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March 6, 2012 at 08:49:56
Specs: Windows 7, 2.507 GHz / 4095 MB
There's a piece of hardware or software or a gadget in your life right now that you hate. Something you absolutely despise. Something that makes you wonder aloud - "When the diabolical minions of darkness assembled this, did they do so out of revenge for some lost childhood or simply to inflict meaningless suffering on untold millions?"

It could be your HTC cell phone with a battery life akin to a comet, blazing to life for a few hours before winking out of existence. It could be Adobe Updater, that feels for some reason the unbelievable urge to constantly remind you that there's an incredibly important update to Acrobat that if you don't download and install the essential update to how pdf's are viewed instantly (every time you boot up) that the world itself as you know it will end.

Everyone has a rant in them. A raging diatribe about how technology, while awesome, is totally messing with them.

We'd like to hear yours. Consider the gloves off, no holds barred, and let it loose!

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March 6, 2012 at 14:51:30
I thought Facebook and such like were places to have a rant, obviously not !

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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March 6, 2012 at 16:42:41
I avoid rants as such, but here are a few personal views and observations:

I wonder why so many programs (all shades of Windows and including MS stuff) always keep the last setting when they are restarted - such as where they opened and where you saved to. Mostly I find that a standard default setting is best because I hardly ever want to go to the last place or save in the last place next time. I have invented my own resetting tool that runs a batch file (often calling up reg files) but have to keep adding new ones to it as I stumble across them.

Here's another completely different one. People are analog so why is the interface of so many devices digital? I think it is much easier to twiddle a knob to set the volume, bass and treble to your liking (for example) than push buttons up and down. I won't even start talking about graphic equalizers LOL.

Yet another. Too much automation in cars. Things start happening and you wonder what an earth you have done wrong, only to find that the electronics thinks you must need the rear wiper to run on a dry screen when you wash the front windscreen.

Last one. Why do so many people express opinion as if it was fact?

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March 8, 2012 at 10:27:12
Fact is most Opinions suck! LOL Oh wait that may just be my opinion.

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March 8, 2012 at 11:16:27

I like it, and that's a fact LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 11, 2012 at 17:15:30
Last one. Why do so many people express opinion as if it was fact?

Most likely because they believe in THEIR opinion as being BETTER than what is mentioned and KNOWING it IS a fact from experience.

One of my pet peeves is Firefox. This glorified Netscape browser is more of a pain than good at times. I use it as an alternate from IE.
I remember in the older days when if people had trouble with IE there would always be the FF diehards that kept pushing FF. Used to burn my butt LOL, because it surely didn't rectify the IE problem.

Here's a few things I despise about Firefox:
1- mail links are NOT automatically inserted (when you either paste them in or type them ) in any webmail clients (it is automatic with IE and saves time). You have to physically go more steps to put in the link
2- opening FF and then having to wait (tap tap) for updates to install before it opens. (IE NEVER makes you wait for updates etc before opening)
3- Then after the updates it USUALLY says your addons are not supported ( more time stalling)
4- When installing FF for the 1st time it asks you if you want it to be your default browser, you check NO, then when it opens for the 1st time it asks you again...what is wrong with that picture?
5- Closing FF and re-opening again just to get a warning message that FF is already running and has to be closed first- Am I missing something here?...I DID close FF before opening it up again.

There are many more bugs in FF, but it would take too long to list them all.

I tried Chrome, Opera, Orca, Crazy Browser etc....but the 2 I alternate with most are IE and Firefox, much better as far as I can see from personal use, IE still being the default.
I guess that's about the only software that shimmies my riggins as of now.

People express their views etc in their signature, that's one of the many things that makes computing.net the BEST tech site on the internet!

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March 20, 2012 at 17:19:14
"Last one. Why do so many people express opinion as if it was fact?
Most likely because they believe in THEIR opinion as being BETTER than what is mentioned and KNOWING it IS a fact from experience

But what happens when two differing opinions are given as if they are fact. Does that make them both facts?

Accepted facts are usually substanitated with some sort of scientifically produced evidence, such as statistical measurements or some other in depth analysis. Experience is fine but if, for example, one person "swears by a product" and another "swears at it" then you have to take a greater sample to ensure an unbiassed overall conclusion is reached.

Examples of past opinion include that the world is flat, or it is the center of the universe. Proven scientific fact is that it is a sphere and part of the universe.

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March 20, 2012 at 22:50:16
I'll just pretend it's really dark out with no light whatsoever. Shadows can't breed in darkness LOL

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March 21, 2012 at 09:10:42
Re #7

I responded to comments you made about my post #2. If you are continuing that discussion then fine. Whatever, it makes no sense to me.

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March 21, 2012 at 16:37:42
I wish shadows wouldn't jump threads and then blame the tree's, for they only have themselves to blame for living in darkness.

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March 21, 2012 at 22:44:53
Not necessarily a fact but personal experience: If you put ten people together and ask them all their opinion of something like say Firefox, at least two of the ten will try to offer a completely different opinion just so that they do not conform to the norm.

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April 3, 2012 at 10:30:59
97.4% of all statistics are just made up numbers.

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June 16, 2012 at 15:59:28
Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

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