How to Develop Superpower Memory by Harry Lorayne
The book was published in the 50s, so it has this really gay feel-good, old-school annoying writing style, but surprisingly, it’s not too bad. It is supposed to teach you how to improve your memory, and it is basically done by association.
You have to use your imagination to think of silly things, relate them to each other, and then you won’t forget them. In brief, if you want to go shopping and want to buy eggs, then want to fix your car, then have a haircut, you make Links. You think of an egg
The book was published in the 50s, so it has this really gay feel-good, old-school annoying writing style, but surprisingly, it’s not too bad. It is supposed to teach you how to improve your memory, and it is basically done by association.
You have to use your imagination to think of silly things, relate them to each other, and then you won’t forget them. In brief, if you want to go shopping and want to buy eggs, then want to fix your car, then have a haircut, you make Links. You think of an egg fixing a car, and then the car having a haircut, so when you think of the egg, you get the silly image, you remember the car, and then you remember the haircut.
The other major one is the Peg system, where the author turns numbers into sounds, and makes words out of them. When you want to remember a long number, you can use the Pegs to turn them into words, and then turn them into images, and there you go, you remember them.
Most of them are for impressing your friends, but fuck my friends, they can suck balls. A lot of them don’t have real life application, but I do find the Peg system kind of fun. I’ve tried it with some phone numbers, and can finally remember them. Again, not earth shattering good, but I do find it fun and it is slightly useful. Remembering something is always better than not remembering it.
The book is written for your average reader, which does get on my nerves, because the average reader is a moron. It proudly says, Although naturally, quite a bit of research was necessary, I’ve discarded most of the technical ideas and thoughts be cause I found them difficult to understand and to apply myself. I am an entertainer and a memory expert, not a psychiatrist or a doctor, and I didn’t think it necessary to go into an explanation of the workings of the human brain, and just how the memory actually works in terms of cells, curves, impressions, etc.” I don’t want to be bogged down by technicality, but a little bit to help me understand how something works wouldn’t kill you.
With today’s technology, we really do not need to remember everything, because we can jot them down on our phones, put reminders, schedule appointments, address books, dictionaries, and so forth, and I certainly will not say this is a bad thing. Technology should be used. But personally, I have always been slightly irritated by my shitty memory, and this is a small step to working on it. Attempting to remember is half the battle anyway.
An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don’t Want to Forget: Dellis, Nelson, Stilwell, Stephani: 9781419731877: Amazon.com: Books
Gr 4-7-Dellis, a four-time United States Memory Champion and a Grandmaster of Memory, offers a resource to teach children the memory tricks and practices that have brought him success. Readers are taken on an illustrated fictional adventure through different lands to try to catch a “memory thief.” Each location provides a new way to memorize and remember. The book’s guide, a blue elephant, is certain readers can assist with his quest and regain the lost memories. This nonfiction guide is disguised as fiction, which makes it more likely to be picked up by a younger audience. Mnemonics, memory palaces, and word associations result in a toolbox of techniques. Stilwell’s illustrations are whimsical. However, some middle school readers may not be interested in the subject matter or its cartoon-style artwork. Readers likely to need a book like this might be turned off by the format and overall presentation. VERDICT While Dellis offers helpful hints and tips that even adults can use, the book’s design, format, and writing style could limit its audience.-Sara Kundrik, Gilbert Paterson M.S., Alta.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
“A handy go-to for teachers and students that offers a variety of methods for all different types of learners.”―Kirkus Reviews
“Stilwell’s illustrations are whimsical.” ―School Library Journal
“Stilwell’s bright illustrations accompany this book that’s full of useful tips that will help students enjoy learning to study better.” ―Booklist
About the Author
Nelson Dellis is a four-time USA Memory Champion, Grandmaster of Memory, and memory record holder. He is a public speaker and has made appearances on the Today show, ABC’s Nightline, Brain Games, and more. He is an avid mountaineer and has climbed Mt. Everest three times. He lives in Miami with his wife, two kids, and French Bulldog. Steph Stilwell is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn. She grew up in the tiny state of Delaware, where she honed her drawing superpowers from a young age.
9780688135829: Kevin Trudeau’s Mega Memory: How To Release Your Superpower Memory In 30 Minutes Or Less A Day – AbeBooks
The author outlines his memory improvement program–as seen in his television infomercial–which makes use of the brain’s photographic powers to allow instant recall of names, telephone numbers, financial data, speeches, and more. 25,000 first printing.
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Labeled with a learning disability at an early age, Kevin Trudeau was convinced his problem was an inability to recall information. He read everything he could on memory improvement. Eventually, he developed his own program for memory retrieval and formed the American Memory Institute. His Mega Memory home study system is the most utilized self-improvement series of all time.
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Nelson Dellis On Developing Your Memory Superpowers
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My biggest mistake as a kid was asking for cliche abilities like x-ray vision instead of the memory superpowers I really needed.
And if you made mistakes like that too, it probably isn’t your fault. After all, we’re taught to daydream about easy solutions far more than to enjoy deep training.
The question is…
Why is it that our global societies don’t prioritize learning to use our memories better at a younger age?
To help answer that, and help all of us correct course for the future, I sat down today with Nelson Dellis.
Nelson is a four-time US Memory Champion and Grandmaster of Memory. He is an author, world memory record holder, co-founder of the Memory League competition, and founder of the Alzheimer’s awareness charity Climb For Memory.
Today we discuss Nelson’s latest book, Memory Superpowers!: An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don’t Want to Forget.
This excellent follow-up to Remember It! is geared towards helping younger students enhance their memorization skills.
About the Author / Anthony Metivier
Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, names, faces, numbers, poetry and any information in ways that are easy, elegant and fun.
Memory Manipulation : superpower
Imagine this, you’re able to see, control, add, restore, or delete memories to yourself or others. You could also give people Amnesia or provoke nostalgia or give people physic visions of the past or even give people De Ja Vu’. And you could even give people a photographic memory.
This is totally useful:You get rejected and embarrassed, erase it from the mind of everybody. You get in trouble at school or work, erase it from the mind of everybody! It has unlimited uses! An enemy you don’t like, erase all of their memories…everything, they’ll just be a rock that can see, hear, smell, and feel. They won’t even have the memories and therefore skills of a baby.
User can control memories of oneself and others, allowing them to modify, fabricate, suppress, influence, repair, restore, erase, detect, and view them. They can change memories to confuse, wipe away certain memories to cause amnesia, discern and provoke nostalgia, and enter the victim into a psychic vision, replaying their memory
This power has quite a few applications, which I’ve though if a lot, I imagine this could be a powerful superpower. Some applications include “Adaptive Memory,” “Memory Generation/Erasing,” and “Memory Attacks”
The user can copy any/all movements/actions after observing it performed once, including acrobatics, martial arts, and other physical stunts. With these skills, they can become masters and incredible at what they do, by combining what several forms and movements in rhythmic motions instead of using the same thing over.
User can copy how a person aims, giving themselves incredible marksmanship; however, if they wanted to use certain weapons, they would have to watch a person fire that weapon in order to be able to copy it (such as how to fire a rifle, as opposed to how to fire a bow, or how to throw knives or darts).
The user can create memories, either existing ones or create new ones from scratch. Users can generate memories in a person’s memory bank and/or materialize memories physically.
The user is able to erase the memories of others, ranging from a certain memory or erase a person’s entire memory/personality.
The user can release/use memories of self and/or others to various shapes and/or intensities, either projected, used as a part of melee attacks, etc. (not including the attacks I said at the start)
Expanding Memory Bolts: Project memories that expands rapidly on contact with an object. Formulated Memory Blasts: Release blasts of memories in a form of a creature or object. Hand Blasts: Release memory blasts from hands. Hidden Attacks: Channel attacks through a medium. Memory Ball Projection: Create and launch spheres of memories. Memory Beam Emission: Release beams of memories. Memory Blast: Release memories over a specific target area. Memory Bolt Projection: Release low powered projectiles of memories. Memory Bomb Generation: Create bombs/explosions of memories. Memory Breath: Discharge memories from the mouth. Memory Bullet Projection: Fire in short sequence over a wide area. Memory Cutting: Use memories to cut opponents. Memory Infusion: Empower and energize anything touched or used (usually a weapon) with memories. Memory Pillar Projection: Project memory pillars. Memory Spike Projection: Project memories spikes. Memory Vortex Creation: Create spiral/vortex of memories. Memory Wave Emission: Send out a wave of memories that repels everything. Missile Generation: Create missiles of memories. Omnidirectional Memory Waves: Send out a wave of memories in all directions. Optic Blasts: Emit memories from one’s eyes. Reflective Attacks: Release attacks of memories that can bounce off of any surface. Scatter Shot: Release memory blasts that split into multiple fragments. Sword Beam Emission: Release memory blasts from swords and other such bladed weapons. Wave Motion Blast: Launch a massive wave of memories. Zap: A tiny short release of memories to cause pain or discomfort, usually too low-powered to be destructive.
(Again I got the general idea from the wiki, but I made it my own)
3 Ways Translation Memory Is A Superpower
Translating and localizing your content doesn’t have to be a soul-crushing experience.
Translation memory takes the lamentation out of localization.
Take a look at a few of the most formidable foes of translation:
Time, cost, inconsistency.
Historically, these vexing few have plagued translation technology universally. Enough that some organizations won’t translate their content at all to avoid the hassle altogether.
The problem is, avoiding translation removes an organization’s content from countless potential user bases across the world.
However, the answer isn’t poor translation either. Poor translation conveys a careless, inaccurate message to foreign audiences. Oh, and you’re still paying for that message. Apprehension is only natural.
It’s crucial to have translation and localization partners aligned with your organization’s goals, budget, and content objectives. Partners that make sure you’re translating only what you need and translating it accurately.
We’re no longer copying page to page translations like Medieval monks hunched over illuminated manuscripts meant for a few literate aristocrats!
We have technology. We have translation memory.
For localizing and translating content, translation memory is your most powerful ally against the aforementioned foes of time, cost, and consistency.
What Is Translation Memory?
Translation memory (TM) is a collection of translated pieces of text that are stored in a database so they can be recalled and reused later. It can be sentences, paragraphs, sections, really any string of text.
The original (source) content within this database becomes eternally linked to the associated translation. This eternal linking is crucial to the usefulness of TM. Because when there are parts of text that have already been translated, they can be reused repeatedly in more than one place, rather than source text being translated over and over again.
Translation memory is fascinating, but what it allows you to do with your content is a technical superpower. Heretto’s Localization Manager takes translation memory and harnesses these superpowers so you have them right at your fingertips. These are a few of my favorite things.
Structured Content & Translation Memory Complement Each Other
DITA is a topic-based structured content standard. These topics render content easier to be developed in modular pieces. The “A” in DITA refers to Architecture for a valuable reason. Structured content is built by small topics that can exist by themselves. Then, just as bricks are stacked to build a wall, so a whole piece of content is built by stacking topics, which we call components of content.
That way, those components can be pieced together to make a document. When content is stored in components, it’s a much easier way to manage and track translated content in your translation memory.
With a topic-based structured content standard like DITA XML, the way your content is organized is constructed to support the full power of translation memory, making each subsequent job quicker to complete, track, and reuse.
Never Translate The Same Content Twice
In Heretto’s Localization Manager, we have a nice way of making sure you never translate the same content twice. Once you establish your translation memory, the system crawls through your content and gives three different localization statuses: Current, Out-Of-Date, or Unavailable.
You’ve probably sussed this out, but those color-coded statuses pull from your translation memory to let you know whether the selected parts of your content are currently translated, have out-of-date translations that could use some tweaks, or have never been translated.
This way, when it’s time to package and ship your content to your translators, you will only select the content that needs to be translated. Inconsistency gets crushed here and you’ll never unnecessarily translate the same string of words again. Everything is stored in your translation memory for future use and you can see the status of everything in it.
Translation Memory Is Built To Scale
You’re building an asset that will grow with you. Everyone starts with no translation memory, similar to how everyone starts with no content. It’s a process!
When your content is written, stored, and organized in components, translation memory works with a more manageable library of translated content. You may start with a few pieces of translated content in your translation memory, but, over time, that library of translated content will grow.
As it grows, your translation jobs will be quicker and quicker. This is especially important because as you scale, your content delivery will also need to scale. Think of how important a robust translation memory is for scaling your content to global markets. The more you add, the more you can reuse later. Your growing content library and translation memory will have you doing less work as time goes on.
Whether your organization has five people or 5,000, when it’s time to get your content accurately translated, translation memory will make the process ultimately smoother. Coupled with structured content, you’re able to choose what you translate, save those translations, and reuse again wherever and whenever you want.
Tired of reading about it and want to see it in action? One of our experts would be happy to show you the power of translation memory.
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Last weekend in New York City, Ram Kolli defeated the reigning USA Memory Championship Nelson Dellis to win the 16th annual USA Memory Championship. Readers of my book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything will remember Kolli as the “mental athlete” I went toe-to-toe with when I won that same contest in 2006.
Ram Kolli and Nelson Dellis in the finals of the 2013 USA Memory Championship. Photo courtesy USA Memory Championship.
Here’s the thing: Despite being U.S. memory champions, Kolli, Dellis, and I occasionally misplace our car keys, just like everyone else. We don’t actually have great memories. Rather, we know how to use the memories we’ve got more effectively in certain contexts, thanks to a set of mnemonic techniques invented in antiquity.
One of those techniques, known as the memory palace, was supposedly invented by a Greek poet 2,500 years ago. It involves converting information into wild, wacky and strange (and therefore memorable) images, and then visualizing those images in your mind’s eye, inside of a building you know well. Cicero used the memory palace to memorize the speeches he delivered on the floor of the Roman senate. Medieval scholars used the technique to memorize entire books.
Last weekend, Dellis, the championship runner-up, employed memory palaces to memorize 302 random numbers in just five minutes, and the order of a shuffled pack of playing in one minute and seven seconds. He used a related technique to memorize 162 first and last names of total strangers.
It’s nice (and occasionally handy) to be able to memorize lists of information, and numbers, and people’s names, but it’s important to remember that memory athletes are just using tricks to perform these feats. They’re tricks that take advantage of some very basic principles of how our minds work.
The most important of those principles is that we remember when we pay attention. We remember when we engage deeply, when information is made meaningful, when it’s colorful, when we’re able to integrate it into the web of all the other things we know. Memory techniques, like the memory palace, may sound like miraculous shortcuts. But in fact they work precisely because they make you work. They take effort. They force a kind of depth of processing and a kind of mindfulness that many of us don’t normally walk around exercising. But that’s what it takes to remember — and to live a memorable life.
If it’s a woman named Abby, imagine a bee stinging her eye. If it’s a guy called Bill, imagine him with a duckbill for a mouth. — Joshua Foer
For example, if you want to remember someone’s name, the first and most important thing you can do is pay attention — real attention — when a person introduces herself. Most of the time, we forget a person’s names because we never properly encode it in our memories. Our minds are elsewhere, or we’re too busy thinking of the first clever thing we’re going to say back.
To make a name memorable, try creating a visual association in your imagination between the person’s name and face. If it’s a woman named Abby, imagine a bee stinging her eye. If it’s a guy called Bill, imagine him with a duckbill for a mouth. If it’s someone named Barbara, picture a crown of barbed wire around her head. Create these images in your mind’s eye with as much color, action, and meaning as possible. For example, don’t just picture a bee stinging Abby’s eye. Hear the bee buzzing, imagine her eye swelling, and try to feel how painful it would be. The more senses you can use, the better.
That simple exercise creates a set of links between your memory of the person’s face and name. The technique works because it forces you to engage more deeply with the person’s name than you’re used to. The more you think about something–the more you can engage in what psychologists refer to as “elaborative encoding” — the more memorable a piece of information is likely to be.
If attention and engagement are the secret to remembering, then that raises an interesting question. How much of our lives — our already short lives — are we comfortable losing because we’re buried in our smartphones, or not paying attention to the human being across from us, or because we’re simply too lazy to try to engage deeply with the world around us? The feats of memory champions prove that there are incredible memory capacities latent in all of us, but if you are going to live a memorable life, it takes effort. You have to constantly force yourself to pay attention, to make information meaningful, to engage deeply. You have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember.
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Samsung launches amazing memory modules for ultra-powerful smartphones
Samsung is fully ready for mass production of new 16GB LPDDR5 RAM chips for flagship smartphones. These are the most capacious chips – other companies produce chips that do not exceed 12 GB in size.
Samsung has begun mass production of new 16GB LPDDR5 memory modules. These are the first chips of this class with such a capacity, and they are produced with an eye to use in flagship and premium smartphones.
New memory chips are manufactured in a 10nm process. Their distinctive feature is the vertical arrangement of 12 crystals, eight of which have a volume of 12 Gbps, and the remaining four – 8 Gbps.
LPDDR (Low-power DDR) modules differ from DDR primarily in lower power consumption. Each 16GB Samsung memory chip has a bandwidth of 5,500 Mbps per pin on the data bus. Compared to the previous generation memory, LPDDR4X, which produces 4266 Mbit / s, it is approximately 1.3 times faster. In a 12-gigabit strip, the LPDDR5 module, according to Samsung, is capable of transferring 44 GB of data in 1 second.
New Samsung memory modules have no analogues yet
The energy efficiency of the chips has also changed – as reported by Samsung, in comparison with 8 GB LPDDR4X, the new 16 GB LPDDR5 memory, in addition to doubling the volume, also demonstrates a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption.
In the second half of 2020, Samsung plans to start mass production of 16 Gigabit LPDDR5 dies in Pyeongheke, South Korea, using a third generation 10nm topology. Memory chips based on them can lose in capacity in comparison with the new 16-gigabyte ones, but they will outperform them in operating speed due to the throughput of 6400 Gbps on each pin of the data bus.
Twice first in the world
Samsung is the first company in the world to mass-produce 12 Gigabit LPDDR5 mobile DRAM.The conveyor, as CNews reported, started working in June 2019, and the first chips had a volume of 6 GB. The first 12GB modules were released in September 2019
Another large memory manufacturer, the American company Micron, also claims to be the leader in mastering the standard. In early February 2020, it began shipping 6, 8 and 12 GB LPDDR5 modules with 5.5 Gb / s and 6.4 Gb / s bandwidth to its customers.
Like Samsung, Micron is making plans to develop new chip production in 2020.In particular, by the end of the second quarter of 2020, it is going to start shipping the uMCP5 multi-chip package, which consists of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS flash memory, for use in mid-range and flagship smartphones. The use of such a solution, according to the company, should have a beneficial effect on the performance of gadgets and their operating time on a single charge.
LPDDR5 memory, optimized for the efficient operation of various functions of smartphones using 5G networks and artificial intelligence, at the time of publication of the material, could not boast of widespread use.Currently, there are only a few smartphone models in which it is used.
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The very first Samsung devices to get LPDDR5 were the flagship monoblocks from the new Galaxy S20 series. Their debut took place on February 11, 2020. Following them, Samsung installed new memory in the Galaxy Z Flip clamshell with flexible display.
LPDDR5 is used in a number of the latest Chinese flagships. So, the first among them were smartphones Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro produced by Xiaomi – the company released them on February 13, 2020. On February 24, 2020, another Chinese flagship, this time from Oppo, added to the “collection” of smartphones with LPDDR5. It launched the X50 5G model under the Realme subsidiary brand.
Realme X50 5G was among the first smartphones with LPDDR5 memory
However, the very first smartphone in the world equipped with the new memory chip was the Chinese ZTE Axon 10s Pro.CNews reported that it premiered on February 7, 2020, the day Micron launched its LPDDR5 chips.
In this device, as in the novelties of Realme, Xiaomi and Samsung, the amount of RAM does not exceed 12 GB. At the time of publication of the material, none of the manufacturers announced their plans to install the latest 16-gigabyte modules in their smartphones.
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JN5169 is a heavy duty, high performance wireless microcontroller suitable for Zigbee applications. It has 512KB on-board flash, 32KB RAM and 4KB EEPROM, which allows OTA updates without external memory.The 32-bit RISC processor delivers high coding efficiency with variable width instructions, multi-stage instruction pipelines, and low power operation with programmable clock rates. It also includes an IEEE2.4, 802.15.4 GHz transceiver and a comprehensive mix of analog and digital peripherals. Best-in-class RX operating current (up to 13 mA and with a 0.7 μA sleep timer) provides excellent battery life, allowing you to run directly on battery power.
The peripherals support a wide variety of applications. They include a 2-wire I²C compatible and SPI bus that can operate as a master or slave, a 6-channel ADC with battery monitor and temperature sensor. It can support a large switch matrix of up to 100 elements, or alternatively a 40-key capacitive touchpad.
JN5168 is a high performance, ultra-low power wireless microcontroller supporting zigbee and IEEE802.15.4 to facilitate the development of Smart Energy, Home Automation, Smart Lighting, and Wireless Sensor Applications. It features an advanced 32-bit RISC processor with 256KB on-board flash, 32KB RAM and 4KB EEPROM, offering high coding efficiency through variable width instructions, multi-stage instruction pipeline, and low power operation with programmable clock speeds. It also includes 2 transceiver.4 GHz compliant with IEEE802.15.4 standard and a full range of analog and digital peripherals. Best-in-class 15 mA operating current with 0.6 μA sleep timer mode provides excellent battery life, allowing you to operate directly from the flat cell.
The peripherals support a wide variety of applications. They include a 2-wire I²C port and SPI ports that can act as master or slave, a battery-powered four-channel ADC, and a temperature sensor.It can support a large switch matrix of up to 100 elements, or alternatively a 20-key capacitive touchpad.
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How to choose a laptop for a designer • Choosing an ultrabook for graphic design
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Choosing a laptop for graphic design is not an easy task.You need a lightweight, compact yet powerful model that can handle complex operations.
To determine the selection criteria, first you need to understand for what tasks you will use your laptop and outline a budget. To work with complex 3D models, you need a super powerful model. For 2D, you can limit yourself to laptops in the middle and simple segment.
When considering notebooks for graphics, it is important to consider the operating system, CPU, memory or RAM, storage, monitor type and size, and color accuracy.
® vs. PC: Best Laptops for Designers
This is a matter of taste. Decide which one you like: Mac or PC? Most of the software, including graphic design, is released simultaneously for the platforms iOS ® and Microsoft ® Windows ® . Of course, you need to make sure that your files are compatible with the software and operating system used by the partner company.
The advantage of the Mac is its high color accuracy and good monitor quality. For a long time, Macs dominated the graphic design world, so some of the specialized graphics software is only available for iOS. Gradually, this leadership faded away. Today the PC is on the rise in graphic design. The advantage of the PC is the ability to run a wider range of common programs in case the laptop for graphic design will also be used for personal needs or work.Apple® today removed ports from its devices. Thanks to this, the gadgets began to look more stylish, have a beautiful streamlined shape. But the lack of ports is an annoying factor if you need to connect multiple devices. Compared to Macs, PCs offer more customization and component upgrades. This, in particular, allows you to update only outdated or faulty components, and not replace the entire laptop.
The Central Processing Unit (CPU) controls all the functions of the computer.Designer’s notebooks need to be fast and powerful in order to perform complex graphics operations. Leading brands change quickly, but graphics usually require a quad-core or Extreme series processor.
In addition to the CPU, you need to look at the graphics capabilities of your computer. A computer can have either a graphics chip integrated into the processor or a separate graphics card. In the past, integrated charts were quite primitive and were suitable for displaying only spreadsheets and web pages.In recent years, integrated graphics have evolved a lot. If you are not working with 3D graphics, then the integrated circuit is sufficient for most graphic design programs. Using integrated graphics instead of a dedicated graphics card will save your budget. If you are running complex applications with a lot of textures, you should buy a design laptop with a separate graphics card.
Memory (or RAM) stores data that needs online access, such as a file that the user is currently working with.If you usually multitask with multiple applications at the same time or with large files, then you will need a lot of RAM to quickly switch and scroll. Complete your graphic design laptop with as much memory as possible. If there is not enough memory in the configuration of the selected laptop model, you can easily purchase and install additional storage.
Find out more about the amount of memory required.
This can be either a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD).Hard drives are cheaper and larger, but they can be problematic in laptops. Solid state drives are lighter, faster, and more reliable. In most cases, graphics laptops are sold with SSDs already installed, but if your model does not have one, then you can purchase and install it yourself.
Learn more about solid state drives and hard drives.
Monitor size and type
Graphic design works with a visual environment, so the monitor should be the best possible. Usually a 13-inch monitor is not enough for such tasks. The screen must be at least 15 inches. 17 inches is preferable, but a laptop for a web designer with such a display can be uncomfortable to carry around. An excellent option is a HiDPI monitor (Apple’s full Retina HD® name). These monitors have a higher pixel density for high-quality detail. To work with illustrations, you need a monitor of at least 1920×1080 pixels.
Many modern designer laptops are equipped with a touchscreen.Some of them can be used as a tablet. If you want a laptop and tablet in one, then the touch screen model is for you. If not, then choose a regular monitor, since for many, fingerprints on the display are a big problem.
Nevertheless, models that combine the function of a tablet are becoming more and more popular. The tablet is a good drawing tool, otherwise it is better to use some other input device. If you are not going to draw, then perhaps you should choose a less expensive laptop for graphic design.
Alternative input device – digital pen, choose the one that suits you best. The model of the laptop you buy may also depend on the handle model. There are no bad pens – there are just different ones.
Color accuracy and wide color gamut are also important characteristics of a display. Make sure it is at least 100% Adobe ® RGB. If the color range is not that important to you, then you can stop at 100% sRGB.Color accuracy is usually measured using Delta-E, an indication of how far the monitor is from accurate color reproduction. Thus, the lower this figure, the better. Try to find a monitor with a Delta-E less than 5. Of course, it doesn’t make sense to focus only on the Delta-E. It is necessary to compare it with the color scheme. A monitor with a narrower gamut will have a better (lower) Delta-E value because there are fewer colors involved in the comparison.
Choosing the best laptop for graphic design depends on the tasks you are working on; what to buy depends on the budget and the software used. There are many suitable laptops for illustration purposes, so it’s just a matter of choosing the right model.
90,000 Why do you misunderstand the robo-apocalypse
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The fear of artificial intelligence has long been rooted in popular culture. The finest minds of humanity, from Stephen Hawking to Elon Musk, have spoken of the existential threat of the digital mind to humanity.
UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell also talks about her, but in his vision of the future there are no evil robots rebelling against human domination.
According to Russell, at some point the machines will simply become so effective that they will destroy us, performing the tasks that we gave them.
Russell is a machine learning expert and author of Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control.
“Traditional Hollywood storyline: machines spontaneously become conscious, and then decide that they hate people and want to kill everyone,” says Professor Russell.
But this, in his opinion, is a wrong vision of a robo-apocalypse, because machines do not have human emotions.
“We need to worry not about the self-awareness of evil machines, but about the competence of the machines that perform the tasks set by us,” the scientist is convinced.
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Robots are getting better at our assignments
In an interview with BBC Today, Professor Russell described a hypothetical situation in which the existence of humanity could be threatened by artificial intelligence.
Imagine that there is a super-powerful artificial intelligence that can control the climate on the planet. He is tasked with bringing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere back to pre-industrial levels.
“The system will consider that the most efficient way to do this is to kill people. They are the ones who produce carbon dioxide,” says the professor.
“This can be circumvented, for example, by making it a condition not to get rid of people. What will the system do then? It will do so that fewer and fewer children are born until people disappear altogether.”
This is an example of what artificial intelligence can lead to under ill-conceived human instructions.
Today’s AI systems have narrowly targeted applications. They are designed to solve clearly defined problems in one area, say scientists at the Center for the Study of Existential Risks at the University of Cambridge.
A triumphant moment for this AI philosophy was the victory of the Deep Blue computer over the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.
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The victory of Deep Blue over Kasparov in 1997 was a triumph of AI
But Deep Blue was created exclusively for playing chess. In checkers, he would have lost to a fifth grader.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence have brought us very different programs.
For example, the AlphaGo Zero program learned to play Go on its own, without using data on past games played by people, and in just three days of playing with itself it reached a level unattainable for an ordinary person.
Deep learning algorithms were used to create AlphaGo Zero. This means that relatively little human work was required to develop the program.
At the same time, AlphaGo Zero can play well both chess and shogi.
Recall that the program is completely self-learning. This may cause concern for some.
“As AI becomes more powerful and more versatile, there is a risk that it will become superintelligent, that is, it will surpass humans in many or all areas,” says the Center for the Study of Existential Risks.
“We don’t know what we want”
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People need to take control of AI before it’s too late
Professor Russell thinks that simply setting AI with very specific tasks is this is not a way out, because people themselves are not able to formulate them well enough.
“We don’t realize that we don’t like something until it happens,” he says.
“We need to change the very basic approach to creating AI systems,” adds the professor.He believes that giving robots a task, which they then perform, is fundamentally wrong.
“The system needs to understand that the purpose is not clear to it,” he says. “When such systems are created, they really depend on the person. They start asking permission before doing something because they are not sure if you want to. “.
And most importantly, the professor says, they won’t resist if you decide to turn them off, because they are designed to not do what you don’t like.
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In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey, a superintelligent computer revolts against people who decided to turn it off
AI today is created as if it were genie from a lamp says Professor Russell. You rub the lamp and say, “I want this and that to happen.”
And if artificial intelligence is powerful enough, it will do exactly what you ask.
“The problem with gin is that the third wish is always to cancel the first two, because the person phrased them incorrectly.”
“A machine that pursues the wrong goal becomes de facto the enemy of humanity, and this enemy is much stronger than us,” the scientist concludes.
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Timofey Dzyadko, Anastasia Golitsyna, Vedomosti
Stepan Pachikov, a well-known programmer and founder of ParaGraph, has raised $ 16.5 million for his new project – Evernote, an Internet service for storing data. The investors were Troika Dialog, DoCoMo Capital and Morgenthaler Ventures.
Stepan Pachikov, one of the most famous people in the Russian computer industry, since 1994lives in the USA. The company “ParaGraph”, which he created together with like-minded people in 1989, managed to attract the best programmers of that time, among whom were the authors of the game “Tetris” and the editor “Lexicon”. Olga Dergunova, who headed the Russian representative office of Microsoft in 2004, was ParaGraf’s sales and marketing director. Two years after its creation, ParaGraph received an order from Apple to develop a handwriting recognition system for Newton. And in 1997, the company was sold for $ 81 million to one of the largest manufacturers of heavy-duty computers at that time – Silicon Graphics Inc.(SGI), and Pachikov became vice president of SGI.
In 2008, he founded Evernote, which provides Internet storage services for their data. The project’s investors were the Troika Dialog venture fund, which invested $ 4.5 million in Evernote in exchange for a “significant stake” in the company (its size was not disclosed), and then another $ 2 million was invested by the American venture fund DoCoMo Capital, owned by a Japanese mobile operator. As Pachikov himself told Vedomosti, the founders of the company managed to attract these funds thanks to their friends.
Yesterday, Evernote announced the completion of a new round of financing for $ 10 million. The lead investor was the venture fund Morgenthaler Ventures, but the existing shareholders also participated in the financing, according to the press release.
Representatives of Morgenthaler Ventures and Troika did not disclose the volume of these investments. The press service of DoCoMo Capital did not respond to the request. According to Pachikov, the raised money should be enough to make the company profitable, so there are no plans to sell it or IPO right now.
The funds will be used to develop the service and release versions for more platforms (currently running on Windows, Mac, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre and Windows Mobile), Evernote said. In less than a year, since Troika first invested in this project, the number of its users has grown by 1.