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If you're a media company, your mobile competition isn't other news entities, it's Google Now http://zite.to/1tmWPQ2
If you're a media company, your mobile competition isn't other news entities, it's Google Now http://zite.to/1tmWPQ2
Narrative Science Demonstrates How Artificial Intelligence Explains the True Meaning Hidden in Data http://zite.to/1BD4m2K
The Hubble Flickr Stream Is The Internet At Its Best http://zite.to/1leiKty
The Hubble Flickr Stream Is The Internet At Its Best http://zite.to/1leiKty
Four main languages for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014...
It's Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology http://zite.to/Xv1YMj
It's Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology http://zite.to/Xv1YMj
When A Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had Never http://zite.to/1Bv9w0J
When A Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had Never http://zite.to/1Bv9w0J
Bizarre Big Data Correlations http://tm.durusau.net/?p=55544
Big Structure and Data Interoperability http://www.mkbergman.com/1782...
Fwd: when you find yourself defending a position instead of learning new POVs, you're in trouble. #protip (via http://friendfeed.com/mamund...)
Our weird robot apocalypse: How paper clips could bring about the end of the world http://zite.to/1pVhESh
Our weird robot apocalypse: How paper clips could bring about the end of the world http://zite.to/1pVhESh
A Big Step Forward in Artificial Intelligence Research http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content...
Utopian for Beginners - The New Yorker - http://www.newyorker.com/magazin...
Utopian for Beginners - The New Yorker
"In his preface, Quijada wrote that his “greater goal” was “to attempt the creation of what human beings, left to their own devices, would never create naturally, but rather only by conscious intellectual effort: an idealized language whose aim is the highest possible degree of logic, efficiency, detail, and accuracy in cognitive expression via spoken human language, while minimizing the ambiguity, vagueness, illogic, redundancy, polysemy (multiple meanings) and overall arbitrariness that is seemingly ubiquitous in natural human language.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Ithkuil has two seemingly incompatible ambitions: to be maximally precise but also maximally concise, capable of capturing nearly every thought that a human being could have while doing so in as few sounds as possible. Ideas that could be expressed only as a clunky circumlocution in English can be collapsed into a single word in Ithkuil. A sentence like “On the contrary, I think it may turn out that this rugged mountain range trails off at some point” becomes simply “Tram-mļöi hhâsmařpţuktôx.”" - Sean McBride
"Ithkuil’s first piece of press was a brief mention in 2004 in a Russian popular-science magazine called Computerra. An article titled “The Speed of Thought” noted remarkable similarities between Ithkuil and an imaginary language cooked up by the science-fiction writer Robert Heinlein for his novella “Gulf,” from 1949. Heinlein’s story describes a secret society of geniuses called the... more... - Sean McBride
"Ithkuil did not emerge from nowhere. Since at least the Middle Ages, philosophers and philologists have dreamed of curing natural languages of their flaws by constructing entirely new idioms according to orderly, logical principles. Inventing new forms of speech is an almost cosmic urge that stems from what the linguist Marina Yaguello, the author of “Lunatic Lovers of Language,” calls... more... - Sean McBride
"Invented languages have often been created in tandem with entire invented universes, and most conlangers come to their craft by way of fantasy and science fiction. J. R. R. Tolkien, who called conlanging his “secret vice,” maintained that he created the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy for the primary purpose of giving his invented languages, Quenya, Sindarin, and Khuzdul, a universe in which they could be spoken." - Sean McBride
"“We think that when a person learns Ithkuil his brain works faster,” Vishneva told him, in Russian. She spoke through a translator, as neither she nor Quijada was yet fluent in their shared language. “With Ithkuil, you always have to be reflecting on yourself. Using Ithkuil, we can see things that exist but don’t have names, in the same way that Mendeleyev’s periodic table showed gaps where we knew elements should be that had yet to be discovered.”" - Sean McBride
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful piece. :-) - Maitani
This may be the most interesting article I've read over the last year or two -- so many fascinating dimensions. - Sean McBride
AI systems will prove useful long before they become self-aware http://machineslikeus.com/news...
Often one's best writing flies off one's fingertips, spontaneously, with no elaborate crafting or laborious composition. The thoughts are just there, in the moment, baked just right.
The worst sin in writing is overwriting. - Sean McBride
# some people who can teach you how to write 1. Alexander Pope 2. Edward Gibbon 3. Ezra Pound 4. Frank Norris 5. George Orwell 6. H.L. Mencken 7. Mark Twain 8. Ralph Waldo Emerson 9. Samuel Johnson 10. T.S. Eliot 11. Theodore Dreiser 12. Walt Whitman - Sean McBride
The main requirement for good writing is that it be alive -- fully charged and electric. - Sean McBride
The main rule for good writing is the rule that governs all good design -- remove everything that is unnecessary. - Sean McBride
Interactions among people, peoples and cultures are all about frequencies, vibrations and energy fields -- literally.
# a few words on the shelf
blaag blaeg blag blage blagg blaig blaog blaug blayg bleag bleeg bleg blege blegg bleig bleog bleug bleyg bliag blieg blig blige bligg bliig bliog bliug bliyg bloag bloeg blog bloge blogg bloig bloog bloug bloyg bluag blueg blug bluge blugg bluig bluog bluug bluyg blyag blyeg blyg blyge blygg blyig blyog blyug blyyg - Sean McBride
# The *1 of natural languages provide them with *2.
0. 1 1. idiosyncracies 2. inconsistencies 3. inefficiencies 4. peculiarities 5. redundancies 0. 2 1. color 2. flavor 3. hooks 4. magnetism 5. personality - Sean McBride
Rough around the edges is good. - Sean McBride
But we might imagine and create an absolutely consistent, efficient and perfect conceptual system for comprehending the traits of all natural languages -- all rough edges removed. - Sean McBride
Cristo's Café | Brewing technology for hackers & slackers - http://cristoblanco.com/
XPERT (Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory) http://tm.durusau.net/?p=55521
The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time http://zite.to/1AkjMHP
The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time http://zite.to/1AkjMHP
1,000-Robot Swarm Created by Researchers http://www.scientificamerican.com/article...
How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) http://zite.to/1uQAJ9H
How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) http://zite.to/1uQAJ9H
This analysis of modern history is a prime example of why big data really matters http://gigaom.com/2014...
Folia: a Google Docs Rival That Lets You Contextually Link Documents http://thenextweb.com/apps...
Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program http://www.computerworlduk.com/news...
Twitter Launches Data Visualization Tool for Its Everyday Moments in the UK - http://thenextweb.com/twitter...
I find it disappointing and baffling that more people don't understand the power of Friendfeed.
I am truly mystified. - Sean McBride
Computational Knowledge and the Future of Pure Mathematics http://zite.to/ViTntY
Computational Knowledge and the Future of Pure Mathematics http://zite.to/ViTntY
# data mining Twitter users 1. favorited tweets 2. favorites 3. followees 4. followers 5. lists 6. replies 7. replies received 8. retweeted tweets 9. retweets 10. tweets
What are the most strategic patterns in the data? - Sean McBride
The Future of Marketing Is Semantic: Search Predicts The Future - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
"It’s becoming eerily apparent that the Internet knows a lot about us. Due to our lust for free applications and our complete oversight of the privacy we relinquish for access, there are cookies and bots that have endless insights about what we are interested in." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"However, the internet is getting smarter and this growing intelligence and insights is populating a new kind of semantic web that is providing more than just the most relevant results for people searching, but also some key data to marketers that may just tell us about intent." - Sean McBride
"For movie fans out there, you may remember the movie Minority Report. In this Tom Cruise feature film the star would go out and stop crimes before they would happen as intelligence reached a point where it could see a crime that was about to be committed. At the time the concept seemed pretty far fetched, but really this type of intelligence is very similar to how the semantic web may be able to tell you who may be your next big customer." - Sean McBride
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