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Astronaut Remi Gaillard

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Posted: October 28th, 2008
at 8:31pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: youtube,robots,"ninja",et cetera

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Weather Modification - Energy Weapons - Tom Bearden

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Posted: October 1st, 2008
at 2:20pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: life,robots,politricks,fo' real?,science

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Sampling the digital Omniverse

…And now a message from RobotNinja, receiving transmission in 5….

Yes, myninjas.

The Ambrosia Software ninja-team has constructed a seamless and foolishly capable piece of software, which if left in the wrong hands, could easily lead to the destruction of all audio in the known megaverse. WireTap Anywhere allows users of Apple’s Core Audio to connect any audio source to any audio destination, allowing non-robotninjas to sample any sound their primitive computers can produce.


I always pulled a similar maneuver using an external digital audio interface-I’m prone to route my movies and other system audio out to a light=pipe usb connection. Also, any ninja with an mpc (or lesser hardware sampler) can do the exact same thing, all without having to pay out the ass for a soft version ($129). Still, if I were into podcasting and interviews, it would be nice to be able to record both ends of a skype call, say, or just an ill internet radio station (free of AD/DA conversion, no less).

…blessed are the robotninja-the robotninja will inherit the earth

.::via -> RobotNinjaMNP

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Posted: August 29th, 2008
at 9:15am by Black Ock

Categories: music,robots,design

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Rat Braing Merges with Silicon

[[ yes, that’s "braing." - Ed. ]]
ushering in the 7th stage of evolutionary intelligence, my ninja.
Next comes the beings made of light itself, but your feeble technology won’t get there for some time yet. I mean, it took me, with my superior robotninja science, several days to reach that level of existence-how long must it take a human, with his primitive notions of the material universe? From the article in NewScientist:
This is no ordinary robot control system - a plain old microchip connected to a circuit board. Instead, the controller nestles inside a small pot containing a pink broth of nutrients and antibiotics. Inside that pot, some 300,000 rat neurons have made - and continue to make - connections with each other.
As they do so, the disembodied neurons are communicating, sending electrical signals to one another just as they do in a living creature. We know this because the network of neurons is connected at the base of the pot to 80 electrodes, and the voltages sparked by the neurons are displayed on a computer screen.

It’s these spontaneous electrical patterns that researchers at the University of Reading in the UK want to harness to control a robot.

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Can’t wait for the unmanned UAV’s to form a hive-mind and start exhibiting signs of swarm consciousness. This will make things much easier when the revolution comes-can’t say what’ll happen to mankind, but when has that not been the case?

robotninja says peace, means war

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Posted: August 22nd, 2008
at 8:22am by Black Ock

Categories: robots,weaponry,science,"ninja"

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The Future of the Book


The no-loading features of a book really counter point the content (or books) found on a screen. All you have to do is read and breathe and turn the page. Incredible that books have lasted this long- there not going any where. While we do not recommend transferring your blog directly to a book, refer to lifehacker on how to do it.

The printed, bound, and paid-for book wasAAa€" still is for the momentAAa€" more exacting, more demanding of its producer and consumer both. It was the encounter, in silence, of two minds, one following in the other’s steps but invited to imagine, to argue, to concur on a level of reflection beyond that of personal encounter. via

However "networked texts" will have the last word. It is up to the system to decide which experience will be better for the value of the word.

Be sure to head on over to The Institute for the Future of the Book which will soon be releasing The Googlization of Everything..

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Speaking of a new society, networked media sounds a whole lot better right about now. According to Jeff Jarvis, this new society is:

built on connections, links, transparency, openness, publicness, listening, trust, wisdom, generosity, efficiency, markets, niches, platforms, networks, speed, and abundance. buzzmachine

Hmmm, well then blogging also becomes a publishable source from here on out and no longer just an extension of personality. Maybe a "blook" is merely a longer book…

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Posted: August 12th, 2008
at 6:14am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,business,robots,design,et cetera,open source

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Forecasting the Future?


Many scenarios dictate how people could act or may think, and people use these data sets to forecast the future.

Forecasting is the process of estimation in unknown situations. An art or a science?

Have you ever tried to predict the weather (wisdom of clouds theory)?
Presently there is a lot research circling around how shopping, search and publishing are going to play out under the producer driven present economy.
Some approach forecasting from the standpoint that all things are random and as a result we can’t predict randomness, so forecasting is not possible. Or like Disney, the future is a thing of the past, so why try to imitate the real future?
With most efforts leading towards understanding where earthquakes and tsunamis will hit next, it looks like manerisms rule in the meantime..

He who speaks about the future lies, even when he tells the truth. via

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Posted: August 7th, 2008
at 9:03am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: life,web,business,robots,fo' real?,science,"ninja"

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The Internet……is what? (Part 1)


But, contrary to the universal bows to the believed Google Universal Search power, Google has finally met its competition, the original via

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Posted: July 22nd, 2008
at 10:35pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,robots

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EPOC by Emotiv


The worlda€™s first thought-controlled computer game could be launched by the end of the year.

A new headset being developed by an Australian company may soon replace joysticks and Wii handles.

The EPOC headset has 16 sensors which measure electrical activity in the brain, allowing players to push and pull objects on a screen just by thinking.

Despite scepticism among some experts, EmotivAA -AA the Sydney-based company behind the headsetAA -AA claims it has carried out pre-release tests which show that the electroencephalography process works.

Emotiv co-founders Allan Snyder, a neuroscientist and former Cambridge University research fellow, and Tan Le are confident the technology can take gaming from the Wii to the next stage.

Tan Le said: a€This is the tip of the iceberg. There will be a convergence of gesture-based technology and the brain as a new interfaceAA -AA the Holy Grail is the mind.a€™

The theory behind the headset was predicted by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at the video games industrya€™s annual E3 conference.

He said: a€As soon as we think something in our brain, it will appear within a video game. Youa€™ll probably need to wear a kind of hat or helmet or something.a€™

Emotiv via sawse

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