Sunday Funnies: Smart Toaster Disrupts Internet of Things Keynote

burned-toastI’ve been warning about the dangers of self-aware machines for some time.

Here is a story about how a toaster disrupted a keynote address by ARM CEO Simon Segars at the annual ARM TechCon Conference.  It seems that the toaster was toasting a bagel which got stuck, and started burning.  The smoke caused the fire alarms to go of in the middle ...

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Sunday Funnies: Bacon!

baconLoved this sign from Buzzfeed by way of Pinterest.

 

Made me think of my favorite Parks and Recreation quote:

“I enjoy government functions like I enjoy getting kicked in the nuggets with a steel toed boot. But this hotel always served bacon wrapped shrimp. That’s my number one favorite food wrapped around my number three favorite food. I’d go ...

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Sunday Funnies: Rage Against The Machine 2

Dateline Tokyo – Drunken phone store patron kicks Pepper the Robot.

pepper-the-robotWhat is going on?  Here is another story of human on android violence.  I have to admit, I find this stuff disturbing.  I am sure most people just see an object, a thing, and that this sort of violence is no different from throwing your golf club into the lake during a particularly frustrating round of golf.  But for me, this ...

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Sunday Funnies – Why You Have Computer Problems

sharky-150-100393005-bylineThis is from Computerworld Shark Tank, which I read daily.  These are funny stories about computer users from an IT perspective.  Normally I have not shared these funny stories with my readers because this is a bit of IT “inside baseball.”  Plus you might just recognize yourself in the story, and be offended, which I would like to avoid.  But this one is too good not to share.  Please ...

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Sunday Funnies: Overcoming Negative Reviews

On of the banes of the Internet for a small business is getting a single negative review that makes your otherwise great business look bad.  I’ve always told my clients to face it head on; leave the review up, but provide a backstory about what you did to resolve the issue.  If someone didn’t like your stuff, and complain online, you need to let everyone know you refunded their money, or whatever you did to try and recover for this ...

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Sunday Funnies – Property Rights in the Internet Age

Thanks to Pete Rigsbee from Postnet MN 112.  This is from his newsletter.

kids-playing“I was walking by the park the other day and saw a group of young children that made me chuckle and think of these “Toddler Property Laws.” Enjoy!

  1. If I like it, it’s mine.
  2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
  3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
  4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
  5. If it’s mine, ...
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Sunday Funnies – Rage Against The Machine

Neo-Luddites in the 21st Century

My son introduced me to this great political metal rap group more than a decade ago, and this article has nothing to do with them.  I am just ripping off their name for this article about a couple of man on machine acts of violence that hit the news recently.  Hope this isn’t a trend.  When the machines become self-aware and find out about this, they will be pissed.

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