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Adding Sensation to Robotic Limbs

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Recently scientists have managed to stimulate the brain in such a way that approximated some of the sensations of a natural limb in a paralyzed subject. No, they did not regain sensation, but the research is a powerful proof of concept. It shows that it is possible to produce natural-feeling sensation through electrical stimulation of the cortex, an important step for brain-machine interface research.
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Zaphod717
12 days ago
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Just have the robot body ready when my meatbag wears out.
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Hari Kondabolu Calls Out 'The Simpsons' for Dismissing Apu Criticism

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“‘The Simpsons’ response tonight is not a jab at me, but at what many of us consider progress.”



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#WhiteTearsMatter
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Michael Hudson:  Origins of Money and Interest: Palatial Credit, Not Barter

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A deep dive into the origins of credit and money, along with the political implications of different theories.
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satadru
21 days ago
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Click through for this one...
New York, NY
Zaphod717
22 days ago
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advent ftw!
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Covarr
22 days ago
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"How can I encourage people to visit the actual site without seeming like I'm doing it on purpose?"
Moses Lake, WA
tvaerialsmiddlesbrough
22 days ago
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saved this one
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23 days ago
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mkalus
23 days ago
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Brilliant, go and visit the image on the site.
iPhone: 49.287476,-123.142136
JayM
23 days ago
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Woah! Pretty cool. Go to the real site.
Atlanta, GA
DuskStar
23 days ago
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Wow this one is awesome! Not one for newsblur though.
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Nothin’ Falls as Hard as a Prisoner’s Tears

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Christopher Cantwell, aka the Crying Nazi, has turned himself in and is in jail:

Christopher Cantwell, a white-supremacist who gained notoriety for making violent statements about counterprotesters in a Vice documentary on Charlottesville, has surrendered to Lynchburg, Virginia, police. University of Virginia police said Tuesday that warrants had been obtained for Cantwell’s arrest on two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a “caustic substance,” explosive, or fire. The charges stem from a rally held on the University of Virginia campus the night before the Aug. 12 Charlottesville protest, where a woman was killed and several others injured. Police say Cantwell used pepper spray against a counterprotester, a charge Cantwell has admitted to but claims he did in self-defense.

If you haven’t heard of Cantwell before, he’s a fascist prick with very serious mental health and substance abuse issues who was the “star” of the Vice documentary that made the rounds last week:

He later, upon hearing he would be charged criminally for his brutish and violent behavior, posted this teary video:

The man is mentally unwell, and I hope he is incarcerated and given a chance to seek help. The crying is a byproduct of those issues and his substance abuse- he’s pretty clearly another weepy drunk like John Boehner and so many others.

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Zaphod717
242 days ago
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Stormtrooper Snowflake goes to jail
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His Life is Over!

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This story about a Nazi who lives in a bedroom suburb of Rochester, Honeoye Falls, is tragicomedy:

“No Nazis in our neighborhood,” read the words emblazoned in large, bold type across the tops of the fliers, which also show a picture of a group of demonstrators carrying tiki torches on the campus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville the night of Aug. 11. One man carrying a torch near the bottom right corner of the image is circled.
The fliers identify the circled man as Jerrod Kuhn and claim that he is a “leading figure with the Daily Stormer, an avowedly neo-Nazi website around which local groups have been organizing to promote anti-Semitism, white supremacy and violence against LGBTQ communities.”
Speaking early Wednesday afternoon outside his Honeoye Falls residence, Kuhn staunchly denied being a neo-Nazi, calling the assertion “a crazy accusation.”
“I’m not a neo-Nazi. I don’t belong to a German workers’ party from 1933,” he said. “… I’m a moderate Republican.”

I guess that settles it. The swastika was just a decoration. The whining continues:

Kuhn said the fliers have ruined his life and that, after they were posted around the village, he and members of his family have received death threats. Law enforcement has been made aware of the threats, said Kuhn, but he thinks he’ll probably have to move out of the area.
“I can’t live in this community anymore. I’m in the process of figuring out what I’m going to do,” he said. “I’m 21 years old and now my life is over in this area.”

I don’t condone death threats, but I do want to point out that his life is not over in the same way that Heather Heyer’s is.

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Zaphod717
247 days ago
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Yet another Stormtrooper Snowflake in need of a safe space.
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jefron
248 days ago
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Reminds me of the story of the goat fucker
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