Society: Bad Monkey? Send In The Tanks!

Why I Love People, Part 2016. Or: It Ain’t Enough To Fire A Bad Guy, Ya Gotta Find A Good Guy To Take His Place (see: Syria).

:::::::: ‘Monkey attack’ on girl sparks deadly ethnic clashes in Libya – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38049950?ocid=global_bbccom_email_21112016_top+news+stories

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Tech: Did You know ?

Whoever did this research should stick to paper.

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Bird
Subject: Did You know ?

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History: Pomp and Circumstance

The sad end of William the Conqueror.

::::::: www.delanceyplace.com

http://www.delanceyplace.com/?utm_source=William+I+79-81&utm_campaign=11%2F16%2F16&utm_medium=email

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Tech: I’ve Been Waiting for This (Lip Reading)

Apple’s speech-to-text dictation feature is excellent on my iPad. But it’s a little difficult when somebody else is nearby and you’re talking to your iPad. Or iPad picks up extraneous noise (although this happens rarely).

Lipreading is the next obvious extension in the MMI.

:::::::: Oxford Scientists Have an AI That Can Read Your Lips

http://futurism.com/oxford-scientists-have-an-ai-that-can-read-your-lips/

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Movie Review: “Arrival”

First, my usual complaint: The soundtrack dialogue wasn’t nearly loud and clear enough. The Wife did not agree.

Second, I couldn’t follow the plot at all. In fact I got lost in the first scene. Again, The Wife did not agree (although she did say it was boring in parts). However, she crumbled under questioning when she couldn’t answer what happened here, there, and there, and why. And it can’t be just me because I heard a guy leaving the theater explaining it all to his buddy.

Finally, somewhere in the first half I nearly fell asleep. None of it made sense to me. Very disappointed.

Moral: If you go see it, take a friend. At least one of you may not be disappointed.

Grade: C

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Tech: Screen Finger Print Cleaner by iRoller

I am not sure it justifies adding another gadget to my toolbox, but the video nicely shows that the product apparently works as advertised.

https://goo.gl/wzh5Ye

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Movie: “Arrival”

I will see this one!

1. BBC – Culture – Arrival is the smartest big-budget sci-fi film in years
https://goo.gl/R0gyNp

2.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity

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