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  # 1999719 20-Apr-2018 10:52
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people that seem to believe that because one is using a wheelchair that you must be blind, deaf and or stupid. I know I am the latter but deaf or blind I am not so stop shouting at me.





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  # 1999720 20-Apr-2018 10:53
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people that seem to believe that because one is using a wheelchair that you must be blind, deaf and or stupid. I know I am the latter but deaf or blind I am not so stop shouting at me.

 

 

 

 

OK MIKE. NO PROBLEM! tongue-out






 
 
 
 


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  # 1999722 20-Apr-2018 10:57
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geoffwnz: 
Rikkitic: 
MikeAqua: Why so frequent?

 

 Maybe they can't get it right the first time.
Testing in production.

 

Also known as "Agile Development".  It's the new Black.

 

 

 

 

My wife does this Agile thing. The other day she was working at home and I went to ask her something. She had about 15ft of brown paper spread across the floor covered in post it notes and the like. This is apparently part of Agile, and was to be used in an "Open House" during which a "Challenge Session" would be run.

 

 

 

I rolled my eyes and said "so much for the paperless workplace - it's the 21st century and we have computers etc etc so why are you using the same sort of system I would have used in 1990 when we had no computers?" 

 

"It's the way these things are done."

 

 

 

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  # 1999726 20-Apr-2018 11:02
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MikeB4:

 

people that seem to believe that because one is using a wheelchair that you must be blind, deaf and or stupid. I know I am the latter but deaf or blind I am not so stop shouting at me.

 

 

 

 

OK MIKE. NO PROBLEM! tongue-out

 

 

 

 

hahahahaha grrrrrr tongue-out





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  # 1999729 20-Apr-2018 11:06
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Agile is the devil. The quality of software products has dropped significantly since it's introduction. 

 

Also the process of changing software for the sake of it, to make it look significantly different so you can justify an upgrade cost to a customer. 

 

More clicks in software should be a last resort. 

 

I am looking at you Microsoft. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1999730 20-Apr-2018 11:06
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When you pour milk and it runs down the side of the bottle. Sometimes it does it, othertimes not. It's infuriating. 

 

 


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  # 1999734 20-Apr-2018 11:09
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When you pour milk and it runs down the side of the bottle. Sometimes it does it, othertimes not. It's infuriating. 

 

 

When you pour milk on cereal of the cornflakes type nature and there is invariably one that s bowl shaped resulting in milk splashing over the bench.  Then running down the side of the bottle.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1999784 20-Apr-2018 12:43
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When you pour milk and it runs down the side of the bottle. Sometimes it does it, othertimes not. It's infuriating. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So true. I had a 2l bottle the other day that must have had some sort of manufacturing defect - it was literally impossible to pour from without milk dribbling down the bottle in significant amounts. In the end we transferred it to another bottle!






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freitasm:

 

PBT Couriers.

 

 

Fixed.





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Something that's been annoying me for a little while now is AI.  Or more correctly "AI."  It seems that lately you can't turn anywhere without somebody talking up their product as using AI - from AI assistants, to AI speakers.  I even saw a review for an AI toothbrush!  

 

Now, call me a pedant, but this is not AI.  Even so-called smart assistants aren't really AI.  The "intelligence" they display is at best an imitation of intelligence, but in my experience they don't really display the contextual awareness to meet my expectation of a true AI.  And it really bugs me how people have labelled these things as AI, because it dilutes what would be a truly groundbreaking development.  When things like an "AI toothbrush" start getting reviewed (the level of "intelligence" was a buzz when it had spent a certain amount of time on a tooth - presumably nothing more than a gyro sensor paired with a time, hardly "intelligence"), it's starting to get ridiculous.

 

It reminds me of the situation a few years ago.  The craze for self-balancing vehicles was sweeping the world, when they weren't exploding, and everyone started calling them hoverboards.  As far I could see, this was only because they emerged at about the same time that Back to the Future II was reaching it's 30th anniversary, and there were lots of stories about "where's my hoverboard?"  People seemed to latch onto the term, and even though nothing was actually hovering, they insisted on calling them hoverboards.  To an external observer, it looks like we have achieved two of our supposed digital utopias - hoverboards and AI!  When in fact, we've got miniature Segways and automated guessing machines.

 

Marketers have a lot to answer for!

 

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  # 1999850 20-Apr-2018 14:42
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Something that's been annoying me for a little while now is AI.  Or more correctly "AI."  It seems that lately you can't turn anywhere without somebody talking up their product as using AI - from AI assistants, to AI speakers.  I even saw a review for an AI toothbrush!  

 

Now, call me a pedant, but this is not AI.  Even so-called smart assistants aren't really AI.  The "intelligence" they display is at best an imitation of intelligence, but in my experience they don't really display the contextual awareness to meet my expectation of a true AI.

 

 

So...indistinguishable for many pedestrians who seem oblivious of their surroundings and at risk of walking into other pedestrians or in front of vehicles.





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  # 1999873 20-Apr-2018 15:11
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Lizard1977:

 

Something that's been annoying me for a little while now is AI.  Or more correctly "AI."  It seems that lately you can't turn anywhere without somebody talking up their product as using AI - from AI assistants, to AI speakers.  I even saw a review for an AI toothbrush!  

 

Now, call me a pedant, but this is not AI.  Even so-called smart assistants aren't really AI.  The "intelligence" they display is at best an imitation of intelligence, but in my experience they don't really display the contextual awareness to meet my expectation of a true AI.  And it really bugs me how people have labelled these things as AI, because it dilutes what would be a truly groundbreaking development.  When things like an "AI toothbrush" start getting reviewed (the level of "intelligence" was a buzz when it had spent a certain amount of time on a tooth - presumably nothing more than a gyro sensor paired with a time, hardly "intelligence"), it's starting to get ridiculous.

 

It reminds me of the situation a few years ago.  The craze for self-balancing vehicles was sweeping the world, when they weren't exploding, and everyone started calling them hoverboards.  As far I could see, this was only because they emerged at about the same time that Back to the Future II was reaching it's 30th anniversary, and there were lots of stories about "where's my hoverboard?"  People seemed to latch onto the term, and even though nothing was actually hovering, they insisted on calling them hoverboards.  To an external observer, it looks like we have achieved two of our supposed digital utopias - hoverboards and AI!  When in fact, we've got miniature Segways and automated guessing machines.

 

Marketers have a lot to answer for!

 

/rant

 

 

 

 

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  # 1999896 20-Apr-2018 15:57
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Lizard1977:

 

Something that's been annoying me for a little while now is AI.  Or more correctly "AI."  It seems that lately you can't turn anywhere without somebody talking up their product as using AI - from AI assistants, to AI speakers.  I even saw a review for an AI toothbrush!  

 

Marketers have a lot to answer for!

 

/rant

 

 

Yup. "Smart" has shown itself to be a pretty poor imitation of smart, so a new buzzword is required.

 

 


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  # 1999914 20-Apr-2018 16:24
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Geektastic:


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Dave: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.




Yeah but, in the end:

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