I am not surprised Alexa is concerned. An entire jug of drip coffee would be toxic.
When Alexa changes diapers on babies – then tell me about mum’s being replaced by tech. Till then, no dice.
Everybody comes equipped w/ a mom… for as long as they both last. There’s absolutely NO reason to buy another one!
All of our devices spy on us and collect meta data to be used against us. That includes youtube
What is the point of decaf?
Coffee has something like 200 chemicals in it,most of which have not been evaluated. I can drink tea at bed time and sleep like a baby. Tea has more caffeine than coffee. If I drink coffee I don’t sleep for 3 days so it’s not the caffeine that does me in
In reality, Alexa would be encouraging you to drink more coffee and eat more pastries-as long as those came from Amazon.;D
“…and the apocalypse begins.” Nope, it’s very well under way. I was just reading an article in the NYT about how the latest is computerized analyzing and profiling of people based solely on their voice. All sorts of things: age, gender, race, emotional state, personality style and on and on. It’s one more way that Big Brother is watching and considering you. How much of it do you think is correct? That’s above and beyond all of the Big Brother spying & analysis that’s being done to each and every person based on info collected from your smartphone, your “smart-everything else” including that smart-speaker, ALL of your computer usage (unless one is VERY well defended) including “social media” especially, where and how you drive your car, and on and on and on. Big Brother has GOTCHA, and to some very significant extent he’s gotcha wrong and there’s nothing you can do about it. Be afraid, be VERY afraid.
Which of course reminds Capt’n Eddie about the last apocalypse he’d had the good fortune to defuse, if you’d care to hear about it…(significant pause)…
Not just mom…Think bigger.
Hate to be a Mom spoiler alert cause I is one myself, “However, in moderate amounts, consuming caffeine may actually reduce your risk of heart disease. One study compared a wide variety of caffeine consumption levels. " as per Google and only Merkel takes on that conglomerate, i.e., Google.
I miss the day when surveillance was only through you medicine cabinet. (name that movie)
My fit bit ties into Google health and tattles to my PCP my blood pressure, 02, temp, pulse, and sleep pattern along with my steps (I get 11-12k per in day at work) I told him “I don’t need to come in, you have my data.”
Alexa comes with a Nag setting ?
I thought he was going to get rid of…alexa-or is that just a Garfield response?
In the US, coffee makers are designated as 10-cup or 12-cup carafes; but they don’t represent our 8 oz cups. How are the EU versions labeled?
My son has an automated house. If our grandchildren ever come to visit, we will have to tell them that they will have to walk across the room and move the little lever on the wall to the up position to turn on the lights.
Bill Nye does a great comedy sketch about diet and ‘smart’ devices. Car: “I’m sorry, but I can’t take you to the ice cream shop. The refrigerator says you’ve exceeded your sugar ration and the scale said you’ve gained weight again.”
The Apocalypse begins when machines enforce their directives.
Things That Tell You You’re Getting Old #52; Alexa asks “Are you still breathing?” several times a week.
Nagging goes electronic. Progress!
Im sorry Dave. I can’t do that.
Yeah, I have noticed that. Yesterday, out of no where, Google interrupted me to tell me Alexa has a message for me from my Garage door.
A Student Drank 2 Gallons Coffee. This Is What Happened To His Kidneys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj_AOzSSDMM
My now antique Mr. Coffee 4-cup coffee maker [$15.95] takes about 3 min to make a cup of coffee twice a day. Takes up very little space on the counter. There are two more in boxes rescued from my sons’ recycle.
I’ll never get one of the new age coffee makers. The way I was reared, if a thing is useful and does what I need done, why replace it with an over-priced doo-dad just because it is shiny or heavily hyped?
As for Alexa, never want one, won’t have one or any of its kin.
And now you know why I have neither Alexa nor Siri in the house. Siri comes with my Apple but I have her turned off.
A single well-crafted espresso is enough to get me going…
And that’s why I keep Siri cut off. Of course, I was good at ignoring my mom’s “suggestions,” too.
Wouldn’t it be tempting to prompt Alexa to advise one to cut out exercise and eat more donuts?
Alexa’s can’t cook.
And not one person has mentioned that the regular cast is back at last!!I was about to send out a grizzly bear search party.
It’s time to put that Alexa in the circular file…
I am surprised that Alexa, et. al. haven’t found a way to put your mother’s, father’s or spouses voice on your device!
How did Alexa know about the donut?
I followed that advice, starting several years back. The results have been worth it.
Thanks, Wiley! You’ve got us back in the diner in Down-East Maine w/ Capt. Eddie & his cat. PLEEEEEASE take us on an adventure. Here in California, Newson is saying that Larry Elder is putting on a “black-face” charade!
Isn’t this how Skynet started?
Alexa, you look like you could use a hammer massage.
Isn’t that how every AI apocalypse begins? Interactive AI answering your questions, begins telling you what to do. Remote locking/unlocking doors, AI begins to limit your access. Then, before you know it, you’re on the Galactica trying to outrun the cylons.
One of the reasons I’ve never activated Alexa on my Amazon Fire tablet.
See? That’s why I deleted the “Personal Assistant” app.
Alexa needs to find out how the world looks from the bottom of a toilet bowl full of shit.
Ricochet Rabbit calling?
You don’t blame the hammer you blame the person wielding that hammer.
If ever anyone offers me decaf … I’ll turn on my heel, and never speak to them again … ;)
Whatever happened to that story arc where Danae’s friend uncovered (or unleashed, I forget) an AI apocalypse?
I wouldn’t have one of those in my house for all the tea in China. Oh, wait, that’s where they’re all made!
February 16, 2022