I love talking to computers...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AP_piano295, Jul 9, 2005.

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  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    I find it hugely entertaining to sit and give my new ibook commands this is doubtlessly no more and possibly less efficient then using the mouse I still love it ... any one else share my expirience :rolleyes:
     
  2. maxigalaxy macrumors member

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    yeah, for 5 minutes, great fun..and then switched back to mouse... :) :rolleyes:
     
  3. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    Maybe in 1995 when I first got my Powermac 7500.
     
  4. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

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    It's fantastic for showing off, but with LaunchBar I launch my apps almost before finishing the thought of it. I think it has great potential though; when they get to the point where no key is needed and the computer just understand the commands (I know it can be done now, but the it starts failing and hogging the CPU after a short while), it's gonna be great to have the computer do things without sitting in front of it... Computer, play some music from My Favorites; computer, turn off the lights; computer, wake me at 8 tomorrow; computer, call Phill and put him on the speaker...
     
  5. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I only talk to mine when no one else is around, as cool as it is it feels completely foolish to me. :eek:
     
  6. eAspenwood macrumors member

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    Making your computer talk

    What's also fun is to make your computer talk.

    Just open up a terminal window and type the "say" command followed by whatever you want it to say. The more lewd and obscene, the better.

    Hours of fun.
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I used the Deranged voice to leave prank phone calls back in my youth.
     
  8. Omen88 macrumors regular

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    Maybe some don't know this. You can ask your computer to tell you jokes with speech manager.
    You say: "Tell me a joke"
    It will reply with: "Knock knock"
    and from thereon you will manage :)
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I don't seem to have speech manager. Well, spotlight finds some related documents but they won't open. :confused:
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    open up system prefs and you will be able to find it....

    speaking to my computer never really entertained me, it wasnt efficient enough, now if the software improves a bit then i will be all for it
     
  11. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks! I just tried it, I agree that it's not very efficient. I said, "Switch to Mail," and it opened iChat. :p
     
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