May be the last time…

This isn’t the first time I’ve watched, witnessed, the perilous grasp for more power by an ignorant politician — followed by a crowd of equally ignorant lemmings possibly equivalent to half the population of this benighted land — marching dutifully over the edge of some precipice. Thanks to the work of others…usually well-paid scientists dedicated to what they believe to be “the national interest”…the likelihood of the death of our species and all others on this little ball of mud called Earth increases.

With someone in the White House as grossly filled with himself as our fake president, I think the possibility of Trump’s “VietNam” becoming a global inferno is much greater than anything LBJ or Nixon might have contrived. The willingness of Americans to murder people who speak another language, define culture and humanity with a foreign alphabet, often with darker skin than any Ivory Soap commercial advocates for…is boundless.

We move closer to the edge of the abyss. Every day this idiot is in office.

US Navy wants robot ships to talk

Turn Left and Follow Me!

Concerned that the advent of unmanned surface ships can result in collisions with manned vessels, the Navy wants technology that will enable robot ships that talk like humans…The goal is to enable human bridge crews to converse with robot ships using normal speech over VHF radio.

“The nautical rules of the road (COLREGS) provide clear guidance for encounters between two vessels, but they do not directly specify what should happen when three or more vessels come in close proximity to each other at nearly the same time,”…“Mariners commonly deal with such situations by communicating via VHF Bridge-to-Bridge radio. Current Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) have COLREGS reasoning engines, but they cannot incorporate information from Bridge-to-Bridge conversations, nor can they reply to simple maneuver proposals.”

“The Navy seeks an integrated solution that will enable a USV to act much like a human mariner,”…“In particular, the USV should be able to understand secure Bridge-to-Bridge radio transmissions, incorporate their meaning into its world model, develop appropriate maneuvering plans, and respond via voice on the Bridge-to-Bridge radio.”

Well, duh! Of course.