Voice in a box

ai_box_experimentWe recently bought a new piece of technology that answers us when we have questions, or performs certain tasks that we tell it to do. Like the computer in “Star Trek.”

You know. It’s just like this … without the shuttle craft, shields, worm holes or interplanetary travel:

But if I want to hear a certain song, or find out the weather in Los Angeles, this is the interaction we have. And she has a much more pleasant voice.

By the way. Why is it that all the computer voices I’ve been exposed to have been female?

A Ferguson observation

We all knew it was going to end up this way. The cop in Ferguson, Mo., was always going to walk. But as the demonization of Michael Brown (no shit. The cop said the victim looked like a demon.) gets underway just remember this.

These are the injuries sustained by the Ferguson cop, Darren Wilson:

lxh2804kgk6sx7xkxmfqAnd these are the injuries sustained by Michael Brown:

michael-brown-deadAnything else on my mind right now? Not really

The college basketball quote of the year

The Louisville Cardinals destroyed the Savannah State Tigers last night at the Yum Center. The score was 41-7 at the half. The final score was 87-26. Louisville coach Rick Pitino did everything he could to not run up the score.

“I don’t like to see any team struggle like that. I really don’t,” he said at the conclusion of his post-game press conference.

“I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian.”

Deadspin follows up with this observation:

He did! A lineup consisting of three walk-ons, a Norwegian 7-foot freshman, and an Egyptian 7-foot freshman couldn’t reverse the carnage. For a while—and this is not much of exaggeration—you wondered if Savannah State would ever score. The Tigers were shut out for the first 15:58 of the game, falling behind 29-0 before earning an iffy shooting foul and hitting a single, sad free throw.