I’d never noticed the “don’t use Energizer” note on the smoke detector before. But sure enough, it’s still chirping.
So I went to look online for why, and found that auto-complete has some odd ideas of what smoke detectors need.
For the record: I didn’t find a satisfactory answer. A lot of talk about types of batteries based on power consistency and drop-off rates. You don’t want something that stays high-power longer, then quickly drops below the level needed to produce a low-battery alert. That makes sense. But specific brands? The consensus was split between specific brands having been rated in tests, or specific brands having deals with the smoke detector manufacturer.
I don’t think they really need the guide to all those different types of melons right now.
Twitter is like a train crashing into a burning dumpster, and the railroad owner won’t let firefighters in because they’re doing such a brisk business selling marshmallows.
Facebook is like a large family gathering where you can’t quite get away from your racist uncle/in-law’s soapboxing, and the TV keeps interrupting with commercials for things related to your conversations.
Tumblr is the weird coffee shop you used to hang out in but you’ve outgrown. You stop by occasionally for old times sake, but now it’s been bought out by a national chain and homogenized.
Mastodon is like a small party: not as many people as Facebook or Twitter, but you can actually hear each other talk.
Instagram is like checking out your friends’ vacation photos, but after a while you start noticing all the product placement.
Of course, all of them have people who will Judge You because You’re Doing It Wrong.
Not sure if I’m more appalled by the idea of smiling plastic poop that poops smiling candy poop, or amused by the shelf placement.