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2020-09-11 9:44:19 PM  
Robots, robots, robots.

We ran this story last week about a guy using VR to control a robot that was doing the most mundane job ever - stocking shelves at a convenience store. It made me think back to the 1990's when my high school physics class went on a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratories and they let us play with their "practice rig" - they used special controls to manipulate arms inside the reactor that could manually do things, and they had an identical rig set up for training, with things like a ring that you could put on a peg and take back off again.  I wasn't very good at it.

So with this convenience store set to deploy this setup to up to 20 stores by 2022, how long until this bleeds over to the consumer side and we use robot shoppers we control from home to do our shopping for us? Was "Wall-E" more prophetic than speculative, and one day we'll all just lay around and do absolutely everything via remote control?

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us how you did and where you see the future of remote work.

Winners and easiest/hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
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2020-09-11 9:51:52 PM  
10/14 is the best I've every done in one of these.
 
2020-09-11 10:03:58 PM  
12/14 & one of the wrong answers i knew but second guessed myself.  The other was just a shot in the dark & a miss.

Thx for doing these even though I typically stink at em.
 
2020-09-11 10:11:05 PM  
14/14 Hmm I feel like
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jvl [BareFark]
2020-09-11 10:32:27 PM  
WTF is wrong with white onions? They're fine and add onion flavor to dishes.
 
2020-09-11 10:51:14 PM  

jvl: WTF is wrong with white onions? They're fine and add onion flavor to dishes.


They're always keeping the other onions down.
 
2020-09-11 10:55:00 PM  

jvl: WTF is wrong with white onions? They're fine and add onion flavor to dishes.


Sweet onions are far superior in almost every way, and the ways they're not, red onions are.
 
2020-09-12 12:07:02 AM  
Vidalias or go home.
 
2020-09-12 4:12:10 AM  
A TOY ROBOT! AHHH!
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2020-09-12 5:02:43 AM  
Perfect Score and third place on East? I'll take it.
 
2020-09-12 10:37:10 AM  

darkhorse23: Vidalias or go home.


If there's ever a shortage, 1015s from east Texas are tolerable.
 
2020-09-12 11:58:50 AM  

ox45tallboy: darkhorse23: Vidalias or go home.

If there's ever a shortage, 1015s from east Texas are tolerable.


Mmmmaybe
 
2020-09-12 3:33:08 PM  
Chives in ranch dip FTW.
 
2020-09-12 4:10:48 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Chives in ranch dip FTW.


Leeks never get any love.
 
2020-09-12 4:13:59 PM  

ox45tallboy: We ran this story


No you didn't. You linked to another website which ran the story. :)
 
2020-09-12 4:22:46 PM  
How did some people get scores out of 14 when I only saw 10 or 11 questions?
 
2020-09-12 4:31:26 PM  

bingethinker: How did some people get scores out of 14 when I only saw 10 or 11 questions?


Hard vs. easy?  Common Core Math?
 
2020-09-12 4:33:25 PM  

bingethinker: How did some people get scores out of 14 when I only saw 10 or 11 questions?


I screwed up.

There are actually 14-15 questions each week, and each person gets 11 of them in a random order. I didn't change the limit on questions, so a few people got all 14.
 
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