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I Ordered You A Blueberry Pancake, Dave

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 12th January 2009 5:38am
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Just when you thought the high tech doodads in the rooms at Encore were groovy, Aria drops a smart bomb all over it.

Forbes is reporting on a relatively new wireless standard called 'ZigBee' which essentially will turn your hotel room (and eventually your home) into a gigantic automaton - changing atmosphere, TV channels, lighting and nearly everything else, wirelessly - as if you had a butler running around at your beck and call. Minus the nagging and creepy voice.

But it gets better... ZigBee is (sort of) an open standard which companies who create products can embed in whatever devices they build. Theoretically, your cellphone maker can embed ZigBee command center which will talk to approved ZigBee devices that surround you... wirelessly... and you'll use your phone to turn the dryer on or fire up the margarita machine. This stuff is going to be installed throughout CityCenter, part of it's wacky door key based RFID smart room technology.

I dunno about you, but I'm stoked for Aria to open, even if the tower collapses at the first gust of Wayne F. Newton's craperatic yowl.



Comments & Discussion:

I'm sorry, I can't let you do that Dave.
2001: A Space Odyssey. On the top on my "Top 5 Worst Movies I've Ever Seen" (I have a list)

Picturing George Jetson stuck on the treadmill, going around and around.

Would love to see the list Rockchick...

NullZero - ask and you shall receive
The list is actually 20 movies long, with the top 5 being the worst I've ever seen and the remaining 15 being really bad but in no particular order. I love B- horror movies and crappy movies in general. But here's the top 5 (for right now, they'll change if I see something worse)

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) MANOS: Hands of Fate (the budget for this movie was like $3,000)
3) Zardoz (one of Sean Connery's first movies, look it up)
4) Hercules in New York (where Arnold's only lines are "I am Hercules.")
5) Motorhome Massacre (yea, it was bad)

That $3K budget for "Manos, Hands of Fate" (agonizingly bad) may be a considerable overstatement. "Zardoz" wasn't early Connery, though: He had all but one of his James Bond films under his belt at the time of that stinker.

no waynes world 2?

You're right. The $3,000 was an overstatement, the director ran into some money ($19,000) and wanted to make a movie. So he had $19K to do it with and still couldn't afford to pay the actors.
And I didn't know that Mr. Connery had all those James Bond movies under his belt. After seeing Zardoz I thought it was one of those "Here do this crappy movie and then we'll give you a good role" type thing. WHY he did Zardoz after being James Bond beats me.....

Oh and DMcKee, I'm glad there's someone else out there that's seen these horrible movies. I don't feel so alone now. LoL

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