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CGowen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 03:58 PM
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Terminator kill-bots to be run by system called 'Skynet'
Following the announcement of the new Flying-HK-style "Reaper" death machines for the British forces, the prophetic nature of the Terminator movies has been further confirmed.

Not only will the UK MoD deploy airborne cyber-gunships remarkably similar to those in the films, the flying robot assassins will be controlled by an IT project named "Skynet".


This latest case of life imitating art (well, kind of art) was revealed this morning, with the news that the first of the Skynet 5 satellites has gone operational and is now successfully carrying data to and from British forces fighting in Southwest Asia.


.......


And it may not just be the Reapers that are controlled by Skynet. There's no word yet of any plans to cloak Asimo robots in living flesh cloned from large Austrian bodybuilders, but it can only be a matter of time.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/11/skynet_takes_co...
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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:00 PM
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1. "How many hints do we need? Flee while you can"
:P
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:00 PM
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2. Better clean and charge my plasma rifle
It's in the 40-watt range.
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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:01 PM
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3. Well I know one shop you didn't get that at.
Both 'cause they don't carry them and 'cause the owner's dead :D
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:15 PM
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5. Methinks you mean 40 MEGAwatt
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 04:39 AM
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11. Alas, no
I bet a guy that Ahnold said "40 kilowatt range", and he bet that Ahnold said "40 watt range". I popped in "Terminator" and we watched it.

He got lunch on me.

Grrr... :-)
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qdemn7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 05:40 AM
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13. What this country needs.....
Is a good $5 plasma rifle. :bounce:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:03 PM
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4. On the prearragned signal, 50 Million Roombas will attack their masters.
For God's Sake, RUN!!!!!!!!!!
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 05:00 PM
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8. And 25 million Scoobas will electrocute their owners. Put on
your rubber-soled shoes and run!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:38 PM
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6. I propose creating a far-flung outpost of humanity and civilization disguised as an organization...
creating a great Encyclopedia. It's real purpose will be to re-seed civilization after a great fall.

We can call it The Foundation.

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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 04:52 AM
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12. You mean "Conservapedia"?
It's full of useful information on rebuilding civilization. Like, how the 19th Amendment was the result of judicial activism. And how the earth is only 6,000 years old.

Definate resource to recreating... the Dark Ages.
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The Inquisitive Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 04:52 PM
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7. Wouldn't the irony be delicious?
Having an SF cliche of the robot uprising actually happening would be the most ironic event in the history of mankind, I think I'd be laughing too hard to appreciate the seriousness of the situation.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 05:01 PM
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9. "I'll be back."
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 05:14 PM
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10. It's already begun
My toaster chased me around the house today!

TlalocW
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