• Bite My Shiny Metal Ass

    Degidio’s

    I suppose we could have an argument on whether or not it is a good idea to construct intelligent machines that mimic the function of living beings, including humans, but what would be the point? Robots are here, whether we like it or not. There are millions of robots already, and there will be billions very soon. And for good reasons - industrial robots have contributed to the largest and fastest increases in manufacturing productivity since the steam engine, and this is just the beginning. And it is not only that robots will increasingly replace less efficient human manual labor - the most transformative changes (and for some people the most frightening) will come when robots can perform tasks that humans cannot perform at all, due to size, weight, speed, or precision, but also when they can do things that we have not yet imagined. For example, deep underground or under the oceans, or in outer space, robots will be an absolute necessity if we are to fully explore, and exploit, these environments. Indirectly, all of our lives have already been improved by robots, but you can, and should, learn how to construct and program your own robots. Along with machine learning and artificial intelligence, robotics is one of the most critical skills to learn, as the impact of these machines will greatly affect our lives, for good or evil. And it isn't that hard - check out the links and start building your own robot helper! Viewings: Shinier Than Yours Meatbag - https://youtu.be/CltzPpn-grY And They Will - http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/old-glory-insurance/81303587/ Robots Are Already Too Smart To Drink Michelob - https://youtu.be/nNfv9wsttKE Bake The Cake? - https://youtu.be/PjrlW8EryZ4 I Rarely Use It Myself Sir, It Promotes Rust - https://youtu.be/SKdTYaAY1V8 One Handy Droid - https://youtu.be/JLmOteqmDYc Rise Of The Robots: Part 1 - https://youtu.be/hRuBZLe8vfs Part 2 - https://youtu.be/9SA2WLDB65A Part 3 - https://youtu.be/D22UOL-ncgw It's Not Going To Stop - https://youtu.be/rnBAdnNIIXk Advances In Humanoid Robots: Boston Dynamics & Atlas - https://youtu.be/LikxFZZO2sk UBTECH Walker - https://youtu.be/lWdcyWwQ4R0 Listen: Robots Obey What The Children Say - https://youtu.be/o7Rs347TbH8 Readings: The Robots Have Already Won - https://www.wired.com/story/wired-guide-to-robots/ The Good Robot Report - https://www.anki.com/en-gb/company/blog/good-robot-report.html The Future - https://robohub.org/envisioning-the-future-of-robotics/ Your One Stop Shop! - http://www.robotshop.com/ How To Make A Robot - https://www.robotshop.com/community/tutorials/show/how-to-make-a-robot-lesson-1-getting-started More Parts - https://www.sparkfun.com/ A Good Robotics Blog - https://www.intorobotics.com/ A More Industrial Oriented Site - http://robohub.org/ An OS For Robots - http://www.ros.org Get Educated: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics https://www.instructables.com/class/Robots-Class/

  • I Am Not A Crook

    Degidio’s

    Price Controls...more to come... Watch: Listen: Read: Ushering in a decade of low growth and high inflation in the US economy, in 1971 President Nixon imposed wage and price controls in an effort to insure his reelection, oh wait that's not right - it must be, in an effort to combat inflation, that's it. Yeah that worked out well Dick. Nowadays most people think price controls do not exist in our "capitalist" economy, but you might be surprised how many products and services are subject to government intervention in prices. Viewings: I think there was maybe one sentence in this speech that wasn't a lie - https://youtu.be/Wv4gpyfLF3s Drugged-Up Communists - https://youtu.be/tmhjzYf3wyg Listenings: Interventionism:(Rent Control, Wage Laws, Unions, Tariffs) - Block - https://mises.org/library/interventionism-rent-control-wage-laws-unions-tariffs Price Controls - Rothbard - https://mises.org/library/4-price-controls Readings: The TV picture is High Definition Now, That's All - https://mises.org/library/nixonian-socialism How The Price System Works (XV-XIX) - Hazlitt - http://www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson/#0.1_L16 Four thousand years of price controls - DiLorenzo - https://mises.org/library/four-thousand-years-price-control Inflation and Price Control - Mises - https://mises.org/library/inflation-and-price-control

  • The Power Of The Powerless

    Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

    more to come...