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Comment: Re:OK Google? (Score 1) 16

by squiggleslash (#48651785) Attached to: Chromebook Gets "OK Google" and Intel's Easy Migration App

Basically the idea is you walk up to your Chromebook, and without touching anything you say "OK Google what are my appointments today?"

The Chromebook will then say "About 15,700,000 results (0.39 seconds) "Ok Google" and voice search - Search Help - Google Help â ... â How to use the app Google For example, say "Ok Google" do I need an umbrella tomorrow" to see if ... Note: You need to have Google Now turned on for some of these examples to ... Create a Google Calendar event: "Create a calendar event for dinner in San Francisco, Saturday at 7 PM." See your upcoming bills: "My bills" or "My Comcast bills 2013. Google now Google Google Now brings you the information you want, when you need it. Ok Google now, what's my next appointment no longer working ... â Motorola Android Phones â Moto X (2013) Aug 26, 2014 - 9 posts - âZ3 authors Anyone else having trouble with "Okay Google Now, what's my next appointment?" It stopped working for me about a week ago. It was one of ... Google Now - Show me appointments for this week and ... 25 posts Oct 13, 2013 Assist - Meetings not working? - Android Forums at ... 21 posts Aug 21, 2013 More results from How to get the best out of Google Now - Digital Trends â Mobile Jul 28, 2014 - If you'd like to know how to properly set up Google Now and learn about ... If you have a Nexus 5 or you install the Google Now Launcher then you can simply say âoeOk Googleâ on your home ... When is my next appointment? [Q] Why is Google Now not telling me "w⦠| Samsung Galaxy S III ... Sep 15, 2012 - 10 posts - âZ7 authors I have been trying to get Google Now to tell me what my next appointment is but all it ever seems to do is web search and not actually look at ... 6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now - Gizmodo Gizmodo Sep 20, 2014 - Here are seven simple steps you can take to turn Google Now into your personal ... to remind you that you're about to be late for an appointment. ... Voice allows you to turn your tablet into a hands-free device: with OK Google Detection, you ... Commands like "Show me all of my photos from Kalamazoo" or ... The Ultimate Guide to Using Google Now as Your Personal ... Dec 6, 2013 - Google Now is more expansive and feature rich than ever before, and it's built ... Next Appointment - Info for nearing Google Calender Events. ..... off my HTC One, the first thing I do is unlock my device and say, "OK Google". Google Now tip: say "Show me my calendar" : Android - Reddit reddit Nov 25, 2013 - I got a card displaying a lot of my upcoming events and it read off the date, time, ... "ok google, show me a list of everything i can tell you to do.". Google Now nearly on your computer with Google's voice ... Nov 27, 2013 - In Android 4.4, you can speak the âoeOK Googleâ hotword and perform a ... I was also able to get Google to recite my next scheduled appointment, ... Why it's time for Google to fix Google Now â" Tech News ... Mar 29, 2014 - (I told Google Now about my actual place of work many moons ago, .... Thus, when I book an appointment outside of work, I would expect Google Now to .... constant false positives GN gives when it thinks ive said âoeok google.â.:

And afer showing you an ad for OK Google it will then let you go to the next page of links.

Comment: Re:false summary is false (Score 2) 16

by squiggleslash (#48651761) Attached to: Chromebook Gets "OK Google" and Intel's Easy Migration App

I've read your reponse three times and it looks like you're responding to an entirely different claim:

Their claim: Chromebooks out-sold iPads.

Your apparent rebuttle: Apple's combined laptops and tablets outsold laptops and tablets running Google platforms in one sector, education, according to an Apple advocacy site.

Their claim may be easy to knock down, I don't know: it's unsourced, and it certainly sounds a little odd (the iPad is a remarkably popular platform, for it to be beaten by something most people seem to have never heard of seems strange and is either wrong, or we've severely underestimated the Chromebook's widespread appeal), but you don't appear to address it in any way whatsoever, and the argument you do make lacks a credible source.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 377

Funny thing is C# isn't where .NET is and isn't where its popularity comes from. is why .NET is popular, and unfortunately why the GP is wrong.

Shame, but I'm hoping an influx of interest now the platform is open source will move .NET more towards C#. And I hope the superiority of C# to tJPL will, ultimately, move Enterprises to the platform. Java has stagnated in large part because its real competition - that nobody wants to admit - are PHP and Visual BASIC. And, ironically given Oracle's actions against Google, Android is the only thing giving non-Enterprise developers exposure to the language and keeping it in the public eye.

A sudden popularity in C# may push Java to be more relevant, and if Java fails, we might see some interesting moves in areas that have traditionally been Java based.

Comment: Re:"Cultural arrogance" (Score 1) 125

by hey! (#48647795) Attached to: US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

Where is the "only public enemy number one" rule written down?

Mockery is what we do to political leaders, our own included. Some of us even mock political leaders we support. And that's the test of whether you truly believe in someone or in a system. Everybody mocks people they disagree with, it takes real confidence to mock people you agree with. At least that's the way Americans view things. A leader who can't take a ribbing is weak, and the more elaborate the display of machismo or military trappings the weaker we think he is.

Comment: Re:What took them so long? (Score 1) 193

by hey! (#48646633) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

You can turn that question around. Given the manifest possibility of such a act, why haven't more organizations taken steps to prevent them?

We keep hearing from the companies attacked and the press that these attacks are "sophisticated", but this attack started with a simple spear phishing attack. People use "sophisticated" to mean "more trouble than we were prepared for."

Comparisons to Stuxnet seem overblown and (in some cases) self-serving. Stuxnet was designed to undermine systems the perpetrator had no access to; it would work even if the administrators of the target system successfully locked the attacker out. In this case the administrator failed to secure the network from the attacker.

Not every persistent threat is an advanced one.

Comment: Re:What took them so long? (Score 4, Insightful) 193

by JaredOfEuropa (#48645999) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'
Sure, information needs to be passed back and forth between the office and the plant. The first step in security is to assume that your office network is the same as "the Internet": you don't know what's on there, it is full of malware and hackers, and they are actively out to try and get you. Assume your office network fully compromised, and secure the production network accordingly.

Comment: Re: Simple answer... (Score 1) 473

by anagama (#48644511) Attached to: Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

I won't vote for either the GOP or DNC as a protest vote. I get that it is a protest vote and my candidates (I'd vote for Satan if he ran as a third party candidate, barring any 3d party candidates, I vote for my cat) and that my candidate won't win. The best hope I have is to be perceived as a spoiler which _might_ shift a party my direction.

The simple fact is, the GOP and DNC totally agree on all of those issues. We basically have two Republican parties: the one in favor of gay marriage and abortion, and the one against. But if I expect that voting for GOP or DNC candidates will change anything I mentioned above, I would be deluded.

So in fact, we do have people to blame other than ourselves. We can blame the people that own the parties and we can blame the parties for a lack of actual choice. And I suppose we can blame "ourselves" -- or at least those who affiliate with either party -- for thinking there is one ioata of difference between the parties.

Comment: Re:Things happen - multiple things (Score 2) 60

by hey! (#48642965) Attached to: Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction

Back in the early 90s I had the opportunity of participating on a paleontological expedition to the badlands of Montana. The soil was built up over hundreds of millions of years and flooding cut through the soft soil leaving a stratigraphy that is dramatic and easy to read. You can even see the Chicxulub ejecta, a chocolate brown horizontal line about the width of your hand.

Now whole dinosaur skeletons are a rare find. You can spend a whole season tramping through the badlands and never find two bones that go together. But individual bones are more common, and bone fragments are more common still, and experts can often identify the group of dinosaurs or even the species of dinosaur a bone fragment came from, often a surprisingly small fragment of bone.

What we were doing was assembling a database of species found by layer, which in turn maps to era. What the PI was finding was a shift towards species with anatomical adaptations to deal with heat. His opinion was that there was already a climate driven adaptive stress on the dinosaur population, which turned the aftermath of the Chicxulub impact into a knock-out blow.

So the idea that there was more going on than an asteroid impact is hardly new. People were thinking that way twenty years ago.

Comment: Re:False Falg? (Score 3, Insightful) 231

by hey! (#48642825) Attached to: North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

One thing every thoughtful fan of the mystery story knows is that in real life, motivation tells you very little about who done what. That's because *most* people, when faced with a problem, don't even consider murder. Murderers are not typical people.

The same goes for hackers. When companies first started putting Internet connections back in the 90s in I would explain that they need to start taking steps to secure their networks, and almost without exception the response was "Why? Why would anyone be interested in hacking *us*?" And I had to explain that the Internet was accessible to *everyone*, including people whose motivations and ways of thinking would make no sense to them.

Motivation may have limited use in perhaps identifying some possible suspects, but it's not probative of anything. You can't rule anyone out or in based on what you think their motivations are or should be. The only way to know that somebody has done something is by following the chain of evidence that leads to some concrete action they've taken.

"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan