It was one of the few untethered machines they had in the episode and I thought it amazing because it had no centralized intelligence. It had a core command set that told it to "walk". Or more according to them, gave it the desire to walk. How it did that was up to it.
They disabled it by flipping a switch on the back that shut it down. And it was stunning to watch it learn to stumble then walk.
I really wish this show was in the archive.org. It would be a fantastic reference point. And a great search item, that so few people do seem to do.
The area that they want to build (actually have been building for a while now) is flooded during spring break with high school and university kids. It's cheap, beach, and poorly patrolled. If you work for them, you'll have to live in Brownsville and deal with the beach crap for 6 weeks a year.
I really cannot think of a less desirable location to build this "space port".
One is feasible and lowers carbon footprint.
The other is too costly and uses enormous amounts plastics.
This may indicate that a specified group of ebay users are affected and is NOT site wide. But you'll miss this too since it's obviously implied and not spelled out letter by letter.
I appreciate that you're an asshole and Aspergers makes it hard to communicate. Perhaps 4chan is more your thing.
Slashdot, now with less actual news and information, but nearly 100% sensational!