Discussion in 'General' started by D-Zum, Nov 17, 2018.
Some dude converted his Alexa into a talking fish on the wall. You can find that video elsewhere.
Don't worry, those bigass TVs listen too you, too.
My girlfriend bought me one of those last year as a gift. I tried to be nice and appreciative but apparently I was enough of a dick that she took it back without me knowing. I don't want anything listening to everything I say and storing it or using it later. Also, it serves no purpose for me. I've had an iPhone for years and I don't think I've used Siri once, I don't need that shit.
We have 2 actually..it's fun. We ask it questions, weather updates, radio stations, tell her to play any song you think of (Amazon music), order stuff from Amazon , it's an entertaining device. It has as much surveillance power as your phone, computer, fitbit, router whatever.
I don't really concern myself with the potential for the surveilling part. Your tracked ..know it.
"I don't really concern myself with the potential for the surveilling part. Your tracked ..know it". Just how your Government wants you to think. It's really amazing what the Government gets away with these days. Thing is the majority of the sheeple don't care. Some of the things I've researched lately are disturbing. The Federal Reserve Bank. Income Taxes. The IRS. Homeland Security, etc. Thomas Jefferson said, "A wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
So you got rid of the girlfriend too, I take it?
How the fuck did I end up in the dungeon?
Was wondering that myself. Not sure why people insist on going full stupid in a threat about something amusing...
Just a guess...
It's to focus spamming efforts relative to key words picked up in your normal conversation. Same way the internet uses "cookies".
I know mine has voice activated searching where it can find TV shows or movies, or change channels and stuff. But I have to push a button to activate it.
Does it all time listen, even when I ain’t pushed the button?
Very likely. Even if it “doesn’t” doesn’t mean is “can’t”.
Only on odd numbered days.
[Alexa] Hey Bob we noticed it is about the time in the day that you take your morning shit. We also noticed you haven't bought toilet paper from Amazon. We have some really good deals on ass wipe this week. Would you like us to place an order for you for our premium brand, double layer, quilted rose scented ass wipe?[/Alexa]
Bob : No.
[Alexa] I'm sorry did you say "sure". Great we will get that right out to you and bill your preferred credit card.[/Alexa]
Bob : I said no...
[Alexa]Sorry Bob..too late. We have already siphoned the money out of your account. You can call and wait on hold for 3 days waiting to talk to some individual in India that you won't be able to understand or you can just accept that we have fucked you and move on.[/Alexa]
[Jeff Bezos] Hey Alexa, what’s new with Whole Foods?
[Alexa] Buying Whole Foods.
it really does become handy in the morning when trying to shovel the kids out to school in the morning.
-What's the Weather?
-What time is it?
-Set an alarm
Really handy in the kitchen
-You can set multiple timers each with their own name (Alexa set pasta timer for 7 minutes, Alexa set chicken timer for 10 minutes, etc.)
-Nice to just say add eggs to the list, and then have it show up on my phone for the grocery list (well when she understands what you're sayinng). Recently, it's even better because she asks now anything else to add, this way you can spout out multiple things
-Play any music/playlist from my paid Spotify account, or play free Pandora, and Amazon Music
-Currently painting the basement, so I just say next song if I don't like the song, and just continue painting the room without touching anything with paint hands
But my biggest uses are the timer(s) and music, and sports scores/schedules and math. And, I don't have to continuously be on my phone or computer, etc.
I may have to actually plug mine in for the timers for turkey day.
I’d be down if it wasn’t connected to the net.....and I had additional bandwidth to spare.
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