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[crarko adds: I find I already don't have middle names in any of my Contacts, so I've not seen this.I wonder if something is going on at Apple's end, where the Siri processing gets done.Then I remembered the difference between 'System' Java, Java plugins, and Java development kits.Simply put, you can have multiple versions of Java in different places.And then checked that the reported version of Java was 1.6 on each Mac.Web applets still use the up to date, secure version 1.7 plugin.This operation is likely to modify possibly, or even to make difficult your navigation on the website.
This is a block of data which is not used for identification purposes.
I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it does.
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 sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery.