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Innovation is a shared experience.
Personally, hearing about this really pisses me off. It also confirms my suspicions as to why I didn't see any key content players at VRLA?

VR and AR have the potential to completely revolutionize the Entertainment Industry and so many other industries as well. But as we know, from experience, any technology the MPAA touches becomes all about IP ownership, and rights.

Sadly, this is not how you kick start an industry. I'm also kind of wondering right now how big the Google Booth will be at this closed "Industry" event?
A new virtual reality event named VR on the Lot has been announced, bringing together the filmmaking industry in October.
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My new squirrel friend Mr. Scragglytail seems to be warming up to me.
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They no longer recommend that you have at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, a number, a hieroglyphic, and the blood of a virgin. Passwords should include all printable characters, including spaces and punctuation, should be UTF-8(international) compatible and should accept emoji(not kidding in the least), should be a minimum of 8 characters(but not a "maximum minimum", you can still require longer passwords) and the maximum should be at least 64 characters.
A lot of password rules are there simply “because we’ve always done it that way.” NIST aims to fix that, and here’s how.
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IWASC has been stating pass-phrases are way more secure for quite a while, because the length is exponentially harder to crack than number/letter/caps combinations.
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New Mall Directory Card in Google Now. This is pretty cool.
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Just received the scan of my head from Luna3D that I got done at VRLA. I have to admit it's just a bit creepy and grotesque. #VRLA   #3DScan  

Thinking of loading this into MAYA and cleaning it up a bit?
https://luna3dstore.com/#ce1282cc82954148876479e0eb3bea74
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Communication is great, but too much communication can become toxic.

Over the years I've seen a number of products that provide message transaction analytics to identify requests versus responses or to identify if you're just filling somebody's buffer and unlikely to receive a timely response and need to walk over and ask that question directly. I remember losing a job once and a "fat bonus", because I didn't realize the manager I was communicating with could only handle emails containing three bullet points. I've learned since then that identifying someone's communication style is the first thing you consider.

What I'm excited about in regards to this article though is the addition of sentiment analysis and predictive analytics based on content-breakdown and scoring. It seems like a potential game-changer? I've also been thinking back to this old DARPA project called Wildfire, it was a desktop integrated AI that would basically watch activities and then time-part user behavior to predict a next activity, then raise an application or document as an intent. Not sure if it actually went any further than a prototype, it was probably way too early to actually be viable?

In regards to viability, what's different now, is that we now have all of the neccessary technologies to actually build a system like this that works. Today, the most valuable resource in the corporate environment is Attention and it's being squandered everyday based on the addition of all of these communication channels (Email, Messaging Clients, Workflow Products, Sneaker-net) being added and filled with messaging and tasks. Agile, Open-office, cube-to-desk exchange and all of these other productivity hacks have been implemented to increase communication, but we've kind of reached a sort of peak-communication situation that's beginning to cause diminishing returns in the case of productivity.

Communication is great, but too much communication can become toxic. What we need are smart messaging systems that can be deployed at the enterprise level and integrated into user workflow to learn how users respond to a message to identify questions like: what is the next action they take after reading that email? How quickly do they reply? How long was the message? What was the subject and topic? Who sent the message? How long was the message?...

As you can see, there are a huge number of questions. AI and Machine Learning solutions are probably the only thing that can actually figure out an answer or something close to it? Based on being able to answer these questions, communication and attention can be managed more efficiently, providing much greater value to the organization and less cognitive dissonance to the individual.
It won't write your email for you, but it'll tell you if you're being boring.
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Mr. Scragglytail #squirrelselfie
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...But then there’s creepier stuff that definitely isn’t submitted voluntarily, such as the number of credit lines you have, whether you’re an investor, what you invest in, whether you carry a balance on your credit card, whether you use coupons, and whether you’re likely to move.

If you’re curious about all the data points Facebook is using to target ads to you, here’s the full list:

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Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realize. As part of the company’s increasingly aggressive advertising operation, Facebook goes to great lengths to track you across the web. The company compiles a list of personal details about every user that includes major life events and general interests. For years, details have been murky about how exactly the social network targets ads—but the company has finally given us a gli...
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Love this spot! It's a sweet little pirate cove that reminds me of the movie Goonies. Going to hang here as long as I can.
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Think? If there was a wall there, this dude would dead.
CLICK HERE TO READ A DETAILED TIMELINE OF THIS INCREDIBLE STORY ___ Two thousand dollars spent on a trip to Mexico, a cab ride, a seedy hotel room, excessive amounts of cocaine, and hooker orgies legitimately saved a man's life. This might be the first time anyone's ever said that. Don't know. Amidst a battle…
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Picked up a tennis racket today at the Goodwill for five bones. Hoping to be a legit tennis player in a few weeks. Wondering if I got a good deal on this racket?
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Grew up surfing in Malibu. Now I live the solid-state life. I'm also an amateur comedian.