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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 08, 2019

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    saobadao  6 months ago

    Shouldn’t this be directed at Facebook?

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    Prescott_Philosopher   6 months ago

    I said, “OK Google” to one tablet and the other tablet in sleep mode two rooms away also responded.

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    David Henderson  6 months ago

    Well I will ask Google where are my car keys the next time I miss place them.

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    sirbadger  6 months ago

    Eventually, we’ll be able to communicate telepathically with Alexa and then she really will know where we left our keys.

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    HarryCK  6 months ago

    If you are writing songs that have potential for being hits be careful about rehearsing them around the devices; your tunes might come out before you ever go into the studio.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member 6 months ago

    On Farcebook and other “social pages”, they tell all themselves. Privacy? Choice, or conditioning?

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    Jesy Bertz  6 months ago

    “Death to da Google!”

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    Alabama Al  6 months ago

    What’s really funny is that so many people are concerned about government knowing too much about them, but the fact that Google, Facebook, et. al. knows even more doesn’t bother them at all.

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    I’m more worried about the NSA knowing these things.

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    NickyOldfieldDesciple  6 months ago

    Apple is the worst. Leave Siri on and you’ll be seeing adverts based on your last conversation witinn minutes. People ARE listening in. 300 employees in Cork, Ireland were fired over it recently, even though their Apple bosse told them to do it.

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    Watcher  6 months ago

    They say curiosity killed the cat and so it will also kill Google, Fakebook and all the rest of them.

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    dadoctah  6 months ago

    Nobody’s addressing the thing that hit me from the first panel: is 1985 when people started putting pumpkin spice in every damn thing?

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    WGillete  6 months ago

    They already got it off your computer screen.

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    Yontrop  6 months ago

    My daughter pointed out that Google is great for finding the right spelling for a word when your spell-check tells you you are wrong, but can’t come up with the right answer. This probably helps confuse Google about your buying (and other) interests too.

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    jessie d. Premium Member 6 months ago

    while hiding a far more dastardly crime, e.g., theft of intellectual property being Edna’s pumpkin muffins. Grannies of the world unite, take back your heirloom recipes affording generations to come of heartburn. Little will they know of the indigestion they missed. Fruitcake anyone?

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    jimchronister2016  6 months ago

    Their not perfect. But they are amazing!

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    car2ner  6 months ago

    hmm, why not just Google the recipe? Oh wait, that wouldn’t be funny

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    Nate England  6 months ago

    “Alexa, where’s my car keys?”“You left them… in your pants pocket before you… put them in the washer.”

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I suppose the internet is becoming like a marriage. You have to opt in. You have to share secrets to make it work. Suddenly you have ‘friends’ you didn’t have before. It can both help you and hurt you. ’til death do you part(but it will remember you always).

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    rs0204 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I encourage everyone to read 3001: The Final Odyssey a Novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

    There is a device called the Brain Cap, you are wired directly into the internet. In the novel, the person needs to be next to their tablet for you to have access. But I think that is naive.

    I believe we will eventually be all wired together. It might not be for several hundred years, but that is the inevitable result of the direction we are taking.

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    Nannette Boulais  6 months ago

    Okay, I’m going against the tide here, but I appreciate Google. I can find information—pro, con, factual, fantastical—about any subject I’m interested in. I can be reading a book about Mali/Timbuktu and go out and see the Great Mosque and the Mamma Haidiri Library. I can call up any map from any era; I can find book titles/precis, I can order meals, I can browse my library’s shelves for hours at a time. I can read my newspapers and magazines on line. I can visit the Smithsonian or any number of other museums on line. For a senior citizen with very limited mobility, it’s great! (I don’t do the social stuff, and I don’t have any of those “voices.”)

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    sballard2929  6 months ago

    either name works

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    Snoots  6 months ago

    It should be directed at every large company connected to the Internet. *We ALL float data down here!"

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    sanderling75  6 months ago

    Speaking of communicating via telepathy – can you imagine the incredible emotional devastation if it turned out to work like the current robo call system? If one could not limit the number and type of incoming mental ‘bullets,’ much of the human race would self-destruct from of sheer madness.

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    candor1230  6 months ago

    Ask Siri.

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    Babs Maloney Premium Member 6 months ago

    I like Google! I have used it to help solve tech problems, to see on a map where an unknown (by me) town, lake, or river is. I have also used to it to locate businesses and check my spelling. I used it last night to find out why my phone is not letting people I call hear me, and how to fix it. It informed me that the microphones on my phone were probably full of dust and lint, and to use compressed air to clean them. I had a can of compressed air so I went about blasting the 3 microphones. When I blasted the one at the top of the screen a light began flashing and Siri wrote: “Oh s*it! I don’t know how to respond to that!” We got a good laugh out of that, but when I checked to see if the microphones were working, they were! These tech companies will never know more about you than what you make available to them.

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    Burgundy2  6 months ago

    The other day, my cat playfully attacked my leg and I said, “Hey, you little b***ard”. My phone piped up, “definition of b***ard”. I guess “Hey you little” sounds like “Hey google”. And they are listening ALL THE TIME.

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    Godfreydaniel  6 months ago

    Luckily I have no electricity, and I’m not on the internet, and my messenger pigeons are SWORN to secrecy………..

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    Okay, I’ll give Wiley props for this one. It’s both funny and scary.

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    Linguist  6 months ago

    Big round of applause for Wiley! I laughed out loud at this one – frighteningly close to the truth, as it is…

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    thelordthygod666  6 months ago

    Use DuckDuckGo. They don’t track and record your search findings.

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    Steve L  6 months ago

    And then Google scans all your FaceBook and Twitter feeds so anyone can see your post about Aunt Maude’s wisker.

    Maybe they have catalogued all The Donald’s

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    mizdurble  6 months ago

    The cat doesn’t care.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 6 months ago

    My solution? Lead such a mundane life that no one would waste time watching. I’ve been around a few years. Folks, this is the future, protect yourself, but get used to it.

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    Bookworm  6 months ago

    At my age, it’s rather comforting when one device or another queries me, “Are you still breathing?” 8>) I don’t answer, just for fun.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Mr Miller, you owe me a new keyboard!!! ROTFFLMFAO!!!!!

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    Cavenee Lonnie Premium Member 6 months ago

    Effing Carl man.

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    wleller  6 months ago

    No, Google keeps EVERYTHING you do on any of their platforms for eternity! Emails, searches, web pages you browse (even accidentially) and YouTube videos!

    This leaked out over a decade ago and that’s when I stopped using Google products, except for YouTube. Got to have my cat videos.

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    handymanherb  6 months ago

    All of them, that make money off what they know

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    yipp_eeee  6 months ago

    Miller must have read this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joetoscano1/2019/09/03/google-has-my-dead-grandpas-data-and-he-never-used-the-internet/#100c15f42b0c

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    cwwise1940  6 months ago

    Google, Facebook, Twitter, cell phone, laptop, etc. Doesn’t matter! NSA, China, Russia, N. Korea, all of the above knows ALL that we say or write. Ours lives are an open book if you use ANY electronic device to communicate or to search.

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    Kind&Kinder  6 months ago

    The little monsters face the book, twitter and search you with their goo-goo-googly eyes!

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    keenanthelibrarian  6 months ago

    I was going to say “But that’s amazing”. No it isn’t.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I love it, one of the best strips in a long time. Thanks, Mr. Miller.

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    nikpromo  6 months ago

    I just wonder what the Wiley Bears would do with this…….

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    rick92040  6 months ago

    I wish they could tell me where I left some of the stuff I’ve lost over the years. Mostly tools.

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    gileshead  6 months ago

    Creeps!

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    lordhoff  6 months ago

    Both.

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    Enter.Name.Here  6 months ago

    That Google building (their headquarters) is only a couple of miles from my house here in Mountain View and built on a site where I use to fly my RC aircraft. It was formerly Silicon Graphic’s headquarters before they folded, and a nice farm before that.

    Google is slowly buying up everything, and there’s a running joke that it may be renamed “Googleville” someday. Not that funny a joke. ;-)
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