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[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 30 points 1 month ago

I love that the braille just cuts off too:

"HOT SURFACE DO NOT"

As if to say: if you made it this far then you already know.

[-] sjmarf@sh.itjust.works 41 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It says "hot surface do not touch" in full, actually. Braille uses single characters to represent some common letter combinations ("touch" is "t" + "ou" + "ch"). The words "do" and "not" are each contracted to a single letter ("d" and "n" respectively).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Braille#Contractions

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 18 points 1 month ago

Aaahh OK. I thought I was so clever to just count the characters lol. Classic Dunning-Kruger

[-] drathvedro@lemm.ee 11 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Well, you can learn actual basic braille in like 15 minutes. The only important thing missing in it is ⠼ that denotes that following symbol is a a number. E.g. ⠁⠃⠉ is "abc" but ⠼⠁⠃⠉ is 123.

A neat trick is that it translates mostly phonetically across languages so, when traveling, you can get some idea and even practice a bit of reading of the local script by reading braille signs in elevators and buses. It is surprisingly difficult to find photos of those signs on the internet, even though they are literally everywhere, but, for example, this sign reads as KNOPKA V?ZOVA PERSONALA in braille, so you can infer that "КНОПКА" reads as "knopka" and not "khonka", or that З thing is not a number but actually a letter for Z. The only uncommon letter here is Ы, but it is notoriously difficult one, and you can skip it in most words and people will still understand you. It might be even more helpful with wildly different script like hebrew, but I haven't tried that myself yet.

[-] TheCheddarCheese@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

I did this when I listened to Japanese songs before I knew how that writing system worked. I was always extremely confused.

[-] Bgugi@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

This guy grade 2's

[-] Excrubulent@slrpnk.net 17 points 1 month ago

At first I wondered what the secret message would be to braille users, then I realised they wouldn't know either.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 3 points 1 month ago

Can screen readers read braille?

[-] Excrubulent@slrpnk.net 4 points 1 month ago

Interesting question, I was really talking about the message in the image, but I don't know about the title.

I knew someone who had a braille laptop once, so instead of a screen it had a tactile braille row in front of the keyboard. I assume if you gave it braille characters it could give them to the user, but I actually have no idea.

[-] authorinthedark@lemmy.sdf.org 1 points 1 month ago

it's the same braille as on the sign

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I don't think the braille is necessary. By the time someone starts to "read" it, they already know what it says.

[-] nightwatch_admin@feddit.nl 13 points 1 month ago

The wooosh is strong in this one

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 4 points 1 month ago

Stating the obvious is my specialty.

I am good at nothing else.

[-] nightwatch_admin@feddit.nl 2 points 1 month ago

No, please don’t say that; everyone is good at something, maybe you just haven’t found it yet.

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 2 points 1 month ago

Yay! Self depreciating humor!

In all seriousness. I'm kind of a jack of all trades, but I'm an excellent system and network administrator. I've been doing IT work professionally for more than a decade, and my childhood was filled with computers. I knew a lot going into college, got a diploma in network technology, achieved (at some point or another), Cisco certification, A+, various other vendor certifications. I've worked with everything from MS DOS, through Windows 9x, 2000/XP, and everything newer, Linux, mac OS, Cisco, Aruba, watchguard, sonicwall, mikrotik, juniper, ubiquiti, and way more. I'm currently doing mostly cloud support for virtual desktops, and server-less deployments, MS 365, and Azure. In my jack of all trades skillset, I've done woodworking, small appliances repair, HVAC stuff, automotive repair, electrical work, and I've dived head first into home automation. The list goes on.

I was just being funny, friend.

[-] nightwatch_admin@feddit.nl 1 points 1 month ago

Whoah, tour career sounds a lot like mine! Glad to hear it was a joke… and happy cake day my friend.

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 2 points 1 month ago

I didn't even realize it was cake day already.

Thanks!

[-] kibiz0r@midwest.social 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Got blinded by reading a sign that told me to look away, got my fingertips melted by reading a sign that told me not to touch.

Went to an Ace of Base concert but stood too close to the speakers, and well… You can guess.

Edit: Ooh, or if you wanna lean into the “ironic warnings” part more than the “damaging signs” part, the concert could be The Police.

[-] Crackhappy@lemmy.world 4 points 1 month ago
[-] Aggravationstation@feddit.uk 1 points 1 month ago

Went to an Ace of Base concert but stood too close to the speakers, and well… You can guess.

Erm... the loud thunderous beat of "All That She Wants" made you asexual?

[-] some_guy@lemmy.sdf.org 2 points 1 month ago

Funniest thing I've seen today.

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