[bct] Re: Ghosts calling other peopleRE: Re: Speeding up the JAWS install

  • From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 11:11:10 -0700

We never did figure out how the computer was turning itself on, and the
answering machine is history.  

Rose Combs

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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:00 PM
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Subject: [bct] Ghosts calling other peopleRE: Re: Speeding up the JAWS

Yes, I did change the subject line of Rose's message.  She was talking about
her computer calling people at random.  It reminded me of something I read a
few years ago.  In Florida, they were trying to build a lot of homes with
speech input which could control things like the thermostat, the microwave,
the answering machine, etc.  One family had a real problem with this in that
there phone bill was much higher than it should have been.  There were a lot
of calls to Grand Ma that no one had made.  They called the company and they
came out and tried to figure out what was happening, but they went back
without solving the problem which kept occurring.  Some time later, one of
the family members was at home and her dog wanted to go outside.  It barked
twice, and just like that, the phone dialed Grand Ma.  So folks, get a
talking answering machine and teach your dogs to dial the phone for you and
you will be all set. Well, perhaps not.


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