The 25 Most Creative Statues In The World.

Great list of unique outdoor statues.

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Meeting Etiquette - What Is Rudeness?

Meeting Etiquette – What Is Rudeness?

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I’ve been busy meeting people in recent months and consequently made a few observations of how people treat me.  Some of this behaviour borders of rudeness, but what is more intriguing is that these people don’t seem to consider it offensive and at most offer a flippant apology as a way to move the conversation back to them.  Leaving me to wonder if I’m some kind of precious!
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Enjoying a wander in the botanic gardens - now for the walk down (at Botanic Gardens of Wellington)

Enjoying a wander in the botanic gardens - now for the walk down (at Botanic Gardens of Wellington)

Met the really talented Japanese designer Rina Ogura @oguramemo who is bringing the beautifully crafted Japanese fusuma style paper to Wellington. Lots a history behind the craft, check out her website for more on her notebooks www.rinaogura.com

Met the really talented Japanese designer Rina Ogura @oguramemo who is bringing the beautifully crafted Japanese fusuma style paper to Wellington. Lots a history behind the craft, check out her website for more on her notebooks www.rinaogura.com

Words of wisdom from the cards today - the one on the left is quite topical “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” Louisa May Alcott

Words of wisdom from the cards today - the one on the left is quite topical “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” Louisa May Alcott

joewhyteillustration:

More sketchbook pages

Really lovely lines

(via lifedrawingopenstudio)

earthlynation:

(via 500px / Just Passing Through by Ken Kiefer)

So graceful

womenrockscience:

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There are so many negative images out there of young women and teenage girls. We are always portrayed as vapid, looks obsessed, useless and brainless. It’s gotten so bad than many of us have internalised these negative messages and wear being a young woman as a badge of shame and revulsion…

Great quote from Arianna Huffington book Thrive:

"If you walk in with fear and anger, you’ll find fear and anger: Go into situations with what you want to find there … When you worry, you’re holding pictures in your mind that you want less of … What you focus upon, you become. What you focus on comes to you. So hold in your mind what you want more of."

Picture courtesy of http://www.mandevillepress.org/tag/john-roger/

Great quote from Arianna Huffington book Thrive:

"If you walk in with fear and anger, you’ll find fear and anger: Go into situations with what you want to find there … When you worry, you’re holding pictures in your mind that you want less of … What you focus upon, you become. What you focus on comes to you. So hold in your mind what you want more of."

Picture courtesy of http://www.mandevillepress.org/tag/john-roger/

fastcompany:

Earlier this year Facebook created DeepFace, a facial recognition system almost as accurate as the human brain. In a standardized test involving pairs of photographs, a human being would get the answer correct 97.53% of the time; Facebook’s technology scored an impressive 97.25%. Most people thought that was as far as facial recognition breakthroughs would go in 2014. They were wrong.
A few months after Facebook’s breakthrough, the Multimedia Laboratory at the Chinese University of Hong Kong claims to have smashed Facebook’s record by building a recognition system that achieves a massive 99.15% accuracy rate—based on some truly innovative deep learning models.
“This is strong evidence that deep learning is making artificial intelligence possible,” says the university’s Xiaoou Tang, former head of Microsoft Asia’s Visual Computing group of Microsoft Asia. “As a breakthrough, it’s very exciting for us.”
By surpassing human levels of recognition for the first time, Tang’s triumph demonstrates just how far facial recognition technology has come in recent years—and where it might be going next.
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Intriguing the facial recognition tech now in force

fastcompany:

Earlier this year Facebook created DeepFace, a facial recognition system almost as accurate as the human brain. In a standardized test involving pairs of photographs, a human being would get the answer correct 97.53% of the time; Facebook’s technology scored an impressive 97.25%. Most people thought that was as far as facial recognition breakthroughs would go in 2014. They were wrong.

A few months after Facebook’s breakthrough, the Multimedia Laboratory at the Chinese University of Hong Kong claims to have smashed Facebook’s record by building a recognition system that achieves a massive 99.15% accuracy rate—based on some truly innovative deep learning models.

“This is strong evidence that deep learning is making artificial intelligence possible,” says the university’s Xiaoou Tang, former head of Microsoft Asia’s Visual Computing group of Microsoft Asia. “As a breakthrough, it’s very exciting for us.”

By surpassing human levels of recognition for the first time, Tang’s triumph demonstrates just how far facial recognition technology has come in recent years—and where it might be going next.

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Intriguing the facial recognition tech now in force