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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. jrduquemin

    jrduquemin Minimodder

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  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Reads hover around 250-300MB/sec, 130-150MB/sec for writes.

    Makes it an awful lot more useful than the OMGSUPERSPEED stick I've been using, that tops out at around 30MB/sec writes.
     
  3. Dr. Coin

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    No, I don't want to!
     
  4. David

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    I was thinking of doing the same - I have a 128GB USB3 stick. Reads are ok, but writes are crap.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Hm, that's not bad. I expected real world USB-C to be really restrictive in this kind of application.

    I might have to keep an eye on things like that for the inevitable rise of C-type devices.
     
  6. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

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    Ah, but by USB-C do you mean USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.1 Gen 2? :D Whoever came up with the naming convention(s) for the USB standards needs to be given a damn good slap!
     
  7. crazyg1zm0

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    Vmug Advantage Membership for 12 months at $200 worth it to get a licence for my ESXi box at home as now i can use proper backup solutions that communicate via the api
     
  8. Vault-Tec

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    Final bits for my GPU loop.

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  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Jehla Minimodder

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    To keep Alexa company...

    Unless you really hate having to say "Hey/okay Google" or need a tie-in that only the echo has, the google home is the one to go for as far as I can see.

    Few observations so far:

    • I use the G home to listen to radio at night, controlling the volume by touch is clumsy. handily you can ask for 5% volume.
    • The chromecast audio connect chime can't be turned off on the google home like you can with the chromecast audio puck.
    • G home does context better. I was asking the age of various royals. On one question Alexa miss heard me, hearing "how old is queen". I was then told about the rock band whereas when I repeated the questions to G home and deliberately dropped the "the" from the question it correctly gave me the queens age.
    • G home seems hear better. This isn't a fair test since they are in very acoustically different rooms and my echo is the older (possible dust build up?). However I can't help but put it down to the two microphone holes up top on the G home and having googles voice recognition behind it.
    • Hue lights integration is more polished on G home too. Asking it to turn off all lights results in just that, echo on the other hand... "Alexa: sorry I could not find a device or group called all lights".
    • on the subject of hue G home can also do colours including "day light" and "sunset" which my echo can't yet (apparently there is an update out, but I don't have it).
     
  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I actually prefer saying "Hey/okay Google" to *insert slightly odd girl's name here*.

    As clever and as friendly as AI gets I'd much rather be reminded each time that I'm asking a private company with their own interests for a solution, rather than that I live in some strange infantilised dystopia.

    I like to think I got over any need to give my computer assistant a friendly name with Clippy and Bob. Heck, they didn't even feel the need to do it in Star Trek.
     
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  12. IanW

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    Byron C Playing life on "Hard" difficulty

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    It's not that odd, I went to school with an Alexa. And you can change the wake word you know, you can have: Amazon, Echo, Alexa, or Computer.
     
  14. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    My aunt is called Siri ;)

    When I say odd I mean slightly to very obscure/unusual, i.e. Alexa, Cortana and Siri*.

    If one of these named voice services becomes ubiquitous like google is to search then it's going to be very annoying for people who already have that name.


    *Apparently a name meaning "beautiful woman who leads you to victory", but I suspect it means "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with".
     
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  15. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    My niece's name is Lexi, so when they bought an Echo recently, had to change the name sharpish!

    "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with" - I though she was called 'Vinyl Vera':
    Errr maybe I'm confusing it with something else :blush:
     
  16. IanW

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    AS wolfticket linked, that's the company motto of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation from "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (The company that built Marvin - The Paranoid Android):thumb:
     
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    Recently I bought a Stihl 261 (with a 15" bar) as a replacement for my old smaller saw. It's a lovely saw, which I wholeheartedly recommend.

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  18. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Having an Alexa in our house, we use "echo". As do most of our friends, because it's weird otherwise. We've ruined it for everyone :lol:

    I'm still waiting for "Jarvis".

    Does it have room context for the lights? I hate having to say "bedroom/lounge/kitchen/whatever lights" when I'm in the that room, talking to an echo that's also in that room. If I don't specify the room, there's pretty good odds on me being talking about the room I'm currently in!
     
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    Seeing as the petrol one went back under warranty, 18V mower an strimmer bundle for less than a new petrol mower. plus I can abuse the battery in my drill etc

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    Good point, I didn't even think of that, I tend not to use brand names if I could use a generic term instead. Obviously I break this rule all the time, but I resent being forced too.


    Nope, it just says it doesn't know which light I want to turned on.
    During setup I selected the room the G home was in, so it's called "Master bedroom", and of course there is a room in my home app called "Master bedroom" with a bulb assigned. - it is good enough to know that's the room I mean if I say "bedroom" though since that's the only bedroom on the system.
     

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