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2019-05-11 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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People never learn.

Facesucker had plenty of "partners" and "friends" that developed things that talked to their systems via an API -- right up until they didn't like those people anymore, or they were simply making too much money.  Then they cut them off.

Amazon has been documented to go after third-party sellers' vendors, trying to undercut their own merchants on the platform.  

And now Google is disconnecting third-party vendors from their "Nest" systems.

Google's integration of the Nest brand may have some downsides for smart home enthusiasts. The company has revealed that it's phasing out its Works With Nest program in the summer in favor of a Works With Google Assistant framework. The new program will allow data sharing between connected devices and apps, but only for a handful of tightly screened partners, Google's Rishi Chandra told Variety. 


Someone needs to put HomeDaemon-MCP out there as a commercial product....... (look to the right; it's still available!)

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Went to the website. It is impressive. My parents just bought an alarm system and wish I could have told them this was on the market.

Hope someone takes. If I felt I had the technical skills or businesses experience I would consider.

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I used it to manage my late mother's home from 1,200 miles away for a few months while negotiating it's disposition and sale.

Never mind my home when I'm traveling, which is frequently.

It just works. It requires no cloud. It's always on, notifies you almost-immediately (about 90 seconds of delay worst case if your phone is sleeping) if something happens you want to be notified about and gives you instant control of everything. Among other things I used it to "gate" access for RE agents who wanted to show the place; I had a custom code on the front door and I can lock the keypad out in seconds from anywhere, plus I get instant notification if it's used and when the door is locked or unlocked. Kept utilities reasonable too in that if nobody was in the place cutting the HVAC way back saves a ****-ton of money but if I get a showing request I can turn it up an hour or so before they get there, so when they walk in the place is appropriately warm or cool. If an agent is lazy and doesn't lock the door when they leave I can do it remotely.

Never mind the secure real-time video feed, which is very nice as well -- and if someone DOES **** with the place I now have evidence for the cops.....

Winding it down.

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I know how to find a buyer. We roll back the biological clock, make ourselves 23 years old, we develop a taste for "mocktails", we get supermodel girlfriends, we publish social media about our EPIC VACATION in Papua New Guinea and return to hang out in Palo Alto with our man buns and talk about "social justice".

Shebang! We'll have funding out the ears. And we need that funding to backdoor the ware and stuff every kind of tracker and spyware the skript kiddies cook up. But don't worry, we'll use some of the money to design a slick interface with lots of emojis and serotonin-release triggers.

We might have to do a rebrand. The name Home Daemon doesn't resonate with millennials. Something like "Intersectional Gender Fluid Sensitivity Awareness Monitor" should work. We'll focus-group that one.

The basic observation here is that you can't just find a need and come up with a good product that addresses those needs. That's archaic. Successful business models these days have to integrate rape, robbery and plunder.

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Maybe we should start buying souls.

I bet there are some people that would pay a pretty penny for one.

It's justifiably immoral to deal morally with an immoral entity.

Festina lente.
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Asimov, it seems people readily sell their souls to social media. Whether Zuckerburg et al owns these souls remaineth a mystery. I suspect a darker power is the ultimate beneficiary.

More seriously, what FB has and is doing can be (levitically) termed as IDOLATRY. Idolatry might be defined as anything we raise above God. Make a golden calf idol and worship it and God gets angry. Well now we have a new pantheon of idols including a sort of ultimate form of idolatry: SELF WORSHIP. What Karl might term "narcissism writ large".

It's ironic at least that these idols can be arbitrarily cast down by Zuckerberg and his new content (read thought) police. All the fame, riches and apparent power conferred by these platforms is in fact an ILLUSION. It vaporizes in an instant. And you never had any friends to begin with. All you had was "Friends"™ Satan's power over God is always an illusion.

In this comparison we leave idolatry in the dust while we verge into digitized demonology.

What's that smell? Is that brimstone or is that the smell of biblical comparisons getting dense enough to kill a canary? Zuck as Lord Satan: hypothesis or theory?
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