I wonder if something is going on at Apple's end, where the Siri processing gets done.
Perhaps in preparation for i OS 8.] As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers.
Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 i Macs and my Mac Book Air.
The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen i Mac when I'm sat at home or from my Mac Book when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G).
That's why I call it a workaround instead of a fix.
I figure Apple is mucking around with Siri and perhaps caused a bug or some sort of corruption.
I'd be curious to know from Mac OSXHints users whether they are experiencing this problem in the first place and if the workaround works for you, too.
I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even exists.
Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working.
Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available." I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it.
Simply put, you can have multiple versions of Java in different places.
What was happening on the not-working Macs was that the jdk versions were being used, and the Juniper vpn client won't work with them.
The first thing is that you have to do some configuring of both Java and Safari to get the applet to run at all.