because he wants to live out his captain Kirk fantasy of banging a green skinned alien woman.
And what's so wrong with that?
The company, which discovered the problems through its own internal tests, is offering to refund customers. The much-hyped Nest Protect was rolled out last year at a price point of $129.
In the next 24 hours, the company said that the Nest Wave will be automatically disabled, though the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will continue to work."
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... is to sell us shit that we do not need. If we 'needed' something, we would find a way to get it.
It's possible that wants sell better than needs.
Well, I've learned to seperate my 'needs' from my 'wants'. While I may want that flashy $60,000 car, what I 'need' is just a decent reliable car. So instead of going into hock and having to make large monthly payments for the car I want, I got a used 99 Ford Taurus from off of Craigslist for $1300. Threw a new tire on it, replaced the fuel pump, and it has served me well for almost a year now, and I'm damned happy with it. I don't think I'd be so happy with a new car with all the latest bells and whistles in it.
My point is, my needs are small, a roof over my head and enough food to eat. Anything else is a 'want' that I don't 'need' to live. I don't need 1000 channels of cable tv (that I don't have time to watch anyway). Needless to say, any attempt by advertisers to sell me something I don't need falls on deaf ears. If you cant prove to me that I have to have it, chances are I will not be buying it (so sorry admen).
Advertisers try to sell 'happiness', trying to convince us that if we buy their product (car, soda or laundry detergent), we will be happy. It's all a con job.
I lost interest in internet ads back when they started inserting 'flashing strobe lights' to get my attention, totally annoying! The ad people haven't gotten any better at not annoying me since.
Hwil Hwheaton seems like a nice guy.
I kid, I kid the Wheat-man. He is a nice guy. I have enjoyed his work on ST-TNG. And since that episode when he became a god, I have nothing but the utmost of respect/fear of him.
Teach kids in middle/high schools about drug addiction along with English, and stop making our own kids into addicts, thieving to support their habit.
Alcohol makers don't want the competition of legal drugs, and alcohol is the most destructive drug in the world! Combine all other drug use, and it still doesn't match alcohol's social, physical and societal damage.
Alcohol lobbyist pay lots of $$$ to our politicians to keep alcohol the only legal recreational drug.
Just legalize all drugs already. Take the profit motive away, and soon we won't have to hear any more of these drug gang stories.
The remote gimmick is to distract you from the hidden microphone and cameras built into the bulbs. The "problem" they are addressing is that they can't hear you when you're in the bathroom with the water running.
Upmod either Funny or Insightful.
Some things don't change, it seems. Corporate thinking stays the same, very sad. I hope fhat the future generations reading this finally 'get it'.