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Comment Maybe they are shielding themselves (Score 1) 365

First, it seems the assumption is that any intelligent life would be like us and burn fuel, use lots of energy, set their thermostats too high, etc. Ignoring any other possible forms of life, maybe those that would produce a heat signature have learned to shield it to prevent detection.

Comment I know who designed the robot (Score 1) 99

The same engineers that designed my Toyota. They thought it would be a good idea to have to replace rear signal lights by remove a panel inside the car and reaching in about 18 inches to TRY to turn the bulb socket in order to remove it. Obviously, the were hoping to sell robots like this to people who needed to replace their turn signals. At least I am not bitter about it.

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem in relation to a bigger problem. -- P.D. Ouspensky