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Old 08-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #1401
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Never heard of it before but I'll be signing up for a class. I have too much free time, so this is perfect.
Yeah, I just heard of it a couple days ago. It doesn't hurt that they have some big names teaching the courses, I am actually super stoked about taking machine learning since I am now in med school and am not able to take those types of classes anymore (well, traditionally)! Having online education like this means I can continue developing my interest in CS/Math while out of undergraduate studies.

There's also the Stanford Engineering Everywhere courses as well (free), and for more basic stuff, Khan Academy. I hope these endeavors can continue because I don't seem them being very profitable...from what I hear, they are mainly running on VC money and donations.
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The headline is misleading. It isn't recognizing itself so much as recognizing its environment via the mirror. The fact that it 'knows' that the reflection is actually the world around it is what's important.
I hate reporters that either over-dramatize the topic on purpose or don't understand the topic they are writing about.

Sorry to say, but that sound no more than a Masters level project.
Put a distinctive mark in one of robot's arm.
Take image received from cameras (eyes).
Image process as usual, but add this routine:

If (distinctive mark found) then // it's a mirror
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Yeah, I just heard of it a couple days ago. It doesn't hurt that they have some big names teaching the courses, I am actually super stoked about taking machine learning since I am now in med school and am not able to take those types of classes anymore (well, traditionally)! Having online education like this means I can continue developing my interest in CS/Math while out of undergraduate studies.

There's also the Stanford Engineering Everywhere courses as well (free), and for more basic stuff, Khan Academy. I hope these endeavors can continue because I don't seem them being very profitable...from what I hear, they are mainly running on VC money and donations.
I've used some lectures on iTunes U off and on, but I love that we're seeing structured courses online now.
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I hate reporters that either over-dramatize the topic on purpose or don't understand the topic they are writing about.

Sorry to say, but that sound no more than a Masters level project.
Put a distinctive mark in one of robot's arm.
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Image process as usual, but add this routine:

If (distinctive mark found) then // it's a mirror
image.process(mirror_flip(input)); // mirror image to get actual meaning
else
image.process(input); //normal image processing
end

If it was that simple we would have read about it a long time ago. Something tells me there's a big difference between standard image recognition and what they're shooting for.





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http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/m...scle-0830.html
Now that is worth reporting.
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Build these into your walls, no more light switches. Put one on your desk to control a lamp or hibernate your computer.

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Wow...that is a great little idea!
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This guy reminds me of Michio Kaku.
Overdramatizing the facts.
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Overdramatizing the facts.
Link worked? Tried it one more time for a laugh, and page can no longer be found...
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Build these into your walls, no more light switches. Put one on your desk to control a lamp or hibernate your computer.

Big deal. His idea is just an updated, complicated version of this...............


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If by complicated you mean refined, yes. The beauty of it is only a certain part if the wall would be sensitive
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^ is that CME with the Earth relative or just for comparison? Earth looks awfully close.
Scary considering something I read about our sun (solar system) moving around the Milky Way as well as Vertically up and down.
When it passes the event horizon of the Milky Way, it's supposed to spark more CMEs from passing through disturbances. Seems possible.
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I had never heard of sputtering until I saw this. It's pretty crazy that something on such a small scale can have such an impact.
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Logic gates processing light energy vs electrical energy. Now throw that femto-camera on it.....

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I had never heard of sputtering until I saw this. It's pretty crazy that something on such a small scale can have such an impact.
This video doesn't give the whole picture.

I'm under the impression that Mars lost it's atmosphere because it lacked a proper magnetic sphere (caused by the rotation of the inner core like Earth's) and therefore allowing solar flares/winds from causing large periods of "sputtering". Earth is protected by our megnetic sphere and we see this as the Aurora Borealis.
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This video doesn't give the whole picture.

I'm under the impression that Mars lost it's atmosphere because it lacked a proper magnetic sphere (caused by the rotation of the inner core like Earth's) and therefore allowing solar flares/winds from causing large periods of "sputtering". Earth is protected by our megnetic sphere and we see this as the Aurora Borealis.
The fact still remains that sputtering was likely the way it lost its atmosphere. The same could happen to us with a sufficiently large CME pointed in our direction.
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