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Comment Not quite seeing the point (Score 4, Insightful) 49

Outside of a conversational AI, I don't want my software to work differently depending on what mood it thinks I'm in. For every app that would actually benefit from this I foresee a hundred 'Clippy's.

'You seem frustrated! Let's start a tutorial of my basic features...'
'Hey—did you know you're angry? Here's some cute kittens that are sure to cheer you up!'
'I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over...'

Comment Re:kessel run (Score 1) 227

For once he was cleverer than we give him credit for:

http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/S...

HAN
Fast ship? You've never heard of the
Millennium Falcon?

BEN
Should I have?

HAN
It's the ship that made the Kessel
run in less than twelve parsecs!

Ben reacts to Solo's stupid attempt to impress them with
obvious misinformation.

Comment Re:Uh oh...Batman becomes real? (Score 1) 40

Unless you're sleeping in a dormitory they don't need directionality; the phone can assume any fluctuation (doppler/impluse response/etc) comes from your movement.

The phone's tiny speaker and mic can probably reach 20-24khz, which is *barely* ultrasonic but outside most human hearing. Your pets may no longer want to sleep with you, however.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer

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