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Well that snuck up on me. I'll get my uke out tonight after work and partake though.
World Play Your Ukulele Day. Feb 2. Changing the world 4 strings at a time. On Feb 2 every year is "World Play Your Ukulele Day". On this day take some time and; Play your ukulele; Share your ukulele; Teach someone how to play the ukulele. Ukulele resources. Phoenix Ukulele on Facebook ...
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Doesn't get much more Windsor than this. 
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Nice photo :). Funny how a landmark in another country is quintessentially Windsor.
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+Coursera's course recommender recommended a course on recommender systems for me. Not a bad recommendation at all.
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Penetanguishene has a home for people with dementia modeled after the Dutch one. Surprised me to hear about it today on the SYSK podcast http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/how-dementia-works/ .
A Dutch village lives in what seems like The Truman Show. Few residents realize it's a care home for people with severe dementia. Similar facilities are springing up around the world. But, some are concerned these dementia villages are tricking patients into believing a false reality.
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Awesome idea and a nice result. I wish they'd recorded more. The scale of the solar system really is impossible to get across on any normal-sized medium.
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That's some nice looking AR
 
Augmented reality is coming.
sooner than you think.
and its going to be awesome.
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In case you too were wondering how your blood vessels work. You'll have to listen fast to keep up with this guy though.
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But Zero Punctuation is a whole different category.
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From the recesses of my brain to your ears. Do yourself a favour and just put this on repeat for the rest of the day.
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Back in August we went to the used book store in San Jose. I picked up a book on knot theory from 1994. Today I finished reading it (and this was really casual reading - glazing over the parts that are too hard and skipping all the exercises). The book was full of "Unsolved problems" and references to recent papers from the late 80s and early 90s. I resisted the urge to look any of it up.

So here's the really cool part. Since I knew next to nothing about topology this was mostly new to me. I may as well have read it back in 1994.

And now? This afternoon I get to travel 21 years into the future!

Imagine looking at the state of the art in a field of your choice then literally seeing the future of what happens next. If you want to do the same, the book I read was by Colin C. Adams called "The Knot Book". Or just go peruse an unfamiliar section at your local library or used book store.
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Did you keep the piece of rope handy for the whole book?
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Cool experiment. Also reminds me of something from the movie Her.
Chameleonmask is a telepresence system that shows a remote user's face on the other user's face. While most telepresence systems have been designed to provide a remote user's existence with a teleo...
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