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Open Day at Nunhead Cemetery

deb and david take a look in the crypt at Nunhead and wander through the cemetery.

(U R SO NICE is a song by the EFT and it’s on this video too)

Nov 2nd | “Day of the Dead”

Day of the Dead

All Soul's Day lives on today, particularly in Mexico

The day purposely follows All Saint’s Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory. It is celebrated with masses and festivities in honor of the dead. While the Feast of All Saints is a day to remember the glories of Heaven and those there, the Feast of All Souls reminds us of our obligations to live holy lives and that there will be purification of the souls of those destined for Heaven. Read the rest of this entry »

You can’t make this shit up!!

Michael?

Michael?

LifeGEM®, a U.S. company, says it has obtained a lock of Michael Jackson’s hair, which it will convert into diamonds to sell you!
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SUNDAY: Kansei, Japan’s emotional android

Japan Looks to a Robot Future

At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust.

Hooked up to a database of words clustered by association, the robot — dubbed Kansei, or “sensibility” — responds to the word “war” by quivering in what looks like disgust and fear. It hears “love,” and its pink lips smile.


Dude, we’re not in the Uncanny Valley any more; researchers at Japan’s Robot and Science Institute are taking us for a stroll through the freaking Leatherface Valley with Kansei, a creepy new robot with a vocabulary of over 430,000 words that’s designed to react emotionally to whatever it’s discussing. If you’ve been waiting for a robot that can turn that frown upside down this is it — researchers have taught Kansei how to smile when it’s happy and frown when it’s sad by using word association software to build an artificial intelligence program that allows the bot to make judgements about whether it likes something or not.

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