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The best and worst part about robots is the fact that they can be purpose-built to perform any task at hand. Oh sure, they can be built to kill, or they can built to test motorcycles without risk to our feeble (yet tasty) meat-sacks. Introducing Flossie, the Castrol-developed test rider who's threading a Fireblade between its "legs" in the shot above. The robot features a self-learning mode that enables it to get a feel (throttle response, clutch drag, gear shifting patterns, etc.) for any stationary bike upon which it's perched -- right, stationary... he's no Murata Boy. Still, as the ultimate precision rider that never tires, Flossie allows Castrol to evaluate its lubricants as effectively as possible. See it in action after the break.



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Thats pretty damn cool!
 

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The best and worst part about robots is the fact that they can be purpose-built to perform any task at hand. Oh sure, they can be built to kill, or they can built to test motorcycles without risk to our feeble (yet tasty) meat-sacks. Introducing Flossie, the Castrol-developed test rider who's threading a Fireblade between its "legs" in the shot above. The robot features a self-learning mode that enables it to get a feel (throttle response, clutch drag, gear shifting patterns, etc.) for any stationary bike upon which it's perched -- right, stationary... he's no Murata Boy. Still, as the ultimate precision rider that never tires, Flossie allows Castrol to evaluate its lubricants as effectively as possible. See it in action after the break.


Not "us feeble (yet tasty) meat-sacks", because then I'd be posting about the obvious cannibal joke. But at least then they'd of been referring to a whole person... not just a part of a person.

"our feeble (yet tasty) meat-sacks"

...and the "tasty" part, well


I mean REALLY!! WTH!? I guess Engadget's staff must not include an Editor.

...and unfortunately, now robots can even take Evel Knievel's job.
 

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greatsquare, fyi, meat sacks = bodies

so test motorcycles without risk to our feeble bodies

don't be so critical...

they were not referring to our nut sacks...
 

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greatsquare, fyi, meat sacks = bodies

so test motorcycles without risk to our feeble bodies

don't be so critical...

they were not referring to our nut sacks...


I believe the TOS says that IF we refer to them, we should refer to them as either 'hairy bean bags', or 'coin purses'.
 

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Not "us feeble (yet tasty) meat-sacks", because then I'd be posting about the obvious cannibal joke. But at least then they'd of been referring to a whole person... not just a part of a person.

"our feeble (yet tasty) meat-sacks"

...and the "tasty" part, well


I mean REALLY!! WTH!? I guess Engadget's staff must not include an Editor.

...and unfortunately, now robots can even take Evel Knievel's job.


You've obviously never played KOTOR.
 

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Stop! It just hit me when I 1st read it that I couldn't stop laughin for like 5 minutes.

...and still, be it in part or whole, "tasty", [?]... that just introduces yet another can of worms.
 
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