I, for one, welcome our new robot overloards.

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Honey, May 19, 2017.

  1. LouiseBelcher

    LouiseBelcher spampants

    We haven't had any disasters. It doesn't do the area where Dougie lives and we only have one kitty that pukes occasionally. When she pukes it's almost always in near her litter box on one of the rubber mats. The robot also doesn't do that room because the mats. Stella isn't bothered by the robot but Grace will stay on the furniture and watch it the whole time. She sometimes hisses at it.
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  2. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    Mine was home invasion and it still is. I still have a hard time taking a shower if no one else is home.
  3. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    D just lost his phone (of course it’s on silent) and after looking forever, jokingly asked Google Home “where’s my phone?”
    Guys, it found his phone.
  4. user63

    user63 Chicken

    I didnt think I needed a home assistant thing, but maybe I need a home assistant thing....

    (though a toddler is a pretty handy tool for finding a phone too lol)
  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    True, but a toddler can’t turn the volume on high and make it ring when it’s on silent under the dresser.
  6. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    And the toddler could very well be the reason the phone is lost in the first place.
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  7. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

  8. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    We have swag lighting in the living room (plugged into an outlet) and the switch on the cord is right behind the couch and kind of a pain to get to if you're lazy like me. So we plugged it into an amazon smart switch and now I can tell Alexa to turn the lights on and off and it's the coolest thing to me :lol:
  9. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    Alexa never listens to me when I tell her to turn off the light, yet the light is still plugged into the smart switch. Why? Because I also think it is the coolest thing to be able to tell her to do it.
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  10. 8bitprincess

    8bitprincess FKA MissTentacles

  11. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    Thanks for posting this! I don’t qualify for a free mini but I do get free Hulu which I didn’t know.
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  12. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    Surveil me, Daddy
  13. 8bitprincess

    8bitprincess FKA MissTentacles

    Jelly. Canadian one doesn’t include Hulu. But at least I will now be under the watchful eye of Big Brother be able to have recipes dictated to me while I cook.
  14. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    No lie, we have a regular Google Home and a mini and I have no ragrets. When you are in the middle of cooking and your hands are dirty and you can just yell out “add olive oil to the shopping list!” it is worth the intrusion.
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  15. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I got an error posting in another thread that asked to send it to the system administrator email. I typed up the email and didn't know that gmail suggests titles based on the content but it suggested "Error in chickens" so I used it. :lol: I am sad that I got a delivery failure though.
  16. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    K and I were discussing what to put in Alexa's intruder alert routine, like turn on all the lights etc...

    K: "Alexa...release the bees!"
  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Then a bunch of tulle, burlap, and tears explode from the walls!
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  18. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    He has no idea what he summoned
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  19. user3695

    user3695 Chicken

  20. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    I love that haha!
  21. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Switched to new health insurance this year and am now a CVS pharmacy customer. Cool. I just called to check on a prescription I need and got the usual cheerful telephone robot and got past the first two questions about coronavirus and physical store info. I about fell out of my chair when it told me they were still working on my 1 prescription and to press 1 for more info. Well, duh I'm pressing it now. It told me that it should be ready at 11pm (when the store isn't even open) but I could ask to get it earlier by pressing 1 again. Pressed 1.

    "Great! We'll text you when it's ready! If that's all you needed, you can hang up now."

    It's not even futuristic tech or anything, but it's the first time I've ever had a telephone robot look up my info all by itself without input from me aside from calling.
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  22. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    My birth control refilled itself and notified me by text. Nobody had warned me this was even a thing. I was completely thrilled.

    Of course that was before the med went on backorder and now I am in a previously unknown level of hell.
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