Reflected hidden faces in photographs revealed in pupil

By zooming in on high-resolution passport-style photographs, Jenkins and co-researcher Christie Kerr of the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow were able to recover bystander images that could be identified accurately by observers, despite their low resolution.

To establish whether these bystanders could be identified from the reflection images, the researchers presented them as stimuli in a face-matching task. Observers who were unfamiliar with the bystanders' faces performed at 71 per cent accuracy, while participants who were familiar with the faces performed at 84 per cent accuracy. In a test of spontaneous recognition, observers could reliably name a familiar face from an eye reflection image.

Coming soon to Picasa, we can only hope.


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GAGADOLL is a life-size humanoid listening station.

By a special silicon molded to reproduce the fine-grained skin facial expressions and realistic LADY GAGA. When cuddling by applying a face to chest GAGADOLL, you will be able to listen to the message from the person and music of "ARTPOP " by bone conduction speaker built.

Japan's latest and finest technologies were put into the creation of the "GAGADOLL". It's the world's first life-size human-shaped listening station that closely resembles Lady Gaga.

GAGADOLL will NOT be for sale.
Due to logistic and security measures, the dolls may only be booked for usage inside Japan.

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DNA Logo, Gifpop

I used Gifpop to print a lenticular 10-frame animation of the DNA Lounge logo. It's neat but it came out pretty blurry...

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Lol My Thesis

Summing up years of work in one sentence.

Pretty much all of these are amazing.

Shooting people makes them unhappy.
International Security, Tufts

Female condoms are cool. Also, Foucault.
Anthropology, Brown

We dug a lot of holes and still don't know if measuring beryllium in dirt is useful, but it does cost a lot of money.
Geology, Amherst College

Looking for a reason to give up on humanity? Study climate change. That shit isn't changing back.
Environmental Studies, New York University

A mathematical theory of discarding irrelevant crap when making a team decision.
Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Went fishing for proteins associated with cancer... still fishing.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of Melbourne

The way fire risk at nuclear plants is assessed is bad and we should feel bad. Also, someone please pay me to fix it.
Reliability Engineering, University of Maryland

You can turn Mill into an anarchist if you really try.
Philosophy, University of Minnesota

Wild chimpanzees drink when they are thirsty
Biology, University of Neuchâtel

Wild chimpanzees may or may not eat honey
Biology, University of Eastern Finland

When a space rock goes in front of a star, you can't see the star again until the rock moves.
Astrophysics, Williams College

I Know It Makes More Sense To Relate Contemporary Appropriation to Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel but I'm Going to Make My Life Much Harder and Relate It to Nude Descending A Staircase
Art History, CUNY

Moby Dick is the hero of 'Moby Dick.'
English, Northwestern

Vortex currents off a wing have weird effects on other wings AKA apparently helicopters shouldn't work.
Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State

Soon enough, we'll all be wearing smocks.
Fashion Design and Management, Parsons The New School for Design

Your Favorite Color is Your Favorite Color Because You Like Things That Are Of That Color
Psychology, Princeton University

Your burial typology is bad, and you should feel bad.
Anthropology, University of Mississippi

Rich douches use Super PACS to buy elections so screw voting, there's no point.
Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Art sucks, it doesn't work
Art History, Florida State University

The freezer was too cold and fucked up my sample DNA, so here is 20 pages of literature review.
Biology, Stanford University

Male friends in Shakespeare were actually sex-radical feminists, but only if you're horny.
English, University of Pennsylvania

My code doesn't work. I have no idea why... My code works. I have no idea why.
Computer Science, McGill University

Emily Dickinson wrote about the clitoris a lot, and maybe S&M people fail to pick up on this because she mostly narrates it through birds.
English, Fordham

Coding is just really intelligent copy-paste.
Computer Science, Illinois

We told the DoD they could put guns on it so they gave us money to build this robot.
Mechanical Engineering, Harvard

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Safari and proxies

Anyone have any idea what Safari 7.0.1 fucked up in its proxy implementation, or what I can do to work around it?

I use Privoxy for ad-blocking, and since upgrading to OSX 10.9, Safari seems to fail to connect to the proxy server 10% or 15% of the time, giving me broken images and whatnot. I believe it's not a problem with Privoxy itself -- I've tested that under load. It seems like Safari itself just sometimes decides to throw up a "proxy not responding" error before even attempting to connect to the proxy server. Not a timeout, it's fast.

I'm open to switching to a different ad blocker, but "Adblock Plus" doesn't exist for Safari, and the other one, confusingly and possibly sleazily called just "Adblock", doesn't block Youtube video ads, so that's a non-starter.

No, I don't want to switch to Firefox, Opera or Chrome.

Update: I figured it out! Turns out I hadn't merged the privoxy config file in a while and there were some new entries that needed to be set because the defaults make it fail, particularly, the problem goes away when I am no longer missing the default entry keep-alive-timeout 5.

Not entirely clear why this problem manifested itself with Safari and not Firefox, but this seems to fix it.

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