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Siri on macOS (public beta): Initial impressions and prospects for revolutionizing computer audio


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I rarely use Siri... I feel stupid talking to my phone / tablet. On the other hand I often vent my feelings at self-service checkouts!

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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I found that changing Siri's voice to "British (Female)" made things go much more smoothly between Siri and me … since I'm used to being told what to do by a British female.

 

Works especially well for turn-by-turn navigation. Even when I'm directed to the wrong place I just shrug it off.

 

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Siri, sing me some Diana Krall.

 

I use it in the car to get directions and to call ahead for reservations on the fly or order food for pickup. I am single you know.

 

I don't really know why I would use it on my iMac...

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I found that changing Siri's voice to "British (Female)" made things go much more smoothly between Siri and me … since I'm used to being told what to do by a British female.

 

Works especially well for turn-by-turn navigation. Even when I'm directed to the wrong place I just shrug it off.

 

--David

 

I might do that, but for different reasons...

No electron left behind...

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I found that changing Siri's voice to "British (Female)" made things go much more smoothly between Siri and me … since I'm used to being told what to do by a British female.

 

Works especially well for turn-by-turn navigation. Even when I'm directed to the wrong place I just shrug it off.

 

--David

 

My wife does this to you, too?

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That is fortunate, because it appears that you cannot.

 

Siri, dictate an email to Bill...

 

;)

 

There would be a lot of blanked out words.

 

At the moment I have an Amazon Alexa thing in my house, I use it very little. I think I might send it back.

No electron left behind...

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Do all of your fem-bots fight over your attention?

 

No, not really. I thought I would like to order stuff from Amazon by voice, but I don't really order much. It really isn't very useful at all. I can do all the stuff with Siri in my hand on phone or iPad.

 

edit: it is actually called an Amazon Echo, Alexa enabled.

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No, not really. I thought I would like to order stuff from Amazon by voice, but I don't really order much. It really isn't very useful at all. I can do all the stuff with Siri in my hand on phone or iPad.

 

edit: it is actually called an Amazon Echo, Alexa enabled.

 

It'll give you the weather and news while you're in the shower, or you can use it as a fancy alarm (my wife uses mostly the former, me mostly the latter).

 

Depending on how connected your home is, you can control lighting, thermostat, etc. (Waiting until we move to a new home for that.)

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

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That is exactly how my mornings go, except they start at 4 am.

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

Computer, Audirvana -> optical to EtherREGEN -> microRendu -> ISO Regen -> Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 DAC -> Spectral DMC-12 & DMA-150 -> Vandersteen 3A Signature.

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It'll give you the weather and news while you're in the shower, or you can use it as a fancy alarm (my wife uses mostly the former, me mostly the latter).

 

Depending on how connected your home is, you can control lighting, thermostat, etc. (Waiting until we move to a new home for that.)

 

But so can the phone or iPad I have in my hand...

No electron left behind...

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