And Now, Robots Playing Ping Pong

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Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:46 | 1785083 Lord Welligton
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Shouldn't they be trading.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:51 | 1785118 Biggvs
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If you look close enough, I believe the ball is labeled "AAPL".

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1785137 hedgeless_horseman
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If only they could spray water on exposed reactor fuel, then that would really be something.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:58 | 1785148 GeneMarchbanks
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No don't be ridiculous. I wanna see if we can get them to do some blow, you know, before trading.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:00 | 1785159 Fukushima Sam
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If they could tunnel underground looking for escaped corium, that would be really cool.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:23 | 1785612 AldousHuxley
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after all that R&D, this is all we have?



Tue, 10/18/2011 - 13:03 | 1785781 AnAnonymous
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after all that R&D, this is all we have?


In this US driven world, yes.

US citizens taste telling that their politicians promise what they cant hold.

But this trait is not particuliar to US politicians but to US citizens.

How were robots sold? They were supposed to add to human labour, not withdraw from it.

They were supposed to operate in extreme environments, dangerous to human beings.

This is how robots were sold by US citizens.

And now what do we have? We have robots performing basic tasks to push aside human beings.

From the promise of coming as supplements, robots appear as coming as substitutes to human beings.

US citizens are duplicitous. It is part of their eternal nature.

US world order.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 14:38 | 1786133 blueRidgeBoy
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you leverage Chinese robots playing ping-pong into an anti-US rant?  You're reaching.  Now go make my iPhone.

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 08:39 | 1788340 BigJim
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...And now what do we have? We have robots performing basic tasks to push aside human beings.

It's true - I'll never play ping-pong again.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:18 | 1785591 Bunga Bunga
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And the three people in the backround watching the ball ist the typical retail investor.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1785145 jdelano
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couldn't help it.  Just bought a little vix.  Looks like the robots are pretty close to circuit fry meltdown.  

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:04 | 1785185 eureka
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No one should be trading... REF.: "Just Because We Refuse to read US lies".

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:15 | 1785245 jdelano
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If we hit 1100 or 1260, I'm done, whichever comes first.  Don't think I'm alone there.  Markets gonna be a desolate place soon.    

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:14 | 1785239 Taint Boil
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What real robots look like ... of course not here in the States - Mexico.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:43 | 1785695 Schmuck Raker
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Shockingly dull video. However, if you listen very closely,

you'll find that those incredibly sophisticated robots are all controlled by "The Clapper".

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:18 | 1785277 Sudden Debt
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these only trade after after hours.

These robots aren't humans you know, these robots deserve a break from time to time.


Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:40 | 1785434 Enceladus
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Look HFT Algos need down time too. After a long day doing the Lord's work and providing market stability and liquidity HAL and his bud SkyNet need to just chill.

In their next vid we see 'em doing coke off the mother board of an Eastern European Stuxnet infected whore.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:40 | 1785681 Ruffcut
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Another look into the future for what automation will come to government. The dronacrats and republibots will be easier to program and much more cost efficient.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:46 | 1785084 AndyMan
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Apt. Apt analysis.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:47 | 1785088 BKbroiler
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and they didn't explode in the first minute... impressive.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:47 | 1785090 fuu
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Humans are so redundant.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:47 | 1785094 Josh Randall
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This soundtrack is inspiring

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:54 | 1785126 CrimsonAvenger
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I think they borrowed it from every porn movie ever made in the 70s.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:59 | 1785152 TheLooza
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not gonna lie, that hot blue robot underwear has got me thinking some thoughts. nasty ones.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:12 | 1785224 fuu
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Have you had any private time with the machines yet?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:20 | 1785286 TheLooza
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workin on it.  all you perverts won;t give us that special alone time we've been cravin'

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:50 | 1785095 GeneMarchbanks
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Classic ZH. The future... bots trading AAPL, humans extinct...

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:22 | 1785606 Bunga Bunga
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Humans are  not extinct, since 99% have to work 24/7 to provide the money for robot trading. This is how the future will look like in 9 months.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:49 | 1785101 Dr. Engali
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That's about two minutes and a half of my life I will never get back.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:49 | 1785104 slaughterer
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So THAT is what Robo-trader looks like!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:50 | 1785115 fuu
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<golf clap>

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:50 | 1785108 Apostle of Unknown
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at the end i was like, wow was that 3 minutes?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:09 | 1785213 Alex Kintner
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Yeah, 3 minutes. And you're never gonna get it back either.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:50 | 1785113 sbenard
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I have a feeling it would be a VERY short rally if one of those robots was playing against one of China's Olympic table tennis players. It's one thing for two machines to just flip the ball back and forth with easy shots. It's another when a good technical player and strategist competes to WIN!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:07 | 1785198 gaoptimize
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The first chess programs couldn't beat a master either.  Give it 15 years, tops.


Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:51 | 1785116 tmosley
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Damn I love robots (when they aren't programmed to do illegal things).

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:53 | 1785124 oogs66
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CNBS has just announced that they are launching a new website to deal once and for all with the nasty, know nothing, unnamed bloggers.

The site will be called

With funding from all the major banks, the domain names of etc., will all be purchased and linked to so that no traffic is accidentally sent towards that unnamed blogger who deserves no respect and is never right

Only people "registered" and who work for "regulated" entities will be allowed to post and comment.  The public may access the site, and read it for wisdom and insight even if the material may be too intellectually challenging for the masses, but it is felt they are owed the opportunity to see true, regulated professionals, at work.

The motto will be more along the lines of "English Gentleman's Club, circa 1860" than the so-called "Fight Club" atmosphere at such anonymous blogger.  Only positive may be said about fellow elite, and although no attempt to directly malign the masses will be tolerated, inside jokes and snippets will be not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Additionally, as part of the new free trade agreement with South Korea, we will hire 10,000 South Korean workers, who when on break from farming World Of Warcraft, will click incessantly on the site and search for it, in order to ensure that the site "trends" well and "scores" high on any internet survey of what is hot.

Any questions can be directly to our press secretary, currently sharing office space at the Fed.


Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:55 | 1785130 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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I can cream over deep rybka in chess, so I should be able to beat one of these boys...make me a marolin morobot already boffins!!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:40 | 1785134 Mercury
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And yet, ever since the demise of The Man Show, supply has not been meeting demand for girls jumping on trampolines.

When....Oh when! will markets once again be set free?!!!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:56 | 1785136 WallStreetClass...'s picture

Lame "rally". This is a rally here

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:56 | 1785140 nobusiness
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Asia is the future

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1785142 Temporalist
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CFTC Chilton says commodities limits to be set at 10%

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1785143 TheLooza
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could you all turn away for a few minutes? me and the robots haven't seen eachother for a while.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:58 | 1785144 Kina
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If you look carefully the robots were returning the ball before it was served. :)

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:05 | 1785187 Lord Welligton
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Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:58 | 1785146 digalert
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It's EU bankster hot potato!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:59 | 1785147 Comay Mierda
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they should make them look like hot bitches with huge bouncy boobs

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:59 | 1785150 mcguire
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yeah, impressive, but they dont show the failed prototypes..

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:59 | 1785151 i love cholas
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This is what a student loan bubble looks like. Students MAKING FUCKING ROBOTS who can't even open a beer for me or do my laundry.

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