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The outdated tech you use (and why)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by hobbsyoyo, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    I can't really think of anything outdated I use. My toaster isn't very good, I wouldn't mind a newer/better toaster.

    Smartphones have fantastic battery life if you disable data and wifi and don't install any apps or games.

    Faxes are brutal. My office uses an web service to both send and receive faxes, and I assume every other modern office does as well, so it just becomes a bunch of extra steps to email each other.
     
  2. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    When I am conducting interviews, either HR or or for sports, I almost always use pencil and paper. No computers, rarely a sound recorder.
     
  3. kramerfan86

    kramerfan86 Deity

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    I still heavily favor physical media when it comes to music, movies, and video games. I dont trust the cloud, likely a side effect of growing up in a rural area with shoddy internet. Plus in terms of streaming i dont like my entertainment abilities to be dependent on major corporations agreeing at a given time.

    Also prefer desktops and laptops to tablets. I can deal with touch screen use for short bursts on a smart phone, but I have minimal interest doing it constantly.
     
  4. Askthepizzaguy

    Askthepizzaguy Know the Dark Side

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    Well, sure, texting works for you handsome heads inside of boxes, you get all the women texting you. We diminutive Romans have to hold our own spears. I personally get a lot of practice.
     
  5. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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  6. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    I drive a '95 Ford Ranger. Still gets me from point A to point B.
     
  7. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    I drive a '92 model Kilgore Rangerette. I really need to upgrade to a '95. Getting from point A to point M is a breeze though.
     
  8. Askthepizzaguy

    Askthepizzaguy Know the Dark Side

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    Okay, if your head is nearly as tall as my entire body, then I give up.

    He's yours, ladies. Enjoy all that he has to offer. I recommend the tongue, it has to be at least a foot long.
     
  9. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    An old android from years ago, cuz I smashed my galaxy s 3 in a fit of rage, and a 2008 hp laptop with 32 bit vista because my 2009 better laptop with Win 7 Pro 64 bit (non-native, started out with vista 64 bit) died.

    Also, I prefer physical media over digital downloads (except open source media), because I've heard that you don't really "own" the media if it's a digital download, so I prefer cds, bluray, and dvds.

    Also, I have an ancient 16 *mega*byte flash drive from dell.
     
  10. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I still use Windows XP, I write things down on paper and I like to read hard-copies of novels, rather than electronically.
     
  11. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    does a land line phone count as obsolete?

    Other than that, I can't think of any.
     
  12. Dann

    Dann Green bug

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    For architectural design work I still use tracing paper + pencil + pen + markers instead of using a computer.
     
  13. gangleri2001

    gangleri2001 Garbage day!!!

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    Windows Xp and flip phone for me.
     
  14. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    '95 Mercury Mystique without air conditioning or radio
     
  15. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I use a not so smart phone. I think that is all.
     
  16. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Try living in a cash only country.

    They don't even use checks so if they buy something really expensive like a house or a car they just bring a briefcase full of cash and the biggest bill is worth only around $25.


    My mom still uses a toaster that says made in west germany on it.
     
  17. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    I refuse to use electronics to take down lecture notes. The act of writing helps me to remember the material.

    Using cash provides a little physical obstacle that guards against impulse purchases.
     
  18. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    I forgot, I also still use an old cassette deck. It serves well to play old fairy tale cassettes (that I listened to as a kid) to my kids :)
     
  19. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Yeah, that's exactly my thought process as well. Also, transcribing recorded material takes foreverrrrr, and I can't afford to pay somebody to do that for me.

    I forgot, I drive an older car (2002), which has a bad radio and no USB port, so I still regularly burn and use CDs for music.
     
  20. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    And an outdated book and world viewpoint.
     

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