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Isaac Asimov Wisdom

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Honing Discernment & Informing Choice.
Challenging but not aiming to hurt feelings.
If its out there, & worthy of remark, well, what do you expect!? 10 more words

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News on the March-laws for robots

If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recent report funded by the European Union sought to answer. 204 more words

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/// conceptually cool indie sci fi flick with pacing issues.

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1. There never seems to be a clean coffee cup in this house.  I could, I suppose, run the dishwasher more often, but then I spend extra time juggling everything to fit into the top rack so I can select the “water and energy saving Top Rack Only” feature, which is procrastination heaven; not to mention that I’ve already spent at least five solid minutes in the dish soap aisle with my phone’s calculator feature figuring out that while the 48-count dishwasher tabs cost $15.50 per hundred, and the 90-count (called “Mega-Value!”) came out at only $15.41, for some inexplicable reason the 60-count box (which was marked at price per pound instead of per 100 tab???) came out to $14.90.  756 more words

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A Few Notes on the True Ending of Azure Striker Gunvolt

A few hours ago, I was fortunate enough to clear the final boss of Azure Striker Gunvolt, on the “true” ending. It’s a break from my usual Metroid fare, but I’m posting a few notes here on the experience. 1,340 more words

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Old-School Scifi

So, a few months ago, we were at our local thrift store on one of their half-off-everything days, and I discovered that someone had donated a ton of old scifi books from the 50s. 512 more words

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I, Robot by Isaac Asimiov

I, Robot (1950) by Isaac Asimov is a collection of short stories set chronologically as a future history of robotics. Asimov’s brilliant and logical mind shines through in each of these stories.  553 more words