What is offensive? ScanDefender defines this as "rang[ing] from adult language to pornographic images". Sadly, the rest of the study focuses entirely on malware, without developing the content angle further.
Electronic transmission has already inspired a new concept of multiple-authorship responsibility in which the specific concepts of the composer, the performer, and, indeed, the consumer overlap. ...It will not, it seems to me, be very much longer before a more self-assertive streak is detected in the listeners participation, before, to give but one example, "do-it-yourself" tape editing is the prerogative of every reasonably conscientious consumer of recorded music (the Hausmusik activity of the future, perhaps!). And I would be most surprised if the consumer involvement were to terminate at that level. In fact, implicit in electronic culture is an acceptance of the idea of multilevel participation in the creative process.
Our plant is a concrete plant. Our brigade is a concrete one. Our plant is a concrete plant. And our task is concrete. Concrete, concrete, concrete, concrete... (singing marked variously as "loudly" or "quietly")
It was awful, for learning the language. Our next year saw a different, more realistic textbook, and we had to redo a year of Russian in a hurry. But I can't forget the songs, or friends nicknamed ударники and бездельники.
Praise the archival glee of web 2.0. And the concrete tigers.
Today's use of the uncanny valley as a robot design principle comes from MIT. The focus is on eyes, which are supposed to trigger emotional engagement.
"I found that, by making them immediately understandable as eyes, it was very easy to read [Domo's] eye-gaze direction, which is important when working with it," Edsinger said. "They also greatly increase people's comfort level with the robot."
For bonus points, a truly disturbing robot head from USC. It "can learn facial movements from human teachers and watches objects it finds interesting." I'm trying to imagine it in action.
was, quite literally, teaching *Stenberg* v. Carhart (following on the
heels of Monday's class on Roe v. Wade and Tuesday's on Planned
Parenthood v. Casey), when a student broke in with the comment that the
Court had decided today's partial-birth abortion case, upholding the
federal statute. (Ah, the joys of internet access in the classroom.)
Seamlessly weaving the student's interjection into the class decision,
I asked him about the holding: "Who wrote?" (No one needed to ask the
vote or the lineup.) "Kennedy?! Makes sense. Was Stenberg overruled?
Could he do that, consistent with his opinion in Casey?"
As you might expect, there's lots of interesting blogging about Carhart at Balkinization; just keep scrolling.
So we see the world-class barrier being breached. Note the web 2.0 connection - we read this on a blog, and can find more on other blogs. Note, too, that this is about research and the live web.
My iron law of hotel internet connectivity was confirmed once more. Earlier this week I stayed at a Hyatt Regency. Upscale place, and the "broadband" was slow, unreliable, and pricey (almost $20/day). Tonight I checked into a Hilton Garden Inn, which costs roughly half to one-third as much as that Hyatt (depending on season), and the broadband is fast, stable, and free.
European cathedral builders in the Americas left blank spaces around the specified iconography of the churches' facades, and encouraged native craftsmen to fill it in with references to their own culture,
I love the pedagogical sense this makes. How we teachers provide content, guide students to content, and how students create content that can fill in gaps. How students will find gaps and create within them, regardless of instructor's desire. A great form of constructivism, this.