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Our robot overlords are not quite ready but give them some time 😊
 
Congrats to team KAIST for winning the DARPA Robotics challenge and taking home the $2m dollars price.

The challenge was the first where robots performed without being tethered and there were plenty of hard falls, soliciting groans and laughter from the crowds at the contest in Pomona, California.
The other tasks the robots were set included getting out of a car, opening a door, drilling a hole in a wall, turning a valve and crossing rubble either by clearing a path or walking over it.

More details: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33038914
Video of the winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yfvlplJe0
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Sex education with facts instead of dogma. Of course, it's from outside the United States.
 
Greatest Sex-Ed Video Ever.

Well done, Norway. Let's not muck about and give the kids the facts.
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This is the best animation I have seen of this.
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I know someone who recently had surgery that may feel like this looks.
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I recently learned of two wars between states in the U.S. over where the boundaries between them were. The first was Cresap's War (I have cousins by that name so I wonder now if they are kin to these rabble rousers) which was a war between Maryland and Pennsylvania over where the boundary between them was supposed to be. Maryland claimed it was a line north of present day Philadelphia. The famous Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed as part of the attempt to settle this dispute. If you would like to know more about this, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cresap's_War.

The other war between states that I previously had no knowledge of was the Toledo War between Michigan and Ohio. The tract of land that they were fighting over included Toledo, as you might have surmised. The part of the story I find interesting here is that the U.P. (upper peninsula) was given to Michigan as a consolation for losing the land in the Toledo tract in arbitration, once they agreed to settle it that way. I had often thought to myself there must be a story behind the U.P. Being a part of Michigan instead of Wisconsin, so I finally got around to looking it up. You can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_War
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Here are some great pictures of a variety of native bees.
See ten species of American bee in pin-sharp detail and find out how they live
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Take a Ouija board to your SAT if you'd like a boost. 
Tool of the devil, harmless family game—or fascinating glimpse into the non-conscious mind?
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I remember when supposedly not being born in the U.S. was a big deal too. Absence of intellectual integrity has no cost in the days of P.R. and spin.
 
Remember when criticizing the President meant you were an "unpatriotic traitor"?

I remember being told to "GTFO of the country if you don't like it" on multiple occasions for criticizing the Bush/Cheney regime for lying us into war. "Don't criticize the President during wartime!!" was another method right wingers used to try to silence dissent. 

Funny how we couldn't criticize Republicans for things they were actually doing, but conservatives are attacking Obama like no president has ever been attacked before based on misinformation, lies, and blatant propaganda.

GOP: your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

#USpolitics   #Bushregime  
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Remember it very well, was just talking about this a couple days ago. I also remember Bush talking about bombing-- yes, bombing, not a typo-- a foreign television station for broadcasting anti-Bush content. Ahh, to be Bush.... dim, crazy, bumbling, confused, hateful, out of control.... and coddled and protected from any normal consequences of his war crimes for the rest of his life. Bless his heart. 
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My word of the random intermittent period is greeble.
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Today I learned that the point on the surface of our planet that is furthest from the center of the Earth is not the same location as the highest elevation above sea level (Mt. Everest). This is because to the deformation of our planet due to its spinning about its axis, the phenomena known as the equatorial bulge, which more than compensates for the 2,528 meter height difference (above sea level) between the two peaks. The place that has the distinction of being the point on our world farthest from its center is the apex of a mountain named Chimborazo in Ecuador (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimborazo). Photo Credit David Torres Costales /@DavoTC
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Several theories regarding the origin of the name Chimborazo exist. In many dialects of Quichua or Quechua, "chimba" means "on the other side" as in "on the other side of the river" or "on the opposite bank." Other dialects pronounce this word "chimpa." Also, "razu" means "ice" or "snow." Local Quichua speakers will say that Chimborazo is a hispanicized pronunciation of "chimbarazu," meaning "the snow on the other side."[19] Another theory suggests it is a combination of the Cayapa Schingbu for Women and the Colorado/Quichua Razo for Ice/Snow resulting in Women of Ice. According to another, Chimbo is Jivaro for Throne of Master/God resulting in Icethrone of God. The locals also used to call the mountain Urcurazu, with the Quichua Urcu for Mountain resulting in Mountain of Ice.[20] In local indigenous mysticism, Chimborazo represents Taita (Father) whereas neighbouring Tungurahua is seen as Mama, hence Taita Chimborazo and Mama Tungurahua.
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This place has everything you want in a great meal - great food, great service, nice atmosphere. They seem to care very much that you enjoy your stay. I am glad I went here.
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Very good sandwiches! Don's is a quirky mix of a music store and a sandwich shop (mostly a sandwich place). It is one of those places that reminds you what local places used to be like. No corporate office dictating that you cannot sell a drum set along with your roast beef. Don's has high quality food designed to get you back in the door the next time.
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