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Walk like a ROBOT! ..it can survive a broken bot paw.. 
http://bit.ly/1LJ9W6T

Yea I had Ah-nuld thoughts too.. we're not there just yet.

#robotics  

P.S. - +Annika O'Brien IS robots!
Robots can now learn to function in the face of damage without the help of a human. A new computer algorithm could help robots save lives in dangerous situations.
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In my post about eating acorns, I said that people had to invent quite a few things in order to move from eating acorns as occasional snacks to eating acorns as staple starch food. One of these acorn eating inspired inventions was a grinding stone. At the moment the earliest dated grinding stones were found in Upper Paleolithic sites in China (found to have been used for grinding plant food including acorns) and in Mesolithic sites in Morocco and Levant (found to have been used for grinding plant food including acorns). But I firmly believe that even earlier ones will be found. Also the latest paleobotanical data actually confirms that the food traces found on the grinding stones found in a lot of early "agricultural" sites were actually of acorns, which meant that the grinding stones in these societies were primarily used for grinding acorns.

Thousands of these grinding stones are found all over North America and they are always clasified as acorn grinding stones because we know from the ethnographic evidence that this is what they were used for.

Exactly the same stones are found in their thousands in Ireland, where they are called bullaun stone but they are also found scattered accross the rest of Europe too. But while in North America, these stones are classified as grinding stones, in Europe we "don't know what they are and what they were originally made for".  


Now am i the only one who sees similarity between the acorn grinding stones from North America and bullaun stones? Have a look for yourself and let me know what you think. If any of the Irish bullaun stones was found in North America, they would have been immediately classified as acorn grinding stones. How is it possible that "we still don't the precise original use of these stones"? Ireland was once covered with mighty oak forests and people who lived in these oak forests must have eaten acorns like all the other oak forest dwellers did. And if we find the same type of hollowed stones in Ireland that we find in North America, and if in North America these stones were used for grinding acorns, then these Irish stones must have been used for the same purpose.

I believe that bullaun stones were not classified as acorn grinding stones primarily because until very recently we did not realise how ubiquitous consumption of acorns was in the northern hemisphere. Maybe its time to re-evaluate the bullaun stones and reclassify them as acorn grinding stones. I also believe that the earliest examples of bullaun stones probably date to Mesolithic and Neolithic time and that they predate the arrival of agriculture to Ireland..

You can read more here:

http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.ie/2014/12/bullaun-stones.html
In my post about eating acorns, I said that people had to invent quite a few things in order to move from eating acorns as occasional snacks to eating acorns as staple starch food. One of these acorn eating inspired invention...
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Always something new to discover!

+Caroline Murphy 
It’s common knowledge that the first systematic use of written symbols as a means of communication emerged in Sumer around 3,000 BCE, but now a Canadian researcher is suggesting that as far back as 40,000 years ago our ancestors communicated in writing. Genevieve von Petzinger, an anthropologist from the University of Victoria, studied hundreds of …
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This is just crazy y'all. 
It looks like owners of the Nexus 5 are not the only people having problems with the latest version of Google's mobile platform.
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In the 6th millennium bc, in Serbia we find Vinča culture. I believe that everyone reading this have heard of the Vinča culture, the culture that invented metallurgy, alphabet... Slightly earlier, at the end of the 7th millennium bc we find on the same territory of Central Serbia, the Blagotin culture. I can bet that most people reading this have never heard of the Blagotin culture. 

So let me tell you a story about Blagotin culture, or more precisely about Blagotin archaeological site, probably the most important archaeological site you have never heard of. The site where European Neolithic agricultural society was born. The site where we find the oldest temple in Europe and the second (or the third depending how you count) oldest temple in the world. The site where we find the oldest evidence of the complex astronomical and mathematical knowledge required to determine solstices and equinoxes and align the temple to cardinal points. The site where where we find first definite evidence of the development of the solar agricultural fertility cult. The site where we find the oldest town map in Europe and the oldest (or the second oldest depending how you count) town map in the world. 

The Blagotin site was discovered by  Dr Svetozar „Nani“ Stanković just before the start of the Yugoslav civil war in 1991. The excavations were then continued until 1995 as a joint venture between the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the University of Manitoba (Canada). Dr Svetozar „Nani“ Stanković (1948 - 1996) who lead the excavation, died in 1996 and the whole archaeological site was closed and forgotten??? Only 2.5% of the locality has been excavated so far. The site is not protected by Serbian government or by UNESCO. The goddess figurines are locked in the depot of the Belgrade University...

You can read more about Blagotin here:

http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2015/03/blagotin.html
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Hence why I've not left my apartment unless I absolutely have too... and that only helps PART of the problem.  LOL
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Due to the constant complains about my posts, I have found it may suit your convenience to have this form available next time you feel an overwhelming need to reply with incoherent messages...
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  • Penn Foster
    2010
  • I.T.T. Technical Institute
    Electronic Engineering, 1987 - 1988
  • O.D. Wyatt High School
    General HS. Computer Maintenance, 1982 - 1986
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Most of what I share I do so publicly but I do have some circles for specialized sharing which you may or may not be interested in. Fun People is a group of people who enjoy sharing jokes and humorous posts some of which could be considered Not Safe For Work, AntiCensorship is a group which is not easily offended so there may be some very off-color content shared there as well, Pagans are people who are Pagan, Polytheist, Heathen, Animistic and/or Earth Based in their spirituality and posts of interest to these people are shared to that circle, Local is for people who live near me in the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth area of Texas. Anyway, if any of these circles interest you, let me know so I can add you to them and you will see whatever content I share there. If none of them interest you then carry on... I am the wisecracking blogger who has jabbered about Pagan Spirituality in the DFW area as well as my own perspectives on things at Our Pantheons Way in the past and currently hangs out on my temple forum at Temple Of the Standing Stones. I am also the Technical Monkey and occasional Packmule of Primal Aspects, my wife +Emily Dewbre-Young's art studio. I enjoy humorous post (both clean and NSFW) , down to earth living, self sufficiency and sustainability, permaculture, foraging, herbal and natural healing, etc. In addition I am a third degree priest formerly of the Esoteric Path of Enlightenment tradition, which itself spun off from the Correllian Nativist Tradition in 2013. I am High Priest of, Temple Of the Standing Stones which is a member of the Spirit Of the Sycamore tradition. In past incarnations and to some extent still I am also an all around handyman kinda guy, tinkerer, hacker,  and prepper in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area. I also have worked as a Journeyman Electrician and Industrial Waste Water Plant Operator having worked for American Airlines in Facilities Services and Maintenance since 1989. In my time there I have worked at DFW Airport, Headquarters and the AFW Maintenance base. I enjoy music and sometimes do a little drumming with Djembes and Doumbeks as well as play a little guitar once in awhile.  I also enjoy ancient history and archaeology, especially of Ireland and Scotland where many of  my ancestors came from, Celtic mythology, esoteric knowledge, folklore and stories of myth and legend. In a nutshell, I like music, computers, electronics and other forms of technology, sustainable living, good friends and honesty. I dislike hypocrites and hateful people.
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I was here when we still had most of our freedoms intact.
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Pagan Priest / Electrician / Industrial Maintenance Technician
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Journeyman Electician, Some Coding Abilities, Hazardous Materials Management
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  • American Airlines
    Electrician, 1989 - present
  • Primal Aspects
    Primal Fabricator, 2009 - present
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Arlington, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas - Between A Rock and a Hard Place - Tri-Cities, WA