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Is Spykee the Spy Robot it claims to be, or is this a Sea Monkey thing all over again?

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Nov. 8th, 2007 | 10:59 am

Seattle will soon be attacked by giant sea monsters with radiation
breath!

(... or was that Japan...)

Who is going to stop them?

Skykee the Spy Robot! (http://www.erectorusa.com/category_pages/spykee.html)

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All those years spent during childhood learning how to build ferris wheels and big choppy machines with my erector set, those skills may finally be of use!

(...unlike my graduate degree...)

From the copy:

Build your spy robot and control Spykee from anywhere in the world via the internet through a wifi connection.

If this copy is right, I'll take three. Maybe four... One for each cat and dog in the house, and a final one for the front door. If I can mount tazers I could have an army of them for a few grand to protect my home.

It will be awesome.

Or it will be sea monkeys all over again. My own world... under a microscope... which died quickly when left in the drafty window.

Toys when I was a kid were a disappointment, they always sounded much cooler then what they turned out to be. Except for the paint gun, that got me into exactly as much trouble as I thought it would.

Building databases can be rather dull compared to attack robots.... I wonder if I could find a way to put MySQL in it, so that I can expense my first one...

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from: jamesd
date: Nov. 8th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Building databases can be rather dull ... let me know if you want to spend some time on the support team so you can have a more interrupt-driven and random life for a while. :)

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Nov. 8th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Compared to building attack robots? Come on...

Imagine doing support for autonomous killer robots.

"...so you say it killed your own henchmen? That is a S1 bug, we should have it fixed in the next release. Oh? You don't have Enterprise Gold support? Well then it will be six months from now. If you have a credit card available though... if not, can I speak to your robot directly? I think it can arrange payment for you..."

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from: jamesd
date: Nov. 8th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
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We will clearly need to arrange training for you. :) The correct support response is:

"... so you say it killed your own henchmen? Was it still operational after doing so? OK, that's not an S1 support issue because it was still in service. Were you still able to carry on with essential operations with all of your henchmen dead? Did you find any workaround? Oh, the 'dancers' worked? Known workaround then, not an S2 issue. Looks like S3."

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El JoPe Magnífico

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from: jope
date: Nov. 8th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Obligatory "Third Rock" soundbyte.

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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Nov. 9th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
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