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Wi-Fi Kettle Takes 11 Hours to Make Cup of Tea

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Data specialist Mark Rittman wanted to make tea around 9:00AM, but found himself in an eleven hour saga trying to get his wi-fi tea kettle to work. He documented his struggle on a website that’s also struggling, a social network called Twitter.com.

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While Rittman did acquiesce to boiling his water the old-fashioned way—in a “saucepan”—his struggle with his wi-fi kettle continued well into the day.

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Rittman literally had to hack his kettle in order for the water to get boiled... 11 hours later.

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What’s the lesson here? Never give up. JK, the lesson is fuck the internet of things. Go analog, baby.

[The Guardian]

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Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.

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atatassault47
atatassault47

We need to boycott IoT devices. They are so insecure that they are *guaranteed* to be assimilated into a DDOS botnet.