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In The News Today

Discussion in 'General Chat and Gossip' started by Bullseye, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. noddy

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    A grade A.1. knob-end, that one.
     
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    The Smart Safe. A wonderful illustration of why I don't use the Intelli electric blanket my mum bought us for Christmas. Or any other so called smart shit either. My phone was set to remind me to buy firelighters when arriving at Sainsbury's and I had to actually use an axe and newspaper this evening because it forgot, or location services weren't switched on or some other poor excuse.

    CES 2018
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42634501

    I ought to add, the convention centre was plunged into darkness due to rain.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42639780

    And the AI robot that drowned itself:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/18/security-robot-drowns-office-fountain/
     
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    The CES outage was hilarious.

    Seems a bunch of people put their phones in a sort of electronic locker to charge... power outage meant they couldn't input passcodes to open the locker to retrieve their phone.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ha ! sweet :)
     
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    That safe is bollocks. You could buy a decent steel one for much less.
     
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    Smart diapers

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    Smart pet feeder, wouldn't like to see a power outage on this one.
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    The nappies are more worrying. Luckily most of this stuff is doomed and will bomb like a Tomorrows World paper pants, floating bikes, robot sheep shearing, and "interplanetary etiquette". Oh, and CDs. :D
     
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    You are supposed to use the axe to chop kindling not burn it mate but hey, needs do as the devil must I suppose.
     
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    An earlier version of this video that showed the app failing to trigger a theft alert was due to user error rather than a fault with the product."

    Now, call me old fashioned, but this is a fault with the product; if it's not smart enough for a Trump supporter to use, it cannot be labelled as a "Smart" product.

    And I only use firelighters when it's bloody cold and no wind to give a draw up the flue.:P
     
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    I don't really mind splitting a few bits of kindling, finding something flammable, and setting it all afire, but we don't have newspapers, and I'm buggered if I'm making tiny kindling indoors. I have used a toilet roll soaked with meths before now, but the night in question saw me nick a couple of pine cones and red tea lights off the table display. That's quite pricy by comparison to a Happy Shopper pack of firelighters (.99p per week), and got me "told" by Madam. Which isn't news to me either. :roll: :rofl:
     
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    The neighbours probably do, that's where mine come from.:D
     
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    Jesus! What did you drink that night?
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Paint I
    Paint I reckon. That story about the dog was cobblers
     
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