Timmy pitched. Less said about it, the better.
Anyway, your pellets.
US Defense Research Agency, a Model for Russia: Russia created its own DARPA this week. Tech bloggers everywhere rejoiced. Just think of all the crazy/scary/drunk Russian jokes to be made. You what’d be good. Like a Yakov Smiroff type thing. Yeah. This is going to suck.
The robot working-class invasion: A meandering overview of modern robotics, with the usual Jetson promises and a particular focus on swarms. Okay if you’re into that sort of thing. You pervert.
How Robots Manipulate Natural Gas Prices: While people are still prophesying robots taking the dangerous and boring jobs –that is, the jobs these writers don’t usually do– robots have driven human traders off the natural gas market.
Cormac McCarthy Shooting Pool in Texas, Like Fifteen Years Ago: First time I’ve seen a picture of him. First time I’ve looked, so uh . . . Yeah. There he is. Playing pool. Kinda hoped he’d be shooting it.
Canada’s government knew about the geohacking project off its Pacific coast: I’ve been watching this story since it broke but haven’t said anything about it. Primarily because I don’t know what I think about it. The law was broken. It seems like a reckless scheme to make money. And there’s probably a shit-load of corruption involved here. Right now, the best idea is to cross your fingers and pray to whatever octopus headed being from the irrational nether regions you worship.
Because things get more dangerous and more available all the time. That is, after all, the entire thrust of technology. There’s more of this to come. And worst. The law will not help.
Probably, no species can survive its own intelligence. We’re going to find out.
Silence Noisy Neighbors by Transmitting Your Music to Their Speakers: Or terrify superstitious ones by doing the same. Either is good.
Anyway, if you need me, you can find me here . . .