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Old 12-11-2017, 12:05 AM   #1
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I hate computers (rant)

I have a love/hate feeling about the digital world we now live in...I hate computers but also find them a necessary evil...how else could I find places like this to answer most any truck question I have.....
case in point.. I've spent some time on my laptop out of necessity because some places I buy things from I can't complete a order on my pad...now my computer says my wireless internet is turned off...no clue what I did to turn it off...no clue how to turn it on...I've spent about 5hrs trying to figure it out..been reading google and everything else I can find with no luck..ive done everything i could find...it doesnt help that im a dummy when it comes to computers..
.about ready to turn loose my 1187 on it...
I hate computers...just a rant
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:27 AM   #2
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Re: I hate computers (rant)

Oh I know what you mean. Everything these days are computer connected in some way. Mini 'puters everywhere. I know enough to operate pc's and laptops but I have to "google" how to sometimes get mine to straighten up when it gets out of sorts. When all else fails I reset mine to factory specs or at least a few months prior date before it began acting up. There are sometimes glitches in the newest updates. Those updates make changes in the settings. You could always have a teenager look at it. They seem to know ALL about these things.
Me. I cannot get the DVD player to work on my tv with the U-verse box connected...
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:42 AM   #3
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Re: I hate computers (rant)

Computers are like women. They wont do what you want. And they wont give you a reason why.

I can't figure either one out.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:16 AM   #4
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Just wait til you go to your local bank for a deposit or withdrawal and their internet is down ,you wont make a deposit or cash a check or withdraw money from your account ,been there and done that .Now I have accounts at 2 different banks in different citys . I also keep some cash at home because of this .
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:23 AM   #5
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Re: I hate computers (rant)

I hate them in the same way. I use Firefox, that is MY choice. Every time there is an update I log-on, click up on Firefox and a pop-up box asks me if I want to use Firefox as my default browser. YES, NOTHING HAS CHANGED! I STILL WANT TO USE THE BROWSER I"VE BEEN USING, BEEN SETTING AS DEFAULT, THAT I JUST CLICKED ON BECAUSE I'M SURE THAT"S WHAT I WANT AND NOT YOUR INTERNET EXPLORER YOU INSIST ON RESETTING AS MY DEFAULT!!!!!

As of this last "update" the way you set an app as default has changed (hate that crap!) and now I don't know how to complete setting my default browser. But I still get asked every time I get online. I click what there is to click and my computer doesn'y take me to the next step for completion. It feels like I've been scammed. Why keep changing the way the computer operates only to mess people up? One day I know how to use this thing and the next they go and make it complicated. ARGH!

I never cared for electronics. I'm a mechanically oriented type. Now I realize electronics have been shoved down our throats and it's being made to where we are forced to be involved with this crap. Try living w/o. Sure you can do it, and I do all I can. It's a hard row to hoe and you sure don't feel free. I don't see any of it as making life easier. There isn't a thing on the internet that isn't out in the real world. The internet just brings it to you with a click...and many other costs involved
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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I'm not really a computer technology expert, but I have to use tech every day. Pretty much everything I use is up to date. My laptop is in the hot rod of laptops. My cell phone is the iPhone X maxed out. My job is fixing and selling copiers and printers. The latest copiers are basically computers that copy, print, scan, and fax. With a ton of other cool features a person never would have guessed just a few short years ago you would be available on a copier. Heck you can even go online with a copier now. The screen on some of them is the size of a decent tablet.

So here is my problem with computers and totally up to date tech. It all breaks, it all has glitches, nothing is 100% trouble free, not even close. But every day I hear about companies putting in for self driving semi trucks, self driving cars. Things that interact with the population at large. Im just not feeling it.

You might say we have had automated this and that for years now, but these things haven't been barreling down the highway at 70 MPH either. Like I said ... Im just not feeling it (yet).
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:54 AM   #7
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Re: I hate computers (rant)

Well ,,shoot,, I guess I will have to be different and say I like computers ..

I like them becasue (not in any order)

I thru face book can visit with my family,and see photos I never seen from family group sites
I can U-Tube most anything and then decide if I want to fix any thing I want to fix
I can research anything from anywhere
I can pay my bills thru internet ,,no mailing by letters or driving to do so
I can ..write for an hour and still think of things I like about the Computer,

And so, after all this halla ba loo speel I just spoke ,,I am going to ask Google on my Computer to help me learn how to post a photo in here.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:26 PM   #8
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:02 PM   #9
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Re: I hate computers (rant)

Last night when traveling form Phoenix to my duty station in SE Arizona, I pulled into a McDs in Benson. It wasn't late, only 730pm or so. There were no order takers available and I was told to use the automated Kiosks in the lobby to place my order. I was not happy. When I complained to the manager about lack of customer service, she shrugged her shoulder and said get ready because that is the way McDs is going nation wide.

I work in a software driven environment where most of the systems I repair are dependent on some sort of computer interface. The brains in upper management keep signing off on software upgrades and operating system changes to the computer infrastructure without realizing they screw the techs in the field as the legacy equipment software will not work on the newer operating systems.
It takes weeks to develop a workaround for when this happens.

Computers, we were told way back when is SUPPOSED to make our lives easier and better. It appears we were lied to ..... surprise surprise.

Now we have identity theft, conflicting software, banks and businesses that cannot do basic functions without a working computer network, heck even cars today can't do anything without the multiple computers imbedded under all the tin...

I like life as it was before computers...much more simple.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:55 PM   #10
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I thought I would never own a computer (I still have a "60s mind set when everything was simpler). My friends kept telling me you need a computer, so about two years ago I bought one and just as I was getting familiar with it, it crashed. I didn't have a back up plan so I lost all the pics I had saved, most saved from this site! I installed a new disc drive and system recovery media and after a bunch of hours up and running again. I have a like/hate attitude towards tech stuff but learning from u tube and these forums has made up for all the problems and money spent. I want to get a back up external drive so I don't loose everything again! Question-what external drive do I get for a back up?
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:58 PM   #11
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It sounds like maybe you hate your router.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #12
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An interesting talk by the Head of Daimler Benz -- a bit mind blowing to say the least!*He predicted an interesting concept of what could lay ahead.
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In a recent interview, the Head of Daimler Benz (Mercedes Benz) said their competitors are no longer other car companies, but Tesla (obviously), and now, Google, Apple, Amazon 'et al' are……
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Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years..
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Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
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Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.
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Artificial Intelligence:**Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.**This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
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In the U.S., young lawyers already can't get jobs.**Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
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So, if you study law, stop immediately.**There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.
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Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 times more accurate than human nurses.**Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.*In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.
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Autonomous cars:*In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public.**Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.**You don't want to own a car anymore..***You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.***You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving.***Our kids will never get a driver's license and will never own a car.
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It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.**We can transform former parking spaces into parks.
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1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide..**We now have one accident every**60,000 miles (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).**That will save a million lives each year.
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Most car companies will probably go bankrupt.**Traditional car companies will try the traditional approach and try to build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will take the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
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Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of Tesla.
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Auto Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, car insurance will become much cheaper.**Their car insurance business model will slowly disappear.
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Real estate will change.**Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.
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Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020.**Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.**Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean:**Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, and now you can now see the burgeoning impact.
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Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.***Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that can't last.* Technology will take care of that strategy.
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With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.**Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kwh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents).**We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water..**Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.
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Health innovations:***The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.**There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample, and you can breath into it.
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It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.**It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.**Goodbye, medical establishment.
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3D printing:**The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400*within 10 years.**In the same time, it became 100 times faster.**All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.
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Some common spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports.**The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to keep in the past.
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At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities.**You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoes at home.
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In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-storey office building.**By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.
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Business opportunities:**If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself:**"In the future, do you think we will have that?", and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
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If it doesn't work with your phone, forget the idea.**And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.
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Work:*70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.**There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.
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Agriculture:**There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.
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Aeroponics will need much less water.***The first Petri dish that produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. **Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.* Imagine if we don't need that space anymore.
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There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly..*It contains more protein than meat.***It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).
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There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you're in.**By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying.***Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they're telling the truth and when they're not.
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Bitcoin may even become the default reserve currency ... Of the world!
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Longevity:**Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year.**Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it's 80 years.*The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more than one year increase per year.***So, we all might live for a long time, probably way more than 100.
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Education:***The cheapest smart phones are already at $10 in Africa and Asia.**By 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smart phone.**That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.
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Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child needs to learn at school in First World countries. There have already been releases of software in Indonesia and soon there will be releases in Arabic, Swahili, and Chinese this summer.**I can see enormous potential if we give the English app for free, so that children in Africa and everywhere else can become fluent in English.* And that could happen within half a year.
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Are you ready for all this?!?!?
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #13
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This guy wrote all that.

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Old 12-11-2017, 09:58 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Question-what external drive do I get for a back up?
i used to buy brand name desktop harddrives , if you dont need the latest greatest they can be fairly cheap.
i now use USB thumbdrives, dirt cheap , even have a few with advertising that i got free.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:29 PM   #15
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Thanks, I'll check out thumb drives and how much capacity.
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