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Old 02-02-2011, 11:41 PM   #41
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Let’s see you read the following ‘vowel-less’ and jumbled sentence relying on your brain’s ‘fill-in’ and reversal program.

“Geuss yn cn ndrstnd th ssnc fo th txt fi yuo raed ti ni eno lkoo .
Raedng si th uaotmtaci sbstitnoi fo th mssng lttrs fr sns nd mnng.”
maybe i'm the only one (?) but i could not figure this out. the day people start writing like this is the day i stop reading.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:00 AM   #42
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maybe i'm the only one (?) but i could not figure this out. the day people start writing like this is the day i stop reading.
To me, the key is not to get in the brain's way...don't try to figure out what each word is, just scan the sentence and it's amazing how the brain works it out.

OK, let me use an example of "guy-speak". The outfielder sees the batter hit the ball. The outfielder scampers a bit and is in just the right place to catch the ball. The outfielder didn't use any mathamatical formula to tell him where the ball was coming down, he just let his brain tell him where he needed to be to catch the ball.

The example I gave in the post you quoted was pretty extreme, but what about:

If oyu jst elt yur eye rn turh ths senntens Ib et ou kan reed ti.

Heck, sometimes you have to do the same thing with some of the posts on this forum. Words get left out or someone rewrites the sentence and leaves in a few words that don't make sense, but the brain just wades through it. If not, you miss a lot of stuff.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:50 AM   #43
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I find it easier to text with just my two thumbs, but 01001001 00100000 01110000 01110010 01100101 01100110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01110000 01110010 01101111 01110000 01100101 01110010 00100000 01100111 01110010 01100001 01101101 01101101 01100001 01110010 00101110.
All we need is a lady with sultry voice pronounce the zeros as Oh and the ones as Ahs. A la Edie Adams. Or the "come up and see me sometimes" lady

Any volunteers to do the voice over?
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I feel like I'm watching a foreign film movie. There's absolutely no understanding of what's being said; but, I'm enjoying it anyway.
Last night I started to have nightmare flashbacks...

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All we need is a lady with sultry voice pronounce the zeros as Oh and the ones as Ahs. A la Edie Adams. Or the "come up and see me sometimes" lady
Any volunteers to do the voice over?
The submarine force briefly experimented with this in the 1970s (before my time). When a fire alarm was pulled in a space, a lovely seductive female voice would take over the public announcing system to say something like "Fire. Fire. In the... torpedo room. Fire. Fire."

I don't know how the experiment panned out, but it ended about the same time that the crews started referring to the equipment as the "b!tch in the box". That gentle crooning just didn't evoke the same adrenaline response as the traditional "BONG BONG BONG" that would jolt you out of your rack.
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Not quiet a fire drill.

Though once done no one would ever look at or think of binary ever again in the same way.

As to the fire alarm, I'd rather hear a klaxon or some other jolting racket.

Just ask the airline pilots about the "pull up" prompt for ground proximity warning. I think Check6 is a commercial jockey. I don't know what sort of directions TCAS provides.
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All we need is a lady with sultry voice pronounce the zeros as Oh and the ones as Ahs. A la Edie Adams. Or the "come up and see me sometimes" lady

Any volunteers to do the voice over?


Tell me how to get 'er done.
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Tal may be better at the technical details.

I'm pretty sure, the free software Audacity will enable the built in microphone on a laptop or Mic input on the desktop and lets anyone record sweet nothings onto the hard drive as a playable file. AVI or some other common format.
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You don't need Audacity, Windows comes with 'sound recorder' I sure MAC has something like it also.
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Somehow this thread got pushed way down in my subscribed list.

Hmmmm...should I verbally decloak? I do have a sultry voice...
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I can't stand texting shortcuts, lack of punctuation and no capitalization. Personally, I feel it muddles conversation and lacks clarity.

Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
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Somehow this thread got pushed way down in my subscribed list.

Hmmmm...should I verbally decloak? I do have a sultry voice...
How's it go? Double dog dare.
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I can't stand texting shortcuts, lack of punctuation and no capitalization. Personally, I feel it muddles conversation and lacks clarity.
Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
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