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Offline liordavid

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«Reply #250 on: August 29, 2010, 02:12:20 PM »
- Did you know that there is a *nom nom* cat?

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=560_1260022037
that video shows no proof that the cat could make that noise.

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«Reply #251 on: August 29, 2010, 03:58:23 PM »
Are you a cat sound recording expert? :D Ive had a cat that made that noise as well but not as often.



It's actually usually a sound of ownership, *)(#@$ off this is mine! come close and ill NOM U! I think this works well with Bach.
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«Reply #252 on: August 31, 2010, 03:44:39 AM »
- Did you know that the pentatonic scale had this effect on an audience???




Part 1 of 10 an amazing musical journey and very very very .... very educational!
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«Reply #253 on: September 01, 2010, 02:27:08 PM »
Are you a cat sound recording expert? :D Ive had a cat that made that noise as well but not as often.



It's actually usually a sound of ownership, *)(#@$ off this is mine! come close and ill NOM U! I think this works well with Bach.

Okay so that is proof. Those cats are so adorable :D ;D. BTW it is fascinating how that cat in the second video just devoured those fish

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«Reply #254 on: September 01, 2010, 05:36:49 PM »
It kind of sounds like those cats are growling while eating.  Not saying "yum" but saying "get away from my food!"

At least in the last two.  The first videos sounds more like a yum.
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«Reply #255 on: September 06, 2010, 01:11:59 PM »
- Did you know that Clive Wearing was a music producer for the BBC and the choirmaster of the renowned London Sinfonietta ensemble and that he has one of the most severe cases of amnesia? He cannot remember that there was a piano behind him after turning away from the instrument for only a few seconds, but he can still remember how to play piano and from memory. The human mind is truly amazing.




http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,354754,00.html
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Garden variety amnesia -- people forget about their past lives -- is not terribly uncommon. But forgetting on a continuous basis; that is very rare indeed. To Clive Wearing, the world is an ongoing riddle. He looks around and sees an unfamiliar room. Frequently, strangers stand in front of him and claim to be nurses. They claim that he has been living here for many years.

All Wearing knows is: He has just woken up from a deep haze. There is no other way for him to explain the emptiness within him. He has no memories, no images, nothing. For 20 years Clive Wearing has been continuously waking up.

And when he sees his wife again, his bliss is indescribable; He's not alone among strangers after all. His first question to Deborah, the most pressing and always the same, is: "How long have I been unconscious?"

Clive asks the same question, day in, day out, often several times a minute. "How long has it been? I did not see, hear or feel anything. It's like being dead, a long night that drags on -- how long, darling?"
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«Reply #256 on: September 13, 2010, 04:15:44 AM »
- Did you know that this video is quite deep and meaningful? For me as a musician I like to see piano in this way, we are reminded of the past and emotions and we also transfer the wonderful power of music to our students who hopefully will carry on the tradition of piano playing and learn how to feed their soul with it.

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«Reply #257 on: September 20, 2010, 08:42:02 PM »
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«Reply #258 on: September 24, 2010, 11:27:38 AM »
I remember watching that video a few years ago Bob, it blew my mind! I was impressed with how people memorize music but this is a whole new ball game.

On the theme of savants:

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«Reply #259 on: September 24, 2010, 10:12:56 PM »
What I've heard that makes the most sense to me is it's something with the processing in the brain before the short term memory.  If it's a model of sensory perception, short term memory, and long term memory.  They don't filter out the sensory input the same way others do.

It seems like most of them are spitting back information their mind recorded.  Or doing calculations.  The jazz pianist on something that came out in the last few years -- I'm blanking what it was, some kind of special about musical savants -- was the only one I can think of now who seemed to produce his own material. 
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«Reply #260 on: October 03, 2010, 03:23:18 AM »
- Did you know that "no other statistical puzzle comes so close to fooling all the people all the time" and "that even Nobel physicists systematically give the wrong answer, and that they insist on it, and they are ready to berate in print those who propose the right answer."


I have three boxes (labelled A,B,C) and have put $1,000,000 in one of them and now I ask you to guess which box has the money. You choose one box, say box A, I reveal to you that box B does not have the million dollars and offer you to change your selection to box C or stay with your box A. You have more chance in winning the million dollars if you change to box C rather than keeping box A. Most people will say it is still a 50/50 chance when giving this option but in fact your odds are 2/3 to win if you change to box C.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_monty_hall_problem
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«Reply #261 on: October 03, 2010, 09:37:15 PM »
- Did you know that "no other statistical puzzle comes so close to fooling all the people all the time" and "that even Nobel physicists systematically give the wrong answer, and that they insist on it, and they are ready to berate in print those who propose the right answer."


I have three boxes (labelled A,B,C) and have put $1,000,000 in one of them and now I ask you to guess which box has the money. You choose one box, say box A, I reveal to you that box B does not have the million dollars and offer you to change your selection to box C or stay with your box A. You have more chance in winning the million dollars if you change to box C rather than keeping box A. Most people will say it is still a 50/50 chance when giving this option but in fact your odds are 2/3 to win if you change to box C.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_monty_hall_problem

Strange because we learned this in high-school and norwegians aren't really that good in math or science.

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«Reply #262 on: October 03, 2010, 09:48:29 PM »
I know realise my last comment was stupid for several reasons.

Just to see if I have understood:

The probability of answering correct the first time i 1/3. The second time it will be /1/2 What if I choose a random box at first. Then the host shows me one box that is wrong. Then I walk out of the building, and a second person enters to answer. Does the probability then stay the same?

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«Reply #263 on: October 04, 2010, 03:12:23 AM »
I know realise my last comment was stupid for several reasons.

Just to see if I have understood:

The probability of answering correct the first time i 1/3. The second time it will be /1/2 What if I choose a random box at first.
The probability of choosing the right box at the start is 1/3 even if it is randomly chosen or given to you as in my example above. However if then after choosing a box you are shown in one of the other boxes that there is no money, then if you switch your choice of box and DO NOT remain with your original choice you have a 2/3 chance in winning not a 1/2. This is where it confuses most people and the fun part about the paradox!


I know Then the host shows me one box that is wrong. Then I walk out of the building, and a second person enters to answer. Does the probability then stay the same?
The probability stays the same, but the person selecting the box would not have any knowledge of the odds thus they would believe it is 50/50 but in fact it is 1/3 to lose 2/3 to win if he changes the box that was selected at first. If he remains with the same box then he loses 2/3 times and wins 1/3.
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«Reply #264 on: October 04, 2010, 06:40:57 AM »
Wierd.  I just can't see how.  I'm going to try it today on someone.

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«Reply #265 on: October 04, 2010, 03:50:04 PM »
*Bob's brain pops.*

I still don't get it either and I'm tired of thinking about it.  I must be missing something.
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«Reply #266 on: October 04, 2010, 05:54:56 PM »
that one seems confusing but the math is actually quite simple.  if you don't switch, it's a 1/3 chance of winning, no matter what.  the host will always open the door that isn't the big prize, and so you perceive your chance of winning as 50/50 (it's one of the two doors that is left, therefore 50/50), but it's actually not, it's 2/3 if you switch, and 1/3 if you don't. 

here's the permutations:

1 goat 2 goat 3 $
I pick 1, host opens 2, I switch:  winner

1 goat 2 $ 3 goat
I pick 1, host opens 3, I switch: winner

1 $ 2 goat 3 goat
I pick 1, host opens either 2 or 3, I switch: loser

now, if the host doesn't have perfect knowledge of what is behind each of the doors, then the chances are different, because the host will randomly open the $ door some of the time, and that ruins the game.

make sense?

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«Reply #267 on: October 04, 2010, 08:36:11 PM »
I guess it's sinking in more.  Still seems strange though. 

I suppose you have more chance of picking the wrong one too from the start.  2/3's chance of picking a goat. 
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«Reply #268 on: October 09, 2010, 01:25:51 PM »
- Did you know that this baby got scared by something that still scares me sometimes, especially from other people :)

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«Reply #269 on: October 09, 2010, 02:36:50 PM »
Priceless!  ;D  ;D  ;D

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«Reply #271 on: October 10, 2010, 06:46:57 PM »
AWESOME!  Absolutely AWESOME.  :o

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«Reply #272 on: October 10, 2010, 06:49:46 PM »
Yes so cool!! I really wish I could do that too!!!  8)  :P

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«Reply #273 on: October 10, 2010, 07:30:12 PM »
Today's date is 10-10-10.  Any way you want to format that date, British or American style. 

Only two more years like that.  *Bob wonders what the end of the Mayan calendar is and if there will be a 12-12-12.*
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«Reply #274 on: October 10, 2010, 07:59:05 PM »
Today's date is 10-10-10.  Any way you want to format that date, British or American style.  

Only two more years like that.  *Bob wonders what the end of the Mayan calendar is and if there will be a 12-12-12.*

Actually there is no end of the Mayan calendar. That's only a huge hype. But what all these "end of our dimension" fans claim is 12-12-21.

I will be happily drinking a glass of champaign on 12-12-22, I'm sure  ;D 8) 8)

Or even more than one

But I admit, all these numbers are a bit mesmerizing haha @-S  ;D

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«Reply #275 on: October 11, 2010, 07:36:48 AM »
I thought it was 12-12-12.  :o

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«Reply #276 on: October 11, 2010, 04:42:47 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon

I was just being lazy and not looking it up.  December 21, 2012. 

Which means we would get a 12-12-12 first even if the world ends. 

Shame on those Mayans for scheduling the end of the world so close to Christmas.  You'll still have to get presents for everyone on the chance the world doesn't actually end.  But if you don't get the chance to give them, it's a big waste of time.  I suggest everyone hold off an wrapping those gifts and buy gifts on credit for Christmas 2012.  It's not like you can not buy gifts and tell people on Christmas, "Oh, I didn't get you anything because I thought the world was going to end four days ago."  *Bob plans to watch out of 'end of the world' sales.*
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«Reply #277 on: October 11, 2010, 06:44:56 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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«Reply #278 on: October 11, 2010, 07:53:10 PM »
HEHE, i can just image some of our furniture stores with an end of world sale.

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«Reply #279 on: October 12, 2010, 02:46:36 PM »

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«Reply #280 on: October 13, 2010, 02:00:13 AM »
I love optical illusions.

Did you know that this optical illusion is very simple but extremely effective?

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«Reply #281 on: October 13, 2010, 11:50:41 PM »
I think this might be a live webcam of the Chilean miners.  From down in the hole.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/22309266


Although this isn't making sense.  One news story says four miners are left.  I see several in this video and then a little phone booth box came down from a hole in the ceiling.  Maybe it's from earlier.  Or with a delay in case something bad happens.  I just Contreras, #31, go up just now.

Yes.  I see it is live.  I still think there might be a delay though.

Or not.  
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_chile_mine_collapse;_ylt=ApngNWYajhN17Z69RB5PQV8DW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTJwbnBxcTVmBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAxMDEzL2x0X2NoaWxlX21pbmVfY29sbGFwc2UEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDY2hpbGVtaW5lcmVz

Now three are left.  I saw #31 going up just now.  That makes sense.  Maybe they lowered extra workers down into the mine to help out.  I wouldn't have thought they would send anyone else down though. 
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«Reply #282 on: October 14, 2010, 12:19:20 AM »
There goes another one.  Yanez.
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«Reply #283 on: October 14, 2010, 12:47:07 AM »
There goes the last guy.  #33. 
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«Reply #284 on: October 14, 2010, 12:56:18 AM »
Hey, hey.  All the miners are out. :)
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«Reply #285 on: October 14, 2010, 07:41:14 AM »
One of the most moving and spectacular events I've ever seen in my life!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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«Reply #286 on: October 14, 2010, 11:49:48 AM »
- Did you know that "Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" requires many unique musical instructions to perform? I personally like the animal directions.



Here is an attempt at performing the piece entirely :) Very amusing.

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«Reply #287 on: October 14, 2010, 12:21:10 PM »
It's been disactivated.  >:(

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«Reply #288 on: October 14, 2010, 12:26:24 PM »
Click it to open in youtube, should work :)
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«Reply #289 on: October 14, 2010, 12:49:40 PM »
- Did you know that this is hilarious? 3:08 lazer beam explosion effect on piano!!!!!

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«Reply #290 on: October 19, 2010, 03:39:41 PM »
- Did you know that you can get pretty sea sick on a boat? This is just going too far though.
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«Reply #291 on: October 19, 2010, 05:35:35 PM »
There must be something wrong with me, I was laughing my head off at the first part of that video!  I mean, I know there were probably people hurt, but the sight of them going back and forth like that really cracked me up!  They would disappear from view and then, woosh!  there they were sliding back the other way!  ;D

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«Reply #292 on: October 20, 2010, 02:39:03 AM »
Did you know... the Earth may already have ended?

The end of the Mayan calendar may have been calculated wrong, give or take 50 or 100 years either way.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101019/sc_livescience/endoftheearthpostponed



So much for my plans to offer to collect anyone's life savings shortly before 12 21 2012 since they wouldn't need it anymore.  And my plans to guarantee living beyond 12 21 2012 for a nominal fee.  *Bob scraps his plans for the "Church of Bob" which could offer this guarantee.  Nothing to lose if I I'm wrong...*
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«Reply #293 on: October 20, 2010, 06:06:37 AM »
Don't scrap those plans!  I would join.   :D

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«Reply #294 on: October 20, 2010, 06:08:29 AM »
Did you know... the Earth may already have ended?

The end of the Mayan calendar may have been calculated wrong, give or take 50 or 100 years either way.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101019/sc_livescience/endoftheearthpostponed



So much for my plans to offer to collect anyone's life savings shortly before 12 21 2012 since they wouldn't need it anymore.  And my plans to guarantee living beyond 12 21 2012 for a nominal fee.  *Bob scraps his plans for the "Church of Bob" which could offer this guarantee.  Nothing to lose if I I'm wrong...*
That's a relief.  Now I have time to finish the Liszt sonata...

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«Reply #295 on: October 23, 2010, 12:32:44 PM »
- Did you know there is over 90,000 people per 1/2 a square kilometer (~0.3miles) living in parts of Manila? Because of this some people live with the dead!

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«Reply #296 on: October 29, 2010, 01:01:34 PM »
Second time this has happened to me.  I never knew about this.

Eating kiwis (the fruit) can numb your mouth. ::)

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080305142238AAJZUUz

It takes 5-6 for me and the effect lasts a few hours.  Weird.

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«Reply #297 on: October 29, 2010, 01:43:29 PM »
Did you know... the Earth may already have ended?

The end of the Mayan calendar may have been calculated wrong, give or take 50 or 100 years either way.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101019/sc_livescience/endoftheearthpostponed

Well, I don't need to worry, considering I'm in The Netherlands were, as the poet Heinrich Heine remarked, everything happens 50 years later... ;D

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«Reply #298 on: October 29, 2010, 05:48:53 PM »
-Did you know evolution is complete BS!?


....explain the platypus...

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«Reply #299 on: October 30, 2010, 07:40:50 AM »
- Did you know that some people look like famous people?
http://www.splitting-images.com/celebrity_list.html
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