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Permanently baffled by the 21st century

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Gazza Dazzla, 3 Sep 2016.

  1. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Steffen Freund

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    So a tweet is a Mexican?

    Sent with Miele C1 Vacuum cleaner
     
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  2. milo

    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    Have you ever had an account or have you decided that you don't like it from what you have seen on here and in the media?
     
  3. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Vedran Corluka

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    I had an account for a bit, but found the level of noise too annoying. Wasn't following any great number of people either.

    I like it as an updates service, although that's nothing other things didn't already do.

    It's also cretinous that news outlets like the beeb seem to think social media reaction is in some way newsworthy. But that's not twitters fault I guess.
     
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    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    I have forbidden my kids from twitter, facebook and the rest. Too much scope for fudging around. The eldest is probably the only one that is really old enough as of now anyway but if he wants to talk to his friends he can talk to them. He has a phone, but is a one of those nokia jobs that has basically nothing on it except snake (yes I'm a meanie).
     
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  5. milo

    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    I think that Twitter's big problem is that it can take a while to find your feet and if you are not following interesting people, your experience is going to be pretty dull.

    For media outlets, Twitter is just cheap copy. But I saw in the Metro the other week that they have a section where they take posts from message boards and try to pass it off as informed opinion on a clubs transfer business. That is just as bad.
     
  6. StephenH

    StephenH Andy Thompson

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    Sounds very sensible........my 9 yo grandson has a Iphone and its bloody asking for trouble.........but :mad:

    Keeping them off all the sites is going to be increasingly harder as they get older.
     
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  7. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    But Pokemon Go?
     
  8. Jordinho

    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

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    Permanent house arrest would be acceptable if it prevented them wasting their time on that brick.
     
  9. Rorschach

    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    No go on that either.
     
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    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    I already caught him looking at stuff he shouldn't have been on his tablet!!! I think I scared him off that for a while at least. He was mortified actually which was kinda funny, but it will be almost impossible for me to stop it indefinitely.
     
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  11. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Vedran Corluka

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    Be useful to be able to blame your browsing history on him if the wife ever goes looking for it though.
     
  12. StephenH

    StephenH Andy Thompson

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    It will be his fault whatever!
     
  13. StephenH

    StephenH Andy Thompson

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    It's how we the adults handle thier growing up, which is turbo charged these days, sadly!
     
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  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    Sounds like good parenting to me, its a pity there is not more of that about.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    You still do stuff through your browsing history! ?? :eek:
     
  16. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Vedran Corluka

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    We sift through yours everyday. Dirty boy.

    Lots of love,
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  17. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    And yours as well? Impressive.
     
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    Mr_B Steve Hodge

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    I don't have any social media accounts, not even Facebook and I check email probably once a week. I get by just fine.
     
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    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Talk about permanently baffled by 21st century. Yesterday I parked on a single yellow line (it was a Sunday) outside the Controlled Parking Zone around WHL only to discover on getting back from the match my car had been stolen. Except when I phoned the police they told me it had been removed by Haringey Council.

    Me and my son had looked around for signage about parking restrictions on arrival and could find none. It wasn't until after we got back when the police had informed us the zone has recently been extended that we went hunting and found a newly erected notice high up and facing in the opposite direction from where we'd come fully 100 yards down the road.

    Long story short my son then used his iphone to order a Uber and get us to the compound. I never carry credit cards or my driving licence with me to games in case of pickpockets so had to phone home to get my wife to photo my licence and passport and send it down the phone as proof of ID. My son then had to use his credit card to pay the £265 to get the car released, otherwise it would have meant a three hour journey home by public transport last night and then back next day to collect it plus an extra £40.

    What do you reckon? Do I have a cat in hell's chances of getting even a partial refund? Is it worth a try?
     
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    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Ergo there's little point in you giving your opinion on here. :D
     

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