Here's The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job » A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot “meant to completely obviate [employees].” I have been saying for quite some time that the service economy is going to get the same hit that manufacturing did.. that there will be so many fast-paced technological changes, people in service jobs will soon be obsolete.. People will happily give their orders to machines, robots will, as we see here, crank out the food, and bam.. no questions asked.. no complaints, either. And the robot may not care if you like your meal, but since it’s a robot, you won’t be inclined to tell it.
That’s the future. It’s happening. Quickly, too..
So when I see fast food workers clamoring for an increase in the minimum wage, I sort of stand back and see the dust settling behind them.. the dust of the jobs.
I don’t at all say this is a good thing. But this is realistic. This is how it’s going—the future is now and the future as …
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There is going to be a burst of feminine adrenaline when FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is released into theaters in 2015.. But Ronnie Berke wrote a piece on CNN as to why she doesn't want her daughters to see it.. The trailer is interesting, to say the least.. the movie will feature sexual bondage for sure. But as Berke writes, the question is: Does "Grey" have the chance of manipulating young female minds with a film telling them what their proper sexual roles are? I say ... it will. This is going to be, as some point out, the STAR WARS of the female millennial crowd. Get ready for a GREY 15..
Every time we see news that another asteroid is going to have a 'close shave' or a 'nearby run' at the planet Earth, we also note this: The asteroid was typically discovered just days (or in some cases mere hours) prior to the collision that will not be.
The scenario is no different than the one playing out concerning asteroid 2014 RC.. It will pass 'very close' to the planet this coming Sunday. It will not be visible by the naked eye but those aware of it will be able to scope it with their equipment..
Oh, and it was just discovered on August 31 by the Catalini Sky Survey in Tuscon, Arizona..
This particular space rock is 60 feet .. it is expected to fly over New Zealand around 2:18 PM EDT..
A near miss, though. Far enough away .. not to worry.
But we should worry--we should also be acting on these worries with fixes. There are tons of space rocks looming out there. Some are distant.. some are close. And often time, as we see with 2014 RC, we discover them only a sh…
This autism/CDC scandal continues to develop on certain websites.. This series of text messages is being shown by the website TRUTH BARRIER.. the site reports this: Dr. Wakefield shared two text messages with The Truth Barrier that he and his wife received from Dr. Thompson.
The first one was to Dr. Wakefield’s wife, from August 20, 2014, Carmel, and it read:
I do believe your husbands career was unjustly damaged and this study would have supported his scientific opinion. Hopefully I can help repair it Discern appropriately. Here is the text:
New Study from the WHO: One person commits suicide every 40 seconds » One person commits suicide every 40 seconds — more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster — with the highest toll among the elderly, the United Nations said Thursday. In its first report on suicide, the UN’s World Health Organisation blamed intense media coverage when celebrities kill themselves for fueling the problem. The Robin Williams effect, perhaps?
There is a certain bit of parallel thought I have on this matter. On one hand, I think suicide is so unfortunate and if people just gave themselves an extra few minutes in the heat of the moment they could avoid making that final decision. But on the flipside, there is a part of me that says we should not, as fellow humans, judge the circumstance and, in a sense, the decision in literally in the hands of the people who commit the act of self-murder..
This story reminded me immediately of what Art Bell wrote on his Facebook page after Williams died at …
I don't begrudge people of their thirsty desire to watch torture porn or gory films. I was young once too and thought it was cool to see the kills that horror movies brought. As you age, they say, you mellow. But in this case I do not.. Instead, I recognize the world for what it is: Filled with anarchy and violence, murder and bloodshed. And while I love horror flicks, I dissolve myself of appreciation of all of them---as anyone who reads this site may know, I am often very critical of the genre whe…
Get ready television watchers. If you still tune into the TEE VEE screen for your nightly entertainment, a new show may soon grace your safe living space: An NBC exorcism program..
The DOME must be dull.. crime shows are saturating the market.. And as for comedy, nothing is funny anymore.
Cue the doom and get the gloom: The exorcist is knocking.
Here are what trade publications are telling us about this new venture into the paranormal and religious: NBC is going to explore demonic possession in a new program. The network handed out a script called THE POSSESSION OF MAGGIE GILL that follows the Gills, an American middle class family who experience frequent paranormal activity within their Eugene, Oregon home.
The program is being produced by Amblin Television--the same that gave us UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, among others..
Lately, it would seem, evil is selling on the small screen. ROSEMARY had her baby and the gates of hell opened in the Middle East.
Alessandro Vespignani is a physicist from Northeastern University in Boston.. He worked up a model of how Ebola has spread so far and how it may continue to do so in the coming months. Presented in these numbers: A very horrid time is coming to West Africa. And maybe the world thereafter? SCIENCE has the full story of the study..Kai Kupferschmidt writes this to summarize the troubling potential visitor of death at the planet’s door step: Alessandro Vespignani hopes that his latest work will turn out to be wrong. In July, the physicist from Northeastern University in Boston started modeling how the deadly Ebola virus may spread in West Africa. Extrapolating existing trends, the number of the sick and dying mounts rapidly from the current toll—more than 3000 cases and 1500 deaths—to about 10,000 cases by 24 September, and hundreds of thousands in the months after that. “The numbers are really scary,” he says—although he stresses that the model assumes control efforts aren’t stepped up. …
According to the video, if true, Stephen Scotloff met the same fate as James Foley.
And here’s my theory, call my a kook: I think they were both beheaded years ago. I think these videos were recorded years ago.. and I think the videos are being released to coincide with a bigger picture.
I had a strange dream last night.. Not to bore you with the minute details of the weird goings on in my head, but this is the main gist: A 'war' of some type was upcoming this weekend. I perceived it to be a real battle in which blood could be shed, but had no clue what the battle was going to be for. Nor did I know the reasons why I had to fight. I knew this, and was told this by various people in the dream: The battle would most likely cost me my life. I would probably not survive.. But, I was also told to "keep working" on all of the other life tasks that I had to perform before this raging epic war occurred.
I think it means something personal--today is my birthday. I am 34.. and while we never knew when that knock on our door will be the final one, we all know we are heading for the same 'weekend' war at some point in our lives.. at some time in our near or distant future, we will not be here anymore. Hopefully it's the distant future on that account.…
Yellowstone super eruption possible but will not be apocalyptic: USGS » A volcanic super eruption at the Yellowstone National Park is possible but will not be catastrophic. Ash deposits from the eruption may impact communications system, aviation and more. AND MORE: Scientists estimate that a super eruption may create an umbrella ash cloud, which can impact near as well as far away cities in the U.S. Using a so-called program Ash 3D, USGS researchers were able to estimate that cities within 300 miles from Yellowstone National Park may get covered by up to three feet of ash. Cities beyond 300 miles from the National Park may experience a few inches of ash while cities as far as New York may be covered in just less than an inch of ash. But nothing .. end of the world-like to worry about. No apocalypse.. The USGS says—this after years of public worries that we would be doomed if Yellowstone went again, something by the way it is overdue for.
Here is what the NOT THE END OF THE WORLD would loo…
The Vatican has declared war on nuns! So says TIME magazine (and lots of other religious insiders for some time) ..
Jo Piazza from TIME writes, Most people don’t know about Sister Nora Nash, a Franciscan Sister who lives just outside of Philadelphia. As her order’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sister Nora wakes up every single morning determined to make corporations more responsible to the human race. Sister Nora and her assistant director, Tom McCaney have taken to task the grocery store chain Kroger over the rights of farm workers, Hershey’s chocolate company over child labor, McDonald’s over childhood obesity, Walmart on raising their minimum wage and Wells Fargo over predatory lending practices. Nash wakes up every single morning determined to make corporations more responsible to the human race. Then she follows through on it.
For more than four decades Sister Jeannine Gramick has been tireless in her fight for gay rights through her organization New Ways, despite com…
The HORROR REPORT agrees with this sentiment. Lewis has been an amazing influence in the world of paranormal and parapolitical topics. His own personal health is the top concern at this time. We are praying for his recovery and hope that he's in good hands the hospital.
May his recovery be speedy.. and his health be soon better. He's been through too much.
A few years ago, I got into a deep conversation with a techie about the coming of the ‘cloud’ computing. He didn’t like it, not one bit. His doubts about the cloud stemmed from his paranoia over big government spying, but more importantly, hackers hacking.
This weekend his nightmare vision he relayed to me came to fruition. Too bad the Hollywood elite who have their naked bodies plastered all over the internet never talked to my lowly paid computer friend. They may have thought twice..
A hacker published Jennifer Lawrence nude on 4CHAN today.. yes, 4chan, the site that constantly guides the internet into new territory. But even more alarming; The hacker claims to have more private pictures from more than 100 A-list celebrities who apparently have been busily putting nude images of themselves into their safe clouds.. This from Josie Ensor in the London TELEGRAPH today:
An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s phone, and those of more tha…
A lot of the behind the scenes images are fun and frivolous, but one stood out to me as a little more painful, a little deeper: Heath Ledger, alone, walking with the JOKER mask in hand.
A little interesting side note on that Joker mask used. In the 1960s, Ceser Romero starred in one of the BATMAN shows, called THE JOKER IS WILD. During a scene in the program, Romero is wearing that same clown mask before it is taken off and his true identity is revealed to the viewing television audience. The homage by the use of that mask was to Romero’s version of the villain..
The BUZZFEED list is a great way to pass the time, have a few chuckles, and see some irony. There’s even an image …
The annual tradition: The playing of the Famous Last Words song by Billy Joel.. I have linked up this song yearly this weekend for as as I have had a web presence.. It’s doubly fun this time of year: Autumn is in the air, and it’s my birthday. But as I get older and older, each year’s birthday aspect becomes less enjoyable than the previous 12 months ..
I am 34 now.. the show’s not over but it’s ‘halfway’ home for my caboose.
The most poignant words, in my opinion , of this song (besides ‘comfort in a coffee cup, apples in the early fall’) are these: ‘They swept away all the streamers after the Labor Day parade. There’s nothing left for a dreamer now only one final serenade.’
With summer ending.. and the cold winds ready to invade, I wish some streamers would just be left on the streets.. a little longer.. another day.