Video Compression, Codecs and Transcoding: Guides: Learn: Digital Photography Review

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Looks like big powder for tomorrow

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Looks like big powder for tomorrow

International Linguistic Magic

Arthur C. Clarke formulated three “laws” of prediction.  My favorite is:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

This video for a new translation app for iPhone/iPod Touch is magic.  It seems too good to be true I am shocked that this technology exists,  let alone can fit in a $200 hand held.  Oh and it is a free app.

Check out Word Lens on iTunes.

Home Labs Rise With Smarter and Cheaper Devices – NYTimes.com

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A Soldier of the Great War

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A Soldier of the Great War

author: Mark Helprin
name: Scott
average rating: 4.29
book published: 1991
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date added: 2010/12/14
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Five times as much positive interaction as negative

Many Little Things That Make You Happy are Better Than A Few Big Ones

Because of the disproportionate weight of the negative, balance does not mean a 50-50 equilibrium. Researchers…have found that a very specific ratio exists between the amount of positivity and negativity required to make married life satisfying to both partners. That magic ratio is five to one. As long as there was five times as much positive feeling and interaction between husband and wife as there was negative, researchers found, the marriage was likely to be stable over time. In contrast, those couples who were heading for divorce were doing far too little on the positive side to compensate for the growing negativity between them.

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Boston Review — Onnesha Roychoudhuri: Books After Amazon

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