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Comment Re:Probably nothing (Score 1) 301

It's hard to imagine ever wanting to code by talking or writing.

I don't care if voice recognition or handwriting interpretation gets to 100% accuracy - they're still significantly slower than I can type. And accurately positioning a cursor, now done quickly with a mouse or trackpad, would be horribly inefficient by voice (and, frankly, even touch screens are a big step backward for this purpose).

These methods could be very useful as supplementary input for certain specific use cases, so I do want to see them continue to advance... but they're not going to do away with our current input devices.

Comment Re:Get over it (Score 1) 173

I haven't been to a movie theater in 10-15 years.

I originally stopped going because the experience was bad: high prices, noisy audiences, smaller screens, more crowded seats. And while some theaters are now addressing the latter two items, it's too late for me - I've found I'm perfectly happy watching movies on my flat-panel TV at home, eating my own popcorn, and having a "pause" button handy when I need to go to the bathroom.

Comment Re:They got caught listening in! (Score 1) 48

It is interesting how the ready response to those of us who’ve expressed concerns about these drvices has been a dismissive “they aren’t sending audio back to the mothership all the time, that’s silly, you have to explicitly trigger them” - yet here we have case #1 showing an example of exactly what we were worried about.

For that matter, who’s to say some three-letter organization didn’t tweak the manufacturing specs to intentionally cause this?

Comment I'll be curious to see how this works with iTunes (Score 1) 48

With movies using the Disney system, you could actually download a DRM-protected copy of the movie to your Mac.

I joined the Disney program when it first started - they were offering a free copy of "The Incredibles" for signing up. It's still the only movie in my Disney-run vault.

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