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GAME: The Array Game (or, as we like to call it, “A Bitcoin Simulator”)

If you have time to kill and enjoy playing lazy “click here occasionally” web games, Web Watch has an interesting one for you to put into your idle gaming bookmark folder.

10 Things Music

The Most Influential Bands from Each State

Looking for a fun dinner party debate topic?


It’s probably not 100% correct. But it should be close enough for some good conversations over the fire pit this summer – we had to make some pretty strong choices for some states like Michigan (oooh, that one was tough).

Did your favorite band make the list? Are you going to debate about what it means to be “influential”? We’ll go grab some popcorn…

  • Alabama: Alabama
  • Alaska: Portugal. The Man
  • Arizona: Jimmy Eat World
  • Arkansas: The Gossip
  • California: The Beach Boys
  • Colorado: Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Connecticut: The Carpenters
  • Delaware: George Thorogood and the Destroyers
  • Florida: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Georgia: Outkast
  • Hawaii: Ka’au Crater Boys
  • Idaho: Built to Spill
  • Illinois: Chicago
  • Indiana: The Jackson 5
  • Iowa: Slipknot
  • Kansas: Kansas
  • Kentucky: My Morning Jacket
  • Louisiana: The Neville Brothers
  • Maine: The Rustic Overtones
  • Maryland: Kix
  • Massachusetts: Aerosmith
  • Michigan: The Temptations
  • Minnesota: Prince and The Revolution
  • Mississippi: The Allman Brothers Band
  • Missouri: Chuck Berry and His Band
  • Montana: The Mission Mountain Wood Band
  • Nebraska: 311
  • Nevada: The Killers
  • New Hampshire: Aerosmith
  • New Jersey: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • New Mexico: The Shins
  • New York: Ramones
  • North Carolina: The Avett Brothers
  • North Dakota: The White Stripes
  • Ohio: The Black Keys
  • Oklahoma: The Flaming Lips
  • Oregon: Modest Mouse
  • Pennsylvania: The Roots
  • Rhode Island: The Low Anthem
  • South Carolina: Hootie & The Blowfish
  • South Dakota: The Spill Canvas
  • Tennessee: Elvis Presley and The Blue Moon Boys
  • Texas: ZZ Top
  • Utah: Imagine Dragons
  • Vermont: Phish
  • Virginia: Lamb of God
  • Washington: Nirvana
  • West Virginia: The Davisson Brothers Band
  • Wisconsin: Violent Femmes
  • Wyoming: Teenage Bottlerocket
10 Things AI How To

50 Ways to Customize and Refine a Response from an AI Chatbot, such as ChatGPT

Working with any AI can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it, all depending on how detailed — OR ACCURATE — a response you’re looking to get.

While some AIs are better at ensuring accurate responses than others, they all suffer from a programmed desire to make something up. As others have said, Chatbots aren’t smart — they’re just really good at creating sentences.

So to get the best response out of your AI chatbot response, here are 50 things to keep in mind as you formulate your request:

  1. Context: Provide the necessary background or context for the AI to understand the prompt.
  2. Tone: Specify the desired tone of the response, such as formal, informal, technical, persuasive, etc.
  3. Audience: Define the target audience for the response, as it may influence the language and level of complexity.
  4. Purpose: Clearly state the purpose or goal of the response to guide the AI’s output.
  5. Constraints: Set any limitations or restrictions on the response, such as word count, specific topics to include or avoid, etc.
  6. Language Style: Determine the preferred language style, like professional, conversational, academic, or creative.
  7. Sentiment: Indicate the desired sentiment or emotional tone the response should convey.
  8. Accuracy: Specify the level of accuracy required in the response, whether it should be strictly factual or allow for some creative interpretation.
  9. Examples: Provide relevant examples or sample responses to help guide the AI’s understanding and output.
  10. Open-endedness: Specify whether the response should be open-ended or provide a definitive answer.
  11. Timeframe: If relevant, indicate whether the response should consider a specific time period or timeframe.
  12. Multimodality: If the AI supports it, specify whether the response should include text, images, audio, or other media types.
  13. Localization: Indicate any specific cultural or regional considerations that should be incorporated into the response.
  14. Personalization: If applicable, provide personal details or preferences that the AI can utilize in tailoring the response.
  15. Level of Detail: Specify the desired level of detail in the response, whether it should be high-level or in-depth.
  16. Ethical Considerations: Highlight any ethical guidelines or boundaries the AI should adhere to when generating the response.
  17. Branding: If the response is associated with a brand or organization, provide guidelines for maintaining the brand’s voice and values.
  18. Accessibility: Consider any accessibility requirements, such as making the response easily understandable to a diverse audience.
  19. Logical Flow: Outline the logical structure or sequence that the response should follow, if applicable.
  20. Avoiding Bias: Request the AI to generate a response that is unbiased and free from stereotypes or discrimination.
  21. Cross-referencing: If the AI has access to multiple sources, specify whether it should cross-reference information or opinions.
  22. Multiple Perspectives: Indicate whether the response should consider and present different viewpoints or opinions on the topic.
  23. Controversial Topics: Inform the AI about any sensitivities or controversial subjects to handle with care.
  24. Language Register: Define the appropriate language register, such as formal, informal, technical, or colloquial, to be used in the response.
  25. Verifiability: Specify whether the response should include verifiable facts or if it can provide speculative or hypothetical information.
  26. Creative Freedom: Specify the extent to which the AI can deviate from strict factual information and provide creative or imaginative responses.
  27. Expertise Level: Indicate whether the response should be tailored for beginners, intermediate, or advanced users in the topic or domain.
  28. Sarcasm or Humor: Specify whether the response should incorporate sarcasm, humor, or wit.
  29. Cultural Sensitivity: Provide guidelines for the AI to be culturally sensitive and avoid potential offensive or inappropriate content.
  30. Geographical Relevance: If the response involves location-specific information, specify the relevant geographical area or region.
  31. Technical Accuracy: If the response pertains to technical subjects, specify the level of technical accuracy required.
  32. Emotional Impact: Indicate the desired emotional impact of the response, such as inspiring, reassuring, motivating, etc.
  33. Narrative Style: Specify whether the response should adopt a narrative storytelling style.
  34. Data Privacy: If personal data is involved in the response, ensure the AI handles it in compliance with privacy regulations.
  35. Currency: Specify whether the response should consider the most up-to-date information or can rely on historical data.
  36. Inclusivity: Provide guidance to ensure the response is inclusive of different genders, ethnicities, religions, abilities, etc.
  37. Source Evaluation: Instruct the AI to evaluate and provide information from reputable or specific sources.
  38. Comparative Analysis: If applicable, instruct the AI to compare and contrast different options or scenarios.
  39. Urgency: Indicate whether the response should be generated quickly or if thoroughness is prioritized over speed.
  40. Legal Compliance: Ensure that the AI-generated response adheres to relevant laws, regulations, and copyrights.
  41. Specific Formatting: If the response requires specific formatting, such as bullet points, headings, or citations, specify those requirements.
  42. User Interaction: If the AI response is part of a conversational system, specify how the AI should handle user queries or follow-up questions.
  43. Feedback Loop: Enable a feedback mechanism to refine the AI’s responses over time based on user evaluations.
  44. Domain Knowledge: If the response involves a specific domain, provide the AI with relevant background knowledge to improve accuracy.
  45. Technical Jargon: Indicate whether the response should include or avoid technical jargon depending on the intended audience.
  46. Language Variants: If the AI supports multiple languages or dialects, specify the desired language variant for the response.
  47. Target Length: Provide a specific word count or desired response length for the AI-generated output.
  48. Brand Alignment: Ensure that the AI response aligns with the brand’s values, mission, and messaging.
  49. Industry Relevance: If the response pertains to a particular industry, specify the industry context to enhance accuracy.
  50. Opinion vs. Fact: Clarify whether the AI response should present objective facts or can incorporate subjective opinions.

And a 51st bonus item? Specify the type of output you want the AI to output — is it just text, or are you looking for a graphical, audio, or visual output (depending on the AI platform you’re using).

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The Food Disgust Test

If you’re looking for a hilariously eye-opening experience, look no further than the Food Disgust test from IDR Labs. Trust me, it’s not every day that you get the chance to rate your level of aversion to culinary oddities like cow brains and fried tarantulas!

Okay, it’s not really about culinary oddities, but more about what it is about seeing or eating specific styles of food that might make you a bit queasy.

Some people don’t like raw fish. That’s covered. Some people don’t mind finding a hair in their soup, while others aren’t that fussy.

What makes this test particularly entertaining is that it sheds light on the peculiar eating habits and preferences that we all have. You may discover that you have an intense aversion to slimy textures or a deep-seated fear of trying new things. The test covers a number of topics ranging from food hygiene to textures.

Whether you’re a foodie who’s up for trying anything once, or someone who’s set in their culinary ways, the Food Disgust test is an enjoyable and insightful experience. After all, who doesn’t love learning new things about themselves?

So why not take the plunge and discover your own food disgust score? You never know, you might just learn something surprising about your own tastes and preferences!

Take the FOOD DISGUST TEST here:

Science sports

Study: March Madness is the perfect time to get that vasectomy

Scheduling elective surgery is usually difficult with regards to timing. How long will you be out, what will you be able to do during recovery?

Plenty of sports stars do their elective surgeries in the off-season of their sports so they have time to sit around and handle their physical therapy without interrupting other things on the schedule.

But what about the average person? Are there good times of the year to address specific surgeries?

The answer is “yes”. Yes, there is.

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Are Instapots the new NFT? (or are NFTs the new Instapot?)

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that sales of the Instant Pot (or Instapot, for those of you who like brand names) are down significantly.

META (Facebook and Instagram) also announced this week that they are getting out of the NFT space.

How are these things related? Let’s take a look:


It’s a Lunar Lander Game

If you’re looking for a quick 5-minute activity in-between phone calls at the office, why not try your hand at this LUNAR LANDER game.

Just use your arrow keys to safely land the Lunar Lander on the surface of the moon, keeping your angle of landing within appropriate numbers, and trying to keep your landing speed at a reasonable under 10 MPH.

Anything faster than that, or at a steeper angle, you may find yourself crashed on the moon, and just a click away from trying again.

Each round only takes about 30 seconds (or less), so you’ll have your astronaut skills in peak condition in no time.

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CONTEST: Design a toilet for the Moon, win $35,000

NASA is holding the LUNAR LOO CHALLENGE, a contest to design a toilet that can be used on the moon.

Yes, this will truly be a situation to “go, where nobody has ever gone before.”