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XXX is coming as a way for adult-oriented websites to distinguish themselves from .mil, .edu, .gov and other top-level internet domains. This raises a problem for current trademark and domain name holders, who have been wondering whether to ignore it or to buy their .xxx domain just to stop someone else from using it. However, ICM Registry, the Florida-based company behind .xxx, has just announced an alternative. It is willing to block names during the “sunrise” pre-launch period in exchange for a one-off fee of perhaps $200 to $300 to cover costs.

Although this is expensive, it might be cheaper than taking legal action, given that the internet is a very badly regulated global marketplace and a natural home for every sort of spammer and scammer.

There are 50 days to the launch of XXX, and the ICM Registry launch site says: “Sunrise B is the time when trademark owners…

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Robonaut 2, Scott Kelly

R2 poses with the Expedition 26 commander astronaut Scott Kelly at the ISS

The first human-like astronaut robot – Robonaut 2 or R2 – has awakened at the International Space Station – and already started tweeting.”Those electrons feel GOOD! One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind,” said the robot’s first tweet.R2 was brought to the ISS in February 2011 on board of space shuttle Discovery.It has been designed to work alongside humans, helping them both inside and outside the station.Although there were tweets sent from R2′s account @astrorobonaut before it “woke up”, now its nearly 40,000 followers can rest assured the robot is indeed actively “tweeting” as its circuits are operational.It is even responding to questions and sending birthday greetings.R2 weighs 136kg 300 pounds, has a torso, two human-like arms and hands, and wears a golden helmet with a visor on its head.Continue reading the main story “Start Quote This project exemplifies the promise that a future generation of robots can have both in space and on Earth”John Olson NASAThe “tinman” has yet to get its legs, but for now it will stay attached to a fixed base.At some point though NASA will supply it with one leg – for climbing through the station’s corridors.Eventually, the torso may be mounted on a four-wheeled rover called Centaur 2 for possible explorations of Lunar and Martian surfaces.Truly humanoidThere are currently four Robonauts on Earth – but R2 is much more advanced.According to NASA, the robot is “capable of reaching speeds more than four times faster than R1, is more compact, is more dexterous, and includes a deeper and wider range of sensing.”R2 has been primarily designed to show how dexterous robots cope in a weightless environment – but NASA hopes that eventually it will get out of the station to assist its human colleagues on spacewalks.”R2 is the first humanoid robot in space,” said NASA in a statement on its website.”R2, now unpacked, will be initially operated inside the Destiny laboratory for operational testing, but over time, both its territory and its applications could expand.”However there was bad news for robot fans hoping to see the new superstar on its return. “There are no plans to return R2 to Earth,” said Nasa.

via BBC News – Robonaut R2 tweets from outer space.

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Happy days

Posted: 04/10/2011 in Uncategorized
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There is nothing better than having a Sunday dinner with the family especially when the weather is fabulous 🙂 these are defo. happy days.

Hello world!

Posted: 04/05/2011 in Uncategorized

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