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Laminar
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Jul 25, 2019, 03:06 PM
 
Alexa offered to stop saying okay and just make a bleep instead. I opted for the bleep immediately and don't regret it.
     
subego
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Jul 25, 2019, 03:37 PM
 
Having left it on, I kinda feel it’s her trademark word.
     
Laminar
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Jul 27, 2019, 11:07 AM
 
Some select commentary...



JFC... this woman knows how to lay a trip.





Gaslighting?
     
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Jul 27, 2019, 08:08 PM
 
Heh. We were traveling last weekend and were using GPS occasionally. Every time we went in a direction other than what GPS wanted us to go, the tone of the voice saying “Recalculating” sounded highly exasperated at us. re-CAL-culating...Like we were creating extra work for it. Like your teenage daughter after you told her to clean her room. I almost expected it to loudly sigh at us.
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I'll read it in your entrails
     
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Jul 27, 2019, 08:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Gaslighting?
Gaslighting
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I'll read it in your entrails
     
subego
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Jul 28, 2019, 12:16 AM
 
I know what it is, I’m questioning the application.
     
subego
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Jul 30, 2019, 02:25 AM
 
Since it’s only the second gen Dots which do this, not the third, I have a sneaking suspicion this is a crass attempt to get me to upgrade.
     
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Aug 1, 2019, 04:31 PM
 
It’s been fixed. That was pretty awful.
     
subego
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:48 AM
 
The hack I use to pair Alexa with my home automation software just broke. Looks like permanently.

     
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Sep 27, 2019, 10:46 AM
 
Some times the device is not responding.. Can i know why..
     
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Oct 9, 2019, 10:47 PM
 
When Alexa wishes me “good night”, it makes me feel like if I talk to her again before morning I’m waking her up.
     
Laminar
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Laminar
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Oct 10, 2019, 08:10 AM
 
Alexa keeps trying to give me more or additional information beyond what I asked for. I've caught myself almost telling her to "shut the **** up" in front of my kids. Is there a setting I can disable so that she stops trying to be needlessly helpful?
     
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Oct 10, 2019, 09:03 AM
 
To replace alexa, for most people's usage, you would need: a newspaper, the yellow pages, an FM radio, and an outdoor thermometer.
     
subego
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Oct 10, 2019, 10:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Alexa keeps trying to give me more or additional information beyond what I asked for. I've caught myself almost telling her to "shut the **** up" in front of my kids. Is there a setting I can disable so that she stops trying to be needlessly helpful?
I’d like one for the self-checkout at Mariano’s, who I have told to shut the **** up.

Numerous times.
     
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Oct 10, 2019, 11:09 AM
 
self-checkouts can all go straight to hell.
     
 
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