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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    that listening technology spooks me out.
    Mycroft is an open source voice command system - though it may be a bit too tech for most for now - but it does not send all your details to amazon or google

    Get Started - Mycroft

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Alexa isn't a security camera . . . it/she actually has no camera.

    point being that stuff can be hacked

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    ^ True, but what information could they gain from an 'Alexa'? To be fair, I don't really know the technical aspect of the things - but I'm sure Baldrick could tell us - IN LAYMANS TERMS.

    Hang on . . . are you turning into a Luddite?????? That is very un-KW-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    ... but what information could they gain from an 'Alexa'?
    The hackers access the microphone and when they don't hear any sound, say for 24 hours, long week-ends/school holidays ... you've gone for a holiday and hello house

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    ^ True, but what information could they gain from an 'Alexa'? To be fair, I don't really know the technical aspect of the things - but I'm sure Baldrick could tell us - IN LAYMANS TERMS.
    Same argument could have been used against those CCTV cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post

    Hang on . . . are you turning into a Luddite?????? That is very un-KW-like.
    Oi!

    Actually, I am a little bit jealous, as I want one too! I use Siri a lot, but her functonality is only so so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    IN LAYMANS TERMS
    change your "wake word" to klondick

    5 ways to secure your Alexa device | Tom's Guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    change your "wake word" to klondick
    Bastard . . . but at the moment you can only have Amazon, Alexa and Echo. Bastard . . .



    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    5 ways to secure your Alexa device | Tom's Guide
    Tah!




    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The hackers access the microphone and when they don't hear any sound, say for 24 hours, long week-ends/school holidays ... you've gone for a holiday and hello house
    Sounds plausible, I guess.



    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Actually, I am a little bit jealous, as I want one too! I use Siri a lot, but her functonality is only so so.
    You should get at least one - they are brilliant . . . not that expensive at between $60-$80 for the newer models

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Do not lose heart Barbie for some proper British spunk is about to explode onto the scene...
    Did anybody doubt that our dear old hero was going to come good and bust Barbie's molestation interrogation wide open...

    Hans-Ulrich to Barbie: Ve have vays of making you talk...

    Action Man (appearing from his hiding place): Great because my voice-box pull-string is broken...

    Fritz tries to make a run for it for when his ghastly game is rumbled (sorry best running pose I could manage - not easy to balance these 1/6 figures)

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    But not fast enough for the lightning reflexes of the best of British

    Come and feel the strength of these gripping hands Barbie...

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    (Barbie is on high heel tip toes so she is taller than action man which spoils the moment a bit)

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    ^ Every picture tells a story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Did anybody doubt that our dear old hero was going to come good and bust Barbie's molestation interrogation wide open


    Everybody loves a happy ending Loops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Everybody loves a happy ending Loops.
    I am not sure if this is the end of the story for Barbie and our well loved hero Joe

    Just look at these lightning bolt lapels. The dreaded Schutzstaffel are here in the rank of a formidable Sturmbannfuehrer...

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    The SS skull and crossbones cap badge is enough to put the shivers up the arse of even the most redoubtable Action Man

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    There is an unmistakable look of steely menace in those eyes. He has found the original Palitoy packaging and is on the trail like a blood hound...

    Our hero may have to dig deep here...

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    I bet Barbie is getting wetter than an Otters pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    I bet Barbie is getting wetter than an Otters pocket

    I think the huge echidna did that........

    or is it a hedgehog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I think the huge echidna did that........

    or is it a hedgehog?
    She's certainly had more than her fair share of pricks


    SS Frauline Ingrid Prik is coming to give Eagle Eyes an injection..


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    ^The plot thickens Joe... I need to find me a hypodermic needle-toting nazi Ingrid on the interwebs

    In the meantime, knowing that our hero's reputation precedes him, the cautious Sturmbannfuhrer has called back to base and summoned the support of his more experienced Obersturmbannfuhrer who has turned up with 100 SturmbannSchnitzels at his commend.

    Don't be fooled by the grandfatherly twinkle in those eyes Barbie. That is not a packet of Werther's Originals in his pocket.

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    Together they are hatching a plan which may involve releasing the giant carnivorous echidna...

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    Action Man your girl needs you and we need you... Don't mess with the SS my eagle-eyed friend... Go hard or go home...

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    Custom handmade from mythai blacksmith friend

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    First watch ive owned for over 40 years using it to check my alcohol levels are okay.
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    Not sure how I managed this - but a while back I was in Power buy and could not believe the price of the 65 inch TVs - so I got one for less than 30k. When they fitted it, I found out it didn't work with my Denon Home Theater Setup, so I gave that to my son for his studio along with - along with 2 x 450 watt Bose Speakers.

    Expensive TV.

    I never got round to getting a new speaker setup for the living room, so this week, with the wife away, I thought I'd go out and buy something. I don't see the point in a home theater setup any more and I thought - just go out and find a great bluetooth speaker you can use with TV, Phones, CD player - something versatile. I gave myself a 20,000 Baht budget and got this:



    A bargain at only 150,000 Baht - for one stand-alone bluetooth/optical speaker with built in AMP.

    Wife is back tomorrow - at least there will be good music at my funeral.

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    Finally got to visit a shop that wasn't just selling food and drink this week.

    Also a rather pretty Japanese tea set that will be gathering dust for eternity..

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    Went a little crazy with the impulse buy and bought a giant teddy bear that's bigger than my youngest..
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    Shalom

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    Twenty quid for the tea set, Joe? A bargain. I'd buy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Twenty quid for the tea set, Joe? A bargain. I'd buy it!
    That's what i thought

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