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Not actually Fullscreen (it's a modal) but that doesn't take away from this very nice Bootstrap plugin.
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Jasper <3 My Little Guy!
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Very cute what a good looking family
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What a load of crap!  There must be a God because when we calculate the odds based on a formula made up of a long series of wild guesses it seems really unlikely that life could ever have occurred on any planet; including ours?
In The Wall Street Journal, Eric Metaxas writes that the odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?
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yes Stephen it does, who created those formulas? Did they just come into their own? I think not.... nothing so complex and perfect happens without a little help from unseen forces. You can show me how with what you know but you can not properly ever show me how... science observes the physical; right down to the quantum level, yet it truly fails to every clearly state why.... Life is a miracle in motion...
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It's Official!  HTML5 is now a Standard!

Now lets get it fully implemented.
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This is yet another step towards enabling computers to become more aware of us and our feelings.  I wouldn't be surprised if computers quickly became better at reading us than other humans.

As an aside; we're soon going to have single people at home producing movies and other media at a level of quality and sophistication that we currently associate with today's movie studios.  Hollywood is going to have to find new ways to push envelopes to not get lost in the crowd of movie producers soon coming.  

And when I say producing movies; I mean fully cast movies. Philip Seymour Hoffman dying won't stop him from appearing in the next two Hunger Games movies.  With computers we are just getting to the point where we can create fully animated and convincing human beings.  I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't have real time "Total Moving Face Reconstruction" software for the iPad in a couple of years.  

I predict people on the street grabbing video of people in the middle of everyday life and using their features and expressions on characters in their own projects and productions.  I predict famous actors and figures suing film makers for stealing their signature mannerisms, gestures and likenesses, from their movies (although that won't last for long).  Soon anyone will be able to create anything.

But even that is just a start.  Deconstructing one's environment in real time gives one the option of Reconstructing a different one; also in real time.  For instance, with this technology, one can have avatars for people superimposed on one's reality that have all of the real person's gestures and facial movements.

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We present an approach that takes a single video of a person's face and reconstructs a high detail 3D shape for each video frame. We target videos taken under uncontrolled and uncalibrated imaging conditions, such as youtube videos of celebrities. In the heart of this work is a new dense 3D flow ...
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Question to Canadian [Web] Developers:

Do you program with US spelling?  Would you, for instance, create a Table in SQL called "behaviours" or "behaviors"?
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I would always go with the Canadian dictionary unless the target audience was USA only.
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We're at the very beginning of exploring our universe.  I find it so exciting to contemplate how much we have in store for us and our children. 
 
Perspective. On the clearest night you can see about 2500 stars of the septillion that exist.

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This looks like a very interesting documentary on a documentary about The Holocaust. I'd like to know more about why the original documentary was never shown; especially as someone like Alfred Hitchcock worked on it.
Producer Brett Ratner and producer Jane Wells join Morning Joe to discuss the new documentary "Night Will Fall," which tells the story of the making of a documentary about the liberation of Nazi death camps.
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"[Elon Musk] added that there was only a 50 per cent chance of the platform landing being a success on this first attempt."

I LOVE this sort of Adventurous Spirit
SpaceX is planning to land a rocket at Cape Canaveral on Monday. The first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket (shown) will attempt to touch down on a barge after launching a Dragon capsule into space.
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I'm only just this evening realizing the awesomeness of moment.js (and relearning what an utter mess the Javascript Date object is in). 
Format Dates. moment().format('MMMM Do YYYY, h:mm:ss a'); moment().format('dddd'); moment().format("MMM Do YY"); moment().format('YYYY [escaped] YYYY'); moment().format();. Relative Time. moment("20111031", "YYYYMMDD").fromNow(); moment("20120620", "YYYYMMDD").fromNow(); moment().startOf('day').
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I first read this as ' the awesomeness of the moment' --- and thought "what a lovely zen moment" :D then I read it again and realized ahhh yes. The thoughts of a 'tech mind' ;)
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The wings on this Dragon Fly were just too beautiful not to share. I wish I'd had better than my cell phone camera. 
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