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The last 30 seconds or so made me feel a little sorry for the robot for being bullied by the human.
That got me, too. I instinctively I felt very sorry for it. But then I remembered that it doesn't have human emotions, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
 

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Still would have liked the robot to turn around afterwards and give the human an Italian salute before walking out the door. Fair is fair.
 
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Wikipedia is developing a speech engine for visually impared users, according to The Verge. The report goes on to mention that “Researchers will begin developing the engine for Swedish, English, and Arabic, which they aim to complete by September 2017, before expanding it to the other 280 languages in which Wikipedia is available."
 

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Anyone else here think grape Sunkist is fantastic?

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If it had anywhere near the caffeine of Mountain Dew, I might just switch.

Once you go grape, you never… escape!
 

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I’ve seen this “flag” or “sign” posted on buildings on both the Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. TV series numerous times.

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I would really like to know what the meaning of this sign is. Given the shows I’ve seen it on, it probably means something related to the fire department… maybe saying the fire department has already gone in and deemed the building safe… or unsafe? @RoofMonkey, does that sign mean anything to you?

Yes, I did go on Google and tried to find out the meaning. All I could glean from the Google search results is that that is the Flag of Alabama. The shows I mentioned are (as their names imply) set in Chicago. So I doubt there’s a viable reason for placing a flag of Alabama on buildings in Chicago.

I even tried Google’s Reverse Image Search and got this:

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Triangle? That’s not a triangle. At least not a single triangle. Four triangles maybe. Bottom line: the Google Reverse Image Search did not help in the least bit.

Can anyone enlighten me as to the meaning of this flag/sign posted on buildings, as in the photo I included above?
 

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I’ve seen this “flag” or “sign” posted on buildings on both the Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. TV series numerous times.

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I would really like to know what the meaning of this sign is. Given the shows I’ve seen it on, it probably means something related to the fire department… maybe saying the fire department has already gone in and deemed the building safe… or unsafe? @RoofMonkey, does that sign mean anything to you?

Yes, I did go on Google and tried to find out the meaning. All I could glean from the Google search results is that that is the Flag of Alabama. The shows I mentioned are (as their names imply) set in Chicago. So I doubt there’s a viable reason for placing a flag of Alabama on buildings in Chicago.

I even tried Google’s Reverse Image Search and got this:

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Triangle? That’s not a triangle. At least not a single triangle. Four triangles maybe. Bottom line: the Google Reverse Image Search did not help in the least bit.

Can anyone enlighten me as to the meaning of this flag/sign posted on buildings, as in the photo I included above?
Google "X on door." It's not a flag. It's spray paint.
 

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I’ve seen this “flag” or “sign” posted on buildings on both the Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. TV series numerous times

I would really like to know what the meaning of this sign is. Given the shows I’ve seen it on, it probably means something related to the fire department… maybe saying the fire department has already gone in and deemed the building safe… or unsafe? @RoofMonkey, does that sign mean anything to you?


I even tried Google’s Reverse Image Search
Can anyone enlighten me as to the meaning of this flag/sign posted on buildings, as in the photo I included above?

It is a USA FEMA marking.
In the United States, a different FEMA marking system is used on searched structures, as follows:

A single diagonal slash indicates that a search in the building is in progress. This is used to indicate searcher locations and to avoid duplication of the search effort.
An X inside a square means "Dangerous - Do Not Enter!"
An X with writing around it means "Search Completed", with the time (and the date if appropriate) written above the X, the team conducting the search written to the left side of the X, the results of the search (number of victims removed, number of dead, type of search such as primary or secondary) written below the X, and any additional information noted about the structure to the right of the X.
 
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