Thursday, July 27, 2017

Simplicity

DNZ B Series Skinner: A deal at only $45.00 at the Hessney auction April 2017.
Essentially leather, 440C steel and walnut wood. Of course it took some good amount of craftsmanship thrown in there to get the end result. It's a DNZ Trading Company 8" Skinner by Kevin Johnson.

Not bad looking at all. I like the simplicity of its design. May have to wear it on my next hunting trip to see if it brings me luck and to see just how good it is as a skinner if indeed it does bring me luck.

All the best,
Glenn B

I'll Be Back

The Terminator was/is one of my favorite movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. While watching the movie, you virtually had to know that sooner or later wars would be fought by robots with artificial intelligence and then that sooner or later it would come back to bite mankind in the arse. Well, a lot of time has passed since the first airing of that movie. The time for sooner or later seemingly has come to pass relative to the robots and now maybe it is only a matter of time until they turn on us:

"Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company revealed it had developed a range of combat robots that are fully automated and used artificial intelligence to identify targets and make independent decisions." More at the source: http://newatlas.com/kalashnikov-ai-weapon-terminator-conundrum/50576/

The Terminator movie may have been more than a mere sci-fi thriller, it may have been a prophecy of mankind's doom and that may be coming sooner than we expect. I would hope otherwise, more along the lines of us still in charge and saying things like: Klaatu barada nikto to peacekeeping robots as opposed to giving free reign to warrior robots made of titanium alloys, electronic circuitry and computer chips. If it comes to it though, I tend to think that resistance will not be futile but may become our toughest challenge. Regardless, I'll be back. 

A hat tip to Mike G for the link to the article.

All the best,
Glenn B
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