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

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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:
Well, you know what they say to Death... Not today! But why would tomorrow be any better? Anyway, I'm not exactly sure.

'Dead is dead'. Or is it 'What's dead may never die'? No, wait, 'Death is so terribly final'? I give up.

I don't know. I just hope someone is setting up doggie daycare for Ghost.
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
 

Mr. Donahue

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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.
 
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bpcookson

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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.
 
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Oblivious.Robot

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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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69Mustang

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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."
 
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mixel

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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.
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.
 
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JoshuaTurner

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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.

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.
 
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nagromme

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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.
 
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pdaholic

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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.

Then perhaps we need a new set of engineers to improve Siri as the current ones are doing a shiitastic job.
 
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iThingsGurl

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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.

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"
 
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impulse462

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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.
you're right. they are very different. very different forms of ****
 
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highdough

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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.

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.
 
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VenusianSky

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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)
 
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Mousse

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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?"
 
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bpcookson

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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.

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.
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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.

You too.

Thanks.
 
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