Experimental dog brain plays Quake 3 - Edit: Oh, wait...
June 19, 2006 12:54 PM   Subscribe

Yeah, it's obviously a hoax because it'd take a newbie longer than 9 days to learn how to splash the rocket on the ground. Or use the bounce pads in "The Longest Yard" map properly.
posted by DaShiv at 1:00 PM on June 19, 2006

okay, the second video where the "dog" chases its own tail is the funniest thing I've seen in a loooong time.
posted by shmegegge at 1:04 PM on June 19, 2006

In 18 days the petri-dish-dog became a camper, and, as a lower form of life, had to be discarded.
posted by qvantamon at 1:04 PM on June 19, 2006

I didn't notice that in the 2nd video shmegegge, good call.

This whole thing had me totally going until I realized that 120 electrodes wouldn't be enough to properly convey the visual information necessary to...[edit] I fail at internet.
posted by daHIFI at 1:15 PM on June 19, 2006

Eh, it's just Quake 3. No way that takes more than 120.

Now, Half-Life 2, on the other hand...
posted by graventy at 1:23 PM on June 19, 2006

Like Fido from Snow Crash...
posted by runkelfinker at 1:27 PM on June 19, 2006

...so go the days of our lives.
posted by eriko at 1:37 PM on June 19, 2006

The "(note: this is not a real press release, see sources)" at the bottom should've been a wee hint.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:38 PM on June 19, 2006

Yeah, sure, mr_logic_nazi!

posted by brundlefly at 2:03 PM on June 19, 2006

I wonder if we could get a major news outlet to pick it up despite the "not a real news item" tag at the bottom?
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:12 PM on June 19, 2006

Well way to smash my little moment of wonder! Couldn't you have waited a bit longer before the

Oh. Right. The second link.
posted by Drexen at 2:39 PM on June 19, 2006

Dammit! I got really excited after the second video. All you guys do is TEASE.
posted by armoured-ant at 2:50 PM on June 19, 2006

I wish the writer of the article hadn't referred to the network as a "brain". This is a small layer of brain cells, not a brain.

Poetic license, or radical texan agenda?

(them brain cells got souls, Billy)
posted by modernerd at 3:25 PM on June 19, 2006

sweet, I self-trolled. And I was so happy with the letter I wrote to U of T about the use of "brain". %^/
posted by modernerd at 3:28 PM on June 19, 2006

While it says "not a real press release", the story is based on a real story at CNN, and it's 2004 press release. 25k neurons, 60 electrodes, low-level flight-sim skill. Still pretty cool, and better than a roach brain with its 150 neurons.
posted by xaminmo at 3:54 PM on June 19, 2006

Others have been taken in by this, too.
posted by funkbrain at 4:32 PM on June 19, 2006

I was in wonder for the first two videos.

I was in momentary confusion by the third.

When the fourth video began, I thought, "Aw, crap. It's clearly a hoax. Dangit."
posted by darkstar at 5:08 PM on June 19, 2006

*heh heh* One of the few times I've enjoyed being fooled. :) Thanks.
posted by smallerdemon at 9:53 PM on June 19, 2006

Sigh. It's been taken down.
posted by trigonometry at 8:02 AM on June 20, 2006

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