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Spheric Harlot
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Jun 25, 2022, 02:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
For years, Waze and I have had a disagreement about the ideal route to the expressway.

About 6 months ago it started agreeing with me.

This creeps me the fuck out… I got into a fight with an AI.
I had that with Apple Maps. I live in a village suburb. Five years ago, the main intersection was replaced with a roundabout (which eliminated virtually all of the constant traffic jams).

A couple hundred meters from my home, it always wanted me to hike a right to get directly to the main street to head into town. Problem is, if I take that route, I have to make a left turn onto the main road, which can take *ages*, depending upon traffic.

So I always drove past that right turn to the next corner and turned right *there*, where the street would lead me directly to the roundabout, with hardly any waiting.

A few months ago, Maps finally started agreeing with me.

I wonder if it's just a matter of collecting enough empirical data from drivers like us to be able to automatically make a better judgement?
     
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Jun 25, 2022, 04:58 PM
 
I’m assuming it’s a combo. It needed our empirical data, but is using AIs to crunch the torrent of data it’s constantly fed. Edit: Waze is a Google joint, so I assume they’re deeper into the AI, in addition to them having probably an order of magnitude (or more) difference in the amount of data involved.

My own secret route, now exposed to the world, is there’s a mile-and-a-half stretch down a side street which somehow ended up with only two stoplights and zero uncontrolled intersections.

However, I want to give Waze full credit for teaching me there’s a point where to get to the expressway it’s best for me to go in the opposite direction of my destination. Even though that’s a longer trip by distance, it gets me on the expressway sooner, and I make up the extra distance with expressway speed.
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Jul 8, 2022, 07:48 AM
 
A rogue time-warp apparently struck our mailbox yesterday. I found an actual Yellow Pages inside.
     
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Dec 2, 2022, 03:58 PM
 
Say you are in the hospital in Mannheim, Germany. Your roommate is on an oxygen machine. You don't like the noise the machine makes. What do you do?

Why, turn off the oxygen machine of course. Twice. Get arrested, and hospital staff revive your roommate.
The woman allegedly turned off the main switch of the oxygen equipment some time before 8:00 pm on Tuesday, “after feeling disturbed by the noise emanating from (it),” the statement said.

“Although the suspect was informed by hospital staff that the oxygen supply was a vital measure, she allegedly turned off the device again at around 9:00 pm,” it continued.

The 79-year-old woman had to be resuscitated and is still receiving intensive medical care.
The turn-off patient was 72. Apparently she didn't consider that her plan would have her sleeping with a dead person in the room overnight.

Activist lady has since been admitted to a "correctional facility", which I hope includes padded rooms.
     
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Dec 5, 2022, 08:26 PM
 
Google put an email from YouTube in my junk folder.
     
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Dec 11, 2022, 12:43 PM
 
My phone informs me a 4K image will be -269.15°C.
     
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I don't see the image connection, but the Kelvin conversion is correct. Be careful with that liquid helium.
     
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Dec 11, 2022, 05:12 PM
 
The image connection is when I texted “4K” I was referring to an approximate quantity of horizontal pixels in an image.
     
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Dec 12, 2022, 03:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Say you are in the hospital in Mannheim, Germany. Your roommate is on an oxygen machine. You don't like the noise the machine makes. What do you do?
Yeah, I saw that story and had to laugh out lout.
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Activist lady has since been admitted to a "correctional facility", which I hope includes padded rooms.
Padded room = quiet room. Looks like she got what she wanted … 
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Dec 23, 2022, 07:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
My phone informs me a 4K image will be -269.15°C.
In the grim darkness of the far future there is only cold.

Warhammer: -233.15C
     
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Dec 24, 2022, 12:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
The image connection is when I texted “4K” I was referring to an approximate quantity of horizontal pixels in an image.
For some reason, I read "4K" as a 4 KB image file. Which doesn't normally have a temperature. I'd also wondered why you were stressing over such a small file.
     
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Dec 27, 2022, 02:33 PM
 
Facebook knows me so well.

     
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Dec 27, 2022, 03:09 PM
 
They forgot the prom dress. Maybe they're having a server problem this morning.
     
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Dec 28, 2022, 08:15 AM
 


Oh no, those are still showing up every single day, and every single day I click "Show me less of this."

I'm wondering if I should contact the sellers and let them know that Facebook is using pictures of their underage daughters to drive marketplace engagement by creepy dudes.
     
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Dec 28, 2022, 11:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Facebook knows me so well.

Had to wander over to Urban Dictionary and find out wtf FUPA is. Good grief
     
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Dec 28, 2022, 04:44 PM
 
I can’t say I’ve ever seen the term paired with desire.
     
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Dec 28, 2022, 05:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I can’t say I’ve ever seen the term paired with desire.
I’m sure there’s probably a subreddit of such.
     
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Dec 28, 2022, 06:24 PM
 
Porn doesn’t count.
     
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Dec 29, 2022, 08:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Porn doesn’t count.
You’ve excluded 4/5 of the internet.
     
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Dec 29, 2022, 01:20 PM
 
I thought 3/4 of the Internet was Netflix.
     
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Jan 2, 2023, 05:18 PM
 
Jeremey Renner getting mauled by a snowcat.
     
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Jan 2, 2023, 07:04 PM
 
Yeah, that’s some top-shelf wtf-ishness.
     
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Jan 4, 2023, 06:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Jeremey Renner getting mauled by a snowcat.
Ken Block got mauled even worse.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jan 4, 2023, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Ken Block got mauled even worse.
Dying does tend to move you up in the standings.
     
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Jan 5, 2023, 09:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Jeremey Renner getting mauled by a snowcat.
Wife: Did you hear about Hawkeye?

Me: The guy from M*A*S*H? Didn't he run himself over with a snowplow?

Wife: ...
     
 
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