No matter what’s happening in the world, or how bleak things get for this country, heck, this planet, no matter how easy it’s become to watch man’s inhumanity to man at its most grotesque destroy community after community, it’s at least comforting to know that “people who like video games way too much, talking about an actual woman who lives in the actual real world same as them" will still always end up being probably the worst goddamn people. Just the worst. That cop in Ferguson who’s screaming “bring it, you fucking animals” at the people he’s tear-gassing, he’s still gotta be looking at these Super Mario hucklefucks and being like, “How did your life break so ugly?” What is it about games that attracts the worst human beings on earth? Is it the part where they make you press a button marked START to pause a game? Because I can kinda see how that’d mess a person up, actually…
OTTERS!!!!! I swam with them.
“Individually, the Kilobots have very limited capabilities and they also make mistakes. But the algorithm made specially to govern their behaviour is able to overcome these limitations.
In designing their robotic swarm, the researchers drew inspiration particularly from ants. Masses of army ants, Dr Rubenstein explained, also assemble themselves into structures (like nests and rafts) that defy the limitations of an individual six-legged specimen.”
Come back when you can put up a fight!
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