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Offline madmax

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« on: December 07, 2019, 06:22:03 AM »
     So Mors dies and Kelly gets me Alexis on the same day.  I'm kinda freaked out about this tech and death at the same time.  I didn't ask for either.  I read George Orwell's "1984" several times.  I'm digging out my tin foil hat.  Big Brother is officially spying on me.

      My little mancave, in my little house,  in my little neighborhood,  in my little city has been invaded.

       So for once, I agree with George Tsoukalos, it's aliens.  The little bastards have set up in my house.

       I used to make fun of the campers on their phones.  Now have unwanted technology in my home.

       I live across the street from an elementary school.  So I can't shoot it.

       Alexis is on my hit list.

     
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 06:54:36 AM »
My FIL got an Alexa.  When we were there for Thanksgiving I'd walk through the living room when no one was there and say, "Alexa, play Baby Shark" and then I'd leave.  The 20 something year olds, who were glued to their phones, would wake up and start screaming, "Alexa, shut up!" about the time I got outside.  It was a  lot of fun.

Anyone, alien or otherwise, who chooses to spy on me is going to be sorely disappointed in the progress of mankind.

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 07:12:45 AM »
Baby shark... oh I am so going to use that.  Thanks man.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2019, 07:29:18 AM »
OMG!   I'd never heard this before this morning.....thanks for giving me a totally new outlook on the day. :-\
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 12:35:02 PM »
ok.  so it's not so bad.  Alexa knows Molly Hatchet and George Thorogood and the Thunderbirds.  The House is rockin'!!!
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2019, 01:21:52 PM »
Big brother? the govt spying on the people? never
why the govt would nevr do that why they just love the people,
there just making sure were safe and all that. yeah that's the ticket,
btw never use tinfoil, copper is the way to go.

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2019, 01:26:36 PM »
Mikey, you can afford copper?  sheesh!
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2019, 03:01:12 PM »
I think Alexis is there to seduce you all over to the dark side.  The government likely has an open channel of all your requests and all of your inhouse conversations.  :P
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2019, 03:07:28 PM »
We've had 3 Alexa Echo devices in the house for a few years. One on the patio, one in the family room, and one in the kids movie room. They each serve their own purpose. I use the one on the patio for music, but mostly for setting a timer for grilling or smoking meats. The one in the family room is great for playing music for our grandson and my wife, they both love to dance together. The one in the movie room is just used for general information responses. None are in the bedrooms lol.

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2019, 07:26:42 PM »
About 20 years ago, my daughter was having her house broken into. They never took anything, but you could tell someone had been there. She and her hubby couldn't figure out how they always knew when they weren't home. So they asked me to sweep the place for bugs. I used a spectrum analyzer and a sniffer antenna.Lo and behold, a bug. Well actually it was a baby monitor they had installed themselves and since the monitors only use 4 channels, anyone can listen in. They unplugged it and the mysterious visits stopped. They had bugged themselves and someone else exploited it.
    Wireless video surveillance cameras are kind of the same thing. I mentioned it to one of my customers and she went pale. I didn't ask.
     Alexa is kind of like bugging yourself. If you trust the company and the technology, great. But people are people and most have a little voyeur gene. There will always be someone bored stiff, late one night, doing a manual override to listen in to what ever they find interesting. They wouldn't be the first to bend official company policy.
     Hayshaker is right, copper is better, I just weave in some copper wire to my tinfoil hat, seems to work :)
     And to think I have to take it off at night, the crinkling noise keeps me awake! :doh: :lol:

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »
As my dear wife says "for every use there is an abuse". 

Being dumb as a post about technology I will pass on this stuff.
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2019, 06:19:51 AM »
So far I've had her play music, meow like a cat, and bark like a dog (That had Max very confused).  I doubt they'll get much out of that.  We just have to be careful yelling passwords out.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2019, 07:05:37 AM »
I won't have that crap in my house.  Google and Apple both admit that there have been multiple instances of improper listening by staff to user's conversations. 

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2019, 07:09:05 AM »
so pete were you a spook once :shocked:

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2019, 07:12:37 AM »
I won't have that crap in my house.  Google and Apple both admit that there have been multiple instances of improper listening by staff to user's conversations.

Wasn't my idea! 

BTW.  She knows what a butthole is and will explain in detail... don't ask me how I know.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2019, 07:53:54 AM »
We have now degenerated into 3rd graders getting Alexa to make rude noises.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2019, 08:09:58 AM »
Well Tony, that got my morning coffee spit all over the screen.  I am still laughing.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2019, 09:15:21 AM »
so pete were you a spook once :shocked:

Nope.  Goblin, 4H skit many years ago :banana:

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2019, 05:27:23 PM »
Not sure if you know, on the Alexa device, you can turn the microphone off and manually control it.

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2019, 09:51:33 AM »
I'm learning a little more each day.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2019, 04:08:28 PM »
did i say it i thought alexla was a pet at 1st.
the four legged kind hmmm

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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2019, 04:33:53 PM »
LOL.  Nope justa a talking box.
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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2019, 01:56:42 PM »
Being from Eastern Kentucky, I can relate. Echo EK - Eastern Kentucky Edition.



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Re: Metaphysical
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 02:36:55 PM »
LOL.  Kelly needs that version.
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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2019, 04:24:29 PM »
 :cheers:
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