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J1M1

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    Algorithms.......

    I really like Nicholas Carr - it's long but worth the time https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/thieves-of-experience-how-google-and-facebook-corrupted-capitalism/
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    Algorithms.......

    In early December i was looking for a 60 bottle wine fridge/cooler. Suddenly inundated with adverts for every manner of appliance even vaguely related to the item. I object to being spied on - i don't need anyone knowing where i am, who i'm with, what i'm eating/drinking, what my address is, what my likes/dislikes are. Luddite? Yes please!!
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    Cricket news

    I think it's true to say the nation is in shock Vernon needs to lay off the pies
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    Super Rugby 2019

    Lions!!
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    Cricket news

    Amazed that Dale bowled 10 on the trot yesterday.........there's life in them old bones!!!
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    Cricket news

    You're going to remind them?
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    Algorithms.......

    Worth a few minutes - https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612947/pricing-algorithms-can-learn-to-collude-with-each-other-to-raise-prices/
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    Libtards

    I am really gat-vol with the ever-increasing use of puerile, vanilla-flavoured, sanitised PC speech. Virtually every single radio & TV news report is stained by this verbal diarrhoea that’s somehow crept into everyday speech. Maybe it’s a very weak attempt for pseudo-intellectuals to come across as Rhodes scholars. Our maid is now either a domestic worker or a domestic employee. No more conversations – now they’re all “discourses” or worse “public engagements”. Speaking of conversations, we’re all “engaging” with each other. No more comments – “interventions”; no more stories – “narratives”. If you think I need a strong laxative just use the word narrative, it works immediately and every single time. My other favourite is the word “nuance”. No more problems -they’re all just challenges. Dirt poor people are now very politely regarded as “indigent” (making it a lot less likely that I’ll give them a cent). So, having relieved myself, let’s just “segue” into, and engage in, the next discourse about buying a “previously loved motor vehicle”……………..no wonder nobody understands a word that’s spoken!!
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    6 Nations 2019

    Ireland.......sleep-walking!!
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    Amazing World.......

    Methinks he's got no balls 'cause they're both on fire......
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    Park Runs

    Saturday i mowed the lawn for the first time in years.......i need to either mow regularly or get to a park-run urgently!!
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    Park Runs

    They're VERY popular here!!
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    Mooi Musiek.

    Happy weekend!!
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    Weekly results, fixtures and viewing times.

    Relax! imho nobody does......
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    Algorithms.......

    It gets worse........From a "financial investment company" Cell-phone cameras have really been improving!! Next comes the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to photos. So, when snapping a group pic, focus on that particular child (or cat or dog), because the phone knows he's mine. File that schedule to my diary, because the phone knows that this photo is of a table with dates and specific information. Buy those ingredients from Amazon now, because the phone knows that this picture is a recipe. Better still, you will be able ask your phone five years later to "find that photo of me on Clifton beach with my old school friend James". God help us!
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    Weekly results, fixtures and viewing times.

    if you can afford it........... I live in Rand terms. Brexit may change all of that?
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    Weekly results, fixtures and viewing times.

    Some eye-watering prices.............
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    Mooi Musiek.

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    Cricket news

    Ottis may be England's answer - B/Pounds speak loudly!!
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    Cricket news

    Goodbye England!! 2 x thrashings in 2 weeks
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    Cricket news

    David Miller - when last did a fielder win MOM???
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    Libtards

    The Eagles agree with us..............
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    Cricket news

    Thanks Quinny!! A match winning innings
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    Toyota

    BUT....it was a Saffer team.............
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