Posted on 7 March, 2013 by Mathew
Sophie Robehmed, a freelance journalist is searching for her own doppleganger, using the power of the internet, social networking, like twitter and facebook, doyoulooklikeme.wordpress.com, etc. It seems like Google’s neural network based image search (search link for above image) (search with alternative image)
is not able to provide this functionality as yet.
The image search is able to find other copies of the original flyer, or lots of pictures with women with brown hair, pictures of people with surrounded by similar colours as the image you are searching with… I guess that is pretty impressive but not doppelganger level yet. I guess this is to be expected since it is image search, not face search. I think better software is available for face matching. I think there is software available for automatic tagging of pictures (facebook would make a good database for training your neurons!).
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Posted on 11 February, 2013 by Mathew
Just two months after starting a twitter account, and three weeks after starting to tweet in Latin, the pope has resigned. It looks like he could no longer keep pace with the pace of technological change… looks like the Vatican will have to get a younger pope who knows the difference between his twitter and facebook.
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Posted on 30 December, 2012 by Mathew
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
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Posted on 26 November, 2012 by Mathew
I had a lot of problems using the wordpress website from linux debian recently. I used to use the version of iceweasel (rebranded firefox because name and logo is trademarked despite rest being opensource) which comes along with the debian system and it automatically updated by the debian system.
Iceweasel would freeze for me when using wordpress, especially if trying to view the stats page, or make a post (the most common things I do using the dashboard).
The solution seems to be;
1) use the latest version of the plugin sun’s java in the debian repositories (sun-java-6-plugin not 5). (this is probably not exact name)
2) use the epihany browser rather than iceweasel.
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