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Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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6/6/2014 | 5:52:33 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@Progman: Ha! ok, fair enough. I think we can both agree that some tech company will figure this out long before the Secret Service does. The most shocking thing in Dave's article is that the Secret Service currently uses a FEMA's social media app...
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/6/2014 | 4:42:20 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
>I would prefer to see the BS-detector created first. In fact, I think it should first be tested at every occasion where a politician speaks before it gets deployed to the general populace.

Just get a red light and turn it on at the next political rally you attend. You'll have a functioning BS-detector with too few false positives to matter.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/6/2014 | 4:41:49 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@Jastro true, it's not all that easy, which is why someone suggested a sarcasm font.  Without it, some people feel the need to clarify with *sarcasm* or some such thing. Otherwise, it really isn't always clear, especially if you don't know the writer's general views. 
progman2000
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progman2000,
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6/6/2014 | 4:03:54 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@snunyc - To me Google can figure out a way to do anything.  They can probably figure out my blood type by something I post...
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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6/6/2014 | 4:01:29 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@ProgMan: Curious to know: Why Google? I'd put my $$ on Amazon figuring this out before anyone else.
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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6/6/2014 | 4:00:09 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@Michelle: Are you suggesting the government has no sense of humor? =^_^=

 
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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6/6/2014 | 3:58:48 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@jastro: I've found that the ability to recognize sarcasm even in face-to-face interactions (as with the Big Bang Theory clip Dave shared) is a distinctly regional and cultural thing. I found this out the hard way when I moved from NY (where, I belive, sarcasm was invented) to the Bay Area (where it seems to be nonexistant). I've goten myself in plenty of trouble already over this. so, maybe for the sacasm-impaired this would provide an important public service. The whole idea of the government using something like this gives me the creeps, though.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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6/6/2014 | 3:56:11 PM
Gov vs Humor
There is hope for the future of funny in the government (at least for today).

@CIA

"We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet."

 
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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6/6/2014 | 3:55:32 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
@SaneIT: I would prefer to see the BS-detector created first. In fact, I think it should first be tested at every occasion where a politician speaks before it gets deployed to the general populace.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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6/6/2014 | 1:41:40 PM
Re: Sadly we do need this
Even if the government realizes it can't be done, you know who can do it? Facebook and Twitter.

 


Eh, I would give Google the nod on figuring out how to do it before Facebook and Twitter.
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