Dotted Lines: Robot rock, paper, scissors and a creepy Web-based art installation

I, for one, welcome our new roshambo-playing overlords.


Jay Hathaway


Published Jun 27, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:11 pm CDT

Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day’s must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.

  • A creepy art installation crawls the Web for English-language text for an army of wall-mounted Teddy Ruxpins to recite. Watch the video if you weren’t planning on sleeping tonight anyway.
  • Two porn stars are making good on a promise to perform oral sex on their Twitter followers—after the followers sign waivers and get tested, of course.
  • Google trains artificial intelligence to identify pictures of cats online. I can has Skynet?
  • FarmVille maker Zynga wants to turn its games into a full-fledged social network instead of continuing to piggyback on Facebook.
  • Rhode Island repeals an unusually broad state law that made lying online a crime. Only a handful of people have been prosecuted under the law since its enactment in 1989.
  • Big Frame, the YouTube network that includes stars like DeStorm Power and MysteryGuitarMan, scores $3 million in funding. The company plans to spend it on new original programming.

Above: A robot from Japan’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratories can beat a human at rock, paper, scissors with 100 percent accuracy.

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*First Published: Jun 27, 2012, 8:00 pm CDT