Forgot your password?

Comment: Viv is a wet dream (Score 1) 161

by ElitistWhiner (#47664403) Attached to: New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

Apple doesn't push the arrow until the wood breaks. They take the pointy end, aim and ship (RealDevelopers). SteveJobs didn't want the iPhone to merely fix our gaze but service our needs. Siri could break the paradigm and shift its focus off the screen back onto our needs. Steve saw that, that opened up an entire handheld services market and Apple would own the abstract layer between services and customer through Siri.

Apple didn't drop the ball on Siri. Siri hit a threshold, limit or criticality beyond which Five9's reliability eroded. They had to build infrastructure, to host Siri demand. The marketplace would help test and build a Siri strong enough to bridge the paradigm. Its not there yet.

Developers ship and Viv stands at the pinnacle of dreams while Siri is shipping daily.

Comment: Giga market play (Score 2) 151

by ElitistWhiner (#46687543) Attached to: Tesla: A Carmaker Or Grid-Storage Company?

The real position in play is abstraction over the GRID and selling it back as a viable business model. EV's are transitional technologies on the way to the future. Tesla cars are proof-of-concepts that a future can work without petroleum dependancy. They spotlight those millions of tailpipe emissions which only electric and hydrogen eliminate.

Power markets refuse to invest in the capture of smokestack emissions at source so the exercise Tesla is running remains retail only. When hydrogen competes with electric fuel cells that day will mark petroleum's last tailpipe gasp. Then emissions at the smokestack are all that's left to capture then.

Tesla will be there and in position to sell you power for your business, home or car in whatever form required from an eco-conscious GRID that puts the cost of capture into the end product and puts producer's responsibility back onto the consumer end user.

Comment: Desperation or churning? (Score 0) 226

by ElitistWhiner (#45878877) Attached to: BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Maker Typo

Lawyers earn and no better way is there than to churn. In the interest of protecting a client, its a quick action to take because they can. Just because they could doesn't mean they should. SO this could be a legal action outside the sphere of Blackberry just doing what they do - churn to earn.

OR Blackberry in its desperation could be attacking all comers to its last remaining properties. It's interesting that there exists professionals for whom Blackberry remains an essential AND want to integrate other devices adding keyboard functionality. But this device looked like it was too much of a ' kludge' for my personal tastes. I chose not to pursue the $100 case for iPhone with keyboard.

AND I think that threshold barrier to purchase is reason enough that Blackberry have no case of patent infringement since keyboards have been around for awhile now. Adding a bluetooth keyboard case for iPhone doesn't equate to a Blackberry phone.

Comment: Euro-blindness incoming (Score 1) 295

by ElitistWhiner (#45873637) Attached to: CES: Laser Headlights Edge Closer To Real-World Highways

Europeans remark how comfortable and pleasant an experience driving in the U.S. at night. H.I.D. bright headlight illumination dominates there and people have no US-style incandescent headlamps which they prefer because it makes night vision so much more effective when driving against oncoming traffic.

Comment: Transitional door stop - EV (Score 1) 810

by ElitistWhiner (#45501383) Attached to: Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

That's right. EV, electric vehicles, are an industry solution to meeting NHTSA and EPA regulations that cars meet standards for GHG. Manufacturer's cars don't pass the standard, states close the door on their market. Its a bright, shiny doorstop. GM's EV-1 is the EV gold standard which the world deserves but obsoletes an entire petroleum industry in the process. So they had to crush every single example for posterity sake.

Hydrogen the technology wasn't ready, economically or infrastructure-wise for the 21st century. The zero emissions platform for the future is evolving slowly, infrastructure first. In the meantime, EV and HEV, keep the doors open for the manufacturers.

Comment: Bullshit (Score 1) 453

by ElitistWhiner (#45491525) Attached to: Imagining the Post-Antibiotic Future

On first principles this is bullshit. The public have been struggling to get antibiotics put back in the medicine bottle where it belongs. No one wants this stuff loosed. We struggle to get it our food paying premium prices for organic, antibiotic-free meats. We struggle to find it in the grocery isle to keep antibiotics out of products like our dish soap. This political bullshit right here on Slashdot in our face as the ' public' made us do it. Its the ' public' responsibility. Fuck off I say to BigPharma exactly the way BigTobacco. A moron understands the negative ramifications of antibiotic use. Stand up, push back and blow back JonQPublic.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990