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6 63 Competitive Dota Analysis 1

January 31st, 2012 10 comments

Luminous looks at the recent 6.63 Dota release and talks about all the competitive implications of this new map.
Please please please, I am merely human and make mistakes. Keep that in mind while listening to my OPINIONS of the new map.
As always, thanks for watching / commenting / subscribing.

Duration : 0:10:31

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Korean Gamers: APM Demonstration

January 15th, 2012 25 comments

APM = Actions per minute
This from the documentary “The Hax Life”
It’s about the professional gaming leagues in Asia and the lifestyles of the gamers.

#81 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Germany
#32 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Australia
#17 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Canada
#59 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – United Kingdom
#33 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Ireland
#10 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – India
#16 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – New Zealand
#34 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Israel
#14 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming
#4 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – South Africa
#18 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Spain
#12 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Mexico
#15 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – France
#54 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Italy
#60 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Netherlands
#37 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Brazil
#63 – Most Viewed (Today)) – Gaming – Sweden
#21 – Top Favorited (Today)) – Gaming


Here’s the links to the whole documentary for anyone interested.
There are 4 parts (Parts 1-4)

Duration : 0:2:26

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La Toya Jackson Spills the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Drama

January 6th, 2012 25 comments

The very sweet La Toya Jackson doesn’t like to say bad things about anyone, but after some prodding from Ellen, her true thoughts on her fellow contestants came out!

Duration : 0:2:25

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Taft Lecture, Sociology: Dr Mary Pattillo 1/6

October 22nd, 2011 No comments

Taft Lecture, Sociology: Dr. Mary Pattillo.
Dr. Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology, and African American Studies.
Northwestern University is the author of the books Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class and Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City, both published by the Uni¬versity of Chicago Press.

Lecture: Race, Poverty, and the Rise of Choice Policies

Date of the Lecure: Friday, March 4, 2011

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center provides competitive research support for tenure-track faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in 13 departments within the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Cincinnati.

Our mission is to promote scholarly research through fellowships and awards; foster critical conversations across disciplines; create and sustain an intellectual community for the exchange of ideas; and support lectures, conferences, seminars, study groups, and symposia in the Taft disciplines. Above all, we hope to fulfill and further Annie Sinton Taft’s own vision of sustaining a “concentration of interest in the development of ideas.”

These recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. © 2011

Duration : 0:9:26

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The Corporation?02

October 13th, 2011 11 comments

FriendML, Corporation, 02The Corporation?02

Duration : 1:11:47

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The Corporation Full Length Documentary + Multiple Subtitles

October 6th, 2011 10 comments

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. The Corporation has been shown worldwide, on television, and via DVD, file sharing, and free download. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to effect specific public functions, to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. One theme is its assessment as a “personality”, as a result of an 1886 case in the United States Supreme Court in which a statement by Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite[nb 1] led to corporations as “persons” having the same rights as human beings, based on the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The film’s assessment is effected via the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-IV; Robert Hare, a University of British Columbia psychology professor and a consultant to the FBI, compares the profile of the contemporary profitable business corporation to that of a clinically-diagnosed psychopath. The documentary concentrates mostly upon North American corporations, especially those of the United States.

The film is in vignettes examining and criticizing corporate business practices. It establishes parallels between the way corporations are systematically compelled to behave and the DSM-IV’s symptoms of psychopathy, i.e. callous disregard for the feelings of other people, the incapacity to maintain human relationships, reckless disregard for the safety of others, deceitfulness (continual lying to deceive for profit), the incapacity to experience guilt, and the failure to conform to social norms and respect for the law.

Topics addressed include the Business Plot, where in 1933, the popular General Smedley Butler exposed a corporate plot against then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt; the tragedy of the commons; Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warning people to beware of the rising military-industrial complex; economic externalities; suppression of an investigative news story about Bovine Growth Hormone on a Fox News Channel affiliate television station; the invention of the soft drink Fanta by the Coca-Cola Company due to the trade embargo on Nazi Germany; the alleged role of IBM in the Nazi holocaust (see IBM and the Holocaust); the Cochabamba protests of 2000 brought on by the privatization of Bolivia’s municipal water supply by the Bechtel Corporation; and in general themes of corporate social responsibility, the notion of limited liability, the corporation as a psychopath, and the corporation as a person.

Duration : 2:24:19

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RoboCup 2010 Singapore – Robot Soccer

May 7th, 2011 No comments

Robocup Soccer is one of the RoboCup categories. RoboCup is an international robotics competition with the intention of promoting research and education in the field of artificial intelligence.

Duration : 0:8:56

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Andreas S. Weigend, Ph.D. – Data Mining and E-Business – Stanford University Interview

April 20th, 2011 1 comment

Join the Social Data Revolution!


Andreas Weigend is a former Chief Scientist at and the author of over 100 scientific papers on the application of machine learning techniques to finance and business problems.

He currently lectures at Stanford, Berkeley and Tsinghua Universities on the application of data analysis to electronic business problems. He is an advisor to many technology companies including MySpace and Nokia, and is a limited partner in The Founders Fund.

Data Mining and Electronic Business: The Social Data Revolution
Extract Insights from Twitter
Put Yourself in Google’s Shoes
Develop Relevance Beyond Amazon
Help Improve your Love Life
Build Revolutionary Facebook Applications

In the last year, your location data and personal medical information have become the latest streams in the river of data, joining email, clicks, searches, social networking, and buying patterns. This course will dramatically change how you think about your data.

How can these data sources make our lives easier, more effective, more interesting? How can we get better recommendations, based on our behavior and the behavior of our friends? How can reputation systems help with decisions about who to trust?

Gathering, sharing, and storing data has become trivial. But what shall we collect, and what applications can we build that users really want?

Moving beyond graph and guess, push and pray, launch and learn, and so on, this course gives you tools and strategies for successful applications. How can you optimize virality and engagement, and spot weaknesses early? How can you entice users to interact with the app, and recommend it to their friends?

Each class is structured according to PHAME: define relevant Problems, invent Hypotheses, create Actions, design Metrics, and conduct Experiments. We also introduce a key driver to encourage users to provide critical data: Return on Personal Engagement (ROPE). Users who gain a benefit (tangible or psychological) from participating are far more likely to do so, and we discuss how to design incentives to encourage participation.

Course time is enriched by notable speakers, from notable companies. In addition to discussing applications that succeeded, we also discuss applications that failed, and try to distill out the reasons for success and failure. This course also includes highlights from two courses I developed and taught at Berkeley last year, including the popular”Marketing 2.x” at the Haas School of Business.

Data mining is no longer the process of digging through data morgues to uncover scraps of still-viable information. Success in the online marketplace now hinges on people and the data they create. E-business is no longer about selling books.

Secondary video edits (this current YouTube version; including intro, outro & textual content) produced by Shaun Tai for SHAUN TAI Films / TECH AFFAIR ( – ©2009 –, (925) 297-9370.

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Belinda Stronach: Philanthropy as Competitive Advantage

March 30th, 2010 No comments

Belinda Stronach, Executive Vice- Chairman, Magna International Inc. and Chair of the The Belinda Stronach Foundation explains how investing in and advocating for action on the most pressing challenges that face our world today is more than a corporations ethical mandate as a good corporate citizen. Effective corporate philanthropy can be a key competitive advantage for companies, positioning them as leaders on issues and in communities that will be key drivers of economic development, growth in existing markets and entry into new markets such as Africa and Latin America in the years to come. Presented at the 2009 Canadian Business Leadership Forum.

Duration : 0:4:38

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