The invention of a robotic side-winding robot at Georgia Tech has yielded this genius-level headline from the Register:
If you’re interested in robotics, the Sciencemag abstract can be found here: Sidewinding with minimal slip: Snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes
I’d like to toast Lewis Page, the author of the Register article, for making my morning.
The BBC is reporting a breakthrough in reproductive medicine: the first womb transplant. A woman born without a womb was given one in a transplant procedure. The woman had functioning ovaries, and so the embryo implanted in her womb was the result of IVF. The baby was born healthy, if a bit prematurely.
So there’s this girl named Zoe:
Who had a boyfriend:
And she cheated on her boyfriend with:
This wouldn’t be newsworthy, but apparently this chick wrote a flash game that got a lot of coverage in the press after Robin Williams’ suicide because the subject of this game was depression.
Hold on, as it turns out, one of the guys she was sleeping with was her boss. She was also sleeping with people who were writing reviews of her game.
It gets better. The femmesphere has rallied to her defense, saying that she is being unfairly attacked and her sexuality is her business.
Isn’t this the kind of ethical violation that people used to complain about, you know, sleeping to get ahead? Wasn’t feminism supposed to be against this sort of thing? So now it’s OK?
Here’s his blog:
And a thread on reddit:
Here’s a youtube video explaining things:
It gets worse. There are nudes.
Apropos of nothing, here’s a black girl dancing to a Katy Perry song in an Apple store. No racial or gender commentary here, I just thought it was funny. Pay particular attention to the Genius at time index 46 seconds. That’s me.
Not literally me, but that’s my face right now.
Apparently, there are hundreds of youtube videos of people dancing in the apple store. They’re hilarious. There’s also a Jezebel article about the phenomenon, which manages to take all the fun out of it as usual.
The Katy Perry song Peacock, if you move past the obvious sexual double-entendre, is about getting her guy to lose his shyness. The pick-up artist guys use the term in the exact same way. They call peacocking when you dress to stand out and get noticed. It’s also a part of overcoming social anxiety and not being afraid to dress for success.
Must have something to do with religion?