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These security cameras are monitored by AI as well as a human surveillance team

Do you remember that viral video of the engineer that designed this glitter bomb for parcel-thieves? It was this over-engineered box that contained a motor, a centrifugal cup with glitter, a fart-bomb, and four smartphones that recorded the incredibly cathartic experience of seeing your parcel thief open the box only to be doused in glitter and sprayed with fart-spray. Thieves would see an unsuspecting box on a porch and pick it up. Once they opened it, the motor would trigger, sending glitter...
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Glitter bomb creator Mark Rober has admitted that portions of his video were likely staged ― but not by him, he says. In a Thursday tweet, Rober said two incidents in his original video that purported to show his booby-trapped package exploding on thieves appeared to have been staged by friends, unbeknownst to him. He said he was “gutted” when he realized this, and hoped it doesn’t “taint the entire effort as ‘fake.’” (Thanks to Mac Turl)
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'My credibility is sort of shot': Former NASA engineer behind the viral YouTube glitter bomb video admits some of it was faked

Mark Rober, the former NASA engineer who built a glitter bomb package that explodes after it has been stolen, has admitted that elements of his viral video were faked. Two of the so-called "thieves" filmed stealing the box were actually in on the prank. Rober said they were roped in by a friend of a friend, who offered to place the package on their porch. The YouTuber has re-edited the video and apologized to viewers. It is one of the viral videos of the year, but elements of it were unwittin...
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YouTuber Admits Aspects of Viral HomePod Glitter Bomb Video Were Faked

New submitter ArchieBunker writes: A viral video featuring a booby-trapped HomePod box that pranked package thieves with a glitter bomb has been criticized for faking some of the reactions of the would-be "thieves," who were in fact acquaintances of friends of the video's creator. The video, "Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap" by former NASA engineer Mark Rober, featured the creation of a device constructed inside a HomePod box that spread out glitter once the HomePod box was opened, with four...
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This Ex-NASA Engineer Is Putting an End to Package Theft - One Glitter Bomb at a Time

Most of us know the feeling of having a delivery stolen from our porches too well. We also know the feeling of wanting the thieves who ran off with our packages to at least face some sort of consequences. That desire for revenge is what inspired former NASA engineer Mark Rober's latest passion project. After being told by police earlier this year that not much could be done about a few packages that were stolen from his doorstep, Rober decided to take matters into his own hands by creating a...
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Former NASA Engineer Builds Farting Glitter Bomb In The Name Of Revenge

One small step for man, one giant glittery fart cloud for mankind The minds at NASA are among the most intelligent and skilled in the world, and one has to wonder... After creating machines capable of space travel or that are used to roam other planets collecting data, what kind of amazing innovations do those minds move onto next? Once they design robots and send them to other planets, where do they even go from there? I’ll tell you. They build Farting. Glitter. Bombs. (PS that is th...
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This former JPL scientist created a glitter bomb trap for package thieves

Former JPL scientist and YouTube personality Mark Rober was the victim of package theft earlier this year. So using his engineering skills, he came up with an innovative way to get revenge: a trap that explodes “a pound of the finest glitter” all over the unsuspecting package thief. And wannabe porch pirates should be aware that his YouTube video showing how he built the trap has gone viral, and may inspire other revenge plots. Here’s how he engineered the glitter bomb trap: Related Article...
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Former NASA Engineer Designed Glitter Bomb Trap To Avenge Amazon Delivery Theft Victims

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But for Mark Rober, it's much sweeter served smart, smelly and covered in glitter. From a report: The former NASA engineer-turned-YouTube star has received plaudits online after designing a booby trap to avenge all those who've fallen victim to a new wave of neighborhood crime: doorstep delivery theft. Rober spent six months combining GPS tracking, cameras, fart spray and glitter in an elaborate and amusing mechanism after discovering thieves had stol...
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YouTuber Mark Rober Secretly Develops VR for Self-Driving Cars for Apple (EXCLUSIVE)

Mark Rober, who is best known for his YouTube videos of spectacular science stunts, has been quietly working as an engineer for Apple’s secretive special projects group, Variety has learned. Rober’s work for Apple includes contributions to the company’s virtual reality projects, with a focus on using VR as on-board entertainment for self-driving cars. An […]
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The art and science of carnival games and how to win them

Mark Rober and some friends staked out the carnival games at a local fair for the day in order to find the scams and the ones you can win…if you know how. Armed with info from their observations, Rober hit the fair with a Mets player who could dominate all the throwing games and cleaned them out. I spent some time at a county fair this past summer and, if you’re with little kids, the carnies will sometimes show you how to win the games that are winnable (like the basket toss). But even afte...
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Music, Time and Long-Term Thinking: Brian Eno Expands the Vocabulary of Human Feeling

Brian Eno’s creative activities defy categorization. Widely known as a musician and producer, Eno has expanded the frontiers of audio and visual art for decades, and posited new ways of approaching creativity in general. He is a thinker and speaker, activist and eccentric. He formulated the idea of the Big Here and Long Now—a central conceptual underpinning of The Long Now Foundation, which he helped found with Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis in 01996. Eno’s artistic career has often dealt ...
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Griezmann, Gameiro doubles as Atleti ease past Levante

Levante Atletico Madrid 0 5 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Kevin Gameiro scored twice and played a direct part in three more goals to lead Atletico Madrid's 5-0 rout at Levante. Atletico's biggest win of the season allowed them to m...
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Watch a real rocket scientist figure out (and beat) carnival scams

As a parent you often are forced by your tyrannical children to try carnival games. This, according to ex-NASA and JPL engineer Mark Rober, is a bad idea. Rober and his friends – including a professional baseball player – dismantle every carnival game they can find, assessing the probabilities of winning and point out that the only ones you could feasibly win are the throwing games… Read More
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Creating a Gigantic Super Soaker That Can Cut Watermelons in Half

Mark Rober, the ex-NASA-engineer behind that giant Nerf gun, is again scaling up a toy firearm designed for children. Rober teamed up with Bob Clagett to create a giant-sized Supersoaker that practically has the capabilities of a waterjet cutter: You reckon Rober got the idea after seeing this scene in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?"
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The World's Biggest Super Soaker Is Powerful Enough to Shatter Windows

Last summer, Mark Rober built the world’s largest Nerf dart gun, capable of blasting foam at 40 mph. Sure, that made it slightly more dangerous than the toy it was based on, but it doesn’t even come close to Rober’s latest bonkers creation: a giant Super Soaker that fires water at 243 mph.Read more...
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You (almost) can't be too drunk to miss with this motion-tracking dartboard

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober spent three years perfecting a motion-tracking dartboard so every toss is a bullseye. Rober breaks down the steps so any former NASA engineer can build his or her own. The post You (almost) can't be too drunk to miss with this motion-tracking dartboard appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How to not suck at darts? Get a motion-tracking dartboard

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober spent three years perfecting a motion-tracking dartboard so every toss is a bullseye. Rober breaks down the steps so any former NASA engineer can build his or her own. The post How to not suck at darts? Get a motion-tracking dartboard appeared first on Digital Trends.
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