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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


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.A photo gallery from inside the Pavilions of Expo currently underway in Shanghai, China.

Go on in and have a gander at some photography of the event courtesy of Popular Science. You'll see some interesting things such as the world's largest IMAX screen followed by the world's largest baby (relax, it's only a model).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:22 PM | Tags (11) | 2010 | baby | expo | gallery | imax | inside | pavilions | popsci | popular | science | worlds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

New York Times takes a peek at Netflix queues around the country.New York Times takes a peek at Netflix queues around the country.

A great visualization with some interesting data as to the kind of Netflix patterns from different metropolitan areas. Everyone seems to love The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cadillac Records - not so much.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:51 PM | Tags (9) | metro | movies | netflix | nyt | nytimes | popular | rental | trends | unpopular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.

Covers everything from spray-able pancake batter and carbonated yogurt all the way over to colored ketchup and edible plates (Ritz crackers are a quick substitute for this as well - thank you Mitch Hedberg). So, who's hungry?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | foods | funny | popular | products | strange | terrifying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

The most popular Google searches of 2009 according to well, Google.The most popular Google searches of 2009 according to well, Google.

Years later we all look back at this and realize just how much we adored American Idol, that crazy swine flu, cash for clunkers, and last but not least our kooky paranormal activity. Wait, what?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | popular | 2009 | searches | zeitgeist | quarterly | fastest | rising | drops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 94 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.

Some interesting bits of free software to try out if you haven't already. I still haven't gotten around to testing out Google Chrome on the beloved Mac. I'll be giving that a whirl today. Also, it's a shame that Magnifique doesn't work with Snow Leopard - would've liked to try that one out as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:38 AM | Tags (10) | apple | applications | downloads | free | gizmodo | itunes | library | mac | macosx | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

A collection of the world's most lavish gaming gifts for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's most lavish gaming gifts for you to gawk at.

Yes, there is actually company that will come build your very own miniature golf course. Doing so will set your wallet back anywhere from $60,000 to $350,000. Your choice of windmill and/or fiery volcano.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:12 PM | Tags (7) | crispygamer | expensive | gaming | gifts | lavish | popularmechanics | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.A thorough debunking of laser usage in selected Hollywood movies.

Lightsabers violate the rules of physics in several important respects. For one thing, laser light is continuous so it wouldn't be possible to make it end in a tip to form the blade.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:37 PM | Tags (10) | darthvader | hollywood | lasers | lightsabers | mechanics | movies | myths | popular | science | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.

It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:45 PM | Tags (9) | future | human | space | flight | panel | experts | discussion | popularmechanics | committee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Five highly productive low stress animals that you can raise at home.Five highly productive low stress animals that you can raise at home.

You don't see too many Nigerian Dwarf Goats around the NYC suburbs, I'll tell you that much. Good luck!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:24 PM | Tags (5) | animals | raise | productive | lowcost | popularmechanics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 72 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

How to build a popularity algorithm that you can be proud of.How to build a popularity algorithm that you can be proud of.

After reading this article I am not so proud of my lame 'recently popular' list over on the right side of the page.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:25 AM | Tags (5) | algorithm | coding | popular | popularity | programmingafter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 135 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.

I've only hopped on the 360 bandwagon recently, but I've never looked back. It's awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | 360 | consoles | gamers | gaming | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Robot band obsessed with online popularity.Robot band obsessed with online popularity.

Wow, just like in real life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | robot | band | online | popularity | robots | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Six stylish bomb shelters you can buy right now.Six stylish bomb shelters you can buy right now.

The 60 x 20-foot shelter can serve as a central atrium, linked to other Radius models, or it can be used as a sort of single-family underground shelter condo, complete with a shower, kitchen and living room. As bomb shelters go, this is the Four Seasons.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 12:09 PM | Tags (5) | shelter | bomb | affordable | stylish | popularmechanics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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