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Alexa; Innovative. Alternative Uses

(21 Posts)
Rufus2 Sun 06-Oct-19 11:55:47

Place Alexa on your mantelpiece and ask it;

"What are the neighbours saying?"

Alexa Sun 06-Oct-19 11:57:38

What me?

Rufus2 Mon 07-Oct-19 10:54:57

Not quite sure Alexa! We'll need a report from a structural engineer as to the safe load-bearing capacity of your mantelpiece in order to comply with regs. Subject to confirmation we'll have stick with the "Alexa-lite model, but thank you for your interest! grin

Alexa Mon 07-Oct-19 14:02:27


BradfordLass72 Tue 08-Oct-19 08:52:51

Rufus2 grin

Anniebach Tue 08-Oct-19 09:00:13

Why not use a drinking glass ?

Alexa Tue 08-Oct-19 09:45:04

Too crude Anniebach! smile

gillybob Tue 08-Oct-19 09:50:43

My DGS ( don’t you just love ‘em?) is 9 . He has just discovered that you can ask Alexa to fart . She obliges and then goes on to ask if you would like another type of fart ? shock

Blimey lots of farting going on in my house last night . My silly boy GS was rolling the floor with laughter grin

Go on I know you’re all dying to try it wink

Amagran Tue 08-Oct-19 09:55:14

I tried it on my Google Assistant. She said "I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't help you with that at the moment".

kittylester Tue 08-Oct-19 12:01:18

We introduced farting to 2 of our DVDs- their dad was horrified, especially as they ordered the extension pack.

Alexa Tue 08-Oct-19 12:07:40

I submit every request to reason.

Daisymae Tue 08-Oct-19 14:04:43

Just amazing that people are happy to let these devices eavesdrop on all conversation. Talk about big brother!

Anja Tue 08-Oct-19 14:06:27

Wrong! Alexa has no capability to eavesdrop. Now Siri...that’s a different kettle of fish.

Anja Tue 08-Oct-19 14:07:20

Other devices that can eavesdrop are baby alarms and certain security cameras.

kittylester Tue 08-Oct-19 16:36:58

The devices can eavesdrop on me daisimae, they will soon get bored.

phoenix Tue 08-Oct-19 17:06:46

Daisiemae do you have a smart phone? If you do, you are being monitored/eavesdropped on quite a bit!

A work colleague said that we were mad to have an Amazon Echo (Alexa) as "they" could listen to us! Well, if "they" want to listen our discussions about bathroom taps etc, "they"are welcome!

Marydoll Tue 08-Oct-19 19:38:44

DH has just tried this and now went can't her to stop!😆

Daisymae Tue 08-Oct-19 21:53:06

I read an article that stated that Amazon employees do listen in, including your most intimate moments.

Alima Wed 09-Oct-19 05:23:13

Have your DGC found The Fart Song” on Alexa? That causes great merriment with our three, it was about the first thing Alexa was asked to play. (Cannot remember if that is the correct title but dare not check it out right now. Bit early to have that blasting through the house, could have a nasty effect on DH).

Floradora9 Wed 09-Oct-19 18:08:53

DGC asked Alexa where she came from and she said she was Cloudian she lives in the cloud . I expect she is reading all my kindle book I have stored there.

Rufus2 Thu 10-Oct-19 09:33:01

Have your DGC found The Fart Song” on Alexa?
Oh Dear! When I opened this thread I was thinking of serious, clever innovative apps for Alexa, possibly with a prize for the one voted the best, similar to the Nobel awards!
Now that the thread has been hi-jacked for other purposes all I can do, not having an Alexa, is join in and ask can her volume be controlled and can the tonal range of her farts be finessed from bass through soprano and so on? Just asking! No demos please! shock