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Scott Driscoll
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So wish I lived in UT! http://echoba.se/we-stepped-into-the-void-the-worlds-first-virtual-reality-theme-park/

" We saw a prototype vest with 10 haptic feedback speakers front and back that literally hit you in the chest when you are shot or attacked by an enemy in a game."

"Tim totally stepped over the digital alien that was non-existent in real life though. It was funny to see."
Jake and I were invited to check out the world's first virtual reality theme park, The Void, and I'm happy to report that it is truly amazing. We can't wait to go back.
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My mind is blown! That's crazy.
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My first 3d print :) soap dish idea friend had to keep soap drier. Drew in sketchup, took 3hr to print
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a friend has a chinese 3D printer. it can do about 6x9". 
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Love this. I'm hoping to someday see a laptop performer that is as fun to watch as a real drummer. I want to see what's triggering the sounds, beyond the play button. I want a performance, not a playback.
Called the XOXX Composer, the machine transforms digital processes like looping, sequencing and sampling into a more tangible act.
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At bitcoinconsumerfair.com buying from food truck with bitcoin, and getting money from an atm :) gave a bitcoin primer earlier and now learning about atms from #AaronWilliams 
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Augur.net presentation by Jack Peterson for Atlanta Bitcoin meetup
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http://www.radiolab.org/story/darkode/ For this grandmother, figuring out how to pay with bitcoin was worse than the ransomware itself. It's a pretty funny story as much as a sad one. Speaks to the challenges of both usability and anonymity. #bitcoin
We shine a light into the dark ;corners of the internet to see the world from the perspective ;of both cyber crime victims and perpetrators.
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Neat bitcoin technology application: "wisdom of the crowds" decentralized prediction market. Apparently when you average people's guesses about an outcome, and they have a stake in making that prediction right, the average is usually pretty good, whether it be for jelly beans in a jar or a lost submarine: http://wisdomofcrowds.blogspot.com/2009/12/introduction-part-v.html

I'm still a little foggy on why the decentralized part matters,... I guess it comes down to trust. For the same reason you don't want a government or bank holding the ledger in Bitcoin, you probably don't want a single entity controlling a prediction result or compensation--too much incentive to tweak the results for personal gain.
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Not only that personal incentive to cheat, but as a single, centralized source, it is highly vulnerable to hacking or spying, by criminals, Gov, etc.
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The intersection of human and machine... algorithms seeded with human taste + more fun to look at than a laptop :)
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So you have build your band, Genius!
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local friend making bitcoin t-shirts with more than a B coin :)
http://bloctopus.com/
Bloctopus. We are the first blockchain inspired and branded apparel company. We offer bitcoin and cryptocurrency related t-shirts and handmade items.
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Thanks for the shout out Scott, new shirts coming soon!
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How does the evolution algorithm not just end up copying the "good" reference melodies? How does it compare the machine output to the reference to decide if it's good? An exact match? Same pitches? Same timing?

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"When I pet my cat, and then touch her on the nose, I get a little shock. Sometimes, when she walks up to something, her nose sparks and she jumps back and puffs out. I was wondering how I might go about measuring the capacitance of my cat.

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For purrfect results there should be minimal paws between first and second iterations of 2.3.4.

Select cap - say 100 pF.
Discharge cap (short)
Connect one end of cap to ground - one end of cap to cat.
.... ( How "to cat" is achieved is left as an exercise for the reader.)
.... (Cap and cat are now at same purrtential)
Disconnect cap from cat
Measure Vcap
repeat 2. 3. 4.
Compare readings.
Repeat with higher and lower caps. Aim is range where V1 / V2 is usefully high - say about 2:1.
When I pet my cat, and then touch her on the nose, I get a little shock. Sometimes, when she walks up to something, her nose sparks and she jumps back and puffs out. I was wondering how I might go ...
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Somebody should publish the results, this sounds like great Ig Nobel material. 

Capacitance doesn't seem the right measurement though, you want to measure the capacity of a cat to collect static charge. Not the same thing. (One of the StackExchange answers points this out too)

One time when I was a kid, I was jumping on a trampoline with my socks on, and my cat jumped up on the metal frame. I reached out to pat her on the head, and a blue spark an inch wide jumped across to her nose with a loud cracking noise. I had never seen her run so fast, and she wouldn't come near me for days. So I can verify, at least qualitatively, that a cat's capacity for dissipating static charge is enormous when the cat is properly grounded.
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Software / Electrical Engineer, Video Maker
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software, unity, VR, electrical engineering, video production
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  • Foundry45
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    Virtual Reality Developer
  • EquipCodes
    Lead Developer
    Augmented Reality, iPhone, Android, Cloud & Mobile Technology, Electrical & Mechanical Design
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engineer, video maker, currently into bitcoin and virtual reality
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software / electrical engineer, video maker. Interested in Bitcoin & Virtual Reality. Past projects, resume & contact: ScottDriscoll.me I work at Foundry45.com
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6M views on CuriousInventor YouTube channel
Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Music Technology, 2005 - 2007
    Music Cognition and Perception, Music Technology History
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Mechanical Engineering, 2003 - 2005
    Controls, Dynamics, Analysis (math),
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
    Computer Science, Robotics, lots of electrical class, and all the required mechanical ones :)
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