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and then the knocking began!
tap...tap

tap......tap.............................tap!
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Reminds me of elementary school.
 
These things are getting better. Futures coming. Faster than you think.
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Yeah, they are very lifelike in their movements.
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Can computers understand human language? The answer is, sort of. Computers understand us like we understand a conversation going on in the next room.
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I've released a new customer relationship management (CRM) module for Happy Cyborg. In addition to uploading your personality to the cloud as a Twitter cyborg, you can now keep track of your followers and sort them by their interests. http://www.happycyborg.com/
Happy Cyborg is a web application that learns your personality and acts as you would on Twitter. It starts conversations, follows people based on your interests, and filters tweets to find the ones that you would enjoy reading.
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I just learned that the good folks at National Public Radio mentioned Happy Cyborg on their social media blog!

Happy Cyborg allows you to upload your personality to the cloud in the form of a Twitter cyborg.
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Gotta give credit where credit is due.
 
I love #science!
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Really went out of way to say that, right?
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The claustrum might be the location of consciousness in the brain. It's the thin sheet of neurons right under the neocortex. They think this may be it because they were able turn consciousness off. It's funny how primitive brain science is. It's like kids playing with a car. Does the radio still work if you remove the battery? No?
Could a thin, enigmatic layer of nerve cells be a key component of the networks generating conscious experience?
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It has always been a mystery to me how you can take plastic and get sound out of it. This helps.
 
Vinyl Record Lovers Will Get This

Digital fans may shrug and go - Meh. But vinyl record lovers and collectors will see the flowing peaks and valleys representing sounds as reflections of art. The words "graceful" "ebullience" and "joy" will leap to the mind. Ah, vinyl. Those lush notes, those engulfing sounds, that deep warmth. Most assuredly not digital.

#vinylrecords   #lps   #records   #musiclovers   #vinylcollector  

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Now better knowing those intricate details I see how awfully crude this is, was. So why is it gaining popularity again? The human mind never ceases to wonder me :-)
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Humans laugh a lot. At work, we joke during meetings, and during painful times, we have gallows humor. Children even start playing simple tricks and jokes on their parents at about age four. It must be biologically adaptive to exceed the literal.
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Just watched The Rover. I often don't get vague movies, but I feel I understand this one. Spoiler alert ...





When the guy lost his dog, he lost his last link to the world before the fall. This took away his ability to plan. In this state, he formulated a goal to get back his car. Not because it was a reasonable thing to do, or even a moral thing to do, but because he could formulate no other plan. He couldn't comprehend his new life. His brain decided that some plan, any plan, was better than incomprehension. 
Critics Consensus: Fueled by engaging performances from Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, the tension-filled The Rover overcomes its narrative faults through sheer watchability...
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Fake. He didn't slow down to rubberneck.
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