Rio Rancho Police Get A Badly Named Robot

The Rio Rancho Police are getting a $5000 robot named NERD, short for Negotiations Emergency Response Droid. It’s supposed to keep officers from getting close to someone who is in a standoff with police.

It’s not very robotic or droid like. It’s a small remote controlled car with an independently moving camera. Based on the video, it sounds pretty noisy too. I think someone in a standoff will just shoot the robot.

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The Black Hole

Holy crap, I had no idea this place was right in my backyard! I gotta make a trip this weekend.

Welcome to The Black Hole – Ed Grothus’ old supermarket and adjoining A-frame church piled deep with salvaged scientific equipment of all kinds. Of course this nerd’s paradise is located in Los Alamos, NM

Albuquerque Apple Store Revealed!

Do I file this under “Apple Computer” or “Albuquerque”? Whatever. It’s coming, the Albuquerque Apple Store is coming! Cult Of Mac has revealed it’s exact location in the Uptown Albuquerue shopping center next to the withering Winrock.

Like a true Mac nerd, I plan to be there for it’s opening.