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On the topic of Google Photos

This may look like a fail at first glance. And ultimately, I suppose it is. But I'm still pretty impressed. Let me tell you why.

So if you didn't know, the new Google Photos offers a pattern matching feature of some kind. You can search for things or people in your photo library. The face matching especially is absolutely astounding. Note that it doesn't attempt to identify people, only group together photos containing the same face. No matter how tiny that face is, or how blurry. Sure, there's some false positives and false negatives. But I'll bet that, in most cases, Google will do a better job finding all the pictures containing a face than the owner of those pictures would. Searching for things is also highly impressive. It gives you several suggestions right up front for things it's found already in your library, and it was in browsing those that I found this picture...under "dogs".

So nearly all results were in fact dogs, or at least very fat cats. This picture however is a strange one. It's a door. But if you look closely, and if you have played Minecraft, you may notice something else. There is actually an animal in this picture: a chicken. Its beak is sticking out of the door due to the curious physics of the game. Now, I don't know if the algorithm saw the Minecraft animal, or if it thought it was a dog door, or something else entirely, but I would not have caught that at all, even under the criteria "animal". So, yes, it's kind of a fail, because this isn't a dog, but it's still a pretty cool fail.

I for one welcome our Google AI overlords :)
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I like that the word I is so difficult to embolden. It's so narrow that the added emphasis is barely perceived, if not entirely missed in a skim read. And it's already in all caps, so there's no help to be had there.

Why do I like this? Because if we're not careful, we can become wrapped up in ourselves too much. We share stuff about ourselves. We share things about topics outside ourselves, but we have to share our own thoughts so it's not just "a repost" or "link dumps". Often, it can be easy to emphasize how I felt or I reacted. That little check helps us to remember: what is the real purpose of sharing this? Is this world really about me? Or would this post be better if I emphasized the joy I want to bring to others?

It's not wrong to share your thoughts or reactions. Just be thoughtful: what do you really want to emphasize?
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I often wondered about that guy who started writing the personal pronoun in lowercase. i don't know about you, but when i see it my eyes are drawn to its wrongness. It becomes much more noticeable. Did he do it, as some claimed, to show humility, or was he really calling attention to himself?
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Going to say #2. http://i.imgur.com/OQL5ktj.gif
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We've self-driven nearly 1 million miles, now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles a week—that's just a bit less than a typical American driver logs in a year! We've learned a lot about how people drive on the road and where incidents commonly occur. Learn more: https://goo.gl/oIul2t
After 1.7 million miles we’ve learned a lot — not just about our system but how humans drive, too.
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Found this in the links after "Mal's Song" (keep scrolling, Norman S posted it) this has been one of my favorite songs since Footloose came out (the original) and this is a great match up!

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I just got the new Google Photos last night and I've already made two movies with it. It's so great. I want to see what it looks like on the computer but I haven't gotten a chance yet.
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Malachite...solving all of your computer maladies.

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That is brilliant. I would like to invest in the company selling malachite. Lol
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