The mountain seems to be the famous Corcovado Montain (the one with the big Jesus statue on top) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. See here for comparison.
I have a Brazilian accent. Tried to use Siri a couple of times. It was the exact same experience as the guy in that Scottish video.
Yup. I'm on 2.3.4. No Carrier IQ.
A lot of T-Mobile phones have it, and so does a lot of HTC ones as well. But the G2 somehow doesn't.
My T-Mobile HTC G2 doesn't have it either.
"people now expect that you should be able to expect to speak ordinary English — and be understood"
I've been living in the US for 28 years. My English is quite decent. Yet I have a Brazilian accent. Siri doesn't understand a word I say.
Funny enough the email from Google about this ended up in my Gmail's "Spam" folder.
The infrastructure for fuel-cell vehicles isn't ready. But the concept makes far more sense than battery-powered electric cars that need several hours of recharging.
Fuel cell cars do not run on combustion. I suggest you read on what a fuel-cell it. It generates electricity via a chemical process, not via a generator.
And yes, the infrastructure to support it isn't there yet. But neither was the infrastructure for cell phones just a couple of decades ago. Doesn't mean the idea should be abandoned.
A little disclaimer: I'm an environmentalist, I work for an international environmental organization, bicycle commuter, haven't owned a car in over 15 years, and spend my vacations volunteering at animal rescue facilities.
I've been reading a lot of "the Top Gear guys are petrolheads who only care about big petrol engines" and such comments. One thing a lot of people seem to be forgetting about this case is that, on the same episode where they tested the Tesla, they also tested the Honda Civic Electric Fuel Cell. And guess what? They had nothing but high praise for the Honda.
One may argue that they didn't push the Honda nearly as hard as they pushed the Tesla, but that is because they were holding each car to the candle of what each manufacturer claims. Honda claims their car is just a Honda Civic. Reliable user-friendly everyday transportation. So that's how it was tested it. Just like every other reliable user-friendly everyday transportation vehicle they test on the show. The Tesla on the other hand describes their car as a supercar. So they did the tests the same way they do all other supercars. On the track at high speeds. The Honda succeeded as reliable user-friendly everyday transportation. Yet the Tesla failed miserably as a supercar. That is all there is to it.
So no, this has nothing to do with Clarkson being a petrolhead. Yes, he is a petrohead and an ass. Vey funny, but an ass nevertheless. I highly disagree with most of his opinions about just about anything. But I think both tests were spot on.
I'm far from being an Apple fanboy or defender. But it doesn't look like a lawsuit to me. They send them an email telling the company to stop. It wasn't even an official cease and desist letter.
So, you assume everyone who rides bicycles are "hipsters in stretch pants"?
I haven't owned a car in 16 years. Unless they have a way to attach a tracking device to one of my bicycles where it is hidden from view, I wish them luck.