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  # 2161556 15-Jan-2019 14:17
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networkn: Which is interesting, because whilst I have no time for junk instructional video's, I am a visual person. If I can watch someone do something, I'll get it much faster (usually) than reading the concept in a book. I suspect over time, more people have become accustomed to the visual learning method hence it's increasing prevalance.

 

 

I find that it depends on the subject. If it's something that I'm pretty familiar with, like a computer, then reading "click this, this and this" is much more tolerable than a video doing the same thing. On the other hand, if it's a subject that I'm not so familiar with then a video can be useful.

 

As for news, I like to read it while listening to music, and I'm not going to stop my music to listen to news.


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  # 2161566 15-Jan-2019 14:35
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networkn: Which is interesting, because whilst I have no time for junk instructional video's, I am a visual person. If I can watch someone do something, I'll get it much faster (usually) than reading the concept in a book. I suspect over time, more people have become accustomed to the visual learning method hence it's increasing prevalance.

 

 

I find that it depends on the subject. If it's something that I'm pretty familiar with, like a computer, then reading "click this, this and this" is much more tolerable than a video doing the same thing. On the other hand, if it's a subject that I'm not so familiar with then a video can be useful.

 

 

My frustration with instructional videos for step-by-step procedure type activities, e.g replacing a battery in a Samsung S6, is having to click pause/play and rewind all the time.  This sort of work is much more suited to written instructions with good illustration and or photos, like you'd see on instructables.com where I can proceed to learn about the next step when I'm ready(but that's probably not as financially lucrative, if at all, for the author).





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  # 2161567 15-Jan-2019 14:38
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floydbloke:

 

Behodar:

 

networkn: Which is interesting, because whilst I have no time for junk instructional video's, I am a visual person. If I can watch someone do something, I'll get it much faster (usually) than reading the concept in a book. I suspect over time, more people have become accustomed to the visual learning method hence it's increasing prevalance.

 

 

I find that it depends on the subject. If it's something that I'm pretty familiar with, like a computer, then reading "click this, this and this" is much more tolerable than a video doing the same thing. On the other hand, if it's a subject that I'm not so familiar with then a video can be useful.

 

 

My frustration with instructional videos for step-by-step procedure type activities, e.g replacing a battery in a Samsung S6, is having to click pause/play and rewind all the time.  This sort of work is much more suited to written instructions with good illustration and or photos, like you'd see on instructables.com where I can proceed to learn about the next step when I'm ready(but that's probably not as financially lucrative, if at all, for the author).

 

 

 

 

"OK Google" "Pause Video"

 

"OK Google" "Resume video"

 

:)

 

 


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  # 2161572 15-Jan-2019 14:44
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floydbloke:

 

Behodar:

 

networkn: Which is interesting, because whilst I have no time for junk instructional video's, I am a visual person. If I can watch someone do something, I'll get it much faster (usually) than reading the concept in a book. I suspect over time, more people have become accustomed to the visual learning method hence it's increasing prevalance.

 

 

I find that it depends on the subject. If it's something that I'm pretty familiar with, like a computer, then reading "click this, this and this" is much more tolerable than a video doing the same thing. On the other hand, if it's a subject that I'm not so familiar with then a video can be useful.

 

 

My frustration with instructional videos for step-by-step procedure type activities, e.g replacing a battery in a Samsung S6, is having to click pause/play and rewind all the time.  This sort of work is much more suited to written instructions with good illustration and or photos, like you'd see on instructables.com where I can proceed to learn about the next step when I'm ready(but that's probably not as financially lucrative, if at all, for the author).

 

 

100% agree, I prefer a written guide with screenshot instead of a useless video with a lot of bullsh*t, no ability to search and constant forward and rewind.


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  # 2161573 15-Jan-2019 14:49
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networkn:

 

 

 

"OK Google" "Pause Video"

 

"OK Google" "Resume video"

 

:)

 

 

 

 

Nope. When reading I often glance back and forth to verify or refresh something I previously saw while digesting new information. Trying to do that with a video is like trying to navigate an unknown city in a car with a map on your lap.

 

 





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  # 2161588 15-Jan-2019 15:23
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Rikkitic:

 

This may (or may not) seem odd, but I am increasingly annoyed by the preponderance of video and audio links on news and information sites.

 

 

Yup... news sites are degenerating into a bunch of headlines linked to videos. And TV news stories are turning into "To see more, go to our webpage TVNZ.co.nz".

 

I blame the Millenials.

 

 


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  # 2161597 15-Jan-2019 15:44
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That's not very nice; I'm always complaining about this sort of thing!

 
 
 
 


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  # 2163723 19-Jan-2019 14:48
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Behodar:

 

Indeed, that's how it always used to behave for me. I'm logged into my account, I've had the same computer for about 3 years, and the same IP address for about 6, so I don't know why it suddenly doesn't "trust" me.

 

 

It's back to normal again now laughing


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  # 2164456 20-Jan-2019 21:38
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The Home Shop truck driver who was slightly ahead of us in the adjacent lane of the Auckland southern motorway yesterday, who decided to spit out bits of his burger through the window, plastering it all over our car. Looking on the bright side, we probably should be glad he his milk shake was more enjoyable than the burger.


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Noisy engines / mufflers. Seems to have gotten a lot worse over the last year. Some motorbikes are very loud, but many cars now have been modified to increase the noise, and I wonder how they are getting warrants.


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  # 2164553 21-Jan-2019 09:25
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Apparently the developers of Microsoft's "Clippy" are now at zingtree.com; I was on the site for less than a minute and had three different animated "dialogue balloons" pop up and ask whether I wanted help. With that level of distraction I just closed the browser.


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  # 2164943 21-Jan-2019 18:47
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RSS podcast feed only available for ios/itunes while a year ago was also available as mp3.

So now I have to manually download the podcast.

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  # 2165008 21-Jan-2019 20:22
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The fact that searching email never gives me the actual result I want.





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  # 2165011 21-Jan-2019 20:31
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Geektastic: The fact that searching email never gives me the actual result I want.

 

 

 

The Blackberry email client on my phone is a bit like that. As is Outlook sometimes, I should really learn how to search properly in Outlook. 


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  # 2165014 21-Jan-2019 20:42
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wsnz:

 

The Home Shop truck driver who was slightly ahead of us in the adjacent lane of the Auckland southern motorway yesterday, who decided to spit out bits of his burger through the window, plastering it all over our car. Looking on the bright side, we probably should be glad he his milk shake was more enjoyable than the burger.

 

 

Or that he didn't decide to eject it from the other end.

 

 


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