Cyberdyne Systems Unveils Its Latest Robot

The PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD CBD program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The video shows initial testing in a chemical protection suit and gas mask. PETMAN has sensors embedded in its skin that detect any chemicals leaking through the suit. The skin also maintains a micro-climate inside the clothing by sweating and regulating temperature. Partners in developing PETMAN were MRIGlobal, Measurement Technology Northwest, Smith Carter, CUH2A, and HHI.

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Digital Us

We stumbled across yet another take on our fascination with techology and the online world at BBC Radio 4.

It’s called The Digital Human and looks at our use of technology, as well as how how it affects our relationship to the social world. Written and presented by a psychologist 1 the first episode walks us through our tendency to DSM V-like gather and display our personalities media via YouTube, Flickr and the ilk.

The second episode covers how we present ourselves online even though we have little or no control over it once posted.

You can download each podcast or listen online.


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Fuckin\ Dick

Fuckin' DickApparently Toronto is a hotbed of violent activism.

Or Cheney’s worried it might be, what with its close relationship to Vancouver, where the last time Cheney visited our famously polite northern neighbors they had seemingly ingested too much sugar and then forgotten to nap, resulting in a few hundred of them protesting Cheney’s visit.

So the former Vice President canceled The Terror In Toronto Tour!!!! at the last minute. 1

Ryan Ruppert of Spectre Live Corp. said on Monday that Cheney and his daughter Elizabeth had begged off through their agent.

“After speaking with their security advisers, they changed their mind on coming to the event,” Ruppert said. He said they had “decided it was better for their personal safety they stay out of Canada.”

What a fuckin’ pussy.

Don’t misunderstand; there are real reasons to indict Cheney. 2 But no one is suicidal enough to actually do so. Certainly not an American court, much less a Canadian or any western European state.

No, He Who Hath No Pulse is fairly free to go where he pleases…had he the balls.

It’s more than a little ironic that The Dark Lord, he who exported terror and death throughout his reign, is afraid of a country that exports the Cirque du Soliel.

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Show 2 footnotes

  1. Hardly a waste – all he was going to do was talk about his days of MD 20/20 and meth in the White House, as well as his unsolicited thoughts on America’s current political situation. At something call the Metro Torornto Convention Center, where he looks to have been sandwiched between Administrative Professionals Conference and the Real Estate Investor Forum. As a savy consumer, I’d spend my loonies on the Real Estate gig.
  2. As well as Bush and that toad Rove.