Skip to comments.Voice Command Copier Prank, Just In Time for April Fool's
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]
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.
Hmm, I mentioned this to my supervisor and gave me the OK! I will report back on the fun!
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.
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.
However, it could be fun to have it ask “What are you copying? Say ‘business files,’ ‘my resume,’ or ‘my ass.’”
I thought that pressing 1 was to hear the message in English.
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! LOL!
you’re bad! @:^)
There are PDFs for several different printer manufacturers:
Very funny, love the Y2K one.
Made up one for our Toshiba. Looking forward to friday.
Uh, Thursday that is!
Savedbygrace, I love you!!!
Hey, now. That should be, I love you, man.
Nah, I don’t want your beer. ;-)
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.
LOL out loud.
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).
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!
nothing there for toshiba
That’s what you get for buying Toshiba.
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