Nah they're just pinin' for the fjords, innit?
Mine's the one with the Norwegian Blue in the pocket.
7 posts • joined 1 Sep 2015
I've seen this coming ever since the PlayStation 3 fiasco.
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I've got $400 to spend on smart speakers. Up till now I was waffling between Echo and nothing. HomePod sounds like what I want but I was open to options. Was studying Echo but found out they're just slurps. Google Home as well. Now it looks like Sonos is slurping even more than Echo.
Apple is literally the only one I'm willing to even consider at this point. If they dare fail me then I'm going homebrew.
This reminded me of my last job. I had made rather strong recommendations that we get some true power redundancy on our core switch stack, since if any single component had a power failure, our entire network (13 branches) would go down. I received enough resistance that I stopped talking about it.
About 2 weeks later, it was time for our routine generator test. Of course, the switchover to generator power caused a blip in the mains supply, and the single UPS holding everything together promptly passed out. I felt a great disturbance in the Force as dozens of employees screamed in terror and went offline.
I spent the next 15 minutes in a state of calm, and recommended the power redundancy again afterward. It was swiftly implemented.
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