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Today we have  moved, with some reluctance it has to said, into the 21st century with a new house guest... Alexa.

 

The speed of response to some quite obscure requests is impressive, there must be some serious technology driving it. The pronunciation and enunciation is astonishing compared the computer generated voices of a few years ago.

 

At the moment she is busy telling jokes, if you cross an elephant with a kangaroo you will get....................

 

 

 

 

big holes all over Australia..

 

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Some very interesting and rude translations too:Shock:

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Is the supermarket situation in UK as bad as its reported here? 

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...in my experience not at all.

 

I've been to Morrisons within the last hour and everything is exactly as it has always been. I didn't see any sign of anything unusual.

 

The media - especially the tabloids - create the 'panics', and then report what they've invented.

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Tesco and   Sainsbury’s at Ely seem to be OK - there are the occasional substitute items when I’ve ordered online but no more than there were last year.  

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7 hours ago, Brew said:

Today we have  moved, with some reluctance it has to said, into the 21st century with a new house guest... Alexa.

 

Our daughter presented us with a hamper last Christmas.. and also an 'Echo Dot', which moved me to text her and say "Thank you for the lovely Echo Dot...........What is it?"

 

It turned out to be a sort of Alexa thingy..which likes to be addressed as Alexa.  After a few hours figuring out how to set it up, I got it working.  Mostly, I ask it what the outside temperature is.. or alternatively say " Alexa..where's my stuff?"..when I want to check on the progress of Amazon orders..  That's about it...

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It's spent this afternoon telling jokes, giving  weather forecasts, making shopping lists and asking if we want to join some subscription service or other.

It was an impulse buy as a present for Dee's birthday yesterday.

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Glad to hear about supermarket shelves being ok. There were quite a few we hear that are short of wines and spirits. A while back " McDonalds " was sceaming out for chickens. Perhaps its just a piece that fills a couple of minutes on tv news. I did look on BBC news web page and the situation didnt look good for Christmas with a drastic outlook food and drink wise. But I hasten to add it wasnt in Nottingham. 

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I try to get Alexa into philosophical discussions but mostly she is very PC and her answers are short.  Try asking her the meaning of life (I like her answer to that) and whether we are living in a matrix.  I wonder if they update or vary any of the answers…

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Oooo gotta give that a go..

 

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Asked Alexa to marry me, she told me before I win her virtual hand in marriage I must get to know her by answering questions about her favourite things....   I failed...   :wub:

 

The meaning of life?... "ask Bill and Ted"..

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Bill and Ted say the meaning of life is ‘be excellent to everyone’

CT I asked Alexa your question and she told me ‘ I don’t know the answer to that’

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phillmayfield your right bread will not keep if you don't add  adatives but if you go over to France you find that the bakery, breaks twice a day.Early morning then after dinner.

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On 10/9/2021 at 8:07 PM, MargieH said:

We went for our booster jab (left arm) and flu jab (right arm) today.  When we were walking across the car park we were holding hands as we often do.  One of the younger volunteer guides said: “Aw, it’s so lovely to see you holding hands”.   We smiled sweetly of course but I felt a bit patronised with her thinking that older people were past that sort of thing!  I suppose I might have thought that as well when I was in my twenties though…

after our jabs we met with both our sons and some of their families and went for a 2 - 3 mile slow walk along the river at Ely.  We had the pleasure of walking their 2 dogs as well.  It was beautiful warm weather and we had a picnic along the way, with an ice cream from a Mr Whippy van afterwards.  
I feel so blessed it nearly reduces me to (happy) tears …..

 

 

Mrs C & Ialways hold hands Margie.

The times she hads stopped me tripping over I  I've lost count.

Worth her weight in gold she is.

 

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12 hours ago, mary1947 said:

phillmayfield your right bread will not keep if you don't add  adatives but if you go over to France you find that the bakery, breaks twice a day.Early morning then after dinner.

I remember on a self catering holiday in France when the baton I had bought from the boulangerie the previous day was hard as a rock the next morning.

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5 hours ago, catfan said:

Mrs C & Ialways hold hands Margie.

The times she hads stopped me tripping over I  I've lost count.

Worth her weight in gold she is.

 

Mrs.Beekay allus holds my hand. It helps with her balance but ! Primarily to stop me dipping in her handbag and purse. :rolleyes:

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Spent the morning building Ikea furniture in our daughter’s new flat. Luckily, I’m able to mostly interpret their instructions, but still managed to have a few screws left over. I reckon they add some extras in for a laugh.

 

Then went into our loft to find some electrical items she needed and to get rid of an old printer and some cables I had put up there many years ago just in case I needed them. I managed to lose my foothold on the top of the stepladder I’ve always used and ended up swinging like a proper jungle VIP. Bruised ribs, grazed arms and the realisation that I’m not as young as I used to be. Consequence is having to go out and spend a few quid on a proper ladder.

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