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ive been living under a rock
« on: March 02, 2010, 06:00:17 am »
Just barely discover that Roger Ebert has been battling thyroid cancer for four years and lost his jaw, which has been rebuilt and he just barely got his voice back, sortof.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/tech-firm-gives-roger-ebert-his-own-voice.html

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Nearly four years after a battle with thyroid cancer robbed him of the ability to speak, iconic film critic Roger Ebert sounded like his former self Friday during a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the show's producer said.

It was no medical miracle, but rather a demonstration of new software using audio recordings of Ebert to create a synthetic voice that sounds like his own.

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Re: ive been living under a rock
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 07:11:20 am »
Dude, I had no idea! Awwww Ebert.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: ive been living under a rock
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 07:12:36 am »
Poor guy.

That software sounds pretty freaky awesome, though.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 07:12:53 am »
On the flip side, it totally improved his looks.
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Re: ive been living under a rock
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 07:17:40 am »
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