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(opednews.com)   NUS Engineering team makes artificial muscles which can lift loads 80 times its weight, a first in robotics. Sarah Connor   (opednews.com) divider line 25
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2013-09-07 12:30:32 PM
Make this part of future generations of prosthetics, and cyborg supermen here we come!
 
2013-09-07 12:31:31 PM
Penile implants.
 
2013-09-07 12:46:15 PM
subby: "Can"
article: "could"

Yeah, um, there's a bit of a difference there. These have been around for decades:

http://www.musclewires.com/

They "can". I'm not worried about Robocop just yet...
 
2013-09-07 12:50:43 PM
assets.vg247.com

Soon
 
2013-09-07 12:51:09 PM
i292.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-07 12:57:14 PM
Vertdang

Mickey Mouse ... always late to the party.
 
2013-09-07 01:01:24 PM
Did the headline get cut-off, or are we just throwing in names and pretending they are jokes now?
 
2013-09-07 01:01:45 PM
Fapbotics will soon be offered at all the major technical colleges in the near future.
 
2013-09-07 01:14:30 PM
Vulture Prime was my favorite ride, even though it wasn't as good as a madcat. I just liked the look of it. The Locust was cool too.

My CSB; the first year the board game came out, I got to play-test it at a SF convention. I told the guy running the game that I only had thirty minutes I could devote to this, so I asked foe something light and barely armored, likely to die fast.
He gives me a decorated game piece that was a painted Macross Batteloid, but he called it a "Wasp".  The other player asked for and got "something heavy-armored, with long-reange weapons, a skull-crusher". He got a Thor.

Ref explains each side's weapons ranges, speed, etc. He tells me I have jump jets.

I play recklessly, since I don't care about winning or even surviving, running and dodging the Thor and getting inside his short-range radius. I explain I am using the jump jets, jump straight up and over the top of the Thor, head shot point-blank from directly above, and landing behind him, ninja-style. Instant pilot kill, and the thirty minutes are up, I thank  the smiling ref, walk off and the Thor player sits there wondering WTF just happened.
 
2013-09-07 01:28:11 PM
Lenny is a robot, the rabbit is a human, this is the future.
 
2013-09-07 01:43:46 PM
i.annihil.us
 
2013-09-07 01:52:02 PM
I don't know whether to be impressed without knowing the strength/weight ratio of regular human muscles.
 
Skr
2013-09-07 02:49:41 PM
Seems like they'll need to get weight distribution down well or it will be like ripping through a phone book.
 
2013-09-07 03:15:04 PM
Aren't those called cranes?
 
2013-09-07 03:43:44 PM

Any Pie Left: Vulture Prime was my favorite ride, even though it wasn't as good as a madcat. I just liked the look of it. The Locust was cool too.

My CSB; the first year the board game came out, I got to play-test it at a SF convention. I told the guy running the game that I only had thirty minutes I could devote to this, so I asked foe something light and barely armored, likely to die fast.
He gives me a decorated game piece that was a painted Macross Batteloid, but he called it a "Wasp".  The other player asked for and got "something heavy-armored, with long-reange weapons, a skull-crusher". He got a Thor.

Ref explains each side's weapons ranges, speed, etc. He tells me I have jump jets.

I play recklessly, since I don't care about winning or even surviving, running and dodging the Thor and getting inside his short-range radius. I explain I am using the jump jets, jump straight up and over the top of the Thor, head shot point-blank from directly above, and landing behind him, ninja-style. Instant pilot kill, and the thirty minutes are up, I thank  the smiling ref, walk off and the Thor player sits there wondering WTF just happened.


I don't really want to rain on your CSB, but isn't the Thor a clan mech and introduced long long long after the wasp and the rest of the macross IP violating mechs were caste out?  Were you thinking of a Warhammer or a Marauder instead?
 
2013-09-07 04:04:30 PM

BumpInTheNight: Any Pie Left: Vulture Prime was my favorite ride, even though it wasn't as good as a madcat. I just liked the look of it. The Locust was cool too.

My CSB; the first year the board game came out, I got to play-test it at a SF convention. I told the guy running the game that I only had thirty minutes I could devote to this, so I asked foe something light and barely armored, likely to die fast.
He gives me a decorated game piece that was a painted Macross Batteloid, but he called it a "Wasp".  The other player asked for and got "something heavy-armored, with long-reange weapons, a skull-crusher". He got a Thor.

Ref explains each side's weapons ranges, speed, etc. He tells me I have jump jets.

I play recklessly, since I don't care about winning or even surviving, running and dodging the Thor and getting inside his short-range radius. I explain I am using the jump jets, jump straight up and over the top of the Thor, head shot point-blank from directly above, and landing behind him, ninja-style. Instant pilot kill, and the thirty minutes are up, I thank  the smiling ref, walk off and the Thor player sits there wondering WTF just happened.

I don't really want to rain on your CSB, but isn't the Thor a clan mech and introduced long long long after the wasp and the rest of the macross IP violating mechs were caste out?  Were you thinking of a Warhammer or a Marauder instead?


As long as they had the miniatures, and the record sheets, its a Wasp.
 
2013-09-07 04:13:05 PM

the_innkeeper: As long as they had the miniatures, and the record sheets, its a Wasp.


Right, what I'm asking though is was it really a Thor used in that first introduction of the bored game, from my understanding Thors and everything clanner related came out much further into the game's time line.

/yes, I spelt bored game correctly
//Mechwarrior FTW
 
2013-09-07 07:03:48 PM

Vertdang: [i292.photobucket.com image 750x600]


No, THIS is an Awesome.

www.gamersglobal.de
 
2013-09-07 07:04:52 PM
Well, as I recall it, it was the biggest, heaviest farking unit in the original game, regardless of name. Maybe Atlas? I didn't concentrate on the name of the dead guys's mech:-) I promise the story is true though I may have got the other guy's mech name wrong.

When I was in college, we would save up to go play the original pod-based versions at the Battletech Center on North Pier in Chicago. Good times.  For a while. Except, just like the Photon  game room laser-tag operation out in the 'burbs, the working staff got free play time all night and got so good, so fast, it made beginners and average  once-a-week players frustrated to get five seconds into a game and get blown all to hell by the farking staff. When you're paying like twenty bucks for 12 or so minutes, that shiat gets old fast.  Then Disney bought up the centers, they nerfed the machines and made them too easy to steer, and we quit going.  At the Worldcon last year, got to try one of the pods out again, it had been upgraded to a 3-d screen inside that didn't need glasses, but It made me nauseous.
 
2013-09-07 07:22:36 PM
Some Mech Warrior Online Videos.

Atlas

Jenner

Catapult

Hunchback
 
2013-09-07 07:25:34 PM
 
2013-09-07 08:36:02 PM
My Favorite ride...
www.sarna.net

/Made one with jumpjets once... had to use all the really super-expensive lighter materials to save enough weight to do it, but an Atlas jump-jetting into the scene is really intimidating... :D
 
2013-09-07 09:12:52 PM
It was a Vulture or Archer for me. Someone should really work on building the real thing.
 
2013-09-07 10:07:29 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: My Favorite ride...
[www.sarna.net image 480x791]

/Made one with jumpjets once... had to use all the really super-expensive lighter materials to save enough weight to do it, but an Atlas jump-jetting into the scene is really intimidating... :D


Jump jetting into the scene? I can't imagine that bigass bastard could have gone more than 2-3 hexes a crack with jump jets, although imagine if you somehow managed to get close enough to someone to do a DFA with a farking Atlas.
 
2013-09-08 01:56:03 AM
I've always got the heat, so make my myomer triple strength.
 
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