This video was shared with me like 200 times, so I figured I better get off my ass and post it:
I think the main reason it was spread around is because not even one person whose instagram page I saw put up a short clip of the video credited Corridor Digital, and they cropped out the “bosstown dynamics” watermark. Judging by the comments almost everyone thought it was real. That just goes to show what a good job Corridor Digital does with these videos. Check this out and this video too if you want to see how they made the video. Looks like a LOT of work.
For those of you who think that a robot being that skilled is far fetched. These next two videos are from the real Boston Dynamics:
The cool teens pretend they don’t notice / don’t care.
In the description he mentions it’s a DTNVG with L3 WP and a COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager). I googled those terms and don’t know if I found the exact item he’s using, but it looks like it might be in the $8000-$9000 range .
Thoughts? Did this inspire you to trick or treat with your night vision / thermal?
0:50 – hahah ok ok VODA’s got jokes today. I actually agree with him on this for a change, however I think the absolute best case should be a front door camera so you don’t have to physically look.
The Atatiana Jefferson shooting by a police office that he references, is really sad. I embedded a video below if you want to get up to speed:
Very terrible situation all around. Being a police officer would be such a rough job… it seems like the only way the public would be happy in a lot of these situations would be it if was shown that a shot was first fired by the other person. Even then, it would be picked apart and doubt would be applied to every single action of the police officer. I’m not sure how this problem can be solved moving forward… all I do know is it’s definitely not making things better by news outlets like CNN focusing on color – “a WHITE police officer KILLED A BLACK girl”.
That’s something new (to me anyways). Guys in my Instagram post were saying it has existed on paintball for years haha… classic. I’m not sure how much this specific version is, but they have a version 1.2 on the digitrigger website for $600.
This is how they say it works:
A firearm that is DigiTrigger enabled becomes a hybrid, with two distinct fire control groups. The first and primary one is the mechanical group, which operates exactly as the mil-spec trigger group originally found in the AR-15. The second is a microprocessor based firing system, which operates seamlessly with the mechanical trigger group. Since the second fire control group is software based, the user can choose between preset modes.
Cool stuff. I don’t really have a use for it, but I appreciate the work that went into it. Being a fan of both technology and firearms, I find it interesting at the very least when the two come together. I still have hope that someday as technology continues to progress, a “smart” gun can exist without compromising safety and privacy.
Thoughts? The fudds would love a trigger that was limited to one round every 1.5 minutes.
TheAKguy Brandon Herrera introduces us to the Brass Valley fellas and the series:
So we finish out this episode with Brandon giving the two groups the challenge create and 3d print a functional cam groove and cam lug for the AK-50 v5 in under 48 hours.
I like how this is going so far. I normally like videos around the 5 minute length, but with something like this I think going closer to 20min is a better idea. That way we get to see a few things happen per episode.
My mans looking like he’s live from the booth at a fancy Denny’s, an ENDO’s dozen deep into the Budweiser heavies. Speaking of Denny’s, I slummed it at one a couple weeks ago early in the morning with my girlfriend. We were in the middle of nowhere in Washington and we were crazy hungry so I agreed we might as well stop rather than just eat Starbucks food like we normally would in such a location. The Denny’s menu photography was absolutely ON POINT, just as I remembered. What in fact I didn’t remember, was that when the food shows up it doesn’t look like the picture, nor does it taste like it looks like it would taste in the picture. My girlfriend got the safe choice.. an All-American slam with sourdough. I, on the other hand went full potato and got a slam burger (Hash browns, an egg, bacon and Pepper Jack queso on a brioche bun. Served with wavy-cut fries or seasonal fruit.). When the waiter set it down I was immediately on the fence if I would eat it or not… contrary to the Sheephitter code of conduct I actually eat VERY healthy 99% of the time. I went to pick the burger up; it was absolutely dripping in grease, and the egg bust (as it should). I set it down without taking a bite, wiped my hands off and decided I was going to fork and knife it (yea yea I’m a princess who doesn’t want to get his hands greasy and full of yolk). Anyways, I took one bite and it literally tasted like the meat was soaked in deep fryer oil. I tried to eat a couple fries, but decided those were bad too. That’s it I was done, my appetite was gone. My girlfriend (unsurprised) just laughed and ate most of her “slam”, while I scoured Google Maps “IN MY AREA” for a more ENDO approved establishment. The waiter asked if there was a problem, and said he could get me something else. Nice guy; I thanked him but said it was my fault and that I should have ordered something healthier. I tipped well, and we left.
7:39 – He keeps saying “ARMORlite” rather than Armalite during this “story”.
10:12 – Talks about how he’s pro NRA and screw everyone who isn’t.
In my quick scan of the comments I didn’t see anyone else comment anything like “Are you drunk?”.. surprising, but maybe he moderates those or only has a bunch of his bros following him. Oh man… this was comment gold though:
Guy: Tom, are you a sheep or a sheepdog? Meaning, if you where in a mall and there is a active shooter would you flee to safety or try to disable the threat? I would like to know how to approach a bad guy with a rifle?
Toms Response: I’ll do a video on that, I will be in attack mode, BTW to save innocent lives, what will you do?
Guy: I will save my life and family. I pissed Yeager off he thinks I need to take out the active shooter. None of these gun gurus train on how to take out a sniper or a rifleman with a gun. These shooters are wearing armor, shields and they are trained to kill us also
I literally can’t wait for the video on that.
Thoughts? The video was hard to watch on so many levels. I’m truly sorry for bringing it to your attention.
VODA looking like Young Jeezy playing a pallbearer in a bad movie:
I have to respect the fact that VODA still does these videos for the sport of it. Barely anyone is watching them, and you know he’s not making any money off them, so it’s just out of love for the game.
2:44 – I love when he gets all condescending about how theres a guy out of new york who makes custom suits for what “you would refer to as bodyguards” … but people in the business like him would call executive protection / personal protection officers. Wow so glad I was put in my place haha.
3:10 – I knew this was going to be headed into “shadow carry” territory. I have a couple blog posts about his earlier videos on that thing he invented (here and here), but naturally he nuked them like he does from time to time. He goes over what it is again in this video regardless… groundbreaking stuff haha.
4:08 – Oh god… this has to be trolling… fellas… he shows that he’s shadow carrying an AR-15 magazine. No big deal I thought… he probably carries some sort of AR. WRONG. He goes on to say that even though he’s not an AR person he carries it just in case he runs into someone with an AR. Then at 4:51 he says “I don’t need to carry a bunch of things that are irrelevant to the mission at hand.” Pure gold.
5:45 – Oh damn here goes a demo of drawing with a suit jacket on from the shadow carry method. *golf clap*