A-Pod is an ant inspired hexapod robot with a 2 degrees of freedom (DOF) abdomen, a 3 DOF head with large mandibles and 6 legs with 3 DOF each. Total 25 servos.

Very cool sound track by a group called Trifonic with Lies.


Good old Shep Smith — the best thing on Fox News.

Credit where credit is due.

Personal Outsourcing

A new Department of Labor report finds personal outsourcing is revolutionizing how Americans don’t do their own work.

Just a personal note here to let you know that posting will be light and sporadic over the next few weeks as I’m in the process of moving and everything is kind of up in the air and in flux at the moment. So bear with me…

Calling the Manatee’s Bluff

Prodded by Charles Grodin, the other day Sean Hannity flippantly agreed to subject himself to waterboarding to benefit a charity for the families of U.S. soldiers. Last night, Keith Olbermann called his bluff and announced that he’s willing to pay $1,000 to charity for every second that the Fox News blowhard undergoes what many consider torture. “This is serious stuff. Put your money where your mouth is, and your nose,” said Olbermann.

“What a breakthrough it would be if, by having reality literally forced upon him, a buffoon like Hannity were to realize the deadly seriousness of this. The searing truth: that the moment of torture automatically makes the presumed bad guy recipient the victim, and makes the torturer into the evildoer.” Indeed.

I would be amazed if Hannity actually goes through with this.

Update: And speaking of torture, here’s a message from Satan.