Computer for one?

Answering the question no one really asked

22 Apr

SCIENCE...FOR HER!

meganamram:

What’s up, everyone! How have you been? Did we ever find the plane?

With that, I am overjoyed to announce that my book SCIENCE…FOR HER! comes out NOVEMBER 4, 2014, published by Scribner.

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Science…For Her! is a science textbook written by a lady (me) for other ladies (you, the Spice…

18 Apr
You could go to any Levellers concert and stand in the middle and shout, ‘Jeremy!’, and 75% of the audience would turn round.

The 30 Harshest Musician-on-Musician Insults in History – Flavorwire

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17 Apr

Muppet Movie 1979 camera test: The banter is so hilariously improvised. (by Brian Powell)
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD WATCH ALL OF THIS FROM BEGINNING TO END BECAUSE IT IS GREAT

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09 Apr

Bronson dance scene. (by papadaddy79)
This is such a great scene

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01 Apr

On the subject of being an English major

thesnug:


I think this sums it up nicely.

30 Mar

I’ve now had Netflix for about 3 months. I’m going to try and write a little something about most of the stuff on my “recently watched” list

  • 30 Rock: Such confidence cleverly disguised as self-denigrating humor
  • Days of Heaven-Of course it take Malick a thousand years to make another one, it must take forever to acquire the perfect shot of a locust in the light of the barn in the first place. Everything is so fucking beautiful it hurts. Also: THAT MUSIC!!!!!
  • Dredd: If you thought Sin City was too prude and too much character development, this is the movie for you!
  • Peep Show: A horrifying glimpse into the mind of every smart dude you meet in his 30s who still hasn’t *quite* gotten it together
  • Restrepo: Yay! We saved Afghanistan!
  • The Central Park Five: False confession is horrifying but so are the cops
  • The Act of Killing: Oddly enough, it wasn’t the reenactment of murders or the blase from the killers that was so chilling, it was these weird little scenes in the beginning of shakedowns.
  • Hot Rod: Does Andy Samberg’s charm have no end? Yes, it does, and it’s about 35 minutes. 
  • Cutie and the Boxer: My god, it sucks to be a woman in the art world
  • 13 Assassins: FUCKING HOLY FUCK LET’S FUCK SOME SHIT UP
  • Upstream Color: There’s like a pride in being so incomprehensible that I just don’t get
  • Primer: Realistic time travel breaks down to a physics lesson
  • Imposter: let’s tone down our conspiracy theories a bit
  • Mary and Max: Who knew claymation could be just as disturbing as anything else
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29 Mar

One sentence review of Shae Carruth based on Primer and Upstream Color

It’s exciting how boring he is!

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25 Mar
In a study released Friday (paywall) in the journal Current Biology, researchers asked 170 subjects whether the expressions of pain shown on faces in a series of videos were real or faked. They found that the humans’ collective empathetic ability was about the same as a coin flip—they read the expressions correctly only 50% of the time. Even after researchers trained the subjects to read the subtle, involuntary muscle triggers that experts use to tell when an emotion is being faked, they were only right 55% of the time.

With the same footage, the computer program could see which people were in real pain 85% of the time. “This is one of the first examples of computers being better than people at a perceptual process,” researcher Marian Bartlett told Wired.

Your phone will read people’s emotions better than you ever could - Quartz
i should get a better phone.

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21 Mar my computer is clearly not that smart. also, when did i sign up for alerts from The Catholic League?

my computer is clearly not that smart. also, when did i sign up for alerts from The Catholic League?

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18 Mar
Funny enough, the Irish didn’t learn to love corned beef until coming to America, where they picked up the taste from their Jewish neighbors in the urban melting pot of New York City.

The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick’s Day : The Salt : NPR
And we didn’t learn to love writing horrifically sad tales of woe until we hooked up with the Irish so, win win!

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