Archive for July, 2008

links for 2008-07-31

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

ImageBreeder "ImageBreeder is a demonstration of interactive evolutionary art. It lets you create original art by repeatedly selecting among alternatives." (tags: geneticalgorithms evolutionaryart art graphics) Black Shoals - Stock Market Planetarium "Black Shoals Stock Market Planetarium is an animated night sky that is also a live representation of the world’s stock markets, with each ...

links for 2008-07-30

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

John Koza's National Popular Vote plan - July 21, 2008 I didn't know that genetic programming pioneer John Koza was actively trying to destroy the U.S. electoral college. (tags: geneticalgorithms people) YouTube - Judge Judy Taping Interrupted By Earthquake THE WRATH OF JUDGE JUDY! Or plate tectonics. (tags: news tv)

links for 2008-07-29

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Virgin Galatic revealed their new space launch platform. How long will it be before Expedia/Priceline/Orbitz include "Earth Orbit" as a destination? (tags: space) Cuil. Brand new search engine made by former Google employees. "Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many ...

links for 2008-07-25

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Keep your math skills fresh with this algebraic wall clock (tags: funny tech) Easter Egg: Get a Ninja in Your Google Reader There's a hidden ninja in your Google Reader. Here are instructions on how to convince him to reveal himself. (tags: google funny easteregg tech) The Periodic Coffee Table Somebody give me $9,463 so ...

Interesting perspective on cultural differences

Friday, July 25th, 2008

"But only that morning, Lama Tashi had told us about his first encounter with a watch in Tibet. He'd never seen one before when a friend came by with a wristwatch he'd just bought from a trader. "It's wonderful," the friend said. "You wind it up and it will tell ...

links for 2008-07-24

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

APOD: 2008 July 23 - High Cliffs Surrounding Echus Chasma on Mars AWESOME photo of Martian cliffs taken by the Mars Express orbiter. Get your ass to Mars! (tags: space science mars) KuKuKlok - Online Alarm Clock Nice little alarm clock in a flash application. Be sure to select "Slayer guitar" as ...

links for 2008-07-23

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Twitter StreamGraphs Interesting visualiations of keywords in Twitter posts. (tags: twitter visualization) Online Backup, Data Backup & Remote Backup Solutions from Mozy.com – Welcome They sell "unlimited backup for your home computer for only $4.95 per month." Seems too good to be true. Tell me if you know anybody that uses this! (tags: ...

Atlanta GECCO trip report

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

div.caption { text-align: center; font-style: italic; font-size: smaller; text-indent: 0; } div.caption-left { font-style: italic; font-size: smaller; text-indent: 0; } Article sections: Atlanta | GECCO 2008 | Contests | Research Atlanta The Atlanta trip was a lot of fun. We stayed in a really nice rental house ...

links for 2008-07-22

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Leopard savaging a crocodile caught on camera - Telegraph Throw in some bears and sharks, and you'll have yourself the best melee ever. (tags: nature animals wildlife) GECCO2008: GECCO-2009 Competitions Competitions for GECCO 2009 were announced at GECCO 2008. "GECCO-2009 currently include five competitions: (i) simulated car racing, (ii) evolutionary robotics, (iii) GPUs ...

links for 2008-07-21

Monday, July 21st, 2008

What's The Harm? Fascinating site that documents the dangers of miscellaneous pseudoscience topics such as acupuncture, Christian Science, psychics, conspiracy theories, and homeopathy. (tags: science religion skepticism) GECCO2008 - nerogame.org "Evolve your own robot army by tuning their artificial brains for challenging tasks, then pit them against your friends' teams in online competitions." ...