Automated transcription of a fax machine that called the wrong number


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/07/automated-transcription-of-a-f.html


#2

For some reason, I read that in the voice of Dug.


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#4

My wife’s aunt once asked me how the paper travels through the wires. No joking. She asked me because I know a lot about computers.


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I have no doubt that is 100% accurate. All those ACKs (i.e. “heys”) and iterative attempts to identify the recipient are exactly what I would expect from any sort of automated communication system.


#7

My God is that what fax machines were saying as we unplugged them all?


#8

Aren’t those the lyrics to a Justin Bieber song?


#9

This definitely calls for some kind of dramatic reading or dubstep remix.


#10

I prefer the transcripts that I get from my mother-in-law’s messages:

Dairy Queen Keys, I don't know.
(that voicemail had at least 30 words in it)

#11

Lori Anderson.


#12

They Might Be Giants needs to put this to music.


#13

Are we related to the same person? My grandma once wondered aloud as I was watching (Merrie Melodies) cartoons as a child, how they got the animals to do such cruel things to each other.


#14

Reads like a TrumpTwitter at 3 a.m.


#15

If they released it as a Dial-a-Song their answering machine would gain sentience within a week, tops.


#16

There’s a sad and kind of desperate tone to it.


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it’s nick I’m… hey it’s… I… a new hey… kill them all… to get them… hey it’s me… I’m the hey… bathe in their blood… of a… I hey it’s… and a… purify them all in fire… honey bye bye now hey it’s dan hey hey it’s dave hey

Whoa, that got dark.


#18

They practically have already:

The recording I have (on my cd of Factory Showroom) was first done on wax cylinder at the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, NJ.


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