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legfruit:

there’s always those neighbour countries that sort of hate each other like new zealand and australia, britain and france, the rest of the world and america

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theatlantic:

A Bionic, Mind-Controlled Arm, From the Inventor of the Segway

The Segway was supposed to change everything … until it became the preferred transportation of walking tours and shopping mall security. But now its inventor, Dean Kamen, is back with a new creation that might be slightly more revolutionary.
Enter the DEKA limb, the first FDA-approved robotic arm that’s powered by the wearer’s mind. Electrodes attached to the arm near the prosthesis detect muscle contraction, and those signals are then interpreted into specific movements by a computer, the FDA announced on Friday.
"The device is modular so that it can be fitted to people who’ve suffered any degree of limb loss, from an entire arm to a hand," Bloomberg Businessweek reported. ”Six ‘grip patterns’ allow wearers to drink a cup of water, hold a cordless drill or pick up a credit card or a grape, among other functions.”
Read more. [Image: DARPA]


wow!!

theatlantic:

A Bionic, Mind-Controlled Arm, From the Inventor of the Segway

The Segway was supposed to change everything … until it became the preferred transportation of walking tours and shopping mall security. But now its inventor, Dean Kamen, is back with a new creation that might be slightly more revolutionary.

Enter the DEKA limb, the first FDA-approved robotic arm that’s powered by the wearer’s mind. Electrodes attached to the arm near the prosthesis detect muscle contraction, and those signals are then interpreted into specific movements by a computer, the FDA announced on Friday.

"The device is modular so that it can be fitted to people who’ve suffered any degree of limb loss, from an entire arm to a hand," Bloomberg Businessweek reported. ”Six ‘grip patterns’ allow wearers to drink a cup of water, hold a cordless drill or pick up a credit card or a grape, among other functions.”

Read more. [Image: DARPA]

wow!!

(Source: hkirkh, via dutchster)

tastefullyoffensive:

[ayeshar]

You don’t know my life.

tastefullyoffensive:

[ayeshar]

You don’t know my life.

derpycats:

Dobby is just relaxing on the stairs, as one does…

Dobby’s famous on the internets with his Spaz way of sitting on the stairs!
#RagsToRiches #TownshipResueCat

derpycats:

Dobby is just relaxing on the stairs, as one does…

Dobby’s famous on the internets with his Spaz way of sitting on the stairs!

#RagsToRiches #TownshipResueCat

#RagsToRiches #TownshipResueCat #lol

I HAVE A CAT NAMED DOBBY, TOO

countingmycrosses

Awesome!

I got my birthday present today! Auds bought me a flippin awesome ROK Espresso Maker! It’s fully manual, and so super cool and retro, and easy and quick to use!

#birthday #present #espresso #coffee

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Many people were critical towards President Jacob Zuma’s ministerial choices. The fact that a rating agency mentioned it as a downside risk tells us just how bad these choices were.

Shapiro agreed that SA’s new ministers are not good enough, questioning whether an investor would put their money into a company which our ministers ran.

“If these chaps were running even a division of a business would I be there – the answer is no. Just an absolute no,” said Shapiro.

“They are driven by mad things – not the desire to actually build things,” he said. “Political ideology is still very much part of where this country is going.”

"

-

Sasfin Securities’ analyst David Shapiro.


Quite an indictment on the newly appointed government.


via: “ANC government driven by mad things”

#south africa

Secret to life, i think.
Because the exceptional days (exceptionally good, and exceptionally bad) are actually few and far between, and the “ordinary” is what the bulk of life is made up of.
Waiting for the highs to enjoy is folly.

Secret to life, i think.

Because the exceptional days (exceptionally good, and exceptionally bad) are actually few and far between, and the “ordinary” is what the bulk of life is made up of.

Waiting for the highs to enjoy is folly.

(Source: fancitaste, via myadventurousheart)

#life #joy #ordinary

"Gold is the money of kings; Silver is the money of gentlemen; Barter is the money of peasants; Debt is the money of slaves"

- (I dunno who)

My birthday cake from @audsops! I love it!!! :-) vanilla and granadilla! #cake #birthday

My birthday cake from @audsops! I love it!!! :-) vanilla and granadilla! #cake #birthday

#cake #birthday

For a non-sports person, this is sorta what it’s like to be on the internet right now. - The Oatmeal


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For a non-sports person, this is sorta what it’s like to be on the internet right now. - The Oatmeal


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