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Posted on 01-14-18 12:08:58 AM Link | Quote
In cases like that, I am quite able to put in the location details myself, thanks.

But I mean more like, news sites. Your shitty homepage doesn't need to know where I live.
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Posted on 01-14-18 01:35:38 AM Link | Quote
Personally I'm a huge fan of "[bad website] would like to send you notifications"

How about you throw yourself into the sun
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Posted on 01-22-18 11:27:32 PM Link | Quote
Absolutely not, and never can you cajole, coerce, or force me into getting one.

Remove surveillance capitalism! Ideally retroactively!
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Posted on 01-22-18 11:30:03 PM Link | Quote
masto has been asking me persistently to register mastodon dot social as an app for mastodon webpages

i just... what? no go away
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Posted on 01-26-18 10:36:57 PM Link | Quote
I got an Echo Dot for Christmas last year.
I've only used it for checking the weather when I don't want to turn on my PC.

...[shrug emoji]
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Posted on 01-26-18 11:07:14 PM Link | Quote
My husband is interested in this Mycroft open source thingy.
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Posted on 01-27-18 11:55:13 AM (last edited by rakiru at 01-27-18 11:59:31 AM) Link | Quote
Unfortunately, Mycroft still uses cloud speech recognition, afaik. They've claimed they're going for full open source and will eventually not rely on uploading your audio to some random place on the internet, but their OpenSTT repo has been empty for 2 years now.

Edit: My bad, it sounds like the idea is to eventually move from sending data to Google, to sending data to them, but to open source whatever they run. So, still uploading audio, but at least it's not to Google; I'm not sure I care about that distinction, personally.
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Posted on 01-28-18 05:04:56 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by rakiru
Unfortunately, Mycroft still uses cloud speech recognition, afaik. They've claimed they're going for full open source and will eventually not rely on uploading your audio to some random place on the internet, but their OpenSTT repo has been empty for 2 years now.

Edit: My bad, it sounds like the idea is to eventually move from sending data to Google, to sending data to them, but to open source whatever they run. So, still uploading audio, but at least it's not to Google; I'm not sure I care about that distinction, personally.

I'm not sure I'm all that keen on the idea, but he reckons that little kids instantly "get" voice command stuff, so it'll be good for the kid when he's talking and stuff.
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Posted on 01-30-18 05:17:26 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
Personally I'm a huge fan of "[bad website] would like to send you notifications"

How about you throw yourself into the sun


Reminds me that I still need to painstakingly go through every single website I use, occassionally or otherwise, and set up my allowed/blocked settings for both NoScript and Adblock.

One of the downsides to a new laptop, particularly when you haven't brought in the old one for monitor repair yet and doing anything on it takes effort.
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Posted on 02-07-18 03:22:53 PM (last edited by Ben_ at 02-07-18 03:23:43 PM) Link | Quote
I honestly don't think this deadicated voice assistant thing will catch on.

The convenience of it is underwhelming, and definitely wouldn't justify the price.
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Posted on 02-07-18 03:46:44 PM Link | Quote
honestly,

some of us don’t want to talk, much less talk to some robot assistant.

i can see how it’s “useful” to some ppl, but i’d probably not get one.

i hate the notifications prompt tho, worst part.
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