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Its been a long search but you'll be glad to know.
Started by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
..I've finally found my very own Wonder Woman - and she cost next to nowt

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
Is it Erin?

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
She's just saved my tea from burning

Posted by: mortarmillbill (404) Report abuse
Is it a Firewoman?

Posted by: momac (9213)  Report abuse
It must be a smoke alarm..

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
kitchen timer?

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
I'm hurt

Posted by: jo anne (31821)   Report abuse
Alexi?

Posted by: tomplum (4818)  Report abuse
I had a wonder woman once, the long suffering Mrs Plum, then last Christmas she blew a gasket,
and buggered off, I never found out why,

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
Shame on you Jo Anne - it's Alexa . She's brilliant.
Today she woke me up with a blast of New Order, reminded me I had an appointment, found a podcast I wanted and rang my son.
And that was in the first half hour of my day

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
"she cost next to nowt"

How much is next to nowt, in this context?

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
30 but it was a present.Get yourself one priscus. You'll be amazed at what she can do.

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
Yes, it is summut I should look into.

My hands have been fairly usable for a few months, but no doubt the arthritis in my fingers will soon start to again hamper me. Probably returning with the onset of Winter.

Using a keyboard becomes very taxing then. Perhaps I should be getting stuff voice activated whilst I still can.

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
i-spy,

What hardware are you using Alexa on?

(I mean, Dot, Echo, or whatever other device?)

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
Echo dot priscus. But there are various upgrades available. I'm happy with the one I've got.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3388) Report abuse
Why anyone would want a machine that listens to every word spoken in their house is beyond me.

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
Its not worth worrying LL - Big Brother is everywhere

Posted by: lectriclegs (3388) Report abuse
Maybe I-spy, but I aint paying for the privilege of inviting him into my home.

Posted by: basil brush (10301) Report abuse
It's called "choice"

Posted by: nanajacqui (1686)  Report abuse
It's known as having an opinion without being jumped on

Posted by: basil brush (10301) Report abuse
🐑 🐑 🐑

Well tell that to the other gang member

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
i-spy,
Have you got Alexa to tell you jokes yet?
Just wondered what she comes out with.

Apparently, across the field of virtual digital assistants, the makers have anticipated thousands of likely questions, to which they have programmed what they hope to be witty retorts.

They claim it gives their devices personality, but I think it is more a case of making them seem smarter than they actually are.

I came across an example in a review comparing Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant.

Reviewer fed the line, "Open the pod bay doors Hal".

One system simply displayed you tube clips from 2001.
(What you get if you Google the sentence)

Another responded correctly, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that".

And yet another offered "DOESN'T ANYONE KNOCK ANYMORE?"

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
Alexa's joke of the day

What do you get if you cross a pig with a centipede.
Bacon and legs.
Oh how I laughed

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
I can just imagine me, or someone with a similar sense off humour programming said ripostes into these devices.

♫ Do you know the way to San Jose? ♫

WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM, A BLOODY SAT NAV!

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Social Services found out, and said they really not ought to



nick nak paddy wack give a dog a bone

Paddy'll just hit you back, n t dog 'll follow you home.

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
Poor Alexa is having a bad day

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
3rd Gen. Echo 'Dot' comes out in October.

I gather Amazon has replaced the standard USB power connector with a proprietary article!

Won't be so easy to use to implement smart car now.

Posted by: priscus (6700) Report abuse
i-spy

Just a request, please.

When you have had it for sufficient time, would you be so kind as to tell if it has a great impact on your data usage?

Maybe you will not be able to if you are on an unlimited tariff.

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
I am on an unlimited deal priscus and so far I've not had any comeback from the powers that be. I only use it sparingly but find it useful to locate radio stations, podcasts etc when I can't get to sleep.
Also handy,and free, to speak to my kids who each have a device.
I'll have to start experimenting

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
I'd better be careful what I say according to this news report.

A judge in the US has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died.

Their bodies were found under the porch of a home in New Hampshire with multiple stab wounds.

The man accused of their murder has pleaded not guilty and is due to stand trial next year.

Amazon said it would not hand over any data about the device without a legally-binding instruction.

Interesting

Posted by: lectriclegs (3388) Report abuse
Posted by: lectriclegs (3385) [2,500+] Report abuse

Why anyone would want a machine that listens to every word spoken in their house is beyond me.

Replied: 15th Sep 2018 at 16:10

Posted by: i-spy (13920)  Report abuse
It appeals to my lazy streak ll

 
 
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