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    EEVblog #846 – Solar Panel Micrometeorite Impact!

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    • Empty

      Well, the last robot … german & nazi symbols…
      It is hard to understand this, it is hard to belive that someone can select this for his robot.

      • Andy

        I have a feeling that the robot was called Das Boot.

        For reference, that is a Norwegian film (I think a true story) about a German U-Boat commander who was a commited German military seaman, who resented the Nazi party.

        He refused to abandon the survivors of a Merchant vessel he had sunk carrying German prisoners of war, Jews, and Allied civilians alike. This action was persued by him in adherance to the Geneva convention, and against the demands of his SS commanders.

        When an SOS was sent by the German U-Boat to request allied collection of the survivors, the Americans arrived, saw the U-Boat and shot at the allied survivors.

        Some of the points may be wrong here, but the broad sweep is correct.

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        There is no Nazi symbol on that robot.
        The robot is called Das Boot, after the very highly acclaimed movie of the same name.

    • Andy

      Actually it turns out that the broad sweep was wrong, but the details were right.

      The story I’m thinking of is “The Sinking of the Laconia”.

      Even so, the war is well and truly over. The onl weapon that comes from Germany now has an Audi badge on it. Generally it’s piloted by an upwardly mobile, road enraged, Brit.

      I didn’t see a swastikia. The “iron coss” remains the german military insiginia today, I think.

    • Dr. Frank

      Tough video. The last robots were most fun.

      ‘Das Boot’ (about U-96) is an internationally accredited film made in Germany, from 1981. Intense, claustrophobic play about the cruelty of (submarine) war, and great music from Doldingers Passport:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Boot

      Frank

    • f4eru

      That’s not robotics. it’s RC controlled destruction.

    • MG

      I was hoping for a teardown! :(

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