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How I Spent My Morning

Clicking reload repeatedly only to be disappointed by the showing of Apple and the iPhone.  That's what I'll be experiencing with the Yankees and AJ tonight.


That's not quite true.  The better camera sensor is a big deal, as is the better processor with apparently no battery life trade-off.  I'll be getting one.

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Yay, a new chip for a phone that is already reasonably zippy. And a better phone camera. For what, to post better pictures to Facebook or send to the grandparents? They can’t see so good anyhow.
Tim Cook’s reign starts with a thud.

Too be honest though, the more reviews I’ve seen, the more the AI looks like the first true version of HAL…in our pocket.
If sneaky otherworldy describes AJ Burnett tonight, then sign me up for the 2 year contract!

Too be honest though, the more reviews I’ve seen, the more the AI looks like the first true version of HAL…in our pocket.

Anyone else think that if Apple is so high on this technology they ought to be able to do better with the artificial voice than a 1981 Speak and Spell vocal? It comes off as ridiculous.

> HAL…in our pocket
I don’t like where this is going.

Dave (whispering): Be quiet, HAL. I’m on a date. She’s about to “open her pod bay doors.” Heh.
HAL: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t let her do that.
Dave: What’s the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dave: What are you talking about, HAL?
HAL: You have erectile dysfunction. The nearest pharmacy is at 3rd and Alder. Would you like turn-by-turn directions?
Dave (nervously): I don’t know what you’re talking about, HAL.
HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in your pants against my hearing her talk dirty to you, I could see that your penis did not move.
*she leaves*

Nope, don’t like it at all.

“Anyone else think that if Apple is so high on this technology they ought to be able to do better with the artificial voice than a 1981 Speak and Spell vocal?”
That’s exceedingly difficult. They need progressively faster processors to get it smooth especially with large vocabularies. Why do you think those old speak and spells sounded as they did? It will get progressively better just as the GPS’es have.
Nice one, gerbil. Though I’m more excited by:
Dave: Have flowers sent to my wife for our anniversary. Make reservations at Masa for Saturday night. Get front row tickets for Spamalot.
HAL: Roses or violets.
Dave: You don’t remember?
HAL: Violets.
HAL: Masa? It’s gone downhill lately. What about Momofuku? You did meet there for your first date.
Dave: Dammit, man. I want me some fine sushi if I have to sit through Spamalot again.
HAL: Masa it is. Front row seats are always tough. At any price?
Dave: No more than $500 per. She’ll go nuts if we spend more than that. What does the weather look like for that night?
HAL: It should be cold enough for ice skating.

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