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2016 Sep 16, 12:10
@ericlaw "Any A.I. smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it." http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2440580-river-of-gods 
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2016 Feb 2, 11:15
Epic ‘Frinkiac’ Search Engine Matches Any Simpsons Quote With Its Still http://www.wired.com/2016/02/ultimate-simpsons-search-engine-pairs-quotes-with-stills/ … via @WIRED
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4 people are living in an isolated habitat for 30 days. Why? Science!

2016 Feb 1, 3:27

nasa:

This 30 day mission will help our researchers learn how isolation and close quarters affect individual and group behavior. This study at our Johnson Space Center prepares us for long duration space missions, like a trip to an asteroid or even to Mars.

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The Human Research Exploration Analog (HERA) that the crew members will be living in is one compact, science-making house. But unlike in a normal house, these inhabitants won’t go outside for 30 days. Their communication with the rest of planet Earth will also be very limited, and they won’t have any access to internet. So no checking social media kids!

The only people they will talk with regularly are mission control and each other.

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The crew member selection process is based on a number of criteria, including the same criteria for astronaut selection.

What will they be doing?

Because this mission simulates a 715-day journey to a Near-Earth asteroid, the four crew members will complete activities similar to what would happen during an outbound transit, on location at the asteroid, and the return transit phases of a mission (just in a bit of an accelerated timeframe). This simulation means that even when communicating with mission control, there will be a delay on all communications ranging from 1 to 10 minutes each way. The crew will also perform virtual spacewalk missions once they reach their destination, where they will inspect the asteroid and collect samples from it. 

A few other details:

  • The crew follows a timeline that is similar to one used for the ISS crew.
  • They work 16 hours a day, Monday through Friday. This includes time for daily planning, conferences, meals and exercises.  
  • They will be growing and taking care of plants and brine shrimp, which they will analyze and document.

But beware! While we do all we can to avoid crises during missions, crews need to be able to respond in the event of an emergency. The HERA crew will conduct a couple of emergency scenario simulations, including one that will require them to maneuver through a debris field during the Earth-bound phase of the mission. 

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Throughout the mission, researchers will gather information about cohabitation, teamwork, team cohesion, mood, performance and overall well-being. The crew members will be tracked by numerous devices that each capture different types of data.

image

Past HERA crew members wore a sensor that recorded heart rate, distance, motion and sound intensity. When crew members were working together, the sensor would also record their proximity as well, helping investigators learn about team cohesion.

Researchers also learned about how crew members react to stress by recording and analyzing verbal interactions and by analyzing “markers” in blood and saliva samples.

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In total, this mission will include 19 individual investigations across key human research elements. From psychological to physiological experiments, the crew members will help prepare us for future missions.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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4 people are living in an isolated habitat for 30 days. Why? Science!

2016 Feb 1, 3:27

nasa:

This 30 day mission will help our researchers learn how isolation and close quarters affect individual and group behavior. This study at our Johnson Space Center prepares us for long duration space missions, like a trip to an asteroid or even to Mars.

image

The Human Research Exploration Analog (HERA) that the crew members will be living in is one compact, science-making house. But unlike in a normal house, these inhabitants won’t go outside for 30 days. Their communication with the rest of planet Earth will also be very limited, and they won’t have any access to internet. So no checking social media kids!

The only people they will talk with regularly are mission control and each other.

image

The crew member selection process is based on a number of criteria, including the same criteria for astronaut selection.

What will they be doing?

Because this mission simulates a 715-day journey to a Near-Earth asteroid, the four crew members will complete activities similar to what would happen during an outbound transit, on location at the asteroid, and the return transit phases of a mission (just in a bit of an accelerated timeframe). This simulation means that even when communicating with mission control, there will be a delay on all communications ranging from 1 to 10 minutes each way. The crew will also perform virtual spacewalk missions once they reach their destination, where they will inspect the asteroid and collect samples from it. 

A few other details:

  • The crew follows a timeline that is similar to one used for the ISS crew.
  • They work 16 hours a day, Monday through Friday. This includes time for daily planning, conferences, meals and exercises.  
  • They will be growing and taking care of plants and brine shrimp, which they will analyze and document.

But beware! While we do all we can to avoid crises during missions, crews need to be able to respond in the event of an emergency. The HERA crew will conduct a couple of emergency scenario simulations, including one that will require them to maneuver through a debris field during the Earth-bound phase of the mission. 

image

Throughout the mission, researchers will gather information about cohabitation, teamwork, team cohesion, mood, performance and overall well-being. The crew members will be tracked by numerous devices that each capture different types of data.

image

Past HERA crew members wore a sensor that recorded heart rate, distance, motion and sound intensity. When crew members were working together, the sensor would also record their proximity as well, helping investigators learn about team cohesion.

Researchers also learned about how crew members react to stress by recording and analyzing verbal interactions and by analyzing “markers” in blood and saliva samples.

image

In total, this mission will include 19 individual investigations across key human research elements. From psychological to physiological experiments, the crew members will help prepare us for future missions.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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laughingsquid: ‘Everything Is a Remix’ Celebrates Its Five-Year...

2015 Sep 17, 3:05


laughingsquid:

‘Everything Is a Remix’ Celebrates Its Five-Year Anniversary With a Remastered Release and New Merchandise

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laughingsquid: ‘Everything Is a Remix’ Celebrates Its Five-Year...

2015 Sep 17, 3:05


laughingsquid:

‘Everything Is a Remix’ Celebrates Its Five-Year Anniversary With a Remastered Release and New Merchandise

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workjuice: Such whimsy! Video of the “Captain Laserbeam”...

2015 Sep 17, 3:02


workjuice:

Such whimsy! Video of the “Captain Laserbeam” segment of our April Fool’s Funaround is up; just click this sentence!
Starring Paul F. Tompkins​, John Hodgman​, Michael McMillian​, Lauren Lapkus​, Marc Evan Jackson​, Ben Schwartz​, Felicia Day​, Hal Lublin​, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Busy Philipps​, and more!

Tickets are still on sale for our Improv show and other shows in NY in October. Get ‘em here.

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workjuice: Such whimsy! Video of the “Captain Laserbeam”...

2015 Sep 17, 3:02


workjuice:

Such whimsy! Video of the “Captain Laserbeam” segment of our April Fool’s Funaround is up; just click this sentence!
Starring Paul F. Tompkins​, John Hodgman​, Michael McMillian​, Lauren Lapkus​, Marc Evan Jackson​, Ben Schwartz​, Felicia Day​, Hal Lublin​, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Busy Philipps​, and more!

Tickets are still on sale for our Improv show and other shows in NY in October. Get ‘em here.

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jonahray: MIKAL CRONIN - “Say”A video I wrote/directed for...

2015 May 27, 3:07


jonahray:

MIKAL CRONIN - “Say”

A video I wrote/directed for FUNNY OR DIE.

It features Kurt Braunohler, Nick Thune, Nelson Franklin, Allan McLeod and Ryan Perez. 

ALL HAIL THE CHEVY

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jonahray: MIKAL CRONIN - “Say”A video I wrote/directed for...

2015 May 27, 3:07


jonahray:

MIKAL CRONIN - “Say”

A video I wrote/directed for FUNNY OR DIE.

It features Kurt Braunohler, Nick Thune, Nelson Franklin, Allan McLeod and Ryan Perez. 

ALL HAIL THE CHEVY

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laughingsquid: Live Band Performs ‘Mario Kart’ Song as Man...

2015 May 27, 3:11


laughingsquid:

Live Band Performs ‘Mario Kart’ Song as Man Races Down the Video Game Track

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laughingsquid: Live Band Performs ‘Mario Kart’ Song as Man...

2015 May 27, 3:11


laughingsquid:

Live Band Performs ‘Mario Kart’ Song as Man Races Down the Video Game Track

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laughingsquid: A Real Hedgehog Scurries Along to Music From the...

2015 Apr 23, 1:17


laughingsquid:

A Real Hedgehog Scurries Along to Music From the ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Video Game While Collecting Golden Rings

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laughingsquid: A Real Hedgehog Scurries Along to Music From the...

2015 Apr 23, 1:17


laughingsquid:

A Real Hedgehog Scurries Along to Music From the ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Video Game While Collecting Golden Rings

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laughingsquid:‘Find a Fish’, The Classic Surreal Intermission...

2015 Apr 8, 5:02


laughingsquid:

‘Find a Fish’, The Classic Surreal Intermission Sketch From Monty Python’s 1983 Film ‘The Meaning of Life’

Surprisingly often quoted ‘a fish fish fishy, oh!’ with my roommates in college.

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laughingsquid:‘Find a Fish’, The Classic Surreal Intermission...

2015 Apr 8, 5:02


laughingsquid:

‘Find a Fish’, The Classic Surreal Intermission Sketch From Monty Python’s 1983 Film ‘The Meaning of Life’

Surprisingly often quoted ‘a fish fish fishy, oh!’ with my roommates in college.

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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Mar 26, 4:20
Anyone know why Chrome percent-encodes single quote in URI query? http://jsfiddle.net/unLrqxso/1/  Its a reserved char so encoding changes URI.
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99percentinvisible:Rainworks: art that only appears in rain.

2015 Mar 24, 12:04








99percentinvisible:

Rainworks: art that only appears in rain.

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99percentinvisible:Rainworks: art that only appears in rain.

2015 Mar 24, 12:04








99percentinvisible:

Rainworks: art that only appears in rain.

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laughingsquid:Researcher Cracks His Knuckles in Only One Hand...

2015 Mar 24, 12:01


laughingsquid:

Researcher Cracks His Knuckles in Only One Hand for Over 60 Years to See if He Would Get Arthritis

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