Archives: November 2006

Thu Nov 30, 2006

When is the next where

Couldn't resist this posting on Mapping Hacks. "When is the next where" ought to be a meme but apparently it's not. Some ideas about why. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 30, 06 | 8:24 am | Profile

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Sun Nov 26, 2006

Fish come ashore - again

Technovelgy reports that a digital artist has created a robot fishbowl that allows fish to move on land. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 26, 06 | 8:29 am | Profile

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Yes, but can it detect cannabis?

According tot he New Scientist Dutch police use surveillance cameras with microphones to estimate anger levels and anticipate violence. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 26, 06 | 8:09 am | Profile

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Not so anomalous after all?

Good Math, Bad Math reports that the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Group (PEAR) has lost its funding. GMBM is also very critical of their stats and calls their results fakes. Oh dear. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 26, 06 | 7:37 am | Profile

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Thu Nov 23, 2006

The first computer game

You can download from here a simulation of the world's first computer game. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 23, 06 | 4:32 pm | Profile

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Tue Nov 21, 2006

Google and medical diagnosis

According to the Daily Mail, tests have shown that researchers can make successful diagnoses of 'difficult' conditions, using a Google serach based on symptoms. Once junior doctor commented that a rare illness 'popped right out' of a search. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 21, 06 | 8:36 am | Profile

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Mon Nov 20, 2006

Massive databases? Not quite yet

There are many reports about the increased use of massive databases, but Mapping Hacks reports on one reason why they may be slower to take off: competitive 'proprietary' information. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 20, 06 | 8:06 am | Profile

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Sun Nov 19, 2006

Thought vs thing: a business model.

O'Reilly Radar posts about another interesting business model: Sony loses $306.85 to $241.35 in manufacturing and component costs on each PS3 - and presumably hopes to recoup the money through software sales. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 19, 06 | 11:49 am | Profile

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Sat Nov 18, 2006

Habbo and Ikea.

According to Tech Crunch UK, Habbo Hotel sold more furniture last year than Ikea, and was more profitable. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 18, 06 | 2:20 pm | Profile

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Sun Nov 12, 2006

SIESO: and a machine for writing emergency response exercises

Last week I attended a SIESO meeting on Buncefield, and was elected to the SIESO National Council. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 12, 06 | 8:42 am | Profile

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Humans and machines exercising together?

JASSS has an article on "Merging Multi-Agent Systems and Role-Playing Games" which caught my eye as it's relevant to some work I've been doing recently. Can you build an exercise or simulation in which humans and machines can both play? More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 12, 06 | 8:11 am | Profile

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GALE - an 'internet of discourse?'

According to Ars Technica, DARPA is funding GALE, a massive programme to collect and analyse speech. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 12, 06 | 7:56 am | Profile

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Sat Nov 11, 2006

Generating wisdom

O'Reilly Radar on the difference between User Generated Content (UGC) and Harnessing Collective Intelligence (HCI) shows what we might achieve one day with massive databases. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 11, 06 | 8:59 am | Profile

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Sun Nov 05, 2006

What will we find as we grow and analyse massive databases?

I've argued before that analysis of massive databases may, like Galileo's telescope, open up whole new worlds of knowledge. Here is what may be an example. Make what you will of it. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 05, 06 | 10:35 am | Profile

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Meta..meta..meta..

Thanks to Good Math Bad Math for a pointer to the Piet programmming language, which encodes a set of instructions in colours. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Nov 05, 06 | 8:48 am | Profile

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