Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Siri: An Insulting Math "Teacher"

At Aaron Paul’s insistence, everyone with an Apple device is asking Siri, the operating system’s virtual assistant, a tricky math question. 

Early Tuesday morning, the “Breaking Bad” star tweeted, “Ask Siri ‘what is zero divided by zero?’ RIGHT. NOW.” 

It’s commonly known that it’s impossible to divide any number by 0; the answer is undefined. But many agree Siri’s response to the question is startlingly insulting—and maybe a little bit funny. 

Her answer: “Imagine that you have 0 cookies and you split them evenly among 0 friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.” 

Siri also gives a variety of snarky answers when you ask her how to divide other numbers by 0. When asked to divide 1 by 0 she said, “Please don’t make me divide by 0. That would be like me asking you to grow a third arm.” 

When asked the same question twice more she responded, “The answer is definitely undefined,” and “The same as 2 divided by 0; undefined.” 

On the third try, she brought Cookie Monster back into the equation: “Imagine that you have 1 cookies and you split them evenly among 0 friends. How many cookies does each of your friends get? See? It doesn’t make sense, so Cookie Monster gets them all. Num, num, num.” 

Also among Siri’s answer bank to the question are, “You know, that’s not nice. Are you trying to scramble my computational cortex?” and “The answer is somewhere between infinity, negative infinity and undefined.” 

Siri didn’t seem to understand “What is infinity divided by 0?” After repeated attempts, her answer remained, “Sorry, I didn’t get that. Could you restate the question?” 

When once again asked to divide 0 by 0, Siri gave the same Cookie Monster response. When I asked “Why are you being so mean?” she said, “Is that what you think?” When I said “Yes,” she answered, “That’s what I figured.” 

After her repeated insults, I decided to ask Siri if she had any friends. She said, “I’m sorry, I’m afraid I can’t answer that.” 

That’s what I thought.

Read More at: http://13wham.com//news/features/nation-news/stories/ask-siri-divide-0-0-3502.shtml?wap=0

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Offending Everyone Equally


Friday, June 26, 2015

Shotgun Fired At Greece Home

WHEC-TV reports: "Greece Police are investigating a shooting on Bartholif Road. It happened just after 9 a.m.

Investigators say an unknown person fired a shotgun at a home on Batholif Road. We’re told the house was damaged as a result but no one was injured.

The incident is under investigation."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Passing The Trash Boomerangs Back To Greece

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Wow. Meet your new Assistant Superintendent:


So Graupman's first big decision is to hire a convicted criminal who was essentially walked out of her job in Warsaw. She's been hiding in Florida waiting for someone to give her another shot. Who else but Greece would do this?

Mind-boggling....    6/23/2015 10:44 PM

Warsaw School Board accepts superintendent’s resignation: No confirmation if Burke left due to DWI revelation

The Warsaw Central School Board of Education accepted and approved the resignation of Superintendent Valerie K. Burke at a special board meeting Tuesday night.

The board entered executive session shortly after the meeting began at 7:30 p.m. and returned about an hour and a half later to deliver the decision.
Burke’s resignation was effective immediately, and Elementary Principal Stephen Saxton will serve as acting superintendent while also continuing his duties as principal until further notice, according to board president Robert Cummins.
Cummins would not discuss the terms of Burke’s resignation, saying it a confidential personnel matter.
Burke was pulled over in May 2011 on Interstate 490 in Rochester. She was later arrested for DWI after a breath test revealed she had a .15 percent blood alcohol content.
When news of her arrest broke last week, Burke was out of the district, according to a statement by Cummins after a Sept. 20 board meeting.
However, the board did not comment when asked if the resignation was voluntary, and it is unclear whether it was related to Burke’s arrest. It’s also unclear whether Burke alerted the district to her arrest or if she was even required to.
Regardless, resident Deanna Marsh said she agreed with the board’s decision to accept Burke’s resignation.
“I don’t think she could come back and actually become a role model,” Marsh said. “I don’t think kids, teachers or anybody would be able to respect her or look up to her, so I think it’s the right decision.”
Marsh also expressed apprehension over the impending superintendent search.
“It’s going to be another long process to try to find somebody who will come into a small town and step into this position, especially with all the negativity we’ve had surrounding the district in the last couple years,” she said.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Babs' Last Stand, Tonight 6:30PM

Also Julia Van Orman's & Adam Crandall's Last Stand ... 

GREECE survived!!! (barely)

ATTENDEES/LISTENERS BEWARE: This BOE meeting should be chock-full of sweet nothings, warm-and-fuzzy feelings & other gag-worthy moments!

Greece Central Schools Supt. Barbara Deane Williams ~ "Babs"

Saturday, June 20, 2015

BOE Meeting, Tuesday @6:30PM

It is anticipated that the BOE will go into Exec. Session at 4:45PM to discuss matters made exempt under federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the employment history of particular persons.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Security Issues Questioned

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is there anyone on the GCSD BOE, or maybe the retired GPD senior officer who I hear is now currently Head of GCSD Security, or any security supervisor who might describe a legal precedent that states how a District vehicle that is unregistered, uninspected, and uninsured arrives at the plaza on Long Pond near English today from a school location without violating the Law? I would think that District liability, desertion of post, and operating out of jurisdictional bounds would be grounds for immediate termination!!! Especially if said operator was found to be knowledgeable of V&T Laws (I suspect in an earlier career, he swore some professional oath). Anyone in a position of leadership who violates the trust of his employer, his charges, and his peers while willfully violating the Law and putting the safety of the children he has been hired to protect at risk is A RISK THE EMPLOYER CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE.  6/15/2015 7:55 PM