This just made me realize WaveNet/Deep Voice could be used to match regular sentences to the cadence of a library of pop songs. This would have no practical use, but it would mean you could pick out pairs of sentences from a speech and sing them all to well known pop songs.
That would be fun. Certain things are well known, like the fact that you can sing almost any Emily Dickinson poem to the tune of Yellow Rose of Texas or the Gilligan's Island theme, but expanding the canon would be great.
Last week, we warned readers not to get too excited in assuming that the Nintendo Switch's successful launch implied long-term success for the new platform. That said, the system remains nearly impossible to find at North American retailers nearly two weeks after its debut, which has led to a significant markup in price among third-party resellers.
A quick search of 90 completed eBay Switch sales over the past couple of days finds a median selling price of $440 for the Switch, a 47 percent markup over the $300 MSRP. The absolute lowest recent selling price for the system was $359, while one lucky seller managed to get $810 for his system just yesterday morning.
The markup remains high if The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is included with the system. The system/game bundles resell for a median price of $525 on eBay (46 percent above an MSRP of $360), even though the game itself isn't hard to find at all on retail shelves. A Switch with the harder-to-find, extra-packed limited edition Breath of the Wild, on the other hand, resells for a median of $624 (56 percent above the $400 MSRP).
I don't know what triggers OneDrive advertisements in Explorer. I don't know if they appear in Windows 10 stable builds or just Insider Previews as a taste of things to come. I don't know that I even care any more.
But come on.
Nobody in Redmond thought, "Gosh, that's a little distasteful"? I mean, "Let's just turn our operating system into a billboard!" offends nobody?
Ubuntu has (had?) gone a little too far with their search feature returning many sponsored results as well. I think this is just the way things are going. Hopefully we'll be able to pay to opt out or all just switch to Slackware.
While the Nintendo Switch has seen generally positive reception from critics and the marketplace so far, many have noticed that the tablet-like system doesn't do much besides play games. Web browsing, social media, video streaming, music, and other apps that are practically required for any Internet-connected device these days are nowhere to be found on the Switch as of yet.
Nintendo doesn't want that situation to last long, though. In a recent interview with TheWashington Post, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says that, while gaming will always be the focus, the company is looking into non-gaming features for the Switch down the line:
"We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience.
We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.
yeah you'd have to make sure this was meta-bucky-mousewheel, not just plain mousewheel. all you emacs users out there know what I mean. On the other hand, I'm not sure what you do with software like vim that has a redo-forest instead of one and only one redo.