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Rhiannon12866

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Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
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The Daily Show: Marc Mauer - Tackling Criminal Justice Reform with The Sentencing Project



Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project and co-author of “The Meaning of Life,” explains how getting rid of life sentences would be better for society.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:14 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Beto O'Rourke's Dentist Visit, Steve King's Racism & France's Nude Restaurant Fail



Beto O’Rourke posts a video from his dentist appointment, Steve King defends white nationalism, and France’s first nude restaurant plans to close.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:12 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Marc Mauer - Tackling Criminal Justice Reform with The Sentencing Project



Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project and co-author of “The Meaning of Life,” explains how getting rid of life sentences would be better for society.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:10 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Beto O'Rourke's Dentist Visit, Steve King's Racism & France's Nude Restaurant Fail



Beto O’Rourke posts a video from his dentist appointment, Steve King defends white nationalism, and France’s first nude restaurant plans to close.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:06 PM (0 replies)

Governor Cuomo: It's time to reform New York's antiquated election laws.

https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/1084611458288271361
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jan 14, 2019, 02:33 AM (8 replies)

Jill Wine-Banks' pin today:

https://twitter.com/JillWineBanks/status/1084454862316810240
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jan 13, 2019, 11:55 AM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 1/11/19

The Shutdown Is Bad For Anyone Who Eats Food



The government shutdown is having an impact on the demographic known as 'Americans who eat food.'




Rep. Steve King: What's So Offensive About White Supremacy?



Rep. Steve King wants to know what's so offensive about white supremacy. Short answer: the 'white supremacy' part.




Meanwhile... Look Up At The Super Blood Wolf Moon



Sometimes it's nice to check in on the news stories that won't make it into Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire: 2010s Edition.'




Planet Washington: The Senate Majority Leader



This time on 'Planet Washington,' we observe an encounter between the press and the elusive species known as Mitch McConnell.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:54 AM (2 replies)

Hyundai is building a car that can walk on four legs

Elevate is a concept that has legs... literally

CES typically attracts whacky ideas, especially from automakers that tend to use the electronics show to showcase their most outlandish and unbuildable products. Unfortunately, the 2019 show has been pretty tame by most measures, which is why it’s so refreshing that Hyundai came to Las Vegas with a truly bonkers idea: a “walking car” with real, bendable legs. At last, something to haunt my dreams!

Like some mashup between a Boston Dynamics robot and something you might find stomping across the frozen surface of the planet Hoth, Hyundai’s Elevate vehicle is an automotive concept I can’t recall having seen before. Hyundai says it designed it for first responders who need to access difficult terrain. (Think mountains, forests, or other rock-strewn landscapes that are inaccessible to most terrestrial vehicles.) Electrically powered and modular so it can swap vehicle bodies for a variety of use cases, the South Korean automaker is calling it an “Ultimate Mobility Vehicle.”

Elevate has four “legs,” each with a series of joints, enabling the vehicle to mimic both mammalian and reptilian walking gaits. Here’s how the automaker describes this truly bizarre feature:

The legs also fold up into a stowed drive-mode, where power to the joints is cut, and the use of an integrated passive suspension system maximizes battery efficiency. This allows Elevate to drive at highway speeds just like any other vehicle. But no other can climb a five foot wall, step over a five foot gap, walk over diverse terrain, and achieve a 15 foot wide track width, all while keeping its body and passengers completely level. Further, the combination of wheeled motion with articulating legs provides a new paradigm of mobility by enabling faster walking speeds, unique dynamic driving postures and torsional control at the end of each leg.


Read more (Includes video): https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18173742/hyundai-walking-car-concept-elevate-ces-2019



Image: Hyundai


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:48 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Beto O'Rourke's Dental Cleaning, Jeff Bezos' Romantic Texts - Monologue - 1/10/19






Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump's Shutdowns, The Bird Box Challenge



Seth's favorite jokes from the week of January 7.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:20 AM (6 replies)

The Daily Show - Bordersnatch: One Wall, Infinite Possibilities



Choose your own shutdown narrative.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:59 PM (0 replies)
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