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Old 06-22-2019, 12:40 PM
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“Smart” homes turn STUPID as Google cloud craters, locking people out of their own homes and shutting off access to air conditioners

(Natural News) All of the tech dummies out there who foolishly made their homes “smart” by handing over control of their appliances to Google are finally learning the hard way that, in the event of an “outage,” what’s yours quickly becomes inaccessible and not yours.
During the recent East Coast tech failure, many people with Nest thermostats and other Google-owned “Cloud Platform” gadgets reported to the media that they could suddenly no longer unlock their doors, turn on the air conditioning, or even use their baby monitors.
Along with other Google products like Gmail, G Suite, and YouTube, which also went down, a whole slew of other third-party apps and services that run on Google’s Cloud, including Discord, Snapchat, and even some Apple iCloud services, also reportedly went down.
All across Twitter, “smart” homeowners lamented that they could no longer use their Nest thermostats, smart locks, cameras, and other cloud-run products, which greatly disrupted their lives and caused problems that they hilariously claim they never could have anticipated.
“So we finally get AC, right? Great … Google is down,” moaned one Nest user. “We have a Nest thermostat. Nest runs on Google. Can’t turn on AC because app is down. Neat.”
Another Twitter user who owns Nest products tweeted similar complaints, whining that it’s “very inconvenient when the system is down. Especially if you use Nest Cameras for baby monitors.”
“Is the outage expected to end soon?” this same user asked. “Sometimes I wish I just got simple baby monitors instead of paying a premium price and a monthly fee for an inconsistent service,” this same user added.


Sooo um, Self Driving Cars?
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:54 PM
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For years I have told people that modern technology is a gift from aliens who, once we are totally dependent on it, will pull the plug and shut it down. A bloodless takeover of the planet Earth.

Millennial's will give up anything and everything to get it turned back on.

I despise the dependence on modern technology. Especially in my home,,,,; wouldn't have the stuff. Keep in mind communications with the Cloud goes both ways.

My kids, on the other hand, go for it big time.

So, when something doesn't work, they call DAD who shows up with manual tools, a big hammer, and a roll of Duct tape.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:16 AM
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Next thing, the millenials and assorted lemmings won't be able to figure out how to wipe their asses during a power outage.

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