Archive for March, 2011

Quote of the Day

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If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. via

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Posted: March 21st, 2011
at 2:43pm by mnp


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Tremendous Finish

The announcer makes it all worthwhile…

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Posted: March 21st, 2011
at 2:23pm by mnp


Categories: too good to be true,games

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Anthropomorphic Talking Robot

Ninjas have made made a real talking robot that sounds like a human…

We developed WT-7RII(Waseda Talker No. 7 Refined II) in 2009, which have human-like speech production mechanism. WT-7RII are consisted of the mechanical models of the lung, the vocal cords, the tongue, the jaw, the palate, the velum, the nasal cavity and the lips. These mechanical models are designed based on human and they have same size as adult male of human to have similar acoustic characters. The mechanism have 1 DOF(Degrees Of Freedom) in the lungs, 5 DOF in the vocal cord model, 1 DOF in the jaw model, 7 DOF in the tongue model, 1 DOF in the velum model and 5 DOF in the lips model: the total DOF is 20.

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Posted: March 21st, 2011
at 11:48am by mnp


Categories: robots,science,development

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My Ninja, Please!: 3.21.11 : Gay Cure App

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This is just kind of acceptable, if we were here half a century ago!

Exodus International’s "ex-gay" app deserves to be pulled from iTunes as well. "Conversion therapy" has been universally condemned by every major medical and scientific organization around the world. The American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, and American Counseling Association have all rejected "ex-gay" therapy, saying that it results in catastrophic damage to the mental health of its victims. (Source)

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Posted: March 21st, 2011
at 11:41am by mnp


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AT&T Buys T-Mobile

Will this mean less competition for other carriers? With AT&T’s reputation already sliding, there are companies like Cricket, who could be soon fending off iPhone owners if there is a breakup…

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Posted: March 21st, 2011
at 11:12am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,cell phones,business

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How Do LCDs Work?

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Posted: March 20th, 2011
at 9:12pm by mnp


Categories: computers,design

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Cat Fail

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Posted: March 20th, 2011
at 11:12am by mnp


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Who is the Best Tennis Player Ever?

For the complete list click here.

Fans may think of Jimmy Connors as an "old school" tennis player, but according to a new ranking system developed by a Northwestern University researcher, Connors is best player in the history of the game.

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Posted: March 19th, 2011
at 7:02pm by mnp


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Is there Really a Tech Bubble?

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Daniel Ayele:

For example, if you were to take five people and individually ask them their opinion of the future of a sector they would likely give you their honest opinions (and their predictions would probably be quite reasonable). However, if you place them in a room together and ask the group for their expectations of the future of a sector, if a bubble were occurring you’d see that the average prediction for the group together was actually higher than the average of each individual’s opinion.

In most bubbles, this type of behavior tends to manifest itself as a fear of being left out or left behind. This feeling, when our expectations of the future become overly dependent upon each other’s perceptions of the future and result in a collective view that is more optimistic than each of our independent views, is arguably what leads to bubble-like behavior. I believe that this can be used as a pretty good indicator for judging if a bubble exists. (Source)

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Posted: March 19th, 2011
at 6:49pm by mnp


Categories: web,business,development

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