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    What change do you resist? Even if it's better

    Inspired by reading a thread where people were arguing the merits of corked vs screw top wine bottles. Screw top being being better sealing and resealing, more consistent during packaging and easier for consumers to handle. Many still resist changing from cork though.


    One of mine : The digital cell phone. They're clearer, they're more spectrum efficient which leads to them being cheaper per minute. More battery efficient too and tiny. All sorts up upside - and I can't stand talking to someone on one. The codecs are so compressed I feel like I'm talking to a robot half the time and the other half they're dropping pieces of the conversation. Back to analog!

    What "New And Improved" thing do you wish you could send back?
    Or changes in society, law - something where you prefer the past?

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    Idiot-proof cars. I don't need the car to tell me when my headlights should be on, or that I should buckle up.
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    Blue ray disc...what the hell is that? Whats wrong with the DVD?

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    What change do you resist?

    The laws against dueling.

    We are the thin blue line
    between you
    and all the money in the world.

    And no you can't have any.

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    Upgrades to Internet Explorer. But I'm better for it apparently

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    Automated phone systems that require you to listen to 25 recorded messages all while pressing 1 for this and 2 for that until 7 minutes later you are finally connected with a human being who answers your question in 15 seconds.

    And if it is one of those recorded voices that I have to answer, I go from zero to angry in about 2.3 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resdepbrian View Post
    Automated phone systems that require you to listen to 25 recorded messages all while pressing 1 for this and 2 for that until 7 minutes later you are finally connected with a human being who answers your question in 15 seconds.

    And if it is one of those recorded voices that I have to answer, I go from zero to angry in about 2.3 seconds.
    I hate when the damned thing never does give you a human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resdepbrian View Post
    Automated phone systems that require you to listen to 25 recorded messages all while pressing 1 for this and 2 for that until 7 minutes later you are finally connected with a human being who answers your question in 15 seconds.
    Congratulations! After spending seven minutes of pressing 1 for this and 2 for that and... you can still remember what your question was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimebytes2 View Post
    Congratulations! After spending seven minutes of pressing 1 for this and 2 for that and... you can still remember what your question was.

 

 

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