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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quadruped Robot Finally Runs Faster Than Humans

DARPA's Cheetah Bolts Past the Competition
They're still working on him.  Faster this time, just like they promised.
Old record: 18mph.  Impressive!
Now?  28.3, officially faster than any human has ever ran.  (Usain Bolt @ 27.78mph)
This baby is getting pretty scary.
Damn, I love what DARPA and Boston Dynamics have been doing.





Here's another gem from the squad:
DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities





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Monday, September 3, 2012

Don't You Hate Spam?

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For the following reason, comments now require word verification.
Sorry!
Google Blogger's spam filters on blog comments works well.  They catch ALMOST everything.

My RSS feed you guys are getting auto-publishes comments and posts regardless of whether or not Google's spam filter has a delay before it kicks in.  Lately that's just been ruining it.


...But it will clean up the RSS feed. 

 ... And you can find the links for them to the right.


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Staring Up With A Smile

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Over at Earth Science is a newly posted picture that captivates me.  I just had to share it with all of you. The perspective makes me feel like I'm laying down on grass, hands behind my head, staring up with a smile.  Never a more soothing computer wallpaper.

"Lodgepole Pine"
Photographed in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.



Image Credit: Bret Webster

Click to embiggen>Right Click>Save as
Setting wallpaper to "Fill"/"Stretch" works wonderfully.



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