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Can You Name These Minor Priests From Father Ted?

You’ll need to have studied in St. Colm’s seminary to pass this.

From TheJournal.ie Irish activist Sinéad Burke is winning praise for her TED Talk on being a little person Duine Beag

Irish activist Sinéad Burke is winning praise for her TED Talk on being a little person

She tells us what it’s like to navigate a world that’s not designed for someone who is 3’5″ tall.

Irish activist Sinéad Burke is winning praise for her powerful TED Talk on being a little person TED

Irish activist Sinéad Burke is winning praise for her powerful TED Talk on being a little person

She tells us what it’s like to navigate a world that’s not designed for someone who is 3’5″ tall.

The Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin is hosting its annual Father Ted Stephen's Day extravaganza

“speak to priests YOU want to know…”

15 things that have happened in 2016 that are straight out of Father Ted

The plotlines for a reboot write themselves.

Someone has made the cast of Father Ted into Simpsons characters TED
From The42 World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to link up with Leinster as consultant this month TED Talks

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to link up with Leinster as consultant this month

The man who brought the All Blacks to glory on home soil will pitch in with Leinster’s pre-season efforts.

What Percent Father Dougal Are You?

How good are you at judging the size of crowds?

From TheJournal.ie Take a break and try to solve this intense locker riddle Take A Break

Take a break and try to solve this intense locker riddle

A little maths to shake up your morning.

10 Oscar speeches improved by Father Ted quotes

Here we all are now, all the lads.

From TheJournal.ie Here's 12 talks that could change your career Time For A Change This post contains videos

Here's 12 talks that could change your career

Take yourself up to inspiration point.

Ted (yes, the teddy bear) visited Coppers, and confirmed he did not father the Coppers baby
From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Arthur Mathews answered the nerdiest Father Ted questions readers could think of Windy Shepherd Henderson

WATCH: Arthur Mathews answered the nerdiest Father Ted questions readers could think of

Who was Henry Sellers based on? Will the US version ever happen?

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Grace on Father Ted and THOSE James Reilly comparisons His Grace

Brendan Grace on Father Ted and THOSE James Reilly comparisons

Brendan Grace tells us about the dark inspiration behind Fr Fintan Stack – and what he talked about with the Fine Gael minister.

From TheJournal.ie Arthur Mathews is coming in for some 'Ted talk' ... Send us your questions 20 Years Of Ted

Arthur Mathews is coming in for some 'Ted talk' ... Send us your questions

Got any questions for the Father Ted co-creator? He’ll be dropping by the newsroom tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'I worked with Father Ted - and look what happened to me' All Priest Show

'I worked with Father Ted - and look what happened to me'

In which we catch-up with the likes of Fr Dick Byrne, Fr Larry Duff and ‘The Spinmaster’ – 20 years on.

From TheJournal.ie Think you know everything there is to know about Father Ted? Try these... 20 Years On

Think you know everything there is to know about Father Ted? Try these...

We tried our best to unearth some facts that even the show’s most ardent fans didn’t know…

From TheJournal.ie Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed Hope

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

Here's what the UK thought of new Irish sitcom The Walshes

The three-part comedy aired on BBC Four last night.

People REALLY aren't taking Gerry Adams' Twitter Q&A seriously

Now’s your chance to #AskAdams what he had for brekkie.

Ted from Scrubs performs Hey Ya and Help at Trinity College Dublin

He also sang a tune with the a cappella group The Trinitones.

Beatboxer blows the roof off Ted conference

Some beatboxers are good. This one is incredible.

From TheJournal.ie Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head Astonishing This post contains videos

Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head

DNA sequencing meets 3D printing meets artistry. Wow.

From The42 All Blacks and Pumas promise power and passion Preview

All Blacks and Pumas promise power and passion

Argentina face New Zealand in Wellington tomorrow, a repeat of the World Cup quarter-final.

From The42 John Kirwan brings in Graham Henry as Auckland Blues defence coach TED

John Kirwan brings in Graham Henry as Auckland Blues defence coach

Perhaps now the acerbic Kiwi will be given back his life-time parking space at Eden Park.

7 of the greatest (and scariest) toys that came to life in movies Come To Life This post contains videos

7 of the greatest (and scariest) toys that came to life in movies

The foul-mouthed Ted is not the first toy to come to life on the big screen: here are a few of the favourites (and not so nice ones)

Video: Internet censorship in China explained China This post contains videos

Video: Internet censorship in China explained

Blogger Michael Anti explains how the social media space works in a country where site like Twitter and Facebook are blocked.

From The42 Graham Henry kicks hornet's nest with match fixing suggestions over France defeat Cry Wolf

Graham Henry kicks hornet's nest with match fixing suggestions over France defeat

The World Cup-winning coach said he felt physically ill after his All Blacks team were defeated by the French in the 2007 quarter-final.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race; sparks fly between RTÉ and TV3; and can we tell what babies are thinking?

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

The battle for Tripoli rages on, the bishop of Cloyne breaks his silence, Ireland’s latest viral sensation and… can we turn light bulbs into wifi routers?

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday The Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In your fix today: Plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’, urgent medical advice from the Irish Heart Foundation, and the best presentation you’ve ever seen… on an iPod.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix tonight: Risks of hypothermia at a Meath nursing home, good news on the financial front, and a future Major champion denting some household appliances…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on today’s news, including: coalition talks, narrow scrapes for Jose Mourinho and Gay Byrne, and the death of the beloved snood.

Top designers name most influential books

Some of the world’s leading creatives disclose the works of literature that have influenced them throughout their careers.

THE MOTTO OF TED - the global set of conferences whose past speakers have included everyone from Bill Clinton, Richard Dawkins and  Bill Gates, to designer Philippe Starck, model Aimee Mullins  and a telephone book worth of Nobel Prize winners – is “ideas worth spreading”.

TED’s own idea is simple: stand some of the most interesting people in the world before a live audience and give them 18 minutes to deliver the talk of their lives.

In keeping with the theme of ideas worth spreading, here’s our pick of five of the most thought-provoking contributions from TED – some from this year’s European outing, and a couple of old favourites.

Kick your shoes off, sit back – and enjoy.

1. Lewis Pugh on the mind-bending, finger-bursting swim in a lake created from a melted glacier 5,300 metre up Mt Everest: how it almost killed him; and what it taught him about himself, and about climate change.


2. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on a rural childhood; how he started Amazon, and why anyone can be born gifted, it’s choosing what to do with those gifts that’s the real challenge.

3. Sheena Iyengar takes up the theme of choices – and looks at how culture and upbringing influence the choices we make, whether that’s how to take your green tea – or how anxious you are to please your Mum.

4. The buzz of TED 2009 was Pattie Maes’ talk introducing the concept of ‘Sixth Sense’ – technology so cool, it allows users to turn the palm of their hands into a calculator,  take photos with their fingers or use their hands as a barcode scanner. Incredible, exciting – and very Minority Report.

5. From 2008, here’s Benjamin Zander on why everyone deep down loves classical music – and there’s really no such thing as being tone deaf.

A “VIRTUAL HUMAN” has been shown off at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Global conference in Oxford.

Microsoft has developed the technology, which features the “virtual human”  – a boy called Milo  – who interacts with other people through a screen. Milo reacts to the  other person’s emotions, movements, and tone of voice.

In a demo featured on the BBC’s website, Milo interacts with a woman called Claire. As they speak, it becomes clear that Milo recognises Claire and can interpret her voice to identify what emotion she is feeling.

Peter Molyneux, Creative Director of Microsoft Game Studios in Europe, is responsible for developing the technology.

He explained that he wanted to create an interactive experience where the character someone was talking to seemed alive,  “that would look (you) in the eyes and feel real”.

Milo was first unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles 2009 but has not been seen since. Molyneux said that the technology was designed to interact in such a sensitive way that people believe Milo is real.

The game is designed for use with Microsoft’s  Xbox 360 motion controller, Kinect.

The TED conference is running from 13 – 16 July and features speakers and performers with “ideas worth spreading.”