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Dewet Diener
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Just this guy, you know.
Just this guy, you know.

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"The cephalopod-inspired, tentacle-twitching machine is the first as its kind, as the only self-powering, non-tethered robot to be made entirely out of soft components. The octobot doesn’t need to be connected to an external power source, nor does it include any internal batteries or hard parts. Instead, it runs entirely on hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down in the presence of a platinum catalyst to produce gas that powers its movements."

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"GoDaddy became aware of a bug affecting our domain validation processing system [...] and identified 8850 certificates that were issued without proper domain validation as a result of the bug."

#welp

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Somebody's beating everyone at go - and nobody knows who!

Except that now we do!  Read the article and click on the "update".

But it's fun to read about the original mystery before reading the solution.  For example:

The account is simply called "Master", and since the start of the new year it has made a habit out of trashing some of the world's best Go professionals. It's already beaten Ke Jie twice, who is currently the highest ranked Go player in the world.

A European professional Go player, Ali Jabarin, wrote on Facebook that Ke Jie was "a bit shocked ... just repeating it's too strong".

....there's been no official confirmation as to the mystery player wrecking online Go. The only thing anybody knows for sure is that the world's best Go players have been getting slapped around by something.

Thanks to +Alexander Kruel for pointing this out.

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Why autonomous vehicles are better at driving than humans and makes it safer for everyone. This could easily have been a multi-car pileup involving many more vehicles.

"What is most impressive is that fact that we can clearly hear the Forward Collision Warning alert before the lead vehicle even applied the brake, which shows that the Autopilot wasn’t only using the lead vehicle to plan the path, but also the vehicle in front of it – the black SUV. The driver of the Tesla also reported that Autopilot started braking before he could apply the brakes himself"



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This seems a lot more relevant a year later.

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"The fact that the world now relies on one single capsule, developed in the 1960s, to ferry astronauts into space is striking. For some it suggests that manned spaceflight no longer commands its former interest."
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