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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: 2) by archfeld on Sunday July 31 2016, @01:17AM

    by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Sunday July 31 2016, @01:17AM (#382127) Journal

    Dog Walker and House sitter for hire in the Yuma AZ area here. I have 4 going now but room for quite a few more. I also house watch, water the plants, make sure the pool guy and/or gardeners have been doing their jobs. I can be reached at Treboreel@live.com for initial contact. I am currently house sitting and working part time as a PC hack for a local shop, but in the Summertime Yuma is very thin on people as the Winter crowd is somewhere that isn't 110 F on a daily basis.

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  • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday July 31 2016, @02:46AM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday July 31 2016, @02:46AM (#382145) Homepage

    El Centro native here. High-five, Yuma scum!

    • (Score: 2) by archfeld on Sunday July 31 2016, @03:34AM

      by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Sunday July 31 2016, @03:34AM (#382153) Journal

      I should have known. Being from El Centro is one of the only things that could drive such a net rage :) It is indeed a small world.

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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by frojack on Monday August 01 2016, @06:58PM

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Monday August 01 2016, @06:58PM (#382747) Journal

    How do I mod you Both Interesting and Spam at the same time?

    Kudos for braving the heat.

    I spend a lot of time walking for exercise and boredom prevention. Someone said I should take up dog walking for small money. Problems: Not particularly fond of dogs. Most are too chubby to keep up. And then I'd have to pick up after them, and carry bags of shit around.

    Nope. Not going to turn recreation into a job.

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