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WarnerCrocker

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Gadfly. Flying through life as a gadget geek and theatre artist...commenting along the way. Every day I learn something new is a good day. Boosts offered without endorsement. Comments on the other hand…

#theatre #arts #culture #apple #tech #chicago #chicagosports #comedy #politics #chicagopolitics #politics #socialmedia #music #mobiletech #OldPeopleofMastodon #photography #history #diabetes

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WarnerCrocker, to chicago
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I’ll take a pass.

Chicago area microbrewery introduces Cicada-Infused Malört
#Chicago
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-area-microbrewery-introduces-cicada-infused-malort/

WarnerCrocker, to photography
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Good morning. Spring springs on.

StillIRise1963, to random
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The United States Department of Justice is compromised and makes the nation weaker on a daily basis.

WarnerCrocker,
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@StillIRise1963 Hourly.

WarnerCrocker, to random
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Down to seeds and stems as the great moving adventure continues.

WarnerCrocker, to chicago
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Good morning. The big move adventure continues as we wait for the furniture movers to arrive.

WarnerCrocker,
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@ianRobinson 3 blocks. We’re hoping for lots of silver linings. I think we packed them somewhere.

WarnerCrocker, to chicago
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WarnerCrocker, to photography
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Good morning. Spring springs on as we head into the big move weekend.

WarnerCrocker, to random
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North Koreans stole Americans' identities and took remote-work tech jobs at Fortune 500 companies, DOJ says https://fortune.com/2024/05/16/north-koreans-stole-american-identities-and-took-remote-work-tech-jobs/

WarnerCrocker, to politics
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Your twice weekly reminder that the fight is between those who want to “Terminate the Constitution” and those who do not. Everything else is distraction. #Politics #USPol

davemark, to ai
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From 14 years ago, here's the original Siri demo.

This is aspirational, not a show of features, but still, there's a tantalizing promise there that we never reached.

But watch that GPT 4o demo I posted earlier with this video in mind. To me, feels like we are much closer to that original dream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpjpVAB06O4
#AI #Siri #GPT4o #Apple #WWDC #OpenAI

WarnerCrocker,
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@davemark Or just as far away.

ianRobinson, to random
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I’m not sure autocomplete fixes more writing issues than it solves.

I’m shit at catching the subtle errors it introduces, such as Ireland in place of Iceland. Or fixed in place of fixes, as was the case in the previous paragraph. I caught that one.

In my longer writing, I catch them via the text-to-speech step in my editing process. Hearing the text spoken highlights mistakes like that.

WarnerCrocker,
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@ianRobinson It comes and goes with me. Sometimes it’s spot on. Other times it’s like an unfriendly ghost in the machine

WarnerCrocker, to photography
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Good morning. Spring continues springing. Moving continues to suck. iPad discussions are zany.

WarnerCrocker, to apple
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Reading some iPad Pro reviews. What feels puzzling, troubling, and just off base is that the the complaints about iPadOS could have been written before and most were.

So I’m not getting the love/hate with the device/software. I don’t think anyone expected iPadOS to offer anything new at this point. If they did they were wrong.

If they’re hoping they’ll push Apple further at WWDC, that ship has sailed whatever it contains, so I don’t get the push.

WarnerCrocker, to random
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Consolidation and bundling wars rage on.

Streaming bundle of Apple TV+, Netflix and Peacock announced, 'vastly reduced' price promised - 9to5Mac https://9to5mac.com/2024/05/14/apple-tv-netflix-peacock-bundle/

StillIRise1963, to random
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“Originalism” is oppression.

WarnerCrocker,
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@StillIRise1963 It’s also a convenient shelter to hide behind, an excuse to dismiss evolving thought that faces new realities, and the lazy man’s way of keeping himself as the center of the universe.

RickiTarr, to random
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Anyway, sometimes my brain creates really sad scenarios, and I play out my reactions to these scenarios, and it makes me really upset, but it's like I'm trying to prepare myself for every possibility even though it's both impossible and destructive.

WarnerCrocker,
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@RickiTarr I’ve lived that. Know it well.

WarnerCrocker, to photography
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Good morning. Spring continues springing along.

WarnerCrocker, to politics
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I see the demented, decaying orange turd is conjuring up Hannibal Lecter, presumably thinking he was a real person, at his rallies these days.

He could literally eat and serve human remains at a rally and the media woud give him a pass.

After they helped themselves to the buffet line.

#politics #USPol #media #journalism #Trump

WarnerCrocker, to random
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Rest in peace, good sir.

Roger Corman, Hollywood mentor and 'King of the Bs,' dies at 98 https://apnews.com/article/roger-corman-dies-obituary-hollywood-b85b5fbc13184b5f8dab1e9d4b881645

WarnerCrocker, to photography
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Good morning. Spring colors springing about.

WarnerCrocker, to random
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Good. Can we finally put one of these blights on humanity in prison?

Federal appeals court upholds Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress conviction | CNN Politics https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/10/politics/steve-bannon-appeal-denied/index.html

WarnerCrocker, to random
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Oh Shenandoah.

Virginia school board votes to restore Confederate names to two schools | CNN https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/09/us/shenandoah-county-confederate-school-names-reaj/index.html

GottaLaff, to Virginia
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🤦🏻‍♀️WTF

School board members in ’s Shenandoah County voted early Friday to restore the names of two schools that previously honored Confederate leaders – four years after those names had been removed.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/09/us/shenandoah-county-confederate-school-names-reaj?cid=ios_app

WarnerCrocker,
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@GottaLaff Yup. And predictable.

gedeonm, to random
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What I’d like from today’s Apple iPad event:

  • Camera on the long side of the iPad (where it belongs)
  • Longer battery life
  • Faster processor (duh)
  • To not have Sherlocked 🙏
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@gedeonm I’m out there outlier-ing with you.

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