Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bad Blogger

Unheard of for me to not post something decent on a Sunday, but nothing is ready.

So, what about this. More money than sense? It would be a bit of fun, I told R. Tech nightmare perhaps, he replied. Setting it up keeps your brain active and may delay alzheimer's , was my retort.

"Ok Google, has the train track collapsed in storms again in Dawlish, England?" "Ok Google, what is the temperature here." "Ok Google, is President Trumpet a madman?" "Ok Google, is Kim Jong Un cute?" Ok Google, am I a hot and a really handsome bloke". "Ok Google, is the world fucked?" Ok Google, play my favourite song this week." Queue Billy Idol, White Wedding.


Has anyone seen The Addams Family 'Thing' for sale on eBay? I think Thing would be more useful. He could present me with a lit Benson and Hedges, a large glass of Tullamore Dew, some heavily salted peanuts and a cute kitten to play with. 

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  1. I am with R. Decidedly a tech nightmare for my equally decidedly untechno self.
    And yes, Thing would suit me much, much better.

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    1. EC, wouldn't Thing be just great! I wonder if I have any readers who don't know what Thing was.

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  2. Get a dog nice to pat and will keep you active taking them for a walk you can talk to them as much as you like with just a woof for a answer much more relaxing.
    Merle..........

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    1. Merle, done our time with dogs. It is fine when you are in a mood for a walk, which does strike me occasionally, but the twice daily we would have to do here is too much.

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  3. That definitely won't become part of my humble abode and equally humble lifestyle.

    Boy! It's a long time since I've had a Tullamore Dew! Coincidentally, though, just this week I was thinking about it because I looked at a set of six Irish Coffee glasses I have...and thought I really should give them away to someone because I never use them nowadays.

    They are not the usual style of Irish Coffee glasses that one is familiar with. Given to me as a gift back in the early 70s with Irish Coffee was the rage, they are made of a fine, clear glass. They are about 3 inches high, and each sit in a silver filigree "basket" base, which is approx 1-inch in depth - each has a slim, silver handle, which is part of the base. They're very nice...and were quite an expensive set at the time.

    Have a good week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, Tullamore Dew just popped into my head without me really knowing what it is. So it is Irish whisky, not Scotch. Wan't Irish coffee so good, with cream on top, wasn't it. Your set sounds much nice than the Irish Coffee mugs I remember. If they are not buried too deeply somewhere, it would be nice if you could take a photo and show us.

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    2. I'll dig them out, dust them off and do that one of these days, Andrew. They are quite lovely...as was Irish Coffee! Yum! :)

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  4. We got one of these - we did not have to pay for it, the other half did some google training and got one for free at work. We did have some fun with it when we first got it, especially when it played my Mother some especially racy rap as answer to a question she asked but it misinterpreted.

    If Google Mini asked us the question as in the ad "What can google home do for you" at this stage it would just be play music. And occasionally answer a question like what time is X store open.

    And even then sometimes it does not quite manage the playing of music, there was that one day I took it into my workout room and it kept switching itself off and resetting mid-song. I ended up installing a proper but old stereo in there which looks a bit like Tron and has an old iPhone in the middle of it with all the music on.

    If you want to keep your brain active, Lumosity is my suggestion, but it may cost more across the space of a year than anything Google. :)

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    1. Snoskred, I probably won't get one because I know it would have some initial novelty value, then be put away. They sound far from perfect technology yet. My and other people blogs are my brain training.

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  5. Thing was always my favorite character!

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    1. BY, and wasn't it so good that Thing was portable.

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  6. I cannot see the appeal. My son had Simi (?), and it was useless.

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    1. Cro, probably Siri. I don't know much about any of that.

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  7. I read in yesterday's paper that every question you ask is recorded somehow so Google knows everything about you, even the questions you don't ask. I guess it reads between the lines and fills in the blanks. I won't be letting one of those into my home. "Buy me" ads online are bad enough.

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    1. River, yes par for the course. I don't worry too much about such things, and young people don't worry at all about personal privacy. I tend to think, why would anyone really be interested in me at my age as some sort of marketing opportunity, except perhaps for nursing homes. Oh yes, I already get those ads.

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  8. Not for me. Just not that interested in techie things. But Thing is a completely different kettle of fish. I think the two of us would get along very nicely.

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    1. Marie, ready to deliver your Horlicks and a low fat eclair at your whim.

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    2. low fat and eclair should never be used in the same sentence.

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    3. No, probably not.

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  9. I believe Trumps visit to Nth Korea will be his downfall. In fact I reckon the NK's will kidnap him and hold him to ransom... Then again that may be a good idea.
    BTW I have an Irish coffee mug With the handle inside of the mug or cup.

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    1. Vest, the North Koreans would not be so smart to kidnap Trumpet, as who would want to pay the ransom?

      A handle on the inside of the cup is doing my head in. Perhaps a nice Irish coffee might give me clarity of thought.

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  10. Nope not ever.. but then I'm not gadget orientated Andrew.

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    1. Grace, some gadgets are necessary. This one isn't.

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  11. Technology has passed me by lol - MANY moons ago

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    1. Keith, you can't say that when you have been online for as many years as you have.

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  12. What about the spontaneous creepy laughter erupting from Alexa lately? And Thing is for sale? I didn't know but I don't want him or her or it. Not Cousin It either.

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    1. Strayer, and Apple is in denial, but will make modifications! You like furry things. Cousin It would surely suit you.

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