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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 05 Dec 2016, 15:16

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Remote controls need voice commands, anyway.
Voice commands never seem to work for me. And I feel stupid as crap using them, like this:

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 05 Dec 2016, 15:19

Highway wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:Remote controls need voice commands, anyway.
Voice commands never seem to work for me. And I feel stupid as crap using them, like this:

Better small scale AI will permit some degree of learning on the part of the device as to how you speak commands. I pretty much never actually type anything on my smart phone whenever the microphone icon shows I can just speak and the error rate is much lower than typing on a smartphone virtual keypad.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 05 Dec 2016, 15:26

Dish uses the same channel number for the SD and HD versions.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 05 Dec 2016, 15:30

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Better small scale AI will permit some degree of learning on the part of the device as to how you speak commands. I pretty much never actually type anything on my smart phone whenever the microphone icon shows I can just speak and the error rate is much lower than typing on a smartphone virtual keypad.
Yeah, I do think this will get better. The other thing that really gets me about voice commands is that it's always seemingly impossible to find a freakin' list of what the actual voice commands are. There's just "You can use up to 15 voice commands like "Channel 50" to change to channel 50." So what are the OTHER 14 commands? Are we just supposed to say words at the TV until it does something?
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Ellie » 05 Dec 2016, 16:22

Highway wrote:Are we just supposed to say words at the TV until it does something?
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Sandy » 05 Dec 2016, 16:25

Highway wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:Better small scale AI will permit some degree of learning on the part of the device as to how you speak commands. I pretty much never actually type anything on my smart phone whenever the microphone icon shows I can just speak and the error rate is much lower than typing on a smartphone virtual keypad.
Yeah, I do think this will get better. The other thing that really gets me about voice commands is that it's always seemingly impossible to find a freakin' list of what the actual voice commands are. There's just "You can use up to 15 voice commands like "Channel 50" to change to channel 50." So what are the OTHER 14 commands? Are we just supposed to say words at the TV until it does something?
I think voice is the next big user interface trend. I interviewed for a job at a company that basically wrote applications around voice, but I feel like it's only now starting to get good enough for public use.

Finding a good voice user experience is going to be hard, and probably will require revisiting pre-PC command line interfaces for inspiration. Especially since lists will require a lot of time to spiel, you'll want to carefully balance the new user experience versus power user experience.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 05 Dec 2016, 16:25

Created separate voice interface thread as I've been thinking about this recently.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Ellie » 18 Dec 2016, 10:42

Probably too late to order for Christmas day, but if any ladies (or dudes) in your life like these kind of over-the-knee socks, Sock Dreams is donating $4 per pair sold through the end of the year to Planned Parenthood. Free standard shipping, and their stuff is pretty good.

https://www.sockdreams.com/charitable-socks.html
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Andrew » 27 Dec 2016, 21:08

http://moabrealestate.net/properties/85 ... uma-canyon

$600k for an off-the-grid house near Monticello, Utah. Yes, please.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2016, 21:16

Andrew wrote:http://moabrealestate.net/properties/85 ... uma-canyon

$600k for an off-the-grid house near Monticello, Utah. Yes, please.
Do you expect me to talk?
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Andrew » 27 Dec 2016, 21:37

Mo wrote:
Andrew wrote:http://moabrealestate.net/properties/85 ... uma-canyon

$600k for an off-the-grid house near Monticello, Utah. Yes, please.
Do you expect me to talk?
I don't think the power supply would be adequate for a supervillain's lair.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 27 Dec 2016, 21:42

Andrew wrote:
Mo wrote:
Andrew wrote:http://moabrealestate.net/properties/85 ... uma-canyon

$600k for an off-the-grid house near Monticello, Utah. Yes, please.
Do you expect me to talk?
I don't think the power supply would be adequate for a supervillain's lair.
No Mr. Mo I expect you to be embarrassed at having a laser-pointer aimed at your crotch.
I see what you mean. It's more of a microvillain.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 28 Dec 2016, 10:59

Andrew wrote:http://moabrealestate.net/properties/85 ... uma-canyon

$600k for an off-the-grid house near Monticello, Utah. Yes, please.
Well those people had a vision I guess.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Kwix » 28 Dec 2016, 18:20

Andrew wrote:http://moabrealestate.net/properties/85 ... uma-canyon

$600k for an off-the-grid house near Monticello, Utah. Yes, please.
TheAd wrote:Property Lot Size: 12 ft2
I just don't think there's enough room for me to spread out.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Andrew » 28 Dec 2016, 22:15

As an added bonus, that house is not far from the new Bears Ears National Monument.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 20 Jan 2017, 10:14

This appeals to almost every aesthetic instinct I have:

https://www.badideasupply.com/products/the-blaze-tower

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 20 Jan 2017, 10:19

JasonL wrote:This appeals to almost every aesthetic instinct I have:

https://www.badideasupply.com/products/the-blaze-tower
Unfortunately Jeraddo has been uninhabitable ever since they tapped its molten core.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 20 Jan 2017, 11:12

"To last for years in that way that only steel can"... rusting.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Sandy » 20 Jan 2017, 12:07

Highway wrote:"To last for years in that way that only steel can"... rusting.
Who doesn't want a little bit of Detroit in their backyard?
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 20 Jan 2017, 12:18

My understanding is you get a stabilized patina that doesn't continue to corrode. I love the look of it for all it's more industrial than my normal preferences. I like corten steel exterior paneling on houses too.

http://www.houzz.com/corten-steel-siding

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 20 Jan 2017, 12:40

Yeah, they use the same thing on some types ofguard rail (w-beam traffic barrier). It's definitely a look I dislike. The brown-epoxy coated looks much better to me.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Kolohe » 20 Jan 2017, 12:56

Sandy wrote:
Highway wrote:"To last for years in that way that only steel can"... rusting.
Who doesn't want a little bit of Detroit in their backyard?
Needs moar giant fist.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Sandy » 24 Jan 2017, 12:53

I don't think this is lust to acquire so much as amazement that such a thing is happening and maybe lust to be in the position and have the room to even consider this beast:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/System55LTD

$35,000 for a monophonic synthesizer. Using 1960s technology.

Jesus.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by dhex » 24 Jan 2017, 16:55

that is indeed a bit much. but still, yeah.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 24 Jan 2017, 17:25

I'm wondering how that compares to the inflation-adjusted price of the original. Using an inflation calculator I found online, 35k in 2016 goes down to about $4600 in 1965. So how much were they new then?
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