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2013-05-04 12:53:05 PM
Advanced Idea Mechanics writ large.
 
2013-05-04 12:57:22 PM
It would be great fun to hack someone's robotic prosthesis.
 
2013-05-04 12:57:38 PM
I went to a breakfast this morning where the Doctor in charge of neurobigfancywords showed that they are using microchips to allow people who can't talk to use computers (BrainTalk) to communicate AND connecting that microchip link to robotic arms and making them work with their brain. Stunning stuff. I'm not impressed by much, the advances in this field? Totally impressive.
 
2013-05-04 02:15:29 PM
Will it make the "chuh-chuh-chuh-chuh-chuh" noise?
Can I wear a leisure suit with a flared collar open to show off my chest hairs?
Do I get to meet, fight, and finally befriend bigfoot?
 
2013-05-04 02:19:06 PM

FloydA: Will it make the "chuh-chuh-chuh-chuh-chuh" noise?
Can I wear a leisure suit with a flared collar open to show off my chest hairs?
Do I get to meet, fight, and finally befriend bigfoot?


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-04 02:30:14 PM
Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.
 
2013-05-04 02:36:27 PM

FloydA: Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.



Yeah, it really did. On a somewhat related note, I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the complete series on DVD/Blu Ray.
 
2013-05-04 03:00:11 PM

Apos: FloydA: Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.


Yeah, it really did. On a somewhat related note, I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the complete series on DVD/Blu Ray.


It was finally released on  DVD in 2010.  (There were copyright issues.)  AFAIK, it's not available on Blu Ray.
 
2013-05-04 03:11:01 PM
Talk to me when you can reprogram an indestructible Venus probe.
 
2013-05-04 03:17:38 PM
Well when you bloat your smartHand with too many fapps, sometimes all you can do is factory reset.
 
2013-05-04 03:22:13 PM

FloydA: Apos: FloydA: Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.


Yeah, it really did. On a somewhat related note, I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the complete series on DVD/Blu Ray.

It was finally released on  DVD in 2010.  (There were copyright issues.)  AFAIK, it's not available on Blu Ray.



Ahhhh.....That explains it. Thanks for the info!
 
2013-05-04 03:40:35 PM

NewportBarGuy: I went to a breakfast this morning where the Doctor in charge of neurobigfancywords showed that they are using microchips to allow people who can't talk to use computers (BrainTalk) to communicate AND connecting that microchip link to robotic arms and making them work with their brain. Stunning stuff. I'm not impressed by much, the advances in this field? Totally impressive.


It's not that difficult to map simple mental actions onto inputs.  Thinking about moving your left arm or right arm or your legs, even when you can't actually do it, looks pretty different from each other in the brain and are consistent, enough that a computer can pretty easily recognize the difference between them.  More complex actions and thoughts are a bit more difficult to figure out how to get a computer to understand them.  Of course, even with just a few simple recognizable inputs you can build pretty complex UIs.  Most computers are totally navigable with just the arrow keys, tab, and enter, and that's without any specialized software.  And there's pretty complex word selection software out there for effectively communicating with minimal inputs, like what Stephen Hawking uses.
 
2013-05-04 03:44:38 PM
Star wars would have been a lot more boring if luke had just plugged the new hand into his iPhone while tweeting the force, though..
 
2013-05-04 03:51:23 PM

Somaticasual: Star wars would have been a lot more boring if luke had just plugged the new hand into his iPhone while tweeting the force, though..


Luke im ur father. LOL.
 
2013-05-04 03:58:07 PM

Apos: FloydA: Apos: FloydA: Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.

Yeah, it really did. On a somewhat related note, I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the complete series on DVD/Blu Ray.

It was finally released on  DVD in 2010.  (There were copyright issues.)  AFAIK, it's not available on Blu Ray.

Ahhhh.....That explains it. Thanks for the info!


Considering that it was filmed before HDTV was even a proposed thing, what would be the point of having it on Blu-Ray? An upscaled version, perhaps?
 
2013-05-04 03:58:51 PM

FrancoFile: Somaticasual: Star wars would have been a lot more boring if luke had just plugged the new hand into his iPhone while tweeting the force, though..

Luke im ur father. LOL.


This inspired me to GIS on the topic...found this

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-04 04:34:50 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-04 05:10:12 PM
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-04 05:25:48 PM

Marcus Aurelius: It would be great fun to hack someone's robotic prosthesis.


Just when I was losing my motivation to learn how to code. Thanks, Fark!
 
2013-05-04 05:28:15 PM

Marcus Aurelius: It would be great fun to hack someone's robotic prosthesis.


Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!
 
2013-05-04 05:35:41 PM
I refuse to be impressed until someone pulls a Samus Aran
 
2013-05-04 06:00:24 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

"If you recall our chat in the breakroom at UNATCO, you know that I have the same augmentation technology as you."
"Then this will be a good fight."
"With the exception that I have a newer version of the firmware."
 
2013-05-04 06:11:52 PM
"Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands."

No one had the idea that sticking a 5 dollar wi-fi chip in the way expensive robotic hands so that you could use a laptop to do your own configurations would be a good idea? And now that everything needs a smartphone app it is somehow a revolutionary idea..
 
2013-05-04 07:32:33 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-04 08:06:53 PM
i18.photobucket.com
Approves.
 
2013-05-04 08:25:59 PM
img404.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-04 09:45:31 PM

Mike_LowELL: "If you recall our chat in the breakroom at UNATCO, you know that I have the same augmentation technology as you."
"Then this will be a good fight."
"With the exception that I have a newer version of the firmware."


dammit time to reinstll.

love the wrist crossbow with tranq darts.
 
2013-05-04 11:09:18 PM
He never asked for this.
 
2013-05-05 12:45:36 AM

Marcus Aurelius: It would be great fun to hack someone's robotic prosthesis.


Been there, done that.

http://www.shadowrun4.com/

Totally a blast. It's way more fun playing the hacker in the group when you can make you enemies' cybereyes stop working.
 
2013-05-05 01:02:20 AM

charliebear: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 243x315]


You get top-secret bionics from a three-letter agency and you have to see a government doctor for the rest of your life! Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-05-05 01:04:30 AM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-05-05 02:54:22 AM
Groovy.

/can't believe I'm the first to make that reference
 
2013-05-05 03:49:25 AM

germ78: Groovy.

/can't believe I'm the first to make that reference


Chainsaws are hardly bionic.
 
2013-05-05 05:21:29 AM
Came for the Wolowitz, leaving pleasantly surprised by the Conway Stern reference.
 
2013-05-05 08:30:48 AM

scalpod: germ78: Groovy.

/can't believe I'm the first to make that reference

Chainsaws are hardly bionic.


Medieval gauntlets, however, can be

theconcentrium.com
 
2013-05-05 08:41:32 AM

COMALite J: Apos: FloydA: Apos: FloydA: Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.

Yeah, it really did. On a somewhat related note, I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the complete series on DVD/Blu Ray.

It was finally released on  DVD in 2010.  (There were copyright issues.)  AFAIK, it's not available on Blu Ray.

Ahhhh.....That explains it. Thanks for the info!

Considering that it was filmed before HDTV was even a proposed thing, what would be the point of having it on Blu-Ray? An upscaled version, perhaps?


It was probably filmed and then scanned to tape for distribution and broadcast. The film would come through nicely on blu-ray.
 
2013-05-05 09:16:30 AM

Rev. Creflo Baller: COMALite J: Apos: FloydA: Apos: FloydA: Apos:

Now that I think about it, $6 million really isn't all that much.  It seemed like a lot, back in the '70s.

Yeah, it really did. On a somewhat related note, I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the complete series on DVD/Blu Ray.

It was finally released on  DVD in 2010.  (There were copyright issues.)  AFAIK, it's not available on Blu Ray.

Ahhhh.....That explains it. Thanks for the info!

Considering that it was filmed before HDTV was even a proposed thing, what would be the point of having it on Blu-Ray? An upscaled version, perhaps?

It was probably filmed and then scanned to tape for distribution and broadcast. The film would come through nicely on blu-ray.


I have the DVDs and the image quality varies. They were shot on film, but it doesn't look like they did new digital transfers from film for every episode. Some of the later-season Six Mil episodes look sourced from broadcast videotape rather than negatives. Those that are new transfers, such as the "Kill Oscar" John Houseman/Fembot episodes, look better than ever in 480p, but the original camerawork and film stock are fuzzy enough that I'm not sure HD would be distinguishable from upscaling.
 
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