Speaking to your phone makes you look crazy and snob so for that reason I'M OUT
Haha yeah I remember back in the day when all you could do was speak into a phone.
This is such a waste of time. Why can't talented programmers spend their efforts on more productive activities. Write the next great game, etc. If you want Siri, buy an effing iPhone. I know I'm in the (very small) minority here, but I just don't understand hackers.
Me either, but the first product that Woz and Jobs made and sold was a telephone system hacking device. So from this we can see that sometimes other things can evolve from hacking at other peoples work.
I cannot for the life of me think of any reason anyone would want or need siri on any platform. Thanks but no..
Haha, this reminds me of what I said when I first saw VisiCalc. I think Siri is cool, it is in the realms of the Star Trek Enterprise computer where they interfaced using voice. Siri obviously has a way to go, but i think it is still Beta, unless I am wrong.
Fire with fire.
Which rarely makes sense, especially when dealing with actual fire.
I think we should bring this into the 21st century and change it to "fight pew pew with pew pew"
In my opinion this all about managing the perception on whether or not a particular piece of software is a required component for any particular os distribution and whether the distro managers have the right to decide what they include and what they don't for any reason.
I am reminded of incident recently where to set up a particular development environment on my fedora desktop box required the use of apache as a reverse proxy, which only required very simple configuration of the httpd.conf file. Assisting someone setup their Ubuntu desktop box not only required installing apache and configuration, but also adding the required apache modules, not overly difficult, but annoying me none the less. It was my perception that the Ubuntu desktop provided an inferior solution than Fedora, but to the many Ubuntu fans that I work with, this was a non issue, because it was still possible to add the webserver and required modules. "And who needs a webserver on a desktop anyway"
I was unconvinced until recently I needed to install nmap on my mac os x box, and I realise that its all a matter of perspective and what is important to me and what i am prepared to accept in an os distribution of what and what not should be included.
I see the the inclusion or exclusion of sqlninja the same way, totally abstract from the deciding reasonings of the os distributor. It really does not matter if its included by default or easily obtainable in a package, it is still possible to do, so therefore not important, it is just someone else's opinion on what should and should not be rightfully included.
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman