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An unexpected perf feature
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Posted Jan 10, 2013 13:23 UTC (Thu) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Posted Jan 10, 2013 14:11 UTC (Thu) by n8willis (editor, #43041)
Posted Jan 10, 2013 21:36 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
It is a pity that Free software is still at this level when puny mobile phones can recognize with great accuracy the name of a street and take you to it. Granted, they send a signature to Google servers and get back the result, but a desktop machine should be comparable. Still, progress is welcome.
Posted Jan 11, 2013 9:00 UTC (Fri) by keeperofdakeys (subscriber, #82635)
Posted Jan 17, 2013 14:10 UTC (Thu) by redden0t8 (guest, #72783)
Posted Jan 17, 2013 14:15 UTC (Thu) by redden0t8 (guest, #72783)
That being said, I never found it *useful*. Unless you can perform complex actions à la Siri, it's faster just to use your mouse+keyboard. This kind of relegates simple spoken commands to only being useful as an accessibility aid or in niche situations (ie operating the computer when your hands are otherwise occupied).
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