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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Today at 04:54:59 am »
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/05/391030925/respect-the-robot-giant-robots-oversee-traffic-in-kinshasa

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Perhaps, we will welcome our robot overlords after all.

The two giant robots who have directed traffic in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, since 2013 have company. Agence France-Presse reports three new robots — developed by Women's Technology, an association of female engineers — were positioned this week across the city of 9 million people to direct traffic.

The giant robots are solar-powered, have chests that rotate and are equipped with cameras that send real-time information back to the police station, AFP reports. It's unclear why this is any different than having traffic cameras — besides the fact they look much cooler (and more intimidating) — but the robots appear to be having the desired effect.

"There are certain drivers who don't respect the traffic police. But with the robot it will be different," taxi driver Poro Zidane told AFP. "We should respect the robot."


Because people behave better if they are being watched, duh.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140209-being-watched-why-thats-good
My own recognizance is actually more circumspect and does not lack propriety.  Being watched obtains a kind of retroactive double jeopardy whereby I am free to commit crimes of which, inevitably,  I have  already been accused.  :lulz:

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Spanish is usually dried and cured, and sliced into delectable rounds.

Mexican is usually not cured, crumbles easily, and has more of a firey bite.

Crumbes easily eh?  Calzone would be a good bet.  I know, it's Italian, but their sausages also tend to crumble quite easily.  In fact, you could do any number of Italian dishes if you wanted...the firey bite will likely make them a little more exciting than traditional Italian flair too.

Plus if anyone asks, you can tell them the fusion of Italian and Mexican food is called a spaghetti western.
Your insolence is being reported to Il Galateo.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:03:10 am »
Once, I stole a robot from a movie set.  It totally messed up continuity, and I had to give it back; or so I'm told.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 03, 2015, 04:59:27 am »
The glasses are always clean.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: May 03, 2015, 01:27:07 am »
I put it here instead





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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 02, 2015, 04:04:37 am »
Jetfuel, check.  Order steal beamz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: gofundme?
« on: May 01, 2015, 12:32:36 pm »
http://www.goarmy.com/

Killing my self for someone else's motives? screw that.
Because otherwise you'd be like your enemy's friend, right?

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Hey guys, just so you know, I'm not a bot, okay, just wanted to clear that up, brb, watching Ex Machina...

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Get out of town! :lulz:


Not to make an ass of myself, but yes, it's been making laugh for days, got me all the way to May for braying out loud :lulz:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: May 01, 2015, 02:10:51 am »
Just nearly finished Flowers For Algernon, taking a break, something's got stuck in my eye. *clears throat*

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More than tangentially related to some of the shit I was thinking when I replied upthread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk John Berger Ways of Seeing on the Beeb back in the 70's

Checking that out - my inspiration was probably R.A.W. And Karl Hess: Subversion for Fun...  It's also on YouTube - can't pull the link tho.

[Ed.  Finished first episode - so cool - had flitted past the series before b/c idunno, so glad for the recommendation - perfect for me right now]

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 30, 2015, 09:11:22 am »
Four Twenty Zenzizenzizenzic over six

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This is truly something which is unheard of. I have never seen any citizen arresting any cop especially for DUI. Now I am wondering if cop is going to hire a DUI lawyer, winning acquittal for police officer would be cake walk for him or it won’t be.
Let me buy you a beer.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:56:51 am »
Reminder: this is the same HSBC that laundered organised crime money originating from the drug trade, managed financial resources for terrorist groups and also helped Iran get around international sanctions which the UK voted for in the UN.
Absolutely ludicrous, same bullshit, different day.

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Well this is heartbreaking.

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“But when they took [the prisoners] out of the cells … and when they put these bloody chains on them, he said to me, ‘Am I being executed?’ ” Burrows said.

“I said, ‘Yes, I thought I explained that you.’ He didn’t get excited – he’s a quiet sort of a guy – but he said, ‘This is not right.’

“He’s lost because he’s a schizophrenic. He asked if there was a sniper outside ready to shoot him, and I said no, and whether somebody would shoot him in the car, and I said no,” Burrows said.

After Gularte was strapped to a wooden plank, Burrows was permitted to see him again: “He said, ‘This is not right, I made one small mistake, and I shouldn't have to die for it.’ So he was annoyed more than anything else, because he’s a soft-spoken, quiet and sensitive man.”

After our recent discussion re: the death penalty, this seemed like a good story to highlight where that can wind up going at the extreme end.

I only skimmed article b/c it nearly broke my puter, but, yea, it made me grow a new heart in under five seconds...

[ ED.  In retrospect, moor than only unjust, a metaphor of life]

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