Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 09:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "XDA member vari9 points us to an app developed by a few devs over at dexetra that basically does the same exact thing as Siri. Total development time? 8 hours, according to the devs. Needless to say, this little amount of time put in the app almost guarantees that it is in alpha stage and as such you are likely to receive weird answers or no answers at all, but as with everything in the world of Android, this is a work in progress, which will flourish rather soon due to the large interest that was generated on this technology thanks to Apple's marketing efforts." It's quite clearly not on the same level as Siri, but the fact these developers managed to get this far this quickly is pretty impressive. Then again, as long as Iris keeps interpreting 'Fiona Apple' as 'Fianna Apple', 'owner Apple' or 'George Bush' (?!), it's completely pointless to me. In any case, it's free on the Android Market.
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RE: Too Euro centric
by jack_perry on Thu 20th Oct 2011 17:59 UTC in reply to "Too Euro centric"
jack_perry
Member since:
2005-07-06

I tried asking iris who won the world series in 2010, and it recommended I follow the world cup instead.


Well, that's just plain good advice. +1 to iris.

Edit, wanted to change the title to "Iris mini review" , but it won't let me. I'm just asking for it to understand baseball, is that too much?


Does anyone?

;-)

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RE[2]: Too Euro centric
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 20th Oct 2011 19:03 in reply to "RE: Too Euro centric"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

World cup is fine by me. I do actually follow it. Its not bad by any means, but I'm not a fan of the nationalistic pride in drapes itself in. I prefer following club football.

But baseball of all the American sports is becoming a nerd's paradise as there are many attributes to track and enough games played each season ( 162 per team ) for them to be statistically relevant. It rewards the patient fan.

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RE[3]: Too Euro centric
by ricegf on Fri 21st Oct 2011 10:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Too Euro centric"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I'm not usually a fan, but living in Arlington it's impossible not to watch the World Series (unless I just wanted to be passive in most conversations during the day).

And I gotta admit - the first two games have shown some incredibly athletic plays. Like the Ranger's double play last night - poetry in motion - or the catch and glove-toss to 2nd base. I usually watch American football (I love short periods of extreme violence punctuated by committee meetings, I guess ;-), but this could be worth some side brain cells while working on next summer's projects.

Helps that my grandson is a baseball fanatic, too.

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