My Pet Crow - Proof that welfare causes laziness

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Mindgrinder, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017 here's the story.
    I was BBQ'ing a few weeks back and noticed a real small crow standing on the wood chip pile at the base of our monster Douglas Fir tree... he was just chilling for the whole time I was burning inch thick steaks....
    When I went up to shoo him off - he didn't budge....i realized it was a baby who fell out of the nest. this kind of my family...we defer to my crazy Indian mother.
    She scooped it up and fed it wet dog food, worms from the garden etc until it was strong enough to fly. won't go away and be friends with the local crows....
    It's dependent on WELFARE dog food and filtered water.

    **CAUTION** Racist Indian mom named the bird "Spirit" - my brothers call it a "Nigger pigeon". It's A JOKE...for all u race baiters and political correctness freaks - relax. We got lots of black and brown friends....this is Canada.

    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
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  2. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Uploaded on Nov 17, 2007

    "The goal of this project is to create a device that will autonomously train crows. Initially we're training them to deposit dropped coins they find on the ground in exchange for peanuts, but eventually we hope to be able to train them to search and rescue, or to collect garbage, or who knows!" --

    The Official Crow Box Kit

    The Crow Box is a device designed to autonomously train crows. So far we’ve trained captive crows to deposit dropped coins they find on the ground in exchange for peanuts. The next step is to try it with wild crows and see if we can get them to learn to use the box, then to optimize the training system for them, and then to see how quickly they can learn it from each other.

    That's where you come in. Different crows learn at different speeds and in different ways, and the only way to figure out the best way to teach them is experimentation. The more people trying different things the faster we'll all figure out how to work cooperatively with crows.

    Once we’ve got the system optimized for teaching coin collection we can move to seeing how flexibly they can learn *other* tasks, like collecting garbage, sorting through discarded electronics, or maybe even search and rescue. Crows continue to amaze us with their abilities, so who knows?
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I just figured out my retirement plan!!! [beer] :5s:
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  7. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    And humans are no different from that crow. Feed us and we will keep coming back to the trough for more.
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