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#82 - That is totally Sky from the Youtube channel TipsyBartender. I…  [+] (3 replies) 11/07/2015 on Never celebrate too early +1
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#135 - LilLX (11/07/2015) [-]
I thought it was Young Jeezy all this time! My life is a lie
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#84 - ronyx (11/07/2015) [-]
I been searching for that answer for years.
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#90 - xsnowbanex (11/07/2015) [-]
You see it too!
#59 - I'm in college for electrical engineering. Everything you just…  [+] (4 replies) 11/06/2015 on The future is now! +2
#83 - swagbot (11/09/2015) [-]
"...where you divulged your robotics sweet tooth."

What do you mean by this?

If by 'sweet tooth' you mean 'interest in robotics', then...

I suppose I never really had a deep, heartfelt interest in it. My dad sorta pushed interests on me, and I just absorbed it because I was a little bit of a sperg in earlier years. My Dad's a complete sperg, and he thought that becoming a robot will free him of all his personal issues and demons, which i thought is sad and pathetic... and I've since told him that.

Separately, I realize that it is an extremely important field of study, because in order to succeed at making the robots we 'expect', we will need to solve some very deep and significant engineering issues, like the 'modeling' thing i described above.... not to mention, MAKING a robot would be a very satisfying pursuit, both in the challenge, and in any successes you achieve, and the discoveries made throughout.

Also, I think, if in the correct hands, robotics technology could be an incredibly useful tool to build things, explore the universe, and enjoy the richness of life.

So that's where my interest in robotics stood / stands.

If by 'sweet tooth' you mean 'knowledge about it..."

amzn.to/1QcXfqP | Very technical. 'Behavioral' school.
amzn.to/1iMtiPR | 50/50 Technical/Philosophical. 'Empirical' school.
amzn.to/1Mj1bAg | Not my fav, but decent. Speculative. Empirical.
amzn.to/1M0TDnU | Speculative. Behavioral.

I read these ~13 years ago, so I need to go back and read them again.

There is a political division in Academic Robotics between the 'Behavioral' School and the 'Empirical' School. You'll understand when you read above.

Two others I have not read, but plan to:

amzn.to/1GRPjsh | Minsky sorta changed from the Empirical school to the Behavioral school. This is his treatise of the latter.
amzn.to/1NYy5Jd | Haven't read this yet, but i think its premise is "In order to make AI, we need to understand how 'Real' intelligence works. Study the brain, and imitate it." Seems a no-brainer to me.

Sometimes dry as fuck, sometimes exhilarating. Enjoy.
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#84 - xsnowbanex (11/09/2015) [-]
Thanks man. That was very nice of you. If I wanted to focus on robotics for my degree, should I pursue mechanical engineering or stick with electrical?
#85 - swagbot (11/09/2015) [-]
The 'Electrical' side of Robotics is the one in greatest need of innovation. Many of the basic 'Mechanical' problems have been solved (how many times can you re-invent a grabby-hand? Not many.) The 'robot-thinking' aspect is what needs to be solved now.
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#86 - xsnowbanex (11/09/2015) [-]
Gotcha. Thanks man. That was really helpful
#50 - But that doesn't mean that every lemon is a villain. Please, s…  [+] (1 reply) 11/04/2015 on Cursive +2
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#70 - sharkicopter (11/04/2015) [-]
Apologies for not checking my privilege and provoking the Citrus-gendered community
#305 - Anyone ever seen this lady? Wanna know if her thickness is as …  [+] (2 replies) 11/04/2015 on CAUGHT 0
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#361 - dorfdorfdorf (11/04/2015) [-]
its not
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#306 - solidderking (11/04/2015) [-]
i think she isnt as good looking in real life as in the comics, there were once a few pictures of her IRL, but i dont know whether they were real or fake.......
#156 - .....what is this? 12 what? 10 what? I know this shows a chang…  [+] (1 reply) 11/01/2015 on Well duh +3
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#232 - lilnuggetbob (11/01/2015) [-]
Homicides per 100,000
That is the standard unit for measuring homicides for the last 200 years, its never changed.