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Listener comments!

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Handy Haversack:

Hey hey, Ken and Freeform Techyons!
  6:01pm
Rolando:

Ello Ello everyone
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Wild Neil||Peace All:

I have never heard Ken fill in for anybody , much less techtonic. Interseting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm
Ike:

Hey Apple and Google, bite my shiny metal surveillance device's ass!
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chresti:

Hi Kentonic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Listening devices engaged!
  6:02pm
wind:

Hello All
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Franco Twinkie:

Hi Mark!
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DjLorraine:

Hello All *echo ; )
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herb.nyc:

If Ken is subbing then I’m gonna hold my breath til mark returns…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
The Butterman:

I hope this will be a 4 headed dog special!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
dale:

google maps shows me where i've been on my phone. i'd like to know how it knows if i'm in a car or on a motorcycle, because it DOES know.

i know this isn't an audience q&a...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

Hi Ken and all!!!
  6:04pm
Glistener MW:

A.I.Evening, all!
  6:04pm
Saltonstall:

Ken on Tectonic is one of the very best fill-ins
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Franco Twinkie:

I love it too!
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listener james from westwood:

Let Mark let it rip!
  6:05pm
Rolando:

I luv luv luv it!
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Franco Twinkie:

They are!
  6:05pm
Nick K:

I love ranting intelligence
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Franco Twinkie:

You said it Ken!
  6:05pm
Glistener MW:

The rants are my friends! They’re blowin’ in the wind. MOAR RANTS, pls.!
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herb.nyc:

Didn’t they throw mark off Twitter when he cursed and demanded overthrow? Well, he did say “please”.
  6:05pm
JR:

No, they are not
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joe mulligan:

truth. If Mark wasn't yelling nobody would listen at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Mennlinn Rebarts:

Spittin Truth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Greg from ZONE 5:

Last time I bumped into Mark I told him I am staunchly PRO-RANT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Erin in TO:

Shaving Fun Ken has it right
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MarciB:

Hear hear! 100% with you SM Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
Pauly from Clifton:

Pro rant, thanks.
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Hubig Pie:

Commercial free rants on all rant radio
  6:07pm
Rolando:

Amen brother Ken! Preach it loud! preach it proud!
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listener james from westwood:

YOU HAVE MEDDLED WITH THE PRIMAL FORCES OF NATURE MISTER HURST.


Do please continue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
chresti:

Tell em to turn off the radio if they don't like it.
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Fredericks:

The Best Lack All Conviction While the Worst Are Full of Passionate Intensity
  6:07pm
wind:

Go Ken! Manage the $&@! out of WFMU ♥️♥️♥️love ♥️♥️♥️passion and Mark!
  6:07pm
Doug C.:

Pro-rant!
  6:08pm
Dayffid:

What’s the definition of being alive anyway?
  6:09pm
Doug C.:

Maybe he needs to temper it: "I, for one, absolutely love our new robot overlords!"
  6:09pm
mmdd:

So thankful for Mark! Making me get off Amazon and Google took a lot of ranting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm
Ciggy:

I have never heard Ken in a lugubrious state
  6:11pm
Rolando:

Perhaps fat bears have a better chance of surviving during hibernation?
  6:15pm
Rolando:

These news articles are simply the dying media jigging up reads with headlines.
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dk50b:

So Ken, if Mark truly goes full Howard Beale, doesn't that mean you'll have him assainated live on air? Gotta say on radio it'll loose a ton of impact.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm
Franco Twinkie:

If you're an old fucker like myself, you remember only too clearly the backlash to the first wave of punk rock. Overnight, I went from been your typical suburban stoner to an advocate of faster, louder, nastier. So many people I knew hated that shit without understanding the context. Unpleasant facts need to be broadcast at a volume you can't ignore.
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Erin in TO:

These headlines sound like they're AI-generated
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Fredericks:

We can't even get humans to laugh at the right time:crooksandliars.com...
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herb.nyc:

3legged male robot, wink wink
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm
iiibeat:

AI is humanity's solution to the problems with Autocracy.
Humans almost always mess it all up!!
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herb.nyc:

Koalas have 2 thumbs?
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joe mulligan:

Musk: "Welcome back to Twitter Kanye, it's been two years!"
Kanye: "卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐卐"
Musk: "hey everybody, check out our new robot"
  6:20pm
Dwight Schrute:

Recyclops Destroy!!
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dale:

radio shack should sue tesla for using the optimus brand name.
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Hubig Pie:

Will it dust the stairs ?
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Fredericks:

What was the Jetsons' dog's name?
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Hubig Pie:

It coulda warned me that my cat barfed in the bathtub.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm
Webhamster Henry:

Fun article in Bloomberg. TL;DR: self driving cars are a compete fail. www.bloomberg.com...
  6:23pm
chresti:

Astro is Elroy’s dog!
  6:24pm
Doug C.:

The killer is "Turns off mics ,cameras and motion with one button" How long till it turns out that's not true?
  6:24pm
chresti:

*from the jetsons
  6:24pm
Sam:

It would easy to flip the switch from stalking your dog to stalking your ex-girlfriend
  6:25pm
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Onion cellar??
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dale:

great - now i need wheelchair accessibility for a robot.
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Ike:

One of the only good things Jeff Bozo has ever done is resurrecting a TV show called The Expanse so it could keep going through season 6. The rumor is that he was a big fan of that one. Great show! (I guess he wasn't a big enough fan to do a season 7, 8, or 9 though.)
  6:25pm
Sam:

There’s an onion seller sneaking into the onion cellar!
  6:26pm
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Onions as contraband
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Franco Twinkie:

One of my favorite comix from the golden age of smut was Armadillo by Jim Franklin. There was an illustration of a robot vending machine with a human-like head with ear handles and a gaping mouth. I think you get the picture. People want pleasure, ease, and oblivion above all else. Sad but true.
  6:28pm
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Scout..wasn't that Tonto's horse. Can't the amazon geniuses come up with original names for their bots?
  6:29pm
JetBoy now of Astoria:

I’ve seen the security bots on display, wandering an empty store in Manhattan. Not for security but as a demo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Put me on the waiting list for the robotic toilet cleaner. What could possibly go wring?
  6:30pm
Sam:

Push all robots down the stairs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm
mndave:

Ken is channeling Mark's spitting, sneering delivery of these PR write-ups on tech and I'm howling
  6:30pm
LiXiviated Life:

Robot temperature check?
Holy cyborg probe!
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Fredericks:

What if the robot gets a smear on its lens, misidentifies someone and harms them?
  6:31pm
JetBoy now of Astoria:

Ken in Hyde Park - got that solved - I never clean it.
  6:31pm
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Sounds like Eric Cartman's run in with the alien anal probe Lix
  6:32pm
JetBoy now of Astoria:

How bout that chess robot breaking the kid’s finger in Russia? Ow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
Erin in TO:

Sounds just like real cops
  6:32pm
Glistener MW:

So, just like REAL cops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
mndave:

Appears that the cop robot startup was perfectly emulating the behavior of the poli-
  6:32pm
Sam:

Kathy Hochul loves Big Brother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
Erin in TO:

high five to Glistener MW and mndave hahah
  6:33pm
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Ask Franco Twinkie @6:28, about smearing the lens on a bot
  6:33pm
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@Sam: She looks like a Stepford wife
  6:34pm
Sam:

Robots aren’t covered by the second amendment. We can take their guns away.
  6:34pm
JetBoy now of Astoria:

What about Sam, the wake n bake robot? What do you have to say about that, Ken?
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Fredericks:

Then they design the robots to recharge by consuming human flesh.
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herb.nyc:

Pacifist robots? I don’t think so.
  6:36pm
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you'll get my gun when you can pry it from my cold dead reaching appendage
  6:37pm
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Problems.Noooooooo...Self driving lawyers are ready to sue
  6:37pm
Carmichael:

Maybe you could get Danny Trejo for the machete news.
  6:39pm
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Trejo's busy making tacos at his taco joint
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
Webhamster Henry:

I posted the self-driving car article Ken refers to at 6:23 here
  6:40pm
Doug C.:

i've just contacted Elon Musk to ask how much he'll pay me for Navigreat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm
joe mulligan:

@?:
you'll get my car's steering wheel when you can pry it from my cold dead reaching appendage
  6:40pm
LiXiviated Life:

Maybe the braking is broken?
  6:40pm
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Right arm Joe Right arm :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
joe mulligan:

AAA will become the next freedom-based organization to fight for drivers' rights against driverless cars. thankfully we won't live to see that fight
  6:43pm
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Deep Mind..the title for the next Ken & Andy Hour
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Folsom:

Tim Harford's Cautionary Tales podcast just recently went into chatbots
  6:44pm
Nick K:

An AI president would be better than what we have now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
joe mulligan:

"Sparrow." It's already in place people! Birds aren't real! If it flies it spies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
Webhamster Henry:

lifearchitect.ai...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Franco Twinkie:

When I was a child there was a huge philodendron under my bedroom window. I was obsessed with a black cat that would sit under the plant. My mom worried that the cat was an agent of the devil that was sent to get me. If she only knew that the cat was small potatoes compared to the plant.
  6:46pm
Doug C.:

Deep Mind would be an awesome title. I did like the Fuzzy Glove hour name and the new Dinner at Andy's theme song kills but Deep Mind.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Handy Haversack:

I hope the AI chatbot wishes Matt a happy birthday tomorrow.
  6:46pm
Vicki People Like Us:

Matt
  6:47pm
Sam:

I bet it’s Michele with one L.
  6:47pm
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I bet insurance companies love the idea of driverless cars because if one causes an accident they won't pay out until ALL the litigation is complete, which will probably outlive the affected human party as who gets sued, the car company, the software company, the software designer ?? The list goes on & on. Litigation nightmare but the insurers have deep pockets & the human in most cases does not
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
Webhamster Henry:

Well, Owl Sun definitely doesn't claim to be human at all, unless you mistake their poetry as profound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm
Erin in TO:

Seeing as we haven't figured out how to keep people from becoming horrible on the internet, I'm not surprised we're failing the same task with AI
  6:49pm
Carmichael:

Drinking bleach, just like our previous president, Nick K.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
dale:

i see an ichibunny robot but it's on one of the streams.
  6:50pm
Nick K:

Don’t understand that one Car but ok
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Handy Haversack:

Erin, just picture the corporate HR-mandated workshops where they try to show the chatbot that it already uses microaggressions.
  6:50pm
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This list sounds like all the "friends" I had when on Fartbook
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Erin in TO:

@Handy I work in a large bank, it's not hard to imagine HR-mandated workshops on any topic for any audience
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Webhamster Henry:

How about nanoagressions?
  6:51pm
Sam:

Rule number 18: Don’t touch yourself down there
  6:51pm
Dayffid:

Although I agree that ai is a problem. The real big issue that is facing the future of humanity is the fact that many animals are going through a cognitive revolution similar to the one experienced by Sapiens around 70,000 - 30,000 years ago.
Already they (there are various different species including elephants, apes, dolphins and others) are showing signs of a desire for revenge against centuries of abuse at our own hands. It will only get worse from here on out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
The Butterman:

Nexus 6. Just put in an expiration date. No worries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm
Handy Haversack:

Accelerated decrepitude, Butterman.
  6:53pm
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I may not outlive the end of this show, so no worries
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
The Butterman:

The robot at my supermarket creeps me out and I DO want to do violence to it.
  6:54pm
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Does it eat the grapes without paying?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm
Ike:

@TButt, Stop & Shop? Or have grocery robots spread to other chains now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm
Webhamster Henry:

My fork of that "responsible" robot model will toss those rules in the toilet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm
The Butterman:

? No, but I have seen it smoosh floor grapes. Yes, it’s Marty, at stop n shop, Ike.
  6:56pm
JetBoy now of Astoria:

Nice of you to jump in tonight Ken. Thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
Ciggy:

Hey 🤖 ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

AI flying cars should be safer. You have the option of going up or down to avoid obstacles.
  6:57pm
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That Stop n Shop Robot should loop The Modern Lovers, Roadrunner all day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
dale:

oh yes - i haven't needed to make a crapped out report in quite a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
Handy Haversack:

Thanks for the round-up, Ken. If this *is* Ken and not Matt's chatbot! I'm going to need to see some shaving fun to make sure!
  6:57pm
Rolando:

Nice chatter and news reporting tonight, thanks Ken
  6:57pm
Nick K:

Thank Ken, FMU forever
  6:58pm
Ronnie:

http://lewsberg-date.com/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm
chris in the redwoods:

thanks, Ken! i am not a chatbot. nope, i'm not. believe me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm
Handy Haversack:

Transform, and roll out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm
Folsom:

I see the robot in chrome
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Ciggy:

Droid 🤖
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Robot: www.emojipedia.org... 🤖
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Franco Twinkie:

Thank you Ken, but the next time you fill in for Mark could you yell more?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Webhamster Henry:

Sad to hear that about Dust on the Decks.
Also: JAAP BLONK! on D. Blumin
  7:01pm
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The Belock Bot
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dale:

he just started - i love this music in this timeslot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
chresti:

Thanks Ken!
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