Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Be careful what you Google

John has just discovered that he can talk to his iPad, and ask Google questions verbally. He's very excited about this, but it can lead to some fearful misunderstandings. A favourite eating place of his is called Gidleigh Park, and we are going there next week. So he asked Google what was on the menu.

"Gidleigh Park menus!" Quoth he. But what he got was "deadly cock menus", which led to this bewildering website:

The Seven Deadly Sins of Penis Exercising

12 comments:

  1. My oldest son has dealings with a lot of foreigners, who often don't speak English. He now has an 'ap' on his iThing where he speaks to it, presses the language required, and out it comes perfectly translated. Learning languages is now unnecessary; rather like reading menus.

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    1. I'm not sure that would work on John's iPad. ...

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  2. My sister has speech recognition on her mobile phone and uses it to speak her text messages instead of typing them. As she and I often use words that are not "proper German" but rather a mixture of our local dialect and terms we have created for ourselves, the results are often hilarious.

    Penis exercising... you are right, a lot of interesting questions spring to mind!

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    1. I think that sometimes too much is left to technology!

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    1. Almost six hours later and having followed the instructions there is no noticeable difference. I do feel tired and my eyesight isn't what it was. Little wonder I like macro, I think I'll stick with what I have if that's all right.

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    2. Adrian, I'm sure what you have is magnificent.

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    3. It's fine shot at 3X life size.

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  4. I haven't tried talking to Google verbally yet, and after this I'm not sure if I'll dare.

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    1. I wouldn't, DT. It's not worth the bother.

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  5. I use speech recognition a lot and, for the most part, Siri and I get along fine. But when we don't then we really don't! Oddly I've never used Siri for Google but I certainly shall in future just to see what happens. Ooo. Isn't life exciting?

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