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Srikanth Bandaru
Geek | Striving to make things
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I strongly suggest you all to watch the film
This is the first time to here about "micro expressions"
Thanq +Tom Anderson
Watch this clip before reading. Warning: If you're at work, be careful. If you focus and pay attention to this clip, I'm pretty sure you're going to have a few tears rolling down your face by the end.

I mentioned meeting +Trey Ratcliff in a post a few days ago: We talked about many subjects (I think our conversation ran about 10.5 hours). One topic that came up was "micro expressions" -- extremely brief facial expressions (lasting as little as 1/25th of a second). An expression that brief could actually be missed by standard 30 frame per second (fps) film. At 30 fps, you may be missing key signifiers & moments from your favorite actors, because the technology is not sufficient to capture the full range of human motion (and thus e-motion). Interesting if you think about it.

Trey theorized that this was the reason why human interaction is where we experience the most powerful emotions. I'm sure you can think of 10 other reasons why interacting with each other is more emotive than watching movies (though the reasons might be more what we'd want to believe than what may be "true"). But that said, I immediately thought the "opposite": that some of my most powerful emotional memories were from watching films, and not from interactions in person.

Is this because an animator can overcome the technology hurdle that hides "micro expressions"? That the animator can make sure we read the range of emotion in their characters by simply insuring they're on the screen for us to see? I don't think so, but it's interesting to think about.

For me, I think animations can be so powerful for the same reason we can be so emotionally affected by animals. It's hard to be cynical about an animal. We assume their souls are pure. When I empathize with an animated character that's portrayed as good, I think my mind adopts this anti-cynical approach. Since the animated character is not human, somehow the character becomes "more" human. The character is idealized and his motives seem entirely pure. There's no part of me that doubts his sincerity, or integrity. This is really hard to do with live action actors, or in real life. There may always be a little bit of "doubt" in the viewer.

This, I'd submit, is why these 4 minutes from Up is one of the most powerful moments in film I've ever seen. If you filmed this segment with human actors, the idealized, pure portrait of the characters love would be sullied by what we humans really are: self-interested, complicated, and sometimes not so nice.

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It doesn't involve e-mail, maps, real-time results or social networking. It's just a simple and straightforward search engine.
I hav became a fan of it :)

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S&P's downgraded Goog's target stock price in 12 months from $700 to $500
Google shares closed at $539 Tuesday, dropping 3.3%.

Due to the downgrade of credit rating of USA by S&P's Dowjones is suffering a lot already... :(
And this increases much pressure negatively on it.

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people will make fun out of it at the place I live
For shy geeks out there who want to make new friends, I've noticed two occasions when other people are more likely to notice you or say hello:
1. When a camera crew is following you around. But camera crews are probably expensive to rent, so consider:
2. Carrying around a large stuffed Panda bear. +Danny Sullivan sent me home from a search conference with a big Panda bear, and both men and women struck up a lot of conversations with me. Some of the comments I got:
"He looks alive!"
"Is that your best friend?" (From a jealous guy.)
"Cool bear!"
"Is he yours?"

I also met a nice search engine optimizer from Kansas City who was walking by; she said she might not have said hello except she saw the Panda bear.

The moral of the story is: when you want to meet new people, carry a large stuffed animal around with you that day.

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Won't this downgrade the reputation of Facebook...?

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What do u guys think..?
Its gonna help u or not.?

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Social networking high school :-)

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I wanna be that sponge bob

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Take a look at these Google+ demographics. They show that 60% of G+ users are engineers/developers.
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