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Voice Command Copier Prank, Just In Time for April Fool's
Gizmodo.com ^ | 03/26/10 | Brian Barrett

Posted on 03/29/2010 8:22:55 AM PDT by Reaganesque

Ruthless in its simplicity. Diabolical in its detail. And so, so much fun watching coworkers yell "COLLATE" for hours on end. [Reddit via Next Round]


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Humor
KEYWORDS: april; copiet; fools; joke
I am sooooo tempted to do this. LOL!

The type is kind of small so, here's the full text for those who can't read the whole sign:

This copier has been upgraded.

Linguistic Module 4.01 has been installed.

Voice Commands have been enabled.

1 State your name (for diagnostic purposes only)

2 State the desired function keyword:

Allowed keywords include:
COPY, COLLATE, STAPLE, ETC…

3 State the number needed, then say START.

PLEASE NOTE: The module is in learning mode and the user may need to repeat the command until the voice is recognized.

1 posted on 03/29/2010 8:22:56 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

bfltr


2 posted on 03/29/2010 8:25:01 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Reaganesque

Hmm, I mentioned this to my supervisor and gave me the OK! I will report back on the fun!


3 posted on 03/29/2010 8:32:36 AM PDT by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Reaganesque

I don’t even use voice commands on the phone. If I can’t just press 1 for yes and 2 for no, then I don’t want their service.


4 posted on 03/29/2010 8:34:26 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Reaganesque

Oh my, this is HILARIOUS!!

I played a joke on my ex-husband one year. Called him at work and said “I thought you paid the car payment!?!” He said “I did!” So I said “Well, I’m watching them hook up the car to tow it away now! They said we haven’t made a payment in 3 months!” He starts yelling about scams and theft and goes into hysterics eventually hanging up on me.

I called him back and a coworker said he was on the phone with the car company AND the police on two seperate lines, LOL! They finally interrupted him enough to say “April Fools.”

Ok, so that one didn’t go so well. But it sure was funny!

I’ll tell you about my Y2K gag too. That one just involved an entire party though.

Everyone was counting down 10,9,8... and we were out in the middle of nowhere, so no street lights or anything. Just a little country house (a friend’s house, she was in on the joke) in the middle of the woods. So I sneak around to the fuse box while everyone is focused on the tv watching the ball drop. Right about the time everyone yells “HAPPY NEW CENTURY!!!” I hit the main switch and it’s pitch black. Seeing the shadows of arms still up in the air, slowly coming down. One drunk lone voice “HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! IT REALLY HAPPENED!!”

So that one was much funnier.


5 posted on 03/29/2010 8:35:32 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Reaganesque

However, it could be fun to have it ask “What are you copying? Say ‘business files,’ ‘my resume,’ or ‘my ass.’”


6 posted on 03/29/2010 8:35:40 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
I don’t even use voice commands on the phone. If I can’t just press 1 for yes and 2 for no, then I don’t want their service.

I thought that pressing 1 was to hear the message in English.

7 posted on 03/29/2010 8:36:34 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: autumnraine

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! LOL!


8 posted on 03/29/2010 8:37:41 AM PDT by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: autumnraine

you’re bad! @:^)


9 posted on 03/29/2010 8:38:01 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: Reaganesque

There are PDFs for several different printer manufacturers:

http://www.shenandoahwireless.net/prank.html


10 posted on 03/29/2010 8:38:07 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: autumnraine

Very funny, love the Y2K one.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 8:38:45 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Reaganesque

Made up one for our Toshiba. Looking forward to friday.


12 posted on 03/29/2010 8:39:34 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Reaganesque

Uh, Thursday that is!


13 posted on 03/29/2010 8:39:50 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: savedbygrace

Savedbygrace, I love you!!!


14 posted on 03/29/2010 8:51:15 AM PDT by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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Hey, now. That should be, I love you, man.


15 posted on 03/29/2010 8:56:39 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: savedbygrace

Nah, I don’t want your beer. ;-)


16 posted on 03/29/2010 8:58:31 AM PDT by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Reaganesque

I’m disappointed. I thought maybe the article was about copiers that really had this feature. I could see people throughout the office randomly yelling “COLLATE! STAPLE! START!” to see what happens to whoever is on the copier at the time.

That feature would get disabled fast.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 9:04:43 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Reaganesque

LOL out loud.


18 posted on 03/29/2010 9:06:03 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: Woebama

See #10.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 9:08:30 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: autumnraine

My kind of woman, but I wouldn’t have fallen for the Y2K, probably would have fallen for the car being towed because that really happened to my brother(he got it straightened out eventually).


20 posted on 03/29/2010 10:41:07 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Thanks! It didn’t take long for people to question if it was a joke, but that first minute of shock and “HOLY CRAP!” was awesome!


21 posted on 03/29/2010 10:54:39 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: antiRepublicrat

bttt


22 posted on 03/29/2010 10:57:52 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: savedbygrace

nothing there for toshiba


23 posted on 03/29/2010 12:05:12 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Woebama

That’s what you get for buying Toshiba.


24 posted on 03/29/2010 12:09:11 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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