DrEvil » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:19 pm wrote:Pele'sDaughter » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:17 pm wrote:We have Iphones. My son told me that this morning as he was walking out the door he got a message from google that his route to work is clear and it was going to take x minutes to get to his destination. How did it know he was leaving at that moment or where he was going? Google maps was not open or running in the background.
Sounds like Google Now, the "AI" assistant. It learns from experience and is always looking at things like your phone's GPS (no need for Google maps to be open). It's probably learned that your son leaves his house (it knows it's his house because he spends every night there) at about the same time each day, and it also knows that he goes to the same place every day and spends x hours there, so it assumes it's his job (it probably also checked with a map and confirmed that he goes to a business address). Couple that with up to date traffic data and it can spit out a message like the one your son got.
At least it's not a pot smoking, racist anti-feminist troll. Yet.
82_28 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:02 am wrote:RE pot smoking, I was talking to a neighbor this morning and we got to talking about the fact that mentioning weed use is safe now. Hey, wanna go get stoned? Or hey, you got any extra buds? Etc. We used to have to have code words.
Microsoft is reaching out to Linux developers in a way that the company never has before. "The Bash shell is coming to Windows. Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows," said Microsoft's Kevin Gallo on stage at today's Build 2016 keynote. The announcement received an uproarious applause from the crowd. The new functionality will be enabled as part of this summer's Anniversary Update to Windows 10.
"This is not a VM. This is not cross-compiled tools. This is native," he said. "We've partnered with Canonical to offer this great experience, which you'll be able to download right from the Windows Store." Third-party tools have enabled this sort of thing for years, but a direct partnership between Microsoft and Canonical should offer even more flexibility and convenience for developers who prefer using these binaries and tools.
More importantly, it represents Microsoft's refreshing stance on open-source development. VP Terry Myerson teased "more coming soon" in regards to other possibilities signaling a modernized and extremely open Windows 10. This blog post by Microsoft's Scott Hanselman offers a deeper explanation of the move. "This is brilliant for developers that use a diverse set of tools like me," he said. "This is a genuine Ubuntu image on top of Windows with all the Linux tools I use."
DrEvil » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:14 pm wrote:^^Something I've always wondered: How many false alarms do the feds get from Wisconsin (the Dungeon & Dragons "heartland")?
In one modern era espionage game (Top Secret) I played in the guy who wrote the adventure called up a cruise liner and asked for detailed blueprints of a specific ship because he wanted to simulate a terrorist attack (he didn't get the blueprints).
This was before the internet. I can only imagine the kind of searches gamers do today.
Edit: this was a reply to your previous post.
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Harvey » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:29 pm wrote:You buy it because advertising executives with a staff of psychology students exploiting value systems of esteem and prestige tell you to.
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