I know I am repeating myself, but delivery guys annoy the hell out of me.
Just today, did I find a 'delivery signed' note in the letter box, but the Zaggmate, which was supposed to be the delivery is nowhere to be found.
This definitely isn't why I paid for first class signed delivery.
Someone has my Zaggmate and it is not me
Last edited by DontUnderstandMyIpad; 04-22-2011 at 05:20 AM.
Right.it's just a gadget, a car,a whatever
And when it's outlived it's usefulness, move on.
I started working for a handful of people in a garage. We built Turbo Switches for 8088 XT computers. Then we built internal 2400 baud modems for Toshiba, then we built other stuff, grew, went public, built a huge building, installed many state of the art machines and about 300 employees, was bought by USRobotics, then we were sold to 3Com, then MSL.
I know a few things about manufacturing and it amazes me that people have no clue about bring a product from the drawing board to Best Buy.
Many of the "experts" these folks are so willing to accept are nothing more than morons that also know nothing. Their existence on the web is composed of copy and paste from websites owned by other no-nothings.
amen to that!Originally Posted by Mountainbikermark
Not white, not black just passionate shades of grey...
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Bob, for the most part I agree, but a lot of information is on the Internet, and cut & paste is a way to use disseminate that information. The trick is how we process the information. A teacher once taught my wife and I that perspective is everything. His example was a boy and girl on a date. She says; Please! Don't! Stop! He hears; Please don't stop! To some degree, we all hear what we want. My opinion is that an expert is someone who is right more than wrong concerning a subject.
Or they simply believe that Site A is accurate because real reporters are writing the stuff. And we all know that these days, they can often be proven wrong with simple research, or they tell the "truth" but out of context to further a lie or faulty idea.
So people copy and paste and think they are serving the forum when they are simply creating a problem for those that really want the truth. Some readers think the poster is correct, and it repeats endlessly.
I will go out in a limb and suggest that more than 53.856% of the web is filled with opinion and not too many facts. And much of that 53.856% is simply reposted junk and not too much original thinking. Or ideas that are unrealistic or lies or BS; their words are then copied and pasted and the cycle continues.
Someone reads something I might post somewhere and they think it is utter BS because it does not mesh with what they believe (that is also wrong) and what a hundred other web sites say, which are also inaccurate or BS.
I recall posting about a specific model of Motorcycle. I knew that the OP was wrong. To prove that I was actually the wrong one, the OP went to the manufacturer's web site and posted the specific info that supported his wrong idea.
The problem was, the manufacturer's web site was also wrong; the web copy was penned by someone that knew nothing about the history of the bike he was writing about on behalf of the manufacturer, of which I know like the back on my hand. I can likely name original part number for any component making up that specific model.
So Bob disagrees with the OP and the manufacturer's site says something different than I say, so who is the reader going to believe, Bob or a foolish unprepared, novice writer who can post the web site and "prove" Bob is full of crap?
Yes, but you do not have to use the internet for that to be an issue. There is a historical fact about how in an emergency during WW2, one of the outlying airfields used a DC-2 wing to fix a DC-3. When I mentioned this near an uncle, he said it was impossible, and he used to work on the DC-3s. Naturally, my parents told me to shutup and not argue. So who is right? I have seen many stories about this event from different sources. It most likely my uncle was wrong, but........
The world is full of misinformation. I had a guy tell me that he invented a 100 mpg carburetor. I know that this is impossible, but you have hundreds of people that say its true, and half say they invented it or personally knew the guy that did. We would never learn anything if we had to verify all information. I think most people can make reasonable association with reality, but there will always be those who can make up into down, given a chance. Man Made Global Warming is a hot topic, but even among scientists, there is dissent. And the bulk of the world blames the US, but the polution in SE Asia is so bad that it has affected the west coast on occassion. So we go about our merry way and make our choices of who to believe.
And BTW, even experts can be wrong. In a recent reputable magazine about historic aircraft, a B-17 was pictured. It was thought to be a B-17G, but someone said it was a B-17F. Everyone, myself included, thought that the distinction between the B-17F and B-17G was the chin turrents on the B-17G. Turns out that one person knew a little known fact. They made some end of production B-17Fs with the chin turrents. The real distinction was that the B-17G had the chin turrent plus the side gun housings in the nose. Even the editor and staff of the magazine did not know that little fact.