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#21 Master_Scythe

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:31 PM

 

I've been called "Technomancer" and "Tech Wizard" by random people before...

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Starting a conversation by simply taking your phone out of your pocket to a cry of "Oh that's cool, what's that?!" is a thing of the past with a Glass\metal slab......


Tangent: Sorry, but I can't think of anything worse than someone initiating a conversation with me about my phone. Or my T-shirt. Or the fact I'm playing Pokemon Go. Or anything. Leave me the hell alone, world, and I promise I'll stay our of your way!!!! X_X

Maybe that's where we're disconnected here. :)

 

Lol, very much so :P

 

Since the only place I'd have my phone out of my pocket, outside work, is when I'm bored, and in public.

If I'm bored, and in public, thats the key time for social interaction.

 

I want the world to get the hell out of my way when i'm NOT on my phone.

 

People commenting that my jumpers hem is made of EL wire, or my phone is unique, or my car just sent me an email saying someone bumped it....... those are the sort of conversation starters I like :P


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#22 SquallStrife

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:48 PM

If I'm bored, and in public, thats the key time for social interaction.


When I'm bored, and in public, that's me time.

I want the world to get the hell out of my way when i'm NOT on my phone.
 
People commenting that my jumpers hem is made of EL wire, or my phone is unique, or my car just sent me an email saying someone bumped it....... those are the sort of conversation starters I like :P


Wow. I would probably do stuff like that, except that I know people would want to ask about it, so I don't.

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#23 @~thehung

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:22 AM

 

well it probably is a copypasta considering theres a verbatim copy further down from a different user.  and its at the very least less retarded than your response to it.
 
other posts on that page cover the engineering aspects, as you have done above.  but that post has some valid points too.


Other answers on that page aren't the answer you quoted though, dude. ;)

I actually had a lengthy teardown of the copypasta typed out, but accidentally reloaded the page and lost it, but it came down to its heavy use of opinion masquerading as fact, dismissing the entire size argument using a single model as justification, super-contrived, hyperbolic hypotheticals to justify his battery juggling, among other things.

There are plenty of ways it's a terrible answer, but as you said, there are other better, more reasoned answers on the page.

 

well, it was a link to a relevant post+thread.  the quote itself was not intended as a ringing endorsement but more of a teaser to entice a potentially informative rebuttal from somebody (exactly) like you :)

 

i dont actually think this is anything like a clear cut case of 'planned obsolescence', but i am not about to discount advantageous obsolescence as a complimentary factor.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:45 AM

 


Wow. I would probably do stuff like that, except that I know people would want to ask about it, so I don't.

Diffrn't strokes.

 

 

Just out of curiosity, I'm trying to learn how others think :P

why are you out in public if you wont want to be socialized with? Isn't that what home is for? :P

Shopping can be delivered, work can (90%) be done form a home office, etc. If people aren't free to talk to you, why put yourself in the situation?

Genuinely curious.

 

If I need 'me time' and I want it to be in a public place, I wait till about 2:30AM, and my chances of being bothered by others is much slimmer. (assuming I'm not glowing :P)


Edited by Master_Scythe, 26 July 2016 - 11:46 AM.

Wherever you go in life, watch out for Scythe, the tackling IT support guy.

"I don't care what race you are, not one f*cking bit, if you want to be seen as a good people, you go in there and you f*ck up the people who (unofficially) represent you in a negative light!"


#25 SquallStrife

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

Just out of curiosity, I'm trying to learn how others think :P
why are you out in public if you wont want to be socialized with? Isn't that what home is for? :P
Shopping can be delivered, work can (90%) be done form a home office, etc. If people aren't free to talk to you, why put yourself in the situation?
Genuinely curious.


Not wanting to socialise != not wanting to leave the house.

I have to go to work in an office, I don't get a say in that. While I'm at work, I have to go out and buy lunch. I suppose I could bring my own, but eh, effort. These days are fine, city workers just want to eat and get back to work, they don't want to socialise, and that's fine with me.

On weekends, however, generally speaking I do like to get out of the house, eat at restaurants, go see movies, etc. That doesn't implicitly mean I'm out to meet/greet people.

If I want to talk to someone while I'm out and about, I'll invite a friend along, and talk to them. Or even just give them a call. Likewise, I don't mind if someone I already know contacts me and wants to catch up, that's fine, I voluntarily gave them my details so they can do so, and I can always say 'no, maybe another time' if I don't feel like it.

And you know, 99.999% of the time, it's fine. Nobody approaches me, nobody talks to me unless I talk to them first (e.g. buying something at a shop), it's all good. I have no want/need to erode that 99.999% by deliberately doing things to draw attention to myself.

 

On the odd occasion I do get a "cool shirt!" or some such, a polite "Thanks" and keep walking has so far been enough to end the exchange.

 

I guess what I'm getting at is that I need to be the one to initiate contact. I don't want unsolicited communications, not in my inbox, not on my phone, and certainly not in real life.
 

If I need 'me time' and I want it to be in a public place, I wait till about 2:30AM, and my chances of being bothered by others is much slimmer. (assuming I'm not glowing :P)


If I'm going to be some place for a long time to unwind (reading in the park, Twittering on a bench in town), my strategy is to wear some cheap flimsy earbuds, but not plug them in. Then I can conduct myself in peace, and not get annoyed by strangers.

By not playing music, I can still soak in the ambient noise of the place, people, nature, whatnot. But I look like I'm listening to music, so people leave me alone.

I get the best of both worlds.


Edited by SquallStrife, 26 July 2016 - 01:09 PM.

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#26 Master_Scythe

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:07 PM


I get the best of both worlds.


 

Makes sense.

Only problem for me, is that in a life like that I'd more often than not go whole weeks, not just days without "Meeting an interesting stranger". and Believe me, people are 100X more interesting to study and meet than any technology or animal out there.

I'll always remember the conflicting day of a woman telling me "fuck off, I can open a door" when I held a door for her, and later another woman telling me "Thank you, not many bother anymore".

People...... we're an odd bunch :P and I want my damn oddball tech.

 

Someone make something interesting!


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#27 SquallStrife

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:23 PM

 

Only problem for me, is that in a life like that I'd more often than not go whole weeks, not just days without "Meeting an interesting stranger". and Believe me, people are 100X more interesting to study and meet than any technology or animal out there.

 

 

Weeks? Ha! Try months or years! I can't remember the last time I conversed with a stranger outside pleasantries (excuse me, sorry, I have to get off here) or business exchanges (on savings, thanks).

 

Life is good. ;)


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