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Siri, can you pass the Turing Test?

Originally posted some time earlier. Recycled for maximum blog churn. – dp Has anyone tried to get the iPhone 4S’s Voice Assistant Siri to pass the challenge created by Alan Turing? From Wikipedia: “The Turing test is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. In Turing’s original illustrative example, a human judge…

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Twitter=Mars, Facebook=Venus

Originally posted some time earlier. Recycled for maximum blog churn. – dp Women are different than men. Shocker, I know. But consider the following observation. It proves one of two things: A. That I am a chauvinist ass or B. That while painting with a timezone-wide brush, there’s some truth here worth considering. My argument,…

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Google+?

Originally posted some time earlier. Recycled for maximum blog churn. – dp Here’s my quick two-minute response to a friend’s Google+ query re: Google+: “The thing that intrigues me most about G+ is what you started right here: a conversation with people you’ve curated into a posse (for whatever reason). A quick scan of this…

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me | recommend_Venus

cross-posted from my review @ The App Store. I’ve always disliked Facebook’s desktop user experience. It has a baked in lack of intuitive navigation, suffers from seemingly non-sensical design, and is just plain corporate ugly. Oh, and let’s not forget about the ads and distracting noise strewn about every page. Taken as a whole, Facebook…

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Determining the difference

Originally posted some time earlier. Recycled for maximum blog churn. – dp So much of social media is based on tiny, seemingly insignificant nuances between apparently identical entities. That’s a long way of saying that sometimes apples vs. apples is actually Golden Delicious vs. Granny Smith. So how’s a person to understand the diff between…

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me | song_Ten Feet Away

Sittin’ watchin’, my baby talkin’ As she climbs up your dress Now don’t you start stoppin’ I just thought I’d drop in And found you both a mess Well, your still my flower Who ain’t seen a shower Since this baby was born Well, don’t you once worry There’s no kind of hurry today So…

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Minority > Majority

Originally posted some time earlier. Recycled for maximum blog churn. – dp Without going into horrendously boring detail regarding my personal computing habits, this post requires the following understanding: my very first computer was an 8088 IBM XT clone. Green screen. Dual 5.25 inch floppy drives. And no C: prompt until I “upgraded” the machine…

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