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mhrackin
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Re: Too intrusive
mhrackin   6/2/2014 12:12:45 PM
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And how about the really scary one: HACKERS!

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betajet   5/19/2014 2:30:24 PM
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Dr FPGA wrote: Perhaps the tests influenced the google search algorithm?

In the case of Bob Rowsem, I think it's just that it was a long time before the original materials got scanned with OCR so they've only recently become searchable.  Bob Rowsem is printed material from now-obscure publications circa 1800 or copyrighted books about the Era of Napoleon.

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2014 11:58:57 AM
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@Alex: well, you asked

Now, that's my sort of cat LOL

http://philly.thedrinknation.com/uploads/images/beercats/beer-cat-1.jpg

 

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zeeglen   5/19/2014 11:48:59 AM
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@ Max projected directly onto your retina (or into your brian) and your not being able to turn them off...

R.A. Heinlein described in a early 60's novel (Podkayne of Mars) very loud annoying holographic commercials forced onto taxi-cab customers.  At least they could bribe the driver into reducing the level.


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Re: General Studies
DrFPGA   5/19/2014 10:46:32 AM
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Perhaps the tests influenced the google search algorithm? A problem with tests of this these types of self organizing systems. Now if we could only find some tests that introduced some self-disorganizing...

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alex_m1   5/19/2014 10:40:16 AM
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@Max, well, you asked:

http://philly.thedrinknation.com/uploads/images/beercats/beer-cat-1.jpg

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2014 10:20:28 AM
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@antedeluvian: ...there were only two songs it could not identify...

What were they? LOL

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2014 10:19:21 AM
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@alex_m1: ...and hopefully replace them with cats...

You, Sir, are a monster ... now if you had said "beers"...

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Max The Magnificent   5/19/2014 10:18:02 AM
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@Garcia: As a negative one... I can appreciate the shadow of "Big Brother" around -- this would be a candy for the NSA, Google and so on ;-)

I agree -- imagine getting a virus that allowed companies to keep on hitting you with adverts tha tare projected directly onto your retina (or into your brian) and your not being able to turn them off...

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antedeluvian   5/18/2014 7:37:37 PM
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Max

There's a smartphone app where you can let it listen to a fragment of a tune and it will return all of the details associated with the piece -- without your first knowing what it was called.

I have tried Shazam out and it is remarkable. I tried many obscure English folk groups, South African groups and some American stuff and there were only two songs it could not identify.

however it only works on recorded music. It states "singing, humming or llve performances won't be tagged"

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