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Welcome to our weekly conclave of chaos and confusion as we collate another bunch of odd and unusual tales from the past seven days and present them to you in the manner of a small and grubby child handing a bunch of crumpled, hand-picked flowers to a slightly intoxicated aunt. Little White WTF? We commence with a frankly …

  1. Tromos
    Coat

    Get me some drone footage of that alligator...

    ...and make it snappy!

    1. Insert sadsack pun here

      Re: Get me some drone footage of that alligator...

      Travel blogger kills an alligator and dumps some e-waste in a swamp. They should be made to jump in and fish it out for safe disposal.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Get me some drone footage of that alligator...

        Why would you wish to inflict something as toxic as a youtube blogger on he denizens of a Florida swamp? What did they ever do to you?

  2. Warm Braw

    Unnervingly dystopian vision of the future

    Wait until they ship their first robotic child.

    1. Dr_N
      Devil

      Re: Unnervingly dystopian vision of the future

      Demon Seed?

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075931/

  3. JDPower666

    Am I the only one that heard the Imperial March when the robodog was walking?

  4. ThatOne Silver badge
    Alert

    Thanks!

    > the nightmarish military/cartoon landscapes of artist Simon Stålenhag

    Wow. Just wow!

    1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

      Re: Thanks!

      Indeed. A faint feeling of Chris Foss' Lensman deja vu, perhaps.

    2. Gene Cash Silver badge

      Re: Thanks!

      That's the most fucked up stuff I've seen in weeks - and I live in Florida.

    3. seven of five

      Re: Thanks!

      Impressive.

      I will have to buy this book.

    4. Aussie Doc
      Mushroom

      Re: Thanks!

      Yeah. The 'vehicle' (?warship ?tank - about 38 pics down) with 'Don't Believe The Hoax' was a tad chilling.

  5. jake Silver badge

    Excuse me?

    "while living in the least hygienic environment imaginable"

    Shirley New York City is at least marginally worse ... why else would folks bail out of NY and head for Florida once they have enough money?

    I'll leave why they wouldn't pick a less objectionable new location as an exercise for the reader.

    1. ThatOne Silver badge

      Re: Excuse me?

      > Shirley New York City is at least marginally worse

      You don't live in NY for the quality of life. Even if you live in a penthouse overlooking Central Park...

  6. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Tased while twerking

    Florida man tased for twerking during rainy traffic stop https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2021/09/09/florida-man-tased-for-twerking-during-rainy-traffic-stop (trigger warning: Facebook)

    Florida woman fights off large alligator while paddleboarding in terrifying video (maybe the same pissed off alligator?) https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2021/09/10/florida-woman-fights-off-large-alligator-while-paddleboarding-in-terrifying-video

    You're welcome.

    Austin and Seattle say "keeping it strange" while Florida just goes "hold my beer"

  7. Sam Therapy

    I know it's early days yet but why can't someone make a decent plantigrade robot? Getting a bit fed up of all these unguligrade things walking around.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Fewer parts. Stability, especially when climbing.

      Partially because it's the current fashion.

      And especially because clickbait.

  8. jake Silver badge

    Your happy, shiney pal who ...

    ... faithfully reports all your transgressions back to Winnie the Pooh while taking pictures to snitch on all your relatives, friends and neighbors?

    And what's that port in its posterior for? Does it sit to recharge? Might give your little ones a bit of a jolt emulating it ...

  9. Irony Deficient

    Miralem Pjanic and Besiktas

    Some diacritics are missing: their names are Miralem Pjanić and Beşiktaş respectively.

  10. Flywheel
    Terminator

    Little White Dragon

    So, it now has the opportunity to wander freely around your dwelling, inspecting your IT, joining your network, inviting friends over wirelessly and Daddeeeeeee.. why is my Dragon reprogramming the router?

    Nope.

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