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  1. #61
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    quit bein a negative 'noat

    if you cant see why a voice activated timer for $35 is more convenient and fun than a $600 phone, timers that are built into appliances (which can be around 30 years old, depending on the house you live in), or those cheapo timers that are annoying to operate and somehow vanish into the nether realm whenever they damn well please, then youre a dingus.



    A VOICE ACTIVATED TIMER, I WILL ADD, THAT PLAYS DISNEY MUSIC AT MY WHIM.

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    I use it to play music, control my lights, and control temps every day

    I've used it to order food and stuff because it's hilarious but it's like being Tony Stark.

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    Well my oven timer can't play Disney music so Alexa definitely has it beat in that department.

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    I chose Google home over Alexa.

    The usual though. Music throughout house, timers, thermostat (got a different one than nest half the price since nest requires a C wire I don't have), lights in the house. Gonna have it set up for ITTT soon for exterior security lighting and timers, the sprinkler system, garage door etc. Haven't used to order food, buy stuff, or an Uber yet.

    And fuck just kitchen timers. Hey Google, how many half teaspoons in 3 and a half table spoons? Shit is so cash when in the kitchen or to settle an argument.

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    I spent a lot of time deciding between Google home and echo. Eventually went echo for the cheaper dots and the drop-in system for intercom use. I'm sure google will add something similar soon tho.

    My biggest fear is spending all this money on Echos and then falling in love with whatever home assistant Apple releases this winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyiee View Post
    thermostat (got a different one than nest half the price since nest requires a C wire I don't have)
    HVAC company I was at had specific high rates we had to quote out over the phone to anyone that mentioned Nest just because of that shit. The idea was the rates were high enough that they went elsewhere cause even our best guys would have issues getting the connection just right without additional issues popping up elsewhere. A few of the techs I was close with swore by Ecobee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyven View Post
    I spent a lot of time deciding between Google home and echo. Eventually went echo for the cheaper dots and the drop-in system for intercom use. I'm sure google will add something similar soon tho.

    My biggest fear is spending all this money on Echos and then falling in love with whatever home assistant Apple releases this winter
    Went with Google solely for music, they are basically identical except for that. Home has slightly better lows (who cares no one can tell) but the homes can sync and play the same music simultaneously throughout all units in the house. So I can basically fill the house with music and it sounds awesome. Haven't touched stereo/surround sound system for music since I got them.

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    had my second deaf customer call in today. was pretty baller. hard to yell at someone through an ASL interpreter, but she seemed genuinely pleasant anyway. technology lets us do some pretty amazing stuff; she had a video phone she was using to call the interpreter, who then conferenced me in.

    was kinda long but most interpreter calls are and the experience was fun.

    small win, but anytime im having fun at work is a win.

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    At a catfe and it is glorious. Also contains alot of hot Asian girls

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    Feeling bad about spending a bunch just for a fun weekend... get a notice doing so gave my credit rating a decent bump. So guess that is a win though no way I can maintain stuff like that so not sure what kind of irresponsible spending they want me to do to get the best credit lol

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    I'm very happy I work close to home so I can go home to poop on my lunch break.

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    notice hot guy in showers


    hot guy messages me on Grindr later that day


    WELL THAT WORKED OUT JUST FINE DIDNT IT

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    Any DC people have suggestions for decent dinner and breakfast in this general area?

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    Looking for a spot to grab take out or something tonight.

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    Old Ebbitt Grill for dinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    Old Ebbitt Grill for dinner
    I'd do this if it we're me, but it's my wife so I'm not sure she wants to go sit somewhere with her co-worker for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokitoki View Post
    I'd do this if it we're me, but it's my wife so I'm not sure she wants to go sit somewhere with her co-worker for dinner.
    Get a table. It's a great restaurant.

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    If it's gotta be takeout do Hanks Oyster Bar or Rasika

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    Me and a few of the other D.C. BG bros posted a few places to check out awhile back. I'll see if I can find those posts and link them when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyven View Post
    If it's gotta be takeout do Hanks Oyster Bar or Rasika
    This dude knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    This dude knows
    I would think so.

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