Siri Responds to Most Burning Question Asked by 'Game of Thrones' Fans

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The first episode of the long-awaited season six of HBO series Game of Thrones premiered in Los Angeles over the weekend, and Siri is now giving cheeky responses to users who ask the personal assistant whether one of its principal characters, Jon Snow, has truly left this mortal coil.


    Asking Siri, 'Is Jon Snow dead?' returns a number of possible responses, including:
    Game of Thrones fans can also bide their time waiting for the new season to hit TV screens by asking Siri 'Is winter coming?', to which the response 'Hodor!' may or may not be forthcoming.

    Previous seasons of the hugely popular Game of Thrones series are available to watch via the HBO GO app for those with a subscription. HBO GO is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Siri is expected to make its long-anticipated debut on Mac in OS X 10.12 later this year.

    Article Link: Siri Responds to Most Burning Question Asked by 'Game of Thrones' Fans
  2. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    It's TV... They can do what ever they want when ever they want. Time travel, re-incarnation, ghosts, you name it ;)
  3. luckydcxx macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2013
    Instead of the stupid responses… Can they fix Siri so that it doesn't just "search the web" for whatever I ask it
  4. djgamble macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2006
    Isn't GOT dead already? Pleeease?!?!?
  5. cloudness macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Can't believe I'd say this... But I'd take a slow news day of upcoming Watch bands... over a very slow news day of Siri jokes.
  6. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

    Mr. Donahue

    Sep 17, 2014
    It really irritates me to know that they spend time coming up with unimportant responses to pop culture but when I ask Siri a useful question she doesn't understand me. Steve jobs would be ashamed or livid! So stupid.
  7. bpcookson macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2012
    I'm just angry that this season comes out before the book. It's going to be impossible to avoid spoilers, all for this awful revenue-generating mockery.

    Seriously, the show is terrible compared to the books. It's great in its own way, but really just highlights how the written word will always be superior to cinema.
  8. mikeray macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
  9. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2014
    If this doesn't confirm his resurrection then I don't know what will.
    Seriously, it's the worst kept secret. :D

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  10. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
  11. mw360 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Well, this is one less question to get the 'search the web' answer.
  12. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    /Apple strategy session

    Apple guy 1: "Do we want to sell the sizzle or the steak? Do we want to make Siri more functional?"

    Apple guy 2: "Functional is hard. Can't we just make Siri say more cute stuff?"

    Apple guy 1: "Sizzle it is."
  13. blackcrayon macrumors 68000

    Mar 10, 2003
    I'd prefer the people hired to make funny responses keep doing so, and the engineers hired to improve Siri also work to improve it. We can have both.
  14. mixel macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    That's bananas. They're very different. The written word can't even be compared to cinema, it's as silly as saying books are better than music.

    A totally book-accurate TV adaptation of ASOIAF would have gone on forever and people would still complain. The medium is what it is.
  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    MS Cortanta on iOS isn't quite as witty as Siri is on Game of Thrones...

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  16. JoshuaTurner macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    If you think its terrible, fair enough, the majority thinks different you're just in the minority. Your love affair with books and words is strange, as we know a picture paints a thousand words - a book will blurt on about how 'his' face looks and how 'he' was feeling - so what - so I can see that and much much more in a picture ...

    Your point was challenged.
  17. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I came up with the idea (when Halo's Cortana came on the scene) to make a Hodor digital assistant, with predictably limited utility.

    Then I looked in the App Store and someone had beat me to it.
  18. pdaholic macrumors 65816


    Jun 22, 2011
    Then perhaps we need a new set of engineers to improve Siri as the current ones are doing a shiitastic job.
  19. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2014
    I've always wanted a Malcolm Tucker digital assistant!
    "Hey Malcolm, is Jon Snow dead?"
    "Give me a second while I look up my little file of things I really don't give a f*** about"
  20. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    you're right. they are very different. very different forms of ****
  21. CPx macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
  22. highdough macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    Well first of all, the fact that the book hasn't come out should tell you that the show and book will deviate even more than they have, so spoilers from the show won't necessarily relate to the book, as well.

    And to suggest that the show is TERRIBLE compared to the books is rather ridiculous. First of all, they're two completely different mediums. The book version of ANYTHING will always have more detail because of the nature of the medium. That doesn't make it better. It makes it different. Shows and movies are more visual.

    The show is probably one of the best adaptations of any book because of the fact they've made it into a series instead of a movie. And the fact is that backed up by it's popularity. Lots of people read the books thanks to the show. I watched the show first and am reading the books, and while I enjoy the extra detail in the books, because my first introduction to the story was the show, I'm partial to the show. That doesn't mean I'm going to suggest that the show is better.
  23. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    So does HBO have something to do with this? If I ask Siri if Julian is going to come back to Sunnyvale trailer park next season, I have a feeling that it won't come back with some clever response. (I don't use Siri)
  24. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    Jon Snow?:confused: Ain't he Rheagar's and Lyanna's boy, a Taryargen.:eek: And he's very much alive:)...I think:eek:...maybe.:oops: He is the 2nd most important character in the entire story, he can't die. You only kill of the leading man at the very end if you kill him at all.

    The question I want answered is: "When will The Winds of Winter hit the stores?"
  25. bpcookson macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2012
    Excuse me sir, but here on the internet I reserve the right to stand fast by any and all broad or sweeping generalizations I make in the heat of the moment. In fact, the faster a given post is composed, the more sweeping it ought to be.

    I appreciate your understanding and solidarity in this matter.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 12, 2016 ---
    You too.


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