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It took a very long time to realise that this wasn't a bad parody.

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If you were the engineer who implemented this, kill yourself.
It's not a sin; you have no soul anyway.

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Lol, cue the light bulb jokes.  How many engineers does it take to reset
a light bulb?  None, they tell you to upgrade to the latest version.

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On 20/6/19 3:52 pm, Paul Rubin wrote:
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Someone should have told them that "How many X does it take to change a  
light bulb" is meant to be a joke, not an ambition.

Clifford Heath.

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On 6/20/2019 8:29, Clifford Heath wrote:
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I still have difficulties believing it is serious.... (watched
about the first 2/3 in disbelief). That having read and having
no reason to doubt your post....

What on Earth is a "reset" supposed to do to a bulb? Any good
for a prankster working at the local electric company?...

Dimiter


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On Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:47:59 AM UTC-4, Dimiter wrote:
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Lol!  That's actually very funny, the idea that someone would deliberately  
cut power in that pattern.  Of course that is the exact reason why they mad
e the reset procedure so complex, to prevent false triggering.  The only th
ing worse than having to do this procedure is to have your lights periodica
lly return to their "dumb" state and be constantly on when a power glitch r
eset them.  

I had an outdoor floodlight that was also a motion detector.  It had a simp
le timeout where a flick of the switch on-off 1 sec-on would trigger the li
ght to be on continuously.  I can't tell you how many times I found the lig
ht on.  These are two extremes it would seem.  

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On 21/6/19 10:47 pm, Dimiter_Popoff wrote:
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It makes it forget all paired devices, returning it to factory-new  
state. I guess you use it if you don't want a hacker extracting your  
WiFi credentials or something after you sell or dispose of it.

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On Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:36:19 PM UTC-4, Clifford Heath wrote:
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Sell?  There's a market for used light bulbs???  Amazing!  Is it a market like the stock exchange?  Can you buy futures?  Light bulb futures!  Very illuminating.  

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Re: GE Smart Light Bulb reset
On 22/06/19 01:31, Rick C wrote:
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Sell? Probably when someone realises there are simpler
and cheaper ways of achieving the same (small) benefit,
and that care and maintenance of the damn thing is too
difficult and/or time consuming.

Or when a company's servers have been turned off, it
has become an expensive paperweight, and they are
trying to offload it onto someone with even less clue.

Me biassed? Shure shome mishtake.


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Den 2019-06-22 kl. 02:31, skrev Rick C:
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In the Soviet Union, there used to be a market for BROKEN light bulbs.

They were sold as BROKEN at 10-20% of the price of a working light bulb.
Anyone can figure out, why people would buy them?

AP

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On 23/06/19 23:04, A.P. Richelieu wrote:
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Reportedly, in order to obtain a working light bulb,
you had to present the one that was to be replaced.

Having been through the Iron Curtain 6 times as a
kid (only E. Germany/Berlin), there is some
credibility to that notion.


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Den 2019-06-24 kl. 02:20, skrev Tom Gardner:
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Almost.
That would work in the office.

If you needed a bulb for the home, it was a little more complex.
You bought a broken lamp at the market, then went to the office and
replaced a working bulb with the newly bought broken bulb.
You could then bring the working bulb home.
After that, you told the janitor that the bulb in the office was broken.
He replaced the broken bulb with a working bulb, and then
went on to sell the broken bulb at the market, LOL.
Everybody wins!

AP

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The New York Subway and some other public places in the US used bulbs
with left handed threads, so they wouldn't fit in normal fixtures.
People who stole the bulbs discovered this, and didn't bother stealing
any more of them.

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