- Last Active
irnchriz said:If I lived in the same house as you, you would be trying to pull the Amazon echo out of your ass. Imagine listening to all of that inane shit every day...If you lived in the same house as me, it would be cowering naked in the basement corner, trying to suppress a Tourettes-like PTSD tick as you smear “I will not be adolescently rude and solipsistic with my betters… I will not be adolescently rude and solipsistic with my betters…” on the blackboard beside your fetid collar chain.Now, back to courteous conversations on the utility of voice-activated UI/UX's shall we, all adults of good cheer?
Soli said:The last time I talked about Echo someone on this forum said that a real cook would know how the answers to any measurement question without asking.
paxman said:What tasks does Echo perform for you on a daily basis?
While typing in manuscript:"Alexa, what is the forecast for Beaverton?"
"Alexa, set Rainy Day Lighting ON"While chopping:
"Alexa, play Jazz""Alexa, how many grams equal a half cup of flour?"
"Alexa, set kitchen to 68 degrees.""Alexa, set timer to 8 minutes""Alexa, reorder glutten-free pasta"While carrying dinner to wife on sofa:
"Alexa, set Watch TV ON"While washing up:"Alexa, set Reading Time ON"While lying in bed:"Alexa, play Rain Forest Sounds"
"Alexa, set Overnight Lights ON"
"Alexa, set an alarm for 6 AM"
Later, in the dark:"Alexa, turn Bathroom Lights ON"
"Alexa, turn Bathroom Lights OFF"
"Alexa, add toilet paper to shopping..."Me, I'd much prefer to say Siri... and have the Sonos sound system throughout the house play, rather than the Echo.
TRP said:Updated my 9.7" iPad Pro to 9.3.2. It is now an iBrick Pro
Updated iPad Pro via iTunes. No problem.
Updated iPad Pro 9.7 via over-the-air. iBrick Pro.
Attempted all possible variations of repair, restore... rebooted iMac, iPad... forced restore, etc. No joy. Join Ventured myself into the bar ASAP. Apple Genius confirmed all attempts futile; hardware replace only option and so, instantly, apologetically ...
No luck. Utterly no iPad Pro 9.7 configuration in store, in NW region. Wait time one week. Or more.
I can understand an update bricking an odd, older-gen device, but the newest flagship? What the hell are the protocols in QA? And one week for a swap on a non-BTO?
Ah Apple, you are not the company of old.