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live, horse, and you will get grass

If you persist through difficulty, you will eventually reap benefits. The phrase of encouragement comes from a story of a farmer who plants grass for his horse and tells the horse to live until the grass has time to grow. Yeah, but if your business can survive this recession, all of your hard work will pay off. As the saying goes, "Live, horse and you will get grass."
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live

mod. cool; great. Everything’s live! No problem!
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Rocha, "Face liveness detection under bad Illumination conditions," in Proc.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Clarkson University (USA) and the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari (Italy) held the first LivDet competition [5, 27] to help researchers study fingerprints liveness and compare the performance of the proposed state-of-the-art detection methods in 2009.
Instead, she relied on the peculiar affordances of new media technologies to generate trust through liveness and anonymity through digital opacity.
Ingelaere argues that rumours offer a glimpse into this imaginary: I suggest that Guma Guma does so in a similar vein, and that the category of 'liveness' mediates between the two worlds he identifies.
In this research work, the potential of Complete Local Binary Pattern (CLBP) [2] is explored in the field of spatial structure for checking the liveness of a human face.
The tension between the calculative and the sensorial has important consequences for our understanding of the Piedmontese bull's virtual liveness, as we point out in this section's concluding sentences.
Lumi Tan, associate curator ofThe Kitchen, the seminal New York City performance space, argues thattheatre needs to embrace the power of its liveness and the uniquelycommunal aspect of its audience engagement: "Plays need to offera reason to be experienced live, to accept the flaws that livenessbrings, and to leave room for ambiguity as to what and how I am seeingor perceiving.
"I'm interested in the liveness, the three-dimensionality of it all.
VoiceKey.WebAccess uses a triple biometric accuracy process that combines speaker authentication, facial recognition, and a "liveness" test.
Active liveness prompts users to complete an action, such as a smile, frown, raise their eyebrows or wink.
For Lambert-Beatty, the anxiety-ridden debate that erupted in 2005 over Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces (3) is no longer so concerned with the now-anachronistic matter of liveness. In the intervening years, the ensuing conversation has become less about performance's ontology than about its temporality:
Can this video-based digital Archive give the "airy nothing" or "ephemeral liveness" of Shakespearean performances a global habitation and thus yield new form of scholarship?
Liveness on Stage: Intermedial Challenges in Contemporary British Theatre and Performance
Opening up biopolitics to the polysemous nuances of animacy, a term Chen draws from her linguistic training to encompass the vicissitudes of liveness and agency, allows for the clear thematic organization of her book despite what may seem a daunting task in terms of the scope of her many interventions and interlocutors.