I had never tried my Android phone’s speech recognition, so after all the hoopla about Siri I decided on the spot to try it. Below, I’m trying to communicate that I’ll come down at 5pm to meet a friend. Here’s Android’s first voice-to-text transcription attempt:
I think would be on time priscilla’s phone on the patio.
Uhmm… pardon my German, I thought, I’ll switch to English. So I tried again. Here’s the result:
OK I’ll resend them outside in the back and I’ll be waiting for you to bring my dog. I’ve calmed down now if you wanna come on now.
I’m glad I was taking to a good friend (who immediately suspected my account had been hacked). I guess I’ll stay with fumble fingers on my phone then for now…
I’m squatting an American friend’s place in Berlin, where I found these magazines about German language classes. I guess there is a key reason for learning German. It is Germany’s women! Just look at these three covers:
- Blond and blue-eyed.
- Uh, oh!
- Long live German diversity!
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Whoa! The Royal Bank of Scotland decided to sell off its chain of 1000 pubs to the beverage industry. What an upset! Now we know the British Commonwealth is really in trouble. And only infidels will argue this was the right move and long overdue as well.
I received the following email this morning:
I am a dying woman and has been diagnosed with cancer. I have decided to will $6.1m to you for charity works. If interested… Reply
It fits Twitter’s 140 character limit, poor grammar and all. I wonder whether folks are receiving it by DM.
Seen at Morphose‘s Berlin store on Oranienburger Straße.
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Saw this at Nuremberg airport. So cute! I want one for Christmas.
I cooked a holiday dinner today (not that I know what holiday it is, they simply have plenty here in Bavaria). I used it to compare my Dutch oven with the kitchen’s top grill (standard oven). The grill won hands down, but I don’t think I handled the Dutch oven right. I’m just too impatient.
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DATEV is the main provider of software for Germany’s tax accountants. It is some sort of foundation owned by the tax accountants. From its main (development) location on Fürther Straße I was able to take the following photos, after visiting the exec floor. Enjoy!
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For the last two weeks, every single day I’ve been getting this email from firstname.lastname@example.org:
Your TCF account ending in 2671 is overdrawn and will incur a fee of $28 for each day it’s overdrawn. For your current balance, visit tcfbank.com.
Strange thing is, until I started receiving these emails, I had never heard of TCFBank. I’m not a customer, never was, and given their fees, never will be.
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