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Old 10-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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This actually kind of creeps me out.

www.chonday.com/Videos/the-writer-automaton

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool!


edit* [wonders about a futuramaesque hookerbot]

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Droz was amazing. I've seen his automaton on different programs since I was young and they always amaze me. He also made singing birds for the wealthy.

And what's really creepy are the narrator's teeth. Woha.

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That's Friggen awesome! What would he be capable of today with modern technology...

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That is amazing but I do agree it is kinda creepy.

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Just think, every single piece was made by hand. He sat at his bench day after day cutting and filing each piece. No band saw, no electric drill, no cnc, just hand saws and micro hand saws and rudimentary calipers. It's freaking amazing.
I'd love to see the actual tools he worked with.
Of course clock/watch makers were the high tech guy's of their day.
But there's always the one rises above the rest, and Droz certainly accomplished that.

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Thats ok, I didnt want to sleep tonight anyway.

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His name isn't Chucky, is it?

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Wow. This doesn't creep me at all. But I collect watches. His legacy.
What creeps me are marionettes and clowns. Pinocchio was written more than 100 years after Droz, and he was still using string.
Of course the Italians spent a good bit of their time time perfecting some of the best wines in the world. The Swiss? I can't think of a single wine, off hand.
Life is a trade off.

But I still hate freakin puppets.

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Wow. This doesn't creep me at all. But I collect watches. His legacy.
What creeps me are marionettes and clowns. Pinocchio was written more than 100 years after Droz, and he was still using string.
Of course the Italians spent a good bit of their time time perfecting some of the best wines in the world. The Swiss? I can't think of a single wine, off hand.
Life is a trade off.

But I still hate freakin puppets.
You probably would t like this movie then?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AWVwPldtey8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DAWV wPldtey8
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