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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 13th, 2016, 4:58 pm

I watched the terminator 5 movie recently during a restless night. It was horrible, none of this was happening. If they had hired you for just a couple of hours they would have easily make a couple of $100mln extra at the box office!
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 13th, 2016, 4:58 pm

We had systems for welding 20 cm oil well pipe in a single fraction-of-a-second pulse, inductive pulse shapers to convert 1 megaamp @ 50 V to 10 kA @ 5kV for rail guns, and were working on electric catapults for aircraft.

Of course, if one really wants to fry robots, drones, and cellphones at a distance, the easiest hack is to put the guts of a microwave oven on a satellite TV dish -- 1800 watts of directional RF at 2.4 GHz would burn-out all the radios and a good chunk of the wiring in those devices.
And, if aimed at a cornfield, popcorn on the stalk!
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 13th, 2016, 4:59 pm

We had systems for welding 20 cm oil well pipe in a single fraction-of-a-second pulse, inductive pulse shapers to convert 1 megaamp @ 50 V to 10 kA @ 5kV for rail guns, and were working on electric catapults for aircraft.

Of course, if one really wants to fry robots, drones, and cellphones at a distance, the easiest hack is to put the guts of a microwave oven on a satellite TV dish -- 1800 watts of directional RF at 2.4 GHz would burn-out all the radios and a good chunk of the wiring in those devices.
And, if aimed at a cornfield, popcorn on the stalk!
Hahahaha!
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 13th, 2016, 11:55 pm

We had systems for welding 20 cm oil well pipe in a single fraction-of-a-second pulse, inductive pulse shapers to convert 1 megaamp @ 50 V to 10 kA @ 5kV for rail guns, and were working on electric catapults for aircraft.

Of course, if one really wants to fry robots, drones, and cellphones at a distance, the easiest hack is to put the guts of a microwave oven on a satellite TV dish -- 1800 watts of directional RF at 2.4 GHz would burn-out all the radios and a good chunk of the wiring in those devices.
And, if aimed at a cornfield, popcorn on the stalk!
Hahahaha!
Very good idea!

That way one can hear the robots approaching as their wheels crush the crunching popcorn.
 
 
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 14th, 2016, 8:56 pm

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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 14th, 2016, 9:17 pm

LOL! Dogs are so ready for anything!

They'll probably do much better than humans at coping with robot overlords.
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 14th, 2016, 9:35 pm

Hahahaha!
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

October 30th, 2016, 2:11 am

Tip #148.413: disable the power management system on the lithium ion battery charger:

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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

November 16th, 2016, 1:29 pm

AI doodle recognition game!

https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/#
 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

December 23rd, 2016, 8:15 pm

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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

December 24th, 2016, 2:26 pm

 
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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

January 5th, 2017, 8:35 pm

..so some mysterious Go player surfaces and was driving the community crazy. It played games against all the best player and won with 60-0.

A Chinese professional Go player had offered a $14,000 reward for anyone who could beat the mystery contestant.

The worlds nr 1 ranked Go player lost 3 games in a row and was hospitalised.

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Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

January 5th, 2017, 9:06 pm

The worlds nr 1 ranked Go player lost 3 games in a row and was hospitalised.
hospitalised?
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