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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Seriously: shut the fuck up!

Well well well.

It appears I’ll soon get my wish.

Though the tantalizing little teaser on Craig’s List¬†doesn’t mention which area of Kansas City Alamo¬†Cinema might be considering locating to, here are a few suggestions:

  • East Side: they’ve been dying for a quality, manners-base cinema there forever
  • The Plaza: yet another reason for truants to go wilding
  • KCP&L: Drafthouse Cinema would more than make up that $12 million per annum shortfall, n’est-ce pas? 1
  • Sugar Creek: ’nuff said
  • Independence: …naw, nothing will calm down or embarrass a meth head

I kid…but then again, not.

I have no problem envisioning fights, small melees or even shootings breaking out in the venue the first time someone is ‘disrespected’ 2, followed shortly thereafter by the Star’s pantywaist tsk-tsking, boycotts and lawsuits.

This is Kansas City after all.

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Show 2 footnotes

  1. No, not really – but the city sure wishes it could.
  2. Especially at KCP&L – the place turned into a thug’s paradise shortly after it opened.

The 50,000 Foot View

Before anyone on the panel could reply, one of the conference organizers, a Harvard professor, stood up and said forcefully that this was an “academic conference” and that “emotional” questions would not be entertained. He made it clear we were here to discuss real politics in an academic, dispassionate manner. That is: in discussing politics we were to be apolitical.

~ Dialogue with the Public: Adam Yauch and Academic Snobbery

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