All Things Amazon

Channel98

Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
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Glendale CA
Because Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is viewed as somewhat of a servant, people of all ages are now teasing – and giving commands to – almost anyone named Alexa. I think this is childish and mean-spirited – and my friends Siri and HAL 9000 agree with me.

Kids and adults named Alexa are being teased and bullied mercilessly
and Amazon won't even acknowledge their cries for help, parents say


 

IdRatherBeSkiing

UPS SUCKS!
Oct 11, 2008
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Toronto, ON
Our nation's obesity epidemic is caused in large part by people's lack of physical activity. Many people no longer go shopping; they buy things online and they have groceries delivered. Many people no longer go out to eat; they have restaurant food delivered. Many people no longer go to movies; they stream films at home. Soon they won't even have to get out of their car to pay for gasoline. What next?

Perhaps this only works with self driving cars and self filling nozzles? Or maybe this is just another version of the fob I have for one gas company where I just touch it to the pump and it knows who to bill. I still have to pump the gas. But if my car had Alexa perhaps I can ask her to do that transaction so I just have to get out and pump. Save me from grabbing my keys and raising them with my arm to the pump. And opening the gas cap too I suppose.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

UPS SUCKS!
Oct 11, 2008
18,211
5,699
168
Toronto, ON
Because Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is viewed as somewhat of a servant, people of all ages are now teasing – and giving commands to – almost anyone named Alexa. I think this is childish and mean-spirited – and my friends Siri and HAL 9000 agree with me.

Kids and adults named Alexa are being teased and bullied mercilessly
and Amazon won't even acknowledge their cries for help, parents say


That joke would get old real quick. Not sure why this would be a continuing issue. People need to toughen up. People keep naming their kid Dick and they don't complain.
 

scotchandcigar

arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
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Vacationland
So this is the talk of the town amongst us middle-agers. It's called Tushy, it's a bidet retrofit for your toilet. Friends of ours were raving about it, so I ordered one from Amazon.

It's marketed in a very (ahem) cheeky manner. Here's the box it came in.
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I especially like the "step 1 step 2 step 3" thing. It reminds me of Dick in a Box: Step 1 - cut a hole in a box; Step 2 - put your junk in the box; Step 3 - have her open the box.

Anyway, installation was a bit of a pain in the ass (ha!), but it's ready to go. Here's a stock photo
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It seems to be working, but I'll probably have to try it in the morning. I'll be sure to post an update.
 
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JHDK

Release Robin's Bra
Oct 11, 2008
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Hyrule
For all the shit Amazon get about their warehouse working conditions, they could use this good PR: