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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4320 on: April 19, 2017, 02:43:11 pm »
DJ and Anna are not married, but Anna is due in July which has created an entirely new old persons kerfluffle on FB.

I'm just gonna step in right here and point out to all the pedantic prescriptivists that kerfluffle is an accepted alternate form of kerfuffle.

http://www.wikidiff.com/kerfuffle/kerfluffle

Cool your jets.
You should have let it go and maybe a pretty fair kerfuffle would've ensued and then it would've made the Hall of Fame thread.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4321 on: April 19, 2017, 02:50:28 pm »
Sorry, got distracted by this KERFUFFLE

There was a knife fight at Olive Garden
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4322 on: April 19, 2017, 02:54:06 pm »
Sorry, got distracted by this KERFUFFLE

There was a knife fight at Olive Garden
TAN: One of my best friends in Richmond is desperately interviewing for a management position at a forthcoming Cheesecake Factory in Toronto which is going to be "one of the premiere flagship locations in all of North America". I can't even wrap my head around this being someone's definition of "success".
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4323 on: May 08, 2017, 04:22:12 pm »
Tom Holland's full performance of Rihanna's ?Umbrella" on Lip Sync Battle.

Stick it out until things go Flashdance.  Then pass the popcorn.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4324 on: May 16, 2017, 05:10:33 pm »

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4325 on: May 16, 2017, 06:33:03 pm »
She's not my style, but I'm happy to host the vote here.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4327 on: May 31, 2017, 04:27:22 pm »
https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/869532150760165377

Yes, I loved that.

Also looking forward to the downfall of Paul Manafort and to see who he takes down with him.

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« Reply #4328 on: June 15, 2017, 08:10:06 pm »
Essentially a free Alexa (minus the stereo speaker) - while my house is nearly a 100% Google Home household for voice assistants, even I couldn't pass this up:

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Dash-Wand-With-Alexa/dp/B01MQMJFDK
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4329 on: June 16, 2017, 09:17:04 am »
Question: Ten years hence, what we will be embarrassed by that we were excited about in 2017?

Answer:  Installing third party accessible microphones and cameras in our own homes just so we can check the weather and order books hands free.

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4330 on: June 16, 2017, 10:19:59 am »
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4331 on: June 16, 2017, 10:39:35 am »
Question: Ten years hence, what we will be embarrassed by that we were excited about in 2017?

Answer:  Installing third party accessible microphones and cameras in our own homes just so we can check the weather and order books hands free.

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Well I was trying to link this site, but its the same content.

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4332 on: June 16, 2017, 12:00:25 pm »
This will be the first product from Amazon in my Home Automation arsenal, other than a dash button, which is singular use. 

I have yet to purchase anything via voice, but my door unlocks and lights turn on via motion with geo-fencing and motion sensors; appliances, lights and electronics turn on and off via voice; music and TV selections are made via voice; and the temperature control is done via a combination of both voice and geo-fencing. 

Weather and purchases are short sighted,  and home automation is the future whether or not you let the kids play on your lawn.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4333 on: June 16, 2017, 12:14:19 pm »
Dear Smax,

is there any appliance that allows one to pre-load Netflix movies?  out here in yonder boondocks, internet speeds are on the low side and streaming can be an issue.  locals would like to know if there is any way to download/pre-buffer/choose-your-term-here yea olde Netflix...

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4334 on: June 16, 2017, 12:25:23 pm »
Dear Smax,

is there any appliance that allows one to pre-load Netflix movies?  out here in yonder boondocks, internet speeds are on the low side and streaming can be an issue.  locals would like to know if there is any way to download/pre-buffer/choose-your-term-here yea olde Netflix...

yours,
sc

The netiflix app now allows for downloads (some titles are not allowed however). 

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/54816

What you need though, is a way to play it from your device to a TV, I'm assuming? 

The best way to do that that wirelessly is the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (works with phones and laptops) but I don't know if you'll appreciate the quality. 

You're better off finding a Wired solution, though one problem you will face is that I believe both of your phones are USB-C, and I haven't tried that yet with the Pixel or the Nexus line (EDIT: this is what I was afraid of).  It definitely worked from Micro-USB to HDMI though with the Nexus 5 (I still have the cable if you have an old Micro-USB phone).   You can go HDMI out from a laptop to your big screen too using an HDMI cable.
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