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#21 Donna

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 03:12 PM

[quote name='Donna' post='113023' date='Dec 17 2005, 06:12 PM']If they ever make a droid that is modeled after Roarke, I'll buy a dozen of them.[/quote]


Hmm. Would that droid have to be "fully functional"?(Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say no more)!!!! :lol:
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Edited by Donna, 18 December 2005 - 03:15 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 05:54 PM

They used Droids and LC's I believe. NASTY on both parts (well except for Charles of course).

oh, and the R droid would HAVE to be correct of course! :clapping:

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:03 AM


I like that the cars of the future can fly but still travel on roads too and people use it both ways. :drive: It's a believable futuristic machine. And who doesn't think a flying car is cool?


Bear in mind flying cars have been around for a while now. Problem is they aren't really practical for everyday use and do take up quite a bit of road. To say nothing of possible traffic problems. After all, just who gets right of way when taking off....?


What flying cars? What have I missed? :shock:

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:12 PM

I'm starting to see books and writing papers being eliminated. In some of the public schools, the students aren't using textbooks anymore, they're assigned a laptop. At my son's school, they haven't quite done that yet, but they're turning in their essay/research papers via email now.

Can you imagine a world without real books? That would be awful!!! :cry_1:
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 06:23 PM

Can you imagine a world without real books? That would be awful!!! :cry_1:


Kind of gives you more of an appreciation for Roarke's fondness for the traditional...i.e. real books, movies, even weaponry. Without people like Roarke in the future, these things would be gone forever!

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 11:03 PM

Sorry guys, but I must be one of the few here that wouldn't want this invention. My husband and I have a better way to warm up after a shower. (And get your minds out of the gutter, that's not what I'm talking about! :P ) When one of us is in the bath, the other will take their towel and PJs and toss them in the dryer for a few mintues. Sure, it kills the electric bill, but it's a small price to pay. I wouldn't give up that little ritual for anything. However, I'll take a house cleaning droid the minute they hit the market!
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 11:38 PM

Sorry guys, but I must be one of the few here that wouldn't want this invention. My husband and I have a better way to warm up after a shower. (And get your minds out of the gutter, that's not what I'm talking about! :P ) When one of us is in the bath, the other will take their towel and PJs and toss them in the dryer for a few mintues. Sure, it kills the electric bill, but it's a small price to pay. I wouldn't give up that little ritual for anything. However, I'll take a house cleaning droid the minute they hit the market!


I don't think this is so much to "warm up" after a shower as much as it is to actually dry off after a shower. I assume you do that before you put your PJs on?

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 02:30 AM

I just saw a new product on HDTV's I Want That that made me think of Roarke's cool shower.

They're these water nozzle tiles that can be mounted in the wall and ceiling.

I've always imagined that as Roarke's shower and it actually exists! :B):
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:11 PM

The Autochef, by and far, is the most coveted technological item for me.

Flying cars? Drying tubes? Who needs 'em.

A little machine that spits out my dinner on command. Now, THAT is the life. :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 04:01 PM

I think most of us are in agreement that the "Autochef" is the next big item on our Christmas lists! Hope they are working hard on that one! :clapping:

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:01 PM

Well, here's the latest addition to "In Death Technology Today":

The "Fighting Android"

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When the apparatus is in an inside fighting position, the fighter can also perfect uppercuts, left and right hooks to the body or other such punches. Using an ordinary punching bag, the fighter cannot readily perfect these punches. In a manual mode of operation, the sparring partner moves at variable speeds to accommodate each fighter's skill level. Programming allows the device to punch, dodge punches, throw counterpunches, or move up and down in accordance with selected sequence movements, or alternate fighting styles. The apparatus may be equipped with sensors that cause it to react to various moves or punches thrown by the fighter. Moreover, the apparatus may be equipped with sensors such that it can move in any direction to follow an opponent during sparring sessions. That is to say, the device may twist, turn or reposition itself to the left or right to face a fighter that has moved. This repositioning can be achieved either through a programmed manual mode or by a remote controller.


Unfortunately, right now, this guy can only stand in a stationary position, but hey, in another 50 years, he may be dancing around the ring just like the fighting androids Eve spars with.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:32 PM

I need one of those. It would be so much fun to take all my hostility and agression out on one of those.


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Posted 31 December 2005 - 09:34 PM

I need one of those. It would be so much fun to take all my hostility and agression out on one of those.


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I totally agree.....except since I hit like a sissy, I would need one that never hits me back.
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 06:34 PM

Unfortunately, right now, this guy can only stand in a stationary position, but hey, in another 50 years, he may be dancing around the ring just like the fighting androids Eve spars with.


I don't know about the droid dancing around the ring, I always thought they ended up getting so badly trashed they become unusable!!! :cheer:

:eka: Especially if it's the backside of a; Vending machine, boxing droid, somebody dumb enough to call her Mrs Roarke, or any poor fool from Maintenance who stupidly gets in her way!!!!
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 07:52 PM

Hmm i wonder what the differance is between a cell phone and a communication link? is it like some sort of walkie talkie?
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 08:55 PM

Thats great. My brother just got a punching bag for christmas and I've been using it before he gets it to his own place. This would be so much better though.

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 11:04 PM

Hmm i wonder what the differance is between a cell phone and a communication link? is it like some sort of walkie talkie?


I kind of thoght the communication link was like a cell phone with video.
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:49 PM

Hmm i wonder what the differance is between a cell phone and a communication link? is it like some sort of walkie talkie?



I always pictured the links as those direct-connect type of cell phones. The ones where you just push a button to page someone else, and they are regular phones, too.
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:05 PM

My husband was just telling me about a manufacturer who is working on a car that can drive itself. This car was tested in a controlled area, but will soon be driven on the streets. I have to remember to ask Denny where he hear this. Anyway, it reminded me of when Eve is dead-tired and puts her car on auto pilot.
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Women are much like angels. When you break our wings we simply continue to fly.....on a broomstick. We're flexible like that.

Light travels faster than sound, which is why so many people appear to be bright until they open their mouths.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:00 AM

I saw the commercial for this on TV, and I was like, "WOW! That's like an ID car!!"
http://cars.about.co...f_06acurarl.htm
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"Most fun and impressive is the Voice Recognition feature, through which you can control many of the features of the car, from sound to climate to navigation. Press a button on the multi-function steering wheel, and the RL is ready for your command. Acura says that the RL can recognize 560 voice commands plus all US city and street names. In my week of driving it was well over 90 percent accurate at interpreting my voice. Though it felt like a toy at first, voice recognition was a big help in keeping my eyes on the road. In addition, Acura has made a successful effort to keep the dash uncluttered. Despite its many functions and capabilities, the dash displays are clean and clear, giving just the information you ask for when you need it, rather than dazzling with flashing lights and displays."




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