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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
Wi.qkme.meW
 
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
img12.imageshack.us
 
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.


the link  is broken
 
2013-04-01 01:46:17 PM

Lizardking: 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


I use google maps, and a couple of virtual world guidance systems.  But I have G glasses.  No ads.
 
2013-04-01 01:46:57 PM

here to help: 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.


This has been an amazingly successful business model in America.
 
2013-04-01 01:47:35 PM
Nuance
Nuisance
Coincidence?
No.
 
2013-04-01 01:47:39 PM

haywatchthis: 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.

the link  is broken


That took a lot longer than I thought.
 
2013-04-01 01:51:13 PM

Lizardking: Yet another reason to be happy I chose Android over i-anything. Waze is one of the best GPS apps I have ever used.


You're happy to use Android over iPhone because of a shiatty "feature" that probably won't end up on the iPhone but is already incorporated in the app you use? Interesting...
 
2013-04-01 01:53:18 PM
I kept reading Nuance (the company's name) as Nuisance. Seems fitting.
 
2013-04-01 01:54:00 PM
If there was a service that required an "opt-in" requirement this is it.
 
2013-04-01 01:55:06 PM

diaphoresis: Nuance
Nuisance
Coincidence?
No.


Came to say this. +1 sir or madamoiselle.
 
2013-04-01 01:55:44 PM

thurstonxhowell: 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.


That's pants-on-head retarded right there. I hate noisy coworkers. My buddy next to me either whistles or sings quietly in farking Spanish. Or is on the phone in Spanish with a bunch of customers who apparently are deaf.

fark, I hate this job.
 
2013-04-01 01:56:17 PM

bunner: haywatchthis: 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.

the link  is broken

That took a lot longer than I thought.


Yup.

/anyone have a mirror site?
 
2013-04-01 01:57:01 PM

thurstonxhowell: 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.


Now that is one lazy biatch.
 
2013-04-01 01:57:30 PM
If you're paying for a service, you shouldn't have to endure commercials.  Same goes for cable TV.
 
2013-04-01 01:58:09 PM
Bounty for $1 a roll?  Sign me up for that.  As a matter of fact, I will take 10 rolls and add them to the stockpile because Bounty is expensive!
 
2013-04-01 02:00:47 PM

bunner: This has been an amazingly successful business model in America.


Not just America. Read up on what has been done to the CRTC up in Canada over the past decade (the CRTC is the Canadian version of the FCC). IIRC Australia has been another extremely egregious offender for regulating in favor of media moguls.

Also... your tax dollars get to pay for writing, enforcing and prosecuting all these ridiculous laws that only serve to make rich people richer. Oh and don't forget the tax breaks.

They should all be paired up, have their anuses sewn together then force fed Taco Bell and Popeye's chicken so the greasy burning poop gets pushed back and forth until they explode.
 
2013-04-01 02:01:48 PM
So how long before they start accepting money from businesses to route you past their stores rather than the quickest route?

"You don't want to stay at that hotel. Go here instead. My cousin is the owner! He'll give you a special rate, I swear! No? Well fark you, find your own directions."
 
2013-04-01 02:07:32 PM

OtherLittleGuy: (Featured Partner)


nice

Corvus: You know FARK has ads to mixed in with content. Why are you here?


LOLcats, the occasional well-informed opinion, to gather different perspectives (high-volume chaff filter required), PS contests and these:

i280.photobucket.com

/threadjack welcome
 
2013-04-01 02:08:35 PM

Mode101: Dreams will one day be the only place you aren't bombarded with ads! *sigh*

Bye.


That reminds me, I've got to pick up some Lightspeed Briefs.

Lightspeed Briefs: style and comfort for the discriminating crotch.
 
2013-04-01 02:11:48 PM

here to help: bunner: This has been an amazingly successful business model in America.

Not just America. Read up on what has been done to the CRTC up in Canada over the past decade (the CRTC is the Canadian version of the FCC). IIRC Australia has been another extremely egregious offender for regulating in favor of media moguls.

Also... your tax dollars get to pay for writing, enforcing and prosecuting all these ridiculous laws that only serve to make rich people richer. Oh and don't forget the tax breaks.

They should all be paired up, have their anuses sewn together then force fed Taco Bell and Popeye's chicken so the greasy burning poop gets pushed back and forth until they explode.


My. How... vivid.
 
2013-04-01 02:12:09 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.


Wake up sheeple!!!
FTFY

I skip them all the time.
 
2013-04-01 02:14:37 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-01 02:14:46 PM

Odd Bird: OtherLittleGuy: (Featured Partner)

nice

Corvus: You know FARK has ads to mixed in with content. Why are you here?

LOLcats, the occasional well-informed opinion, to gather different perspectives (high-volume chaff filter required), PS contests and these:

[i280.photobucket.com image 400x550]

/threadjack welcome


You forgot cats, of the non-LOL variety.

i.imgur.com

Oh, and the occasional boobie.  Or filterpwn, that counts too.
 
2013-04-01 02:18:11 PM
So what will Siri say when I tell it "Siri, if you read one more goddamn ad to me, I'm trading you in for a goddamn Jitterbug!"
 
2013-04-01 02:20:27 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: My. How... vivid.


Yanno... this thread actually reminded me I need paper towels... and they're actually a special on the name brand right now.

Stupid internet pointing out my hypocritical consumerism.

/will probably still buy the no names
//uses maybe 1 or 2 paper towels a day unless cleaning something really disgusting
 
2013-04-01 02:22:45 PM

GalFriday: Bounty for $1 a roll?  Sign me up for that.  As a matter of fact, I will take 10 rolls and add them to the stockpile because Bounty is expensive!


Of course it is.

You have to pay for all of that advertising.
 
2013-04-01 02:23:30 PM

farkingatwork: 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.


I'm saying while it's imperfect it's still pretty great and the imperfection is minor, not rationalizing. I've had it steadily for about 2 years now and find it to be the most useful navigator by far (i had it on and off since it came out but didn't start really using it heavily until it built up a good user base).

Also, I don't think I've ever used the search function on it. I typically look up a place with Google the click to navigate and choose Waze. That's typically for something like a new doctors office or something. For shops and restaurants I just stop at whatever looks good. Maybe I'll try the search later and see if it's as bad as you say.
 
2013-04-01 02:25:32 PM

MadSkillz: thurstonxhowell: 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.

That's pants-on-head retarded right there. I hate noisy coworkers. My buddy next to me either whistles or sings quietly in farking Spanish. Or is on the phone in Spanish with a bunch of customers who apparently are deaf.

fark, I hate this job.


My co-worker would sit in the cube next to me and trim his farking nails. I swore to myself that if one of his clippings ever came over the cubicle wall I would seek my revenge.
 
2013-04-01 02:29:36 PM
Note to Siri and Apple: Fark Off and Die!

~sent from my $10/mo no-contract TracFone
 
2013-04-01 02:32:38 PM

thurstonxhowell: Lizardking: Yet another reason to be happy I chose Android over i-anything. Waze is one of the best GPS apps I have ever used.

You're happy to use Android over iPhone because of a shiatty "feature" that probably won't end up on the iPhone but is already incorporated in the app you use? Interesting...


Incorporated into a single independent app, not a core app. Also I can think of at least 4 other good free navigation apps off the top of my head without this kind of advertising for android.
 
2013-04-01 02:36:16 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.


Psst...your pants are wet.
 
2013-04-01 02:38:40 PM

here to help: 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.


Capitalism. How does it work?
 
2013-04-01 02:39:09 PM

ajt167: Incorporated into a single independent app, not a core app.


The only mention of this being in Siri is the article writer asking "Could Siri start selling to you?" Nuance makes Dragon Dictation, not Siri.
 
2013-04-01 02:39:23 PM
Seems like old news.  I thought there was an outrage thread about selective GPS routing a year or two back where companies were mulling the idea of paying to have the roads passing their stores weighted to be the preferred route even if it wasn't the shortest or fastest.  So people would be routed blocks out of their way to get them to pass a Walmart or Target or whatever store it was.
 
2013-04-01 02:40:06 PM
Wow. That's a lot of butthurt over an article posted on April first.
 
2013-04-01 02:40:08 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.


Maps going back to at least the fifties have had ads. You'll get over it.
 
2013-04-01 02:41:07 PM

cygnusx13: Capitalism. How does it work?


No far, not in favor of, and at the expense of people who haven't any capital.
 
2013-04-01 02:41:42 PM
So far
 
2013-04-01 02:42:07 PM

H31N0US: 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!"



As I was working today, I came across a client's presentation that had that stupid-looking "f" for F/book on every page, and I thought, "Hmm, F/book wants to track everything about everyone - it's the Truman Show!"

/Does everyone except me live on F/book nowadays?
 
2013-04-01 02:43:01 PM

davidphogan: Maps going back to at least the fifties have had ads. You'll get over it.


Who can forget hitting the highway and opening an atlas and having to listen to 10 min of Valvoline, margarine and shaving cream ads?
 
2013-04-01 02:43:23 PM

jjorsett: That's one of the many reasons I love Kaiser Permanente. Refill orders via the internet and delivery in the mail.


The pharmacy I use is also a compound pharmacy and they deliver for free.
/Pharmacy brag off biatches! :p
 
2013-04-01 02:43:31 PM

Odd Bird: (high-volume chaff filter required)


wow, could I use one of those.
 
2013-04-01 02:44:26 PM

Begoggle: [img.photobucket.com image 800x597]


Subby here... you done good!
 
2013-04-01 02:46:58 PM

davidphogan: 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.

Maps going back to at least the fifties have had ads. You'll get over it.


I never got Conoco maps with Stuckey's logos all over them, or Marathon with Big Boy, or any of those other tie-ins.  Absolutely refused.
 
2013-04-01 02:47:45 PM
If that happened on my phone I would take it back to the store where I bought it, demand a full refund and sue if I did not get it.

People today are such wussies.
 
2013-04-01 02:47:52 PM

MightyPez: ajt167: Incorporated into a single independent app, not a core app.

The only mention of this being in Siri is the article writer asking "Could Siri start selling to you?" Nuance makes Dragon Dictation, not Siri.


That's what I get for not actually reading the article and getting pulled into a stupid Apple versus android debate that has nothing to do with anything. Carry on.
 
2013-04-01 02:49:29 PM

here to help: bunner: This has been an amazingly successful business model in America.

Not just America. Read up on what has been done to the CRTC up in Canada over the past decade (the CRTC is the Canadian version of the FCC). IIRC Australia has been another extremely egregious offender for regulating in favor of media moguls.

Also... your tax dollars get to pay for writing, enforcing and prosecuting all these ridiculous laws that only serve to make rich people richer. Oh and don't forget the tax breaks.

They should all be paired up, have their anuses sewn together then force fed Taco Bell and Popeye's chicken so the greasy burning poop gets pushed back and forth until they explode.


Boy, you ain't right in the head.  What you have to do is use superglue.  Glue them nose to butthole in a big circle around something solid like the Space Needle.  THEN feed them.  Got it?  Good.  No go forth and farkup no more
 
2013-04-01 02:51:34 PM

bunner: davidphogan: Maps going back to at least the fifties have had ads. You'll get over it.

Who can forget hitting the highway and opening an atlas and having to listen to 10 min of Valvoline, margarine and shaving cream ads?


You bring up a point about another form of advertising. Those stupid ass ads playing at the pump while you fill up. And the speakers are always set at max volume. That and that alone is enough to make me use someone else even it it's a few cents more. I mean c'mon, can't I have three minutes of peace while pumping gas?
 
2013-04-01 02:59:55 PM
From the headline, I thought maybe Siri had found a XXX theater.
 
2013-04-01 03:01:32 PM
Here's the deal.

We, as a nation, don't make sh*t anymore.

The only money is in trying to sell crap from someplace else to people who can't afford to buy it, and the people who import it are assured by people who done been ta kollij, that the way to do this is to hammer the piss out of the public 24/7 with a noise floor of ads on A/V capable media appliances.

As soon as they realize the growing serf class can't afford sh*t, they'll get fired by the people who bought the ads who will then  scramble to find cheaper and more effective ways to sell slave wage manufacured doo daddery to poor people.  Meh.
 
2013-04-01 03:13:49 PM

bunner: Here's the deal.

We, as a nation, don't make sh*t anymore.

The only money is in trying to sell crap from someplace else to people who can't afford to buy it, and the people who import it are assured by people who done been ta kollij, that the way to do this is to hammer the piss out of the public 24/7 with a noise floor of ads on A/V capable media appliances.

As soon as they realize the growing serf class can't afford sh*t, they'll get fired by the people who bought the ads who will then  scramble to find cheaper and more effective ways to sell slave wage manufacured doo daddery to poor people.  Meh.


I'm currently at a manufacturing facility in the US (American owned) and our business is booming better than it has been in 30 years, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-04-01 03:14:41 PM
When people have to research your idea to make sure it isn't an April Fool's joke you might want to re-think things just a little bit.
 
2013-04-01 03:16:44 PM

cygnusx13: Capitalism. How does it work?


I'd have absolutely no problem with it if they...

a) Paid their fair share in taxes.

b) Weren't allowed to manipulate the CRIMINAL justice system and preferably politics as a whole.

c) Paid decent wages and reasonable benefits (some do... many don't).

d) Didn't freaking whine about the dirty poors so much.

It would also be nice if they didn't completely shut out any talent that doesn't fit their cookie cutter formula for "art" and spread a bit of the wealth amongst artists a little more evenly. Stripper/thug of the week could make a few mil less to allow some quality starving writers, actors, musicians, etc a chance to earn a living. There would be a lot less schlock being produced and the consumers might be more willing to fork over their hard earned cash for their entertainment.
 
2013-04-01 03:17:13 PM
Wasn't it bad enough when apple replaced the google maps with their own maps?

So I finally download google maps back...use it for a while...then try to save a location...and google maps asks me to login? WTH?!

I had actually downloaded whatsapp but refused to use it when asked for my phone number.
Can you companies just stick to streaming ads?
No need to get all completely personal.
 
2013-04-01 03:25:21 PM

Resident Muslim: apple


It's so you can sync maps between all your devices and use them offline.  How else are you supposed to do it genius?
 
2013-04-01 03:25:56 PM
And damn, that was supposed to be a quote of your whole dumb post, not just the word apple.
 
2013-04-01 03:31:58 PM

advres: And damn, that was supposed to be a quote of your whole dumb post, not just the word apple.


April Fools!
 
2013-04-01 03:32:32 PM

DarwiOdrade: From the headline, I thought maybe Siri had found a XXX theater.


I'm surprised that you and I appear to be the only ones who thought that. I assumed that was the reason to get paper towels before going to a picture show.
 
2013-04-01 03:33:31 PM

ajt167: I'm currently at a manufacturing facility in the US (American owned) and our business is booming better than it has been in 30 years, so I'm getting a kick.


Rule.  Exception.  Good on ya.
 
2013-04-01 03:43:16 PM

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


so it's not just my crappy insurance then?

CVS told me that the only way my insurance would cover my pills was if I came every 15 days to the store, even though my prescription said I had over a month supply.
 
2013-04-01 03:43:30 PM
I have an Android, so no Siri.  But I still want to chime in and whine about invasive advertising...  Even if it is completely unrelated to cellphones, Apple or anything else...

How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, capatalism, bla bla bla.  It's still farked up.
 
2013-04-01 03:47:42 PM
From the company that brought you a 4 minute TV ad with one of the weirdest looking kids ever
 
2013-04-01 03:48:48 PM

durbnpoisn: I have an Android, so no Siri.  But I still want to chime in and whine about invasive advertising...  Even if it is completely unrelated to cellphones, Apple or anything else...

How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, capatalism, bla bla bla.  It's still farked up.


Cuz it would cost even more to have it commercial free...
 
2013-04-01 03:49:47 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?


The only use I've found for it (because of its bad voice recognition) has been to use to set my alarm at night. -It does that faster than i can manipulate it by hand (assuming it understands me the first time).
 
2013-04-01 04:04:11 PM

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

so it's not just my crappy insurance then?

CVS told me that the only way my insurance would cover my pills was if I came every 15 days to the store, even though my prescription said I had over a month supply.


Does your insurance company NOT offer mail-order prescriptions? O_o  Or is it that these pills of which you speak  are so special... ly regulated that you absolutely positively must get them 15 days at a time?

No, really, I'm asking... because Mrs. EspiaBoricua has had prescriptions under both scenarios: her 'regular pills' are on a mail-order basis, but she had some last year that had to be prescribed every 15 days (stupid workers' comp).
 
2013-04-01 04:04:16 PM

stonicus: durbnpoisn: I have an Android, so no Siri.  But I still want to chime in and whine about invasive advertising...  Even if it is completely unrelated to cellphones, Apple or anything else...

How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, capatalism, bla bla bla.  It's still farked up.

Cuz it would cost even more to have it commercial free...


Oh, stop making sense!!
 
2013-04-01 04:06:29 PM
 Aiming to make commercials more engaging - and thus increase the number of people who actually act on them

Ha, no. The more aggressive the ad, the more likely I am to remember the product... and remember not to buy it.
 
2013-04-01 04:08:02 PM
Just for fun I think everyone should go back to the original 4gs launch thread wherein I was told that the computer from star trek was finally here. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha.
 
2013-04-01 04:12:15 PM
This will fill the void in my soul created by the cancellation of the cue:cat.
 
2013-04-01 04:18:02 PM

durbnpoisn: I have an Android, so no Siri.  But I still want to chime in and whine about invasive advertising...  Even if it is completely unrelated to cellphones, Apple or anything else...

How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, capatalism, bla bla bla.  It's still farked up.


Just wait till you see what you are paying for at 2AM.
 
2013-04-01 04:18:18 PM

bunner: ajt167: I'm currently at a manufacturing facility in the US (American owned) and our business is booming better than it has been in 30 years, so I'm getting a kick.

Rule.  Exception.  Good on ya.


The United States has been the world's largest manufacturer since World War 2. Ya rly.
 
2013-04-01 04:20:57 PM

toraque: 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.


Is there an app for that?
 
2013-04-01 04:24:08 PM

durbnpoisn: How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?


It's the frog in the pot of water, getting the heat turned up slowly.

Up until the 70s, companies would give away merchandise with their name on -- t-shirts, hats, maps. Nobody would pay for something that advertised for someone else -- that would be silly.

Then we stupid consumers started paying money to advertise for them so our friends would think we were all as cool as the lifestyles shown in their ads. We started watching the Super Bowl just to see the advertisements. OMG! That shirt has a little alligator on it! And that hat and shoes have a little graphic swooshy checkmark thingy! My friends will be so jealous that the swooshy thing on my shoes looks just like the swooshy things on Michael Jordan's shoes!

After a while, they figured out they could convince us to pay directly for the advertisements, then pay again when we bought products, because ads are cool.
 
2013-04-01 04:38:04 PM

toraque: bunner: ajt167: I'm currently at a manufacturing facility in the US (American owned) and our business is booming better than it has been in 30 years, so I'm getting a kick.

Rule.  Exception.  Good on ya.

The United States has been the world's largest manufacturer since World War 2. Ya rly.


And we coasted on our post war laurels and the standard of  living it created for fifty years.  And now that's being dismantled for cheaper labor, lax laws and tons of natural resources that aren't depleted or protected.  Stay tuned.
 
2013-04-01 04:42:29 PM

NutWrench: 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."


And then we got cable TV and since we were paying a subscription fee to get it, there were NO advertisements. That's right, around the clock, and the only thing they showed besides the feature films were the trailers for the other films they were showing.
 
2013-04-01 04:45:33 PM
Still say they should pay me or for the services I use if there are interstitial ads everywhere.

/Advertisement plays before Google Voice connects the call on the 'free' android phone
/Facebook phone 'free' cellular service contingent on Facebook logged-in status, opt-in to GPS tracking, and auto-check-in.
 
2013-04-01 04:45:51 PM
If I could control the store, venue and products that show up in those kind of results, and if I could opt-in and opt-out, then that would be a welcome feature. One of the first things I do when I goto a city or a part of the city I'm not familiar with is look for a golden spoon (frozen yogurt). If my smart phone nav could cut out the middle man and save me some data by doing the search without maps, what's the harm?
 
2013-04-01 04:49:50 PM

durbnpoisn: How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?


Or my Cable Favorite: I pay a subscription fee to get access to channels where I can pay for movies.
 
2013-04-01 04:50:56 PM

DarwiOdrade: From the headline, I thought maybe Siri had found a XXX theater.


Yes, that was my thought as well. It knew he was going to need those paper towels. I wonder how Siri knew he already had lotion, though. It's uncanny.
 
2013-04-01 05:21:43 PM

bunner: ajt167: I'm currently at a manufacturing facility in the US (American owned) and our business is booming better than it has been in 30 years, so I'm getting a kick.

Rule.  Exception.  Good on ya.


I, for one, blame Fartbongo for his predicament.
 
2013-04-01 05:36:31 PM
If you're going to watch p0rn, I can see where that might be helpful.
 
2013-04-01 05:43:02 PM

cygnusx13: I, for one, blame Fartbongo for his predicament.


Yes, yes.. always remember, as long as you have a sockpuppet to blame, your guy is better.  Democracy!  The president is a store  window mannequin and has been for a long time.  Don't forget to blame the next show pony that gets installed by the 1%.
 
2013-04-01 05:46:48 PM
Here's the breakdown.

Party A promises change under the guise of "the common man should not be oppressed".

Party B openly supports the sh*t that needs changing under the guise of "play along, and you won't have to be a commoner".

The fact that we even pay attention to this plate glass lucid bullsh*t story is amazing.
 
2013-04-01 05:53:06 PM

stuhayes2010: 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.


Actually by selling the rankings, then the ads.  The former being quite lucratave.

Although it sucks since it kinda screws up relevance along the lines of who can pay vs. the truth.
 
2013-04-01 05:56:12 PM

Void_Beavis: Although it sucks since it kinda screws up relevance along the lines of who can pay vs. the truth.


www.tribunetalk.com

ORLY?  See a pattern?  A lot of business plan templates are borrowed..
 
2013-04-01 05:57:56 PM
And here I figured Siri just knew a lot more about the theaters subby normally frequents...
 
2013-04-01 06:15:43 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: And then we got cable TV and since we were paying a subscription fee to get it, there were NO advertisements. That's right, around the clock, and the only thing they showed besides the feature films were the trailers for the other films they were showing.


Which is why my most often-watched channel is TCM...
 
2013-04-01 06:17:46 PM

here to help: 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.


But, alas, I hear yonder a chorus of "thank you sir, may I have another"!

/a fool and their money
 
2013-04-01 06:27:32 PM
FTA : "Nuance also uses automatic volume and microphone sensitivity, so that the ad still works even in areas of high background noise. "

So it's going to be louder than the other data, right?
 
2013-04-01 06:33:09 PM

bunner: We, as a nation, don't make sh*t anymore.


Except for the part where you're droolingly, retardedly incorrect, you're spot-on.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-01 06:57:22 PM

MichiganFTL: 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.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

/oblig
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-01 07:08:04 PM

here to help: They should all be paired up, have their anuses sewn together then force fed Taco Bell and Popeye's chicken so the greasy burning poop gets pushed back and forth until they explode.


Sounds like you are looking for a revision of the "human centipede"

/not going to link it since there is no disclaimer strong enough for what your GIS will bring up.
 
2013-04-01 07:14:22 PM

Mode101: Dreams will one day be the only place you aren't bombarded with ads! *sigh*


... For a while.
 
2013-04-01 07:16:21 PM

sandbar67: 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!"


imgs.xkcd.com
Now you've done it.
 
2013-04-01 07:24:09 PM

a2jk: If you're paying for a service, you shouldn't have to endure commercials.  Same goes for cable TV.


Which is why I will never ever ever EVER have a subscription to satellite radio.
 
2013-04-01 07:24:58 PM

bunner: We, as a nation, don't make sh*t anymore.


You should get that thing checked out. Your brain I mean. I mean let's just forget about all the food grown here - hint: It's a fark ton. But we aren't talking about that, we're talking about manufacturing. Here's a link to the automobiles currently manufactured in the US -

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/06/19/automobiles/20090619-a ut o-plants-4.html?_r=0

I'd give you some more examples but I need to take off early from my twenty-year job at the construction company because I'm meeting my brother in-law  - who builds industrial cranes - after work and the traffic driving by Boeing is murder in the afternoon.

/to say american manufacturing is on the decline is true and fine. to say we no longer make anything here is pants on head retarded.
 
2013-04-01 07:54:41 PM
Iunno about you, but I absolutely love being served an ad while waiting for content, sitting through that ad, and then having the content crap out.

/yay?
 
2013-04-01 09:21:13 PM

Carousel Beast: bunner: We, as a nation, don't make sh*t anymore.

Except for the part where you're droolingly, retardedly incorrect, you're spot-on.


Except for the part where you probably cherry pick statistics and think that being a dime store  insult artist from your mommy's sewing room, you almost sound like a smart person.  I mean, that is your point to this offering top this discussion, isn't it?  Being a baselessly arrogant twat to let everybody know smart you must be?  Pissy, rude dildo does not equal educated.  Honest.
 
2013-04-01 09:24:19 PM

JohnBigBootay: You should get that thing checked out. Your brain I mean


See reply to carousel beast below.  Seriously.  I'm aware of the statistics.  Are you two aware that only 14 year old boys equate piss puddle grade snotty remarks with "being so smrt"?
 
2013-04-01 09:25:52 PM

JohnBigBootay: I'd give you some more examples but I need to take off early from my twenty-year job at the construction company because I'm meeting my brother in-law  - who builds industrial cranes - after work and the traffic driving by Boeing is murder in the afternoon.


So, now that we've established that you're rude and the whole world works like it does in your yard, do you know what an anecdote is?
 
2013-04-01 09:53:55 PM
Speaking of statistics, here's some.

www.creditwritedowns.com

I wouldn't buy it, though,  I mean, the bureau of labor statistics just makes sh*t up.  Hey, for all I know, they do although how they'd make money on it eludes me.  Not to mention that electronics manufacturing has all but been exported wholesale since the early  '80s.  We're running out of things to make that people need, the resources to make them and while modern electronics manufacturing is in decline all over the world, it was a sandwich we never got a very big bite of.  So no, comparatively we don't make a whole of stuff here anymore.  And land, water, minerals and things are wealth, not bank notes.  And the people pocketing those notes from offshore products ain't tipping the barista or the maid in the triple digits.  Don't even bother with the fact that US companies who still make things aren't very big on OJT.  It's changed.  And to believe otherwise is your privilege, but don't stumblef*ck up to me with a mouthful of snotty remarks and tell me otherwise.
 
2013-04-01 09:56:10 PM
I don't have a "smart" phone, but if I did, and I found it was infected with that marketing malware, I would rage-quit that sucker into the nearest brick, concrete, or granite surface.

I can guarantee you, if marketers could somehow beam their farkin' advertisements into your dreams, they would do it in a cocaine heartbeat.

/I shut off texting on my Motorola V600 a few years ago; never used that feature to begin with
//got fed up with getting "hot stock tips BUY NOW" messages every farking day
 
2013-04-01 10:09:07 PM
Your first mistake was using Siri for anything serious.
 
2013-04-02 02:00:51 AM

bunner: Speaking of statistics, here's some.

[www.creditwritedowns.com image 850x595]

I wouldn't buy it, though,  I mean, the bureau of labor statistics just makes sh*t up.  Hey, for all I know, they do although how they'd make money on it eludes me.  Not to mention that electronics manufacturing has all but been exported wholesale since the early  '80s.  We're running out of things to make that people need, the resources to make them and while modern electronics manufacturing is in decline all over the world, it was a sandwich we never got a very big bite of.  So no, comparatively we don't make a whole of stuff here anymore.  And land, water, minerals and things are wealth, not bank notes.  And the people pocketing those notes from offshore products ain't tipping the barista or the maid in the triple digits.  Don't even bother with the fact that US companies who still make things aren't very big on OJT.  It's changed.  And to believe otherwise is your privilege, but don't stumblef*ck up to me with a mouthful of snotty remarks and tell me otherwise.


Interesting. People have been saying for decades we don't make things in America, and now I see by the amazing graph you have presented that we only haven't made anything since 2001. What does the right side of the graph scale represent? I'm a dullard, I'm afraid, and am curious as to what all those scary numbers mean.
 
2013-04-02 02:30:05 AM
Waze has turned into shiat, but that's just my opinion. I'm happier paying $20/year to get directions sans advertisement from another vendor, as per the Capitalism Experience (TM). Different things are important to different people, and it's okay.
 
2013-04-02 02:38:08 AM
Fano:
Interesting. People have been saying for decades we don't make things in America, and now I see by the amazing graph you have presented that we only haven't made anything since 2001. What does the right side of the graph scale represent? I'm a dullard, I'm afraid, and am curious as to what all those scary numbers mean.

I hit the "show posts from ignored users" radio button for a quick refresh.  No idea why.
 
2013-04-02 02:49:49 AM

bunner: Fano:
Interesting. People have been saying for decades we don't make things in America, and now I see by the amazing graph you have presented that we only haven't made anything since 2001. What does the right side of the graph scale represent? I'm a dullard, I'm afraid, and am curious as to what all those scary numbers mean.

I hit the "show posts from ignored users" radio button for a quick refresh.  No idea why.


you have a radio button for fark? awesome.
 
2013-04-02 07:36:36 AM
Good headline. Subby gets one free internet, not good with any other offer or coupon. Limit one per person.
 
2013-04-02 08:00:23 AM
Mentions Siri several times

...

Shows photos of a Nexus
 
2013-04-02 11:21:14 AM

durbnpoisn: I have an Android, so no Siri.  But I still want to chime in and whine about invasive advertising...  Even if it is completely unrelated to cellphones, Apple or anything else...

How is it that we pay $160 for cable (if you're lucky), you get all these extra channels bundled together (no al la carte choicing), and even though you already PAY for the channel, you still have to sit through a ridiculous number of commercials?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, capatalism, bla bla bla.  It's still farked up.


Not only that, but considering some of those channels are home shopping channels, and the other channels are packed with shiatty reality shows that cost next to nothing to produce, they're really screwing you.

I also enjoy that while people scream about how distracting using even a hands-free cellphone is while you drive, I haven't heard much said about the glut of literally blinding electronic billboards blinking phone numbers in your face. "I know we're on the freeway & all, but could take the wheel for a minute? I gotta jot down this number for this varicose vein center!"
 
2013-04-02 12:23:36 PM

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


So you forgo the superiority and convenience of GPS directions simply to avoid something that might happen some day in the future?

25.media.tumblr.com
Your intellect is truly dizzying.
 
2013-04-03 10:18:53 AM

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

So you forgo the superiority and convenience of GPS directions simply to avoid something that might happen some day in the future?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 504x305]
Your intellect is truly dizzying.


I forego the spoon-feeding of GPS directions so that I actually know something about where I am, how I got there, and what's around me.  Spatial cognizance is a good thing.
 
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