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AI: Still Not Ready for Prime Time

You may recall that Betsy DeVos sued to say, often, that education should be like hailing a Uber (by which she presumably didn't intend to say "available to only a small portion of the population at large). You may also recall that when the awesomeness of Artificial Intelligence is brought up, sometimes in conjunction with how great an AI computer would be at educating children. Yes, this much salt Well, here comes reminder #4,756,339 that this kind of talk should be taken with an acre of salt. This time it's an article in The Information by Amir Efrati, and it starts out like this: After five years and an investment of around $2.5 billion, Uber’s effort to build a self-driving...

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Last week we did our annual HUGE outdoor furniture roundup and while I had SO much fun putting it together I was once again shocked by the general price points on the market

But I guess when furniture pieces need to withstand a variety of seasons and still look good year after year, it warrants a higher price tag. The truth can hurt…the wallet. But before we move on, watch how Em DIY’ed her patio before that famous beautiful tile went in (just wait for the ad to run first): Ok we’re back! SO because of that, I made it my mission this week to create an affordable accessories roundup post. Because while your outdoor furniture is built to last many many years, you just might want to switch up some throw pillows, add a rug or heck FINALLY get that fire pit you’ve always dreamed of. Doing those things should NOT have...

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Once again, it’s time to catch the latest and greatest of all dating guides: Dating 911!  I should level with you.  Which basically means, I need to tell you to give up now.  Because it’s a war zone out there, I tell ya.  A war zone.  Once upon a...

  Now?  Well, forget it.  It’s like dating WrestleMania where every man is for himself. You might not just come out alive.  Some people give up altogether and seek other forms of entertainment.  But you are still here.  So . . . I guess I may as well cover the next section of our Dater’s Guide which I promised two weeks ago.  The Guide presents Dating 911! Welcome to Dating 2019, A Scammers Delight. A couple of weeks ago, I know I promised to do a whole topic on scammers out there in the world.  But I felt like it wasn’t enough talking about why we kept repeating our mistakes.  The first post talked about forces that were beyond our...

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Halloween Party Planning: Common Horrors to Avoid

You want your Halloween party to be a scream, but not in a truly awful, lame, or man-this-sucks kinda way. Keep these warnings in mind as you make your plans, whether you’re throwing a real badass rager or a Disney-ish gathering with games. It could save you from morphing into a monster on Oct. 31. Horror #1: You Run Out of Food, Drinks, or Ice Set the SceneInstagram-Worthy Halloween Party DecorationsRunning out of food or drinks is THE cardinal sin for Chowhounds (whatever the occasion). Plan to have more than enough food (see Horror #5), but don’t force it on people either. Save the guilt trip. Your homemade, tempting food—like our Chopped Fava Bean Crostini with Pecorino recipe and our...

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You know him better than anyone

That doesn’t mean you have an easy time figuring out what to get him on his birthday. It doesn’t matter what stage you are in your relationship – newlyweds or decades old, it’s going to take some effort on your part to find a gift that he’ll love. So, short of digging into your husband’s brain or listening to his secret thoughts, you’re going to need some help. Our list of birthday gifts for husbands are all-encompassing. Sporty, nerdy, nature lover, handyman, etc. You name it, we’ve got something for it on our list. Top 10 Birthday Gift Ideas for Husband in 2019 #1: Wine Enthusiast Etched Globe Spirits Decanter This Etched Globe Spirits Decanter from Wine Enthusiast is one...

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