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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:54 AM

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Probably Making Up This Crap About Alexa Ordering a Batman Toy

Source: Gizmodo

On Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used her official government Twitter account to complain that her two-year-old had allegedly ordered a $79.99 action figure by “yelling ‘Batman!’ over and over again at her Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo.

Hmm.

If this were true, it would certainly be a convenient way for Sanders to score some points with her boss, who has repeatedly accused Amazon of not paying fictional “internet taxes” (a confused reference to state sales tax), being a tax shelter, and screwing over the U.S. Postal Service on delivery rates. Also, it would be very bad if a two-year-old repeatedly screaming “Batman!” could in fact end up with an account owner being charged $79.99 for a toy.

However, as TechCrunch noted, despite several attempts, no one has actually been able to replicate Alexa ordering said action figure just because someone yelled about Batman at it. Amazon’s support documentation notes that ordering anything via voice requires making a deliberate purchase request and again verbally confirming the order.


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Reply Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Probably Making Up This Crap About Alexa Ordering a Batman Toy (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 2018 OP
JI7 Jan 2018 #1
TheBlackAdder Jan 2018 #9
Angry Dragon Jan 2018 #2
msongs Jan 2018 #3
HipChick Jan 2018 #4
chelsea0011 Jan 2018 #5
LiberalBrooke Jan 2018 #6
Weed Man Jan 2018 #11
underpants Jan 2018 #7
underpants Jan 2018 #8
bullimiami Jan 2018 #10
gratuitous Jan 2018 #12
FSogol Jan 2018 #13
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2018 #14

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:02 AM

1. not "probably" . she is a fucking liar

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 07:28 AM

9. With Huckabee in her DNA, that's a given.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:03 AM

2. Watch SHS's mouth when she talks.....she twists it all over the place

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:08 AM

3. sounds like somebody's kid does not get proper adult supervision. is this a family trait? nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 04:09 AM

4. She's a liar who does not understand technology and is dumb as brick..

Alexa ordering does not work like that...as you have to confirm the purchase..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 05:04 AM

5. ...or, you can simply turn off this feature.

When a morning television show was showing how Alex works they voiced an order for Alexa to purchase. My own Alexa perked up and asked me if I wanted to order this product. I said no and disabled this feature by blocking credit use. You are right. She is dumb and should not use technology.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 06:38 AM

6. With a touch screen

a child can order. At 3 years old my grandson was able to order from Amazon. Of course when I saw the email that he ordered a toy I cancelled the order and set more controls. I learned quickly that tablets were intuitive for little ones. I have never activated voice ordering.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 08:19 AM

11. Oh and the one click ordering

 

My then 5 year old ordered a bunch of Hot Wheels cars on amazon to my sisters in Chicago.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 06:52 AM

7. Sarah should have learned when she got subscriptions to The NY Times and Washington Post

because she stomps around the house constantly saying "Damned Liberal Media!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 07:02 AM

8. Are we SURE it was the kid screaming out

BATMAN!
BATMAN!!
BATMAN!!!

yeah that's in your head now

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 07:51 AM

10. Amazon should haul her into court to prove it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 08:35 AM

12. Such a dumb story

Think about it: Sarah Sanders is telling the world that she can be outfoxed by a two-year-old with a one-word vocabulary.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 08:37 AM

13. Outfoxed by a two-year-old with a one-word vocabulary: how does that differ from her day job?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:34 PM

14. About 199 words

At best.

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