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Pirated a piece of a Liberace movie dream sequence my wife Laurie Cowden danced in at the Hollywood Bowl. ( off a Sony Beta tape )
She is so dreamy.... heart emoticon
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Hey I made it in one shot!
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Okay, I am in!
 
Robot Master Chef Cooks 2,000 Recipes, Cleans Up, Does the Dishes

Would you buy it?

More at: http://www.industrytap.com/robot-master-chef-cooks-2000-recipes-cleans-dishes/28765
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So? Living in the Matrix is not a bad thing!
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You may be bits on a colossal hard drive

"Yes, it sounds more than a little insane. The 3D nature of our world is as fundamental to our sense of reality as the fact that time runs forward. And yet some researchers believe that contradictions between Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum mechanics might be reconciled if every three-dimensional object we know and cherish is a projection of tiny, subatomic bytes of information stored in a two-dimensional Flatland."
If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.
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+Kevin Kelly shares his own photos of Katmandu to help us appreciate what was lost.
 
Katmandu was an intensely ornate city that is easily damaged. The carvings, details, public spaces were glorious. My heart goes out to its citizens who suffer with their city. As you can see from these images I took in 1976, the medieval town has been delicate for decades. Loosely stacked bricks are everywhere. One can also see what splendid art has been lost. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings. 

If you look carefully you may notice something unusual about these photos. They show no cars, pedicabs, or even bicycles. At the time I took these images, Katmandu was an entirely pedestrian city. Everyone walked everywhere. Part of why I loved it. That has not been true for decades, so this is something else that was lost long ago. Also missing back then was signage. There are few signs for stores, or the typical wordage you would see in any urban landscape today. Katmandu today is much more modern, much more livable, or at least it was. 

Blessings on you, Katmandu!
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Robot, by Jim Henson #Robotics
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/04/20/robot-by-jim-henson-robotics/

Uploaded from the AT&T Archives – Robot, by Jim Henson.

Jim Henson made this film in 1963 for The Bell System. Specifically, it was made for an elite seminar given for business owners, on the then-brand-new topic — Data Communications. The seminar itself involved a lot of films and multimedia presentations, and took place in Chicago. A lengthy description of the planning of the Bell Data Communications Seminar — sans a mention of the Henson involvement — is on the blog of Inpro co-founder Jack Byrne. It later was renamed the Bell Business Communications Seminar.

The organizers of the seminar, Inpro, actually set the tone for the film in a three-page memo from one of Inpro’s principals, Ted Mills to Henson. Mills outlined the nascent, but growing relationship between man and machine: a relationship not without tension and resentment: “He [the robot] is sure that All Men Basically Want to Play Golf, and not run businesses — if he can do it better.” (Mills also later designed the ride for the Bell System at the 1964 World’s Fair.) Henson’s execution is not only true to Mills’ vision, but he also puts his own unique, irreverent spin on the material.

The robot narrator used in this film had previously starred in a skit for a food fair in Germany (video is silent), in 1961. It also may be the same robot that appeared on the Mike Douglas Show in 1966. Henson created a different — but similar — robot for the SKF Industries pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair.

Read more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/04/20/robot-by-jim-henson-robotics/
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Dusting off the phonograph after so many years. I need a preamp before I can connect it to my "modern" 7 speaker digital system.
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I have 3 Chumby's I must dig out!
Anantha Narayan originally shared to delabs Technologies:
 
Chumby the Web App Radio is back !! -  http://www.chumby.com/

Chumby to SmartPhones - Chumby Mini Embedded Computer
http://www.delabs.org/product-design/chumby-to-smartphones

Return of iGoogle
Now i am Optimistic iGoogle will Resurrect as a Tab on Google Plus ......
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Draw a map of the internet as you see it. I've collected 200 plus maps so far. Where's yours? http://www.businessinsider.com/internet-mapping-project-2015-4
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Oh ohhhh....
 
I think I'm getting over my Apple addiction. The clasp opened when I was taking my hand out of my pants pocket. Apple wants $229 to fix a $350 watch. What a screw. 
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Kentkb aka Kent K. Barnes.
Husband , Father and Grandfather.
Tinkerer and Maker . Life long curiosity in how things work.
 Tech bon vivant.
 Favorite toy as a kid: a brass and steel wind up alarm clock that was torn down to nuts and bolts and rebuilt for fun.
 Grandfather had the only hardware store in town, Kellers Hardware. As I was growing up. I was fascinated by how you could connect everything in the store into new combinations.
His delivery boy? Dave Brubeck! Really....
First motorcycle was built from several bikes and bored out to a whopping 90cc so a Volkswagen piston would fit.
 Air Force and Air Force Reserve for 6 years. Crew Chef for flight-line maintenance of the C5a and other aircraft including B52H and Nixon's Air Force 1 to China.
 Retired Union Stagehand, Stage Technician for the Prop Department at the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Movies and Television filming in Northern California. 
 Maker Faire Bay Area Live Blogger.
Founding member, Game of Drones.
Hobbies include: Photography, Robotics, Kite building, RC Slope soaring airplanes, Quad copter/Drone fighting, mining eWaste for usable hardware.
Flea Marketer.


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Married to a Ballerina, who cooks, and for some reason loves me.
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Stage Technician, Maker, Union Man IATSE lo. #16,
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    Stage Technician, Maker, Union Man IATSE lo. #16,, present
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We went the first day K's was open. ( look for our $2 bill we gave them for Good Luck! ) Really wonderful Japanese/Chinese/Korean/ and California fusion of ingredients and flavors. Foe Gras too. Generous portions and a very friendly staff.Thrilled to have within walking distance from our Foggy Cottage. Yummy+ rating.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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