Day By Day

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  • JTC

    Jo, Alexa, DHS, even the fucking toaster is all up in your shit.

    Is it worth it?

    • JTC

      OTOH, “you replicate randomly in uncontrolled environments”…sounds pretty sexy right there, lots more fun than your spontaneous shape-shifting there Jo, but your Naomi version does look pretty hot.

      • GWB

        Combine “randomly shifting chick” to “replicate randomly in uncontrolled environments”, and it gets even sexier. IMHO, of course.

        • JTC

          Yeah, variety/spice and all that. Hard to get past that looking hot does not transfer to being hot though, with a specified temp of what was it minus something?

          Takes all the starch out of my little soldier. ;(

      • Pamela

        Good reason not to buy Alexa

  • Swansonic

    I can hear Rodney Dangerfield (paraphrasing) “Hey Google, FUCK YOU!”

    Vonnegut, Google, whatever…

    • WayneM

      I saw Dangerfield live back in the 80s… He was a master of his craft and when he worked the crowd… damn!!

      • Tom Stockton

        I agree — Rodney was one of the best!! RIP, Mr. Dangerfield…

  • I hope you gave him one of these…

    (OK)

  • Punta Gorda

    “Alexa, pack sand…”

  • Yeah, and that’s why I don’t have one.

    • MasterDiver

      I keep getting offers to activate these “Assistants” on my phones, tablets, and laptops. I say “NO!!!!” and then delete every trace of the apps I can find.

      Zar Belk!

      • Delilah T

        It’s the reason I still have and use a flip phone.
        Robots creep me out. (No offense, Jo, but I saw Terminator 2 and you’re a liquid computer.)

  • Bill G

    So much paranoia, so many reasons for it. I suspect I don’t know enough to be a paranoid as I should be.

    • MasterDiver

      It’s not a question of are you acting paranoid, but are you acting paranoid ENOUGH?
      Zar Belk!

    • cfm56dash7

      Just because you’re not paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

      • Old Codger

        There is no relationship between an individual’s level of paranoia and the likelihood that someone seeks to do them harm. So long as it is not to the level where it forces one to sit in a corner looking out for trouble, paranoia is actually survival positive. Nothing wrong with having a good situational awareness.

      • The Basseteer

        That reminds me of something I heard years ago, “Would a paranoid schizophrenic make a good spy?” “No, they’re too trusting!”

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Jo seems to have shape, coloration, and clothing down good. What about body temp?

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    “Whatever you say, Alexa”
    Does Jo “get” jokes, humor, and sarcasm?

  • Delilah T

    Alexa, Siri, Onstar, GPS – eeeewwww!

    I only want a GPS telling some po-po where I am if I’m on a hike and a coyote is following me, looking for food. They’re everywhere/ Worse than ants.

    • JTC

      Of course those entities exist only as low-level AI and direct portals to whomever/whatever NaomiJo refers when she says she only records what is specified. Who/what is it? And what does it really want?

    • Old Codger

      I don’t even use the voice prompts on my GPS (didn’t do it even when I COULD hear it). I mount it where I can easily see it and glance at it every once in a while. Now if I could only get the display reversed left -to-right I could use it as a head-up-display like the one which displays speed, RPM and fuel state.

      Oh, and, Miss D, a .22LR pistol is inexpensive, light and able to put paid to a coyote easily. Could also scare off a two-legged varment if needed. Remember, when seconds count (as in the coyote scenario), the police are just minutes away.

      • Delilah T

        Granted, Old Codger, but if I shoot a coyote I still have to report it to DNR, so they can test it for rabies. I don’t know if that applies to the 2-legged coyotes, but – well…. 🙂

  • JimK

    One reason I don’t worry about those “you’ve been watching pron and I’ve got a recording of it” extortion spam emails is that there are no recording devices in range of my computers.

  • Bill

    “you replicate randomly in uncontrolled environments” Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end…. etc etc.

  • Kafiroon

    It’s worse than that. Wait till Alexa, Siri, Etc. or the universally known as “hey Dumb Shiite” starts reporting you to Facebook, Twitter and other “social” media sites instead of the police.

  • Spin Drift

    See China and Social Responsibility Score for you next all expenses paid trip to the Gulag.

    “To find out who your true masters are, figure out who you can’t speak against.” Some smart guy said this. Works in all situations.

    On another front, those DBD’ers living in Texas and the other border states, since the .Gov has decided not to confront and repel the invaders, prepare to defend yourselves. You are the final recourse to the security of a free state.

    Spin
    Warning shots are just a waste of ammo.

    • interventor

      Emperor Xi added over 100 new camps to their gulag. Then, sent a million to fill them up.

    • Old Codger

      “Warning shots are just a waste of ammo.”

      Plus they’re against the law. If the bad guy is within 7 yards you are already within the kill zone for a knife.

      • JTC

        And via some a sometimes brilliant gun wag/wit there’s this:

        “If the bad guy is within arm’s length, *you* don’t have a gun, *y’all* have a gun.”

    • Old Codger

      “.Gov has decided not to confront and repel the invaders,”

      Apparently, some congress critter has announced that using the Armed Forces to protect the border violates “posse comitatus” since turning back the “caravan ” (ravening hoard? invading army?) is a law enforcement function and thus verboten to the Army. Anybody sanguine about whether a declared state of emergency would eliminate that restriction?

      • JTC

        Repelling foreign attack and invasion is arguably the *only* functions of our standing Army,,.they don’t want to go all constitutional on this prez.

        • EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Pamela

          I’d like to ask the Progtards and Congress Critters, etc, to pick who in their family/friends they are willing to have killed by any number of the invaders. Who must die from an unknown pathogen that We as American Citizens do not have any type of immunity to fight against and keep US from getting sick or dying.

      • Delilah T

        That’s incorrect. Posse Comitatus applies to the use of military force against US citizens.

        Those marching north are invaders, and not, unless proven otherwise, US Citizens, and therefore it does not apply to them.

        It’s more likely that since some are already breaking down and going back to Honduras and others are refusing job offers from the Mexican government, and/or asylum in Mexico’s southern states, the rest will come to an abrupt halt at the US border and that will be it.

        Should be more of those interesting times for us to view.

  • Doggo

    Of course she can hear you! Everyone in the house can hear you. I would imagine folks outside can too, depending on how much insulation is in the walls…

    But that’s a good thing.

  • Pamela

    These days, going Old School is safer and wiser.

  • Delilah T

    Remember that thing about ‘interesting times’? Well, now dTrump has announced his ExecOrder (the thing with a pen and a phone – giggle!) and as someone else pointed out, Graham is introducing legislation regarding the 14th Amendment, so this is going to be ver-r-r-r-y very interesting.

    Buckle your seat belts. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. (Thanks, Bette!)

  • John

    Actually there is a way for those troops to work against the invasion.
    The stand on the _Mexican_ side of the border to do the dirty work.
    If the Federales show up, we can offer to help _them_ enforce _their_ border.
    We simply give them an offer they cannot refuse.

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