Odd Stuff


That was awesome :grin:


Zappa reference. Drink.


I do it at parties, my Dear Wife threatens to kill me every time I do it. Gosh I love that gal!







Wired Workers of the World Unite!


“The bones, man!! Look at the bones!”


"The Wall Street Journal reports this week that the robo-doll interpreted snoring as a request it couldn’t understand, and thus woke guests continually through the night, asking them to rephrase.

Meanwhile, the robot luggage carrier brings to mind the old joke about Daleks conquering the world: they couldn’t get out of East Anglia."



Introducing teachable “parasites” for smart assistants (and robo-dolls):

“Through a simple app the user can train Alias to react on a custom wake-word/sound, and once trained, Alias can take control over your home assistant by activating it for you.”

“When you don’t use it, Alias will make sure the assistant is paralysed and unable to listen by interrupting its microphones.”


(Porn in industrial design studios again it seems)


Just the thing when you want to play Big Boy Jenga!




Lacking a weird thing that just happened to me thread I’ll leave this here.

Minutes ago I heard a slight pop and the light suddenly became very bright. The glass dome from the ceiling light fixture somehow came loose and fell to the tile floor mere inches in front of me, shattering into a zillion pieces.

The following may be TMI :flushed:

It was fortunate that I was -ahem- seated on the pot and finishing up my business when it happened, else I might have shit my pants.