Robots

I spent the day watching my step son’s school robotics club compete against 12 other teams. They came in 6th. It was really cool. They gave a presentation on an invention idea that they came up with and researched. He fielded some of the questions. It was awesomeness.

One of the coaches of the other teams stopped me in the hallway and said my name. It took a little bit more than half a second for me to recognize him. Tom! One of my high school friends. I haven’t seen him in maybe a decade or more. It was really fantastic to see him.

Jen has had a cold for most of the last week. She missed a couple of days of work. She was a little better yesterday, but woke up worse today so she didn’t go to the robot competition. She’s better now and we’re thinking about going out to dinner. Where should we go? The idea of driving to Cambridge came up, but there was another stop that necessitated it… now that is no longer a necessity. Not sure what to do.

I missed my weight watchers weigh in today due to the robotic goodness. I have been really good for most of the week. Too good. I’ve been skipping dinners at night, or just having something really small. That is not being good, but it could lead to a loss of weight (which will be gained back next week when I start having dinners again… or tonight when if we go out to dinner). Another bad thing was the cookies. I brought cookies to a group lunch at work yesterday and my co-workers let me down by not devouring them all. I took about half of them home. Last night I was unable to resist and had a bunch. There are still a bunch left. I don’t think I will be able to resist those either. I should just mow them down tonight and get it over with. In just about every way my weight loss will power is holding strong. Homemade chocolate chip cookies (that I made myself) are too much for my will power to resist.

The Birth of Skynet

When it comes time to program this thing, always remember the three laws of robotics.

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.