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Hopefully Alexa will get good at remembering

tcr! · 4 hours ago

The Role of Context in Redefining Human-Computer Interaction

The Role of Context in Redefining Human-Computer Interaction

Understanding the user’s context is key to interpreting a customer’s utterance and providing the most relevant response. Alexa is using an expanding number of contextual signals to resolve ambiguity, from personal customer context (historical activity, preferences, memory, etc.), skill context (skill ratings, categories, usage) […]

Alexa really needs to get better at remembering my “historical activity.” I ask her every night to turn off my bedroom light and 9 times out of ten she doesn’t get it right. It’s not because she can’t turn off the light. It’s because she doesn’t remember that my bedroom light is named “Teal Room” and I ask her to power it off at roughly the same time.

Granted that’s a hard word pairing to parse, especially with my Amish accent but c’mon, powering the lights off is something I do EVERY NIGHT when I go to bed.

Amusingly she never forgets that I have a fan named “The Terminator” and she ALWAYS turns that off and on.

#alexa #machinelearning

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Dec 11th, 2018 at 11:25:11 am

tcr! · 6 hours ago

The truth is, I’ve never been holed up in a Moroccan flophouse shaking off an opium addiction.

#inothernews

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Raw dough is out says CDC

tcr! · 9 hours ago

no raw dough

Say No to Raw Dough!

There are many special occasions through the year that are perfect to spend time with loved ones while preparing delicious baked foods in the kitchen. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling raw dough.

When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. But steer clear of this temptation—eating or tasting unbaked products that are intended to be cooked, such as dough or batter, can make you sick. Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too.

Even mortizone won’t save you…

#healthnews #hazardous

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3rd Rock on the TV

tcr! · 23 hours ago

3rd Rock on the TV

Monday night at 6:08 pm, I’m in bed with a fully belly and watching 3rd Rock from the Sun. A+ all around.

#photos #3rdRock #tv

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Roam by The B-52s

tcr! · a day ago

Peeps, roam if you want to.

#musicvideos #theb52s

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Frosty mini pumpkin

tcr! · a day ago

Frosty mini pumpkin

Please note: everything’s not as bad as it seems.

#photos #advancedsoul #pumpkins

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sara sara · a day ago

You sit on a throne of lies.

fiatlux423 · a day ago

I just watched that last night.

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Nuka Cola Quantum in the dark

tcr! · 2 days ago

Nuka Cola Quantum in the dark

Finally got a night light 💡👍

#photos #fallout #homeimprovement

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Jim J · a day ago

Looks quite a bit like Cherenkov radiation… HolyHell!!! What are you playing with now???

Cherenkov radiation

tcr! tcr! · a day ago

I’m playing… “a post-apocalyptic action role-playing video game” …wherein I… “assume control of a character referred to as the Sole Survivor, who emerges from a long-term cryogenic stasis in Vault 111, an underground nuclear fallout shelter. After witnessing the murder of their spouse and kidnapping of their son, the Sole Survivor ventures out into the Commonwealth to search for their missing child.”

So Cherenkov radiation fits right in… 😊

JPJ · a day ago

quantum nukacola!

tcr! tcr! · a day ago

Yep! 😎

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Krampus Creepy Curiosities & Oddities Market

tcr! · 2 days ago

More details on Facebook: facebook.com/events/460917214397174/

PS- it was standing room only … 🎅🖤💀

📸 View gallery →

#photos #photogallery #oddities

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Dec 8th, 2018 at 3:53:10 pm

tcr! · 3 days ago

Polar bears walk over 800 miles each year.

I make two trips up and down the stairs and I’m done for the weekend. 👍

#naturerocks

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Dec 7th, 2018 at 1:56:11 pm

tcr! · 4 days ago

I just printed a four page document from the Geneva School District regarding the ongoing teacher’s strike in Geneva. I asked Maggie to read and condense into a two paragraph written summary. I figure she’s been off school from the strike for over a week, she needed an assignment.

Hilarity did not ensue when I gave her the homework.

#maggie #schoolnews

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sara sara · 4 days ago

You’re a monster

tcr! tcr! · 4 days ago

Yep 👹

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Engelhardt · 4 days ago

Throw it out and have her go to https://www.gea4students.org/ and watch Kevin Gannon’s videos. The BOE lies.

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