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dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Can you say 527013?", she asked me.
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the exact numbers relevant? could you say it? was there a good reason for saying it? is she related to you? a friend? a stranger? could she say 527013?
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Based on a real event?
All human? (You said you missed these Qs.)
Is anyone involved besides the two mentioned?
Are both you and she in the same place, face to face?

Location relevant?
Is she working?
Are you?
Are you both?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 09:31 pm:

are the exact numbers relevant? no could you say it? yes was there a good reason for saying it? yes is she related to you? a friend? a stranger? a co-worker at a lab I work at could she say 527013? yesish

By Vesica (Vesica) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 09:39 pm:

Based on a real event? yes
All human? (You said you missed these Qs.) yes
Is anyone involved besides the two mentioned? noish
Are both you and she in the same place, face to face? yes

Location relevant? not really
Is she working? yes
Are you? yes
Are you both? yes
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 527013 related to your work in the lab? is it a measurement? a piece of data? a serial number?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 527013 related to your work in the lab? indirectly is it a measurement? no a piece of data? no a serial number? YES
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you need to say it to write it down? to indicate a faulty piece of equipment? to register a product? to make a notation of which instrument had run a particular test?
Ally McCabe (Strongplacebo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she want to record your voice?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she insinuating that your new name would be that serial number?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 11:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you need to say it to write it down? no to indicate a faulty piece of equipment? no to register a product? yes to make a notation of which instrument had run a particular test? no

Did she want to record your voice? not exactly

Was she insinuating that your new name would be that serial number? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this a test of sobriety? It was just after the office party and she wanted to make sure you didn't mess up the relevant registration?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this a test of sobriety? no It was just after the office party and she wanted to make sure you didn't mess up the relevant registration? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she having a hard time saying it (for some as yet undetermined reason) and so asked you to do so?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 1:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she having a hard time saying it (for some as yet undetermined reason) and so asked you to do so? yesish
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 1:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was there some voice recognition program that only recognized your voice? does she have an accent that the program didn't recognize?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 3:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was there some voice recognition program that only recognized your voice? no but close does she have an accent that the program didn't recognize? yes! good work


***** SPOILER *****
She was trying to register some software that required her to call a phone number and recite a serial code to a voice-recognition system. She has a foreign accent which is understandable to most people but wasn't fully understood by the machine.

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