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Intelligent insults

At last a chance to have a slanging match... with your PC!
 
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I'm sure that at some point we've all verbally abused our computer - whether struggling with Word's autocorrect or racing round Chicago. But has your computer ever replied?

No, that's why I propose this clever enhancement to Voice Recognition software. Whenever your PC detects a swear word yelled into the microphone, it responds with equal levels of abuse to you via your speakers. With the addition of surround-sound, you could even effectively have virtual arguments with a room-full of virtual people all around you.

NickTheGreat, May 17 2002

Splotchy http://www.cooldict...ux=41743.7580414116
Now say something to splotchy (it is better to use complete phrases) [thumbwax, May 17 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

What is Unicode? http://www.unicode.org/
Information on Unicode [bristolz, May 19 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       I thought most people who wanted slanging matches just went to the halfbakery U+003A U+002D U+0029
pottedstu, May 17 2002
  

       "Hey, garbage in, garbage out, dumbass."   

       U+003A U+002D U+0050
phoenix, May 17 2002
  

       "Yes, master."
reensure, May 17 2002
  

       Splotchy does not like phrases written to resemble a programming language.
entremanure, May 18 2002
  

       Poor Splotchy
U+003b U+002D U+0028
thumbwax, May 18 2002
  

       Splotchy doesn't understand Scots.
mcscotland, May 18 2002
  

       I've always loved the idea of snooty computers ... in a less threatening way then say, Hal.   

       Like how Windows used to say "apparently an executable file" ... we got a kick out of imagining if said "evidently an executable file, dumbass" ... etc, etc, etc.
sitkoff, May 19 2002
  

       U-00104
po, May 19 2002
  

       Was that supposed to be funny?
reensure, May 19 2002
  

       //U+003A U+002D U+0050// //U+003b U+002D U+0028// //U+0057 U+0041 U+004E U+004B U+0045 U+0052 U+0053// //U-00104//   

       What the hell are you people talking about?
NickTheGreat, May 19 2002
  

       [NickThe Great]: They be speaking in unicode (see link for some insight).
bristolz, May 19 2002
  

       "i know that you and frank are trying to disconnect me. Im afraid I cannot allow this to happen"   

       thumbwax I'f due to technical reasons - the length of my user name can potentially make a normal task difficult for administrators, could you possibly mean that, perhaps I am somehow taking up too much bandwith allocated to user acount names?? Or perhaps, do you think that in the event that an administrator had to type my user name that he/she may have to spend a few more seconds processing it?. I and we thank you for your interest in my account name, and, funnily enough, I've had no such recommendations to shorten it. Thank you.   

       (deleted several off-topic annos relating to skida..whatever's long name)
NickTheGreat, Aug 20 2002
  

       "Let's build computers with Genuine People Personalities" ..... Fishbone.   

       I don't yell at my friends or insult them, and they don't yell at me. Isn't it nice to be nice ?
8th of 7, Aug 20 2002
  

       Could it be artificial ignorance then? Your computer yelling profanities!
bubblegrrl79, May 16 2003
  
      
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