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  • Happy SysAdmin Day to you!
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  • Is it wrong that the story of the dead spider as a gripper for a robot arm instantly reminded me of Howard on Big Bang Theory.

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  • So the earth is melting on the inside as well as on the outside, and scientists have found a way to use dead spiders to pick other things up?  Am I on Bizzaroworld or something?  "Sure, we could be working on curing cancer.  But look at this spider picking up a soda bottle.  Isn't that amazing?  You know how many grants we had to burn through to come up with this?"  

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  • Scientists use dead spider as gripper for robot arm, label it a 'Necrobot'
    As if spiders weren't already hard enough to kill... Now we are making them into articulating robots after they die?! Ohhhhh great... 😂😅

    Happy SysAdmin Day Fellow Spice Pals! Enjoy the weekend! 🎉🥳🙌

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  • Could we use this spider technology to wrangle our users?

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  • Scientists have gone too far this time..."Necrobotics" definitely is something we as humanity should not pursue any further. A zombie apocalypse or robots taking over are each bad enough on their own; we don't need both.

    On a side note, that might make a really good movie; some failed experiment between human augmentation and the dead.

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  • GuruGabe1​, that is 100,000% a way to keep people from mischief lol

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  • IT workers are the ones who make things run smoothly and allow companies to go about their business. Alongside their high-value work, sysadmins also spend an inordinate amount of time on manual, repetitive tasks that other employees rarely see, like resetting passwords and onboarding, new employees. Without IT to keep the ship afloat, no business would succeed. From hospitals and factories to banks and universities, IT workers allow us all to enjoy the magic of technology and reap its benefits. -- Everywhere I've been at it's so true. Even at the public library, everyone's job depends on a system IT supports. Upper management needs to understand IT isn't a necessary evil but an underlying pin for any company doing business these days. When we say we need something it's not because it's shiny but it's so the company as a whole can be better protected or function better or whatever.

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  • I'm so happy for Zeta Ophiuchi! Finally gets to see the universe after getting out of that toxic relationship. 

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  • Is Zeta Ophiuchi moving at 100,000mph, or is it standing still and we (and the rest of the universe) are moving at 100,000mph past it???  Hmmm...Things to ponder.

    And it's always interesting to see what Macrosoft is up to...

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  • All I have to ask about the necrobotics thing (aside from what screwed up human being thought this was okay and not at all disgusting and horrifying) is: what happens when the animal decays, since, it's you know, dead? Are we going to have to subscribe to replacement animal parts every few months to replace it? I'd rather pass, thank you very much.

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  • I feel like I am the only one that didn't vote for the spiders.  I hate spiders.  Almost as much as snakes.  No wait....more than snakes.  Creepy little b*st*rds!

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  • Random Parts wrote:

    IT workers are the ones who make things run smoothly and allow companies to go about their business. Alongside their high-value work, sysadmins also spend an inordinate amount of time on manual, repetitive tasks that other employees rarely see, like resetting passwords and onboarding, new employees. Without IT to keep the ship afloat, no business would succeed. From hospitals and factories to banks and universities, IT workers allow us all to enjoy the magic of technology and reap its benefits. -- Everywhere I've been at it's so true. Even at the public library, everyone's job depends on a system, IT supports. Upper management needs to understand IT isn't a necessary evil but an underlying pin for any company doing business these days. When we say we need something it's not because it's shiny but it's so the company as a whole can be better protected or function better or whatever.

    Unless you work in Education...   K-12 There isn't a soul around this time of year, no one to shower you with gifts and praise, should be moved to September 29th to include all sysadmins...  Summer school at a Uni only has a fraction of the users as well.

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  • Scott4074 wrote:

    So the earth is melting on the inside as well as on the outside, and scientists have found a way to use dead spiders to pick other things up?  Am I on Bizzaroworld or something?  "Sure, we could be working on curing cancer.  But look at this spider picking up a soda bottle.  Isn't that amazing?  You know how many grants we had to burn through to come up with this?"  

    You do realise that there are different kinds of scientists? Physicists or engineers won't do anything to cure cancer, and chemists and biologists probably won't have much to say about making rockets work...

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  • Michael232048 wrote:

    Is it wrong that the story of the dead spider as a gripper for a robot arm instantly reminded me of Howard on Big Bang Theory.

    Yes. That's extremely wrong.

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  • DailyLlama wrote:

    Scott4074 wrote:

    So the earth is melting on the inside as well as on the outside, and scientists have found a way to use dead spiders to pick other things up?  Am I on Bizzaroworld or something?  "Sure, we could be working on curing cancer.  But look at this spider picking up a soda bottle.  Isn't that amazing?  You know how many grants we had to burn through to come up with this?"  

    You do realise that there are different kinds of scientists? Physicists or engineers won't do anything to cure cancer, and chemists and biologists probably won't have much to say about making rockets work...

    There's an awful lot of chemistry that goes into making rockets work...just sayin...

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  • Happy SysAdmin Day!

    Ryzen 7000 - Do I need a new processor? No. But do I want a new processor? Heck yes! It'll be a good reason to replace my wife's "aging" 5950X. I usually get away with PC component purchases when I legitimately try to explain the reasons why it's better and I just see her eyes gloss over as her brain slowly shuts down. Then I tell her she'll get to pick out her case, fans and RGB accessories... boom! Easiest sale ever.

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  • DailyLlama wrote:

    Scott4074 wrote:

    So the earth is melting on the inside as well as on the outside, and scientists have found a way to use dead spiders to pick other things up?  Am I on Bizzaroworld or something?  "Sure, we could be working on curing cancer.  But look at this spider picking up a soda bottle.  Isn't that amazing?  You know how many grants we had to burn through to come up with this?"  

    You do realise that there are different kinds of scientists? Physicists or engineers won't do anything to cure cancer, and chemists and biologists probably won't have much to say about making rockets work...

    I think the point it that there may be MUCH better uses of time and resources. Whatever people (including scientists) spend energy and money on, by definition, prevents them from spending it on something else. Is the return on investment actually worth it? It depends on what you think is "worth it."

    Physicists AND engineers are involved in things like medical diagnostic and treatment equipment (MRI/CT scanners, radiation treatments, etc). Chemists are actually involved in rocket fuel design, and biologists are helping develop sustainable systems for humans in space.

    I still don't think spider-arms are that high on the scale of things humans need to tackle. Interesting article, but I'd rather leave it there. There are already too many scientists doing things they can, but shouldn't.


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  • Spiders - I sooo much picture the following scene:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VkrUG3OrPc

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  • kmfreder12 wrote:

    DailyLlama wrote:

    Scott4074 wrote:

    So the earth is melting on the inside as well as on the outside, and scientists have found a way to use dead spiders to pick other things up?  Am I on Bizzaroworld or something?  "Sure, we could be working on curing cancer.  But look at this spider picking up a soda bottle.  Isn't that amazing?  You know how many grants we had to burn through to come up with this?"  

    You do realise that there are different kinds of scientists? Physicists or engineers won't do anything to cure cancer, and chemists and biologists probably won't have much to say about making rockets work...

    There's an awful lot of chemistry that goes into making rockets work...just sayin...

    And I've been reading a lot about NASA's constant concern for the ecosystem around launchpads.

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  • AgentOfPork wrote:

    I still don't think spider-arms are that high on the scale of things humans need to tackle. Interesting article, but I'd rather leave it there. There are already too many scientists doing things they can, but shouldn't.


    I think this guy disagrees:

    https://youtu.be/o8muXeXmtwU

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  • Imagine if the spider actuator is the way to go and we end up with that technology on all gripping robot appendages.
    Now imagine that those spider limbs have to come from massive spider farms...
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  • spicehead-2ndson wrote:

    Scientists have gone too far this time..."Necrobotics" definitely is something we as humanity should not pursue any further. A zombie apocalypse or robots taking over are each bad enough on their own; we don't need both.

    Yes but how many times in recent days have we seen an exceptionally bad idea, spoken up and said "that's an exceptionally bad idea" and the "experts" said "Yeah, I'ma try that."  There's a reason I have trust issues.

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  • Dead spider to grip things?  Hey instead of using money to do that why don't you do something a bit more useful.

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  • Literally can not imagine the scale for that star. That's insane numbers! Super cool though.

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  • Eric7615 wrote:

    Dead spider to grip things?  Hey instead of using money to do that why don't you do something a bit more useful.

    Would y'all like for the scientists to spend their time and money developing an AI-based advanced neuro network? Or maybe a software that can assist in diagnosing OS issues and reboots the computer when a user runs it?

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  • DailyLlama wrote:

    Scott4074 wrote:

    So the earth is melting on the inside as well as on the outside, and scientists have found a way to use dead spiders to pick other things up?  Am I on Bizzaroworld or something?  "Sure, we could be working on curing cancer.  But look at this spider picking up a soda bottle.  Isn't that amazing?  You know how many grants we had to burn through to come up with this?"  

    You do realise that there are different kinds of scientists? Physicists or engineers won't do anything to cure cancer, and chemists and biologists probably won't have much to say about making rockets work...

    True, very true. But I'm pretty sure I'd rather have my grant money spent on the cancer thing...

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  • Imagine having arachnophobia, then found an immortal spider lurking around,. 

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  • Our world has been experiencing global warming, which makes it dead on the outside,. imagine its also dead on the inside,. Poor thing... It should consult a psychologist for a  treatment.

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  • You know...I just remembered a bit of information I heard from some science something or other a few years back.  According to whoever it was (isn't that the greatest citation ever!) they said, "no matter where you are on planet earth, you are never more that 6 feet away from a spider."  Which then reminds me of science stories of how spiders crawl in and out of your mouth at night while you are sleeping.  There is something you surely can't not know... 

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  • GuruGabe1 wrote:

    Could we use this spider technology to wrangle our users?

    Oh yes, except for the ones with arachnophobia.  Those will run for the hills.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099052/

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  • lamocon wrote:

    Happy SysAdmin Day!

    Ryzen 7000 - Do I need a new processor? No. But do I want a new processor? Heck yes! It'll be a good reason to replace my wife's "aging" 5950X. I usually get away with PC component purchases when I legitimately try to explain the reasons why it's better and I just see her eyes gloss over as her brain slowly shuts down. Then I tell her she'll get to pick out her case, fans and RGB accessories... boom! Easiest sale ever.

    lamocon​ Nice.  Not kidding though, I'm excited to upgrade from my Ryzen 7 1700X.  I was able to get it stable on Corsair DDR4-3000, although early days of BIOS were trickier than later ones.  Overclockers could typically only gain about 200 MHz, so I just left mine stock.  Always stayed extremely cool as a 105W TDP CPU on 240mm water cooling.  In fact, that was a bit overkill, but then again it can function as a quieter way to get good cooling, not just insane cooling in itself.

    Will look to an eight-core again or 12-core.  IPC has rocketed since then (I'm taking it all the way to Zen 4), plus higher base and boost core clocks means it will feel like having more cores.  Err, well, often better than more cores is higher IPC, lol, so I'll gladly take it!  DDR5 is getting slightly cheaper every day, so by the time the 7000's are commercially available, I'm fine with paying more on RAM vs. DDR4.  I know it'll be a bummer to some folks that AMD didn't take the dual-IMC approach of Intel on Alder Lake (12th gen) will DDR4 and DDR5 support together -- ultimately left up to the motherboard.  Using that circuit space for bettering performance rather than "legacy" support is a good move IMO.  AM4 has actually been around since the original Bulldozer architecture, so certainly time for the upgrade.  AMD can stuff way more pins by switching to an LGA socket, but rumors are that most AM4-compatible heatsinks and watercooling are still compatible -- neat!!

    https://www.tweaktown.com/news/83853/amds-new-am5-socket-backwards-compatible-with-am4-coolers/index... 

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  • If the spider gripper works well, then they're going to want to breed extra large spiders to make bigger grippers.  :O

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  • MWeed wrote:

    If the spider gripper works well, then they're going to want to breed extra large spiders to make bigger grippers.  :O

    Like this?

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  • jameswalker20 wrote:

    GuruGabe1 wrote:

    Could we use this spider technology to wrangle our users?

    Oh yes, except for the ones with arachnophobia.  Those will run for the hills.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099052/

    We have tons of wild tarantulas out here in west Texas, and I am one of those crazy fools that will pick one up if I see it. A few years ago, with the help of a friend, I grabbed one and chased a co-worker that is terrified of spiders.

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  • Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf (spider)?

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  • jameswalker20 wrote:

    GuruGabe1 wrote:

    Could we use this spider technology to wrangle our users?

    Oh yes, except for the ones with arachnophobia.  Those will run for the hills.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099052/

    ... starring the harmless Avondale spiders from Auckland, New Zealand!

    More NZers on the big screen ... or should that be "big scream"?! 😁 

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  • Graeme.N wrote:

    jameswalker20 wrote:

    GuruGabe1 wrote:

    Could we use this spider technology to wrangle our users?

    Oh yes, except for the ones with arachnophobia.  Those will run for the hills.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099052/

    ... starring the harmless Avondale spiders from Auckland, New Zealand!

    More NZers on the big screen ... or should that be "big scream"?! 😁 

    Indeed Graeme.N​, like the Earth in HHGTTG, they are 'mostly harmless'.

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  • I already don't like spiders, now they're gonna be attached to robots? Where's my flamethrower?!

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  • CaptRobvious wrote:

    I already don't like spiders, now they're gonna be attached to robots? Where's my flamethrower?!

    Here is one option: https://www.boringcompany.com/not-a-flamethrower

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  • Sean (Spiceworks) wrote:

    "Zeta Ophiuchi is on the go.

    The star, which is 20 times more massive than our sun and located some 440 light-years from Earth, is zipping through the galaxy at about 100,000 mph (162,000 kph).

    And when will it risk to collide with which other object of our galaxy?

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