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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by The Gorn on August 07, 2017, 10:06:36 AM »
We all know that Australia is the land where every biome harbors death for humans

Oi Oi Oi, we're toxic.

Now put some shrimp on the barbie, mate!
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by I D Shukhov on August 07, 2017, 09:48:03 AM »
Apparently they are significant pests in fish farms:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_louse#Fish_farming

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In October, 2012, The grocery chain Sobeys pulled whole Atlantic salmon from 84 store locations in the Canadian Maritimes after concerns were raised over sea lice.

In 2017 Salmon prices in Norway increased by 15% over a 3 month period because of a Sea Lice outbreak.
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by unix on August 07, 2017, 05:40:05 AM »
This goes into the "I thought I've seen everything" category.

I always thought an outdoor lifestyle would be cool, living in a tent somewhere or a log cabin. Now I have to revise my attitude due to the totality of evidence. I will take AC and running hot water and fast food.

The nature is just a wild beast that will terminate you in a nanosecond. I get tired of nature in about 48 hours - as the most I can take.
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Loco Stories / Humor / voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by Code Refugee on August 07, 2017, 05:01:24 AM »
A guy in Australia had his feet bloodied by what doctors think is something called sea lice.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/07/tiny-meat-loving-marine-creatures-eat-teenagers-legs-at-melbourne-beach
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Robot temp agency
« Last post by I D Shukhov on August 06, 2017, 09:00:13 AM »
This article https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rise-of-the-machines/2017/08/05/631e20ba-76df-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html appeared in today's Washington Post.

It mentioned a company named Hirebotics  whose business model is to hire small robots on an hourly basis to manufacturers. 

A co-founder explains the model here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSH7kOdslyo

He gives manufacturing 5-10 years before robots are the new norm in manufacturing.

Another Hirebotics co-founder explains how their robots are remotely monitored:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyznl7ki1F0

I didn't like the way the Post article portrayed the two human workers it profiled as borderline alcoholics who deserved to be replaced by robots.  It discounted working class humans as being too unfit to even have jobs. 

This TechRepublic article profiles Hirebotics in more detail:  http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-a-two-man-startup-in-nashville-is-running-the-worlds-first-robot-rental-company/

I noticed (but didn't read) this other industrial robot article pointed to in the TechRepublic article.  http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-robots-are-filling-worker-shortages-replacing-bad-jobs-and-making-work-more-rewarding/ 

I'd say almost all workers -- manufacturing and information -- are going to need to spend some time being aware of what could automate what they are now doing and plan on a career pivot accordingly.







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I saw that. Funny. *sigh*

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Discussions - Public / Actually, Microsoft fixed Windows 10 just fine.....
« Last post by benali72 on August 04, 2017, 07:20:01 PM »
Actually, Microsoft fixed Windows 10 just fine.....







It's part of a long, successful evolution of the Windows brand .....







Just kidding, Microsoft! I know you're big enough to take a joke.
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Discussions - Public / Re: A nostalgic look at 1991 computers
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on August 04, 2017, 08:07:14 AM »
1991 was the first year I started using a NeXT. It was pretty similar to what I have now in OSX since it is actually the same OS...

16MHz but it wasn't any slower than a 3.5GHz quad core now.

NeXT was way ahead at that time. I had one at ma bell.
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Discussions - Public / Re: A nostalgic look at 1991 computers
« Last post by Code Refugee on August 03, 2017, 04:57:42 PM »
1991 was the first year I started using a NeXT. It was pretty similar to what I have now in OSX since it is actually the same OS...

16MHz but it wasn't any slower than a 3.5GHz quad core now.
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Discussions - Public / A nostalgic look at 1991 computers
« Last post by unix on August 03, 2017, 03:58:34 PM »
1991's PC technology was unbelievable

http://www.zdnet.com/article/1991s-pc-technology-was-unbelievable/

I find this an interesting and nostalgically sad look because 1990 is when I got into computing.
I got my first "real" computer circa that time frame. Well, I had an 8088 in late 80s' but that doesn't count.

*sigh* How I wish I could have my misspent youth back.
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