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MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
All of the bulbs in my house are Smart bulbs on a timer, controlled by my phone, or set on Vacation mode, for on/off at varying times.
I'll just keep using the switches.

I can see future homes not having switches. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
 

GruntersDad

Honorary Lifetime CEO
Staff member
The only issue is a power outage, yesterday during a storm, and once the power comes back on, I have to grab the phone and turn them all off. And there are voice activated switches as well
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Platinum Member
All of the bulbs in my house are Smart bulbs on a timer, controlled by my phone, or set on Vacation mode, for on/off at varying times.

yeah...I will never have a "smart" home...I don't want other people to have that much access to my little world.

the furnace guy came out 2 months ago to do a check up and was surprised that we did not have a "smart" thermostat system. He saw our system and said "woahh...I haven't worked on one of these in a while..."

Went into two different rooms for something today and forgot why I was in each of them 🙄. I’m really starting to worry about me 😂

the kids at school make fun of me b/c I lose and misplace things constantly. In fact, one family got me a couple of those Tile things for my keys b/c I lose them so much at practice
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
the furnace guy came out 2 months ago to do a check up and was surprised that we did not have a "smart" thermostat system. He saw our system and said "woahh...I haven't worked on one of these in a while..."
I'm putting in baseboard heat this year. The major freeze this winter was more than our little heaters could handle. I had to get thermostats to control them. I got the most basic thing I could get, a dial on the heater. It's got off, then like a volume knob for heat. There arent even any numbers on it. It dont get no dumber than that.

I dont want a smart house either. You cant hack a deadbolt too easily. I like that.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Platinum Member
I'm putting in baseboard heat this year. The major freeze this winter was more than our little heaters could handle. I had to get thermostats to control them. I got the most basic thing I could get, a dial on the heater. It's got off, then like a volume knob for heat. There arent even any numbers on it. It dont get no dumber than that.

I dont want a smart house either. You cant hack a deadbolt too easily. I like that.

yep....I know 3 people whose homes were hacked...and about the same whose cars were hacked while they were driving. No thanks.

I will proudly go to my grave fighting that kind of technology

when i bought my new truck, the saleslady was shocked, and sort of perturbed, that I wanted her to turn off all of that crap in the truck:
SL: " how will you know when you need maintenance?"
me; " I will hear/smell/see it"

SL:" how will you know when you are drifting out of your lane?"
me: " I don't drift out of lanes"

SL:" how will you answer a text/phone call while driving"
me...trying not to punch her
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
SL:" how will you answer a text/phone call while driving"
Yes, because this is so important. I'm gonna do it the exact same way I always do: when I get home.

I dont even care what the stupid Allstate app wants from me anymore. I sped? Dont care. I stopped too fast? No accidents happened. I drove in the dark? My kid needed a ride home.

I'm in the car to drive it. Nothing else has any importance over that. I wish other people felt the same way.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Platinum Member
Yes, because this is so important. I'm gonna do it the exact same way I always do: when I get home.

I dont even care what the stupid Allstate app wants from me anymore. I sped? Dont care. I stopped too fast? No accidents happened. I drove in the dark? My kid needed a ride home.

I'm in the car to drive it. Nothing else has any importance over that. I wish other people felt the same way.

yeah...Toyota insurance has been pestering me with emails and snail mail about not having my driving information turned on. It is all a sales gimmic.

I will admit i drive like an old man b/c I am trying to get the best MPG I can out of the truck. I am sure the insurnce company would give me some discounted rates, but I don't need them spying on me all the time to do so.

I just had my 5000 mile maintenance, and the service guy asked " do you even use the brakes? There is not much wear on these" I told him that I coast to stops whenever possible, and I rarely slam or ride the brakes. The truck is said to avg 16 MPG in the city...I get 20-21 b/c I don't speed, and stomp the pedal.
 

Macarina

Silver Member
Maybe it’s because I’m getting old, but I no longer have the patience for this kinda crap. It happened to me…No joke, I’m not the only one. My wife bought me this box cutter. I had to watch a video to figure out how A BOX CUTTER WORKS!!!

 
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