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Comment Jarvis or Siri? (Score 4, Insightful) 115

There is quite a large jump between saying "I'm going to build my own AI like Jarvis from Iron Man" and then saying "I'll use this AI to help me turn on the lights or listen to music".

Is it going to be a glorified Amazon Echo / Apple Siri or will it actually be able to predict what you're doing and what you need help with?

Comment Re:pirate bay un|blocked (Score 1) 100

Why are you so angry? Also, The Pirate Bay isn't "back" as per - "Update: Just to be clear,,, and others are mirrors not affiliated with the original site. They serve old content (no new uploads) and are not TPB resurrections. If the site reappears it will be on the original .se domain."

Comment Re:Not-so-accurate source (Score 1) 487

"I know most clients clocks are not precise, but if they have their timezone wrong, I don't why that's the BBCs fault."

The whole issue here is that someone complained that the BBC's clock was wrong...while the whole time the BBC was using the local user's computer time as the source. So the end user having their timezone wrong would bring us back to step 1 in this dilemma. Hence why the problem isn't as easy as you think it seems to be.

The BBC can't use anything set locally on the end user's machine this basically leaves the IP address as an attempt to find the correct location, now try and find an IP -> geographical location database that is 100% accurate, as if it isn't accurate for one user...we're back to step 1 of this dilemma as that person can then complain that the BBC clock is wrong.

Comment Re:Area? (Score 1) 99

If I'm in doors within an old building with thick walls I may only be able to get 5kB/s If I'm in a sports stadium and it's half time with everyone trying to use their phone at the same time, I may get 0kB/s and not be able to do anything. Both of these are true "minimum" speeds that can happen fairly frequently. What it sounds like the bill should be asking for is the average data speed.

Comment Re:Not really (Score 2) 47

You're sort of right. Opera on the iPhone doesn't use WebKit, it handles reading the page on the Opera server and then sends you the image of the page to your phone. The majority of other third party web browsers do get forced to use WebKit but there is a very good reason to use them over the default Safari app. I use Atomic Web and it's got adblocking built in as well as a true full screen mode. That's just 2 of the 10's of little additions that make it such a more enjoyable/feature rich experience than the standard browser bundled with the phone.

Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 47

I'm an iPhone user that uses Atomic Web as my default browser and uses the Cydia tweak 'BrowserChanger' to make the phone open all URLs with Atomic Web instead of Safari. But then I'm of the opinion that if I wasn't able to jailbreak my phone and install the useful tweaks I probably wouldn't have an iPhone at all. Until the time that there is no available jailbreak, you shouldn't view the iPhone through the eyes of what it can't do out of the box.

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