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Those #puppydogeyes may have worked when we were kids, but it's time to upgrade our weapons...

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Cats control humans : Well, this is not really news. Any cat owner knows this is true. And science has already shown us how the cat's cry is very similar to a human baby's cry. The same demanding vocalization is seen by researchers. Though that is not where it stops. Some of the findings of The Secret Life of Cats undertaken by the BBC folks is amusing if not amazing :)

Article Extract: If you've ever wondered who's in control, you or your cat, it's obvious. It's your cat. Household cats exercise this control with a certain type of urgent-sounding, high-pitched meow. This meow is actually a purr mixed with a high-pitched cry. While people usually think of cat purring as a sign of happiness, some cats make this purr-cry sound when they want to be fed.

Solicitation purring : Previous research has shown similarities between cat cries and human infant cries. McComb suggests that the purr-cry may subtly take advantage of humans' sensitivity to cries they associate with nurturing offspring. Also, including the cry within the purr could make the sound "less harmonic and thus more difficult to habituate to," she said.

Cry within a call : "The embedding of a cry within a call that we normally associate with contentment is quite a subtle means of eliciting a response," said Karen McComb of the University of Sussex. "Solicitation purring is probably more acceptable to humans than overt meowing, which is likely to get cats ejected from the bedroom."

Article Link: http://www.livescience.com/5556-cats-control-humans-study-finds.html

From +Scientific American : http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post/the-manipulative-meow-cats-learn-to-2009-07-13/?id=the-manipulative-meow-cats-learn-to-2009-07-13

From +Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_communication

Research paper : http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2809%2901168-3

Related paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166432807000897

+BBC News  link: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-22567526

Pics courtesy: from main article in +LiveScience on left and from http://goo.gl/cZuqm9 on right.

#cat #science #caturday #vocalizing  
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No matter that #ICANN #TAS is down, no matter that their batching process is convoluted just to bypass California anti-gambling laws aginst allocating valuable resources via random selection; what really gets to me is that the lifeblood of the internet is in the hands of a cartoonishly-evil organization whose CEOs/investors are probably clinking glasses this very moment, congratulating themselves for pulling this off. Yee-ha, boys, enjoy your cash grab.

<http://gigaom.com/2012/01/12/419-yee-ha-domain-name-cash-grab-officially-under-way/>
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Assuming Google is not one of those the #Dilbert esque workplaces (and I fervently hope it's not) and its #Glass team did not just find out about #AndroidWear today, I would expect to see some real convergence between all these SDKs with universal notifications accessible from any Google medium.
 
Just illustrating what many people have noted already, even if Google so far was careful not to mention Google Glass and Android Wear in the same sentence ;)

#androidwear   #mirrorapi   #glass  

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+Rob Zimmerman Well, I'm not old enough to have a credit card and that means almost none of my data is tied to any platform. And API standardization is too much to ask for, so apps and their data's portability is in the hands of the individual developers.
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Screen record does not work when summoned via Pie. It does work through the power menu, though (albeit with the side-effect of causing the phone to lag a lot, although that probably can't be helped).

_ Nightly build on Feb 25 for GT-N7000_
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+Matt Bloomfield Can you confirm this?
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I hate wires. If you've ever had to hide a set-up with a reasonable amount of components*, you'll know that this is harder than making a printer work (as there you can always just install Linux and have it work out of the box).

* "But why would you — master of your domain (no pun intended; despite having grappled with Windows networking via Samba) — feel the need do that?" you may ask. Well, there are these things called roommates that don't take kindly to an enormous swath of wires that must never be touched (now imagine that!).
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Assuming Google is not one of those the #Dilbert esque workplaces (and I fervently hope it's not) and its #Glass team did not just find out about #AndroidWear today, I would expect to see some real convergence between all these SDKs with universal notifications accessible from any Google medium.
 
Just illustrating what many people have noted already, even if Google so far was careful not to mention Google Glass and Android Wear in the same sentence ;)

#androidwear   #mirrorapi   #glass  

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+Matt Bloomfield I can't trigger Pie with the stylus on my Galaxy Note. Think you could do something about it for the GT-N7000?
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Tabbed mode in DSP manager still has blue JellyBean highlights. Inconsistent with the rest of KitKat's seamless white color scheme.
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you can change dsp's color theme by going into settings..
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What? That wasn't descriptive enough?  Well, here are some words that might actually help: a self-confessed techno-geek in the making, I adore:-

  • The Internet
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Oh, and don't forget to check out my blog, The Rantosphere. The title is meant to be a portmanteau of Ranting and The Blogosphere.

But don't worry, most of my posts are actually interesting, if a bit on the incoherent rambling side. I blog about:-

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and anything else awesome enough to talk about.

You can also view my blog on WordPress, if you like. Both are updated at the same time, courtesy of IFTTT, but Blogger remains my favorite :)

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