I don't know how many firemen are very good with administering AD though...
1670 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007
Re: But I don't want any of them
"Your standard programmable thermostat doesn't sense when your living room is unusually empty and take appropriate action"
And neither would a Nest, if I replaced my $39 Home Depot programmable with one. Because the thermostat isn't in the living room. So I guess it could tell when someone is walking down the hallway to the bathroom. Also, in our house, we don't walk in the door and then go sit in one room all evening. Sometimes we go downstairs. Sometimes we go read in the bedroom.
I'm sure this can be rectified with adding sensors all over the house, but that's yet another added cost
Re: Fanboy alert
What can you expect from a reviewer who gave 4 out of 5 stars for an Apple wireless keyboard that made his wrists ache, didn't connect to his Mac, and some of the keys didn't do what they were advertised to do.
Why this guy is reviewing anything not made by his fruity saviour, I have no idea.
Re: Real USB-C bits and happy, year-long, user of the 5X...
I agree. My 5X has been chugging along fantastically. Nougat made no difference in battery life (although to be honest, it made no real difference in usability for me either). Battery lasts about two days, but I've always been in the habit of plugging my phones in every night, so I rarely get to see exactly how long it'll hold out. My oleophobic coating is pretty much gone, though, so it's time for a screen protector, just to cut down on smudging. Also, I'm not sure how, but I managed to smash the camera glass. Luckily, it didn't damage the camera, and a replacement glass was only $7 on eBay. It's been in a case since I got it - one of those 'hybrid' plastic and rubber things, and the phone itself looks like new when you take it out.
Still using the original charger and USB-C cable, and I have a USB2-to-C cable for talking to my computer.
One of my coworkers has a Nexus 6P, and her review of it is very similar to mine, minus the smashed camera glass
Don't forget that you won't be able to activate your new vacuum until you've created yet another account on the company's servers, and probably installed yet another app on your phone.
Then you'll have to hunt through obnoxious settings pages to turn off the automatic Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc. etc. etc. updates that inform the world when you vacuum and what it found in your rugs.
Re: Er - get a Samsung then ?
I've read a lot of articles that complain about Apple (and a lot of other companies, for sure, but the Apple ones usually contain the part about how they just bought yet another Apple product)
It still amazes me that Apple seems to be the only product that people buy, then adjust their needs case to fit the product, instead of finding a product that fits their needs in the first place. There's usually some justification about how well it works with their other Apple products, but I'm sure if the author looked carefully at their Macbook, they'd notice some of the perhaps unconscious concessions they've made to use it as well.
The fact remains, if you want something that does what you need it to do, go buy something that does what you need. Buying something else and then complaining about it, or adjusting your life to fit the product? Life's too short
“The Web of Things was coined in 2007 by a couple of researchers and myself,”
No, no, no. Just No
It's 'a couple researchers and me' or ' I and a couple researchers coined...'
Myself is a reflexive pronoun. It's only used when you are both the subject and the object of a sentence. Resist the urge to speak like a professional athlete trying to sound intelligent. It's not proper English, and it makes you sound like an idiot.
Re: ...aaaaand, smoking cigarettes doesn't cause cancer!!
I lived through the 60s and 70s too. And I remember these studies sponsored by the tobacco companies.
One question, though... Which huge companies are backing these studies? The tobacco companies have been actively trying to discourage and outlaw e-cigs because they cut into their profits. It's only recently that they've taken an "If you can't beat them, try to take them over" attitude.
Excepting these guys, who would rather you stayed with cigarettes, here are no big multi-billion dollar companies in the e-cig business who can afford to sponsor studies or buy politicians.
Re: Cancer ? Heart Disease ?
Once again, we're seeing someone who can't distinguish between 'nicotine' and 'cigarette'
Cigarettes cause cancer and heart disease. It's because they contain something like 6000 nasty chemicals. Fortunately, nicotine isn't one of those harmful chemicals (unless you drink it or bathe in it, I guess)