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Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 28,224 AG
I don't even know what this headline means;

Roku streamers and TVs now work with Google Assistant devices

https://www.cnet.com/news/roku-streamers-and-tvs-now-work-with-google-assistant-devices/?ftag=CAD767ae48&bhid=21133074996270987933419994633773
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 38,909 AG
    It means your Google assist can operate your Roku.

    Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 17,449 Moderator
    Mister-Jr said:
    I don't even know what this headline means;

    Roku streamers and TVs now work with Google Assistant devices

    https://www.cnet.com/news/roku-streamers-and-tvs-now-work-with-google-assistant-devices/?ftag=CAD767ae48&bhid=21133074996270987933419994633773
    Me either.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,232 AG
    Ask your kids if you can't figure it out.  lol
  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,386 AG
    Made me think of this commercial...haha.



  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 17,449 Moderator
    Ask your kids if you can't figure it out.  lol
    Grandkids.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,232 AG
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,322 Admiral
    I understand what it means.  I wouldn't know how to connect it to a tv unless it's wireless.  Probably not even then.
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,372 Moderator
    edited November 2018 #9
    This is why I call the Geek Squad.  Then they spend and hour instructing me on how to use the remote
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,010 Admiral
    edited November 2018 #10
    I guess I just don't care. One thing is for sure, things are not as easy as they used to be.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 28,224 AG
    I got a new car a couple of months ago, and every time I start it, bells and whistles start ringing and buzzing.  I can't figure out how to stop most of it.

    The owners manual is useless to me. I don't need all of that.
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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,910 AG
    Lol, I'm behind with the whole HDR 4k thing.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    Just bought a 2018 F-150. It has some stupid feature that shuts the engine off at a stop light. 
    Needless to say I deactivated that insanity!
     And some deal about being able to back up a trailer by itself?? I quit reading that ridiculous section of the manual. 
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 28,224 AG
    Just bought a 2018 F-150. It has some stupid feature that shuts the engine off at a stop light. 
    Needless to say I deactivated that insanity!
     And some deal about being able to back up a trailer by itself?? I quit reading that ridiculous section of the manual. 
    I have that engine stop feature, took me two days to figure what was happening and disable it.
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  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,010 Admiral
    Just bought a 2018 F-150. It has some stupid feature that shuts the engine off at a stop light. 
    Needless to say I deactivated that insanity!
     And some deal about being able to back up a trailer by itself?? I quit reading that ridiculous section of the manual. 
    How did you do that, I got an '18 F150 too, need to hit the button all the time. It is simply and EPA gimmick. I got the XL which is a basic truck but, it has the "sport" option and way more crap on it than I would ever want. Why do people buy trucks like the Platinum with so much dumb garbage on it it is just amazing but, that's what people want, and are obviously willing to pay for.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 1,695 Captain
    Mister-Jr said:
    I got a new car a couple of months ago, and every time I start it, bells and whistles start ringing and buzzing.  I can't figure out how to stop most of it.

    The owners manual is useless to me. I don't need all of that.
    Why would you buy a vehicle that has all of that if you dont need it?
    Jason :USA
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,010 Admiral
    edited November 2018 #17
    Thanks to the Japanese car makers they throw all that stuff on at no charge so others have to do the same thing to keep up competitively. Things like power windows and seats, and who can live without heated seats for crying out loud.

    No wonder a car costs as much as a house these days.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 28,224 AG
    1outlaw said:
    Mister-Jr said:
    I got a new car a couple of months ago, and every time I start it, bells and whistles start ringing and buzzing.  I can't figure out how to stop most of it.

    The owners manual is useless to me. I don't need all of that.
    Why would you buy a vehicle that has all of that if you dont need it?
    I made a mistake.
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  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    surfman said:
    Just bought a 2018 F-150. It has some stupid feature that shuts the engine off at a stop light. 
    Needless to say I deactivated that insanity!
     And some deal about being able to back up a trailer by itself?? I quit reading that ridiculous section of the manual. 
    How did you do that, I got an '18 F150 too, need to hit the button all the time. It is simply and EPA gimmick. I got the XL which is a basic truck but, it has the "sport" option and way more crap on it than I would ever want. Why do people buy trucks like the Platinum with so much dumb garbage on it it is just amazing but, that's what people want, and are obviously willing to pay for.
    Go into settings and look for vehicle settings. 
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,010 Admiral
    I did that and the default setting is to turn it on, the settings does nothing, even when I disable it in settings it still shuts off, The only thing that actually works is the button. I have even looked on the F150 Forum and they say there are only 2 ways to do it, one- jump out the switch so it is always on or Two - use some sort of software loaded on your smart phone with a cable to interface with your trucks computer so that you can go into the parameters and disable it.

    You are telling me that you disabled it in settings on your dash board and it is now disabled? I tried that and it didn't work, I'l try it again I guess. But even the manual says it will reset and go back to default when you cycle power on the truck.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 10,461 AG
    I like this thread.
    I thought I was an old, but I guess maybe I'm just under the cutoff for that.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • MGTeacherMGTeacher South GaPosts: 1,798 Captain
    Mister-Jr said:
    I made a mistake.
    I'm proud of you Mr. Admitting a problem is the step to recovery.
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 28,224 AG
    MGTeacher said:
    Mister-Jr said:
    I made a mistake.
    I'm proud of you Mr. Admitting a problem is the step to recovery.
    As far as I know, there is no recovery for getting older.
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  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,322 Admiral
    The price of trucks has gone out of sight.  I probably won't ever buy another new one.
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,910 AG
    Trucks are stupid expensive.  Maybe I am just a cheap *** but I paid 18k for my Impreza Hatchback, no complaints.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    surfman said:
    I did that and the default setting is to turn it on, the settings does nothing, even when I disable it in settings it still shuts off, The only thing that actually works is the button. I have even looked on the F150 Forum and they say there are only 2 ways to do it, one- jump out the switch so it is always on or Two - use some sort of software loaded on your smart phone with a cable to interface with your trucks computer so that you can go into the parameters and disable it.

    You are telling me that you disabled it in settings on your dash board and it is now disabled? I tried that and it didn't work, I'l try it again I guess. But even the manual says it will reset and go back to default when you cycle power on the truck.
    Not permanently. I noticed that if I shut it off in the settings it would stay off for the rest of the day. Otherwise the button will shut it off until you turn the key off then restart the engine, you have to hit the button again. 
     Almost like a engine start checklist for a freakin airplane!
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    kellercl said:
    Trucks are stupid expensive.  Maybe I am just a cheap *** but I paid 18k for my Impreza Hatchback, no complaints.
    Go price out a F250 diesel dually 4x4 King ranch Platinum. You could buy a nice house for the price!
     Even some of those ugly Raptors are over $100K!
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,910 AG
    kellercl said:
    Trucks are stupid expensive.  Maybe I am just a cheap *** but I paid 18k for my Impreza Hatchback, no complaints.
    Go price out a F250 diesel dually 4x4 King ranch Platinum. You could buy a nice house for the price!
     Even some of those ugly Raptors are over $100K!
    I can't fathom spending that much on a car.  I just can't.  I'd rather spend 20k, invest the 80k and retire 10 years earlier.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • swampwalkerswampwalker Posts: 2,359 Captain
    I can remember trying to buy a plain jane 4x4 with ac, no chrome and larger wheels/tires. It was almost impossible....The designers don't have a clue as to what we need in a truck. The "namby pambys" today ( to quote Gunny) want auto parallel parking and auto backup. People don't know or don't want to know how to drive anymore I guess...
    The original - "Renaissance Redneck"
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,471 AG
    kellercl said:
    Trucks are stupid expensive.  Maybe I am just a cheap *** but I paid 18k for my Impreza Hatchback, no complaints.
    Go price out a F250 diesel dually 4x4 King ranch Platinum. You could buy a nice house for the price!
     Even some of those ugly Raptors are over $100K!
    A duality would be a 350 and up, right? 
       Those were nice, but I feel that the inside could have a nicer looking finish, for the price.
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