Forgot your password?

Comment: Standard War Room activities (Score 4, Informative) 346

by z_gringo (#45367955) Attached to: "War Room" Notes Describe IT Chaos At
All that reads like pretty standard War Room activities for a launch of this size. There is a reason they chose the name "War Room" for these things. It is just a central location where issues are triaged, and it can be chaotic after a launch. This is an example of the press trying to make a big story out of something that isn't news by reporting on something that most people don't understand.

I would be more concerned by the lack of a war room than from war room chaos.

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 1) 304

by z_gringo (#42461079) Attached to: HP Cuts Workforce By 5%, Looks To Probe GM Hires
HP is going after GM. The contract that they are talking about is the contract that HP has with GM not a contract between HP and its employees. HP will be seeking compensation from GM in this case as there is most likely a contract preventing GM from poaching HP's employees.

Nevertheless, Once HP makes it public that they are laying off a large number of employees, it only makes sense that the HP employees on the GM account would first explore their options with GM. I would bet that the HP employees initiated this and not GM, but that is why HP wants to depose them.

Comment: Re:Siri and translation (Score 1) 185

by z_gringo (#37739296) Attached to: Google Improves Android Translator To Battle Siri
Not only does Siri not do translations, the command / control functions that she is supposed to do, are extremely limited. Siri, at least for me, fails to work most of the time even for the incredibly simple tasks that I have tried, such as calling contacts and playing certain songs.

For example, Siri can set the alarm for 6:00am, but if I want that alarm to be set for every weekday, that task is too complex for her.

Siri can play songs, provided that your song list is filled with popular songs in english by artists with English sounding names, but if you are using Siri in English and happen to have songs in German by German artist, then Siri is useless. Ditto for making calls to contacts whose names aren't common names for the language you are using Siri in.

Siri actually doesn't seem to be much better than IBMs voice recognition software that I used nearly 20 years ago.

I can't see why anyone is remotely impressed with Siri, it is just a useless waste of time as far as I can tell. Google translate, on the other hand seems really impressive with being able to recognize the speech and translate it to another language.

"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen