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Re: Vista speech recognition

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____/ 7 on Wednesday 12 November 2008 20:27 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ me@xxxxxxxxxxx on Wednesday 12 November 2008 13:08 : \____
>>>  "I tried the Vista speech recognition by running the tutorial.
>>>   I was amazed, it was awesome, recognised every word I said.
>>>   Then I said the wrong word ... and it typed the right one.
>>>   It was actually just detecting a sound and printing the
>>>   expected word!"
>>>                                    -pbhj, posting on slashdot.
>> Marketing in /.?
>> Bruce Perens wrote:
>> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=985543&cid=25267133
>>     [J]ust about every PR firm offers to help ?manage the perception of
>>     [your
>> company in online communities? these days. What do you think that means?
>> Astroturfing Slashdot, Youtube, etc. In my various manangement positions
>> it?s been offered to me. Indeed, some of the companies offer to create
>> negative publicity for your competition that way - HP had a publicity firm
>> for its Linux activities that told us it would do that when we wanted. I
>> never asked them to do so and hope nobody else did either.
>>     This stuff is just standard these days. You?ve got to expect it.
> No it is not standard. In the EU it is illegal as of 26 May 2008 to
> engage in asstroturfing on behalf of big corporations.
> Notice after that date. a lot of EU based crap has fled Usenet.
> It only the USA where the laws are slow to catch up with standards
> set by the EU that most of the spam and asstroturfing is generated.

Microsoft has broken many other laws. I'm sure it's not too concerned about
those shill whom it hires via agencies like LawMedia and W-E (maybe even

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