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Raytheon Unveils Military Robot Capable Of Of Composing Poignant Poems About Horrors Of War – The Onion – February 16, 2018

“’In the past, it would have been necessary to send entire battalions overseas with the hope that at least one surviving soldier would be able to portray the terrible chaos of urban warfare, the deafening blasts of aerial bombardments, and the ghastly screams of dying comrades in incredibly moving works of poetry,’ said Gen.

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Guys and Dolls: First Post

In the wake of RealDolls and robots gaining citizenship the war between humans and machines is heating up. The commentary surrounding Artificial Intelligence and objects coming to life is as old as the tale of Pygmalion whose sculpture was brought to life by the gods due to his…devotion deemed as love. 1,085 more words

Day 7 of 10 Days to 500 Anime: Time of Eve

So far, Time of Eve has the lowest rating of the movies in this series.  The fault lies more with the constraints of the format than the story itself.  717 more words

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Pics from 2/17: NINT2 Mashup Movie Screening

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pics on our Flickr page from the film event and after party...

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Cyber-Piracy at Sea

William Gibson did it again.  In Spook Country, the characters track a box with mysterious contents as it travels the international shipping lanes, moving from one boat to another, out at sea for an indefinite period of time.  225 more words

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