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Human emotions mapped for the first time, shows where we feel love, fear, and shame

Researchers in Finland have compiled the first authoritative atlas of “body maps” that detail where we feel emotions. We can now clearly see that happiness actually makes us feel tingly all over, that sadness is felt in the heart, and that depression is characterized by an all-over numbness. It would seem that idioms such as a chest puffed with pride, or cold feet, are very much seated in physiological reality.

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Scris de pe 03/01/2014 în Uncategorized

 

Google acquires Boston Dynamics and seven other robotics companies: Next stop, Judgment Day

Google, the search engine and advertising company, has acquired Boston Dynamics — the robotics and engineering company famous for the creation of some of the world’s most advanced robots, including BigDog, Cheetah, Petman, and Atlas. This brings Google’s total number of robot-related acquisitions to eight, and the company now has teams of robotics experts in California and Japan. As we’ve previously reported, Google’s robots efforts will be led by Andy Rubin, who was formerly in-charge of Android. It is clear that Google is seriously — and rather suddenly — interested in robots. What isn’t clear, though, is why. Is Google planning some kind of synergistic and masterful play to integrate its AI and machine learning software algorithms with humanoid helper robots? Is this the start of a story that ultimately leads to the technological singularity and Judgment Day?

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Poza: blogcdn

 
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Scris de pe 17/12/2013 în Uncategorized

 

RAM prices will continue to climb – last year’s rock-bottom prices will probably never return

Two months ago, a fire at a Hynix factory created a shortage in DRAM inventory and exacerbated the gradual climb in DRAM prices. While the fire wasn’t all that severe — Hynix has sworn that its memory capacity will ramp back to full in fairly short order — its impact on the market has been significant. In early September, the price of 8GB of Corsair memory was sitting at $72. Today, it’s jumped up to $93. Other components show similar increases — Kingston 8GB packs have gone from $66 to $79, and Corsair’s 16GB RAM packs are up to $150, from $130.

A year ago, 16GB of DDR3-1600 from Corsair was $67, which gives you some idea of just how much prices have already risen. And now, there’s evidence they could be headed higher. Spot prices have jumped more than 5% this week, as OEMs begin to rebuild inventory. Historically, jumps in DRAM spot pricing are often reflected in channel pricing, much as the price of gasoline responds to the price of oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poza: angrytechnician

 
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Scris de pe 17/12/2013 în Uncategorized

 

The Start menu will return in new Desktop-optimized version of Windows 8.2

With Windows 8.1 out of the way, Microsoft has now begun work on Windows 8.2. According to sources close to the development Windows 8.2, dubbed Threshold, Microsoft will bring Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One closer together — to the threshold, if you will, of being a fully unified OS. Furthermore, again according to insider sources, Windows 8.2 will introduce a “traditional desktop” SKU that is optimized for mouse-and-keyboard Desktop users and resurrects the original Start menu.

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Scris de pe 14/12/2013 în Uncategorized

 

Next-gen USB plugs will be reversible, rectifying the tech industry’s most heinous crime

One of the tech world’s most archaic aspects is that plugs don’t universally connect to ports — even the ones that have the word “universal” right there in the name. Aside from power cords with two prongs of equal size, the most prominent plug that can be reversed and connected is Apple’s Lightning connector, a much less widespread connector type than standard USB. Now, with the next generation of USB, everyone’s favorite serial bus will be reversible and connect any way you jam it in.

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Poza: gizmine

 
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Scris de pe 14/12/2013 în Uncategorized

 

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Ma intreb -ca tot e iz de patriotism extremist la teveu- cati dintre noi chiar simt ceva special in aceasta zi.

Azi e ziua tuturor romanilor si toti ar trebui, prin teorie, sa ne bucuram ca suntem romani, sa ne iubim tara si istoria. Dar cati dintre noi au fluturi in stomac si lacrimi in ochi astazi? Cati dintre noi s-au uitat la parada si au zambit admirativ pentru militarii care au facut eforturi sa defileze cu atata rigurozitate? Cati au asteptat cu nerabdare sa vada „dotarile” tarii si cati s-au simtit in siguranta cand le-au vazut? Cati dintre noi se simt legati de aceasta tara pentru valoarea ei si nu pentru uscaciunile din ea? Cati n-ar pleca din tara nu pentru ca le-ar fi greu printre straini, ci pentru ca le-ar lipsi peisajul romanesc si caldura taranului roman? Cati au o tresarire cand vad drapelul sau aud imnul?

Voiam sa ajung la urmatoarea idee: Am primit azi un sms cu „La multi ani”, singurul de altfel, care mi-a rasturnat ziua. Mi-am dat seama ca mai exista romani care simt ca azi e ziua lor si pentru care probabil, ce am scris eu mai sus sunt lucruri firesti sau macar sunt mandri ca sunt romani.

Nu va mai pup si nici nu va mai urez de bine, ca nu-mi mai sunteti dragi.

P.S.: Ma uitam pe un oarecare canal tv si ascultam parerile oamenilor despre Romania…Ca e urata, ca e frumoasa, ca le-ar fi placut sa se nasca in SUA sau in Anglia sau mai stiu eu in ce alta tara, unde umbla cainii cu covrigi in coada. Acum, eu sincer, inteleg nevoia omului de a avea confort, dar nu inteleg ideea de a nu misca un deget pentru confortul ala 😐 Sa nu intram totusi in amanunte, ca ma’niervez rau de tot si mi-e ca o sa-mi zboare tastele.

 
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Scris de pe 01/12/2012 în Sarbatori, Uncategorized

 

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Ti-e frig

Ti-e suflul greu, ti-e suflul trist si se transforma-n abur. Te intorci din cand in cand sa iti vezi urmele din zapada, sperand de fapt, ca nu esti singurul calator care rataceste la ora asta tarzie prin oras. Dar nimic insufletit nu se intrezareste si nimic in afara de pasii tai calcand zapada proaspata nu se aude. Asta e intocmai ce iubesti la acest anotimp atat de sec: zgomotul scos de zapada presata. Nu e nimic melodios, nimic interesant pentru altii, dar e simbolul iernii pentru tine. Nici macar glasurile zvelte ale copiilor exaltati de prima zapada nu te incanta. Totul e mort si ingropat de zapada. Si tu la fel- esti mort, dar te zbati cu nebunie sa nu fii inghitit de maldarele albe.

Ti-e frig. Ai nasul rosu si buzele albastre- singurele culori ce tipa in albul din jurul tau. Probabil daca te-ai putea vedea, ai fi amuzat. Ai zambi rusinat de roseata extremitatii tale si ti-ai musca buzele vinete. Dar asa, iti continui mersul apasat si te pierzi in ganduri. Iti amintesti de primele ierni ale tale. Cat le iubeai! Cat de mult iti doreai sa vina anotimpul geros! Ai fi stat tot timpul in zapada. Adorai sa strici perfectiunea zapezii, adorai… Acum te simti sleit de iarna. Fiecare adiere rece iti zguduie articulatiile si genele batrane. Te ustura obrajii si fruntea prea crestata. Ti-e frig.

Ti-au inghetat picioarele si te asezi pe-o banca intepenita in nameti. Esti obosit. Iti zici in gand ca stai doar o secunda. Nu stii, dar ai sa aflii ca e doar o secunda… pana la eternitate.

Va pup si va urez de bine! Sunshine

 
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Scris de pe 25/11/2012 în Uncategorized

 

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