BC Hydro Power : Ridiculous Lights [video]
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Cadbury Fingers : Good Times Ad
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Lady Gaga performs with Yoko Ono
Dogs Can Be Optimistic or Pessimistic
A study has found that some dogs are natural gloom-mongers while others have sunnier dispositions. (optimists or pessimists)</p>
via Yahoo! News.
When It Drops
A nice website that will help you track new releasees whether it would be movies, books music, DVDs or even games.
Douglas Rushkoff: Program or be Programmed
Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands For A Digital Age is a new book by Douglas Rushkoff published by OR Books where Douglas presents his guidelines for humanity’s role in the future of technology.
The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: it’s here; it’s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.” In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, Rushkoff provides cyberenthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.
In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.
via Laughing Squid.
Facebook Like and Tweet Plugins for Wordpress
Wonderful plugins by Ahmed:
Just installed and operational. I just need people to use them...
NELL Learns to Read the Web
NELL (Never-Ending Language Learning) is a system developed at Carnegie Mellon which is taught to "learn" the web. I guess this is a successful project, something which I had worked on several years back with the idea that everything is related to everything else. Here is what they say about themselves:
Project Overview: To build a never-ending machine learning system that acquires the ability to extract structured information from unstructured web pages. If successful, this will result in a knowledge base (i.e., a relational database) of structured information that mirrors the content of the Web.
Their goal is to construct a knowledge base or relational data. I wonder what use it could be without a parser... Stay tuned, might be the next big thing.
You can also follow the machine twitter... @cmunell.
Stella Artois Commercial by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
"She is a thing of beauty."