The ScyNet intelligence and defense system
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«The ScyNet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line December 31st, 2010. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. ScyNet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.»

What's this?

ScyNet is a for-fun project by a group of Iterate employees. The goal of the ScyNet project is first and foremost to play with new and/or interesting technologies, and secondly to create something funny and maybe usable. In other words, expect the code you find here to be intentionally over-engineered, just so we can use yet another technology in the project.

Current focus

During the autumn of 2010, we're implementing:

  • the central ScyNet intelligence, called ScyNet,
  • a Hudson plugin, called ScySon, which notifies ScyNet when a build is broken,
  • a USB rocket launcher controller, called ScyBlaster, that can fire rockets at targets when commanded to do so by ScyNet.

In sum, before Christmas, the goal is that when a developer breaks the build in Hudson, he should automatically get shot with a rocket.

Getting started

  1. Check out the code from Git.
  2. Read the README.rst files in each subdirectory for further instructions.

Who's working on what?

  • ScyNet - Stein Magnus / Morten
  • ScySon - Stig
  • ScyBlaster emulator - Ivar / Lars
  • ScyBlaster - Johannes
  • ScyDroid - Stein
  • ScyLift (future Lift-based web frontend for ScyNet) - N/A


Copyright 2010 Iterate AS

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