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Modern clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on the concept of mindfulness ( Pali sati or Sanskrit smṛti / स्मृति) in Buddhist meditation . [ edit ] Definitions Several definitions of mindfulness have been used in modern psychology. According to various prominent psychological definitions, Mindfulness refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis, [ 1 ]
The Microsoft interview is a job interview technique used by Microsoft to assess possible future Microsoft employees. It is significant because Microsoft's model was pioneering, and later picked up and developed by other companies including Amazon , Facebook , and Google [ citation needed ] . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Innovation The Microsoft Interview was a pioneer in that it was about technical knowledge, problem solving and creativity as opposed to the goal and weaknesses interviews most companies used at the time. Initially based on Bill Gates' obsession with puzzles, many of the puzzles presented during interviews started off being Fermi problems , or sometimes logic problems, and have eventually transitioned over the years into questions relevant to programming: [ 2 ] Puzzles test competitive edge as well as intelligence. Like business or football, a logic puzzle divides the world into winners and losers.
Creating random colors is actually more difficult than it seems. The randomness itself is easy, but aesthetically pleasing randomness is more difficult. For a little project at work I needed to automatically generate multiple background colors with the following properties:
A tangible user interface ( TUI ) is a user interface in which a person interacts with digital information through the physical environment . The initial name was Graspable User Interface, which no longer is used. One of the pioneers in tangible user interfaces is Hiroshi Ishii , a professor in the MIT Media Laboratory who heads the Tangible Media Group.
Physical buttons have the unique ability to provide low-attention and vision-free interactions through their intuitive tactile clues. Unfortunately, the physicality of these interfaces makes them static, limiting the number and types of user interfaces they can support. On the other hand, touch screen technologies provide the ultimate interface flexibility, but offer no inherent tactile qualities.
So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now. It's a lot of this sort of thing. As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work .
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The recognition-by-components theory , or RBC theory , [ 1 ] is a bottom-up process proposed by Irving Biederman to explain object recognition. According to RBC theory, we are able to recognize objects by separating them into geons (the object’s main component parts). Biederman suggested that geons are based on basic 3-dimensional shapes (cylinders, cones, etc.) that can be assembled in various arrangements to form a virtually unlimited amount of objects. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Geons The recognition-by-components theory suggests that there are less than 36 geons which are combined to create the objects we see in day to day life. [ 3 ] For example, when looking at a mug we break it down into two components – “cylinder” and “handle”.
In the past week, two friends (Dean and Bill) independently told me they were amazed at how Google does spelling correction so well and quickly. Type in a search like [speling] and Google comes back in 0.1 seconds or so with Did you mean: spelling . (Yahoo and Microsoft are similar.)
Every programming language has some kind of way of doing numbers and math. Do not worry, programmers lie frequently about being math geniuses when they really aren't. If they were math geniuses, they would be doing math, not writing ads and social network games to steal people's money.
Here are the starter packages that we currently offer. Each starter package is a ZIP file which contains a simple already-working entry to use as a starting point Since each starter package contains a simple already-working entry, you can actually submit the ZIP file on the Upload Your Code page. See the Five Minute Quickstart Guide to learn how to get your name up on the global leaderboard in less than five minutes. Please note that some of these starter packages do not have the hills implemented yet. We will need a volunteer to fix these.
Edit Edited by JeffStickney, General Jackson, Mel, Elyne and 19 others The average person can hold a set of about seven digits in his/her working memory at any given time. Using the techniques below, however, you can memorize many, many more.
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