Peter W. Singer at HacDC.

Forget moblogging. It’s too much hassle to be workable because it never works, and it wrecks my formatting.

I just got back from HacDC, where tonight Peter Singer, author of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century presented on the topic of applied military robotics. While it seems a bit cliche’ to say this, they aren’t science fiction anymore, military robots are actually recent history. Drones and teleoperated robots have been in use in Iraq and Afghanistan since the get go, and the last official count has over seven thousand robots in use …

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If only the private sector got turnaround times like this.

Not too far away from where I live is Tyson's Corner, Virginia, a veritable hotspot of commerce, .com site headquarters, overpriced stores, and shopping malls of assorted shapes, sizes, and funny looks given if you walk in wearing ripped jeans and a "DIE YUPPIE SCUM" t-shirt. Since I moved into the DC metroplex back in '05 the Tyson's Corner area has been in one stage or another of the planning and construction of a new Metrorail station. Obviously, this involves a certain amount of disruption of daily life from crews busily tearing up the roads, highways, sidwalks, and parking lots …

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Moblog test post.

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This is a test post to see if I've got <a
moblogging support in <a
Pivot set up correctly. Expect this to
be a boring and orchestrated post while I fool around with HTML markup.
I don't think that tags can be embedded in moblog posts like they can
in PivotX, which I haven't gotten
around to setting up yet.
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