* Posts by maribert

3 posts • joined 29 Jul 2016

Huawei's Not Hot Dog is possibly the Worst Tech Promo Ever


"We'll know how good AI is the day a tech exec puts a person in front of the car, and sets the car off to drive at them without a human operator to override the AI."

Surely you mean "the day a tech exec stands in the way of a car driven towards them by an AI with no human operator to override the AI"?

Paradise Papers were not an inside job, says leaky offshore law firm


It's "Süddeutsche".

If you want to refer to "Süddeutsche Zeitung" by a short name, use "Süddeutsche". That's what any German speaker would do. "Zeitung" just means "newspaper" and could be any German-language newspaper that have that word in their name ("Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" comes to mind, which consequently is commonly referred to as "Frankfurter Allgemeine", or "FAZ").

But if you say "Süddeutsche", everyone with a passing knowledge of the German press landscape will know what you are talking about.

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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Milk in the thermos? Yuck!

First off: Don't use teabags, use a tea filter and loose leaves. Second: Milk in the thermos you brew your tea in? YUCK! How would you ever clean that completely? Tea has no fat or other stuff that could grime up your thermos (the patina tea leaves is innocuous), but milk?

And -- do you know everybody wants milk in their tea? I, for one, do not.

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