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 It might not just be about city size but about what APIs the city provides. e.g. Sydney has JSON APIs offering timetables and live information:http://www.transportnsw.info/en/about/transport-data-program.page
A great loss to the world.
I've read the entire Ender series and the Bean series. The speaker for the dead concept was one that stuck in my mind too. But it would have to be someone really good at it to make it work, else it could be a disaster.
 I'm sure there are many different ways to implement it, but I was talking about the two essential (yes, I used that word) ways to solve the problem. Content providers (1) give Apple an API or (2) give them the data. If you can think of any solution that doesn't involve one of these two I am willing to hear it.  Yes, they could anonymise the queries, but that doesn't mean there would be no privacy issue. e.g. 1. You are Google. Someone signed in to YouTube does a query for...
 All geniuses are "just men." When people think of geniuses as super-human figures, they're not doing themselves any favours. It prevents them from recognising such people when they actually meet them: "He can't be one, look he has a stomach! Everyone knows geniuses don't need to eat!" Also, perhaps worse (in terms of human achievement), it gives people an excuse not to do great things themselves (e.g. "I wasn't born that way").  But that doesn't mean it's ok to make a...
A key question for me is how it works, because there's essentially two ways they could do it.    Approach One: each content provider provides a query service (e.g. over the web) which they keep up, and whenever a user issues a query, Apple sends it to these services and aggregates the results and presents them to the user. This approach has privacy issues in my opinion, because it means every time you do a search maybe 5 large corporations and 10 or 20 small ones are...
I've never had any problem with Siri's recognition, in fact I've been quite impressed with how it understands words from the context, even if I'm mumbling. Recognition is not Siri's issue, it's understanding. Understanding what a sentence means, whether it's speech or text or braille or something else.
Well, that's true.
Oh dear, you've picked up Solipsism's (rather crass) habit of numbering your points.
If you look in the Privacy tab in Safari 9, they have changed the cookie options. And it’s not just a name change, because the default setting lets a *lot* more cookies through than the old Safari used to. So I think it’s a case of the CEO saying one thing (about privacy) and lower levels of management implementing something else.
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