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What constitutes competition?  How about WalMart or a local grocery store?  Aren't they using precious consumer dollars that could be used on dope?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/us/form-for-drug-dealers-to-snitch-on-competitors-results-in-an-arrest.html?_r=0
When a sheriff posted a flier on Facebook asking local drug dealers to snitch, there was skepticism. But then they caught a drug dealer.
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There's a lot of effort been put into providing useful information on this site.  Good job!
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I had read years ago about a nudity detector that had a difficult time with stock images of fancy ice-cream deserts.  No more Dairy Queen treats for you Mr. Computer!

Anyways, the computer nudity tests are nonsense, as there are lots images that potentially look like fleshy parts and as some algorithms do, looking for a predominance of skin tones, can easily be defeated simple color space manipulations.

The other embarrassing article is so predictable it took professionals with graduate degrees to bone this up.  If I recall correctly, early MIT eigen-face research reports suggested  Chinese people looked a lot alike, which obviously means they hadn't all the statistics relevant to the problem.  Similarity measures need relative, not absolute measures.

Alternately, for logical consistency, we could admit deserts are intentionally sexy looking, that Chinese do look alike, and some of our species remind us of other species.  Just teasing.
Precisely which "numbers don't lie"?  I need a refresher!

http://news.sky.com/story/1511686/google-photo-app-labels-black-couple-gorillas

Gosh, anybody can add AI and OpenCV, lets make some money.
http://www.i-programmer.info/news/105-artificial-intelligence/8731-detecting-nudity-with-ai-and-opencv.html

.... hang on a minute, I'm having another vision...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/jesus-in-taco-edward-garza_n_1752149.html

Recall the line in Star Wars, "These are not the droids we're looking for."  One feels for the hapless white person that attempts to use the gorilla exit instead of the human exit in Bank of America.

This will happen soon enough, once robots are demonstrated to be not only unreliable, but criminal, it will be ok to send your horse to the drive-up window, all by himself.

One hopes no more public money gets foolishly spent on nudity detectors.  In fact I bet the national debt could be alleviated by a reliable Android and iOS app for obfuscating nude selfies.  Get on it, hackers, you might as well make some money off something people can use, rather than the genius idiots and their laughable error-prone vision systems.

Business names are important, perhaps someone can help me on this, a software company based on an animal that writes code as good as any human or computerized programmer.  Somewhat mythical, like Incitatus' role in the Senate.
The internet giant says it is "appalled" after its software mistakenly tagged an African-American man and his friend.
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The silver lining in this dark cloud is that Google allows their engineers to get exposed to real data and public failures.  That's the only way to get these complex computer systems working properly.  You can well imagine the possible failure modes of their computerized automobiles, given mis-classification errors as demonstrated by their photo-tagging AI.  Living is fraught with ambiguous situations.  We all make classification errors.  Ask any of my friends, for instance, I am always "over-dressed" ;-)
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"The Export-Import Bank makes money for taxpayers, returning $675 million to the U.S. Treasury last year."  Should its charter be allowed to expire in a week's time?

Please look into it, consider contacting your elected officials with your thoughts.
Crony Capitalism or Aid to Small Business?
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/export-import_bank_crony_capit.html#incart_related_stories It's both, and it also clear some elements of the government want to eliminate as much revenue to the federal government as possible.. Elected officials voting to weaken the federal government are opportunists, hastening to create the Old World Chaos they expect to profit from.  Careful boys! Chaos can be tricky.
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/06/11/us-export-import-bank-heading-toward-closure
Portland, OR - U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) toured Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie, OR today and called on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before the June 30, 2015 deadline. Bob's Red Mill has been able to expand into new markets and grow their company ...
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I'm ready to take the plunge!
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I tried the advice here, disabling the OK Google voice activated search, and tablet search, and got some improvements.  Would I call the Nexus 7 2012 snappy now?  Not really, but its not having usability "fails", which is very important.  Can one separate bloatware from thread synchronization problems? It might be easier to cut the fat.

Naturally, Google is in a difficult position, with everybody and their siblings writing software for the platform.  I think its possible for them to do a better job of detecting bloatware in important applications, and helping those developers.

Maybe they do that already, but if so, why does Facebook take 175MB!!!!!  Given all the media frameworks in the Android OS, how could a media player app like NPR One take 35MB, or Kindle Reader take 87MB; or Autodesk Sketchbook, a paint system no less!, 23MB? 

The Android OS developers could generously look at these bloated apps and help their developers figure out why their implementations are unsuited, and frankly embarrassing to the Android platform.
"Charity begins at home"  Thomas Fuller
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A couple of weeks ago, one of my apprentices asked me if I would write a bio of myself that explained when I began to do my art and why. She said she had to choose someone who had influenced her life to become an artist; she choose me. This was an assignment she needed to present at her art ...
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this discussion is correct, the picture in the service manual (2001 for me) is wrong.
my problem was the same, the wires were too short, causing the connector to snap off its retaining clips, loosen up, and then no turn signals!
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Personally, I have always felt git is an awful implementation of a few well known concepts.  But a person might have to use it, and get up to speed on it quickly.  Here's a handy link for the git newbie.  Well done!
http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide/
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How did Queen Zenobia perish?  Ever a mystery?
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By Anthony Martinelli, Editor, TheJointBlog.com Before TheJointBlog launched as a daily cannabis news site in January, 2013, I served as the Campaign Manager for then-Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove, who’s now on the King County Council, and worked on his political action committee, which purpose is to help elect progressive candidates. During the 2012 election, … Continue reading »
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On the Cheap again...if you need to get going right now, perhaps a Beagle Bone Black would be more suited to LinuxCNC than Raspberry Pi 2
NOTICE: Images are now generated by Robert Nelson as part of the standard BeagleBone OS image suite.  You can find the latest Machinekit uSD card image at this link. I have created a turn-key Machinekit BeagleBone SD Card im...
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