Unintended consequences.......

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by WillyEckerslike, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    At this rate we're going to have to make doorways bigger to accommodate the larger sofas that are needed to support our fat ar**s because we've become too lazy to walk over to the light switch/table lamp/thermostat/radio (insert essential gadget/device here) and must be able to control it with our phone!

    Everything in my house is digitally controlled. I use my digits! It does mean I have to move - possibly even walk to said device but not only is that good for me - I've saved an effing fortune.

    I absolutely understand how these devices must be a godsend to people with mobility issues but for the rest of us????

    Just have a scan over these forums and see how many people are having difficulty with their gadgetry. Ironically it would seem that lots of people have lost the time and effort they've saved trawling the internet for solutions to their first world problems. Imagine if they had to walk six miles for a bucket of dirty water that they then had to carry home - they'd break the internet!
    Heat, retiredsparks, longboat and 5 others like this.
  2. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Yep, imagine the dire consequences if a mobile phone company's 4g went down for a day..............................................oops :D

    The end of the world is nigh.....................................and the legal profession jump straight onto the compensation bandwaggon.
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    It's called 'Investing in our future'! :(
    WillyEckerslike likes this.
  4. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    Some of the buttons on my Sky remote don’t work so I have to get up and use the ones on the box.

    The “0” on the remote doesn’t work and there aren’t numbers buttons on the box, so to get channel 501, I have to select 493 and then press Channel Up.
    WillyEckerslike likes this.
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Sky boxes here, have decided to play up,one won't switch on at times,other don't record, so have upgraded to Sky Q, got a good offer for phone,internet & sky, plus one mini box.
  6. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    And Mon__ broke _he _ and _ ke_s on m_ lap_op. He’s now buried in _he garden.
    kitfit1 and WillyEckerslike like this.
  7. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Looks like a trip to Curry's for you then :D
  8. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Willy you have highlighted a very important point for discussion.
    I suspect most fancy functions on most gadgets are never used but sold as "must haves".

    When gadgets break lots of people can't fix them or afford to have them fixed.(or throw in bin and buy new)
    Obviously there are certain aspects of modern technology which are a godsend and will enhance your quality of life regarding security, safety and reduced workload.

    I wonder which 3 things members here could not live without. (ignoring phones, puters.. as they are basically essential to modern business and life )
  9. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

  10. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    and the TWO others Rob?
  11. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    The things I would like but don’t have are:
    a good gas bbq
    a good dishwasher and/or girlfriend
    Heat and DIY womble like this.
  12. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    My TV, hifi and bed.
  13. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    I was thinking more 'gadgets'...than wants or basics.
  14. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    What are yours?
  15. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Can I 'call a friend' as I need to give it a bit more thought.
  16. Harry Stottle

    Harry Stottle Screwfix Select

    Spare wheel, compressor and tyre pressure gauge
  17. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    If you had a foot pump you might be less likely to get a spare tyre.
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    ad blocker
  19. dinkydo

    dinkydo Screwfix Select

    Remoaner Blocker
    retiredsparks likes this.
  20. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Are you trolling me?

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice