Make Statements That Sound False But Are Factually True

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This video is legit:
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Lol
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*double post*
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I have a couple of Phillips "smart" bulbs and they will randomly turn themselves on sometimes. Like last night at 3:00am, for example. Rather disturbing.
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greenback44 wrote:This video is legit:
Good lord, did whoever come up with that factory reset process just decide to see how many times they could get people to repeat the same thing before finally saying [expletive] it, smash the bulb and just put a normal one in? I thought the video was caught in a loop there for a bit.
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greenback44 wrote:This video is legit:
This is awesome. Man have I been there! Here's how this happens:

Tester: "Hey Joe, we started testing the smart bulbs and need a way for the automated tester to reset the wireless connection."
Joey Baloney, Firmware Developer: "Sure! Let's see you want a long sequence to differentiate from your test sequences right?"
Tester: "Yeah - that would be great!"

[1 day later]

Joe: "Here's the new firmware version with the connection reset. I'll send you the code snippet for that automatic button pusher in just a sec."

[Six months later]

Sales guy: "Yo!! We just sold our technology to GE! They're already making them at their contract manufacturer in China!"
Joe: "Wait WHAT?!? What about the reset sequences? They're still set for our test environment!"
SG: "Wut?"

There Is Nothing More Permanent Than A Temporary Kludge.
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This is probably better fit for a weird but true thread but I have lived in my apartment for over 8 years now and had never been to a single Whittaker Music Festival at Botanical Gardens until last night. I live less than 100 yards from the gardens and can literally hear the music from my apartment. I should have started going to those a long time ago.
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tlombard wrote:This is probably better fit for a weird but true thread but I have lived in my apartment for over 8 years now and had never been to a single Whittaker Music Festival at Botanical Gardens until last night. I live less than 100 yards from the gardens and can literally hear the music from my apartment. I should have started going to those a long time ago.
So you have been.
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