January 27th, 2012

Ann Vole

my additions to a top 50

I took all the preceeding lists, alphabetized them and removed the ones I have not seen or would not make the top 50 for me and found many glaring omissions so here are some that I have not seen mentioned yet that might potentially be in my personal top 50:
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Fun and Fancy Free (1947 -packaged films Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk)
Peter Pan (1953)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!(1966)
Asterix the Gaul (1967)
Fantastic Planet (1973)
Charlotte's Web (1973)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979)
The Plague Dogs (1982)
Treasure Planet (1982)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
Twice Upon a Time (1983)
The Wind in the Willows (1983,1987,1988 -liked two of them, not seen one)
Lensman (1984)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Adventures of the American Rabbit (1986)
The Land Before Time (1988)
The BFG (1989)
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
The Nutcracker Prince (1990)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Rock-A-Doodle (1990)
Rover Dangerfield (1990)
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
The Princess and the Goblin (1993)
The Thief and the Cobbler (Richard Williams)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
The Wrong Trousers (1993)
Pom Poko (1994)
The Pagemaster (1994)
The Return of Jafar (1994)
The Swan Princess (1994)
Thumbelina (1994)
A Troll in Central Park (1994)
A Close Shave (1995)
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Pocahontas (1995)
The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
Anastasia (1997)
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997)
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
The First Snow of Winter (1998)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Quest for Camelot (1998)
The Rugrats Movie (1998)
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998)
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom (1998)
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
The King and I (1999)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Wakko's Wish (1999)
Dinosaur (2000)
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Titan A.E. (2000)
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Ice Age (2002)
Return to Never Land (2002)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Brother Bear (2003)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Rugrats Go Wild! (2003)
Stitch! The Movie (2003)
Balto III: Wings of Change (2004)
Home on the Range (2004)
Laura's Star (2004)
The Lion King 1½ (2004)
The Polar Express (2004)
Shark Tale (2004)
Chicken Little (2005)
Hoodwinked (2005)
Kronk's New Groove (2005)
Madagascar (2005)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Mulan II (2005)
Renart the Fox (2005)
Robots (2005)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Tarzan II (2005)
Valiant (2005)
The Ant Bully (2006)
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Bambi II (2006)
Flushed Away (2006)
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Leroy & Stitch (2006)
Over the Hedge (2006)
Battle for Terra (2007)
Bee Movie (2007)
Beowulf (2007)
Happily N'Ever After (2007)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Surf's Up (2007)
Bolt (2008)
Delgo (2008)
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Igor (2008)
Open Season 2 (2008)
Impy's Island (2006)
Open Season (2006)
Space Chimps (2008)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
9 (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Planet 51 (2009)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Alpha and Omega (2010)
Despicable Me (2010)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Tangled (2010)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Cars 2 (2011)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Open Season 3 (2011)
Rango (2011)
Rio (2011)
Ann Vole

My top 78 favorite animated movies

I sifted through the list until I was having trouble deciding to erase more so here is my favorite animated films in alphabetical order (about 78 of them)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Alpha and Omega (2010)
The Aristocats (1970)
Bambi (1942)
Bambi II (2006)
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Bolt (2008)
Brother Bear (2003)
Brother Bear 2 (2006)
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
Chicken Little (2005)
Chicken Run (2000)
Dumbo (1941)
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
Flushed Away (2006)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Home on the Range (2004)
Hoodwinked (2005)
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Ice Age (2002)
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The Land Before Time (1988)
Laura's Star (2004)
Leroy & Stitch (2006)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
The Lion King 1½ (2004)
The Little Fox (1981)
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Madagascar (2005)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
Mulan (1998)
Mulan II (2005)
My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
Open Season (2006)
Open Season 3 (2011)
Over the Hedge (2006)
The Plague Dogs (1982)
Planet 51 (2009)
Pom Poko (1994)
Ponyo (2008)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Rango (2011)
Ratatouille (2007)
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Renart the Fox (2005)
The Rescuers (1977)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Robin Hood (1973)
The Secret of Kells (2009)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Spirited Away (2001)
Stitch! The Movie (2003)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Surf's Up (2007)
The Sword in The Stone (1963)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Tangled (2010)
Tarzan II (2005)
Thumbelina (1994)
Titan A.E. (2000)
WALL-E (2008)
Watership Down (1978)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Wind in the Willows (1983,1987,1988 -liked two of them, not seen one)
Ann Vole

last list of favorites for a while

I think I edited and sorted my list of favorites correctly but there may be mistakes. I found the following website very useful for this task.

http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/index.php

1. Bambi (1942)
2. Brother Bear 2 (2006)
3. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
4. Over the Hedge (2006)
5. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
6. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
7. Brother Bear (2003)
8. Cats Don't Dance (1997)
9. Dumbo (1941)
10. Bolt (2008)
11. Surf's Up (2007)
12. WALL-E (2008)
13. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
14. Ratatouille (2007)
15. Ice Age (2002)
16. Madagascar (2005)
17. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
18. The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
19. Ponyo (2008)
20. The Little Fox (1981)
21. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
22. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
23. The Sword in The Stone (1963)
24. Bambi 2 (2006)
25. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
26. Finding Nemo (2003)
27. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
28. Pom Poko (1994)
29. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
30. The Rescuers (1977)
31. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
32. The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
33. Flushed Away (2006)
34. Hoodwinked (2005)
35. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
36. The Secret of Kells (2009)
37. The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
38. Tangled (2010)
39. The Land Before Time (1988)
40. Laura's Star (2004)
41. Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
42. Chicken Little (2005)
43. Chicken Run (2000)
44. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
45. Cinderella (1950)
46. Tarzan II (2005)
47. Kronk's New Groove (2005)
48. Open Season 3 (2011)
49. Open Season (2006)
50. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
51. The Jungle Book (1967)
52. The Lion King 1½ (2004)
53. Watership Down (1978)
54. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
55. Spirited Away (2001)
56. Planet 51 (2009)
57. Once Upon a Forest (1993)
58. Home on the Range (2004)
59. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
60. Cinderella (1950)
61. Rango (2011)
62. Thumbelina (1994)
63. Robin Hood (1973)
64. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
65. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
66. Mulan (1998)
67. Mulan II (2005)
68. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
69. The Plague Dogs (1982)
70. Titan A.E. (2000)
71. The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
72. Alpha and Omega (2010)
73. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
74. The Aristocats (1970)
75. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
76. Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
77. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
78. The Wind in the Willows (1983,1987,1988 -liked two of them, not seen one)
79. Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
80. Leroy & Stitch (2006)
81. Renart the Fox (2005)
82. Stitch! The Movie (2003)
83. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Ann Vole

Hard vs soft for real-time systems

from this page
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-real-time-linux/
I copied this:
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Hard real-time vs. soft real-time systems

An operating system that can support the desired deadlines of the real-time tasks (even under worst-case processing loads) is called a hard real-time system. But hard real-time support isn't necessary in all cases. If an operating system can support the deadlines on average, it's called a soft real-time system. Hard real-time systems are those in which missing a deadline can have a catastrophic result (such as deploying an airbag too late or allowing [ABS] brake pressure to slip for too long). Soft real-time systems can miss deadlines without the overall system failing (such as losing a frame of video).
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I am becoming aware that "hard real-time" capable operating systems are not common. The purpose of the operationg system (OS) I want to develop is a part of a network that houses a kind of virtual space for copies of an artificial intelligence (AI) program to wander from system to system based on physical proximity of prefered hardware to a live animal moving through computer-controlled tunnels and communicating with said animal using the sounds and methods of verbal communication that species uses natively. When interpretting ultrasonic sounds made in very rapid ways using multiple harmonic frequencies, a loss of micro-seconds of audio detection can lose a critical amount of information to interpret the animal sounds correctly. Creating such audio also leaves little room for delays in processing time. The copies of AI are optional for how long they take to come up with the meaning of the sounds and being that they come and go from one processor to another, the OS load can vary quite unexpectedly as several AI program copies cram into the same processor resources as they try to follow the animal they are assigned to. This obviously happens when several animals meet in the same location mixing vocalizations and thus increasing the processing work to follow all the different sounds and to processes them into a set of data the AI programs will be wanting to access. Using networking solutions, some of the processing can be assigned to near-by processors but the data collection is hard-wired locally and time-critical so must be in a "hard real-time" OS.

The solutions offered for professional digital recording are primarily accomplished with dedicated electronics with buffer memmory. Once the sound has been digitized with hard real-time systems, the digital audio is processed for mixing and effects in a proxy method to give the listener of a live performance an idea how it will sound but the raw digital audeo and all the computer user's real-time instructions are recorded in a time-stamp format (like MIDI) then later the computer can process these two data streams into a high quality digital resulting file but being that it is done later, the processing does not require real-time processing.

Making films starring animals and robotically controlled camera movements can use this same sort of mix of hard real-time data collection then delayed processing to create the highest quality result and still allow for adjustments and reconstruction of the high quality result with such adjustments.

The first scenario is for the living environment of the animals when they are NOT being filmed but will live their entire lives dependent on computer processing. This brings a different aspect of an OS that needs to be unique. The OS must be crash-proof or more specifically, able to correct it's self after data errors have put programming into a state of in-activity or an infinite loop. Again the idea that an inturupt signal (such as electronics detecting sound) has a crittical minimum responce time means that the OS has to always be able to drop what it is doing and do something else and then analyze it's previous activity logs to detect that the process it was doing may need to be restarted as it was a source of "freezing up". I always believed that a good OS should never need to be rebooted but can always recover from "crashes" automatically. An added task for these AI programs would be to methodically test, detect and report hardware and software failures including in their own programming and fix what they can with network rerouting and software module replacement (while the kernel is opperating). If the kernel needs replacement, a new copy of the OS is to be built and processing pointers transfered. I have heard of some hard-core Linux geeks changing OS kernels successfully on computers that were physically inaccessible without rebooting. I want that to be the norm rather then a bit of geek bragging rights.
Ann Vole

why top 50 animated film lists?

I have always thought I should figure out my favorite animated films for fun but "fun" is not a good enough reason. Right now I am taking a course on film at the university that is currently concentrating on styles and history of styalistic movements. In order to make the kind of film I personally would enjoy watching, I need to know precisely what film elements attract me the most and maybe why. Before catching up on my reading of the text book covering all these styles, having my favorite films listed in preference can tell me if a particular element shows up in lots of my favorite films indicating it could be an influence on my enjoyment of those films.
Ann Vole

AI and text editing

I will need text editing programming for my AI programs to parse language but also to document meaning to be used by future copies of that AI program when dealing with the same animal or human contact as it interprets between human and animal languages and cultures. I just read about an interesting text editor that also functions as an email client and IRC client and even limited web browsing by programming. It also includes over 1000 text editing commands that can be accessed by programming. If I can get the AI to USE this program, the AI does not need any of those aspects of text parsing. The editor is called Emacs and here is a guided tour website

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/