The limits of human mind

Tonight New Zealand Alpine club in Dunedin was hosting an australian explorer Jon Muir. The 55min film about his solo unsupported traverse of Australia (2500km) was followed by over an hour long talk about his early childhood dreams, climbing, and south and north pole expeditions. Another interview with him. A fascinating person, with great sense…


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Notes on doing world-class research

These few notes are taken (verbatim) from a transcribed lecture by Richard W. Hamming. I have used the transcription published here: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/YouAndYourResearch.html The original article is excellent and well worth reading in its entirety. But, it is rather long. These are just few main points isolated from the lecture. A quick reference. Pasteur: Luck favors…


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SIGGRAPH selection

Attending the Otago graphics group meeting and watching a selection of SIGGRAPH 2010 films. Awesome. These are just some random notes I’ve taken to remember the films I’ve watched. Japanese “Light something” movie, about fluffy things, and the girl, lying in the grass. Final scene on the eye of the grils, sparkling. “After and before”,…


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3 minutes thesis competition

Thursday, started at 14:45 or so, with a bit of delay. Lots of introductions and waffle before the competition has started. These are just some random notes I have taken during the presentations. First: prioritization in health care (how to share public funds). Trying to establish weights and modelol of how to prioritize cases based…


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Dunedin meeting

  July 7th, 2010, Introduction by Graham McGregor. Saying what needs to be said. Doing what needs to be done. * Claire Atkins, Avatars, virtual environments Educating in SecondLife. Started 2006 first land purchase. Koru, the first NMIT island. Social focus. Experience. Live music, live video. 500k 2008 funding. The birth unit for the midwives….


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MARCUS 2011: meeting

Tuesday, 8th of February, 2010 9:10 – 10:00 Tobias Langlotz, Graz University of Technology around 100 people, 4 profs 2 in computer vision, 2 in computer graphics flat and non-flat surface tracking natural feature tracking NFT www.vidente.at panoMT project (on-the-fly panorama making) sensor fusion (kalmar filters + a range of sensor technologies) 10:05 – 10:30…


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