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Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.

...the team scanned 66,000 Amazon.com product reviews, with three different human annotators tagging sentences for sarcasm. The team then identified certain sarcastic patterns that emerged in the reviews and created a classification algorithm that puts each statement into a sarcastic class.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:53 PM | Tags (8) | algorithm | computer | popsci | popular | recognize | sarcasm | science | detection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.

In December 2009, 59% of Americans used TV and the internet simultaneously, compared to 56.9% in June 2009 and 57.5% in December 2008. On a year-over-year basis, participation in this activity increased 2.7%, accord ing to the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (9) | computers | increase | percentages | reports | simultaneous | surfing | survey | television | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.

Got some old computer parts laying around? If so, crack it open and start getting to work on this tutorial. You'll have on unique looking chess set as a result and a cool desk ornament/decoration as well. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | tutorial | chess | set | processors | chips | computers | instructables | howto | pieces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

A hundred and one reasons why you should play more Sudoku.A hundred and one reasons why you should play more Sudoku.

36. Experts say that solving Sudoku game is based on the neural pathways and even the computers that are most powerful cannot replicate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (9) | sudoku | reasons | time | consumption | games | puzzles | brain | nueral | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.

Free food always helps to bolster my overall mood and in some cases overall job satisfaction. Let this be a reminder to any of you who happen to have an IT staff on call, bring them food and help shall come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:26 PM | Tags (8) | it | satisfaction | low | computerworld | job | pc | tech | workplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.

Another illustrated guide from the folks at TheOatmeal.com on a subject most geeks know all too well about. Good luck to all of us this holiday season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 AM | Tags (7) | computers | theoatmeal | pretend | pc | tech | support | family |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

An original Apple-I computer will set you back just fifty grand.An original Apple-I computer will set you back just fifty grand.

By today's standards it looks downright primitive. But Jesse Sackman knows it's also a collectors item and he wants $50,000 for his model on eBay. 'It's a museum piece and in demand all over the world,' said Sackman.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | apple | vintage | ebay | museum | collectors | item | computer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to use your Wiimote as a computer mouse.A handy tutorial on how to use your Wiimote as a computer mouse.

Complete this tutorial and all of your everyday computing tasks can be just as fun playing a few hours of Nintendo Wii. Ok, probably not but it's still fun little tutorial to try out if you happen to have a Bluetooth adapter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:35 AM | Tags (9) | bluetooth | computer | mouse | mouse | remote | tutorial | wii | wiimote | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

The top eleven things nerds can do that regular people can't.The top eleven things nerds can do that regular people can't.

4.  Fix your computer just by using it, even though it kept crashing for you before.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:30 AM | Tags (8) | bbspot | funny | nerdy | geeks | computers | crashing | fix | bsod |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Twelve cool ways to donate your computer's spare processing power.Twelve cool ways to donate your computer's spare processing power.

Yes, your computer can actually play a role in a number of life-altering ways such as climate and earthqualke prediction to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The truth is out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:04 PM | Tags (10) | climate | computer | donate | infoworld | intelligence | predictions | processor | seti | space | spare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.

A comprehensive post that covers some software you should be using for regular computer maintenance. There is also a list of alternatives to popular software to keep your RAM usage low.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | software | computer | pc | faster | performance | makeuseof | firefox | pidgin | vlc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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