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Old 08-27-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
mohtech
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When you and Linux learn to speak the same language!


I have a few other victories. My first script written in PERL. It's primitive, but it allows whatever is typed to be piped through festival. In effect, my computer can say whatever is typed. (I know there are other programs out there...but this is the first one I made)

I have also been able to ssh into my laptop and make it speak from a remote location. I could be the next Wizard of OZ....
 
Old 08-28-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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Haha, I had fun writing python scripts to play around with festival. One that comes to mind simply took an input and 'cheered' it back letter by lettter. It was entertaining, especially because the computer gave absolutely no sense of enthusiasm.

> Baix
"Give me a b...b"
"Give me an a...a"
etc.
"Whats that spell? Baix"
 
Old 08-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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no cheer :)

LOL I love how monotone it sounds. I'm working a edutainment show. I'm gonna have one person hidden in the back ssh into the laptop and make it come to life. The person can type out back "What is your name?" and the person can have festival say "Nice to meet you Jonny." It might spook the kids, or they might think it really talks.

Funny thing is I can 'forget the laptop in a box' and it will sound frantic...get me outa the box I hate in here, my fans are getting hot...I need to be plugged in!
It can be my resource....I ask it questions and it will answer me and give the kids information.

Have you heard your computer say "I'm so flippin excited?" It's great!


Only through Linux can innovative ideas be so transparent.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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I was brought up believing in a single religon: K&R C. Some years ago, I discovered that I could develop VERY complex applications using Perl in a third the time it takes to do the same thing in C. The difference: C has better runtime performance. But if the application is not performance driven, then "Why Not Perl!"

Times change; our thinking changes. OOP shows value. Perl allows it, but it is not pretty (is Perl ever pretty?). I look at Python and Ruby. I look at what people do with these languages. Python wins.

But for performance, C or C++ wins. Larry Wall suggested, write the application in Perl (substitute your high level language). Analyze where the time critical loops are. Rewrite those in C, and call them. Voila! Fast development with high performance.

-Ben
 
Old 12-18-2006, 06:11 AM   #5
Danny Lawson
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mohtech
LOL

Funny thing is I can 'forget the laptop in a box' and it will sound frantic...get me outa the box I hate in here, my fans are getting hot...I need to be plugged in!
It can be my resource....I ask it questions and it will answer me and give the kids information.

Have you heard your computer say "I'm so flippin excited?" It's great!
Only through Linux can innovative ideas be so transparent.
Well that's good to know that that innovative ideas are related to Linux. Now people can customize the OS according to their requirements.Over are the days where you looked upon someone to upgrade and modify OS who was least bothered.
Everyone can enjoy the freedom according to their needs.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 07:27 AM   #6
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mohtech: That sounds really fun Please post a clip on youtube or something.

Last edited by Tortanick; 12-23-2006 at 10:57 AM.
 
  


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