Precise Ambiguity

 

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Is artificial intelligence doing the attacking or is it preventing attacks?

My flight was delayed, so I had time to ponder this statement.  Either way I read it,  I found it unsettling.

The finer print below clarified that it was AI that could save the cyber world, which I suppose is a relief.

And isn’t the guy pictured a doppelganger for Jeff Goldblum?

Now for something truly unsettling…I was about to post this last night last night when my computer crashed.  Coincidence???

 

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How many in a dozen?

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I purchased several boxes of the above excuse-for-cookies.  Disguised as decadent treats, they are outstanding only in their mediocrity.

But, they were on sale.

Oldest son was visiting and was overcome with an immediate need for something sweet. These quasi-treats were the best I could offer.

I was trying to convince my son that these were delicious and oh-so healthy.  I was looking at the nutrition label when I noticed something odd.

Servings Per Container about 12.

about 12

I did a quick survey of my pantry to confirm that boxes with discrete pieces had exact serving sizes.  In contrast, my boxes of cereal had approximations.

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cereal boxes

My son’s explanation was that if a box only contained 10 or 11 cookies, the company couldn’t be sued because they honestly indicated there were only “about 12” in the box.

Lazy quality control?  No copy editors available to proof the info printed on the box?

Another one of life’s mysteries.

Mindful accuracy

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I decided to try some therapeutic coloring to foster tranquility at the end of a frenzied day.  I chose this particular book among the hundreds available because of the inspirational messages adjacent to each coloring page.

My fledgling sense of inner peace was shot when I encountered the spelling error on the above page.

I cannot look at this without my blood pressure going up.

May I suggest that the editors of this publication practice being mindful of careful proof-reading and express gratitude for spell-check?