Friday

1.  You’ll be wanting one of these of course:

HP Enterprise unveils The Machine, a single-memory computer capable of addressing 160 terabytes

2. Hugo’s younger brother:

A new online delivery service called Kiwi has come to UC Berkeley, making use of small wheeled robots to deliver food across campus.

According to Felipe Chávez, Kiwi’s chief executive officer, Kiwi is an app that allows people to order food on demand, with one small difference — instead of humans, people will have robots coming to their front door. Chávez says this allows Kiwi to lower cost by decreasing delivery fees by as much as 80 percent.

Chávez said he thought of the idea when he ordered a pizza online and the delivery fee cost almost as much as the actual pizza. With Kiwi, Chávez said delivery doesn’t have to be like that.

3. Speed limit:

To drive even 100 MPH in most states is to risk a felony stop at gunpoint and the sure certainty of a “reckless driving” ticket that will take an expensive lawyer to plead down to something that merely involves handing over large sums of money, as opposed to your driving “privileges” (as the government styles what used to be our right to travel) and, very possibility, your liberty. In most states, a “reckless driving” conviction carries with it the possibility of time in Hotel Graybar. Though that is usually deferred or otherwise held in abeyance, it remains a serious threat nonetheless.

Thirty days in the Hotel is pretty much a life sentence for most people with jobs. Tell your boss you’ll be in jail for the next month and it’s likely you will not have a job upon your release.

[H/T Chuckles]

5 comments for “Friday

  1. Lord T
    May 19, 2017 at 12:32

    I like the way the say it can process enormous amounts of information. As our systems are connected to the internet almost any device can process enormous amounts of information compared to a few years ago. This is simply a step update for on board memory as many systems, going back to the 1970s such as the DEC VAX, could handle memory using HD space.

    It is a good step forward and will speed up processing in a lot of areas but in the scheme of things it is meaningless.

  2. Lord T
    May 19, 2017 at 12:34

    Can’t wait to see free food and cash running back and forward on the ground.

  3. May 19, 2017 at 12:44

    Yes.

  4. Lisboeta
    May 19, 2017 at 14:14

    I think (well, hope!) Kiwi will eliminate the cash problem by only accepting card payment via their app. Not sure how they’ll ensure the food doesn’t get hijacked (armour-plated robots?). There’s also the minor issue of getting the pizza to a resident in a tower block. Get all that sorted out, and robot delivery could well cost more than the old-fashioned way. Aside from those minor cavils … what a brilliant idea!

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