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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Holy GOODNESS!!!! TECHNOLOGY

It's absolutely AMAZING how little some people Know about technology! Please tell me how I just spent the better part of 30-40 MINUTES trying to educate this woman on the fundamentals of blutooth and how to pair a device!!! WOW!!!

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Bluetooth is actually a pertty complicated, PITA technology. I can see that amount of time lost easily.

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Sometimes I don't know how to turn my shit off. Go easy on the technology handicapped. We have cars that drive, gps to tell us where to go, computers to hold our finances. I have seen people locked out of their car because the battery in their key fob died. We are getting dumber by the day! Haven't U people seen terminator! LOL

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No these people are just retarded, blue tooth is just a 2 minute read through the instructions.
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No these people are just retarded, blue tooth is just a 2 minute read through the instructions.
That was my thoughts exactly! Quick Start Guide not much to it! But who am I!?

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once I overheard a conversation of someone explaining bluetooth "..it's called bluetooth because of the blue light.."
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bluetooth is fucking retarded.
on the other hand so are people that wear them like trekies and they give you a hard look cuz you thought they were speaking to you.

This is going to be a long-term relationship
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bluetooth is fucking retarded.
On the other hand so are people that wear them like trekies and they give you a hard look cuz you thought they were speaking to you.
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bluetooth is fucking retarded.
on the other hand so are people that wear them like trekies and they give you a hard look cuz you thought they were speaking to you.
The only time I wear one is in states that require it, like California
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The only time I wear one is in states that require it, like California
bluetooth + operating a vehicle... im all cool for. but when your in public place then its a different story.

This is going to be a long-term relationship
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I def think they are good if it gets drivers able to see me even a tiny bit more instead of having their arm planted firmly in their peripheral vision.
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Thing is high tech stuff is often in the gadgets and such. Some of us older folks cant be bothered with this kind of shit.

Trust me when I say that because I've never ussed any thing like an I pod or bluetooth .

I have no short commings in tech.

I run CNC EDM and high speed CNC milling machines. these machines are the highest order of tech and I could not care less about any blue thing on the side of my head.

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I've never figured out how people's phones have a code you have to enter, but none seem to work? (when pairing a phone with another phone to share music, etc)

0000, last 4 dig. of number..?

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anyone using that bluetooth proximity software with a laptop or desktop yet? I'm going to try it out soon. Slick idea. Walk out of range with your cell and your console locks.

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Ive never used a bluetooth
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anyone using that bluetooth proximity software with a laptop or desktop yet? I'm going to try it out soon. Slick idea. Walk out of range with your cell and your console locks.
I have and my company bought everyone a license for it. Called Phoniex Freeze

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No these people are just retarded, blue tooth is just a 2 minute read through the instructions.
tell me more about these instruct-shins?


seriously though... what guy actually reads the instructions when he gets something?

I always just see if I can figure it out.. and if not then *maybe* look at the documentation... I thought that was man sop
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This is actually very sad. Technology is supposed to make things simple, not complicated. That is why Google and Apple thrive in the recent years (and that's what Microsoft used to thrive on). They take a well-known idea and make it simple, user-friendly enough to actually use.

Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++ (one of the most successful, powerful and complex programming languages in history) said: "I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone."

I believe this all comes from the widespread practice of having people with no training and feel for user interaction design (read "programmers") do said design. Thankfully, this is changing... Slowly, but it is coming.

Yet, having to deal with it on a day to day basis (I'm a tech lead/architect), I'm constantly banging my head on the wall because training people in user interaction design feels completely futile at times. You either have that feel or you don't. Books, experience, nothing seems to help. Although experience improves it somewhat and at least prevents glaring mistakes.

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Man... dont get me started. I was stuck explaining how to insert a formula on how to add two cells in Excel... and then the next day I was asked how to subtract.... and no kidding, the next day - how to multiply.

two cells

here's the kicker - this person was hired to calculate finances.... in Excel.

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Man... dont get me started. I was stuck explaining how to insert a formula on how to add two cells in Excel... and then the next day I was asked how to subtract.... and no kidding, the next day - how to multiply.

two cells

here's the kicker - this person was hired to calculate finances.... in Excel.
Hello. I can do this. I need a job. Let me know if we can help eachother on this

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Just got a new BT can someone help me pair it to my phone?

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Yet, having to deal with it on a day to day basis (I'm a tech lead/architect), I'm constantly banging my head on the wall because training people in user interaction design feels completely futile at times. You either have that feel or you don't. Books, experience, nothing seems to help. Although experience improves it somewhat and at least prevents glaring mistakes.
I can't find it right now, but that reminds me of that one Dilbert comic where the programmer is like "ahh, now I just need to program an easy to remember keyboard command like Ctrl+ALT+F4+Home" and Dilbert comes up behind him and smacks him.

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No big suprise, How can you expect someone to be intuitve to figure that shit out. There are chicks out there who cant even give a handjob correctly without it resembling grade school kids at the snake petting zoo!

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I can't find it right now, but that reminds me of that one Dilbert comic where the programmer is like "ahh, now I just need to program an easy to remember keyboard command like Ctrl+ALT+F4+Home" and Dilbert comes up behind him and smacks him.
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It's absolutely AMAZING how little some people Know about technology! Please tell me how I just spent the better part of 30-40 MINUTES trying to educate this woman on the fundamentals of blutooth and how to pair a device!!! WOW!!!
Work help desk support and you will learn the wonders of other people's stupidity. One time someone called our office for a service call to install a power strip. A CS professor (Ph.D in CS) called our office for a service call because his wireless wasn't working. The problem was the switch on his laptop was set to OFF.

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Thing is high tech stuff is often in the gadgets and such. Some of us older folks cant be bothered with this kind of shit.
+1
a lot of people just don't give a shit about the latest weewee, blueball, Idork, whatever. count me as one of those people. the ironic thing is, I work in a field that is the precurser for all of that technology
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I attempted to direct an older gentleman how to pair his b/t phone to his car over the phone yesterday. I told him he had to access the phone's menu to get to the bluetooth setting in order to initiate pairing. He apparently had never heard of the word bluetooth before. he thought i was saying something else, all he caught was the blue part. blue booth? blue tool?



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I'm not reading this whole thing but I can't get my bluetooth to sync with my bb....so you wanna do that for me Tommy?

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