Due to limited mobility from a disability, I'm forced to rely strictly on voice commands to control a cell phone. Over the years, trying to find a solution for reliable hands free functionality in this area has been challenging. Anyone familiar with voice recognition in the past knows the capricious, quirky nature of the beast. It can be VERY frustrating and almost comical at times. Anyway, with today's processing speeds and the advent of Siri and Google Now, I can happily say that it's almost there for me. In fact, I give a 90% approval rating for recent experiences with the latest Iphone and Android products. The biggest obstacle now has been the necessity to hit the home button to trigger the lovely Siri. This last hindrance was overcome by none other than Google with their release of the Moto X -- which waits in standby mode listening for your command. I was so excited by all the reviews that I rushed out to buy my own. It turned out fantastically, but (and there's always a butt in these things) it came with another quirky disappointment. And this one is kind of surprising: The damn thing won't answer incoming calls by voice. I've looked thru all the settings and searched high and low for an app but to no avail. The closest I've come is an app that auto answers after one ring, but who wants that? What if I'm trying to dodge the ex-gf. Lol. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
posted by dthm42
on Mar 13, 2014 -
Hi everyone, I'm apologize for the oddness of my title. I am looking for the origin of this quote: 'My step-dad said he would tell me the secret command word for "Kill!" once the dog had died, but he never did.' It may not be verbatim and is presumed to be from a book. Thank you!
posted by sans
on Dec 23, 2013 -
I was trying to confirm my cpu information by typing in "grep flags /proc/cpuinfo".
My Cpu is core i5 540M, supposed to be 64 bit I assume since I have 64bit win7 installed.
However, the output is:
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes lahf_lm
It does not has "lm" in it, and according to the sayings online, 64 bit cpu should has this flag.
So what exactly is going on here? Is my cpu 64 bit or not? what's wrong with that command?
posted by pack2themoon
on Dec 4, 2013 -
I just bought my first Mac (Leopard). It seems like Command + tab to switch applications is way less useful than Ctrl + tab was on my Windows--I don't really want to tab between things I've shut but not closed (or however you say it), and repeatedly four-finger swiping to view all open apps makes me have to look for which one I want every time, which is slow. Am I missing something?
posted by wpenman
on Apr 25, 2011 -
How can I trigger the "Display Toggle" for a Wacom tablet from the command line, an executable script, or by a keystroke combination? [more inside]
posted by goodsignal
on Feb 9, 2011 -
Our company has 5 Windows 2008 Standard (non-R2) servers - none of them set up on AD. I have to create usernames individually each time for each one of them when we have new employees. What would be the best avenue to pursue in order to make this process less terrible? [more inside]
posted by Mali
on Feb 8, 2011 -
Command-line calculator: I used to have a calculator program I put in c:\windows\system that took arguments, so I could type "c 5+2" into the start menu on W7 and a popup with the answer (7) would appear. Anyone know the name? Not quite a command-line calculator, since I want to pass in arguments and get a returned single value via popup.
posted by lrodman
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a pre-existing folder in Windows XP in its own new window? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles
on Jul 11, 2010 -
Please hope me with a bash scripting problem. Involves: command substitution and word splitting. [more inside]
posted by sbutler
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Can I use the "custom command" function in FireFTP (in the Tools menu) to export a MySQL database from my host server? [more inside]
posted by scribbler
on Feb 11, 2009 -
I need a unique and amusing word to train my dog to come to, besides the word "come". Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jeffxl
on Jul 13, 2008 -
I want software which will allow me to capture text thoughts at work, to a remote web location - quickly, discreetly and privately.
posted by therubettes
on Apr 24, 2008 -
Why does my Mac appear to have other people's computer names at the command line? What's up here? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Nov 12, 2007 -
AsceticRSSFilter: I'm looking for a program I found by chance awhile ago that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Aug 19, 2007 -
I absolutely love Firefox Smart Keyword Searches.
Beyond just the default preinstalled ones,
I also use custom ones for easynews, rottentomatoes, metafilter, etc. Here's my question: Is it possible to launch these from the command line in OS X? For example, ideally I would enter (into a bash prompt) rt apple
to open a new tab in firefox with a search result for "Apple" in rotten tomatoes, like this.
. Similarly, I would like to be able to enter easy creative commons
to have it launch the keyword bookmark "easy" which searches easynews global for "creative commons"
. Is this possible to do, preferably without using Applescript or Automator?
posted by crazyray
on Feb 19, 2007 -
Please recommend a Windows 2000 program that will allow me to assign a keyboard command to bring all windows of an active application forward or launch the application if it is not yet open. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jan 9, 2006 -
Is there an Ampersand command for "@"? If so, what is it?
posted by C17H19NO3
on Apr 13, 2005 -
What are some other ways to accomplish the equivalent of the ASP "include" command? (And if so, which is the easiest?) Is there any way to achieve the same effect with regular HTML?
posted by Jaybo
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Can a network connection be killed from the command line in Windows XP?
posted by plexi
on Aug 19, 2004 -
Military question -- On a website I was reading recently, I came across this tidbit: "The military continues to experiment with command and control structures designed to delegate and drive decision making to the front lines." Can anyone tell me more about this? I'm interested in how the U.S. military (or any other) has overcome the problem of decision-makers being too far from the action. [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Mar 24, 2004 -