look at that murder machine! picking on poor helpless crops :*(
>I sort my memes by what flavor they are when I print them out. I have whole filing cabinets dedicated to "Printer paper", "Printer ink", "Cat hair", "Papercut", and "Dust".
Flavors are not indexed on GBPs, nor under a regulatory governance. Evaluation of taste is subjective to the context leaving the market a challenge to surpass 300m ground with a 90 kg stone and orly.
Consistent memes are projected to get on the red dot, benefiting business cat futures (BCAT) including have you ever been so far (HYEB) shares. Current market trends in dat boi hold a bearish outlook as dat koi counterfeits gain consistent yields.
The Commemession advises to research danke maymays before investing.
What? I constantly make fun of Duterte on Facebook and Twitter. I've been doing it since he decided to run. Many people have tried to fight me in the comments and I've fought back. A lot of people have chosen to just disregard my posts but I know they didn't hide my post from their newsfeeds because they still like the danke maymays I post.
This is a great video from Secrets2Success with speaking Gary Vaynerchuk.
Pumps me up everytime I hear it.
NSFW - Gary drops a few f bombs.
Text from video.
I'm the happiest because I'm doing exactly what I want to do. Get the f*** out of the machine for a second and think about what you're doing here. You're going to die. You get one chance. You got so much...do you know the math behind being a human being. You f***ing won the lotto. You won. You're a f***ing person.
That seems to support the general point I was making:
>Mechanization of harvesting for fruits and vegetables has progressed significantly since its initiation in the late 1930s. However, the present status shows that while nut crops are almost 100 percent machine harvested, it is estimated that about 20 vegetable crops and 25 fruit crops still lack feasible mechanical harvesting options today (Tables 1 and 2).
>These crops total over 1.4 million acres of vegetables (20 to 25 percent of the U.S. total) and over 2.2 million acres of fruit (about 40 to 45 percent of the U.S. total). Labor aids are used to some extent for picking both fruits and vegetables, but they do not offer any saving in labor or cost reduction. Robotic harvesting, while quite impressive in its achievements, is still far from being feasible.
>Some of the most significant fruit and vegetable crops that need new productive harvesting technologies appear to be:
>Fruit: apples, apricots, avocados, fresh sweet cherries, fresh grapes, kiwifruit, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums, pears, all citrus, fresh blueberries, and strawberries.
>Vegetable: asparagus, broccoli, cantaloupe, watermelon, cauliflower, eggplant, fresh cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, sweet pepper, fresh snap beans, lettuce, and squash.
>In nearly every case with these crops, feasible mechanical harvesting systems have never been developed. Creating a successful mechanical harvest system for these crops will require many years of research and development. The first commercial-scale tomato harvesters, for example, weren’t available until 12 years after research began. Harvesting mechanization of fruits and vegetables is also closely tied with changes and improvements in plant breeding, cultural practices and growing techniques. For example, tree structure and machine component design need to be compatible. Dwarf, or semi-dwarf trees and cultural modifications would make it much simpler to hand harvest, employ mass harvesting (shake-catch systems) and even facilitate the operation of a robotic system. New varieties, new cultural practices, and pre- or post-harvest treatments could improve ripeness uniformity and decrease both the susceptibility to and consequences of produce damage.
Basically, my point was that the migrant farm laborers are overwhelmingly employed in agricultural sectors where automation has had the most difficult time making inroads, primarily for reasons based on the limitations of technology. Many forms of automated farm work rely on destruction of the crop's vegetative body, which would not be feasible in the case of fruit trees (hence why the authors stress the need for dwarf varieties of trees). Additionally, automation can also paradoxically *increase* the reliance on laborers; though this is generally relatively short term it can still be very damaging. For instance, the invention of the cotton gin removed a production bottleneck in the textiles industry, which exploded the value of the cotton crop and further entrenched slavery and the plantation system of the South.
It would be ridiculous to say that one form of labor or another cannot, in principle, be solved with automation. But it's important to note the limitations and conditions necessary for the success of automation.
it looks like the disco steam machine. I wonder if they have the strawberry or vanilla flavour steam.
OK you can be a strawberry picker. Enjoyyyyyyyy
Well, it takes a super smart person to play chess or go. Those are very cerebral games. But computers do very well at them, and can generally beat the top humans. In contrast, soccer or tennis aren't super cerebral, but robots can't beat elementary school kids at those. The thing is, every chess or go move can be perfectly described in bytes. But the subtle moves of running/kicking/swinging are complicated and cannot easily be described to a robot. Not in the sense of what is happening, and certainly not in the sense of how to alter them for subtly different circumstances.
So to ask a computer to output code isn't crazy hard - the hard part is having it figure out what the specifications ought to be. A lot of coding jobs will be taken over by computers (though it's possible new coding jobs will take their places) I don't see why your specific job couldn't be lost to an AI long before a strawberry picker's.
Looks like you have your questions answered. I want to add my favorite dining experience for your consideration: The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Pioneer Hall in Fort Wilderness. The late show will take two of your deluxe table service points, but it's well worth it. The show is hilarious, and it's all-you-can-eat country fare with strawberry shortcake for desert. Did I mention the show is hilarious?
Parish Envie or Canebrake are two favorites personally. You're not going to find it round here much but Ghost in the Machine sits on the top of their offerings for me. If you're willing to drive to Broussard, they have plenty but in New Orleans proper, most of us snap them up when we see them or know when a delivery is made. (Elysian Space Dust is a good alternative if you're really dying to see what the fuss is about; it's a hoppy hoppy hoppy beer but Elysian is not a local brewery).
[Urban South's](http://urbansouthbrewery.com/home/) Holy Roller is pretty good, and they just opened up their brewery on Tchoupitoulas with free tours at 5pm most days.
And I know I'm going to get shit on for this but Abita's peach lager really isn't that bad. Compared to their blueberry (shit), strawberry (not as good as it used to be), satsuma (fuck you) and purple haze (better in a can), it's the better of their harvest "fruity" beer series.
P.S. if you get time [Second Line](http://www.secondlinebrewing.com/) is pretty damn good. Now that the weather has chilled out a bit, their outdoor seating is perfect. Their Route47 Red (can you tell I like IPAs?) is really good. Not heavy, not too hoppy, but sits at 7%. Last time I went, they had a "Team Valor" ale that was REALLY REALLY good. They sell most of their stuff in bottles too but only on site. Even their website doesn't list a place you can get their beer other than the brewery.
I have a bachelor's in strawberry picking.
Dank may Mays?
Eben, was die Memes ausmacht ist der Kontext und vorallem die Meta-Ebene. Je mehr kreuzpfostiert und geklaut wird, desto mehr Kontext braucht man um die Maymays zu verstehen, so kann ich mich wieder elitär fühlen wenn meine Kommilitonen frische danke Maymays nicht verstehen.
its dangerous, us meirl browsers are allready heavily braindamaged, watching some more might destroy whats left from the danke maymays.
He lost his hands in a hop-picking machine.
(Part One incase you missed it)[https://www.reddit.com/r/PowerMetal/comments/50x7lg/rpowermetal_general_discussion_thread_9316/d77ow47]
/r/powermetal Chronicles Part 2
Willie9 went to take a drink from his beer, picking up the glass without looking. He took a large gulp and instantly spit it out.
“Good lord, what the hell is that!?”
“Oops, I think you accidently took my drink.” Spiner202 replied, he no longer had a glass in front of him.
“Shit, sorry man. What the hell were you drinking? It tasted like ass.”
“Blueberry Kombucha tea”
“Jesus, I thought it was Guinness or something.” Willie9 noticed spiner202 looking past him. The line must have died down. “Want to head over?”
They closed their tabs and headed across the street. To their dismay the doors were closed. Willie9 looked around for any security guards but the place looked empty. Spiner202 tugged on the doors, but they didn’t budge.
“Why the hell would the doors be locked?” Willie9 asked walking over to the will call window. It too was closed.
“This is some bullshit, I paid $200 bucks for this, they aren’t locking me out for being late. I’m going to find a way in.”
Creamweather had seen a lot of crazy shit in his time as a concert security guard. He had gotten to the point where nothing really surprised him any more. That was until he saw a zombie uprising break out in the middle of a moshpit. A distraught concert goer wearing a Judicator shirt ran up to him. Creamweather reached for his extendable baton, expecting him to be infected.
“What the hell do we do man?” He took that as a sign this guy was not infected. Creamweather unsheathed his baton and whipped it out to its full length.
“We beat our way out of this.”
Edledhron grabbed a Gloryhammer shirt and wrapped it around the Enemy’s bloody nub. He had stopped screaming, but not from lack of pain, but from lack of consciousness. He kept fading in and out. Edledhron struggled to stay on his feet from the dead weight. He scanned the chaos in front of him, trying to find an exit strategy.
He saw he nearest exit sign only about fifteen feet away, behind one of the knights that hadn’t moved since the Freedom Call set. Normally he would have found that odd, but when metalhead’s are trying to eat you have other stuff to worry about. He slung Enemy on his back and slowly headed to the exit.
As he got closer, he went to move around the nearest knight. The knight suddenly sprung to life and pushed him back.
“Uh, excuse me? I need to get this guy to a hospital.” Edledhron made another attempt and again he was pushed back. Enemy came to momentarily and stood on his own feet.
He went up to the knight and yelled, “I don’t have time for this, my hand just got bit off!” He pushed the knight and went to walk past when suddenly the knight drew a sword and swung it violently at Enemy. It hit his shoulder and severed the arm that was missing the hand. Enemy erupted in another symphony of screams, blood pouring from his newest wound like an active volcano. Edledhron went to pull him away from the knight and as he did Enemy turned, showering Edledhron in an ocean of warm blood. He instantly started gagging, but still managed to grab Enemy and pull him away from the knight. He had to be dreaming. None of this was making sense.
“Is it just me or are these shrooms really fucking with me right now?” Enemy finished the question and promptly passed out.
“Over there!” Snake_Byte pointed at a nearby exit sign. “I think we can make it.”
Reality was no longer a concept he understood because him and his friends were currently being hunted by the undead. Omega was the first to push through the crowd towards the exit sign. He felt a hand grab his wrist. When he looked back he realized it was just Phyralis. And Jasonk12 behind him. They formed a chain to make sure no one got separated.
“Why the hell are those knight guys still standing there?” Omega thought it seemed weird, but didn’t really think anything of it. Maybe they were robotic or something?
As they were making their way to the exit, Snake_byte noticed the lights on the stage dim and what appeared to be another band walk on stage. He tapped Phyralis’ shoulder and motioned towards the stage.
“What the hell?”, said Phyralis, “I’m dreaming, right?”
Snake_Byte heard the hum of amplifiers and Whispered started their set with “Hold the Sword”. He would have been lying if he said he wasn’t a bit disappointed, he was looking forward to seeing Whispered but not under the current conditions. The group got to the exit sign but before they could get to the door they were stopped by two of the knights.
“What are you guys doing? Do you see whats happening!?” Phyralis went to get through but was thrown back so hard he fell to the ground. Jasonk12, in defense of his friend took a swing at the knight on the left and was promptly met with a broadsword to the skull. Whatever followed immediately after was a mystery because Snake_Byte passed out.
Creamweather and his baton were a machine of death. Anything that came in his path was meat with a devastating strike from the fourteen inches of steel in his hand. Skull after undead skull was shattered to pieces as he made his way towards the bar. He knew there was a doorway in the floor down to the basement. He knew that would be the safest place.
“Hey, listen...Whats your name?” He looked back at the distraught concert goer who was following him.
“Hi Cynic, i’m Creamweather. Listen, the door to the basement is probably locked, so you’re going to need to watch my back while I get it open, got that?”
“Sure thing, lets just get out of here.”
Creamweather jumped over the bar and saw Fazermint, the bartender, crouched down hiding from the insanity. At the back of the venue, Creamweather took a moment to take in the insanity before him. It couldn’t be real, this was the weirdest thing he’d ever witnessed. Then he heard the opening to “Hold the Sword” start and realized a band was somehow playing their set, completely oblivious to the chaos in front of them. Creamweather’s day went from weird to bat shit crazy when he saw a dozen or so samurai, with swords drawn, jump off the stage into the fray.
Madthemad sat drenched in sweat, locked in a bathroom stall. He had to stay where he was, going back out on the concert floor was too much of a risk. The horror’s he had been put through over the last 20 minutes were too much for him to handle and he thought it best to stay where he was. He decided it was time for another courtesy flush, as even the smell was starting to choke him out. He never should have had those fish tacos from a street vendor. What was he thinking?
His body seemed to be out of things to expunged, so he cleaned himself up the best he could and exited the stall. He had to hold back his laughter as he saw a guy at the sink decked out in full samurai cosplay.
“Whispered fan huh?” The cosplayer didn’t say anything. He reached for his sword and made a step towards Madthemad. In a flash the sword struck out towards his throat, madthemad barely had time to react, but dodge to his right back into a stall. He tried kicking the door closed but the samurai pushed it in. He raised his hand above his head and swung down. Madthemad dropped down off the toilet and the sword struck the back of the toilet, cracking the porcelain.
Again the sword came down, this time hitting the actual bowl. Shrapnel stung against his face. The samurai stood over him preparing to strike once again. Madthemad decided to strike first, sending his foot as hard as he could into the crotch of the samurai. The samurai keeled over dropping the sword. Madthemad wasted no time grabbing it and putting it through his attackers throat.
It was no longer a zombie trying to tear its way through Pizzor’s makeshift table fort, but a man decked out in full samurai gear. His sword was proving a lot more effective than the zombie’s hands.
“This fort is lacking a good escape route.” Vortiene said, he was currently handing pizzor boxes of merchandise to stack up in a futile attempt to impede the samurai.
“We can discuss the inadequacies of my fort after we get out of here, how about that!?”
Vortiene handed him the last of the boxes. Pizzor grabbed his chair of death. That is what vortiene had dubbed the chair he used to beat a zombie to death just a few minutes ago. Pizzor had a feeling it wouldn’t be as effective against a samurai.
“Hey, this might be of use.” Vortiene handed him a fire extinguisher.
“Ok, here’s the plan. You’re going to push the front table over and i’m going to blast this fucker in the face. There is a door to the basement behind the bar at the back of the venue. We make a b-line to it. Its the best chance we have of getting out of here.”
Vortiene nodded, positioning himself so he could tip over the front wall of the table fort. He felt a whack of the samurai sword and it was too close to his head for comfort.
Vortiene didn’t remember the countdown, just him pushing over the table fort and making a mad dash for the bar at the back of the venue. He didn’t even think to check for pizzor until he made it to safety behind the bar. When he did look back Pizzor was nowhere to be seen. In front of Vortiene was three guys he didn’t recognize who had just gotten the locked door open.
"Mind if I join you guys?”
Given that it's a time machine you probably could operate it yourself by just picking up 6 of you, you'd just need some help to get started.
The strawberry sprite you get out of that machine is truly a godsend
dank may mays
Nah, using a wiki would eliminate the purpose of the project, as my thought is to create something that would be user friendly, fast, and easy.
Think PC Part Picker meets raspberry pi projects.
September empties, including hair, makeup and skincare! http://imgur.com/a/b3wkm
* **Not Your Mother's Voluminizing Girl Powder**- Basically talcum powder for your hair. It adds texture, grit and hold, and I have to say that it's one of my favorite TYPES of products out there. If you want everyday anime hair, you need this. It also absorbs oil, which is fantastic. This isn't marketed as a dry shampoo like some powders, but it's awesome. It makes 1-day hair look like 3 day hair in the best way. On top of that, this brand is not as expensive as most of my vices. A bottle of this costs around $5. Just repurchased it and I will continue to.
* **Dry Bar Triple Sec 3-in-1**- $26 for a full-size. Basically it claims to be a dry shampoo, voluminizer and texturizer in one, and it lives up to that. For the most part. It's better for sensitive scalps than a lot of similar products; mine never got itchy using this. It did what it said it would. It was great for traveling and absolutely refreshed and voluminized hair. I really like a LOT about this. BUT. And this is a big but. The scent is incredibly strong. I say that as a very perfumed person who has a high tolerance for cosmetic scents. This was impossible to wear to work because my manager was too sensitive to it. Therefore I probably wouldn't repurchase it. Right now, the replacement product I have is Living Proof's equivalent, and I'm liking it.
* **Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Mask**- This has more of a gel texture than most sheet masks, which I prefer to the soggy cotton ones. It seems less messy and adheres better (meaning you can actually do things while wearing it), and it's just generally less of a hassle. The texture and feel is a little creepy to some folks which I totally understand, but I find it soothing and enjoy it. Overall I don't know if this really reduces pores. My skin is much better and healthier as a rule during this pregnancy, which is awesome, so I'm able to use a lot of skin care stuff that would have broken me out before. So it's hard to tell what really works and what's just making something good... just as good without any genuine improvement. But of all the single use masks Sephora carries, I like the Dr. Jart+ ones a lot.
* **Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask**- This full-size of this is $34, and I have not been able to justify that purchase. This month, I used a generous sample size. But I really enjoyed it and might actually spring for this. Basically it's a messy mask that you smear all over your face, allow to dry, and then peel it off from the edges. Bonus points if you can do it all in one piece (I've never been able to). I'm a bit of a picker and peeler at heart. I find it cathartic to pick at rough dry things until they're smooth and soft underneath. So the concept of these masks is really good for me. As this dries, it tightens up, never to the point where it's painful or anything, but to the point where you know it'll feel great to get it off. And it DOES feel great. I don't care how much of it is a placebo
effect, as you're pulling it away it does genuinely feel like your pores are getting stuff sucked out of them. Which is VERY satisfying. This mask also didn't dry me out, which is something I've run into with a lot of this type of mask. So I do recommend it if you can justify paying $34 for a bottle of black goop that WILL get all over your hands and bathroom counter and stick like mesozoic tar.
* **Origins Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion**-
$39.50 for the full-size. Mine was a deluxe sample size I received in a 500 point reward set from Sephora. So this stuff DOES work. It's got a thick, gritty texture and feels kind of cooling on the skin. I tried this with my fingertips and with a silicone scrubbing pad and got pretty good results. This is NOT a product to use every day. It's like a 2-3 times weekly, tops, kind of product, even if you have thick, durable skin. Sensitive-skinned people should probably skip this, just because it IS a rough and mildly irritating product. It'll make your skin squeaky clean, but it feels like you've rubbed sandpaper all over your cheeks and nose. There's definitely a sense that you need a recovery period after using it. Would probably not purchase the full size, especially considering the price.
* **Bath and Body Works shower gel in Raspberry & Sweet Mint**- Pretty standard B and BW formula, smells nice. I'm a sucker for all things raspberry. It did the job, worked up a nice lather to shave. But it's pretty flavor-of-the-month.
* **Bath and Body Works lotion in Velvet Sugar**- Another flavor of the month in a formula I use and enjoy pretty constantly. Pleasant, girly scent, very mild, plays nice and doesn't clash with most perfumes.
* **La Vie Est Belle Body Lotion**- $47 for the full size, but it's fairly common for small bottles to be included in perfume gift sets. That's how I got mine. This plays nice under perfume... provided your perfume is La Vie Est Belle by Lancome. Right now, mine is, so it seemed like a good time to focus on using it up. It's a little greasy as lotions go. I didn't feel like it absorbed as fast as a lot of thicker creamier ones (like the Bath and Body Works formula), and while it was lighter on the skin, it seemed to stay slick and wet for way too long on skin. It's definitely not worth almost 50 goddamn dollars.
So I won't repurchase it, as much as I love Lancome.
* **Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream**- This was also a deluxe sample! The full size product is $30. I used this down to nothing and eye cream is one of those weird things that I always feel good working into my routine, but I'm never really sure how much it's actually DOING if that makes sense. This felt slightly irritating. Not drying exactly, but it felt like there was something citrusy in it. I used this because it was expensive and I got a free sample in a 500 point reward so it felt dumb not to use it. But I'd not repurchase it.
* **Burt's Bees Cucumber & Sage Cleansing wipes**- $6 for a package of them containing 30, making them a pretty good value for the quality. Makeup cleansing wipes aren't really the kind of thing I can consistently justify purchasing. But when I travel I like to get a package, and then keep them by my bed for those nights when I'm too exhausted to wash off my makeup. Sleeping in your makeup not only makes your skin awful, it ages it prematurely, so it's worthwhile to have that little backup there. So these are worthwhile, and this is a good brand. I felt like this were more hydrating than most wipes, so I'd probably repurchase them.
* **Tarte BB tinted treatment in Fair**- $36 for the full-size product, and it lasts awhile. This came with an expiration date on the bottle and I kind of rushed to use it up by then. Basically it's a bb cream, primer, sunscreen, and foundation all in one. Oh, and also a moisturizer. Of everything I've tried, I feel like this is the closest I've experienced to something that actually manages to do all those things. It was good for summer, and while it works well under foundation for SUPER full coverage, it's actually probably not necessary for someone with decently clear skin
I wore this alone, AS foundation. A brush or beauty blender sheered it out way too much, but it looked very natural with fingertip application. It went on as cream and felt more like powder on (sort of silicone-y, if you're familiar with primers like Benefit's Pore-fessional and how they feel), and with setting powder it stayed in place for hours (usually as long as I needed it to).Tarte is a good brand. I feel like I get bored fast with their products, but someday I might well repurchase this.
* **Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in 42 Neutral and 44 Cool**- $35 for the full-size product. 42 Neutral is a VERY fair shade. I've got neutral undertones and I'm a pasty pale princess, so I was intrigued by the formula and wanted to try this. I grabbed a couple of shades and had samples made up for me; each one lasted about a week (a little of this goes a LONG way.) The coverage is VERY heavy. Think "covering up not only freckles, but moles" coverage. I don't think it was quite mask like, but it definitely didn't look or feel natural. With 42, people actually commented on how pale I looked. Not "pale like we know you're pale," but "uh your makeup seems a little off today" pale. The next neutral-undertoned shade looked very obviously too dark, so the Sephora cast member suggested 44 cool. I don't think I have true cool undertones, though I definitely This was a MUCH better shade match for me. This was a MUCH better shade match for me. Like it was dang near perfect. I don't think this foundation is my HG by a long shot, but if I ever purchase it it'll be in this shade. Overall I found application went better with a damp beauty blender than with anything else, even though I ended up buying the KVD brush that's meant to pair perfectly with this foundation.
* **Urban Decay De-Slick setting powder**- $32 for the product. I bought this actual years ago. Powder products are tough, OK? I used it very generously in recent months and got through it, and as setting powders go, it's... fine? It's white in the pan, but goes on translucent. Mostly. I don't think it's as finely-milled as like the Hourglass powder or even the LunaticK cosmetics powder. I do know that while the packaging is cute, it stopped snapping closed somewhere along the line. Like the latch broke, I think. I didn't ever drop it or treat it roughly or anything, and I only carried it in a purse once or twice. So even though it looks like it should be durable as hell, it's really... not. I wouldn't repurchase. There are so many better setting powders out there.
Our goal is to maximize output in terms of GDP. We don't want an arbitrarily large amount of strawberries. Just the equilibrium amount that would be produced if every profitable strawberry was picked. Since these people are willing and able to work at that wage I don't find your point about artificially pushing it down too compelling. It seems more artificial to me to restrict the free flow of labor based on legislation.
>Who would make a strawberry picking machine if it would only save the farmers a tiny amount of money?
Why do we need a strawberry-picking machine? Because it looks cool? As a testament to human innovation? The reason for creating technology is to save time and money, and until the time that no person is willing to work for the wage (MPL) that the machine can produce (MPK) than it only makes sense to have humans to perform the work.
Here's the first bit of the first post:
"I'm embarked on a pretty tough challenge as I've pretty much mastered the basics of long term survival in Don't Starve. I've decided to see if I can survive a year (one complete cycle of the seasons) without building a science machine.
Right now I'm on Day 21 (got a fall start so it is the first day of winter) and chose Random for character selection and wound up with Wendy. It's kinda cool because I've never really played her much before.
I knew right away what some of the challenges would be. Food isn't really the issue as you could pretty much stay fed by simply moving around the map and setting up enough rabbit traps and picking berry bushes and carrots. The weather is the problem."
I've actually managed to figure out that this is an MFI issue. Apple has killed off many of the 3rd party hubs by what appears to be banning/changing the accessory verification process. Looks like I need to buy a new/updated one.
Interestingly, there is an [Ethernet preference pane](http://i.imgur.com/NdEVg8w.png?forcedesktop=1) in Settings now with USB ethernet as well as the raspberry pi zero `g_ether` mode.
It really sucks that Apple broke these hubs since my old one has an additional power cord so I don't have to use a powered hub to do anything. My current setup at the moment to get a MFI accepted connection is using my lightning to 30pin plus an old 30pin camera connection kit.
Another nifty thing is that my random USB audio card works just fine and shows up in the output picker as "USB Audio Device" which is pretty cool. Now all I really need is USB mouse support and I could just dock my iPad and use it as a mini desk laptop.
Found it - Raspberry harvesting machine --> https://youtu.be/jp9hoqD7oDI
> Our goal is to maximize output in terms of GDP.
I disagree with that goal. If that was our only goal we would have never gotten rid of slavery, we would have never gone to an 8 hour workday, we would never have implemented environmental protections. I don't think it's good to maximize GDP if it come as a cost to our poorest and only as a gain to our wealthiest.
> It seems more artificial to me to restrict the free flow of labor based on legislation.
That's a reality. The US market is isolated, and it functions as such.
> Why do we need a strawberry-picking machine?
To pick more strawberries for cheaper. Modern society is built on machines like this.
> until the time that no person is willing to work for the wage
That's exactly why we need to enforce US labor laws.
The point is that I don't want us to subsidize production. I want immigration reform which includes revamping the migrant work visa process, because the alternatives are shit.
>There's no reason it couldn't be harvested by machines.
The big reason fruit picking is done by hand is that consumers don't buy bruised fruits, and harvesting machines are pretty rough on the produce. You can automate the harvesting of pistachios, but it's a lot more difficult to design a machine to pick a strawberry without leaving a mark.
If our goal is to maximize output of strawberries, why not have the government just give the farms more money rather than subsidizing their labor costs by not enforcing immigration laws?
The market price of strawberries should go up and the labor costs should go up to their true market rate. Otherwise the market is inefficient. Artificially pushing labor prices down will have a negative effect on our ability to innovate. Who would make a strawberry picking machine if it would only save the farmers a tiny amount of money?
What? Strawberry picking?
Når man producerer danke maymays så er der altid hatere og 9gaggere der er jelly. Lad dem ikke stoppe din produktion af maymays!
Jeg foretrækker danke maymays.
I'm torn between "that's not a very nice thing to say" and asking if you don't actually use fruit-picking machines in the US? Like [this one?](http://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-a-machine-used-for-picking-blueberries-blueberry-or-raspberry-picking-machine-automated-machine-for-108628226.jpg)
Anyone have any experience picking out and setting up pcs in a machine shop?
Wow, I've had apprentices that do better work on their first time picking up a machine
People love strawberries.
A tech startup in silicon valley is started by a mechanical engineer and a couple of his buddies.
They manage to create a machine that can harvest strawberries.
Demand for strawberries is still high, but people don't buy them because the price is also too high.
Startup gets loan from bank, contracts out to begin production of machines.
Machines are wild success, massive demand from farming industry.
Startup grows into massive company employing hundreds of people working on more industrial farming.
Automated strawberry pickers hit the fields, allowing record crops.
Strawberries are $1 a lb and everyone buys them.
I'd say this fact is now useless completely now that fast food chains are picking up that awful Freestyle machine. All soda dispensed tastes like every soda served by that machine. Coca-cola tastes like its been mingling with the raspberry sprite and pineapple Dr. Pepper.
I've been looking for a reason to stop drinking soda, Freestyle has proven to be an effective tool.
Agreed, robots will take over menial tasks. But most crops aren't menial. Corn ya sure easy, pick it all, it's all ground up anyways. But can the robot search the strawberry bush, pick only the large ones, and not damage the rest of the plant? Same with cucumbers. They want small ones for pickles, etc etc. Humans will be much faster and efficient for this for a long long time yet.
Most of those machines look like they're taking the whole plant up and taking everything. A farmer's entire income depends on his yield. You can pick a bush for weeks it will make tons of fruit. Only getting a few out of a plant they'll never go for it.
Even oranges a machine would be way too slow, pick unripe ones, rotten ones. Robots can do complex tasks, if it's the same exact tasks over and over and nothing ever changes. They don't adapt. To make a good enough picker for fruit would basically be AI. Too many variables and changes to take into account. And even if the developers put in a million lines of code, itd be way to slow. Take it hours to pick a tree clean while a human would be done in minutes. Sorry wall-o-text
Berry-picking in particular is dependent on migrant labor, as machine picking trends to destroy drupals (blackberry and raspberry). Pretty much any crop with delicate tissues relies on manpower to harvest, and where there's a lot of manpower in harvests on the west coast, there are migrants.
It has the makings of a perfect nose picking machine.
I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write.
Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; that’s all I do.
You may wonder why I should write a genealogy. Well, to begin with, my story is interesting. And, next, I am a mystery —more so than a tree or a sunset or even a flash of lightning. But, sadly, I am taken for granted by those who use me, as if I were a mere incident and without background. This supercilious attitude relegates me to the level of the commonplace. This is a species of the grievous error in which mankind cannot too long persist without peril. For, the wise G. K. Chesterton observed, “We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.”
I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. In fact, if you can understand me—no, that’s too much to ask of anyone—if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing. I have a profound lesson to teach. And I can teach this lesson better than can an automobile or an airplane or a mechanical dishwasher because—well, because I am seemingly so simple.
Simple? Yet, not a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me. This sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Especially when it is realized that there are about one and one-half billion of my kind produced in the U.S.A. each year.
Pick me up and look me over. What do you see? Not much meets the eye—there’s some wood, lacquer, the printed labeling, graphite lead, a bit of metal, and an eraser.
Just as you cannot trace your family tree back very far, so is it impossible for me to name and explain all my antecedents. But I would like to suggest enough of them to impress upon you the richness and complexity of my background.
My family tree begins with what in fact is a tree, a cedar of straight grain that grows in Northern California and Oregon. Now contemplate all the saws and trucks and rope and the countless other gear used in harvesting and carting the cedar logs to the railroad siding. Think of all the persons and the numberless skills that went into their fabrication: the mining of ore, the making of steel and its refinement into saws, axes, motors; the growing of hemp and bringing it through all the stages to heavy and strong rope; the logging camps with their beds and mess halls, the cookery and the raising of all the foods. Why, untold thousands of persons had a hand in every cup of coffee the loggers drink!
The logs are shipped to a mill in San Leandro, California. Can you imagine the individuals who make flat cars and rails and railroad engines and who construct and install the communication systems incidental thereto? These legions are among my antecedents.
Consider the millwork in San Leandro. The cedar logs are cut into small, pencil-length slats less than one-fourth of an inch in thickness. These are kiln dried and then tinted for the same reason women put rouge on their faces. People prefer that I look pretty, not a pallid white. The slats are waxed and kiln dried again. How many skills went into the making of the tint and the kilns, into supplying the heat, the light and power, the belts, motors, and all the other things a mill requires? Sweepers in the mill among my ancestors? Yes, and included are the men who poured the concrete for the dam of a Pacific Gas & Electric Company hydroplant which supplies the mill’s power!
Don’t overlook the ancestors present and distant who have a hand in transporting sixty carloads of slats across the nation.
Once in the pencil factory—$4,000,000 in machinery and building, all capital accumulated by thrifty and saving parents of mine—each slat is given eight grooves by a complex machine, after which another machine lays leads in every other slat, applies glue, and places another slat atop—a lead sandwich, so to speak. Seven brothers and I are mechanically carved from this “wood-clinched” sandwich.
My “lead” itself—it contains no lead at all—is complex. The graphite is mined in Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Consider these miners and those who make their many tools and the makers of the paper sacks in which the graphite is shipped and those who make the string that ties the sacks and those who put them aboard ships and those who make the ships. Even the lighthouse keepers along the way assisted in my birth—and the harbor pilots.
The graphite is mixed with clay from Mississippi in which ammonium hydroxide is used in the refining process. Then wetting agents are added such as sulfonated tallow—animal fats chemically reacted with sulfuric acid. After passing through numerous machines, the mixture finally appears as endless extrusions—as from a sausage grinder—cut to size, dried, and baked for several hours at 1,850 degrees Fahrenheit. To increase their strength and smoothness the leads are then treated with a hot mixture which includes candelilla wax from Mexico, paraffin wax, and hydrogenated natural fats.
My cedar receives six coats of lacquer. Do you know all the ingredients of lacquer? Who would think that the growers of castor beans and the refiners of castor oil are a part of it? They are. Why, even the processes by which the lacquer is made a beautiful yellow involve the skills of more persons than one can enumerate!
Observe the labeling. That’s a film formed by applying heat to carbon black mixed with resins. How do you make resins and what, pray, is carbon black?
My bit of metal—the ferrule—is brass. Think of all the persons who mine zinc and copper and those who have the skills to make shiny sheet brass from these products of nature. Those black rings on my ferrule are black nickel. What is black nickel and how is it applied? The complete story of why the center of my ferrule has no black nickel on it would take pages to explain.
Then there’s my crowning glory, inelegantly referred to in the trade as “the plug,” the part man uses to erase the errors he makes with me. An ingredient called “factice” is what does the erasing. It is a rubber-like product made by reacting rapeseed oil from the Dutch East Indies [Indonesia] with sulfur chloride. Rubber, contrary to the common notion, is only for binding purposes. Then, too, there are numerous vulcanizing and accelerating agents. The pumice comes from Italy; and the pigment which gives “the plug” its color is cadmium sulfide.
No One Knows
Does anyone wish to challenge my earlier assertion that no single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me?
Actually, millions of human beings have had a hand in my creation, no one of whom even knows more than a very few of the others. Now, you may say that I go too far in relating the picker of a coffee berry in far-off Brazil and food growers elsewhere to my creation; that this is an extreme position. I shall stand by my claim. There isn’t a single person in all these millions, including the president of the pencil company, who contributes more than a tiny, infinitesimal bit of know-how. From the standpoint of know-how the only difference between the miner of graphite in Ceylon and the logger in Oregon is in the type of know-how. Neither the miner nor the logger can be dispensed with, any more than can the chemist at the factory or the worker in the oil field—paraffin being a by-product of petroleum.
Here is an astounding fact: Neither the worker in the oil field nor the chemist nor the digger of graphite or clay nor any who mans or makes the ships or trains or trucks nor the one who runs the machine that does the knurling on my bit of metal nor the president of the company performs his singular task because he wants me. Each one wants me less, perhaps, than does a child in the first grade. Indeed, there are some among this vast multitude who never saw a pencil nor would they know how to use one. Their motivation is other than me. Perhaps it is something like this: Each of these millions sees that he can thus exchange his tiny know-how for the goods and services he needs or wants. I may or may not be among these items.
No Master Mind
There is a fact still more astounding: The absence of a master mind, of anyone dictating or forcibly directing these countless actions which bring me into being. No trace of such a person can be found. Instead, we find the Invisible Hand at work. This is the mystery to which I earlier referred.
It has been said that “only God can make a tree.” Why do we agree with this? Isn’t it because we realize that we ourselves could not make one? Indeed, can we even describe a tree? We cannot, except in superficial terms. We can say, for instance, that a certain molecular configuration manifests itself as a tree. But what mind is there among men that could even record, let alone direct, the constant changes in molecules that transpire in the life span of a tree? Such a feat is utterly unthinkable!
I, Pencil, am a complex combination of miracles: a tree, zinc, copper, graphite, and so on. But to these miracles which manifest themselves in Nature an even more extraordinary miracle has been added: the configuration of creative human energies—millions of tiny know-hows configurating naturally and spontaneously in response to human necessity and desire and in the absence of any human masterminding! Since only God can make a tree, I insist that only God could make me. Man can no more direct these millions of know-hows to bring me into being than he can put molecules together to create a tree.
He looks pretty different to me but I don't have the shf mark 2 war machine so I don't really mind picking this one up. I do have iron patriot though which is pretty nice.
A crippling blow to a cherry picking SJW propaganda machine.
The fast food restaurants have strawberry and grape flavors in the soda machine.
Is this post supposed to be ironic? You sound like a total neckbeard. And I just come here for the cringe, i dont even call people that. From talking about your tough guy uncle who was in the military to picking apart what these other guys were wearing down to the brand of socks and every detail in between, you just seem really butthurt. And while some of their fashion choices might be questionable, nothing about what you described says neckbeard.
And I don't vape, but lets be real, it's not a big deal that someone does. Yeah, it's kind of corny to do in public places, the trend has become nerdy for sure, but someone taking a few hits at Disney, what's the harm? It's not like second hand smoke is getting in your lungs. And Disney is full of smoke machine smells and other smells of that sort. Is it really that big of a deal that someone took a few drags off a vaporizer? It probably smelled like strawberry or some other fruit.
Again, I think vaping is lame really, but you shouldn't be so butthurt to go on a rant like that, you sound 12, and the way you describe their attire and other minúte things just comes off really pathetic and neckbeardy yourself.
I was Strawberry Shortcake a lot, and one year I insisted on being a washing machine.
I sexually identify as a strawberry gum. Let me get inside your gumball machine.
> Corn is not a small plant. It can go over 2m high and is tilted.
Granted 2m high crops like corn wouldn't be fantastic space wise. The main advantage is they can be stacked on top of each other. But in the place of a single corn field, you could theoretically have a skyscraper sized rack of corn fields. Probably getting about 2 fields per story. A skyscraper would cost quite a bit obviously but not as much as a office building since it doesn't require human access.
You don't need to till the soil, since you don't need soil. [Aeroponics](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroponics) would probably be the way to go. Massive savings on water usage and improvements in plant growth speed.
With robotic pallet movers to pick up the sections of corn, you don't need it to be human accessible like in a real skyscraper. And you can get rid of pests by making it atmospherically separated from outside (and some internal separation in case things do get in). So no need for pesticides.
Also with the climate being controlled, you don't need to wait for seasons. At the least, each section could be a different season. If you get fine grained each pallet could be a different day.
You don't need rows that separate some other types crops so machinery can go past either. It would make it slower for the robot to get at a specific one in the middle, but you won't often need a specific single pallet and they could just be slid on and off from either end. Those kind of crops could double the area per story.
Maybe individual strands of wheet could be rolled into a coils to save height. There is also the possibility of genetically engineered crops, like some kind of short corn.
> Plus the leaves will be a lot to dispose of
Yep. But I wonder what they can be used for. Maybe they can be put into a bioreactor to create the nutrients the plants require.
> But transporting it out of a factory will be too much work.
You don't transport it out of the factory whole like that. Just from from the 'shelf' on a pallet to another part of the factory. You can then just cut down everything the same way you do on the ground. Except automated. All the traditional farming techniques can work the same way, the difference is the crops go to the harvester rather than the harvester to the crops.
> Also,identifying individual strawberries is a waste of energy and time.
The time required is irrelevant. It's a robots time. I doubt the energy would be massive. You just have to scan the crops once a day or week or whatever. The main power issue would be the grow lights and things like the pumps and fans.
> You will also have to think about how to apply pressure to water filled fruits of different volumes and internal pressure.
You don't. Robot's aren't the hulk, it's actually harder to make grippers strong enough to do damage like that. Basically any appropriately shaped robot gripper would work, they only apply enough force to hold onto them. You could pick up water balloons with many of them.
> You could use inflatable robot hands but it wouldn't give you enough grip to pull it out.
You don't 'pull it out'. You hold onto it and cut the stem. Current [farming machines for things like grapes](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6VKBb9MmJc) involves shaking the entire bush and/or running bristles at a high enough rotation to knock everything off, so clearly delicacy isn't that important anyway.
Here is a [Robotic cucumber picker](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiQG4zhMHLM), that takes a photo of the cucumbers then a robotic hand grasps the cucumber and cuts it above the stem. Looks like it might even cauterise the cut
There are already automatic strawberry pickers. There is the [Agrobot](http://www.agrobot.com/). Here's [one that uses a robotic arm](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCBQqEGp8Go).
> I have seen aquaponic farms before.Harvesting takes more time per crop b/c you have to pick up each crop individually. The process will be sped up eventually but it will never reach the same speed as a normal farm harvester b/c there is no ground to support the applied force from the machines.
Harvesting time is irrelevant in an automated system. The bottleneck is the growing time. As long as you can harvest faster than the plants grow your fine. And since it's climate controlled and the crops can be grown in any cycle, you don't have to harvest everything in one go. You don't have to do stupid things like freeze apples for a year (an apple you buy in the supermarket is about 11 months old).
Even in an aquaponic farm they could lift the entire row of plants and put it where a harvester could get at it or something if they wanted to. But those are normally small operations.
...which is precisely why it's wrong to say that picking berries is completely "unskilled" labour. If you didn't have to know how to do it right, you'd be as good as the berry-crushing machine.
A strawberry with a machine gun, please. <3
Nothing online, I'm currently waiting for an active gps antenna I ordered to try out RTKLIB on raspberry pi with ublox M8N gps receivers.
I'm looking on the classifieds for a 50 to 200cc atv for this project, looking for something in bad shape, maybe a blown motor I can repair or something with broken aesthetic parts I won't need.
Steering will be using bike sprockets and chains and a cheap optoelectrical pulse encoder for steering position feedback.
I'll figure out gas brake and transmission control once I actually get the thing.
I'm hoping to make something that can pull a 1 ton mini trailer in loose dry soil and that can pull a mini rock picker.
One commercial use would be an autonomous rock picker that you can just leave running in the field and it would discharge itself of rocks on its own.
Dank may mays
I don't think it will be too long, maybe within the next year or two, once google release its modular phone other companies will follow with their own versions. Also I think we will soon see more phones being built by people in the same way they build PC's, it's already being done using raspberry-pi and 3D printed cases, though still in its infancy it shouldn't be long until it begins to become more popular and easier to do, just think PC part picker but for smart phones.
It's a raspberry picker. I've also seen them do blueberries. I've seen guys ride them with their buddies like they are on the back of an elephant in Abbotsford BC before.
I'm at work so I didn't watch this video but it looks like it's operating here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOG85YtZhII
You are completely wrong. It would have been much quicker if the person chose another brand of biscuit, this person had to take *longer* to pick a yoghurt rather than another brand of digestives or similar biscuit in the aisle he/she was already in.
What comes up on the machine is a suggestion, you are meant to use your initiative and the customer is more important than a pick rate. If your manager was happier for you to pick something completely wrong because of pick rates then they're doing it wrong. In the case of the OP the picker would have taken even longer to go get an item which made no sense.
So if the customer wanted a lemon yoghurt, but there was no lemon yoghurts you *would not* go sub it with a fucking lemon, you would sub it with a strawberry yoghurt right next to the lemon yoghurts. The other pickers would rip the shit out of someone for being so dumb.
I did it for a long time.
If a berry harvesting machine crossing an intersection makes you late for work, then you need to loosen up your schedule
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Picking by hand is too labor intensive, machine harvesting is not accurate enough to sort out the bitter unripe berries, and they just so happen to float when they are ripe due to air trapped inside from the flesh of the berry separating from the seed.. It's just one of those things we have been doing a long while that isn't broke, so no need to fix it.
I'm not an elementary teacher and I think it's partly because of this. Every little kid I know (I practically half-raised my nieces) does this from time to time.
I think it has to do with establishing an identity and testing social boundaries.
The reason I could not teach them is because I would respond in a very joking/sarcastic manner. "You should bring that baby in so we can see it! Wouldn't that be so cool class, if John brought in his huckle-berry-picking-machine? Do it John."
But seriously just from when I take care of the nieces, hear their friends...it's just a phase. It's really only bad when it's hurtful or could lead to some kind of problem.
This is a machine for pasturizing strawberry milk.
They are actually capable of doing a lot of those things. Perhaps not in the sense of "they are right now doing so more efficiently than humans" but the technology is definitely there to drastically decrease the need for labor for all those.
Wait tables? Well, robots aren't quite yet capable of doing this but give them another ten years.
Tend bar? Maybe not right now but if we actually applied some tech to the average bar it would most likely become a lot less labor-intensive.
Build houses? Just compare how many man-hours are spent on building a house today compared to in the past. And things are moving faster and faster.
Mend asphalt/lay concrete? Both these require a lot less labor than in the past.
Take out the trash? This is a Roomba-level task. Think "smart trash can" that rolls itself out to the curb on trash day.
Pick strawberries? Strawberry harvesting machines are already a thing.
Change your oil? Well, the machine would need to know how to empty out the old oil and how to put in the new but this can be programmed/taught without general intelligence.
You sound like a trucker who insists that no damn self-driving car is ever going to replace him because you just don't think a car could ever drive itself. Then one day you'll be coming home from your vacation and be shocked to see that the Uber car you ordered doesn't have a driver…
No.p there are plenty of tractors around even when we hand pick.
The main think is we are looking to select only the best clusters for our wine. If they have mold we can sort these out by hand, but with machine picking you can't sort in the same way. Machine picking removes the berries from the cluster so you end up with kind of a chunky soup.
Not damaging the grapes may also help wine quality, but I think a lot of that assertion is from people who want another reason to justify charging more for their wines. There are some wineries in Napa now that laser sort each fucking berry. It is completely absurd...
We already have a machine for picking up heavy boxes. It's called a "crane".