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Whilst doing my taxes online (TurboTax) I discovered that the Arizona Department of Revenue has a link to find lost money, so I clicked it. After entering really minimal personal information, it returned a result - the State is holding property of mine! The site won't tell where it came from, nor the value, only that there is unclaimed property held in my name. Very mysterious...
So I downloaded the claim form, made copies of relevant identification documents and utility bills to prove my address, and tomorrow I'll have my coworker, Page, notarize my signature before sending it off to see what I've won. I regard it as a game, you see, because I suspect that what I'll find is the the money that the state of Arizona has been stealing from my Federal tax refunds for years, all the while claiming that they haven't done so. I have the IRS notices to prove it, but ADOR pretends that they don't know what I'm talking about when I send them copies and ask for my money back. Somewhere back in history, AZ decided that I underpaid, and issued an order to seize my federal refunds, and this went on for years before it mysteriously stopped happening a couple of years ago. Coincidentally, it stopped the first year after I challenged AZ in writing, though they have never acknowledged the theft. The amount isn't large - a few hundred$ at most - but the principle is huge. If this turns out to be what I suspect it will be, I may just spend the time to, again, reconstruct the entire history of the events and write an article for publication in the largest newspaper in AZ, just to let others know what a corrupt and incompetent institution the AZ DoR really is. I think of it as a duty to my fellow citizens...
Of course, it might just turn out to be my stamp collection, which was erroneously sold at auction by American Mini Storage when they switched from paper records to computerized bookkeeping, and applied my payments to someone else's storage unit because of an address screwup, then sold my unit for non-payment. If that's the case, I'm hoping my entire gun collection, all of my college textbooks, my family photographs, and all of my power tools will also be included, but I'm not holding my breath on that hope. Better to expect a few mislaid dollars and be pleasantly surprised, than to hope for the return of a stolen life and be disappointed...
Thank you for getting back to us we lost track of you after your last contribution to our departmental party fund. This is to notify you that we will be with holding a portion of your pay for the coming year for what we like to call the widow's fund and want to thank you for all contribution past and present and enclose a photo [^] to show you that the money was spent wisely.
Found something similar from the State of Oklahoma, at first thought it was a SCAM because the website's looked scamish but totally legit (I called) unfortunately, the estate is complicated so I am still waiting on documents but I have $900 to collect. They will tell you if you call (or OK did)
Ok, so it is Chaka Khan appearing on some kind of paranormal investigation program, not the notorious Sema Khan that has been polluting QA for too long now.
I thought it was kind of an amusing coincidence as it has been many years since her music blasted out of my speakers .
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
I thought why not try something more complicated other than just taking control over the mouse. So I built a handwriting recognition system, wrote a small math parser, wrote a library for mapping hand position to gesture points and build a simple prototype called Gescal .
This time however I also logged the recognition accuracy of SDK to know how far the system is feasible. What it looks from initial version is , if we give a real shot at gesture, it might well prove to be one of the most preferred inputs in coming future.
As, suggested during my last video on the series, this time I have tried to keep the display quality high and audio clean.
Please share your thoughts. Please dont go into recognition accuracy. Consider that the application is developed only in a week and has to go a long way to go with several testing and case studies. I would appriciate your Input on what can be improved, what way the system could be made better and also invite your discussions.
Code may not be of highest quality because of lack of time to refine really. But none the less it is studded with several methods and exception handling that should minimize your work. I am open to your suggestions and critics. All the best for your Ultimate coder challenge and wish me luck for Perceptual Computing Challenge I".
There are some of the other Apps I have made using SDK.
Sweet. I'll have a look at these tonight - right now I've got images panning left and right and zooming in and out based on hand movements. The voice recognition has real problems with my accent so I'm putting a training module in place to let the application learn what the different commands are with my voice. If I get time, I'll put this together with facial recognition so that different people can maintain their own dictionaries.
Based on what I saw of your earlier YouTube videos I'd say that you have to be in with a great chance. Good luck my friend.
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