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MSN Messenger is finally shutting down after 15 years

Wow.
When it comes right down to it, it doesn’t take much more than common sense or a basic grasp of the social sciences to understand that what we say on Facebook is a biased representation of how we feel, and that this bias seriously limits what we can learn from the Facebook experiment, as designed
datarep:

Money raised from popular fundraisers and the number of related disease deaths.
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Proof of human stupidity #457

datarep:

Money raised from popular fundraisers and the number of related disease deaths.

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Proof of human stupidity #457

futurescope:

The future of robotics according to robotocists

At Automatica trade fair 2014 we asked the visitors of the ECHORD++ booth one simple question: “What do you think is the future of robotics?” We got the most interesting answers from roboticists from all over the world (in order of appearance): 

Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Uwe Haass, euRobotics
Pere Homs, nelmia Robotics Insight
Christian Schlegel, Hochschule Ulm
Mary Torrico, Universidad de Tarapacá
Peter Heiligensetzer, MRK-SYSTEME
Renaud Champion, Robolution Capital
Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Reza Sahand, Rahal Technology 
Vladimir Čop, SPINEA
Suraj Nair, SMErobotics
Dickshon Gange, MAS Holdings
Holger Wirth, ISRA VISION
Roko Tschakarow, SCHUNK

ECHORD++ is funded under EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), Grant Agreement No. 601116.
For more information about the project please 
vistit www.echord.eu

Music:
“Quail and Robot Convo” by Podington Bear
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/
Under CC BY-NC 3.0 license: 
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“Noahs Stark” by krackatoa
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/
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Orderly Processions are Over

simonterry:

Hierarchy likes order. Networks manage complexity.
Hierarchy walks in an orderly procession. Networks hustle.
Hierarchy wants projects to go from a through to z. Networks experiment across the alphabet.
Hierarchy wants a clean status. Networks solve for problems & mess.
Hierarchy reinforces status. Networks value results
Hierarchy manages stocks. Networks manage flows.
Hierarchy likes secrets. Networks share.
Hierarchy approves, authorises and allocates. Networks learn, enable and do
You can wait for your spot in the orderly procession. However the orderly procession might never reach you or might pass you by blind to your talents to walk in lockstep.

Join the network of doers instead.

unwrapping:

Tumblr iOS App Update:Get version 3.6.2 of the Tumblr iOS app from the App Store. Tapping tags now filter posts on individual blogs. Plus, you’ll find an option to search all of Tumblr for the tag. When you tap the magnifying glass icon (also known as the Explore tab), the app showcases blogs using the blog appearance settings. Also, Tumblr changed new user signup when done via the app.

unwrapping:

Tumblr iOS App Update:
Get version 3.6.2 of the Tumblr iOS app from the App Store. Tapping tags now filter posts on individual blogs. Plus, you’ll find an option to search all of Tumblr for the tag. When you tap the magnifying glass icon (also known as the Explore tab), the app showcases blogs using the blog appearance settings. Also, Tumblr changed new user signup when done via the app.

Violence in the Prehistoric Southwestern United States

gearbooks:

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https://news.wsu.edu/2014/08/04/wsu-researchers-see-violent-era-in-ancient-southwest/#.U-1uKyDnZjq

When the drought set in with a vengeance at around A.D. 1130, the ancestral Puebloan culture known as the Anasazi began to crumble.   In his classic work, MAN CORN, Christy Turner documented kivas (subterranean ceremonial chambers) filled with nothing but severed heads, or filled with headless bodies, infants shoved into the ventilator shafts to block the air, cannibalism, and other episodes of extreme violence.  The fascinating thing about this new study is not the kinds of violence but the stunning figure that around 90% of the human remains recovered from Mesa Verde, Colorado, (that date to between A.D. 1140-1180) demonstrate trauma to the skull or arms.  The warfare, probably caused by a scramble for food resources, must have been constant and ugly. 

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It’s dubious and dangerous, Drucker is saying, to take what’s measurable for what’s important. But he’s also saying something much more radical, even subversive: Some things that can be measured shouldn’t be.

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