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I especially like the part towards the end, that applies to so much: saving money means nothing to the 1% because they're trying to show that they don't need to do that.
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I'd forgotten about the effects of assuaging the populace (following the Arab Spring) on the prices of oil. I'm glad he reminded me.
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I especially like, "Poetry was transformed from an intermediate-level literacy skill to a medium for self-indulgence." That's my bandwagon-mounting for today.
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We'll do well to remember that politicians can do absolutely nothing to decrease gas prices; but we can, if we collectively use less.
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Don't read the comments on this; they're full of people saying dumb things like, "Yeah, he's bad at writing." What I want to say is this: this demonstrates that prize committees give awards to what they like; Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings as a prose romance, and those generally weren't popular after 1600, even when they're executed at a high level of technical competence. There are lots and lots (and lots) of styles, and they can't all win back-pats from the current coterie. Why do you think Tolkien and Lewis formed the Inklings to begin with?
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I like the Complexo do Alemao video; simple, intelligent design decisions that aren't limited by the seeming unusualness of the solution.
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"We were given no choice but to file suit against one of our largest distributors, Dish Network, because of their surprising move to market a product with the clear goal of violating copyrights and destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the broadcast television ecosystem," Fox said in a statement.

I'm curious, Fox - exactly how is ignoring commercials a copyright violation? Does this mean that going to the kitchen during a break is also a violation?
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This is definitely relevant to the effects of climate change on our continued presence on the round dirtball.
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I can acquiesce to the machine on this one.
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I signed up for the Numenta beta. It looks interesting. I think that a human construction of english grammar is impractical if not impossible through conventional means (There's basically two schools of thinking on this. I'm leaning towards there being a way to create a grammar but not standing on it's own.). I've done work with things similar to Numenta, but I have a feeling that Numenta is more powerful than what I've been working with (feedforward backpropogation neural networks). I've been applying what I can to create Biometric web authentication using the face for basic authentication, and for higher security applications, the iris. I'm hoping to slowly move this project towards identification and it looks like Numenta might be what I'm looking for. Especially when accounting for facial aging, damage, etc...

...I think that I might name this project HAL.... ;)

Also http://www.nlp-class.org/ among others offered there.
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