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Re: Vista's Speech Recoginition is a killer

__/ [ [H]omer ] on Thursday 10 August 2006 07:36 \__

> Yeah, it kills any chance of anyone wanting to *use* it:
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1123221217782777472
> Oooh and after all that code Microsoft plagiarised ... (ahem ... I mean
> embraced and extended ... or maybe just bought, copied verbatim, then
> sat around like monkeys scratching their heads over) from Lernout &
> Hauspie. *That* deal didn't seem to do either one of them any good, did it?
> Take a good idea, years of work, millions of dollars of research, and
> give it to Microsoft, then watch it swirl down the toilet.
> /flush/

Surgeon to Vista robot: "scissors please"

*awkward silence*

Surgeon to Vista robot: "scissors?"

*awkward silence*

Surgeon to Vista robot: "scissors!!!"

*robot hands in bonesaw and hibernates into a dormand state (BSoD)*

Surgeon: "Damn! But I need that robot to seal up the patient's body"

Nurse: "Don't worry, I'll reboot it"

*15 minutes go by*

Nurse: Doctor, I'm sorry it took such a long while. Scandisk and Defrag were
forced. Anyway, I'm afraid we have serious a problem. WGA claims our licence
is invalid.

Side anecdote: I saw Dragon NaturallySpeaking in action and a relatoves of
mine has had it for several years. Nice for demos (showoff); zero
practicality in real life. Better to embrace the keyboard.

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