OCR has come a long ways. Nearly 30 years ago at my first summer internship at various National Labs, one of the things I did was to fix a 100+ page spreadsheet that had been through OCR. At the time, something like 10% of it was wrong, and it seemed that even as a normal speed typer there, that I probably could have typed the document out quicker than it was taking to fix it.
As they mentioned, today heavily stylized fonts can be an issue. Some just aren't really made to be read by mere mortals. Last week I stared at my DMV clerk's one word arm tattoo for a long time, trying to make out the first letter. I never succeeded, and though he seemed a fine guy I just never got to the point that I felt I should ask him about it.
On the OCR front, I was amazed nearly 2 years ago at how well some of the translate apps work in real time on text. In Austria and Slovenia, we could point it at a menu, in non-perfect low light situations, and get a great instant overlay translation in the picture. The Google Translate app seemed to work the best, and it required a wifi or cellular connection. But for someone not keeping up in that field, it was pretty amazing.
Looks like a regrouping day, after AAPL touched an RSI of 70.x yesterday. It happens, and the relative quietness of summer is a strange time both for AAPL and the market. It could be like 2019, launching after earnings, but we're not starting at as low of a point so it doesn't seem like the best compare. I remember a spring/summer maybe 17 or 18 years ago where I recommended buying AAPL in May due to the often run-up to WWDC (I think that was after the East Coast MacWorld's stopped), but then the next few months were just flat. Luckily she held on, and a year or two later thanked me for the push to get in, after a nice increase.
Reading historical data and passages, it's not all a simple pattern recognition like OCR on a common font in good conditions. Instead, there are times where it's tougher but can be implied, like reading a slightly stylized font off of a formerly crumpled paper with some off-center lighting. If everything were easy, where would the challenge be?
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To All: Keep non-Apple SPECIFIC political stuff out of the daily thread. Thanks to name-calling and a lack of discussion, it's no longer allowed in the Dungeon either.
8-24-20 I give a 40+% probability on 15+% annualized returns for the next 2 years. For Sept expirations, using today's ($125.75), that's roughly ($146) for Sept '21, ($169) for Sept '22
SomeJuan: M1X... 16 cores of CPU, 16 cores of GPU, 4nm TSM fab, katy bar the door...
Jan 16, 2021 9:45:11 GMT -5
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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