“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy”

Wednesday, March 31


I'm putting this post up mostly for my kids, but if you think it's interesting too, all the better.
Motherboard looks at the inventor of the Ascender
Nate Ball, mechanical engineer, MIT grad, and co-founder of Atlas Devices, just might be the masked crusader. As a student at MIT, Nate entered a design competition for products that would help soldiers survive in the battlefield. His team’s idea was to create a Batman-like device called the Ascender that would enable soldiers to scale ropes at high speeds simply by pushing a trigger.