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back to article Q: What's government-owned, designed to kill, and now more transparent? A: DARPA!

While one part of the US government tries to slink further back into the shadows, another is pushing itself into the light via a new transparency scheme at DARPA. The US's defense boffins at DARPA announced the launch of the its Open Catalog on Tuesday – an initiative designed to drum up support from the wider research community …

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From the DARPA catalog...

Monkey, Winged

Model number: XC6389-7

Quantity: EA

Availability: In Stock

Shipping: Overnight express included with purchase

Handling instructions: Usually docile, but do not let off leash. Conditioned to respond to commands given in German or German-accented English. Usual diet includes bananas, mice, captured terrorists.

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Re: From the DARPA catalog...

Didn't see the Monkey, Winged but there was a Shark. No mention of frikken lasers on it though.

I thought there was also a "Vorpal Rabbit" but that was my eyes playing tricks.

The other scary one was something called "Information Extractor" with the description "Trainable named entity extractor (NER) and relation extractor."

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Re: From the DARPA catalog...

Shark, Laser-enabled was in the "Pool & Patio" section, right before the mine-defusing dolphins and the personal escape sub...

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Laugh while you can monkey boy!

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Keep in mind that DARPA's ship stuffing AI project benefits paid off *all* their AI research

Since 1970.

So yes, there may well be some useful kit in there.

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The name is Bond, James Bond :-) * ..... but it isn't

DARPA! .... A liteweight version of Q Branch, which itself has evolved and morphed/zig-zagged into a Station XSSXXXX type meme?

A little something for Sir Iain Lobban to plausibly deny a C he has any knowledge of to share with an M. And why ever would he not be believed in these very strange days with their Ab Fab Fabless 0days?

"When a big story breaks, we shouldn't just be using social media to send out the latest headlines or ask people for their feedback after the fact," he [Andy Carvin, who recently left the job of senior social strategist at NPR] said in a keynote address at the International Journalism Festival.

He continued:

“We shouldn't even stop at asking for their help when trying to cover a big story. We should be more transparent about what we know and don't know. We should actively address rumors being circulated online. Rather than pretending they're not circulating, or that they're not our concern, we should tackle them head-on, challenging the public to question them, scrutinize them, understand where they might have come from, and why.” …… http://verificationhandbook.com/book/chapter1.php

Sheep are easily led and driven/drivered, aren’t they, to be shorn of their wool and to be slaughtered

* Giving the system a good poke and provoking and invoking Poe's Law here and there which be everywhere too. Well, whatever else would you expect in XSSively Spooky Quantum Communications Fields, where .......... A qubit has a few similarities to a classical bit, but is overall very different. Like a bit, a qubit can have two possible values—normally a 0 or a 1. The difference is that whereas a bit must be either 0 or 1, a qubit can be 0, 1, or a superposition of both.

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Oh, and regarding that second paragraph and little something, is it so hard to believe if the evidence be available .......... http://www.globalresearch.ca/spy-agency-engaged-in-internet-false-flag-attacks/5367590 ....... and whenever that was then and this is now, how much more progress do you imagine has been made to command control in ITs fields?

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Like other U.S. military agencies, they are probably evil, but it's hard not to have a soft spot for DARPA. I suspect that for many (if not most) of us, DARPA represents the dream place to work.

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Like other U.S. military agencies, they are probably evil, but it's hard not to have a soft spot for DARPA. I suspect that for many (if not most) of us, DARPA represents the dream place to work. ... says deadlockvictim

It would foolish and counterproductive to argue against that being true whenever comfortable with being a sociable capitalist, deadlockvictim.

And to realise that they probably can be evil, is a nice route/root to take if one would be working on something else for them which be completely different and novel ....... and should one need such a thought to quell any qualms about the interests and work of others for them/it.

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