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#1 Janice Arthur

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:45 AM

Hi all;

Watch this video all the way to the end, pretty darn cool.

http://www.bostondyn...?section=BigDog

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:30 AM

Well, I guess it is not too long till skynet goes online and the terminators attack.
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#3 JimBartell

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:07 PM

That is, without a doubt, totally beyond cool! Was it just me, or did anyone else want to punch the guy that kicked it? And, seriously, how much would a muffler for that engine have weighed?

"And all these years I've been using my legs, like a sucker" - Homer Simpson

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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:59 PM

Well, I guess it is not too long till skynet goes online and the terminators attack.


At least it won't be a sneak attack.

I'd love Jim's thoughts on this, actually. I love to theorize about doomsday scenarios as much as the next guy. I'm also a huge fan of the Terminator stories, but it's one scenario I don't exactly believe in. My reasoning is that as "intelligent" as machines are and will become, they will never know or feel greed, hate, religion, love, revenge, power and all the other human emotions that lead us to fight. Programming that kind of intelligence just seems like an impossibility. Am I right? I hope so.
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#5 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:10 PM

Wasn't at all impressed until the guy kicked it. Did a decent job with that, now if they can make it actually look where its stepping it would stumble a whole lot less going over that rubble. I am looking forward to some video of it going places where wheels or treads couldn't. They didn't show anything like that.

Still more impressed by this:

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:38 PM

The jump near the end of the video was pretty impressive too
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:41 PM

Its amazing what you find on youtube. I sent the above link to a friend & he sent me this:


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#8 JobScholtze

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:58 PM

LOL, some peeps have to much spare time, but funny as hell
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