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Self-Deprecating and Possibly Humorous Morning Anecdote January 17, 2018

Posted by skinbad in Lurkers, Music, Nature Shit, Obama's Legacy, Personal Experiences, Privacy.
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So, I was in the shower this morning. The Mrs had done her morning ritual and was out and on to the kitchen activities. I believed I had the room to myself. Then, unexpectedly, I made a . . . sound. It was surprising in both volume and duration. I almost burst out laughing, but caught myself when I heard my wife’s voice say, “Need more conditioner?” I looked down at the nearly-empty conditioner bottle (nowhere near me) and said, “sure.” Momentarily, a new bottle was pushed around the shower curtain. I took it with a “thanks.”

Let’s just keep this between fake internet friends, OK?

I Apologize October 19, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Entertainment, Heroes, Humor, Obama's Legacy, Privacy, Stupid shit.
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I’m over 50 years old and I should have probably outgrown things like this, but no. I hit a clickbait thing a few weeks ago and got a serious case of the GLAR syndrome. The story is here.

Short version: for a few bucks you can buy a lot of “For Rectal Use Only” stickers. I made the investment. My wife can’t stop shaking her head in disbelief at the stupidity, but I’m kind of a hero to my kids at the moment. I got 1,000 stickers for about 5 dollars. There are plenty to share.

You’re only limited by your imagination.

Getting Your Life Graded in Real Time Because You Probably Suck January 15, 2017

Posted by geoff in News, Privacy.
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humanyzetrackinglanyard[All quotes from Daily Mail]

How would you like to have

“…the amount of time you talk, who you talk to, your tone of voice, activity levels, dynamics like how often you interrupt…”

measured and graded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? That’s what this lanyard from Humanyze does.

The credit card-sized devices created by Humanyze include a microphone that analyses the tone, speed and volume, but not the content, of a person’s voice, scan for proximity to others and measure physical activity and sleep patterns.

“By mining that data, you can actually get very detailed information on how people are communicating, how physiologically aroused people are, and can make predictions about how productive and happy they are at work.”

I’ll just bet you can. They’re even talking about having to take your data with you when you’re applying for a new job:

Chris Brauer, director of innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London, said that the next development could be ‘biometric CVs’, which would require job applicants to reveal breakdowns of the data collected on their monitor.

Even George Orwell didn’t see this coming.