🌎🗣NEWS: A new computer program can manipulate a video such that the person on-screen mirrors the movements and expressions of someone in a different video.
The algorithm starts by scanning two videos frame by frame, tracking 66 facial “landmarks” — like points along the eyes, nose and mouth — to map a person’s features, expression, head tilt and line of sight. For example, those videos might show former President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then, to make Putin mimic Obama’s behavior, the program distorts Putin’s image to adopt Obama’s head pose, facial expression and eye line in each frame. The program can also tweak shadows, change Putin’s hair or adjust the height of his shoulders to match his new head pose. The result is a video of Putin doing an eerily on-point imitation of Obama’s exact motions and expressions. SOURCE—>sciencenews.org
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Already talked about this book few months ago, but I wanted to add something.
In my opinion, there is two assets that you really need in your whole life : Self confidence and the ability to no giving a f*ck.
That's actually what helps me a lot currently and also the one that will be useful to develop any other ability that you need. •••••
They're not just useful for work, but really in your whole life, for everything. ----------
What's the most useful one in your opinion ?
Does anyone else have this problem?
You get caught up in what you're doing you don't fully take in what's around you? I think it's something unique to the digital nomad experience. Last summer despite finding myself in various countries I was still 90% in front of my screen throughout. I'm not complaining mind you, luckily for me 🎵 'my work is my play time' and `I work to relax` #resessionproof so it's pretty easy to validate. And fast forward a year, and the same projects I was working on for myself is what I'm doing full time now, so it hasn't been a bad investment?
But that inevitably means places I visit inevitably go unexplored 😐
In other news though! @omolayonkem spent the last 2 weeks digging into HTML and updated her website and WordPress blog!
Pretty sure I had to set all this up in the past so it's awesome to have another #coder joining the coding squad!
🏝 Bamboo Tree 🏝
Do you know that in order to grow, Bamboo tree needs to be watered and taken care of for 5 years? I’m talking 5 long years, everyday care.. After 5 years, Bamboo tree grows huge! In like 6 weeks!?
If this Bamboo tree is a human, for example you, yeah, you! Do you think your success came in those 6 weeks or previous 5 years?
I remember when I was a kid, sitting behind my computer and staring at blinking bash interpreter. Had no idea what to do with it. After all, I was 12. I exchanged few diskets (yes, real life save icon that holds 1.4MB) with a friend and installed MINIX. Was playing with it for few days, but honestly all I knew was few commands and had minimal programming skills (I only knew basic and little bit of pascal). I had no books, guides, nothing. Because my siblings had to use the computer (windows stuff), and I wanted was to play games after school, I turned it off and moved on.⠀
Most of my nerdy friends were older, and already understood *nix OS better. I was always interested in OS internals, but never had real chance to mess around. As I grew older, so did all OS. Good luck going now into linux kernel and try to make sense out of it.⠀
Now fast forward few decades. People are literally carrying computers in their backpacks like it's a piece of paper. Pretty much everyone has now one computer in their pocket and some people have them also on their wrist. Sure, you can't really access iOS device to mess around except launching few apps. Thats why Single Board Computers are so cool. You have literally tiny computer that you can run all the time and play around with it. You can install all sort of OS other then linux. Like Qnx, or MINIX.⠀
Did you know that without MINIX there would be no Linux? True. If you're interested, there's great "Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate" that goes more into details against each OS. Fun fact: MINIX can reincarnate itself? Wat?⠀
Now I just need to find USB keyboard so I can feel like a kid again.⠀