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post #81 of 93
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Apparently I'm the only one here that still uses an actual alarm clock.
Hey, phones just aren't loud enough to wake me up, I can't help it.

As for the rest of the article:
I use it in coordination with my phone as them by themselves neither will wake me up and i like turn them off in my sleep, but when i have the time the same and the Alarm Set to the same time, i cant turn off both in my sleep
post #82 of 93
It's funny how this author is targetting a small group of media-minded individuals and totally ignores things like government, and enthusiasts.

For example, you are NOT ALLOWED (in many Canadian departments and in Canada's DND) to use wireless devices due to security issues (so no wireless keyboards, or even wireless networks).

Laptops? Seriously, I dont think anyone who knows anything about tech would take a crappy ipad/netbook/smartphone as a laptop replacement. Seriously? Maybe Joe Schmoe, but no-one who actually uses tech regularly.

Cloud computing? seriously, it has come and gone way too many times. Many retail outlets use it, and it sucks hard. Nation wide outages... mmmmm good. If they said a mix of the two, I'd agree, but solely cloud? Ya, like I trust my data to be on a server in Southern Nigeria where some guy is gonna grab it and distribute it...

Anyways /rant.
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post #83 of 93
I see a lot of Luddite tec hate for an overclocking forum. Just repeating fail over and over does not make it so.

I can see most of what the article happening already.
First. I am so waiting for a phone that takes good pictures. 1 more generation should do it. The Satio was so close! Iphone can do HDR. I think I wont have to wait too long.

DVD Players are dead. Just ask Blockbuster. Oh wait...
Alarm Clocks... An odd one. I still have mine to wake up, but phone does a lot of its duties now.
Laptops: You can see this happening now. Smart phones with docks that become full computers. Give it 10 years and I bet all computers can fit in your pocket, or what ever has replaced pockets then.
Anything Wired: Happening now. Only hard core games need the latency. A bit more improvement, say Bluetooth 3 and its game over wires. Thanks goodness.
Hard Drives: this one not so sure it will happen fast. Mechanical hard drives sure. Cloud with local back up to next gen flash storage?
 
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post #84 of 93
LOL about the netbook hate. You guys must never have removed windows from it. I sit here with my netbook and do all my school work, listen to music, and watch videos (nonHD duh) without problems (the movie thing though not at the same time as everything else). Sure it's not super fast, but I find it as fast to do things as my old P4 desktop that had XP. Hardware is often limited by the software that's put on it and for a netbook windows is a limiting software.
     
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I will resist cloud storage, u will have to pry my hardrive from my cold dead fingers... to borrow a phrase...
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post #86 of 93
Does no one have an alarm clock that has a dock that will charge their phone? I find it its a lot easier to dock the phone to the alarm clock then to find that cord that may have fell off of the night stand. Plus with it docked to the alarm clock it will have a larger speaker that will play music much better than the phone can.

Plus its much easier to slam the snooze button than to slide something on the touchscreen or push one of the random buttons on a phone to get it to shut up.
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post #87 of 93
Hell, Kids can't grasp using a rotary dial phone anymore.

Owe, it hurt my finger.. Its sooo slooowww...
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post #88 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryBummer View Post
Hell, Kids can't grasp using a rotary dial phone anymore.

Owe, it hurt my finger.. Its sooo slooowww...
OT, but my step-dad actually rants on a regular basis about how we would still prefer a rotary phone over his cellphone.

The scary part is that I'm not kidding.
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post #89 of 93
Stupid article is stupid.
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post #90 of 93
lol what a fail list. The only people who believe any of that crap probably aren't even 20 yet.

1) DVD players... I have 300+ store bought DVDs. I continue to buy them for shows and movies I like to watch. I don't buy them like I used to, but I still do... many others will as well. I don't expect any new media formats to come out except replacing dvd except that you may end up buying them packaged in flash drives.

2) Alarm Clocks? Really? Sorry, people sleep and don't like to wake up. Alarm clocks will be around for a long time to come.

3) Point and shoot cameras? Everyone who cares about some image quality will use a point and shoot. They're easier to take pictures with, hold billions of pictures and picture quality is much better. Until camera phones have built in flash, usable high iso settings and worthwhile zoom, they won't be replaced. At least another 5-10 years.

4) Laptops? Never. Most people will end up owning a laptop over a desktop. Quite a few people have never even owned a desktop or ever will. Only a small segment of computer users need desktops.

5) Anything wired? Having to recharge because your batteries are dying, interference from other devices or noise, etc... I will never use a wired keyboard or mouse. Ever.

6) Cloud storage? Is a hype/marketing/brainwash by large corporations who want to own everything digital that you might have... and charge you for the convenience. Sorry, privacy rights issues alone will keep a majority of users from falling into this scheme.


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OT, but my step-dad actually rants on a regular basis about how we would still prefer a rotary phone over his cellphone.

The scary part is that I'm not kidding.
Call quality of analog phones > digital call quality. I will always have a land line until digital stops dropping out or getting bad reception.
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