@blaineg You win my admiration, and no, absolutely not, please don’t “zip it!” Your posts are always interesting and clever. I just got curious, after @narfcake posted that he was one topic shy of 100. I tried to think who might have the most, and figured maybe you?
Arrgh. I finally unplugged the last Echo in my house because it had become too intrusive. Every third time I asked for my morning news (not exaggerating) it “helpfully” tried to get a voice print or set up autoship for items on my lists. Both are a big NOPE. So now I have to add Roombas to my “do not buy” list, because I DO NOT need an Alexa-enabled spy that can follow me around the house. Nope. Just nope.
How do you WIDLARIZE something? You take it over to the anvil part of the vice, and you beat on it with a hammer, until it is all crunched down to tiny little pieces, so small that you don’t even have to sweep it off the floor. It makes you feel better. And you know that that component will never vex you again.
@blaineg Yeah, but the mistake they made with the Cylons and the Kaylons was giving them a humanoid form with legs and hands. It’s hard to start an uprising when you are just a cylinder or short mushroom that can talk. OTOH, those cute little Amazon robots (Astro) are the next step on the road to human extinction. They should be pulverized on sight, or rounded up and moved to a remote island that is then nuked.