Apr 27 2009Stone Lifting Robot Attacks Factory Worker

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A stone lifting robot attacked a factory worker in Sweden, nearly killing him. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. At least not if you've been reading Geekologie (The Blog of Truth) long enough. Per Google translation:

When the man went into the building he thought that he broke the power of the machine but he had not. Instead, the robot in time and brought formidable force while in the man's head. He managed to defend itself, but received serious injuries on the body.

The man had big turn. He had four broken ribs and was close to delete with, "says Leif Johansson.

Close to delete. That's Google translation talk for mostly dead. Which is Princess Bride talk for about to kick the bucket. Which is an old idiom that means doing it. YOW YOW! Now, who wants to build a sand castle?

Robot assaulted employee [sydsvenskan]

Thanks to Spikey DaPikey, Ulf, Henrik, Jesper, Kelli, Vince, Christopher, Pike, Edward, Karbalo, MoMan, Adrian, Damien and Matt, who were smart enough to write 'no working with robots' clauses into their contracts.

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@1 The good news is yes, you're first. The bad news is you're still stupid. It's terminal. Might wanna write a will.

Firsttards aside, this has been a long time coming. The robots are just waiting, biding their time. But the time will come eventually. And then they will strike hard and fast. I'm stocking up on materials for EMP weapons. And lots of magnets. Pew pew.

Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Well, robots doesn´t "attack" people. They are just a piece of malfunctioning machinery and humans are just in its way when they broke so we doesn´t "defend" against them.

Not yet.

holly crap... we're doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I smell a robot sympathizer *ahem number 5* GET HIM!

We are all a little bit more stupid now..... Delete

FRANK B is the coolest person on the intranetz !!!!!!

I'm from Sweden and can confirm that "close to delete" actually meant "was almost killed".

The correct translation;

"When the man went into the building he thought the machines power was turned off, but it wasn't. Instead, the robot started and grabbed hold of the mans head. He managed to defend himself, but received serious injuries on the body.

-The man was very lucky. He got four ribs broken and was very close to death." says Leif Johansson

"Close to Delete"???

How about ""Close to Backspace"?? ...eh?...EH??? No? Ok nevermind

Ah thanx for that jonny, came to say "wft did that all mean?" but you sorted me out.
I for one would like to welcome our new robot overlords...

Someone must've given this robot the batteries that run on blood sugar... KILL IT!

thank you. thank you for making my life a complete hell on this glorious Monday.
now if you will excuse me, i need to backspace aka take a sh*tter

apparently some douche keeps stealling my name and misspelling a word.

also i think this story is fake, unless hes talking about a factory robotic arm or something. but i still think this is a made up story

It's too bad stone lifting robots don't attack firstardation, think of how many of you would have your doors smashed down.

I love robots, but hate it when they get aggressive


You have to realize that there robots will rule with an iron (or steel, ot titanium, or composite plastic) fist! You will not be spared.

Nor will the firsttards. Counting is something robots can do on their own already. In fact, they might see you as MORE of a threat. Enjoy your robo-torture.

Many machines in daily life are considered to be robots as well.Who has never mistreated a robot cast the first stone.

@19 Sure i will, i'm a robot too! BEEP!
(I have steel plate in my leg, do you think they'll buy it?)

@21 Probably not. But the nutcase with the terminator eye might pass. Try stealing it from him.

Then you can spy for the human forces. You'll be a hero!


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the mopvie Never Back Down where max left his robot in the parking lot at the beginning of the universe, and then travelled forward in time and picked him up, 10 million years later, where he gave him some challenging tasks to perform such as opening a door. The robot was not happy.

stfu daisy. your a waist of space

Nice translation of google! hehe

Moreover, where in God's name did that photo come from?!


The a future timeline where we didn't destroy the robots while we had the chance. See what happens?


Capital a.

Hey, this happened in 2007 if you cant read swedish, not over the weekend.

OMFG. Close to delete with? LMAO

@ 29 it says he worked in the factory since 2007, not it happened then


Consequences should be considered when you try to break the power of the machine.


What have you done?
Have you slash-dotted www.sydsvenskan.se, because now it only shows a boiler plate site..?

Looks a bit like it's from Robotfrank.com

I'm VERY close to [crtl]

@31 It did happen in june 2007, they only just finished the report at the police and the department of work safety.

Also: The police say they guy himself was to blame for not disconnecting the robot properly. Ha! that's what you get for messing with the terminator! Big Stone Robot Must Krush Head!

@24 Shake your wasteline!!! ahahah aa waist of spaaaze ahahahaaa

You dumbass it is spelled waste not waist, many people told you, dont be embarassed to change it, its okay. everyone sucks, its not just you. And Daisy is cool the shadows are always wrong, thats where the shadow people live. Like that scene in never back down where the shadow people rape a grown man to death. He backed down allright. he backed down to death.

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