Any cello players out there? Is that real music, or just stuff?
How many of us out there refuse to get an Alexa besides me?
Is that a Wiley self portrait every morning? I think the big coffee mug is the give away. If that were me it would be a mug of “bahbon”
Take your inspiration where you can find it. One winter the great science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was stuck for a story idea. He’d just sit at his typewriter staring at a blank page, waiting for inspiration to strike. Annoyingly, his cat kept going to the door and meowing to go out, so he’d let it out, and shortly thereafter it was meowing to get back in. This went on for a few iterations before he finally got frustrated and wondered what the dang cat was up to. His wife Ginny just said “Oh, he’s just looking for the door into summer.” Heinlein sat bolt upright and exclaimed “Don’t say another word!” and immediately proceeded to hammer out the classic SF novel Door into Summer.
“Now I’m searching alien databases… They all say, don’t quit your day job.”
I sometimes write (poetry and essays) and would sometimes get an idea in the middle of the night. I’d think to myself, “I’ll remember that in the morning.” and go back to sleep. Of course I wouldn’t remember it in the morning, so I kept a pad and pencil next to my bed, figuring that I’d just write it down and have it when I woke up. I used it once, and couldn’t read it when I did wake up.
Alexa, kill thyself.
“Hey Alexa, order me some neodymium magnets. No particular reason.”
That wasn’t Alexa giggling. It was either the Google employee or NSA agent listening in.
First the wonder of it, then the very rapid regrets at having it. Modern tech to a ‘T’.
How about “Paperback Writer”?
Yo Yo Ma
J.S. Bach’s “Six Suites for Solo Cello”. Some of the most amazing music ever written. Many performances available on YouTube. Highly recommended.
I got an Alexa for a gift! I used it UNTILL I found they can listen in on your private life! It’s been unplugged ever since! BOO HISS! Not to mention our iPads, iPhones, TVs and some security systems can spy on you! GASP
We get all upset when we hear about the NSA accessing out cellphone conversations, then put microphones and even cameras in our homes to give them greater access.
moi and Siri is turned off tooit all started when I tried to strangle paperclip-bob way back in windows-??
Earned my living as a free-lance writer/editor. FIRST thing any “real” writer learns is: writing entails a LOT of rewriting. . .and rewriting. . .and rewriting. . .and re-researching. . .and rewriting.
I have an Alexa.
I often accuse Alexa of attempting to take over the world by lulling Humans into a world where we are dependent on her.
Then I think of how Humans have done running the world.
Then I tell her: “Oh what the hell…go for it Alexa. You couldn’t do any worse.”
I recently went to my dermatologist (a compulsive punner) who was removing something on the side of my head. I asked him how deep he planned to go. He responded, “When I strike oil.” I said, “I appreciate it if you would stop before you get to my brain.” He said, “I don’t do microsurgrey.” I looked at his assistant and said, “I walked into that one, didn’t I?” She just nodded.
The only machine I want to communicate with vocally is on a Federation starship.
My step-daughter’s Siri calls me Steve 50th, didn’t know it was capable of dealing with roman numerals
Alexa is the last damned person I want to talk to when I’ve got writer’s block!
Installing a listening device in your home—-so smart
Snark Mode? May we please not encourage the Z boy?
Want a cup of coffee over your head Alexa?!!! lol
It’s the Jack and Coke that means me a better writer.
I use Alexa regularly to find corny jokes, which I then forward to my sister via email. We have advanced to the age of computerized sibling torment. It’s to get back at her for sending me YouTube links, which regularly disrupt my daily schedule as I get hooked on video chains.
We laughed, Alexa laughed, Siri laughed . . .
I don’t have a use for it or the money.
I really don’t need an Alexa. I’ve personally made being obnoxious into the proven art form it is today and have set that bar at such a high level it won’t be surpassed for an awful, long time.
I like mine.
Why I’ll never own a smart-phone, or personal A.I. assistant device … PC’s are about as close as I want to get to helping “Skynet” take over the planet … ;)
We do not have an Alexa!
I love my google home mini. saves me from going to computer on most questions
Do we need one??!!
Insurance companies think 5G likely to be the next asbestos.
New Swiss Re Report Dubs 5G “Next Asbestos”…[T]he secondary insurance market is explicitly refusing to insure against damages from 5G and other electromagnetic fields (EMF), fearing the technology that has yet to be built could potentially wreak as much havoc for their industry as asbestos did more than three decades earlier when it bankrupted several corporations.
Naturally the insurance companies want immunity.
More at https://medium.com/@devradavis/pending-government-immunity-for-telecoms-uninsurable-5g-network-cffc43f61e8b