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    Here's a vid of someone running an aluminum part...



    See the curves he is hogging out there, that's one reason you want a CNC.

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    Here is a video of Flippy. You don't have to be on facebook to watch it. https://www.facebook.com/techinsider...c_ref=NEWSFEED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    It's here to stay; but always as a niche service. Twenty years from now, a handful of people will be placing supermarket orders online, and picking up their bags from the store. Or perhaps pay to have them delivered. But the vast majority of supermarket shoppers in 2037 will be wandering up and down aisles pushing carts that still have that one fucking wobbly wheel.

    BTW - the greatest advancement in the supermarket experience in the past 20 years is the "small cart," which is roughly half the length of a normal cart, and often have two baskets (one over the other). Supermarkets with both types of cart free up enormous amounts of space in the aisles.
    no way. Already, people who can afford to do so are getting toilet paper via Amazon delivery. Now they have Prime Now - you get it in two hours, and the prices are coming down. The further the prices go down to be similar to or the same as the store, you will see ALOT less people at the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Not a chance. Supermarkets make a FORTUNE by getting people to purchase things that they walk past; things that might not be explicitly on their shopping list. There's a LOT of science behind the organization and placement of products in supermarkets, and it doesn't work when shopping for groceries online. Supermarkets don't want to give that up.

    An approach to products placement in supermarkets using PrefixSpan algorithm
    https://phys.org/news/2014-03-scienc...kets-good.html (read the section called "product placement")
    I get the online ad spam and make impulse buys that way just like in the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Drone-delivery may work when you need an item or two... But a weekly shopping trip for a family of four can easily fill a dozen shopping bags, with a total weight exceeding 100lbs. You really think that it will one day be cheaper to fly 100lbs of groceries by drone, than to transport it by car or truck?
    That's even more of a reason to get it online. So all that doesn't have to be gathered and hauled. I order everything heavy online. I don't want to haul it in and out of my car or up the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Unfortunately, IQ is primarily genetic with environmental influences. So, just like you can't teach a parrot calculus, a person can't exceed their IQ. They can be educated to a point that maximizes their intelligence, but it's similar to how you have a genetic optimum height, but if you are raised on a starvation level diet, it's unlikely that you can even achieve that potential.

    That said, I do agree that the education system is failing the students. Hell, I remember first year of school, one of the first tests we were told no calculators because everyone would get 100%. So, on the way to the class this guy approaches me saying "hey, can you help me because I don't know how to multiply decimal numbers, like .5 x .3"... I covered my shock as I was thinking "you're going into engineering and you can't do basic math?!?" Before giving him a few pointers.

    The fear is not the automation, it's the implications and repurcussions of a society that is increasingly automated.
    "They can be educated to a point that maximizes their intelligence". But we are NOT doing that! That's my POINT!

    You ought to take a look at the kind of tests American 8th-graders had to pass back in the early part of the 20th century, if they wanted to get a 'diploma' for passing 8th grade. Most COLLEGE students today would FLUNK those tests, and I mean MISERABLY. 8th grade was as far as MOST Americans went, back in those days. But, by GOD, if you got through 8th grade back then, potential employers KNEW that you could do almost any kind of arithmetic, right up to finding square roots and cube roots without a calculator. [Believe it or not, there are ALGORITHMS for that!] The potential employers would KNOW that that 8th grade graduate would know a GREAT DEAL about world geography and history, and would have an EXCELLENT understanding of American civics and the operation of our government.

    We ARE dumbing down our society. We are doing it DELIBERATELY, really. Or at least with no real effort at resisting it. So now we get high school graduates who can't do 6th grade arithmetic. Their diplomas have become MEANINGLESS pieces of paper.

    You could try to dispute all of this, I suppose; but I bet that even you realize that it would be pointless to do so, because the facts are the facts, and it is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    "They can be educated to a point that maximizes their intelligence". But we are NOT doing that! That's my POINT!

    You ought to take a look at the kind of tests American 8th-graders had to pass back in the early part of the 20th century, if they wanted to get a 'diploma' for passing 8th grade. Most COLLEGE students today would FLUNK those tests, and I mean MISERABLY. 8th grade was as far as MOST Americans went, back in those days. But, by GOD, if you got through 8th grade back then, potential employers KNEW that you could do almost any kind of arithmetic, right up to finding square roots and cube roots without a calculator. [Believe it or not, there are ALGORITHMS for that!] The potential employers would KNOW that that 8th grade graduate would know a GREAT DEAL about world geography and history, and would have an EXCELLENT understanding of American civics and the operation of our government.

    We ARE dumbing down our society. We are doing it DELIBERATELY, really. Or at least with no real effort at resisting it. So now we get high school graduates who can't do 6th grade arithmetic. Their diplomas have become MEANINGLESS pieces of paper.

    You could try to dispute all of this, I suppose; but I bet that even you realize that it would be pointless to do so, because the facts are the facts, and it is what it is.
    No, I'm not disputing that part... I've read some of those 8th grade tests, and it's not a stretch that the knowledge is about equivalent to what people in university might be expected to know today.

    I might have mentioned the anecdote of the first year, had a test with no calculators allowed. On the way to the test this guy approaches me and asks for help how to do math, because he can't multiply, I ask what he means, he clarifies, he can't multiply decimals... I had to hide the shock, this guy was going into engineering and couldn't do .2 X .5 ... (It took the guy an extra year, and thanks to nepotism, he is now a working engineer..)

    I was more getting to the issue where, even IF we were giving people the best educations they can handle, with technology, the types of jobs will be beyond some peoples capacity to learn, and it will become an increasing issue... So, there will be a segment of the population, who, because they lack the intelligence to grasp the concepts, regardless if you gave them an appropriate education, who could not wrap their heads around it. This will be a problem where a growing portion of the population will be unable to contribute meaningfully to society, and something will need to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Because when Flippy breaks, you're immediately fucked if you don't have trained human staff. Customers aren't going to wait around while waiting for the Flippy repairman show up and get Flippy running again.

    Better to make your humans hustle a bit, while you call Chuck to take over Janice's shift.

    Can i make this my sig?

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    Flippy is flipping the bird to $15 min wagers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Our local Panera Bread put in those order/pay kiosks and swore publicly it wouldn't replace humans. Now they have laid off half the staff. Older people seem angry but the younger people love the convenience of not having to wait or talk to people!
    People go to Panera?

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