MONKEYS VS. ROBOTS !

Monkeys vs. Robots...Who Wins?

1. OOOOOK, OOOOK...MONKEYS!
6
9%
2. it is affirmative, robots.
15
22%
3. MonkeyBots, cant we all just mash-up?
6
9%
4. we did'nt evolve from monkeys, and god certainly did'nt give robots a soul.
1
1%
5. Bonobots, the fuck-monkeys of robots, will screw them all.
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23%
6. who cares? i just want to see Silverback vs. r2d2 in the Thunderdome
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36%
 
Total votes: 69

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:24 am

Hippies are sometimes remarkably similar to humans. I saw one in a zoo once.

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Re: MONKEYS VS. ROBOTS !

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:12 am

OH my dog, Dougly... don't make me tell another random CitFH story!

No...

No...

Must resist...

GAHHH!

Fuck. Ok, here it is. One of the most awesome things I ever saw. Sadly this was in the days before everyone had a mobile cameraphone, before YouTube, etc. Otherwise I could have made my internet millions.

Rhesus macaques, Winnipeg Zoo. Their enclosure consisted of a 2-foot masonry wall (thin stone slabs) with iron bars above it. Some of the masonry was a little loose. Two slabs had come right off and were lying on the ground outside the cage.

The macaques had a "toy" -- a piece of plywood with a large hole in it. Some of them were using it as a lever/pry to remove slabs from their enclosure wall! They'd place it underneath the lip of the top stone, using a brick or something as a fulcrum (probably a lower ledge of the wall on the inside? I don't think they'd have figured out the fulcrum thing on their own. Although, I'd have never believed this story unless I saw it with my own eyes...), and jumping on the board to force the stone up. We watched for about 30 minutes, during which time they pried another two slabs off the wall.

Their biggest obstacle to success was... well, they had the attention span of rhesus monkeys. So every now and then, one of them would stick his head through the hole and run off with it, and they'd all engage in a game of chase, and the board would cease being a tool and become a toy for a while. Eventually, though, one of them would remember the project, take the board back, and start working, and then his friends would join in.

It was CRAZY. These freaking macaques had created a tool that required teamwork to use, and they were successfully using it to break out of their cage. We contemplated reporting this to zoo staff, but we realized we'd feel like rat finks. We decided to let the macaques continue the project until the zookeepers caught them.

Seriously... internet millions. Sigh...
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Postby knowmad » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:44 pm

...These freaking macaques had created a tool that required teamwork to use, and they were successfully using it to break out of their cage.


Whereas hippies have a hard time operating a shovel or rake by themselves, in cooperation the best they could manage is a Bong, or food box.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:26 pm

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:03 pm

shut up, hippy.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:25 am

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Postby CrispyDave » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:21 pm

Darn Damn Dirty Hippies
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:37 pm

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robo ... -challenge

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:50 pm

I, for one, salute our robotic overlords.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:52 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Do me a favor pal, just memorize the location of each model's kill switch. It's the only hope for the remnants of the human race.

Naw. I'm just going to learn as much as I can about their legs and see what can be replicated.
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Postby knowmad » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:31 am

CRUSH ALL HU-MANS (aka, the Robot Economy)

Apparently the robots are the ones to blame for crashing our economy. Stupid monkeys.
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Postby knowmad » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:53 pm

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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:46 pm

"10 principles? you cant HANDLE the 10 principles..."

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:02 am

hand over all the bananas.
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Re: MONKEYS VS. ROBOTS !

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:38 pm

I don't know how reading novels set in the age of sail is going to help that gorilla. Why not... How to Win Minions and Influence People Against Their Own Best Interest? Or, The Quick and Easy Way to Build Killer Robots?

Oh, wait, that wouldn't work... Not if the forces of monkey and robot are kept separate...

You do know that gorillas aren't monkeys?
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Re: MONKEYS VS. ROBOTS !

Postby CornMan » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:45 pm

Monkeys taste better.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:54 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
You do know that gorillas aren't monkeys?



of course.


they're dirty, stinking Apes.


thats not racist, is it?
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Re: MONKEYS VS. ROBOTS !

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:27 am

Zeke Chaparral wrote:Monkeys taste better.

Than apes or than robots?
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Re: MONKEYS VS. ROBOTS !

Postby CornMan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:47 pm

Both, now that I think about it. Overall though, my vote has to go to the Monkees.
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