Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday Link Pack (and a photo of Pampell's)

Pampell's soda fountain and drug store, July 4, 1952
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I've been interested in computers as long as I can remember, and recent developments in artificial intelligence are amazing.  This is a long article, but the discussion about recent advances in Google Translate are worth the effort.  (I definitely do NOT understand everything in the article.)

Ms. Carolyn and I need to rent this for our next party.  Stayin' alive.

Speaking of artificial intelligence, here are some AI experiments from Google. Bird sounds, and drawing.  I for one want to be kind to our future neural network overlords, so I can be on their good side when they take over the planet.

Ok, it's the end of the year, and I've been reading long essays. This one about time is good. Not completely sure I understand all of it.

If you've heard of, you know the site attempts to debunk false stories on the Internet. Suppose those annual Christmas letters we all receive from distant friends and families were subjected to the Snopes treatment?

Which word to use use for an evening meal?  Dinner or Supper? This map shows regional word use, and you can plug in words of your own choosing.  Neat.

My creative bride is having a sale on items in her crafting store. Proud of her. Sale ends tonight, December 31st.  Use the coupon code stamps to save 15% on orders of $25 or more.  For more information, check out her blog.

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