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Old 01-04-2013, 04:09 AM   #35236
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:31 AM   #35237
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Hey! Are you calling me a dum dum? I'm telling on you!
[where's a mod when you need one? Oh, that's right - dreams has murdered all of them]
So it was dreams, in the Forum, with an umbrella!!!????
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #35238
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #35239
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:08 AM   #35240
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:17 AM   #35241
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Wondering how 'Siri' sounds so life-like. And wondering how the program is able to understand everything I say without having to 'teach' it my speech patterns. I remember trying to teach "Dragon Naturally Speaking," reading aloud page after page of words, and still it didn't work 1/10 as well as Siri. Even if I speak in French, German, or Japanese, 'Siri' gets it right. (She loses it completely when I speak Klingon.)

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #35242
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I am shocked the the geeks did not program Klingon and Elven
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #35243
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I have the 'speech program' to change my GPS vehicle navigator into American English, British English, male or female, but my favorite is the voice of Yoda... but sometimes it's hard to follow the directions and steer the bike because I'm laughing too hard.


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Old 01-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #35244
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #35245
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I've just reintroduced my sister to ereading again. When I got my Kindle I gave her my old Sony PRS605 and she used it only to read a couple of books on (since then she hasn't read many books anyway). Today I deregistered my Kindle Keyboard, set it back to factory defaults and just now we've registered it to her account, upgraded Calibre and I introduced her to Apprentice Alf. I also put some classics in Calibre and she's chosen a Jane Austen book for her first read. Hopefully she likes a Kindle better than the Sony.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #35246
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I've just reintroduced my sister to ereading again. When I got my Kindle I gave her my old Sony PRS605 and she used it only to read a couple of books on (since then she hasn't read many books anyway). Today I deregistered my Kindle Keyboard, set it back to factory defaults and just now we've registered it to her account, upgraded Calibre and I introduced her to Apprentice Alf. I also put some classics in Calibre and she's chosen a Jane Austen book for her first read. Hopefully she likes a Kindle better than the Sony.
Very commendable, and a great contribuition to the "spread ereaders" cause. I hope it sticks this time. I have finally got my wife reading eBooks (on the iPad I bought her for her Birthday), and she is now a convert.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #35247
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Very commendable, and a great contribuition to the "spread ereaders" cause. I hope it sticks this time. I have finally got my wife reading eBooks (on the iPad I bought her for her Birthday), and she is now a convert.
She always had periods when she reads a lot, mostly series, and periods when she reads nothing. Lately she's been very busy with her dissertation and she has also recently discovered my dvd collection. Because of her interest in period drama tv series and films I recommended Austen. The Kindle is easier and more reliable than the Sony so chances are high she'll keep reading, especially when she discovers how easy it is to get her favourite series in the right order.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:32 PM   #35248
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Right now, I'm wondering if our electric company will repair whatever caused the power outage, in the next 45 minutes as promised.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #35249
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