Go Back   This Blue Marble, a Global Current Events Discussion Forum > Main Floor > Politics

Politics Step up and make your case on all manner of political topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2017, 01:07 PM   #1
flourbug
Don't wrestle with a pig. The pig enjoys it and you get muddy.
 
flourbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: LOL, Florida!
Posts: 25,157
Thanks: 6,025
Thanked 10,033 Times in 4,410 Posts
Default Alexa Cannot Tell a Lie

flourbug is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to flourbug For This Useful Post:
AndreaCA (03-09-2017), andy (03-09-2017), Feather (03-09-2017), leistb (03-09-2017)
Old 03-09-2017, 02:07 PM   #2
leistb
There's no justice - it's just us
 
leistb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10,307
Thanks: 1,301
Thanked 2,699 Times in 1,243 Posts
Niiice.....
leistb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2017, 03:03 PM   #3
AndreaCA
one of those hopelessly disorganized people
 
AndreaCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,867
Thanks: 8,853
Thanked 3,119 Times in 1,400 Posts
Why do people need Alexa in their homes? It's not like it can tell me where my husband left the wire cutters.
__________________
"You can solve all the world's problems in a garden." Geoff Lawton
AndreaCA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to AndreaCA For This Useful Post:
Catbird (03-09-2017), Feather (03-09-2017), linttrap (03-09-2017), lonfa (03-19-2017), NowVoyager (03-12-2017)
Old 03-09-2017, 10:41 PM   #4
Antropologo
Skeptically Inquisitive
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The "Free" State
Posts: 1,206
Thanks: 457
Thanked 996 Times in 395 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndreaCA View Post
Why do people need Alexa in their homes? It's not like it can tell me where my husband left the wire cutters.
Because it's easier to spy on people when they willingly bring the eavesdropping devices into their homes by themselves.
Antropologo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Antropologo For This Useful Post:
Cactus Az (03-09-2017), Feather (03-10-2017), lonfa (03-19-2017), NowVoyager (03-12-2017), spinnerholic (03-13-2017)
Old 03-12-2017, 12:00 PM   #5
linttrap
it's time for the Guillotine, again
 
linttrap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vuhginya
Posts: 10,822
Thanks: 12,153
Thanked 18,914 Times in 6,057 Posts
I hate to bust your bubble but my roommate has an Alexa who heard the question in the video, and responded:

No, I am not employed by them. I am made by Amazon.
__________________
__________________

The truth shall set you free but not til it is finished with you.
David Foster Wallace
linttrap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2017, 12:17 PM   #6
NowVoyager
Senior Level 6
 
NowVoyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: East of paradise and west of tomorrow
Posts: 8,759
Thanks: 20,934
Thanked 7,827 Times in 3,312 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by linttrap View Post
I hate to bust your bubble but my roommate has an Alexa who heard the question in the video, and responded:

No, I am not employed by them. I am made by Amazon.
That's because now that the cat's out of the bag, it's been reprogrammed to say that
__________________
The untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

Walt Whitman
NowVoyager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2017, 03:28 AM   #7
pave_spectre
Freakin' out the Polar Bears.
 
pave_spectre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 512
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 74
Thanked 193 Times in 67 Posts
__________________
I love a Non-sequitur as much as the next giraffe....

When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution, and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
pave_spectre is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to pave_spectre For This Useful Post:
AndreaCA (03-13-2017), Feather (03-13-2017), leistb (03-13-2017), NowVoyager (03-13-2017), rryan (03-13-2017)
Old 03-13-2017, 08:03 AM   #8
drummagick
new age airy-fairy hippie
 
drummagick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Central Washington State
Posts: 6,899
Thanks: 2,787
Thanked 2,704 Times in 1,143 Posts
drummagick is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to drummagick For This Useful Post:
Feather (03-13-2017), leistb (03-13-2017), NowVoyager (03-13-2017), pave_spectre (03-13-2017), rb. (03-13-2017), rryan (03-13-2017)
Old 03-13-2017, 03:22 PM   #9
Oric
El Turco
 
Oric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 8,111
Thanks: 756
Thanked 2,066 Times in 923 Posts
one who hears everything, knows nothing

just look at facebook shares, an educated person turns bewildered with too much exposure
Oric is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alexa, lie

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.