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Is the Canon EOS M5 a danger to Nikon?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:48:38 +0000

It took Canon 4 (There is no Canon EOS M4) iterations of the M camera to make finally something that on paper looks a great camera. Had Canon failed (again) and I wouldn’t be worrying about Nikon, but if Canon has success with camera I don’t know what Nikon is doing with its 1 series, […]

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A final Portugal-França — a Vitória!

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:27:11 +0000

Não há muito a dizer neste último comentário. Apenas que GANHAMOS E SOMOS CAMPEÕES EUROPEUS. Mas ainda assim algumas notas: Como tinha pensado na última entrada, o cansaço acumulado da selecção francesa foi determinante. Fernando Santos acabou por fazer uma gestão dos minutos que ajudou Portugal (apesar dos 3 prolongamentos) a ter mais frescura física. […]

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A final Portugal-França — O Cansaço!

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:20:37 +0000

Um dos factores que muito se tem falado tem a ver com o cansaço do jogadores. Será que vai ser um factor decisivo na final do Europeu? A verdade é que Portugal e França são muito semelhantes na utilização de jogadores neste Europeu 2016 (com algumas diferenças). Portugal tem 3 jogadores com mais minutos nas […]

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Graphene Batteries. Maybe the future?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:30:57 +0000

I’ve been a bit sceptic about electric cars getting massive adoption in the next few years because of the battery technology. I believe that you’ll need at least a 10 fold increase in capacity per litter and cost before you’ll see true massive adoption of the electric car. If you look at the electric car, […]

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Quando se ganha é mais difícil dizer mal…

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:55:50 +0000

E mesmo vencendo é sempre possível melhorar. A selecção continua a mostrar alguma fraqueza, principalmente no toca a controlar o meio campo, mas se a solidariedade defensiva é notória o ataque é manifestamente parco. Uns dirão que é defeito outros que é feitio do Fernando Santos. Solidez e depois logo se vê o que se […]

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Facebook in Paris without a tablet

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:40:02 +0000

Facebook to translate posts into different languages AUTOMATICALLY Well, AUTOMATICALLY is the interesting aspect of all this. Not because the capability is there, but because it has some ethical aspects to it. Why should something be able to do that? What if I post a Portuguese poem? How is FB going to translate Shakespeare? Naturally […]

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Ao 5 empate Bayern 2–Resto do mundo 0

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:41:37 +0000

O Português é um tipo teimoso, que é incapaz de mudar de rumo mesmo que na sua frente esteja um iceberg, e chama a essa teimosia “persistência”, “acreditar”, “fé”. O Fernando Santos é um desses Portugueses. Tem uma fé inabalável numa forma de jogar que tem mostrado um futebol um tanto ou quanto chato, mas […]

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What does football, Brexit and my kitchen have in common?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:57:15 +0000

After loosing to Chile (second time in a row), the second best player in the world doesn’t want to play anymore for his country at the age of 29 (after four lost finals). Maybe there was some problem with the money suitcase travelling to the Cayman islands, but in any case Argentina loses big time […]

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E ao quarto empate… Portugal ganhou.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:03:03 +0000

Tudo neste último jogo foi diferente dos anteriores, apesar do empate — nos 90 minutos. No jogo do mata-mata não há espaços para recuperações milagrosas como as do jogo com a Hungria. Fernando Santos sabia-o e colocou uma equipa mais sólida defensivamente. Que antes de ganhar o jogo sabia que não o podia perder infantilmente […]

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JASP or not to JASP? Bayesian statistical methods for free.

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:01:27 +0000

There are two ways of doing statistical analysis. One that I call the Excel approach and the other that I call the Experts approach. The idea is that you use the former if you are a mouse user, and like to point and click at things without really understanding what is happening (and without much […]

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The British Strike OUT. What a mistake they made!

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:47:38 +0000

Well, the chances where there, the clowns were out, the stupidity made them blind, and now BRITAIN VOTED OUT. This might be the biggest face changing in Europe since WWII and we all will have privileged seats to watch/or be part of/ whatever you prefer. The late Iain Banks, one of Britain best writers of […]

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Portugal e a tática do 3-3-3-3?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:40:54 +0000

Pois é, e não estou a falar do resultado. Esta selecção mete-se em alhadas não porque quer, mas porque tem ali meia dúzia de nabos que nem num batatal saberiam apanhar a hortaliça. Foram 3 erros de defesas que deram origem a 3 livres e de 3 livres surgiram 3 golos Húngaros. Porquê tanta azelhice? […]

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O preço das casas sobe em Lisboa

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:50:19 +0000

Segundo um relatório — e ultimamente todo o jornalismo parece provir de relatórios. Será que ainda há jornalistas à antiga, que vão para a rua, que fazem perguntas? — mas como dizia, segundo um relatório, vendem-se mais casas em Lisboa e mais caras. Vendem-se e a cidade está mais cara. Se tanto dinheiro está a […]

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APFS might be the best new thing in macOS Sierra

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:00:12 +0000

I’ve long forgotten to watch Apple keynotes because honestly … they don’t present much these days and my time is very valuable to be sitting for 90 minutes watching promotional material. BUT, in the latest presentation of the future operating system there was something that catched my attention: THE NEW FILE SYSTEM. Apple has been […]

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Portugal e as contas do futebol

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:00:34 +0000

Depois do jogo de ontem fica patente que há algo de muito errado na PSICOLOGIA dos jogadores Portugueses. Não é possível ser sistematicamente a selecção que MAIS REMATA E NÃO MARCA. A probabilidade de isto ser um outlier começa a ser mais pequena que um feijão. Ainda por cima quando estes jogadores até não têm […]

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The 1984 we are getting into. Trouble ahead Captain.

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:16:56 +0000

I’m stunned by this idea that in a near future the written word might disappear from online. At least that is what FB executives think might happen. The written word is probably the best, most elegant, and most fundamental way to articulate an idea, to express a thought, to represent our passions. But VIDEO KILLED […]

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Working remotely: certainly the future.

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:20:58 +0000

In a tech world remote work will be the future, but trying to figure out which companies are hiring or allow remote work is not certainly easy. That is why RemoteBase is so great. It is a directory, yes, like those of the ancient webs, but it is great because it is only dedicated to […]

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1-1! porquê o 4-4-2? onde está o 4-3-3?

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:57:32 +0000

Há alturas em que até temo ter razão. A selecção precisa deixar de ter medo de fazer certas coisas como passar a bola e imprimir velocidade. Não há ninguém nesta selecção que saiba o que é verticalidade e velocidade ao jogo. Limitam-se ao pontapé longo ou ao passe para o lado que a bola queima. […]

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No dia em que a selecção joga

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:22:04 +0000

há um muito tempo que não olho para as estatísticas dos RSS, mas… é ainda importante (ou relevante) o RSS nos dias de hoje onde tudo o que se publica vai aparecer invariavelmente nos feeds das redes sociais e onde ou se captura a atenção do leitor em 2 segundos ou se vai para ao […]

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WE MAKE TOOLS FOR THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE. No more.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:33:41 +0000

Apple is starting to crack and everyone is throwing curve balls at it. The greatest company on earth is not growing anymore. What? Panic? What should I do? What happened? A few quick notes. The most painful truth about apple is that in recent years apple focused more on the superficial than on the essential. […]

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5 essential tricks for R users

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:29:27 +0000

R is very powerful and is becoming the language of data scientists. But some things require a bit of learning and are not obvious to the R newcomer. Here are five useful tips if you are just starting out: Sometimes data is not in the correct format and you need to reshape data to use […]

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Data Analysis of 2015 Tourism in the EU: Why raw numbers are worthless (tl:dr)

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:48:23 +0000

Eurostat released a short statistic about the number of tourism nights spent in the EU in 2015. Curiously, Spain shows up as the top tourist destination in Europe. Hm… right at the moment when everyone is speaking about the Spanish influence everywhere. Top. What does that really mean? And what is it about all these […]

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AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol. Lessons from 1997

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:01:11 +0000

Go was praised as the last frontier for AI. Computer programs were not good enough to tackle the complexity of the game because they lacked the intuition and creativity shown by human professional Go players — that studied the game all their life. This lead to the idea that Go players, as opposed to chess […]

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Email is not dead, but it is not private either

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 12:21:30 +0000

“I have the impression my email is being read” I have lost count of the times this exact phrase was repeated to me. What makes email users assume that their emails and accounts are private if the protocol doesn’t ensure anything related to privacy when they press the compose button? People tend to assume something […]

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AppleScript: search clipboard text on sixhat.net

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:24:50 +0000

When I’m working on something interesting I usually want to check if I’ve already mentioned it the blog. This script allows me to quickly open a new tab on Google Chrome and search on sixhat.net for a text that I’ve copied into the clipboard. -- This script is based on a script of Computer World […]

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Anti Ad Blockers NO VISIT Websites list

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:48:45 +0000

Anti Ad Blockers are now being used by online publishers as a counter measure to, well… Ad Blockers.  I find this outranging and intrusive.  This is an interference with my private choice of having an ad blocker installed. If I don’t want to see Ads, I don’t see ads, PERIOD.  I can do it on […]

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Driverless bus trial in Netherlands

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:28:56 +0000

An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind worldwide. — in the guardian And this is not really much, but it is a start, although I think that having self-driving mass transit buses is […]

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Where are we heading in knowledge preservation?

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:56:17 +0000

The Internet Archive is not Google. The Internet Archive is a chaotic, beautiful mess. It’s not well-organized, and its tools for browsing and searching the wealth of material on there are still rudimentary, but getting better. — by Andy Baio The discussion about the how to preserve knowledge and make it available in a time […]

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Guardian Puzzle Feb 1, 2016 – The shady puzzle that will keep you in the dark

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:05:20 +0000

This is my solution to the Guardian Puzzle of Feb 1, 2016. The puzzle asks the reader to “design a room with straight walls in which there is a position for a single light source that leaves either part or all of every wall in shadow.” My solution guarantees that each wall of the 6 […]

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Forget Inbox ZERO. ARCHIVE old EMAILS instead.

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:44:44 +0000

Every now and then someone talks about having a Inbox Zero. Fxxx them. It is like asking a pidgin not to crap on public statues. My email inbox is that statue, a catch all for the important emails/projects I’m working on. This is what most of us who complaint about the inbox do. I just […]

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Feriados portugueses de 2016. O regresso do merecido descanso nacional.

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:56:13 +0000

Questões sobre os feriados portugueses de 2016. Porque é que a república portuguesa tem feriados religiosos? Pior, porque é que todos os feriados religiosos são da igreja católica romana? Não percebo esta “politiquice” de dizer que já que se repõem os feriados civis “igualmente” se repõem os religiosos. IGUALMENTE? Mais uma vez os nossos politicos […]

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2016 será o ano do carro elétrico?!

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:22:05 +0000

Sabem quando estão com uma pequena comichão nas ideias e não conseguem perceber porquê? Eu estou assim em relação aos carro eléctricos em 2016. Honestamente acho que até agora todos os carros elétricos existentes são uma bela mostra de tecnologia, que nos coloca um sorriso nos lábios, mas que não nos convenceram ainda a dar […]

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TLDR – better man pages

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:45:33 +0000

We don’t need to know all unix terminal commands and how they are invoked. If, like me, you are lazy like a cicada to read through the entire man page, this app is for you. Geeks around the world thank the time saving of this and code faster in result. No more scratching our heads […]

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BICT 2015 New York Conference

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:00:19 +0000

And here we go for another conference. Following the paper A Model For Foraging Ants, Controlled By Spiking Neural Networks And Double Pheromones another work on Designing Behaviour in Bio-inspired Robots Using Associative Topologies of Spiking-Neural-Networks with Cristian Jimenez-Romero and Jeffrey Johnson is going to be presented at the BICT 2015 conference (both a talk […]

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Peugeot-Citroën de Vigo a Madrid sem mãos no volante

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:53:04 +0000

Claro que esta viagem entre Vigo e Madrid em Espanha parece mais uma habilidade para jornalistas do que propriamente um programa continuado de desenvolvimento. Basta ver a quantidade de engravatados que o video mostra. O que é interessante é que quase todas as companhias automóveis tem neste momento planos de desenvolvimento de automóveis de condução […]

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Dell pulling a Lenovo/Volkswagen?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:16:43 +0000

You don’t need David Cameron to break encryption, or the feds, or any secret agency in the world. Computer companies are doing it gladly. Dell laptops have been found to be pre-installed with rogue SSL certificates that can allow attackers to impersonate as any HTTPS protected website. Want a backdoor? Dell will provide it quickly […]

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Are we buying smartphone spies into our lives?

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 09:12:15 +0000

With all the “apps” you can eat (install) mantra, smartphones represent one of the biggest threats to our privacy. MIT researchers found that most popular Android Apps are killing device’s batteries with constant background covert communications. 63 percent of the external communication has no effect on user-observable functionality. The authors concluded that the covert communications could impair […]

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The crazy fear of the West with refugees

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:23:04 +0000

Why is the west so alarmed with refugees? Well, science explains it but knowing our fears and the ways our primal brains work won’t we be forced — as rational beings that we think we are — to fight our prejudices and ease the boundaries between us and them? Or we might just need to […]

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Telegram shutting down ISIS sites won’t solve the problem

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:04:32 +0000

While some argue that the fact that ISIS is using encryption is a good reason to break encryption — it is a little like saying that because ISIS uses guns, then the West should ban guns too (hm, might not be a bad argument after all…) — the fact is that banning their channels from […]

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Printing all Bibtex references into a single document

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:38:32 +0000

When dealing with Bibtex reference files sometimes they just grow BIGGER THAN LIFE and sometimes it is important to have a printed copy of all references for handing out to some colleagues. Well. Some people still make fire with flint. Here is my trick to produce a printed version of all the references in my […]

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More stupid attacks on Encryption

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:11:20 +0000

The NYT reveals that the Paris terrorists used encrypted systems to communicate and organise the attacks. WHAT IS THE SURPRISE IN THIS? The stupidity is that the MILITARY want to push for broken encryption systems, and that mentality is so flawed that one has to ask HOW ARE THE INFORMATION SERVICES PROTECTING US AGAIN? The […]

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The age of easy things in software development

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:30:13 +0000

With the advent of App Stores in many platforms we’ve seen a change in programming paradigm and a decrease in software quality in general. When there was no other option to sell your product other than making it so good that word of mouth would carry if forward, developers invested a lot of time in […]

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Cuidado com a EDP Comercial

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:16:27 +0000

Temos urgentemente que criar uma lei que criminalise o marketing telefónico de uma vez por todas. Ultimamente é o número 210340970 em que a voz do outro lado se diz da EDP Comercial. Perguntei-lhes claramente se se tratava de uma campanha de marketing ao que não me responderam. Será que estas companhias não percebem que […]

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Posting to Blog from Quicksilver

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:35:03 +0000

I’ve managed do find a solution to post text from anywhere to this blog using quicksilver to select text from my text editor and send it directly to the Dave’s Conundrums. The trick is to use an applescript and execute it via QS. Technically the script was used to allow you to type directly in […]

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CM de Lisboa vai controlar Tuk Tuk

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:14:37 +0000

Segundo o link do Público a CML quer controlar, ou antes está a pensar em meter a colherada, num negócio que se percebeu que é florescente? Onde está o estudo a mostrar a necessidade de controlar o número de Tuk Tuk na cidade? Ou será que se trata apenas de apaziguar a malta dos Taxis?

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Posting to blog from any application

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:11:32 +0000

One of the issues with blogging is that you can’t really do it from within any app you choose. There are dedicated clients like Ecto, MarsEdit or Windows Live Writer, but you have to use them. What I really wanted was something that would allow me to blog from anywhere. I could just use my […]

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A rádio na internet, novidades podcast

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:45:11 +0000

De repente são como cogumelos e os podcasts nacionais estão a aparecer um pouco por todo o lado. 2015 está realmente a ser pródigo em novidades sonoras. Eis alguns que me chamaram a atenção nos últimos dias e que estão ainda nas primeiras edições. Boa onda! Palavras Cruzadas – um podcast sobre as palavras dos […]

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Replacing a Toshiba Satellite A100 Hard Drive with an SSD

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:17:02 +0000

This is a step by step on how to replace the internal hard drive of a Toshiba Satellite A100-376 with a stock off the shelf SATA SSD drive. In my case I chose a Kingston 240GB ssdNOW V300 that is in the sub 100€ price point. But if you shop around you might be able […]

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On The faux Sharing Economy

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:05 +0000

AirBNB and Uber are probably the two most well known brands of the so called sharing economy, a concept where — through technology — normal people can earn some extra money by optimisation of resources through information. The concept is highly distorted and the sharing economy businesses in many cases have little differences from traditional […]

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Driving Cars or Letting them Drive You. How? TL;DR

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:02:15 +0000

People should, very much, be concerned. There are a lot of questions we should be asking about self-driving cars (Will they be privately or publicly owned? Both? Will nonautonomous vehicles be banned? When? How will we secure them from hacking and viruses and malware and plain old-fashioned bugs? How can we preserve our location privacy? […]

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A ver: Fortitude

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:25:05 +0000

Ver ep. 1 na RTP Play. A RTP2 está a transmitir Fortitude até dia 6 de Outubro. A não perder, todos os dias às 22h. Só é pena que o site da RTP seja tão parco na informação prestada sobre a programação das séries e que seja quase preciso ir adivinhando dia a dia se […]

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In the Couch with Movies: The Longest Ride

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:16:21 +0000

I’ve just seen the movie The Longest Ride, a movie about a young couple that has to make difficult decisions about growing up and are inspired in the process by an older couple’s life story. Check The Longest Ride Website. The storyline is set with a Bull-riding background and when I started seeing this movie […]

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My Challenge to Portuguese politicians:

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 17:25:07 +0000

Dear Portuguese politician, Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Please bear with me and listen to these two episodes of the Allusionist and then think for a moment about the Portuguese 1990 language agreement. I hope this didn’t mess your political convictions, but if by any chance the neuron in your […]

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Crossing from Plymouth to Santander on board of the Pont-Aven

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:59:08 +0000

When I was first looking into bringing my car from the UK I was suggested to take a look at the ferries for Santander and Bilbao. At first I was a bit afraid of the trip. There were many parameters to choose from, many preparations to do. And the trip itself is 24h at sea. […]

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Eu Votava Num Partido Que . . .

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:05:17 +0000

Revogasse o acordo ortográfico de 1990. Acho que não é preciso explicação para este desastre em que só a classe política continua a insistir. Propusesse o 10 de Junho como data única para a realização de eleições. E tomadas de posse na primeira segunda-feira subsequente. Que dia de Portugal poderia ser melhor celebrado do que […]

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Second Life Abandoned Virtual Realities

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:50:33 +0000

There is something strange about online entities, be it blogs, virtual games, moocs, or vles. There’s something ethereal about all those entities. Because they will fade away quickly as they were praised. They have a lifetime so short that some users are still hanging to those entities while the servers are being shut down. An […]

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A Model for Foraging Ants, Controlled by Spiking Neural Networks and Double Pheromones

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:05:43 +0000

A model of an Ant System where ants are controlled by a spiking neural circuit and a second order pheromone mechanism in a foraging task is presented. A neural circuit is trained for individual ants and subsequently the ants are exposed to a virtual environment where a swarm of ants performed a resource foraging task. […]

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Some Thoughts on the Greek Democracy

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:00:06 +0000

The athenian democracy first appeared in ancient Greece in Athens in 508 BC and while it had its problems (only 1/5 of the population could vote for example) it was the first case where direct decision by the citizens steered the polis forward. As in the past Greek Democracy is going back to its roots […]

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Force macports to upgrade all outdated ports

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:01:00 +0000

if you are a macports user you probably upgrade the ports you have in your machine with the command port upgrade outdated but sometimes some packages gets broken and can not be installed, leaving other macports packages that could be upgraded stuck at old versions. The only solution is to manually upgrade each one of […]

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Is Big Data Cause or Consequence

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:05:14 +0000

It is clear that we are living in a world where everything is connected, where more data is available, where humans spends more and more time producing digital breadcrumbs. And all this data can be collected and analysed in ways that are new and never before imagined. But when talking about big data sometimes one […]

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