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antedeluvian
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Useless Machine
antedeluvian   9/18/2014 5:49:37 PM
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My vote is for the useless machine.

 

Incidentally kudos for providing the list that allows you to go to any page at any time. All too frequently I want to clip a passage from page 5 of 7 (as an example) and I have to click through 5 pages to get to it.

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Re: Useless Machine
Susan Rambo   9/18/2014 5:58:09 PM
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Let me tell you, -- i am with you all the way. That code is great  i am going to use that technique of the list. I've been raving to Max about it.  Never again will i use code some  editor stuck in the 1990s gave me. I'm going to use Max's code. That's why they call him Magnificent.

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Scottish Accents
David Ashton   9/18/2014 5:58:10 PM
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The lift one is hilarious, I have known about that one for a long time.  After we got it all you had to do was say "ullevun" in the office to get everyone ROFLOL.  I think I posted a link to it in a comment some time ago but it's very timely at the moment and as funny as ever.

As for the rest, I am about to leave for work where I don't have You Tube access :((((   so they'll have to wait for tonight..

 

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Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 6:00:46 PM
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@antedeluvian: My vote is for the useless machine.

It does have a certain "something" -- the one on my desk is a simple servo with no microcontroller -- now I'm thinking that building a couple with microcontrollers coul dbe fun...

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Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 6:04:09 PM
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@antedeluvian: Incidentally kudos for providing the list that allows you to go to any page at any time.

I'd have done it before if I'd thought anyone cared -- I'm like you -- I hate having to scroll through all 10 pages sometime in the future to get to a particular page of interest.

Actually, thinking about it, I used this technique on my MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer article, but no one said anything so I forgot about it until now.

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Re: Scottish Accents
Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 6:05:36 PM
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@David: As for the rest, I am about to leave for work where I don't have You Tube access :((((   so they'll have to wait for tonight.

I look forward to hearing which one you like best.

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Similar experience
antedeluvian   9/18/2014 6:34:41 PM
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With a South Afrcican accent in North America I have had many similar experiences as the two scots in the first video. My cell phone carrier introduced a voice interface and it struggled with my accent. Actually it was fine with my accent- it didn't understand and didn't care, just like the video. I struggled with my accent.  In particular it could never resolve the word "yes". I had to resort to "yeah"- that worked every time.

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Re: Similar experience
David Ashton   9/18/2014 7:42:06 PM
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@Antedeluvian....yep, been there.  The first cellphone I got when I came to Australia - a Kyocera - had voice commands.  I was with an Australian colleague in my truck (with a car kit) when the following occurred:

Phone rings

Phone: "Incoming call - answer?"

Me:      "Yes"

Phone: "Incoming call - answer?"

Me:      "YES"

Phone: "Incoming call - answer?"

Me:      "YES!!!"

Phone: "Incoming call - answer?"

Colleague      "Yes"

Phone answers......

Gotta love 'em....

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Re: Scottish Accents
David Ashton   9/18/2014 11:18:42 PM
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@Max...finally got to go thru them.

I'd still say the Scottish elevator one is the funniest.

I also liked the Ikea BookBook and the medieval help desk - I love anything that takes the mickey out of our supposed high tech.

And the Interface of the Future one was good.  I'm surprised they did not have a waste basket beside the "desk" that you could toss stuff into.  And if they could get this so you had a pile of bills and could right click them and then click "pay" and it would automatically interface to your bank and pay it without having to go to your bank's website, that would be good.

A bit similar - also not a parody -  is Corning's "A Day made of Glass" video, some nice ideas there as well.

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Re: Useless Machine
David Ashton   9/18/2014 11:24:53 PM
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@Antedeluvian, @Max.... "Incidentally kudos for providing the list that allows you to go to any page at any time."

I'll second that (well, third it 'cos Susan has already seconded it....)

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