....with a computer?
Many people dont know it, but Windows XP has a text-to-speech tool. You type in a phrase and then the computer "says" it. The voice is kind of unrealistic. Windows Vista's version is better... funny enough the voice is called "Anna."
I thought for fun, I'd try typing all kinds of explosive dog trigger phrases into it and see if I could get any reaction from Sookie:
"Want to go for a walky? Walky?"
"Treat? Do you want a treat?"
"Car ridy? Want to go for a car ride?"
Then I tried the "irritation" approach and just kept saying:
"Sookie... Sookie.... hey Sookie..."
In this case I started getting some heavy breathing, but no obvious recognition.
Then I tried a new technique... the computer says Sookie 9 times, and then *I* say 'Sookie' on the 10th time. The time I said it, she jumped up and ran over to me.
Conclusion: Sookie has a jaded sense of "real" and "pretend" things.
Moving to Iqaluit FAQ, Ver. 6.0
3 weeks ago