Friday, February 26, 2016

Q&A - 26/2


Boston Dynamics [owned by Google] released a video of its latest robot, Atlas.


Its walking ability, balance seem quite advanced. Exciting development.


Why are there so many anti-establishment candidates [..]

Anti what?

This word is sometimes used to describe Bernie Sanders for example - but they forget the man has been in Congress for decades, and was a mayor before that. So Bernie is also "the establishment", but he is from a different part of the establishment that won some of the recent elections. That's all.

Broadly speaking, I don't think the public will benefit from simply electing an outsider to work inside the existing system - like The Trump. Either the system changes wholesale, becomes something else obviating this incessant need for saviors, heroes who over-promise and under-deliver, or, incremental improvements are made in the right direction by experienced operators who know the system inside-out. Hillary could probably do that, Bernie as well (my #2 choice). On the Republican side it could be Rubio; he seems to be the least insane among the others.

The Trump

[..] said Thursday he "may have" signaled in a September 2002 interview with Howard Stern that he was in favor of invading Iraq. "Yeah, I may have," Trump said in a CNN Republican presidential town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper. [..] He added that at the time he "was not a politician."


"I was not a politician"? What kind of defence is that? Isn't this man's entire schtick that citizen Trump just lays back, watches some TV and make all the right calls that the "establishment politicians" cannot?


I'll leave him to Louis C.K.