If you're upset/stressed/worried and just want to do something simple to make yourself feel a little better, the worst thing you can have happen is someone nagging you about not doing to one thing that you think would make you feel better. It's a good way to get someone more upset and a good way to end up with a broken phone.
One of the many features from my old Nokia that I miss. *sigh*
Wish I had mod points. My first thought was exactly this.
I voted for faster, because more memory to keep up with my ADD brain is always good, but what I really want is a phone with some basic customization options. I upgraded to an Android from an ancient Nokia running Symbian and was sad at the lack of, what I considered to be, basic options. Things like changing the system color scheme (I have poor vision and light text on a dark background is best for me) or being able to independently control the volume/vibrate settings to every sound my phone makes (ie, different volumes for text messages, calendar alerts, system pop-ups, etc). These are all things my Nokia did, and I really took for granted. I find it sad that to be able to do these things on my Android, I would have to download individual apps for them or even jailbreak my phone. Also, there are several functions my Nokia does/has (calendar, to do list, Google maps) that are either far inferior or missing on my Android. I was under the impression these are pretty standard things, but I guess not. Yes, I know there are apps for everything, but I would like to not have to search for/download every single little thing I want my phone to do.
I can tap buttons at home.
I know, I know, educating people on the dangers of high fat diets hasn't worked and people still flock to greasy burgers. So we get rid of the trans-fat so that when people gorge themselves on junk food, it's maybe just a little bit healthier than it would have been. Much like parents have to keep kids from gorging on Halloween candy instead of just leaving it out and expecting the kids to keep some self control.
Now, I am not the healthiest of eaters, but I'm also not overweight. I rarely eat fast food, but when I do, I want a big, greasy meal. I used to love Micky D's fries but now that they got rid of the trans-fat oil, they just don't taste the same to me. In that regard, I wish they still had full trans-fat oil for those of us who can actually resist eating it for 98% of our meals. Oh well. I guess us good kids have to play along with the rules to keep our sloppy siblings under control.
I do some monotonous computer work so listening to podcasts and documentaries on YouTube helps pass the time. Most of the time however, it's to drown out all of the obnoxious people around me. I work in one of those large rooms with cubicle walls that don't reach the ceiling so you can hear EVERYTHING. And there are a lot of talkers here. And they rarely have anything meaningful to say.
Yes, lets have random candy advertisements flung at diabetics and ads for peanut butter shown to people who would die if they ate it, just because they happened to walk by the shelf (which is not hard to do in a grocery store). The people handing out free samples of crap food that I don't want are annoying enough. I don't need to have the shelves themselves haranguing me about what to buy! The entire store is one giant ad already! Why do you think things come in brightly-colored, shiny packages? They get your attention! You learn color patterns and associate foods with certain labels. And if things are on sale, it generally says on an eye-catching tag under the item. Why do I need a shelf telling me that Oreos are on sale when I can see the bright red "SALE" tag right under the bright blue Oreos package? Geez!
I seriously have the best thought process and more eureka moments in the shower than anywhere else.
My favorite is always when I am shopping for gifts online. I look at many items (and possibly purchase a few) most of which, I have zero interest in for myself. However, because I happened to look at them, suddenly there are banner ads everywhere for items I want nothing to do with.
I also have this issue with work. I work for a biotech company and we order our products from a few usual lab supply sites. Sometimes I see banner ads for the same things. If I'm at work, ok, but I already have that information because I was just on that company's site earlier. If I'm at home and just happened to look at something (maybe from an e-mail) then biotech banner ads are plastered all over my personal computer for a week. Sorry folks, I'm not shopping for lab supplies at home.
A lot of targeted ads just don't work for the way I browse and it makes me laugh at them.
I just... I mean.... How? How can people even think that they would do anything at all? (also insanely jealous I didn't think of such a simple way to swindle millions out of their money).
for the movie Contagion?
I would dearly love to be able to get to/from work (~30 minute each way commute) without having to waste an hour every day with the non-productive task of driving. It is a huge waste of my time. It potentially solves other problems as well like helping handicapped people, reducing drunk driving, freeing up huge amounts of non-productive time and more.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're the first person I've seen pick up on the points of self-driving cars that most people gloss over. I am very blind and, on a good day, might be able to qualify for a daytime-restriction licence. That means that, in the dead of winter, I might have about 6 hours where I can actually be out on the road driving. If I have an 8-hour/day job, that means I have to find other ways to get to work and I have to coordinate running errands/visiting friends with daylight hours. At that point, why would I have a car if I can't really use it for half the year. Why don't I just take a bus! (which I do). Now, while I love public transportation, commute times can be frustrating. I live about 6 miles from work, which requires a car commute of about 15 minutes. However, the bus to travel the same distance can take up to 40 minutes due to many stops (it's a very busy route).
Letting someone else drive is great. I do work on the bus or read a book or whatever. Sometimes though, I am limited in my activities due to crowds (seriously, I can't even open my laptop on my lap sometimes) or noise (try reading when there's a load of screaming kids on the bus). I would LOVE to have a vehicle that could get me to work, without me having to drive it, and would not make 27 stops along the way.
On the productivity point, imagine what this could mean for living situations. So live a 2-hour drive from where you work? So what (other than fuel costs of getting the car there and back)? Instead of spending 4 hours a day driving, think of it as spending 4 hours in a mobile living space. Watch TV! Work on a puzzle! Video chat with people! Surf the web! This technology could really go somewhere (no pun intended).
Does anyone else think the 2DS kind of looks like the Tiger Electronics handheld games from back in the day?
I'm not well versed in EM science at all (I know if I plug electronics into the magic holes in the wall, they work, and that's about it). But I do know that some EM fields can interfere with pacemakers. And I'm assuming they don't have to be that strong as some household power tools are enough to blip the things. Are the fields discussed in the article strong enough to be a problem for people with heart-regulating implants?