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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 01:46:17 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.
 
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