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Postby Enzo » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:37 am

We just spent most of a week at my sister's house. Sis has one of those Alexa boxes. We got to mess with it.

It isn't easy to fool it, it just says "I don't know that".

At one point it mentioned the "wake word". None of us knew what that meant. (it is the name you say to trigger a response)

So we said Alexa, what is the wake word. And she said "Would you like to change the awake word? Shall we get started?" And then my sister walked into the room... "NONONONONONO..."

But Alexa will be speaking reminders for the next few days.

Inevitably when we get together we wonder what movie something was from or who some actor was, so we asked her instead of google.
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby Lance » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:04 pm

So is "Alexa" the wake word? Could you change it to Gertrude?
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby Мастер » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:31 pm

How about "Enzo"?
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby g-one » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:34 pm

If you could change the voice, now that would be something.
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:04 pm

g-one wrote:If you could change the voice, now that would be something.

We were saying that the other day. Surprised you can’t buy other voices for it. Would suit the ability to change he wake word, too. A Scottish accented “Hamish” would be great.
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby Lance » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:53 pm

Change it to "President Trump" and then order it to do stupid things.

But I guess that's already happening...
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby Enzo » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:27 am

I asked her if she could speak in an accent, and she told me she can't change her voice.

Bitch...

Yeah, we didn't realize the wake word was her name, but we stopped short of doing it, but Alexa was right there with the procedure when we brought it up.
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Re: Hello Alexa

Postby wring » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:02 am

it was a beautiful moment- there we were, Enzo, me, his sister Carol, all with the same "cat who ate the canary" look on our faces, you could actually see the little light bulbs appear over our heads, then Trish came running in top speed "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
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