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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 .

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30 2016, @11:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30 2016, @11:18PM (#382095)

    In the good old days the 1%'ers hired a dog walker who also had a key to your house to get the dog out while you were at work. For a little extra they would also be a dog sitter and feed the dog (food and human contact) while you were away. Somewhere (maybe after Y2K?) many of the dog walkers hooked up with a franchise for better marketing, website for booking, and etc.

    Now this internet pet feeder has put all the dog sitters out of work--just another category of low income job that has been automated out of existence...

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