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Emotive Adsense Project

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Objective Use Facial Expressions to find segments of the video where engagement is above a threshold and display advertisements during those segments. Domain Background Internet Video Traffic will account for over 80% of all consumer internet traffic in the coming years. According to Cisco, by 2021, every second, a million minutes or almost 17,000 hours of video content will be uploaded on the internet. The whole video market is changing how businesses, brands or government communicate.

Vocabulary of Odissi

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My argument is that dance can be seen through the lens of linguistics. It is nonetheless, composed of a vocabulary of poses and gestures that are codified within a set by masters to perform Abhinaya (acting) and tell stories similar to how a grammar and a vocabulary is used to write complicated sentences and paragraphs. For example, Odissi has the following hand gestures in its vocabulary Odissi Single Hand Mudras

The male and female dress of Odissi Dance – An comment on the Literature on the web

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I was reading an article about Odissi and I found that the perpetuation of stereotypes do actually come into picture in the case of the content that is written on it. The following is a description of the Dress worn by the dancers: The female dancers wear brightly coloured sari usually made of local silk adorned with traditional and local designs such as the Bomkai Saree and the Sambalpuri Saree.

Was codification of Odissi successful in capturing the true essence of the dance as it was prevalent or even as it was performed​ ​in ​​the ​​ancient ​​era?

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The transfer of knowledge required for the continued existence of any performance art requires intense and deliberate training from both the Guru and the Shishya. Through codification and written text, the need to rely on this tradition to study the art form decreases but the difficulty to master increases due to standardization. In my study of the readings by Anita Cherian and the Odissi Renaissance along with my understanding of linguistics and language theory I wish to answer the question of how the codification of Odissi Dance, a performance art, has resulted in the birth of a modern classical dance form, far from what was probably performed by the ancients.

yumex-dnf is locked

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I downloaded a .rpm and double clicked it to install it and it started yumex-dnf. But for some reason it crashed and dnf was locked. I fixed it using yumex-dnf --exit and installed the rpm using sudo dnf install cacher-1.1.10.x86_64.rpm

HackTheNorth 2017 – University of Waterloo

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I attended HackTheNorth, which is Canada’s Biggest Hackathon and takes place at University of Waterloo campus. I was glad to join over 1000 students from around the world at the University of Waterloo to collaborate and create something extraordinary in 36 hours. I didn’t go in as a team as the visa process was a bit delayed and so none of the participants from India knew if they would be able to go.

Death of Ivan Illyich

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While conformity and the playing out of social roles can help shore-up our bridges of self-deception, this may in the end turn out to be more of a curse, than a blessing. For given the brevity of life it is far better to become aware of our deceptions while we still have time to change. But sadly, it is often only when one is at death’s doorstep that they come to recognize the vanity and falseness of their existence up to that point.

SNU Datalimit Chrome Extension

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I developed a chrome extension to track usage. You can view the code on GitHub

Take out a moment and…

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Take out a moment and think, are you going on the internet (reddit/youtube/dota2) because you want to be entertained or because you are really afraid of being bored? Boredom comes from having a mind that wants to be entertained. Instead, strive for cultivating a creative mind that can entertain itself (and others). The key word here is “cultivate”. #psychology

Adding xfce4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Clementine or Spotify

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xfce4 has default media key settings for Pragha music player. Although, if you use clementine music player you can use keyboard shortcuts to control it with DBus and MPRIS. Clementine is known as org.mpris.clementine and you can add the following entries to your Keyboard Settings > Application Shortcuts If you use spotify, it is registered as org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify on qdbus. qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Next qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Pause qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.

Rendezvous with a Reflection – Screenplay

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“Rendezvous with a Reflection” [First Draft] by Padamja Gupta Rohan Verma (Group – “Untitled”) A girl, struggling to accept reality, confronted by her own reflection. Instructor: Shrimoy Chaudhury Course: Psychoanalytic Films through Historical Lens   ACT I FADE IN: A long shot of New Delhi and the skyline. The sun is rising breaking dawn. Camera pans to visuals of empty shopping streets being lit with the morning sunlight.