Monday, November 13, 2017

Ding

Day 19

My iPhone Talks

2:37am:
It's true! My iPhone talks to me. However, it does not talk to me in a language that I am able to comprehend. Instead, my iPhone talks to me in Ding!

Apple has supplied an operating system for my iPhone that does this "Ding Talk." So, isn't it logical to assume that Apple knows what my iPhone is saying to me when my iPhone says, "Ding?"

So, I am asking you, my Dear Reader, please explain to me why Apple does not see fit to have my iPhone talk to me in English?

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English vs Ding
I am wondering why Apple doesn't send a message in English to my iPhone's screen instead of the inscrutable Ding?
                                                     
Perhaps "inscrutable" is too forgiving for Apple's antics?

How about:
Enigmatic, mysterious, unreadable, inexplicable, unexplainable, incomprehensible, impenetrable, unfathomable, unknowable;
opaque, abstruse, arcane, obscure, cryptic?






12:23pm:
Tweaking a bit more!
This morning, the tweaks are:
➜ Fastening down the high bench that I Blogged to you about yesterday.

➜ Cleaning up the solar cabling so that the cables are secure [ie: Won't come loose when the Scampy Team is on-the-road].

➜ Made a dent in sorting our screws, nuts and bolts into our portable sort box.

➜ Checking out our new Wilton Vacuum Base vise:

I've not used this Wilton vise enough 
to know if I shall keep or return it



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28 comments:

  1. George, That usually means someone has sent you a text... check the text button perhaps... Otherwise I don't know...
    Larry

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    1. Hi Larry,

      Thanks for that info about a text message!

      Tell me Larry, how do you feel about receiving a Ding message, instead of an English message?

      George

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  2. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3775636?start=0&tstart=0

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    1. Thanks for your URL Link!

      Wouldn't you like it better if you received an English message instead of a Ding message? A Ding message does not explain what is going on. An English message would!

      George

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  3. If you have a news setting, new headlines ding like that on my iPhone.

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    1. Clayart,

      Yes, I understand.

      The question is, why send a Ding message? Isn't a message in English much better?

      George

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  4. Well obviously George, it's because they are dingy. DING

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    1. Hi Joan,

      Somebody at Apple has to be dingy. Otherwise Apple would respect their customers enough to send English messages. Instead of Ding messages!

      After all, an iPhone is an extremely powerful computer. Apple is able to do anything on an iPhone that may be done on any computer,

      George

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  5. George, when Mister Ed was mentioning in your prior post regarding whether or not Scampy was truly level when hitched, if you have already added the second 20-lb. propane tank to Scampy and added new weight anywhere else in the combo, you may find it necessary to make an adjustment to level out the combo. Of course, you need to make sure the combo is on very level ground to do that, like a cement parking lot.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      In my opinion, Mister Ed would likely not be able to know if Scampy is level or not, merely by looking at one of my pics.

      The proof is in the pudding! Scampy is level.

      George

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  6. As others have noted, that "ding" is a notification of some sort. You can adjust in Settings>Sounds. From there you need to look at all the different apps that can make a sound and adjust.

    Good luck.

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    1. Hi Kent,

      Did my Blog post about Ding messages ask:
      1. What caused the Ding?

      OR

      2. Why Apple's operating system sends Ding instead of English messages?

      George

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    2. So you want your iPhone to say, "text" when you get a text and "phone call" when you get a call and "new email" when to get an email, etc. That would annoy me more than the dings and dongs and vibrations that they currently do..... To each their own.

      You could make short recordings of your own voice saying all these and then set the sound for each app to use that recording instead of the ding.... Maybe you'd start a revolution against all the annoying dings and dongs that we hear our phones making.

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    3. Hi Kent,

      In my opinion, there is no excuse for Apple to use anything else other than English language messages for any and all things.

      Just because Apple is run by capable persons, does not mean that they do the right thing, all the time.

      George


      PS: For persons such as yourself, who want Ding messages instead of English messages, there should be the option of your choice.

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  7. I like Joans. answer better,, we all need a ding ding now and then

    I can see it now 😜
    George looking up 👀 🔎 The words Ding Ding under slang terminology

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    1. Mister ed,

      Are you writing Ding Ding

      When you meant to write Dingbat

      .....???....

      George

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  8. I've not used this Wilton vise enough
    to know if I shall keep or return it

    Ding
    When it falls over,, you'll know When to take it back

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    1. Ed,

      Perhaps.....in this comment....you are trying too hard?

      George

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  9. Hi George, couple things to mention. I also have a Wilton vise. Very old and heavy not appropriate for RV shop work... But there are a group of folks who collect and restore antique vices, on Garage Journal. com. Fun reading and cool pictures. Also, did you know there is a discussion group all about campers like yours . It is http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/groups/1-scamp+trailers-page3.html You might enjoy it.
    Keep having fun George.

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    1. Hi Jack,

      This vise weighs 3.5 lbs.

      Click [Here] to view specs on Amazon.

      George

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  10. They have to pick some sound as a default notification -- they've apparently picked *ding* for your phone.

    Then each person alters the sound (if they choose), to one they like better.

    As someone said already, you could make yours be spoken words if you prefer, by making and uploading your own little sound file.

    That would be the last thing I would want is my machine speaking to me! (shudder)

    However, you appear to want this.

    How would the company know what their customers want?

    You seem to think there is something inherently better about spoken words as opposed to a sound? I disagree. We each have our preference.

    You do yours the way you like, and we'll all do the same!

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I am not wanting a sound [like a ding]. I want a notification.

      Example:
      You have not backed up your iPhone in 10 days.

      George

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  11. Well said Sue - a voice of reason.

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    1. Barb,

      What about my voice. Am I an unreasonable voice?

      George

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  12. Not all phones are bought in english speaking countries.

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    1. Hi Payson,

      I believe that the choice of language is made by a phone owner.

      George

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  13. I am so glad George has a sense of humor!

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    1. Hi Joan,

      None of this is a serious thing. It's like a grain of salt.

      George

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