Deer vs Dog

27 April 2011

this video starts out cute but later turns a bit violent (poor dog). kucing yang tidak berkenaan bertindak sebagai penyibuk.

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Jeopardy! Robot vs manusia

26 April 2011

Ada lagi video untuk 2 hari seterusnya.


Singularity

25 April 2011

What is the Singularity?

http://singinst.org/overview/whatisthesingularity/

Why Work Toward the Singularity?

http://singinst.org/overview/whyworktowardthesingularity


Mindf*cking conspiracy

25 April 2011

Last weekend, I read this article in a recent issue of The New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/04/110404fa_fact_grann

The article is subtitled “Unravelling the ultimate political conspiracy”. This is no exaggeration; so far, this is the best article I’ve read on political conspiracies.

Highly recommended if you want to learn how the cloak-and-dagger guys operate.


Bagaimana melukis kucing

22 April 2011

Taste Test

21 April 2011

Please answer this one simple question.

There are five basic tastes. Four of these are bitter, salty, sour and sweet. What is the fifth?

No Google/Wikipedia/etc. please.

UPDATE:

Answered by Joanne from http://www.unofficialfoodguide.com/.

Please visit:

http://www.umamiinfo.com/the_news/news_archive/add_some_belacan_to_your_life/


The correct values of pi is 3.125

20 April 2011

… according to this gentleman: http://www.correctpi.com/

I first thought that this is a hoax, made perhaps by some bored math undergrad. But as I read on, I realized that this guy is totally serious. From his profile: “I have investigated and researched on Pi for 35 years and it has taken me this long to come to these conclusions.” Okay, so this is a classic crank case.

I hope someone had told him that he had wasted 35 years of his life studying something that has already been known (to be wrong) many centuries ago. It’s like spending 35 years of your life proving that water is dry, or that the Pope is Buddhist.

Typical for a crank, he even made a challenge: “Win 400,000 Swedish Crowns; if you find a mistake in the theories in the book”. Holy Eigenvectors, where do I sign up! I’d be 400,000 Swedish Crowns richer if the guy is honest, but of course cranks would never accept that they are wrong and would seek to justify their “truth” using arcane and convoluted “mathematics” (which is not mathematics at all but utter garbage). Nobody can win this game — he does not follow the usual rules of mathematics, but according to his “math” he is correct and you cannot do anything about it. I’ve read the supposed “proof” and this guy knows horse dick about mathematics.

And similar to all cranks worldwide, he probably thinks that he is an unsung genius and that the mainstream mathematicians are out on a conspiracy to suppress and steal his discovery.

Why do I make a big deal of this crank and give him airtime? The reason is because from this crank case you can draw a conclusion that works in other situations. The conclusion is this:

Kalau dah bodoh, sila belajar dan tanya orang yang tahu.

Sekian, terima kasih.


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