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VocalID Certificate

I got a certificate! VocalID gave me a certificate to reward my efforts, and to encourage more. VocalID is an initiative whose goal is to provide unique voices to people who can’t speak on their own. They need devices that … Continue reading

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Different To

Grammar of the Day – Different To I used to think that “different than” was bad. As in, “Reading a book is different than watching a movie.” But now it seems almost like an old friend. I think it’s been … Continue reading

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Types Of Intelligence

In 1983 psychologist Howard Gardener wrote a book describing multiple types of intelligence.  Before then, ability in mathematics and language qualified for intelligence, but other abilities did not. If you click on the image at the top of this post, … Continue reading

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The Spread of Ignorance

I often post on the dangers of ignorance and fallacious reasoning. You can see some examples here, here and here. Science has learned a great deal about our tendencies when it comes to how we perceive reality, and has even … Continue reading

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Apostrophe

Grammar of the Day – Apostrophe Okay, so it’s really punctuation. I’m using it anyway. The way the apostrophe is being used today has me nervous, afraid this sentence might turn out like this: The way the apostrophe i’s being … Continue reading

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More Political Correctness

More political correctness. It must be in the air or something. Like the last one, this one is from another web cartoon — Scenes From a Multiverse. Again, go see the whole cartoon. It’s good. rjb

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Political Correctness

I have little patience for political correctness. Whether it’s the phrase itself or the people who use it, my patience evaporates immediately. Political correctness was invented for the purpose of mockery. The only people who sincerely use the phrase are … Continue reading

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Speech Parser

A challenge for all you programmers out there, especially you app-makers. What we really need is a speech parser. An app that can analyze what someone says and rate it for content. I visualize a scale, say from one to … Continue reading

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VocaliD

VocaliD wants to give people with speech impairment their own unique voices.  To do so they combine the person’s own voice, even just a single vowel, with the speech sounds and patterns of someone who’s voice is a match for … Continue reading

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Kisses for Puppies

Part of the reason I like this comic is the reference to the increasingly outlandish names being used for legislation. For instance, when they go out of their way to use words in the name that will spell another word, … Continue reading

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