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Software Updates

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Everything is a cloud application; the ping times just vary a lot.
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mvoelske
7 days ago
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Funny, while looking at this very comic I noticed that a very recent update to Chrome (on Android) ruined the title-text feature. Now how do I roll this fucker back?
mvoelske
3 days ago
And FYI: you can go to chrome://flags and disable "revamped context menu" to see the full title text again
alt_text_bot
9 days ago
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Everything is a cloud application; the ping times just vary a lot.
hairfarmerrich
8 days ago
Sigh... Outlook 2010, how I miss your true dark mode, folding calendar, drag-drop support and smart search folders. In corporate culture, 'unwilling to lose' is not the same as 'allowed to keep'.
WorldMaker
7 days ago
If it helps, true Dark Mode came back to Office in 2018/2019 (depending 365 or standalone).
popular
8 days ago
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aakashm
8 days ago
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I'm sure Stallman would have something to say about this
cbenard
8 days ago
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ShareX > 12.0.0 removing the ability to use Greenshot to edit. Stuck on 12.0.0 forever now.
Plano, Texas

Meta-Analysis

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Life goal #29 is to get enough of them rejected that I can publish a comparative analysis of the rejection letters.
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mvoelske
1825 days ago
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Title: " Life goal #29 is to get enough of them rejected that I can publish a comparative analysis of the rejection letters."
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rgsunico
1820 days ago
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This is so...meta.
Quezon City
satadru
1825 days ago
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New York, NY
Brstrk
1825 days ago
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lists_of_lists Wikipedia does have a sense of humor.
aaronwe
1823 days ago
That's spectacular.
wire_weaver
1822 days ago
Awesome recursion
JayM
1825 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
egor83
1825 days ago
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It's metas all the way down.

Mobile Marketing

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We're firing you, but the online headline-writing division wants to hire you.
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mvoelske
2105 days ago
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"We're firing you, but the online headline-writing division wants to hire you."
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jcherfas
2093 days ago
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Missed this first time around. Perfect.
2093 days ago
hahaha!
navinanand
2105 days ago
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Power!
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
aaronwe
2105 days ago
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...and a lifetime of guaranteed employment at Upworthy.
Denver

Monty Hall

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A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the car.
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mvoelske
2210 days ago
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Your odds of winning a goat just increased from 67% to 100%!
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antimony
2208 days ago
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I always wondered if anyone ever actually took the goat.
St Louis Area
dianaschnuth
2210 days ago
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Never look a gift goat in the mouth, I suppose...
Toledo OH
Michdevilish
2210 days ago
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Got his goat and left :)
Canada

Reassuring

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'At least humans are better at quietly amusing ourselves, oblivious to our pending obsolescence' thought the human, as a nearby Dell Inspiron contentedly displayed the same bouncing geometric shape screensaver it had been running for years.
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mvoelske
2254 days ago
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Title: 'At least humans are better at quietly amusing ourselves, oblivious to our pending obsolescence' thought the human, as a nearby Dell Inspiron contentedly displayed the same bouncing geometric shape screensaver it had been running for years.
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wakemp
2253 days ago
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There's a python script for that.
Victoria, British Columbia CA
diogovk
2254 days ago
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This is so great
Jaragua do Sul
Michdevilish
2254 days ago
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No Go
Canada
jonathanpeterson
2254 days ago
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You let me know when computers can create youtube videos of them hitting themselves in the nuts, until then, I need people.
beslayed
2254 days ago
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I'm reading this on a Dell Inspiron.
aaronwe
2254 days ago
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Computers still can't play No-limit Hold 'Em with the world's best, right? Or did that get solved too?
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bluegecko
2254 days ago
Yes and no. Computers are actually phenomenal at playing poker, because they always know the exact odds, and can fairly easily build general models about their opponents through machine learning. What's missing, and what sometimes makes it look as though they stink, is that no program I'm aware of reads facial expressions and body language to fill into their opponent model, meaning that computers miss obvious tells. That's honestly more an issue at this point of someone taking the time to put all the pieces together, so I wouldn't really regard this as a major thing left.
wiz
2254 days ago
A bunch of OpenCV code should solve this...
bluegecko
2254 days ago
Yeah; detecting facial expressions shouldn't be too hard anymore, and given that computers can even trivially do things like detect pulses and blood pressure from video feeds, it'd be easy to program the computer to catch obvious fake facial expressions. It might not be as good as a human, but it'd be good enough.
pneuman
2254 days ago
Funny you should mention that -- the New York Times just posted a fascinating article about a computerised Texas Hold 'Em machine that seems very, very capable http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/magazine/poker-computer.html
aaronwe
2254 days ago
Fascinating piece. The difference is the bot in the NYT story plays limit hold 'em, which is a much more solvable problem, math-wise. No-limit (tournament style) hold 'em is much trickier for computers, because the range of possible moves is so much greater, and the human behavior is much harder to model.
pneuman
2254 days ago
Aha, thanks for the clarification.
jad
2254 days ago
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Alt text ftw.