Category Archives: Snark

A Siri With a Fringe on the Top

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Most of you know that Siri is Apple’s voice-recognition system. Those of you who use it regularly probably also know that it sucks whale. I have frequent need to send lengthy text messages, and Siri invariably mangles the words. Indeed, something tells me that an evil engineer is at work, because it will particularly screw up pronouns, including those that sound nothing alike. For example, “he” becomes “you”, which, as you guess, completely and utterly changes the content of just about any sentence imaginable.

For example, if I text my wife regarding one of our children, “He should really stop screwing around and do the work required”, and Siri changes “He” to “You” (which it has done dozens of times), then Siri has not only ruined my message but has also gotten me in serious trouble with the spouse. So I’m sick of it.

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Snap, Crackle, and Proof

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Proposition: Snap, Inc. probably owns the world’s largest collection of child pornography.

Consider this:

(1) SnapChat has over 300,000,000 monthly users around the world;

(2) There are about a million photos and videos posted by Snap users every single day;

(3) About one-quarter of the user base is under 18 years old;

(4) As is well-known, a meaningful percentage of the images exchanged are of an erotic nature, since the entire product positioning is based upon the ephemeral nature of the posts (for the slower Slopers, that means the pictures vanish in ten seconds);

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