M$ is listening to XP users

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kansaigaijin, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. kansaigaijin macrumors 6502

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    M$ is having some problems with speach recognition, something the Mac has had since 1993.
    MacNNN linked to a story by Newsbytes.
    http://newsbytes.com/news/02/175108.html

    ""The company said the behavior occurs because "the speech recognition tool is 'listening' to your voice through you computer's microphone and is attempting to recognize what you are saying." "

    like other "features" that cause poblems, " Microsoft said its speech recognition engine, a program file named Sapisvr.exe, is turned on at installation by some computer manufacturers. The engine is also included with Microsoft Office XP and other speech-enabled products."

    so XP users have been listened to since they hit that "start" button on thier new machines, where are the rumours of them reporting back to Redmond "and then he said . . ."
     
  2. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    XP computers "listening" to new users...

    ...gives a new meaning to the term "bug" or "spyware"
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    speech recognition suck anyway
    who here uses it
    I would like to know
     
  4. kansaigaijin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    who uses it?

    disabled people who can't use a mouse and keyboard.

    also back in the old days manager types had secretaries who took dictation. ever enjoyed the luxury of dictating a letter or speech?

    Typing is for plebes.
     
  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I've used ViaVoice to dictate a couple of short papers for school.
    As long as you go through all the set-up it works pretty well.
     
  6. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Hey!

    I think people should actually LEARN how to type. I noticed how technology is making people so lazy. I would much rather type a report than...speak...it.:cool:
     
  7. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Re: Hey!

    Lazyness is the mother of all invention....
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Even M$ can't get thier spy network to work properly, because thier computers keep crashing!
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

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    Re: Re: Hey!


    ....and the father of obesity and ignorance!!

    hehehe
     

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