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Ludwig is the linguistic search engine that helps you to write better in English
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12 hours ago by abeckstrom
Bjørn Karmann › project_alias
Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy. Through a simple app the user can train Alias to react on a custom wake-word/sound, and once trained, Alias can take control over your home assistant by activating it for you.


When you don't use it, Alias will make sure the assistant is paralysed and unable to listen by interrupting its microphones.

Follow the build guide on Ins...
english  device  alexa  privacy  echo  amazon  smart  devices  machine  learning  noise  cloaking  raspberry  pi 
yesterday by harcesz
Unemployment is low only because 'involuntary' part-time work is high - Business Insider
Unemployment is at record lows in both the UK and the US.
But "involuntary" part-time work is at least 40% higher in both countries than it was 10 years ago.
The structure of the labour market has fundamentally changed, and what we used to think of as "unemployment" has been replaced by mass part-time work, much of it unwanted.
"Gig economy" jobs are to blame, according to Rob Valletta of the San Francisco Fed.
businessinsider  english  work  unenplyment  research  uber  gigeconomy 
yesterday by harcesz
Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature' | Environment | The Guardian
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.

More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a ce...
guardian  english  climate  insects  animals  extinction  research  science 
yesterday by harcesz
Marlon James: The Booker winner turns to high fantasy in Africa | Sydney Morning Herald | February 15, 2019
This interview was only supposed to last an hour, and we've been chatting now for nearly two. I thank him for his time and again hatless, he walks me to the subway stop. "You're really not cold?" I ask him. "No, man, seriously spend a winter in Minnesota and you'll know cold."
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2 days ago by macalestercollege

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