Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 14 submissions in the queue.
posted by n1 on Saturday July 30 2016, @08:55PM   Printer-friendly
from the in-the-dog-house dept.

Humans have been forced to temporarily interact with their dogs or cats -- perhaps both -- after PetNet's internet-controlled smart feeder system suffered a blackout.

For $149, the company provides a web-enabled dog/cat feeder that is pre-programmed to dispense food stuffs at certain time and portion sizes.

But PetNet warned customers [...] that all was not well in its virtual animal kingdom as it was "experiencing some minor difficulties with a third party server. This is being investigated."

[...] "You may experience a loss of scheduled feeds and failed remote feedings. Please ensure that your pets have been fed manually until we have resolved this issue."

Source: The Register .

-- submitted from IRC


Original Submission

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by GreatAuntAnesthesia on Saturday July 30 2016, @10:55PM

    by GreatAuntAnesthesia (3275) on Saturday July 30 2016, @10:55PM (#382087) Journal

    More to the point, does this mean that various little old ladies are going to get eaten by their underfed cockerpoos? Seriously, what the chuck is wrong with the world when you have to connect to the fecking internet to run a goddamned from job?

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 2) by GreatAuntAnesthesia on Saturday July 30 2016, @10:59PM

    by GreatAuntAnesthesia (3275) on Saturday July 30 2016, @10:59PM (#382089) Journal

    And even worse, I can't write words like fucking or cron without this stupid fucking phone 'correcting' them?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30 2016, @11:39PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30 2016, @11:39PM (#382104)

      Phones are for phoning. Get a typewriter. [observer.com]