Is technology taking over our lives?!?

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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,424
    Good luck with calligraphy if you're a southpaw.  I had fun yet inky times trying my hand (haha) at it when I was a kid.

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294

    Practicing left-handed writing:

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,613
    edited December 2018
    I write in small caps almost all the time.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294
    I write in small caps almost all the time.

    Oh great, now I've got that little Final Jeopardy jingle ear-worming my brain.  :lol:
    "Love and only love will break it down"
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 17,261
    This was taken from Ancestry's website...

    At Ancestry, we enable journeys of self-discovery. As a result, we collect, process and store your Personal Information as you use our websites, mobile applications, and services (collectively the “Services”). Personal Information is information that can identify you, such as your name, email or street address, or it may be information that could reasonably be linked back to you, including your Genetic Information. This Privacy Statement describes our practices for collecting, storing and processing your Personal Information and the controls we provide you to manage it within our Services. In addition, we have a Cookie Policy that describes our use of browser cookies and similar tracking technologies which is considered a part of this Privacy Statement.

    F That Man...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294
    This was taken from Ancestry's website...

    At Ancestry, we enable journeys of self-discovery. As a result, we collect, process and store your Personal Information as you use our websites, mobile applications, and services (collectively the “Services”). Personal Information is information that can identify you, such as your name, email or street address, or it may be information that could reasonably be linked back to you, including your Genetic Information. This Privacy Statement describes our practices for collecting, storing and processing your Personal Information and the controls we provide you to manage it within our Services. In addition, we have a Cookie Policy that describes our use of browser cookies and similar tracking technologies which is considered a part of this Privacy Statement.

    F That Man...
    No shit!  And what do they mean by "process" it?  Q: Are we not men?  A:  We are Devo Cattle.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 14,461
    brianlux said:
    This was taken from Ancestry's website...

    At Ancestry, we enable journeys of self-discovery. As a result, we collect, process and store your Personal Information as you use our websites, mobile applications, and services (collectively the “Services”). Personal Information is information that can identify you, such as your name, email or street address, or it may be information that could reasonably be linked back to you, including your Genetic Information. This Privacy Statement describes our practices for collecting, storing and processing your Personal Information and the controls we provide you to manage it within our Services. In addition, we have a Cookie Policy that describes our use of browser cookies and similar tracking technologies which is considered a part of this Privacy Statement.

    F That Man...
    No shit!  And what do they mean by "process" it?  Q: Are we not men?  A:  We are Devo Cattle.
    process is dna extraction
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 45,917
    I'm all for embracing technology...  I just enjoy (and much prefer) driving a vehicle on my own.
    Sometimes sacrifices must be made for the greater good. ;)
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 45,917


    LOL...
    This is the only reason I don't have one of those, except it would be cat puke instead of shit.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942
    PJ_Soul said:


    LOL...
    This is the only reason I don't have one of those, except it would be cat puke instead of shit.
    LOL.  I never considered that.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294

    :lol:
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942
    edited January 28

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294

    A vast improvement over the prototype.

    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942
    Why some stores have pulled their self-checkout machines

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-tire-self-checkout-cashiers-automation-1.5011981?fbclid=IwAR3ox2p42iKriga4nlO894e0rL64nJp76NpUnE48mC-O_iOXwPU4P29hQBs

    These self check-outs are just taking up space.  In the stores around me that has them, they are hardly used...
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 11,592
    Why some stores have pulled their self-checkout machines

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-tire-self-checkout-cashiers-automation-1.5011981?fbclid=IwAR3ox2p42iKriga4nlO894e0rL64nJp76NpUnE48mC-O_iOXwPU4P29hQBs

    These self check-outs are just taking up space.  In the stores around me that has them, they are hardly used...
    The grocery store is the 1 place I might...might...not select self checkout over a cashier. And usually it’s because I’m buying beer.


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  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 7,388
    Why some stores have pulled their self-checkout machines

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-tire-self-checkout-cashiers-automation-1.5011981?fbclid=IwAR3ox2p42iKriga4nlO894e0rL64nJp76NpUnE48mC-O_iOXwPU4P29hQBs

    These self check-outs are just taking up space.  In the stores around me that has them, they are hardly used...
    For most casual dining, I use Ritual or Uber Eats. For most grocery and drug store purchases, I use self-checkout. At least in my neck of the woods in Toronto, people seem to be more and more using self-serve over a cashier for check-out. In Shoppers Drug Mart or in Loblaw's, I save at least half the check-out time. Picking up a lunch, I save waiting in line, I show up precisely when my food's hot, and I walk out with lunch. 

    If people aren't using self-serve, it just means that the company hasn't figured out an optimal self-serve design yet, but don't think that means it's going to be given up on: to a company it represents immense savings on personnel and better service for clients.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 45,917
    edited February 10
    Why some stores have pulled their self-checkout machines

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-tire-self-checkout-cashiers-automation-1.5011981?fbclid=IwAR3ox2p42iKriga4nlO894e0rL64nJp76NpUnE48mC-O_iOXwPU4P29hQBs

    These self check-outs are just taking up space.  In the stores around me that has them, they are hardly used...
    In the stores here they almost always have a line up for them, often longer than the ones at the manned checkouts. But it is true the self checkout scanning won't be the future. It takes too long and it ALL takes up a lot of space, not to mention employees.The future is eliminating checkouts altogether. Walk in by scanning your phone, walk out with your stuff. 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942
    ^^^I have used them the odd time, but not often.  I always prefer the checkout with a cashier.  I am sure she does not want her/his job eliminated any quicker than need be.  I absolutely will never use one at any business owned/operated by the Weston family...fuck them assholes.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 45,917
    I rarely use self checkout because I'm too lazy and like when someone does it for me.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294
    I try not to use self check out for two reasons:

    1. I'd rather a real person have the job because real people need jobs more than machines.

    2. On the off occasion I do use self-checkout, I tend to talk to the machine and this presents a couple of problems.  First off, the damn thing never responds to what I'm saying (it just gives me some generic "thank you" or "please take your change") and secondly, I don't like it that other people look at me like I'm crazy.  What's with that?
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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    M.I.T.S.





  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,294

    Sorry to be so indelicate, but I have to asks- is this a sanitary device for the wealthy elite or a car wash for assholes?
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942
    brianlux said:

    Sorry to be so indelicate, but I have to asks- is this a sanitary device for the wealthy elite or a car wash for assholes?
    lol
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 17,212

    imagine the actress telling her parents about getting the part. 

    Mom! MOM! I got an acting gig!
    Really? Sweetie, that's wonderful! what is it?
    well, it's a very intimate and girly part.....being feminine....enjoying a nice glass of wine in my favorite silky robe to celebrate my achievements. you know....
    watches the ad: wow, honey, your footwork is really good! your toes are so believable! I can pinpoint the exact second the water hits your sphincter! 
    "It's so nice when toxic people stop talking to you.
    It's like the trash took itself out"
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,523
    It's an overwrought commercial, but it's just a bidet for god's sake; it's not like they're anything new. The Japanese have had similarly involved machines for years as part of their societal views on cleanliness, body odours and noises. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 17,212
    It's an overwrought commercial, but it's just a bidet for god's sake; it's not like they're anything new. The Japanese have had similarly involved machines for years as part of their societal views on cleanliness, body odours and noises. 
    it's hilariously over the top. 

    I've never used one, and I can't imagine how long I'd have to sit there waiting for everything to be sufficiently dry. 
    "It's so nice when toxic people stop talking to you.
    It's like the trash took itself out"
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 4,942
    It's an overwrought commercial, but it's just a bidet for god's sake; it's not like they're anything new. The Japanese have had similarly involved machines for years as part of their societal views on cleanliness, body odours and noises. 
    it's hilariously over the top. 

    I've never used one, and I can't imagine how long I'd have to sit there waiting for everything to be sufficiently dry. 
    Well, that one has a dryer built in.  If it's a Dyson dryer, you'll be good to go in time...lol
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