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October 4, 2013

Alchemy API's deep neural network-based image recognition technology — Closer every day...



Machine vision is coming and you will soon be jacked in.

Not if but when.

Fair warning.

October 4, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: no moving parts.

A third: external use only.

October 4, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Time travel: "What Shakespeare really sounded like 400 years ago"

From Explore: "Linguists reconstruct a 400-year-old accent with remarkable results."

October 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Heimlich Helper Choking Assist

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I guess it beats hamburger.

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I wonder if it really works.

Only one way to find out....

From the website:


Heimlich Helper Choking Assist Provides Proper Form and Technique to Save You From Choking!

If you often dine alone, or tend to spend game days with brats, chips, and mixed nuts as your companions, you'll want this Heimlich Helper in the room.

Should you choke on food you can properly self-administer abdominal thrusts to expel the blockage.

Lightweight and easy to use, it provides maximum leverage to help you breathe again.

Comes with a wall-mount bracket for easy access.



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Catme 13/Glass Effect 89: Gray Cat in her tree, fired up and ready for Kitty Olympics (evening session) — through Google Glass (video)

My advice to myself: keep your distance, joe, lest you be shedding pink tears down the tracks left on my face by her needle-sharp claws.

October 4, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Portable Small Plane Air Conditioner


From the website:


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A $525 Solution to a $25,000 Problem

Installed air conditioners can cost a lot of money and add weight to your aircraft.

This portable unit provides impressive cooling and can be left in the hangar when not in use.

Arctic Air works by blowing ambient air across a coil cooled by ice water.

The cool air is blown into the cockpit providing a comfortable air temperature, even in the hot summer sun.

Simply place Arctic Air in the plane, fill it up with ice, and plug it in to the cigarette lighter.

Hours of comfort will follow.

Included drainage tube allows you to leave Arctic Air in the plane and pump the water out on to the ground.

Included flexible tubing aims cool air where it is most needed.

Available in 12 and 24 volt models and designed to run off the voltage from the cigarette lighter.

Most aircraft put out 12V from the cigarette lighter plug; consult your POH to find the appropriate voltage for your aircraft.

Features and Details:

• No installation

• High and low settings

• Cools over three hours on low

• Does not pull power from the engine

• Empty weight: 18 lbs.; Full weight: 45 lbs.

• High can change the temperature as much as 35°

• Fan will not interfere with the radio

• Does not add humidity to the air

• Power cord: 7.5 feet long

• 21"W x 15"H x 14.5"D

• No STCs required

• Totally portable

• 5 amps


$525 (plane not included).

October 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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