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 Using CAPTCHA to Decipher Old Text
Using CAPTCHA to Decipher Old Text
If you think that CAPTCHA, the squiggly lines you have to decipher in order to login or place your comments on many websites, are only there to keep out spammers, think again! There is actually another use of the annoying feature: to correct mistakes in scanning old text. picked by bingo 7 months ago
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 Authors Guild successfully kills Kindle 2 text-to-speech feature
Authors Guild successfully kills Kindle 2 text-to-speech feature
The self-labeled "Authors Guild", not the authors themselves successfully lobbied Amazon to all but kill the text to speech feature that was a godsend to those who are visually impaired. Despite that reading a book is not illegal and a computerized voice won't take the place of a trained author performing the text, the Guild contends that the Kindle is potentially an audiobook picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 OMG, 13yo grl nu txt champ
OMG, 13yo grl nu txt champ
It's a sport only for the fleet of thumb with a ruthless dedication to punctuation. And while competitive text messaging may not have quite gained Olympic status, the hundreds of mostly teenagers who took part in the US championships in New York yesterday could think of little but the $US25,000 ($A29,900) prize money. picked by AutumnLotus 5 years ago
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 Space Jam Inspired by Sacred Mayan text
Space Jam Inspired by Sacred Mayan text
Linguistics professor Michal Brody argues that the Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny flick Space Jam contains several uncanny parallels to the Popol Vuh, the sacred Mayan text detailing the ancient people's creation account. (The earliest surviving copy of this manuscript is actually in the collection of the Newberry Library.) picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Text Messaging Prices are Marked Up 20,000,000%
Text Messaging Prices are Marked Up 20,000,000%
"The Big Four, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, are ripping off their customers by by charging prices that are several times higher than what it actually costs them to deliver a text message." picked by cactushair 3 years ago
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