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6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Monday, April 17, 2006

WEIRD NEWS: The ROBOTS Are Here, And They, Not The Dingos, Want Our Babies!

Hi Everyone,

I came across this news article this morning and thought to share...

Robot Birth Simulator Gaining Popularity
By PAUL ELIAS, AP Biotechnology Writer

VALLEJO, Calif. - Noelle's given birth in Afghanistan, California and dozens of points in between. She's a lifelike, pregnant robot used in increasing numbers of medical schools and hospital maternity wards.

The full-sized, blond, pale mannequin is in demand because medicine is rapidly abandoning centuries-old training methods that use patients as guinea pigs, turning instead to high-tech simulations. It's better to make a mistake on a $20,000 robot than a live patient. ...
Pretty cool, huh? I dont know how much dealing with a cold robot will help nurses and doctors with their bedside manner, but I'm all in favor of saving a few more lives...

It's probably all a secret conspiracy by the robots to take our babies... do ya think?

A link to the article:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060417/pregnant_robot.html?.v=1

Robots in 'da house!

Ninjas too!

Have a great day!

Chag Sameach and Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

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