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Old 2021-08-05, 00:11   #4346
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Old 2021-08-12, 14:39   #4347
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In the biggest crypto currency theft to date, hackers stole 600M dollars worth of them !!!!

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker...urrency-theft/

"In order to keep your money safe, invest in crypto currencies"
Yeah, right! Thanks, but I'll stick to tulip bulbs.
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Old 2021-08-21, 15:30   #4348
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Normally the tassles that produce pollen are on top of the corn plant, and cobs with strands of silk from each potential kernel that are fertilized by pollen situated ~1m below, and cross pollination between plants occurs by air currents. This one seems a more direct approach, though perhaps ineffective, since the silk would protrude further, from the tip of the husks.
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Old 2021-08-21, 16:54   #4349
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Old 2021-08-21, 18:33   #4350
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Meh. Billions of humans could do everything in that video within a few years of the beginning of their development respectively, except typically the backflip.

Just what we need, 13cm ants, more snakes, etc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ_-yb-TN9M

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Old 2021-08-22, 10:27   #4351
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Quote:
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Meh. Billions of humans could do everything in that video within a few years of the beginning of their development respectively, except typically the backflip.

Just what we need, 13cm ants, more snakes, etc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ_-yb-TN9M
Could they do it in a toxic atmosphere, or in a vacuum, or at 100C ambient temperature, or in complete darkness, or under lunar gravity, or ... ?
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Old 2021-08-22, 15:32   #4352
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Could they do it in a toxic atmosphere, or in a vacuum, or at 100C ambient temperature, or in complete darkness, or under lunar gravity, or ... ?
Yes if properly accessorized. It's been done, largely, decades ago. There's no evidence in the video to support the claim the robots shown could do it in all those environmental conditions and the additional conditions in which humans have, including -75C, or in heavy rain or snow or wind, and for far less R&D cost per capable unit and calendar time in most cases. What Boston Dynamics and others have accomplished is remarkable. And so are our innate capabilities. Facial recognition despite aging after not seeing someone for decades, for example. https://lunarpedia.org/index.php?tit...ar_Temperature https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._and_moonwalks Robots and other machinery can excel in energetic-radiation resistance, and expendability.
How many hours can the Boston Dynamics devices continue activity before recharging? No specs given at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_(robot)

As a farm kid it was common to go 4-5 hours or more between 20 minute "refuelings" while acting as a human forklift for hay bales etc. 3X daily.
Humans parkour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kh4Z5jPqTg
Others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfozbcrMpGs
Recognition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJBbA3tJ8EA
Fun clips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emLohZjzAtw

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Old 2021-08-27, 19:13   #4354
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When I grow up I want to be like Musk...
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Old 2021-09-06, 13:22   #4355
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European civilization is built on ham and cheese, which allowed
protein to be stored throughout the icy winters. Without this,
urban societies in most of central Europe would simply not have
been possible. This is also why we have hardback books. Here's why.

https://twitter.com/incunabula/status/1434803410902167552


a fascinating thread

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2 counter examples:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring
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