Technology you hate, but everyone else doesn't.

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  1. TruMutton_200Hz

    TruMutton_200Hz Ancient Guru

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    Facebook isn't all that bad entirely, because I don't actually have to care about it lol. After all, nobody forces me to use it and most thankfully I don't need to, either. The exact same applies to touchscreens and lots of other things. If people want to use them, let them. The more time they spend using them all quietly without bothering me, the happier I am.

    Think about all those other nasty things. The really aggravating ones, like food wrapped in a plastic layer that reads 'open here' when you can't even get inside it using your teeth. But you're starving and you can't find anything to cut a hole in it, nor any other food. So that all you can do is drool over the tasty looking picture that's carefully printed on the outside. Until you decide to throw it over your left shoulder without looking behind you first. And then some poor stranger screams hideously and starts cursing at you and chasing you with a wrench in his hand. Things that are so dauntingly flawed by design that it can't have been just another stupid coincidence.
     
  2. SureFireT1000

    SureFireT1000 Member Guru

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    OMG.. I know exactly what you mean about *$##^@^ Souilja Boy Crank ****!!! :bash:

    A simple, lol ,can not describe how much l laughed when I read this post, I was almost going to cry, XD

    You made my day Devolution !
     
  3. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    me too..it took me quite sometime to have a facebook account but then it wasnt so bad when i tried it..its a nice way of getting in touch with friends esp now that I live overseas..sharing pictures is very easy and now friends love digging old photos and tagging each one of us it hilarious and at the same time brings back memories of the good ol times :wanker:

    Ive not much to complain about except for the advent of DSLR cameras..now everyone is suddenly a "photographer" taking pictures of just about anything not to mention the mutual admiration society of some "great shot bro! what cam did you use..check my photos too!" :puke:

    another would be because of the proliferation of walkman phones and mp3 players, it gets annoying esp when sound leaks out of the headphone and you are on a bus or train and all you hear are noise..
     
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  4. nvlddmkm

    nvlddmkm Banned

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    Over "crinkley" food wrappers and plastic "crinkley" wrappings in general make me want to punch random people in the face with a violence rarely seen within the theatre of what is considered normal. No, really, it makes me angry to a point of unreasonable violence. You can't tell me, there is a wrapper that cannot be made of a material that does not extricate a maximum noise to movement ratio.
     
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  5. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Lol every time I hear that song, I want to do what the guy in your avatar is doing..rofl :bang:
     
  6. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    I'm frequently in those kind of moods lol.

    I'm the opposite, i see a more noticeable difference going from DVD-BluRay movie, than Console-PC version, on the same TV from about 6feet away, i think the differnce between both is huge personally.

    Many people think PC's are pointless these days as most games are ports and upscaled HD looks nearly as good, others think HD movies are pointless as upscaled DVD looks nearly as good, i agree with neither.

    I love new tech when it comes to movies though, i hate nearly every movie unfortunately, so i need the experience improved, widescreen, 5.1, HD, 3D, its all needed for me, without it, i would turn it off and go read a book.

    Think there are two winners in this thread, cell phones and the prob Facebook, i don't mind facebook, but i don't use it for social networking purposes, more for keeping up to date with certain organisations.

    As for phones, i wish they would ban them indoors, make them go outside like smokers :banana:
     
  7. GhostXL

    GhostXL Ancient Guru

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    That does not make it unfinished. Its upgradable and scalable.

    It was designed to be such.

    Thus why formats keep getting bigger.

    There is a difference between unfinished and upgradable.

    As new features are implemented, there is always the chance of a problem.

    It's nothing new with technology as a whole.


    As for Technology I hate....

    These Social "networking" sites. Networking isn't even a correct term to use which I find rather funny.

    All of them. They are dangerous especially if left in the hands of a child w/o supervision.
     
  8. zinjin

    zinjin Master Guru

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    I honestly do not see the fun in texting constantly or as I call it fingerfracking their phone. I do have a cell phone that is provided by work, and get made fun of because it still looks new, I only use it for work purposes and at the end of the day I shut it off. There are a few guys at work that have two phones with all of the bells and whistles, and they are constantly massaging their phones.

    I get so ticked off when trying to talk to them and they are so engrossed in mindless BS texting, and get the constant UH HUH, yep, yep. Then I have to put up with that BS at a restaurant and at the movies. Kind of takes away the fun of the silver screen when there are a bunch of white/blue lcd screens lit up like a bunch of over sex lightning bugs on crack.

    Facebook, and twitter, honestly WTF, I admit I created a Facebook account at the constant whining from friends and family, so I created one and haven't touched it since, I get those reminder emails from FB, and just delete it, now they whine that I never log on. Sheeeez. WTH, I don't have time for that BS, too much real life and porn to tend to, HA.

    We have a salesman at work that is constantly on FB, and instead of selling stuff, he's busy self stroking his friend ego and goofing off, at one time I had blocked FB at work, but he somehow whined enough to the boss man to have me unblock it. SIGH.

    I guess Im old and cranky and see NO value in such things and wish the system would crash, just so I can laugh my arse off at the ensuing chaos that would follow because people wouldn't know what to do.

    Same goes for the Cell grid, wish it would crash for a week, I really like seeing people suffer technology wise, heaven forbid if we had to do things the old fashioned way for a while.

    Sigh I digress, carry on........
     
  9. maleficarus™

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    My list I dislike are:

    1) Blu ray. I can't stand Sony and anything Blu ray is nothing but a rip off.
    2) Touch screens. This fad will pass soon I hope.
    3) 3D movies. I'm half blind so it is usless to me anyways.
    4) Twitter. I just don't see the point of it.

    I'm sure there are many more to add but I can't think of them off hand right now...
     
  10. ST19AG_WGreymon

    ST19AG_WGreymon Ancient Guru

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    Farmville and it's clones
    3D
    Touchscreens
    Twitter
    Horrible ringtones
    Intel Integrated Graphics
     

  11. nvlddmkm

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    Toilet paper. I don't see the use. Why wipe my brown gold? I want it there so it itches and makes a good rash. After all you cannot practice a rash. You have to let it grow and fester on it's own.
     
  12. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    -the "3D" comeback is what I hate the most right now. Its so lame, artificial, eye straining, darkening, overpriced POS. Id rather have uncompressed HD instead of a simulated 3D headache.
    -the "shutter sound" on point and shoot cameras and phones. I mean wtf, its not film and there isnt a large sensor on those cameras to even make a loud enough sound like that. My DSLR doesnt even sound like that.
    -VGA connections on monitors, why are they still around! They have already disappeared from newer video cards.
    -Internet Explorer
    -the blue color toolbar on windows XP. I cringe every time I see it. It makes me feel like Im working on an outdated PC even though it might not be.
     
  13. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    HaHa nvlddmkm, but a good point, some of this thread isn't far off stuff like, i hate electricity, running water etc....

    You can dislike certain tech, as you have no need for it, but surely hating it just because everyone else likes it is a touch sad.

    Same thing with a movie, say one person dislikes it, but then millions love it, which in turn makes that person hate it even more, so much they have to spread the word around the world about how much they hate it, the imdb boards are full of people like that.

    A lot of people hate the 3D comeback, before that they hated HD, and before that they hated 5.1, and before that was the widescreen haters, its just change they hate, even if it is for the better.
     
  14. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    Wireless,

    i don't see myself using any wireless router, mouse or keyboard for the rest of my life or at least, as long as possible.

    if it's not wired, i don't want it.
     
  15. Nato.dbnz

    Nato.dbnz Ancient Guru

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    Makes a difference when you drag a laptop to every room in the house though. Couldn't live without wireless in my house...
     

  16. Merton

    Merton Maha Guru

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    I never understand why twitter has the stereotype that it is only for people that want to post about every aspect of their life.

    I have a twitter, and I follow 10 people, a few of which are companies. If you have a friend that posts way too much bull**** on twitter, simply don't follow them. YOU control your content.

    Furthermore, I was working on a paper for one of my classes, and one of my friends who did a similar paper saw that I posted about it on twitter, and sent me TONS of relevant and useful references. If it wasn't for twitter, he would have no idea that I was even working on that topic.

    I know I don't follow many people (considering some people follow hundreds), but I have never had someone post about every aspect of their life. Most of them post 2-3 times throughout the day. Is that really too much? Say someone posts 4 times a day and uses up their full text quota. That would be 140*4 = 560 characters, including spaces, per day. Even if they were to post something completely stupid, it took you what, a whole 7 seconds to read it?
     
  17. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    how about a wireless xbox360 controller ? its awesome imo
     
  18. Kaleid

    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    Glossy is crap I agree.
    But facebook I like, it's a good way of keeping up to date with whatever people are up... I only add people who I actually truly know so it doesn't consume much time and energy at all.

    Twitter I don't care at all about. 140 character limitation is really..limiting.

    And yeah, computers are still too friggin slow. I'm pretty tired of this upgrade carousel.
     
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    I hate self check out machine at stores because they are always breaking down and people take way too long when using them. it takes me less then 3 mins and some people spend their entire 20min trying to figure out how to use a coupon on it.
     
  20. Sash

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    Facebook and Twitter and hi5
     

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