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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Data Visualization and Art

My denied patent application for data visualization using computer-animated figure movements:


and my patent for data visualization using data painting of an asymmetrical facial image  in the style of Pablo Picasso:


Thursday, July 21, 2016

From BBC: Pokemon Go

BBC: And now, to Northern Ireland...

Pokemon Go: Man jumps into traffic playing smartphone game;  Police warn Pokemon game 'not worth your life' as player jumps in front of traffic


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Estimated Effort Breakdown in the Waterfall Process

I am posting this here as an informational item. Hope it is useful.

Estimated Effort Breakdown in the Waterfall Process

Requirements: 15-20 percent,
Analysis and Design: 15-20 percent,
Construction (code and unit testing): 25-30 percent,
System Testing: 15-20 percent,
Implementation: 5-10 percent.

The robotic future beckons

From City AM of the UK: The robotic future beckons...


Don't miss the short video-clip where the dog-like robot slips on a banana skin and falls over: there's still some work to be done before the robot can perform a range of standard canine tasks, such as wagging its metallic tail for no reason at all, or licking its shiny plastic orchids for hours on end.



Thursday, July 14, 2016

100-Year Old Photographs of US

Woodward Avenue, Detroit , Michigan, in 1917.
Atlantic City, 1910
The main street of Memphis , north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.
Station"Louisville-Nashville," Florida , in 1910.
Forsyth Street, Jacksonville , Florida, in 1910.Love those cars.
The beach in Atlantic City , 1915.Note the men in coats and ties.
Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
Carts for transporting dairy Thompson , Washington , 1927.How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.
Washington, DC, 1914.Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(thoughty? Must have been a popular word back in the day)
Cadillac Square, Detroit , Michigan, 1916.
Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.
Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street , New York , 1910.
Broad Street north of Spruce Street , Philadelphia , 1905.
View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.
Fire at 55th Street , New York , 1915.
Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.
Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.
The New York Publi c Library, New York , 1915.Didn't realize they had 4-laners in those days.
Wall Street, New York , 1911.The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.
Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.Look at those top hats!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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