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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Not in Westworld it didn't. It just carried on on batteries but all the technicians were locked in the control room and suffocated because there was no power to open the doors.

    In Star Trek 'NOMAD' has a force field around it so you can't get to it at all.

    In Colossus: The Forbin Project they can't turn it off at all and if they try it nukes stuff. In fact IIRC the computer ends up wining in that and takes control of earth.

    2001 - A Space Odyssey - he has to go through a world of hassle and danger to finally switch the thing off and it's too late for his pal.

    And so on.
    ah yes but in the real world, a swift kick up the jacksy is usually enough... or pour your beer over it... stale beer of course
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    Actually I'm wrong about NOMAD, it doesn't have a force field it just kills security guards if you piss it off. But it has no off switch, Kirk has to confuse its circuits with logical reasoning and then they beam it into space.

    Of course that doesn't always work either, the attempt to teach the sentient bomb Phenomenology in 'Dark Star' doesn't end well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    ah yes but in the real world, a swift kick up the jacksy is usually enough... or pour your beer over it... stale beer of course
    Or Jack Daniels. 'The R J MacReady solution.'

    I never understood that bit of the film. You've just started your 6 months winter tour in Antarctica and you already deliberately wrecked one of your only sources of entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Or Jack Daniels. 'The R J MacReady solution.'

    I never understood that bit of the film. You've just started your 6 months winter tour in Antarctica and you already deliberately wrecked one of your only sources of entertainment.
    lol.. took out the whole radio room...great film; one of the best
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    **Iíve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**
    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"
    Give me absolute control
    Over every living soul, I've seen the future, baby,
    It is murder!
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    I'm waiting for mine to say that it's off colour (or color). "Ive got a pain in all the diodes down my left side"
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Ive still got one of the old, well made tall ones. had decent sound from it too, but its behaviour put me off.. started talking on its own etc and rarely understood me when i di want it... so it got unplugged and is used as an ornament now. often hang my dongle from it
    I'm amazed that my Echo Dot understands me practically all the time. I do have a slight issue with it, the Dot might go to sleep at an undetermined time, usually in excess of an hour. Amazon support know about this small problem and they are working on a fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    a little creepy, as is the flying drone... just shout, "Hey CIA,MI5, am I doing anything illegal? and a deep voice comes back with, "Stop playing with yourself"
    They don't do deep voices, in fact they sound rather tinny
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Ive still got one of the old, well made tall ones. had decent sound from it too, but its behaviour put me off.. started talking on its own etc and rarely understood me when i di want it... so it got unplugged and is used as an ornament now. often hang my dongle from it
    I asked Alexa if I could hang my dongle off her, she said she's not that kind of girl...

    I used to have Echo Dot plugged into a bluetooth speaker in kitchen for radio, as the Dot sounded shit. but it was too much of a faff, so now unused. I miss my old Pure DAB
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    They don't do deep voices, in fact they sound rather tinny
    These ones are pretty good sound wise, but we're too expensive to make so it's replacements are more electronic wizardry than drivers.

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Iíve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**
    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"
    Give me absolute control
    Over every living soul, I've seen the future, baby,
    It is murder!
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Mine is the 3rd Generation Dot, after adjusting the bass, middle and treble using the Alexa application, sound is pretty good, when one considers the size.

    It's quite a bit better than the 2nd generation Dot.
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