a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
Almost_A_Robot's profile
Almost_A_Robot


stats
following: 7
followed tags: 0
followed domains: 0
badges given: 0 of 0
hubskier for: 2658 days

recent comments, posts, and shares:
Almost_A_Robot  ·  2624 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Apple Patents Page Turn

Yeah the whole software patent system is getting ridiculous it needs serious reform.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What are your top 5 albums of all time

Yoko was good for John but bad for the Beatles. Also on a side note I always thought beetle was spelled like the Beatles I realized this about a month ago and it hit me like a truck.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What are your top 5 albums of all time

I have a question about Revolution. Was the original the slow or the fast one? I love both but they each have a different feel.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What are your top 5 albums of all time

you know what else has great guitar, Helter Skelter. I just love the energy behind it.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What are your top 5 albums of all time

My favourite song has to be either Paperback Writer or Julia

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What are your top 5 albums of all time

Yeah they took a risk with a lot of the songs on the White Album, some are not hits but I can still appreciate Revolution as a sound collage. My favourite thing about the beatles is the stories behind the songs.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The location where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death has been discovered.

The Romans have great history and this story is one of the greatest, but yet I do not find myself all that interested in Roman history. The Greeks and Japanese really are my favourite cultures to study. I love the greeks because of the great contrast between the states of Sparta and Athens. The Japanese amazing with their warrior class and the fact that in the society that is often viewed as spiritual and honor based, there are records of people suing each other left and right over the most petty of things.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What are your top 5 albums of all time

I actually do prefer the white album to Revolver, it just has such variety, from Revolution and Dear Prudence to Rocky Raccoon and Back in the USSR.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amateur planet hunters find a planet with four suns.

Wow thats quite the find for amatuer planet hunters. I am still hoping for a giant leap forward like a warp engine or man made wormholes, but I have my doughts I will ever see something like that with the budget NASA has.

I honestly don't think it can be done, but hey if they want to try more power to them. The game has attracted people who enjoy berating their team mates and "trolling" the other team. I say "trolling" because the meaning of the word has been diluted to simply being a jackass.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: One of those days ..

Paintings like these are great to look at in passing like in a hallway or kitchen, because everytime you walk by you see something different.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Step 3 Comics - New Web Comic

Also I look forward to seeing more of them around here.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Step 3 Comics - New Web Comic

they are good don't get me wrong it's just that sometimes the punchlines fall flat.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Step 3 Comics - New Web Comic

You might want to work on the stories a bit. Some of them were kind of pointless, but I do really like the art style. And for the funny ones try to work on the punchline some more.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

Well its not really feasible to be a Renaissance man anymore, the cut off point was around the mid 1800s. Back there was maybe a few thousand people working on research, but now there are millions of people working in every field, and unless you are some kind of savant it is impossible to become an expert in all of them.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski - What is your favorite word?

kerfuffle and Greco-Roman

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2657 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski - What is your favorite word?

Gesticulate

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

Yeah I know its not being done because of viability, it's for the very sake of saying it can be done( also the prize money isn't bad either). But it could be a major step for ultra-light aircraft. NASA has flown a solar powered ultra-light for 2 weeks straight, this opens up a whole worlds of possibility, literally, Ultra-light aircraft could be used to survey the gas giants.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil's Book of Questions: Why Is Public Speaking So Difficult?

I was trying to give the the perspective of a nervous speaker, I'm not sure if I made that clear. But thinking of a speech as a gift is a really amazing change of perspective.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil's Book of Questions: Why Is Public Speaking So Difficult?

Yeah I know I was exaggerating but if you are in front of a crowd and nervous you are usually not thinking rationally about the other person's feelings. I know I do not speak for everyone but I am a bit of an over-thinker and often jump to the worst case scenario.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil's Book of Questions: Why Is Public Speaking So Difficult?

Still even though it is the internet you are still interacting with people that you know and see in real life. Of course you will not be as boastful as you would online but it is a good microcosm( can't really think of a better word) of social interaction.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

Yeah I don't think I have the willpower to work for years for inches. But one thing I find funny is that if this were achieved and was viable and easy, it would not have any place as a transportation device. Sure it sounds like a great idea until you take into account that thousands of people would be piloting them, the jetpack also has the same problems.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

Da Vinci's ornithopter never did fly, but Students at MIT created a working ornithopter and for those of you with a lot of time on your hands here is the official paper

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil's Book of Questions: Why Is Public Speaking So Difficult?

I must say I do not think we live in a society that values modesty. sure being modest is encouraged and is viewed as a positive character trait, but I think we are experiencing a shift. I'll use Twitter as an example, Twitter as it is, is a site fueled by smugness and a sense of superiority. To be active on twitter you need to honestly believe that the possibly hundreds of people that follow you care about your inane thoughts and quips about the day. I realize e I am probably looking too much into this and by extension thinking that you care about what I have to say, And thats kind of funny in a way.

Almost_A_Robot  ·  2658 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Have you ever been in a car accident when you are the driver?

I gotta say you are kind of a badass. also you are now the first person I have followed.