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(Slash Gear)   Siri direct me to to the theater. Siri: left at the next block and past CVS where Bounty paper towels are on sale $1 a roll. Grab a roll today. Bounty, the quicker picker upper. Continue down the block and turn right. Theater is on the right   (slashgear.com) divider line 160
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2013-04-01 01:14:58 PM  
Just like in Minority Report  - 3d advertising billboards
 
2013-04-01 01:15:24 PM  
Yeah, that's why I still use these things called maps.
 
2013-04-01 01:16:14 PM  
CVS doens't need advertising as every Rx refill requires you to make 4 trips to the store anyway.
 
2013-04-01 01:16:23 PM  
eden1992.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-01 01:16:46 PM  
The Truman Show was a great movie, and this reminds me of something Truman's wife would have said to him in order to plug a product.

/"...and in case I don't see you: good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight!"
 
2013-04-01 01:17:25 PM  
I see I'm not alone.
 
2013-04-01 01:17:45 PM  
I remember a year or so ago when everyone lost it over the reports that Apple was going to start requiring users to watch interactive ads and if they failed to complete the required actions their devices would shut off. Wonder what happened to that?
 
2013-04-01 01:17:46 PM  
I am very frightened/interested in what this would be like when I'm in some areas in Detroit.

Turn left at crack house on corner, Smacky Joe having sale on meth, Shaquonda having 2 for 1 sale... Make u-turn when possible.
 
2013-04-01 01:18:02 PM  

FrancoFile: Yeah, that's why I still use these things called maps.


Because something MAY happen in the future that is not happening?

Your maps could have advertizing in the future too. So you shouldn't use that either.
 
2013-04-01 01:18:57 PM  
(Featured Partner)
 
2013-04-01 01:19:57 PM  
Asinine Totally expected.
 
2013-04-01 01:20:58 PM  

Corvus: FrancoFile: Yeah, that's why I still use these things called maps.

Because something MAY happen in the future that is not happening?

Your maps could have advertizing in the future too. So you shouldn't use that either.


You mean because of stuff that's already happening?
Pay-to-play for web searches
Pay-to-play for online map highlighting
Pay-to-play for restaurant listings in rental-car GPS.

Those all happen right now.
 
2013-04-01 01:21:05 PM  
They may not do targeted ads directly in the voice instructions, but we can be sure they're at least considering using all that mined data about you to path you around places you're likely to spend money.  God knows how much money they could rake in by making everyone drive past the billboards and storefronts of the highest bidders.

At least, I'm pretty sure this is why Siri keeps giving me directions to gay bars and sex toy shops.
 
2013-04-01 01:21:14 PM  
And most of you idiots will think nothing of this, because otherwise you might have missed getting 50 cents off a pack of paper towels. You'll gladly trade your privacy for some cheap coupons for shiat you don't need.

Ironically though, the same people will go home and biatch about the invasiveness of advertising because your DVR wont let you skip commercials anymore, or that blue-ray you just bought has 5 minutes of unskippable ads at the beginning.
 
2013-04-01 01:21:53 PM  
Next year's headline:  "Ad company Nuance files for Chapter 11 because nobody would incorporate their product into their smartphone."
 
2013-04-01 01:21:54 PM  
If there is one thing I need more of in this life it's more advertisements.  I long for the day when I have to sit through a 60 sec laxative commercial before my car will start.
What? You know it's coming.
 
2013-04-01 01:22:23 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-01 01:22:38 PM  
cdn.theatlanticcities.com

/hot link.
 
2013-04-01 01:23:20 PM  
"The infrastructure of interconnected computers that will be the internet will create a network that will be the new library of Alexandria!  And it will be at everybody's fingertips in the comfort of their homes!"

"Click to see teen hotties in a three way with a horse!"

"BUY OUR SH*T!"

Next.
 
2013-04-01 01:24:03 PM  
Using Siri should be a painful experience.
 
2013-04-01 01:24:15 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: (Featured Partner)


This.
 
2013-04-01 01:25:09 PM  

FrancoFile: Corvus: FrancoFile: Yeah, that's why I still use these things called maps.

Because something MAY happen in the future that is not happening?

Your maps could have advertizing in the future too. So you shouldn't use that either.

You mean because of stuff that's already happening?
Pay-to-play for web searches
Pay-to-play for online map highlighting
Pay-to-play for restaurant listings in rental-car GPS.

Those all happen right now.


Those have nothing to do with the actual thing we are discussing.

You know FARK has ads to mixed in with content. Why are you here?
 
2013-04-01 01:25:19 PM  

beantowndog: CVS doens't need advertising as every Rx refill requires you to make 4 trips to the store anyway.


Yeah especially if they've "lost" them and by lost I mean stuck in a box of papers in the back somewhere.
/The local pharmacy is fantastic though.
 
2013-04-01 01:25:56 PM  
Do people actually use siri as opposed to the internet which you need to be connected to when you might want to use siri?
 
2013-04-01 01:26:03 PM  
Well, that's a sure fire way to ensure I never use any product or app that tries to incorporate this technology.

-sent from my iPhone 5
 
2013-04-01 01:26:37 PM  

FrancoFile: Corvus: FrancoFile: Yeah, that's why I still use these things called maps.

Because something MAY happen in the future that is not happening?

Your maps could have advertizing in the future too. So you shouldn't use that either.

You mean because of stuff that's already happening?
Pay-to-play for web searches
Pay-to-play for online map highlighting
Pay-to-play for restaurant listings in rental-car GPS.

Those all happen right now.


Being unable to search the web, highlight things on the map, or search by listing in GPS is superior to some business being able to pay for preferential treatment how exactly? If I already know where I'm going enough to find it on a map, I'm not using any of those, anyway.
 
2013-04-01 01:29:10 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: (Featured Partner)


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-01 01:29:38 PM  

Mangoose: Do people actually use siri as opposed to the internet which you need to be connected to when you might want to use siri?


I work with a woman who uses Siri. She sits at a computer with an internet connection and a keyboard and uses Siri on her phone to search the internet. Sometimes, when Siri just isn't getting it, I type her search in and show it to her. She still uses Siri. I hate her.
 
2013-04-01 01:29:39 PM  

Dick Gozinya: And most of you idiots will think nothing of this, because otherwise you might have missed getting 50 cents off a pack of paper towels. You'll gladly trade your privacy for some cheap coupons for shiat you don't need.

Ironically though, the same people will go home and biatch about the invasiveness of advertising because your DVR wont let you skip commercials anymore, or that blue-ray you just bought has 5 minutes of unskippable ads at the beginning.


We are all really glad that you take time out of your busy schedule to come be smug on the internet. Please continue enlightening us as to why we are all idiots and you are so much better than us.
 
2013-04-01 01:30:00 PM  

Dick Gozinya: And most of you idiots will think nothing of this, because otherwise you might have missed getting 50 cents off a pack of paper towels. You'll gladly trade your privacy for some cheap coupons for shiat you don't need.

Ironically though, the same people will go home and biatch about the invasiveness of advertising because your DVR wont let you skip commercials anymore, or that blue-ray you just bought has 5 minutes of unskippable ads at the beginning.


You forgot the obligatory "wake up, sheeple!"
 
2013-04-01 01:30:38 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-01 01:30:52 PM  

Egoy3k: Dick Gozinya: And most of you idiots will think nothing of this, because otherwise you might have missed getting 50 cents off a pack of paper towels. You'll gladly trade your privacy for some cheap coupons for shiat you don't need.

Ironically though, the same people will go home and biatch about the invasiveness of advertising because your DVR wont let you skip commercials anymore, or that blue-ray you just bought has 5 minutes of unskippable ads at the beginning.

We are all really glad that you take time out of your busy schedule to come be smug on the internet. Please continue enlightening us as to why we are all idiots and you are so much better than us.


I certainly wish to have this sort of thing in my inbox, daily.
 
2013-04-01 01:32:43 PM  
Dreams will one day be the only place you aren't bombarded with ads! *sigh*

Bye.
 
2013-04-01 01:33:35 PM  
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2013-04-01 01:34:04 PM  

Dick Gozinya: And most of you idiots will think nothing of this, because otherwise you might have missed getting 50 cents off a pack of paper towels. You'll gladly trade your privacy for some cheap coupons for shiat you don't need.

Ironically though, the same people will go home and biatch about the invasiveness of advertising because your DVR wont let you skip commercials anymore, or that blue-ray you just bought has 5 minutes of unskippable ads at the beginning.


Step one: criticize how everyone is giving up information for targeted advertising
Step two: complain about non-targeted advertising
Step three: EVERYONE ELSE IS AN IDIOT
 
2013-04-01 01:35:09 PM  

A Terrible Human: beantowndog: CVS doens't need advertising as every Rx refill requires you to make 4 trips to the store anyway.

Yeah especially if they've "lost" them and by lost I mean stuck in a box of papers in the back somewhere.
/The local pharmacy is fantastic though.


That's one of the many reasons I love Kaiser Permanente. Refill orders via the internet and delivery in the mail.
 
2013-04-01 01:35:25 PM  
No wonder Dragon still sucks balls, Nuance is busy being evil.
 
2013-04-01 01:37:00 PM  
Godamned triple, quadruple, quintuple dipping bastards. You pay an arseload for the stupid phones, lappy's tablets, etc then another arseload for the services and then even MORE for "specialty" features that should have been included in the first place and THEN they inundate you with non stop commercials. Then they SCREAM bloody murder that they aren't making enough money because of "pirates" and send their army lawyers to bum rape your granny.

Pricks.
 
2013-04-01 01:38:13 PM  
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2013-04-01 01:38:17 PM  
Or people could, you know, not use the product.

I'll admit, the Taco Bell ads on Waze are annoying but don't interfere with the use of the application and happen rarely.
 
2013-04-01 01:39:35 PM  
Leela: "Didn't you have ads in the 20th century?"

Fry: "Well sure, but not in our dreams! Only on tv and radio...and in magazines...and movies. And at ball games, on buses, and milk cartons, and t-shirts, and bananas, and written on the sky. But not in dreams! No sirree."
 
2013-04-01 01:39:47 PM  
That's a really good price.
 
2013-04-01 01:40:14 PM  
buahahaha, ihope you ilove your iads in your ilife ihipster icult members.
 
2013-04-01 01:40:35 PM  
I'm hoping it's not an April Fool's joke, because when my cell phone eventually lights up with an obnoxious ad while I'm driving, I want to intentionally crash, feign being frightened, and squeeze the ad & phone companies through the civil court juicer.
 
2013-04-01 01:40:58 PM  
Why is this Asinine?
Unless you're paying for the maps and directions that you use, why not expect that the provider has to make money somehow?

And if the ads are well targeted and well written, they might be more of a help than a hindrance.  The snarky example in the headline would be stupid, but there are plenty of times that a store or product recommendation or special offer might be appreciated: tell me where I can pick up a coffee on my way to a business meeting, or where I can buy flowers when I'm heading to a friend's new house, or that beer is on sale at a particular store en route to a campground I'm travelling to.
 
2013-04-01 01:42:21 PM  
Yet another reason to be happy I chose Android over i-anything. Waze is one of the best GPS apps I have ever used.

ajt167: Or people could, you know, not use the product.

I'll admit, the Taco Bell ads on Waze are annoying but don't interfere with the use of the application and happen rarely.


I have only seen them when I get very near a Taco Bell. And they go away pretty quickly
 
2013-04-01 01:42:31 PM  

ajt167: Or people could, you know, not use the product.

I'll admit, the Taco Bell ads on Waze are annoying but don't interfere with the use of the application and happen rarely.


If you have to rationalize, the app is already the wrong app for you.

waze happens to default to bing which is why searching never works, among other things. it's nice for certain concepts, but fark using waze.
 
2013-04-01 01:42:56 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Next year's headline:  "Ad company Nuance files for Chapter 11 because nobody would incorporate their product into their smartphone."


How does google make money again? Oh yeah. Ads.
 
2013-04-01 01:42:59 PM  

reklamfox: I remember a year or so ago when everyone lost it over the reports that Apple was going to start requiring users to watch interactive ads and if they failed to complete the required actions their devices would shut off. Wonder what happened to that?


I guess it was just as true as all the other anti-Apple propaganda you see online.
 
2013-04-01 01:45:03 PM  

bunner: "The infrastructure of interconnected computers that will be the internet will create a network that will be the new library of Alexandria!  And it will be at everybody's fingertips in the comfort of their homes!"

"Click to see teen hotties in a three way with a horse!"

"BUY OUR SH*T!"

Next.


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