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Messages - grnidone

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Really interesting story from Vice News. 

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And then, one day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society's willingness to believe absolute bullshit, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it's exactly the kind of place that could be a hit?

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/434gqw/i-made-my-shed-the-top-rated-restaurant-on-tripadvisor

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I gotta say, this is ... concerning. 

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Otonomo, which began in 2015 and calls itself the “first connected car data marketplace,” partners with major automakers that give Otonomo access to their raw driver data, the company said. Otonomo takes that data, analyzes it, “cleans it up,” and then sells the information to third parties, helping automakers commercialize their data, Rosner said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/01/15/big-brother-on-wheels-why-your-car-company-may-know-more-about-you-than-your-spouse/

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>I actually like the far North bay quite a lot

I hear the lots in Santa Rosa are quite cheap. ;)

(For the rest of y'all, that's where the Northern California fires burned all those neighborhoods.)

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>Family ties are really the only thing that keeps me in this area, otherwise I'd move to someplace more sensible. 

I just about posted some really beautiful houses in my area for you, but then remembered Brownback trashed the school system with his BS trickledown theory that didn't work.  Thankfully, our state Senate put the tax plan back the way it was before 2012, but we've got a LONG way to go.


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Water Cooler / Re: Hello
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:22:56 PM »
HEY!  So good to see you drop in!

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It's been a thousand years since I've had to script anything, and basically, I'd have to relearn everything.  Is there a software I can use that is simple and will allow me to quickly script and automate tasks?

I need to scrape google, but I want a bit more than an out-of-the-box scraper.  Ideally, I'd like to be able to make the script quickly.  GUI format preferred because I'm too damn lazy to get the *nix vi book out.

I'm going to try to hack Automator for Mac OSX, but I'd like to be able to do on a PC as well.

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I saw that article as well.  I wans't able to get through it.

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Water Cooler / Re: tuning out?
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:31:02 PM »
I'm watching more stuff like this.  This is called "The Funeral" with Carol Burnett and a young Robin Williams.  They do the skit twice and it shows how brilliant Robin Williams was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfDyTUiL8xs

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Hardware & Technology / Re: With almost no effort on your part
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:00:22 PM »
>binaural beats which also work great.

I've listened to Dr. Jeffrey Thompson's brainwave music since the late 1990s.  It's one of hte few things that keeps my ADHD in check.  I've never heard of brain.fm though...def gonna check that out.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Toyota e-Palette
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:17:05 PM »
It seems like an RV that drives itself. 


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>DARPA hopes to swarm drones out of C-130s in 2019 test

Kinda funny:  my Dad flew C-130s.  Talk about mixing old tech with the new.

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I'm just gonna leave this here.

If Hal 9000 were Alexa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JepKVUym9Fg

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Voice to text using Chrome
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:35:10 PM »
>Dictation stores everything in your browser locally and not a byte of your data is uploaded anywhere.

You're forgetting that Chrome frequently phones home.

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> it only has a 100 mile range.

Exactly.  Perfect for a commute.  Or, enough mileage to get you to an airport where you can fly somewhere else for vacation.

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