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  # 1834070 31-Jul-2017 09:26
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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic: My phone is switched off at night. Can't think of anything likely to happen whilst I am asleep that would require immediate action.

 

House on fire? Your car has just been stolen? Father kidnapped by terrorists? Missile launched at US by DPRK? Comet about to strike earth? Alien invasion?

 

 

 

 


Well, if my house was on fire it would be the fire alarm that told me about that. Father dead for 5 years. Not sure how ringing me about the missile will change the outcome - likewise the comet or the aliens..!






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  # 1834072 31-Jul-2017 09:27
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DarthKermit:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic: My phone is switched off at night. Can't think of anything likely to happen whilst I am asleep that would require immediate action.

 

House on fire? Your car has just been stolen? Father kidnapped by terrorists? Missile launched at US by DPRK? Comet about to strike earth? Alien invasion?

 

 

Donald Trump actually says something coherent. NZ's next top model. Andrew Little ahead in polls. tongue-out

 

 

 

 

I can believe the first two - but you're just being silly with the last one!!cool






 
 
 
 


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  # 1834173 31-Jul-2017 11:15
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Ooh, ooh! People walking around with their phones on speakerphone mode holding the phone up in front of their chin.

 

You are not a Kardashian. You are not on reality TV. We do not want to hear your conversation. Turn off speakerphone and talk on it like a normal person !!

 

 


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  # 1834209 31-Jul-2017 11:52
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Ooh, ooh! People walking around with their phones on speakerphone mode holding the phone up in front of their chin.

 

You are not a Kardashian. You are not on reality TV. We do not want to hear your conversation. Turn off speakerphone and talk on it like a normal person !!

 

 

 

Or worse ... playing hideous music via a BT speaker as they walk along the street.

 

Perhaps I'll start doing the same with Ted Talks.





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  # 1834217 31-Jul-2017 12:01
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eracode:

 

richms:

 

I only answer pre arranged phone calls. No need for me to be contactable ever in an "emergency" that some people seem to manage to invent in their heads.

 

 

So if friends want to ring to ask you over to their place for dinner, you don't want to know about it?

 

 

I have friends that know that sort of thing should just be an electronic communication rather than a phone call interrupting whatever I happen to be doing at the time. It's hardly a case of life or death requiring my immediate attention.


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  # 1834290 31-Jul-2017 13:08
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Or worse ... playing hideous music via a BT speaker as they walk along the street.

 

Perhaps I'll start doing the same with Ted Talks.

 

 

Modern twist on the Ghetto Blasters of ~30 years ago





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  # 1834479 31-Jul-2017 18:08
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@eracode:

So if friends want to ring to ask you over to their place for dinner, you don't want to know about it?



They would generally ask over Facebook or wechat.




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  # 1834481 31-Jul-2017 18:10
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@kryptonjohn:

Ooh, ooh! People walking around with their phones on speakerphone mode holding the phone up in front of their chin.


You are not a Kardashian. You are not on reality TV. We do not want to hear your conversation. Turn off speakerphone and talk on it like a normal person !!



They are usually doing push to talk or voice messages in a chat app not a phone call since international VoIP back to China is so bad that real-time calls don't work properly.




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  # 1834499 31-Jul-2017 19:24
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The realization that two similar but opposite questions asked on Geek Zone will return a 7 times response and negative contribution to the negative question.

 

"What's something small that annoys you?" = 22 pages of moaning responses across the opening five day period.

 

"What's something small that makes you smile?" = only 3 pages of something positive to say across the opening five day period.

 

It doesn't annoy me per se, but it certainly make me think. Can this be turned around or are many contributors to the Open Forum just of a negative mindset?


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  # 1834501 31-Jul-2017 19:28
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That's an interesting point. I think I'm happy much more than I'm annoyed, so the happiness doesn't really "stand out" too much and therefore doesn't feel worth writing down. That's not the best explanation but you're stuck with it 😛

And for the regularly scheduled topic... writing something of this length or more on a phone keyboard!

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  # 1834528 31-Jul-2017 20:33
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This is a well-known phenomenon in the media world. Good news does not sell newspapers. People are quicker to complain about something than to praise something. Maybe this is because irritation is a stronger emotion than satisfaction. Maybe it is because if you are happy, you don't feel like interrupting yourself, getting up, going over to the keyboard, and taking the trouble to write about it. Why should you? It is much more enjoyable to sit back and bask in the happy glow.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 1834533 31-Jul-2017 20:50
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@DaveB:

 

The realization that two similar but opposite questions asked on Geek Zone will return a 7 times response and negative contribution to the negative question.

 

"What's something small that annoys you?" = 22 pages of moaning responses across the opening five day period.

 

"What's something small that makes you smile?" = only 3 pages of something positive to say across the opening five day period.

 

It doesn't annoy me per se, but it certainly make me think. Can this be turned around or are many contributors to the Open Forum just of a negative mindset?

 

 

I get that. I see points raised that can be commented on. Often its the negative. Or in todays speak "challenging" Some look for a fault. Others are supremely helpful. They know who they are. But we are all different, not sheep, otherwise comments will be copy and paste. 


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 If I need to get real, I read Stuff comments. I feel instantly normal and sane again.


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  # 1834546 31-Jul-2017 21:35
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When you pay Chorus $4,000 to put phone lines in for your subdivision, they come and do it and the result is that your broadband speed falls at exactly the same time they connect the new lines....






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When I mistake the other thread with a similar name for this thread.


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