Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 13, 2021

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    jvo  over 2 years ago

    I am not surprised Alexa is concerned. An entire jug of drip coffee would be toxic.

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    in.amongst  over 2 years ago

    When Alexa changes diapers on babies – then tell me about mum’s being replaced by tech. Till then, no dice.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    Everybody comes equipped w/ a mom… for as long as they both last. There’s absolutely NO reason to buy another one!

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    eastern.woods.metal  over 2 years ago

    All of our devices spy on us and collect meta data to be used against us. That includes youtube

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    Wilde Bill  over 2 years ago

    What is the point of decaf?

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    eastern.woods.metal  over 2 years ago

    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

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    Baarorso  over 2 years ago

    In reality, Alexa would be encouraging you to drink more coffee and eat more pastries-as long as those came from Amazon.;D

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 2 years ago

    “…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.

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    danketaz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    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)…

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    mikeyman  over 2 years ago

    Not just mom…Think bigger.

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    jessie d. Premium Member over 2 years ago

    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.

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    nosirrom  over 2 years ago

    I miss the day when surveillance was only through you medicine cabinet. (name that movie)

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    Space_cat  over 2 years ago

    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.”

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    scote1379 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Alexa comes with a Nag setting ?

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  over 2 years ago

    I thought he was going to get rid of…alexa-or is that just a Garfield response?

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    Old Girl  over 2 years ago

    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?

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    dflak  over 2 years ago

    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.

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    david_42  over 2 years ago

    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.”

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    mourdac Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Apocalypse begins when machines enforce their directives.

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    Bookworm  over 2 years ago

    Things That Tell You You’re Getting Old #52; Alexa asks “Are you still breathing?” several times a week.

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    Michael G.  over 2 years ago

    Nagging goes electronic. Progress!

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    rickseg  over 2 years ago

    Im sorry Dave. I can’t do that.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    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.

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    samclemens  over 2 years ago

    A Student Drank 2 Gallons Coffee. This Is What Happened To His Kidneys.

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    sandpiper  over 2 years ago

    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.

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    majkmushrm Premium Member over 2 years ago

    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.

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    txmystic  over 2 years ago

    A single well-crafted espresso is enough to get me going…

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    marilynnbyerly  over 2 years ago

    And that’s why I keep Siri cut off. Of course, I was good at ignoring my mom’s “suggestions,” too.

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    Jefano Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be tempting to prompt Alexa to advise one to cut out exercise and eat more donuts?

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    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.

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    becida  over 2 years ago

    It’s time to put that Alexa in the circular file…

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    tee929  over 2 years ago

    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!

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    JenSolo02  over 2 years ago

    How did Alexa know about the donut?

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    MitchellTimin  over 2 years ago

    I followed that advice, starting several years back. The results have been worth it.

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    UnklGene  over 2 years ago

    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!

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    AlnicoV   over 2 years ago

    Isn’t this how Skynet started?

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    anomaly  over 2 years ago

    Alexa, you look like you could use a hammer massage.

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    vanaals  over 2 years ago

    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.

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    grantcmccormick  over 2 years ago

    One of the reasons I’ve never activated Alexa on my Amazon Fire tablet.

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    bakana  over 2 years ago

    See? That’s why I deleted the “Personal Assistant” app.

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    KevinCarson2  over 2 years ago

    Alexa needs to find out how the world looks from the bottom of a toilet bowl full of shit.

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    rwg1957rwg  over 2 years ago

    Ricochet Rabbit calling?

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 2 years ago

    You don’t blame the hammer you blame the person wielding that hammer.

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    KenDHoward1  over 2 years ago

    If ever anyone offers me decaf … I’ll turn on my heel, and never speak to them again … ;)

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    Ron Bauerle  over 2 years ago

    Whatever happened to that story arc where Danae’s friend uncovered (or unleashed, I forget) an AI apocalypse?

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    morgankhat  over 2 years ago

    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!

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