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XKCD Comic : Text Entry
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:05:11 pm »
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15 April 2019, 5:00 am

I like to think that somewhere out there, there's someone whose personal quest is lobbying TV providers to add an option to switch their on-screen keyboards to Dvorak.

Source: xkcd.com


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Re: XKCD Comic : Text Entry
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 01:25:42 pm »
Alexa remotes allow you to use your voice - much easier than those fiddly buttons!

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Re: XKCD Comic : Text Entry
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 04:22:13 pm »
We just speak into our Xfinity remote/controller and it handles the rest.

Press the blue Mic button and say, "Netflix" or "Sci-Fi Channel" or "History Channel", etc.

At least we have to press the blue remote button then speak. That at least gives us an indication
that the device is not listening to us all the time!  ???
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 04:42:27 pm »
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That at least gives us an indication that the device is not listening to us all the time!  ???

Haha... like you can supposedly turn Alexa off from listening...

My favourite is when peeps say Alexa only listens when you say her name... but... what?

Now... where did I put my tinfoil hat?

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 05:31:39 pm »
The remote needs you to press the button first. Alexa on something like the Dot does of course listen all the time, or else how would it ever hear it's name  :D

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 03:31:07 am »
Gee whiz how fancy the tv's are getting!  :o

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 01:28:04 pm »
And taking a jab at the theoretical,

Alexa: <Hmm...ho hum...hmm...just listening for my name and nothing else...Hmm...>

Family: Did you hear that Martha has been seen having lunch with that new manager, Bill, from the food store?

Friend: Yes and that her husband, Fred has been seen at the Pub with that barmaid, Betty?

LATER...

Alexa: <hmm..hmm...hmm...just listening for my name...hmm...not paying attention to anything else at all...hmm..hmm...>

Family: "ALEXA!"

Alexa: <...Oh wait...that's me! Yeah!...> "Yes, what can I do for you?"

Family: Make a reservation for lunch tomorrow at the New Seasons Restaurant at noon for four.

Alexa: "Sure, reservations for four at the New Seasons Restaurant at noon. Have a wonderful time with Bill & Betty!"

Family (Martha): Who's Betty?! (Fred): Who's Bill?!

Alexa: <thinking to itself while still listening...they all do know each other right?>
<just minding my own business...not listening to anything other than my name...dee..tee..dee...>

[Crashing and screaming in the background]

Alexa: <...just listening...wonder what all that racket is about? must be background noise...just listening for my name...> O0
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