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06 February 2016

Mario Maker: Spooky!

Occasionally I have time to make levels in Mario Maker. They're not as good as Eevee's.

Code: 9A3E-0000-01BE-71D6
Style: Super Mario Bros.
Quality: ★ ★ ★ ★
Difficulty: 👿 👿 👿 👿
Secrets: 👻 👻 👻

I made this level with my friend bcj in mind, because he loves 👻s. It's probably pretty tough, and there are lots of secret hidden things, as befits a ghost house.

Mario Maker: You Chose... Poorly

Occasionally I have time to make levels in Mario Maker. They're not as good as Eevee's.

Code: A4B3-0000-0072-F358
Style: Super Mario World
Quality: ★ ★ ★ ☆
Difficulty: 👿 👿
Secrets: 👻

A level in which Mario must descend deeper and deeper. It's fairly straightforward, but there are some fun surprises.

Mario Maker: Ceci n'est pas une pipe

Occasionally I have time to make levels in Mario Maker. They're not as good as Eevee's.

Code: 76BA-0000-007F-8E88
Style: Super Mario 3
Quality: ★ ★ ★ ★
Difficulty: 👿 👿 👿
Secrets: 👻 👻

I always loved pipe-heavy levels, and I wanted to make something that was like World 7-6 in Super Mario 3. Vertical levels aren't really possible in Mario Maker, but I'm proud of the fact that I made it almost work.

Mario Maker: Chateau Niveau

Occasionally I have time to make levels in Mario Maker. They're not as good as Eevee's.

Code: BB33-0000-004C-F132
Style: Super Mario World
Quality: ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Difficulty: 👿 👿 👿 👿
Secrets: 👻 👻

The first real level that I made. It's a little more difficult than I intended, but it's fun and fast moving.

18 January 2016

LUEE Episode 104: Animal Intelligence

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem talks about intelligence in nonhuman animals with Ashlyn, Laura, and special guest Leslie Saunders.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism that is produced by the Winnipeg Skeptics.

Links: Animal cognition (Wikipedia) | Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness (PDF) | Different ways to make a gomer bull (The Western Producer) | Intelligence and Relative Brain Size (Eric J. Chaisson, Harvard College Observatory) | Primate Cognition (Nature) | Great ape language (Wikipedia) | Kanzi (Wikipedia) | Chimp Behaviour: Tool Use (Jane Goodall Institute of Canada) | Great ape personhood (Wikipedia) | Tool use by animals (Wikipedia) | Cetacean intelligence (Wikipedia) | Dolphin Intelligence: It's Time for a Conversation (National Geographic) | The cetacean brain and hominid perceptions of cetacean intelligence (The Ecologist) | Cetaceans Have Complex Brains for Complex Cognition (PLOS Biology) | Thinking Pigs: A Comparative Review of Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Sus domesticus (eScholarship) | Techniques for Evaluation and Quantification of Pig Reproductive, Ingestive, and Social Behaviors (PDF) | Thinking Pigs: A Comparative Review of Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Sus domesticus (PDF) | Are Pigs as Smart as Dogs and Does It Really Matter? (Psychology Today) | In Pig Cognition Studies, Reflections on Parallels with Humans (The New York Times) | Moritz The Clever Pig Wants Your Attention (YouTube) | Pigs: Intelligent Animals Suffering in Farms and Slaughterhouses (PETA) | Pigheaded: How Smart are Swine? (Modern Farmer) | Disambiguating the "guilty look"€: Salient prompts to a familiar dog behaviour (ScienceDirect) | Corvidae (Wikipedia) | Clever Hans (Wikipedia) | House Hippo (YouTube) | BBC Two: Are crows the ultimate problem solvers? (YouTube) | Last Chance to See (Wikipedia) | Uplift Universe (Wikipedia)

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