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Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot starts working at Caliburger in California

Source 1: Master Disaster - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/902806-and-so-it-begins-flippy-the-burger-flipping-robot-starts-work-in-california/

Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/05/flippy-the-robot-hamburger-chef-goes-to-work/


  • A year after announcing their partnership with Caliburger, Miso Robotics is launching their AI-enabled burger flipping robot arm

    • Uses thermal imaging and image recognition to tell which burgers need flipping

    • Can handle 12 burgers at a time

    • Not 100% independant - worker bring in patties and take cooked ones, apply cheese, and assemble sandwiches

  • Miso Robotics raised 14 million in funding to develop the robot

  • Costs $60,000 for the entry level model, but pricing is expected to decrease later on

    • + 20% annual recurring maintenance contract ($12,000/year)

    • Miso hopes Flippy can be taught to chop, deep fry, grill, or add seasoning and cheese to patties.

  • Designed to make up for cost with decreased wait times, better consistency, and decreased food waste.

  • (tech like this is going to make it even harder for small food businesses to compete)

But wait, there's more: He got shutdown after just one day for being too slow

Source 1: Master Disaster - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/904093-flippy-the-burger-flipping-robot-taken-offline-because-he-couldnt-flip-fast-enough/

Source 2: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43343956

Source 3: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/03/07/flippy-burger-flipping-robot-break-already/405580002/


  • Supposedly able to cook 2000 burgers a day but after one day, Flippy was taken offline to be upgraded to work faster

      • Left with a little sign saying he’d be “cooking soon”

  • The employees that work with him are also being trained to allow Flippy to work faster

  • Likely due to the increased volume at the store due to the news of Flippy being deployed


Newegg customers in Connecticut receiving tax bills because Newegg didn’t charge them sales tax

Source 1: Master Disaster - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/902559-newegg-customers-are-receiving-tax-bills-from-the-drs-because-newegg-didnt-charge-them-sales-tax/

Source 2: @Levycrushesall on twitter - https://twitter.com/Levycrushesall/status/970340260919070720

Source 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=kDUY1fxMcZk


  • Image: http://bit.ly/2Fvn830

  • Newegg supplied the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services with amount spent by all of their Connecticut customers from 2014 to 2016 - so they could charge customers for the tax they didn’t pay

    • Apparently no subpoena or warrant involved, the DRS just sent Newegg a letter and they complied

      • Weird because Newegg has a history of fighting things like this pretty hard

        • In the past Newegg has even sued a patent troll after they dropped their case against newegg

    • Sample of what that letter might have looked like: https://youtu.be/kDUY1fxMcZk?t=331

  • Letter sent by the DRS to residents including the amount owed, the interest, and a penalty for not paying.

  • Newegg didn’t warn customers until AFTER the DRS letters were sent and the news came out

  • Couple of issues:

    • Newegg not informing customers

    • And whether charging this tax in consitutional

      • Current ongoing appeal by South Dakota to overturn a 1992 Supreme court ruling

        • That says companies with no physical presence in the state of sale are not required to collect sales tax for that state.

  • Companies like Amazon already charge this sales tax


McAfee acquires VPN company TunnelBear

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/08/mcafee-acquires-vpn-company-tunnelbear/

Source 2: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180308005146/en/McAfee-Closes-Acquisition-TunnelBear-Enhancing-Advanced-Cybersecurity


  • American Security software company McAfee is set to acquire Canadian VPN company TunnelBear

    • The details of the deal have yet to be disclosed

  • McAfee says they plan to integrate TunnelBear’s tech into their own VPN “SafeConnect”

    • But they intend for Tunnelbear team to continue to work on prooducts under it’s own brand

    • Also according to the report, TunnelBear is a profitable company

  • Because McAfee is American their VPN has to comply with US data collection laws

  • McAfee was acquired by Intel in 2011, Intel even rebranded it to “Intel Security”

  • Was later split off into a new company with the old “Mcafee” name in partnership with private equity firm TPG

  • This is McAfee’s second acquisition since becoming a seperate company again, and only 2 months after the first.


Modders able to put Coffee Lake CPUs into Skylake and Kaby Lake motherboards

Source 1: s4nari - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903965-modders-able-to-put-coffee-lake-chips-into-intel-sky-and-kaby-lake-boards/

Source 2: http://www.overclock.net/forum/8-intel-general/1665657-coffeelake-completely-working-100-200-series-chipsets.html


  • When Coffee Lake came out there was a big fuss made over its lake of backward compatibility with Kaby Lake and Skylake

    • it might have worked for the most part, but it didn’t work well enough or reliably enough for Intel to allow it be made into a market product

    • So they software/BIOS locked off compatibility

  • Most of this was due to Coffee Lake’s different power setup

    • It’s not necessarily that the board doesn’t have enough power delivery

      • But the boards power delivery is distributed over more pins to better support Coffee Lake’s 6 core chips like the 8700k

    • Wccftech reported that ground pins went from 377 to 391

      • Power pins went from 128 to 146

  • But users on the Win-Raid forum have showcased, with a full guide, how to get a i3-8100 “completely working” on a Asrock H110 board

  • The modders say the different pinout doesn’t matter because they are just left disconnected as those pins are just “reserved” on Kaby Lake except for 2 which can just be covered with tape

  • the extra pins only offer 8% greater impedance,

    • That lower power chips like the i3-8100 are said to be “fine” without

    • May have issue with overclockable/higher TDP chips



What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week.

Rapid Fire

Fortnite beats PUBG to become Twitch’s most streamed/watched game

Source 1: SC2Mitch - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903799-fortnite-beats-pubg-to-become-twitch%E2%80%99s-most-streamed-and-most-watched-game/

Source 2: https://sullygnome.com/games/7/watched



Drone crashes in Arizona National Forest, starts a wildfire

Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/drone-crashes-in-arizona-national-forest-starts-a-wildfire/

Source 2:


  • 16x16 hobby drone crashed in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest, near Flagstaff, Arizona

    • Unclear what kind of drone it was

  • Drone caught fire when it crashes, setting fire to a grassland area called Kendrick Park

  • The fire spread to over 300 acres, but 30 firefighters were able to contain it within the day

  • The pilot was identified and charged with starting a forest fire

  • Lawmakers are pushing to criminalize drone flying in wildfire areas

  • A spokesperson for the forest says it’s legal to fly a drone in the forest as long as it doesn’t take off in a wilderness area and as long as there are no nearby wildfires


Rhode Island proposing a bill forcing ISPs to block ‘sexual content’ and charge one-time $20 fee to view it

Source 1: Trik’Stari - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/903194-rhode-island-to-block-porn-charge-for-unblock/

Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/20-porn-unblocking-fee-could-hit-internet-users-if-state-bill-becomes-law/

Source 3: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/SenateText18/S2584.pdf


  • ISPs will have to give the money to the state to “help fund the operation of the council on human trafficking”

  • ISPs "shall provide... a digital blocking capability that renders inaccessible sexual content and/or patently offensive material as defined in § 11-31-1," the bill says

    • Under that statute, sexual content includes depictions and descriptions of any act of sexual intercourse, whether “normal or perverted, actual or simulated”

    • Depictions of masturabating also considered sexual content

  • Other blocked items include child porn, revenge porn, websites that facilitate prostitution or human trafficking

  • To have ALL blocking disabled, you must

    • Request in writing that it be disabled

    • Present ID to verify you are older than 18

    • Acknowledge receiving written warning regarding the “danger” associated with deactivating the filter

    • Pay the one time $20 digital access fee

  • With current wording it seems the filters for illegal things like child porn, would also be deactivated if you paid the fee


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Wait, so this WAN Show has the same title as last week’s? 


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That wildfire thing is kinda funny?

























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Unrelated I wish I got paid to help make a weekly hour long shitpost. Luke

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I don't know if it's just me, but I think the wan show camera has too much green tint in the white balance. Boohoo :)

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Modders able to put Coffee Lake CPUs into Skylake and Kaby Lake motherboards

That is amazing



Drone fire

Throw the culprits in prison is what i say, after they go bankrupt.

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I see that TunnelBear collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from the National Research Council of Canada


$45,000 : https://nrc-cnrc.explorecatena.com/en/details/LOakjNa8v3uKlvejJ3wNSYGJykX7W9

$20,000 : https://nrc-cnrc.explorecatena.com/en/details/gk2Mb423DZh69nzk730aceazJ6LnwP

$20,000 : https://nrc-cnrc.explorecatena.com/en/details/wkBxj3BzKrhwr6Xl5vGjtRzOBlK2Pr


Found this on HN, with the assumption being that this is shady. Don't really get it but I wanted to pass the info I guess check out more on the thread, a lot of talks about LTT.  All I know is I consider McAfee to be a rather shady company make sure TB is not selling them some user data or something. Get out of the partnership if something seems off but obviously you want to protect your brand more than I do so good luck. 

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A bit better explanation of the Rhode Island shit:




What makes all of this especially ridiculous is that under Ciccone and Gallo's proposal, anyone over 18-years-old could have the filter removed by making a request in writing and paying a $20 fee. The money would go to the state's general treasury "to help fund the operations of the council on human trafficking." (But... if people are paying the state $20 to access prostitution sites, doesn't that make the state a trafficker?)


So basically they will take your money, put it into the general fund.. which means it is not bound to be used properly. "To help fund the operations of the council on human trafficking" is incredibly ambiguous when it comes to earmarking funds. Bill link is also in the Reason article.


Also as an FYI.. this was brought up by the party of net neutrality.. and free internet, the Democrats. Doing the exact same thing as their Republican counterparts, again, hmmm.

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It'll never happen, who deems it sexual in nature.

The internet is borderless, and if they want to infringe the VPN it.

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