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2022-07-02 1:05:55 AM  
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2022-07-02 1:17:50 AM  
So I know that autogenerated captioning is a great tool that helps hearing impaired people better able to follow along with live events, when previously a person typing the captions on the fly was needed and sometimes prohibitively expensive. Still, you have to laugh when some things happen. I don't care how you feel about the January 6th hearings, seeing this on your screen has to make you snicker:

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Hopefully the people in charge of writing the software used will be able to put in the name of former White House counsel Pat Cippolone before the next hearing, but you know someone at his firm has already made that into a nameplate and stuck it on his door.

Hey, here's an idea, let's combine current trending topics:

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Okay, DALL-E thinks Patsy Baloney is a middle-aged church lady from 1975. I don't know what I expected. Baloney, maybe?

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2022-07-02 1:20:42 AM  
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2022-07-02 2:21:30 AM  
Well, better than usual lately.  8/11 correct, 726 points.

Currently ranked #8, but that'll last about as long as it took me to take the quiz.

/108 seconds
2022-07-02 2:39:51 AM  
My favorite auto-generated "English" captions are always Scottish.

Scottish Weather Forecast (in Scots Gaelic)
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/plenty more where that came from
2022-07-02 2:44:09 AM  
Oh, and my iPhone's Voice Mail auto-transcripts of spam calls from Bank of America, who thinks I understand Mandarin, are also always fun to read.
2022-07-02 3:03:05 AM  

bughunter: My favorite auto-generated "English" captions are always Scottish.


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/plenty more where that came from

So this is where Kurt Cobain got his lyrics...
2022-07-02 3:08:47 AM  
hard is hard
easy is easy
2022-07-02 4:46:12 AM  
Oh my god the subtitles almost make sense
2022-07-02 3:02:11 PM  

puffy999: Oh my god the subtitles almost make sense

Yeah. It's a bit tricky to hear the subtitles I'm reading, instead of the other way around, but it takes some time to imagine how the captions would sound like the dialogue.

It reminds me of this excerpt from the book Anguish Languish, by H. L. Chance:

The audio player doesn't work on my phone, but you can always read it out loud or look up the title on YouTube.
2022-07-02 3:26:20 PM  
I got 9/11

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2022-07-02 3:56:40 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I got 9/11

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I am going to hell.
2022-07-02 5:21:34 PM  

bughunter: My favorite auto-generated "English" captions are always Scottish.

[YouTube video: Scottish Weather Forecast (in Scots Gaelic)]

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/plenty more where that came from

How do you know that isn't what she meant to say?  What are you, an Air Force Public Affairs officer?

//old Vietnam joke
///the captain meant to say
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