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  • Building Self-Assembling Robots With Origami, PowerPoint, and an LED Projector

    05/06/2017 2:45:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Seeker ^ | 5/5/17 | Glenn McDonald
    Building Self-Assembling Robots With Origami, PowerPoint, and an LED Projector A new photopolymer technique creates self-folding origami structures from PowerPoint slides, which might be used as tiny, medical bots inside the body. By Glenn McDonald May 5, 2017 3:03 PM EDT Share on Facebook Tweet this article Email Origami, the art of paper folding, has been around for a long time. Historians are pretty sure that origami as we know it today — think paper cranes and frogs — has its origins in 17th-century Japan. But it's likely that the roots of the practice date back to 1st-century China.  ...
  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    08/25/2016 6:20:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | August 25, 2016 | Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin
    The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy says it will be the first to offer rides to the public. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks.
  • RNC Will Cause a Backlash Vote With Their Constant Interference

    04/28/2016 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 24 replies
    Vanity | 04/28/2016 | Vendome
    So, I just read the "RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter". No Shiite? You dirty rotten bass turds can anally self mutilate for all I care. I just may drop my support for Cruz and throw in for Trump. I may even get "So Tired" of Winning but, you pathetic losers aren't going to continue acting without repercussions. In fact, if you suffered a concussion it would be a great day for America. GFY's!!!
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Of Cruz and Trump, Religious Freedom and Big Corporations

    03/30/2016 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    3/30/2016 | Self
    "I thought that was very disappointing to see Governor Deal in Georgia side with leftist activists" Ted Cruz reacts to Republican Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's veto of religious freedom legislation 3/28/2016 While there were "leftist" forces who opposed the religious freedom bill in Georgia, more important than that big corporations including those based in Georgia and professional sports organizations like the NFL were in the forefront of opposition. Their involvement was ignored by Ted Cruz in his response. So far I have seen no response from Donald Trump to Governor Deal's veto of the watered down religious freedom bill aimed...
  • The King's Peach (Vanity)

    02/21/2015 11:08:17 AM PST · by Herosmith · 4 replies
    Self | Self
    The King’s Peach Let me be clear, the notion that I am not is unfounded. Some may say that you folks are not American. We will appeal it. It is a problem that I inherited and the change won’t be easy. But I won and so there will be setbacks and false starts. Vacations and Golfing. Make no mistake, it won’t happen overnight. Until we can correct the situation, I have issued an Executive Order allowing me to apologize for my country. Oops. My bad.
  • Woman says, ‘We’re ready for Ferguson,’ accidentally shoots self in head

    11/25/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies
    Fox 13 SLC ^ | 24NOV2014 | Ashton Edwards
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium. The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN. The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that...
  • Alcoholic Friend, Mental judo and worried all night if he's okay.

    07/24/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Vendome · 63 replies
    Vanity | 7/24/2014 | Vendome
    Having ream trouble supporting an alcoholic Friend. He's been in Hollywood business for years and literally screwed up his life. He's spent most of the last twenty years in jail for his stupid behavior. Likes to promise people a good time, dinner and drinks but, consistently leaves people hanging with the check. If he's not doing that, then he's walking into restaurants, bars and hotels, then getting busted for defrauding an inn keeper. There are drunks, lousy drunks and terrible drunks. Of course, he has to be a terrible drunk. Alters his mind and he gets verbally combative, aggressive or...
  • 1 Dead After Shooting At Orlando Gas Station

    06/01/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 45 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-1-2014 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A request for money led to a fight which left one man shot dead outside an Orlando convenience store Sunday morning. Orange County deputies were called to a 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Lee Rd. around 5 a.m. Sunday in reference to a shooting. Once on scene, deputies found a man in his late 20’s in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest. Investigators say the shooting victim had approached a customer at the store, identified as a man in his 40’s, and asked for money.
  • Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • On The Tyranny of Relativism as Seen in a Darth Vader Commercial

    11/30/2013 4:59:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/29/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was a powerful description given by Pope Emeritus Benedict to describe the modern stance of a world that has abandoned any notion of objective truth to which it is accountable. The phrase was “The tyranny of relativism.”In effect the expression describes what happens when there is no standard outside ourselves to which reasonable people can and should appeal in order to square their views or opinions. In such a setting, appeals to reason and agreed upon standards cannot hold the day and resolve disputes.Thus who “wins”? Whose view prevails? The sad answer is that those with the most money,...
  • Is there an alternative to Whorealdo and Judge Janine?

    07/13/2013 9:09:46 PM PDT · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 7/13/2013 | Vendome
    I'm just trying to get good info on TV and know already what I'd be treated to on the other channels but, I turn on Fox and there's Whorealdo, couching his language that implies Zimm was wrong. Further, he invites Judge Janine Piero and they both go on and on about Stand your Ground and the law needs to be changed because it leads to far too many vagaries and can only result in further unnecessary deaths.
  • Analysis: George Zimmerman Probably Won't Be Convicted of Murder or Manslaughter -- Here's Why

    07/07/2013 3:39:59 PM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/07/2013 | DAN ABRAMS
    I drew a legal conclusion on "Good Morning America" Saturday that would have surprised the Dan Abrams who covered the George Zimmerman case leading up to, and shortly after, his arrest. Now that the prosecution's case against Zimmerman is in, as a legal matter, I just don't see how a jury convicts him of second degree murder or even manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. So what happened? How can an armed man who shot and killed an unarmed teen after being told by the police that he didn't need to keep following him, likely be found not...
  • Girl Scouts of Britain Replace 'God' with 'Myself' in Oath

    06/26/2013 8:47:27 AM PDT · by haffast · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2013 | William Bigelow
    On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Girl Guides (their equivalent of U.S. Girl Scouts) and Brownies removed God from their 103-year-old oath. Instead of the passage where they used to promise to “love God,” they will now vow to be true to "myself" and develop "my beliefs." The organization said the move is intended to attract girls from secular families. Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, condemned the move, saying, "These values have their roots in a Christian outlook. Taking ‘God’ out of the promise denies the history and foundations of the movement without offering anything in its place, with the...
  • Self-Healing Circuits for Deep Space

    03/18/2013 12:36:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 3/18/13 | Paul Gilster
    Self-Healing Circuits for Deep Space by Paul Gilster on March 18, 2013 Computer failures can happen any time, but it’s been so long since I’ve had a hard disk failure that I rarely worry about such problems. Part of my relaxed stance has to do with backups, which I always keep in triplicate, so when I discovered Friday afternoon that one of my hard disks had failed — quickly and catastrophically — it was more of a nuisance than anything else. It meant taking out the old disk, going out to buy a new one and installing same, and then...
  • Naked home invasion suspect shot by 67-year-old Milford resident

    07/23/2012 3:01:32 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Brian McCready
    According to the homeowner he pleaded with Prue to leave his home and the suspect then initiated a physical altercation against the city resident, who then shot Prue in the chest. Nielsen said Prue is in police custody at the New Haven hospital. He said Prue has not been formally charged while he undergoes medical treatment, but faces a whole host of charges. The department’s investigation revealed a 2000 Volvo grey car registered to Prue was parked a short distance away from the victim’s home with the trunk lid opened. Inside the vehicle, police found crack cocaine and paraphernalia used...
  • Jesus On The Soul...pt 2 Mark 8

    05/06/2012 6:28:34 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • From Man Alive! - "The love of Splendor is the life divine."

    04/19/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 21 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 12. The love of Splendor is the life divine. We see the world weÂ’re looking for. I see a world full of children. I see the adults around me, of course, and the houses and cars and trees and birds and animals. I love everything in existence, natural and man-made, and I take in everything the world brings to me. But I focus on the children. I love babies when theyÂ’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • Psalm

    04/15/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 1 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    Art is demanding, and that's good. But art is petulant and importunate and presumptuous to a fault. Art is that damned nuisance of a snoopy neighbor who keeps knocking, knocking, knocking on your cellar door. Art goes straight for the places you forbid yourself to think about and rummages through your most terrifying secrets like a burglar tearing through your underwear drawer. Good art makes you hate it as you devour it, shun it as you immerse yourself in it. Good art makes you restless and jagged and ragged and inspired. Good art makes you shiver. Great art makes you...
  • Man Threatening Others With Gun Accidentally Kills Self Instead

    03/24/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 26 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 22 March 2012 | Staff
    JACINTO CITY, Tex. (CBS Houston) - During a fight with his girlfriend and her brother, a man accidentally shot and killed himself while threatening the other two parties with a loaded shotgun. According to KHOU, the Jacinto City Police responded to a complaint at a nearby home on Wednesday night around 10 p.m., and arrived to find a shooting victim lying out front. The victim, an unidentified 20-year-old male, died on the scene. Upon investigating, police reportedly found that the deceased was arguing with his girlfriend and her brother as he tried to kick the female out of the house....