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GTOlover
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Re: #6 - Voice Recognition
GTOlover   4/9/2014 10:37:00 AM
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:-)

True enough.

ck_02
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Re: #6 - Voice Recognition
ck_02   4/9/2014 10:33:42 AM
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GTOlover, I just need to note here, you are arguing with a phone. Take a moment to get some perspective on that. Sadly, I've been there too. :)

GTOlover
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Re: #6 - Voice Recognition
GTOlover   4/9/2014 9:42:06 AM
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Ah yes, Siri gets the hype but is one stupid digital assistant! I have had to yell at Siri, cuss at it, and outright denegrate it in the most unpolitically correct terms. It simply responds: "I'm sorry you feel that way!" Then when I calm down and clear the spittal from my lips, it gets my request correct.

Oh well, at least Siri cannot file harrassement charges against me. And Siri can use contractions correctly! Even Data has a problem with them.

Elizabeth M
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Re: #6 - Voice Recognition
Elizabeth M   4/9/2014 6:08:20 AM
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Thanks for that information, CTHP. It is not something that I myself know because I've never used a Windows CE phone, so it's good for me to hear these things from readers. Microsoft was a champion of voice recognition for a long time, so it's interesting to know that they have some of the best out there. I am not surprised. I guess Siri just gets a bit more hype because iPhones are so popular.

dtalbot
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Re: Internet food shopping
dtalbot   4/9/2014 6:07:08 AM
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I think it is both cities and countryside.  I couldn't find evidence,  but did find  "The UK food, grocery and drink sector is currently worth £170bn but is set to grow in value by 21% to nearly £206bn by 2018, IGD forecasts. Online sales – currently worth only £6.5bn – will more double in value (increasing by some 124%) to nearly £15bn, the latest figures reveal."

from http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/sep/12/uk-online-grocery-sales-forecast-to-double-retail-shakeup 

 

P.S. http://www.wired.com/2014/02/next-big-thing-missed-future-groceries-really-online/

Elizabeth M
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Re: I bought a Zune!?!
Elizabeth M   4/9/2014 6:00:35 AM
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Thanks for your honesty, didymus7. ;) I always wondered if there were actual Zune buyers out there; now I know! It's interesting that the player had that problem. I just think Microsoft didn't really think it through and rushed it out because they so badly wanted to compete with Apple in the music-player market. Maybe they could've done a bit better with some tweaks to the system, but I really think they were just too late to market anyway.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Segway - maybe, electric car - no
Elizabeth M   4/9/2014 5:38:23 AM
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Thanks for your comments, TRCSr. I was hoping for some debate over my choices. Your point about the Segway is well taken, but I still think it didn't live up to its hype although it does have value and usefulness. I also did not want to write off the electric car per se, I just wanted to note that it hasn't (yet) lived up to all the hype surrounding it for so many years. I really appreciate your comments, though!

Elizabeth M
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Re: Internet food shopping
Elizabeth M   4/9/2014 5:31:20 AM
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That's interesting dtalbot, so perhaps it's a cultural thing. Is this more in the cities or in the countryside?

Elizabeth M
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Re: Very interesting list 1 correction though
Elizabeth M   4/9/2014 5:29:12 AM
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Thank you for that information, Alan, so I suppose I wasn't exactly wrong when I said the "mid" 19th century, though not entirely accurate either. Interesting inventors have been experimenting so long with these vehicles and we are still not quite there yet in terms of adoption, although slowly getting there.

Papa
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Electric Car
Papa   4/9/2014 12:27:39 AM
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The electric car could take off if more hydro, solar and nuclear power becomes available. Currently where I live there is not enough power to even run the air conditioners.   

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