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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 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
 
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