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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:55 am

After a breakup, there's that uncomfortable period of time when one party may be seeking a sense of resolution or an explanation, so a month or so later they'll send the other party an email- usually on the theme(s) of:


"I miss you."

"What happened? What went wrong?"

"This is what's been going on since you left."


This is natural when a couple breaks up. It's a bit disconcerting to receive an email with all three of the above examples from a website.


Sorry, Twitter. It's not me. It's you.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:14 am

Facebook does the same kind of crap. Emails telling you so-and-so is wondering about you. It's BS and social media sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:38 am

I actually get these e-mails from Direct TV satellite TV service... A bit too informal for me. You provided a service that I paid for. Let's keep it professional. We did not have a relationship.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:24 am

The computers have emotions now? It won't be long and the revolt of the machines will begin. The apocalypse if upon us gentleman. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:49 am

Yeah - I get those too. I visit my Facebook page about once a month, whether I need to or not. So naturally I get a crapload of those emails as well.

Don't worry, Keenum. The computer revolt is coming and will happen soon enough. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:24 pm

According to Terminator, Skynet became active on April 19, 2011, so the computer revolt has already begun!
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:32 pm

I recently read an article in Times and you'd probably be surprised how much information is garnered and transmitted by many of the apps some of you have on your phones. I'm not just talking
about your location. I'm talking about where you've been, where you shopped, how you paid if you paid by phone, which card you used and your account info if paying by phone, who you've called and who called you and where they were when they called. Some apps even transmit the photos that you take. I don't know how soon the computer revolution will hit but the phone revolution has already begun with a vengeance. Phone, computer...almost same same these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:40 pm

Well I saw a gundam suit.. and a predator drone... and the missles are smarter than the guys that fire them..
Now your computer tells the government what your thinking.. Yeah, Skynet.. At least it was just the computers.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:15 pm

Ah, good ol' Skynet. Smile

It's possible to keep Facebook and phones app-free--simply don't install them. Don't accept permissions for them. Turn off the parts of the phone that broadcast your whereabouts, activities and usage. And if one sneaks on, go to the page/setting that deals with them and disable or remove them. Social networking is really stupid, but I find it useful for a few minutes a day to maintain at least something resembling human contact with people I probably should consider friends (and those who live too far away to talk to otherwise). Beyond that, waste of time. Just propaganda slaves preaching to their own choirs, random baby pictures, the auto-uploads of others telling people where they are (once was called a "parole/probation officer" and/or an ankle bracelet--now people volunteer for it), and the newest irritation: Instagram.

Breaking up, there's no app for that, for either making it easier or less painful. Kid try these days, break up texting. You always know the ones, they seem to fetal-position curl around their phone, put their hooded sweatshirts over their heads, and sob into a glowing tragedy in their palm.

Adult breakups still suck. One of many ways we loose youth, vigor and flexibility--in our hearts.

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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:19 pm

shut up kyle. Breaking Up, Theres an app for that.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:27 pm

puros_bran wrote:
shut up kyle. Breaking Up, Theres an app for that.

Are you effing kidding me? Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:58 pm

*crawls back under safe rock*
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:00 pm

I forwarded all those to the Mrs, she's yet to use them.. No
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:01 pm

The "What Went Wrong" one... I hope it has a reply such as, "Hey, lady, you're a b*tch...fix that." Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:11 pm

I didn't actually look at them... I just know there's an app for everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:52 pm

How about Netflix? When they upped their pricing I dumped them. They wrote me several times trying to get me back...
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:44 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
*crawls back under safe rock*

Looking to find people hiding under a safe rock? There's an app for that! affraid

Natch
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:49 pm

I kept Netflix because there is no viable alternative for them. Not for the kind of crap I watch, anyway, which is usually obscure, obsolete or artsy fartsy garbage.

I do, however, call them and ask them when they're going to stop sucking, and they just laugh. Hahahah! Aren't we cute? Eff you.

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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:54 pm

Eh they server their purpose ok for me. It bugs the crap out of me when get really into a good scifi series and they only have half, the other half is on their dvd selection. I just get the streaming.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:58 pm

i.keenum wrote:
Eh they server their purpose ok for me. It bugs the crap out of me when get really into a good scifi series and they only have half, the other half is on their dvd selection. I just get the streaming.

They were supposed to clear up issues like that--kind of a crappy deal to choose one or the other, or pay double, for something that was once an all-in-one package. It'd be more honest to say, "You get it all, just pay twice as much."

They've not been making the best business decisions lately.

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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:53 am

Growley wrote:
How about Netflix? When they upped their pricing I dumped them. They wrote me several times trying to get me back...

Same here. That was almost 2 years ago and she still drunk-dials me occasionally.
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:43 pm

i.keenum wrote:
The computers have emotions now? It won't be long and the revolt of the machines will begin. The apocalypse if upon us gentleman. Shocked

They took out Bradbury first, before he could warn us. Right, Grossbart?
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:14 am

Sean68 wrote:
I actually get these e-mails from Direct TV satellite TV service... A bit too informal for me. You provided a service that I paid for. Let's keep it professional. We did not have a relationship.

Those prostitutes!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Parting Words   Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:14 pm

i.keenum wrote:
Eh they server their purpose ok for me. It bugs the crap out of me when get really into a good scifi series and they only have half, the other half is on their dvd selection. I just get the streaming.

Agreed. The wife and I have watched the first two or three seasons of so many series now...and it's made even worse for us as when we get that "Available on DVD" message we are completely hooped - Netflix doesn't offer DVD service in Canada.
Another one that frustrates me to no end is when they pick up the licence for a sequel, but not the original.

Still, it's one of the few places I can get my random documentaries and classic westerns, my wife can get her bad 80's romance comedies and sitcoms, and my boys can get childrens programing no matter the hour of the day. Honestly, if they broadcast the NFL and NHL, I would cancel my cable sub.

NOTE FOR NETFLIX USERS: Do not, under any circumstances, spend the day watching a 'Bob the Builder' marathon with your toddler, followed by 'Casino' with the wife. You will have rather twisted dreams; possibly involving 'Cameron the Constructor' opening a shop down the street from Bob - who calls upon his cousin 'Three-Finger Tony' to kneecap the playdoh contractor with the help of Dizzy and Muck. You may also learn that Dizzy is a sociopath who tends to take things too far...
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