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#Ethereum  Proof of Concept 4..

HLL is now called #Serpent . Why? Because it’s basically Python.
Over the last few weeks, we have made a large number of changes to the Ethereum protocol. POC4, introducing a large body of changes made by Gavin Wood and myself, was announced as an informal descr...
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MiP is a two-wheeled robot controllable with hand gestures, and can also be operated by smartphone (iOS & Android), balance while carrying objects, or just explore and react to the environment.

Release:  June 2014
Price:  $100 USD  ($119 includes free shipping in US/Canada)
Size:  130 x 190 x 70mm
Weight:  530g (without battery)
Battery life:  1 hour with 4 AAA batteries
Color: Black or White

http://www.wowwee.com/mip/

http://store.wowwee.com/robots/mip.html
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NAO (previously an exclusive scientific research bot) is now available to the general public and at a very respectable price.

 In the US the price has dropped from $16000 to $7990 (ex tax and shipping) on robotslab.com, and in the UK the price has dropped to £4000 (£4800 inc VAT) at activerobots.com
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Following up on their impressive winged bird, aqua jelly fish, and remote controlled dragonfly, Festo demonstrate once more that "nature is our best engineer, and the finest robots are the ones that mimic it."
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"..porous silicon can generate a good amount of hydrogen just from sunlight,"
Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.
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Even servant droids have dreams of a life more fulfilling..

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"Using [OS]coins rewards the open-source developers with a pre-mined quantity. A TorCoin can be paid to its developers and gateways and by Tor users, achieving consensus via proof-of-bandwidth. We can allocate any scarce network resource this way – i.e., BoxCoin for Storage, CacheCoin for Caching, etc."
 
The Fifth Protocol

Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet.

http://startupboy.com/2014/04/01/the-fifth-protocol/?q=1
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"Nation states that are used to imposing capital controls will face a quandary – ban cryptocurrencies, and live in the technology dustbin. Enable them, and this virus, this religion, this protocol – will enable the free flow of money and language, along with packets, around the globe."
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Stan Winston Studios made robot-FX for Terminator 2, and AI: Artificial Intelligence. Their website shows behind the scenes footage, and explains some of the best tricks in the business.

AI - behind the scenes..

"Damaged mecha outcasts rummage through the pile, looking for replacement parts. The studio designed twelve key mecha characters for the scene — including a security guard mecha that was built from a lifecast of Stan Winston — each of which was realized as either a mechanical puppet or an appliance makeup worn by a performer."

https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/ai-artificial-intelligence-behind-the-scenes-robot

Terminator Salvation - keeping it real..

"For the fourth installment in the Terminator franchise, director McG was determined to strike the same balance between Practical FX and Visual Effects (CGI) that had been so effective in bringing to life the pantheon of iconic cyborg assassins from the first three films."

https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/terminator-salvation-behind-the-scenes-t600-puppet

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https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/tutorials/character-creation-tutorial-metallic-painting-stan-winston-school

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Learn metallic painting secrets from master FX artist Rob Ramsdell (Avatar, Jurassic Park, Terminator 3).
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New Frontiers..

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When a new frontier is opened, the new territory always looks vast, empty, hostile, and unrewarding. It is always dangerous to go there, and almost impossible to live there in loneliness and peril....The explorations require huge investments of both public and private funds, and the returns are always hazardous at first....

It takes an immense effort of imagination for citizens to see beyond these initial difficulties of opening a new frontier. No one would pretend to foresee all the economic, political, social, and cultural changes that will follow in the wake of the first exploratory shots into space, any more than the people in the days of Columbus could foresee the twentieth-century world. But such an effort at prophetic imagination is what is required of us as citizens, so that we will not, like Leif Ericson, leave the making of the future to others.

-- Ralph J. Cordiner, Chairman of G.E., writing in 1961 (source: http://denniswingo.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/cordiner-article-1961.pdf)

Image by the amazing SF artist John Berkey (http://www.socialphy.com/posts/images-pics/14819/Amazing-Fantasy-Artworks-by-John-Berkey_.html)
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Yellow Snow inc. (フリーランス プログラマ)
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Mobile App / Web Programmer (Javascript,Actionscript,HTML5,PHP,SQL) (also.Python,NodeJS,Meteor,WebGL)
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    3D UI coding and design. (Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan)
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We polar bears are nearly extinct on G+. Add me to your rare or endangered "plushie" circle to show your support. ;O)

btw, i'm not into yiffing, much.


Factoid: Polar bears can swim ~220 miles.
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Never swum 220 miles.
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  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
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    Diploma Course in Business Computing.
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Data glasses controlled by eye movements | KurzweilAI
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Eery mushroom cloud over Japan as Mount Sakurajima spews ash plume 5000 metres into the air.

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NZ microcredit scheme likely
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New Zealand looks likely to get a microcredit scheme designed to break the stranglehold of third-tier lenders.

Robotics catching on post-quake
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Young people can see a future in Christchurch and want to be part of the town and the rebuild.

Graphene-based supercapacitor a step closer to commerical reality
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Researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University claim to have developed of a new scalable and cost-effective technique to engineer graphene-bas

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‘Dark ages of spying’: Kim Dotcom lashes out at NZealand surveillance bill
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Tensions between Kim Dotcom and Prime Minister John Key were raised as the pair sparred at a parliamentary committee hearing on the governme

‘Imaginary threats’ justify New Zealand spy bill – Dotcom
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is infringing on basic rights with a new spy bill, MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has claimed. He alleged

Dotcom says Anonymous protest hack of NZ govt websites will backfire
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Hackers disabled several websites of New Zealand's ruling party to protest a new law that would enable the country’s spy agency to snoop on

Chromecast Hugely Popular, Sells Out On Amazon, BestBuy
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Introduced just this Wednesday, Google’s streaming media dongle Chromecast is an immediate hit. The device has sold out on Amazon and BestBu

Comedian Mel Smith dies
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Hugely popular British comedian Mel Smith has died of a heart attack.

Student creates 'RoboCop' helmet
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A real-life RoboCop is one step closer to reality thanks to 23-year-old Australian design student.

Cheaper choice to Google Glass
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GlassUp aims to give customers a less-expensive alternative to Google Glass.

Marijuana's march confounds
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It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from paranoia, to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of "Just