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When computers deep dream

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Google released the source code for an interesting project called: Deep Dream. I kind of find this interesting as it's another try to get computers to learn, so maybe one day they posses some kind of artificial intelligence. So I decided to start my own experiments based on the information available on the internet. [...]

iRobot Roomba 581

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After long hesitating and doing some personal research, we finally decided to get our first household robot. Although I do believe that in the near future (next 10 years) robotics at home will become available for different household tasks and also excepted by consumers, I wasn't completely convinced that today's appliances where already good value for money. Thus [...]

Zhu Zhu Pets Controversy

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Our oldest daughter was asking for a hamster just after we got our pet cats, Cotton and Pearl who love to bring home little animals they catch outside. So alive hamsters will probably end up not so alive once the children let them escape from their cages which would happen sooner or later. So we [...]

Coffee

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Those who are addicted to coffee can understand the sentence : "Don't talk to me before my coffe, I'm not awake yet !!!". Then you switch on this beautiful espresso's machine and you hear the sound of the coffee's beans being grind, the  smell of roasting invading all the kitchen and the precious black liquid [...]

Blender 3D Animation

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I didn't write a post for a while now because I was very busy. I got my new workstation at home last week and had to configure it. It's quiet a powerful set-up as I wanted to pick up one of my old hobbies which is photo/video editing. I installed the latest Adobe premiere on my 5 year old PC and that wasn't to much fun to work with. [...]

Social Business Model

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Reading the message from the hacker who hacked into the facebook profile of Mark Zuckerberg on 25 January 2011, made me decide to write this post. A social business is a non-loss, non-dividend company designed to address a social objective. [...]

Learning Through Art

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Learning Through Art, an artists-in-the-schools program of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, encourages teachers and teaching artists to design art projects that support student learning across the curriculum. Our program focuses on both looking at art and hands-on art making. Recent research shows that this combination of activities helps students build important critical-thinking, art, [...]

Pink Princess Girl Culture

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Without a doubt my eldest daughter's (age 5) favorite colour is PINK. She thinks she's a princess and only wants to see and hear fairy tail stories. I always thought that this is what girls do, I know it sounds a bit stereotype as boys want to play with cars, girls play with dolls and [...]

HDTV or 3DTV

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Since one and a half year we have a HD tele at home. I waited until the battle between Blu-Ray and HD dvd was over so we would have one format of high definition video. In one nostalgic way it remembered me a bit as when VHS and Betamax back in the 70/80's where both trying to conquer the  home [...]

Blue Monday

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According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Blue Monday (Also known as Black Monday) is a name given to a date stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year. This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the [...]