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Apples don’t fall far, peeps

tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Apple firecracker circa July 2014
Apple firecracker, circa July 2014

Way back when… in one of the restaurants I worked at, the manager hired his son to bus tables. Nothing exciting there.

But back in the prep room the manager would rough house with him most days. Take a boxing stance, throw half-hearted punches and jabs, smack the son’s hands when he raised them in defense.

The son never seemed to like that much. I don’t blame him. Not only is it stressful to have someone bigger constantly rough housing, there were also plenty of teenage girls servers milling about as well. A good way to impress the chicks is by getting mock beat up by your dad.

Of course the manager thought it was loads of fun to horse play. I often got the impression that he felt like he was being a good dad. Quality time with the boy and all. Male barbaric bonding if you will.

Do you know what the manager seemed like to me?

A bully.

So then a few years later I went back to work in the same restaurant and the manager/son team were still working there. In the prep room it was the same story, different year. Tough guy, boxer dad. Son taller and annoyed.

And do you know what the son seemed like to me then? After becoming an older teenage? With a healthy dose of wavering self esteem and anger management issues?

An asshole. A bossy, rude jerk.

#photos #axetogrind

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 14, 2018 at 8:27 pm

Agree

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Straight Outta Lotion

tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 8:31 am

Straight Outta Lotion

Happy Wednesday!

Source unknown.

#memes #buffalobill

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DP · Dec 12, 2018 at 9:31 am

Put the dog in the fuckin basket lady.

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tism tism · Dec 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

“Are you about a size 14?”

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edox edox · Dec 12, 2018 at 9:56 am

puts the lotion in the basket

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Sure you can use me phone!

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Cat chillin under the table

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Cat chillin under the table

#photos #cats

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LasikPlus Thanks You and Needs Your Help

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm

LasikPlus Thanks You and Needs Your Help

This is why I can never get my taxes done on time. I’m too busy replying to all these emails I get.

#email #helpwanted

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Unintentional White Sox day

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm

Unintentional matching White Sox attire

From earlier: apparently I’d unintentionally decided it was White Sox day.

⚾️ #photos #fashion

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chris_bass · Dec 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm

Go sox!

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3rd Rock marathon, day two

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

3rd Rock marathon day two

#photos #tv #3rdRock πŸ“Ί πŸŒŽπŸ‘

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prokop · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

I loved that show.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:55 pm

I like to have it on and pretend that Maggie and I live with Dr. Solomon and his crew.

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Hopefully Alexa will get good at remembering

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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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Claire · Dec 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm

That’s really cool stuff. It reads like they are basically creating short-term and long-term memory in AI. I would be fascinated to see how they are deciding to set that up. Temporary storage of contextually relevant information would be super efficient and without the biological burden of inhibition (like we have during memory retrieval) AI would end up being the perfect listener. Ha ha.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Perfect keeper of secrets, too! I doubt if Bezos is going to let that hard won memory go. He needs it to offer the aliens when Blue Origin makes first contact.

Claire · Dec 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Ha! Let’s hope Jeff Bezos doesn’t give them a poor perception of humans. On second thought, a real life “Mars Attacks” would be interesting…

tcr! tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Really what I’d like is Alexa in my truck so she can drive me around. That’d be ftw.

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

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 11:25 am

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

#inothernews

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keamoose keamoose · Dec 11, 2018 at 11:27 am

I KNEW IT!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm

I would like to go to Morocco though

Momma J Momma J · Dec 11, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Me Too!!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Put it on your itinerary for summer 2019 πŸ‘

Momma J Momma J · Dec 11, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Maybe 2020

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ajc · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

well thank goodness

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Kelly K · Dec 12, 2018 at 12:11 am

Did I miss something where you said this had happened to you?

tcr! tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

You didn’t miss anything. You got the same info as everybody else. πŸ˜‰

Kelly K · Dec 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm

πŸ€”

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Richard · Dec 12, 2018 at 10:30 am

I never shot heroin between my toes!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 11:25 am

Good 😊

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Raw dough is out says CDC

tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 8:02 am

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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sveagrabarek · Dec 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Removing reasons to leave my room one at a time.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm

I can’t see you eating cookie dough

sveagrabarek · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:01 pm

What? Well, it doesn’t get much past the butter sugar stage before I eat it.

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fiatlux423 · Dec 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Why are you trying to ruin my life, CDC?

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3rd Rock on the TV

tcr! · Dec 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm

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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Momma J Momma J · Dec 10, 2018 at 11:17 pm

What network are you watching 3rd rock from the Sun on ? One of my favorite shows!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2018 at 7:42 am

Amazon Prime Video πŸ˜‰

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