English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle

Most of that time was spent watching PornHub on his refrigerator.

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The problem is he’s controlling it with a raspberry pi. He needs a computer with a faster processor.

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the kettle still has buttons for manual control so i’m not sure why he had to resort to the saucepan.

this reminds me of when i was a kid and instead of cleaning my room i spent all day trying to build a robot to clean my room, and we didn’t have the electronics kits to even do that back then so it was mainly fantasy in my mind, a plastic bucket with a broom and a fire log pincher claw arms, etc. it was never going to clean my room. needless to say my parents weren’t thrilled, but in my kid mind it was a totally legit effort that if succeed would have solved the bigger problem. i blame the jetsons. :slight_smile:

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You should never be ashamed for dreaming of a Rosier future.

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Calvin, that you?

The whole C&H story was a week long and starts here

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We should merge these stories:

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Share and Enjoy!

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A wi-fi kettle is a solution looking for a problem. You still have to fill the thing, and be in physical proximity to pour the water into a teapot/cup.

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A 100 pound problem at that.

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Sure, it’s got issues, but after the bugs are all worked out it will be fractionally more convenient in limited cases than the non-wifi one.

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(It’s not just wi-fi kettles)

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This is one of those things that a small percentage of people will understand perfectly, and the rest will be incredulous. The incredulous people are probably right. I have totally done stuff like this though.

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i’m not the first to say this, but “Internet of Shit” is more apropos.

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Douglas Adams: 20th Century Prophet

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Just look at it:

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is there more where that came from?

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I love the animation of the original radio play. When I was in seventh grade, I was reading this part in study hall and succumbed to uncontrollable laughter for about half and hour. I was kicked put of the room and could hardly even talk to explain to the teachers or staff what was so funny. My sides ached all day.

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I feel like most of this problem could be fixed with a Teasmade.

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