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(PCR (UK))   Is your new Internet connected smart fridge running DoS attacks launched by Bulgarian hackers? Better go turn it off, then   (pcr-online.biz) divider line 18
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2014-01-17 09:06:25 AM
But my smart fridge has a Twitter app! I need that (for some reason)!
 
2014-01-17 09:12:22 AM
This is bad news for my web-enabled can of Prince Albert.
 
2014-01-17 09:12:28 AM
Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?
 
2014-01-17 09:15:59 AM

machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?


I bet you don't have a television, either.
 
2014-01-17 09:24:53 AM

machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?


How the hell else do you expect me to know when my milk has expired if my fridge can't text me the info?
 
2014-01-17 09:28:53 AM

ReapTheChaos: machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?

How the hell else do you expect me to know when my milk has expired if my fridge can't text me the info?


LOL.  Luddite.   Mine orders new milk from the store.
 
2014-01-17 09:52:40 AM

machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?


I honestly don't know if they do these things, since I'm kinda saving $ for other home upgrades first, but I'd love it if:


text/email me that

1) someone seems to have left door open
2) sensors indicate there might be a leak in the water line to the icemaker
3) email/text me that the power has gone out for more than _X_ minutes (this would require a backup battery I guess)


also, networking could allow

4) communicate with my AC system/thermostat and adjust internal cooling loads accordingly to more accurately and efficiently keep setpoints
5) me to see inside from the grocery store to determine if yes, I really did run out of _X_

etc


Of course, if like most other things electronic, it's easily hackable then here's my lack of wanting these features....
 
2014-01-17 10:01:35 AM

machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?


For that matter, what does God need with a starship?
 
2014-01-17 10:50:07 AM

xanadian: machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?

For that matter, what does God need with a starship?


They happen to be highly collectable. Just image having a constitution class starship in full working order. You'd be the envy of nerds everywhere!

/Too bad it was taken out of the construction yard
//Severely limits the value
 
2014-01-17 12:21:46 PM
When is the home appliance version of ESET coming out?
 
2014-01-17 12:37:41 PM

Crudbucket: But my smart fridge has a Twitter app! I need that (for some reason)!


To let everyone know when you are running low on milk, or whatever other inane comment people usually use Twitter for.

Really, what you want is the Facebook app, so your fridge can routinely post about your eating habits.
 
2014-01-17 12:50:52 PM
And your smartTV is also watching you masturbate, so do an image search of your O-face to see the videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs
 
2014-01-17 03:51:43 PM
Hey, is there any Spam in your refrigerator?
Better run a virus scan, then.
 
2014-01-17 05:04:20 PM

machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?


Because it's hip & happening and makes use of cloud websites to leverage your buying power in a virtualised marketplace.  It seeks to reform the concepts of food refrigeration for the go getter of the 21st Century and integrate you, the consumer, in the a vertical thinkspace of digital groceries.  It'll convey joy-joy feelings and project a calm and confident aura to all around it.

Do you get it now?

/A more pointless thing I can not think of, an iPad welded in to a fridge door.
 
2014-01-17 05:30:37 PM
Saw this rant a few days ago.   Seems relevant
 
2014-01-17 11:49:50 PM

Leader O'Cola: text/email me that

Leader- not to be a dick, but

1) someone seems to have left door open
How does this help you? If you're at work, you can't do anything about it. If someone else is at home, won't they notice it when they make their million times a day trip into the kitchen(like at our house)
2) sensors indicate there might be a leak in the water line to the icemaker
Wouldn't the puddle under the fridge be the indicator? Again, this was always our tell-tale sign.
3) email/text me that the power has gone out for more than _X_ minutes (this would require a backup battery I guess)
How does this help you? if you're not home, you're better off leaving the fridge closed. If you are at home, I think you'll know the power went out

also, networking could allow

4) communicate with my AC system/thermostat and adjust internal cooling loads accordingly to more accurately and efficiently keep setpoints
not sure WTF this means, but I'm pretty sure you want a smart themostat, not a smart fridge, unless your fridge is monitoring the cooling loads of the house...and if its doing that, does it also recharge the plasma rifle with 40 watt range?
5) me to see inside from the grocery store to determine if yes, I really did run out of _X_

I guess this technology would allow you to blindly go to the store and THEN call up the fridge to see what you need. We always check first before we go out (either to the store, or before work, if we're stopping after work). And I REALLY hate if I make a mistake and end up with a brand new quart of milk when there is still 1/8th of a quart in there.
 
2014-01-18 12:05:46 AM

machoprogrammer: Why the fark does your fridge need an internet connection?


why does "god" need a starship?
 
2014-01-18 05:50:40 AM

The6502Man: Leader O'Cola: text/email me that

Leader- not to be a dick, but

1) someone seems to have left door open
How does this help you? If you're at work, you can't do anything about it. If someone else is at home, won't they notice it when they make their million times a day trip into the kitchen(like at our house)
2) sensors indicate there might be a leak in the water line to the icemaker
Wouldn't the puddle under the fridge be the indicator? Again, this was always our tell-tale sign.
3) email/text me that the power has gone out for more than _X_ minutes (this would require a backup battery I guess)
How does this help you? if you're not home, you're better off leaving the fridge closed. If you are at home, I think you'll know the power went out

also, networking could allow

4) communicate with my AC system/thermostat and adjust internal cooling loads accordingly to more accurately and efficiently keep setpoints
not sure WTF this means, but I'm pretty sure you want a smart themostat, not a smart fridge, unless your fridge is monitoring the cooling loads of the house...and if its doing that, does it also recharge the plasma rifle with 40 watt range?
5) me to see inside from the grocery store to determine if yes, I really did run out of _X_
I guess this technology would allow you to blindly go to the store and THEN call up the fridge to see what you need. We always check first before we go out (either to the store, or before work, if we're stopping after work). And I REALLY hate if I make a mistake and end up with a brand new quart of milk when there is still 1/8th of a quart in there.


1 depending who is farther away, I could for example call my wife, or a friend (who has a key) to see if they could get there before i can.
also maybe there's a remote tool that forces a door shut actuator ? ;)
2 Again, maybe knowing sooner causes me to get home and fix it before it gets to your detectable scenario
3 Again, telling me might change course of action for the day, saving a load of groceries. I'm out doing something *less important than the value of said load of groceries*...  sure I make that decision accordingly.
4 yes, I meant a smart thermo stat that talks to a smart fridge.  the fridge then knows in advance/or in real time when changes are about to happen to the external air around it.  could improve efficiency.  pipe dream? sure.
5 you got me there, as it is now usually it's "LOC, can you stop at the store, I'll email you a list {which inevitably takes forever to read- I struggle with some astigmatism related issues and white/black text on a small cell phone screen doesn't help--- I'd rather see a live picture stream}
 
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