Eset IRobot android

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by bradtech, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. bradtech

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    What you guys think about the concerned robot? I had an end user say it kind of weirded him about, and he thought it was a skeleton?!? I kind of like the Green Eye that came on 2.7 box sets..
     
  2. WayneP

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    I've had to disable the splash screen for some users because they don't want to see the robot. I have others who say "I like to know he's watching out for me." It's a little mixed. I actually don't notice him anymore. I do however want to watch a certain movie sometimes when I see it.
     
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    I don't mind the robot, heck it's even a big part of my store banner (used with permission of course).

    I still prefer the "all seeing eye", that was v2.7.

    It's my custom to always disable splash screens on all software, so my customers never see it anyway.
    Those that do...I've never really heard them say anything about it other than "hey is that the robot from the movie"
     
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    Therapy might be helpful for the end user. The robot doesn't even remotly resemble a skeleton.
     
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    I like the robot, I feel he is actually there to protect my system. Like a guardian :cool:
     
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    WayneP:

    I have been curious for some time about what the splash screen's "robot" was. I didn't know it was a robot until learning that in this thread. I thought it could be a stylized representation of some important warrior in Slovakian or Czech history.

    And because this thread is about the IRobot rather than a mere robot, I'm wondering: What's the difference between an IRobot and a mere Robot?

    Also, since apparently I am current-culture deprived, or at least uninformed, can you tell me what movie this robot comes from, or what movie this robot reminds you of?

    And do you know why Bradtech, in this thread's initial message, thinks the robot is "concerned"? Concerned about what?

    Unfortunately, I don't know how to make the splash screen show up on my command so I could look at the robot while I was writing this.

    Roger Folsom
     
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    Hello,

    The "robot" image introduced with ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus v3.0 is referred to the android (lower-case, as it is not a proper noun). As far as I understand it, the android was designed by ESET's creative firm. You can find some short animations of the android here on ESET, spol. s r.o.'s YouTube video channel.

    I, Robot is a collection of short stories written by the late Dr. Isaac Asimov and published in 1950. A film loosely based on the book was made in 2004. It starred Will Smith as the lead and one of the the robots, "Sonny," was played by Alan Tudyk, who also appeared in the television shows Firefly and Dollhouse.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  8. WayneP

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    If Whedon had written the role of Sonny, Alan Tudyk would have stolen the show from Will Smith. :D
     
  9. rnfolsom

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    Aryeh Goretsky

    Thanks for all that information!

    Roger Folsom
     
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