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  •  i recently found this out (4+ / 0-)

    after switching to the iphone and thinking it was the best machine I had ever bought.

    I am now totally addicted to it as it counts down its usable life.

    However, there are a couple of on-line places that will replace the battery for you.

    And you can have Apple replace it for half the cost of a new one, so why would anyone do such a thing.

    Also, although they can find lost phones, they won't unless you pay $99 a year to find your lost phone which is about to die by the time you retrieve it anyway.

    So with everything we buy a negative experience in this way, why buy anything at all except the most basic necessities?

    If the innertubes are destroyed by non-neutrality, my computer use will retreat to typing documents.

    All this is an endless bad joke on humanity and the planet.

    Gaia is heartbroken.

    by BlueDragon on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 06:43:53 AM PST

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    •  Not so much a bad joke as a historical movement (1+ / 0-)
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      Technology, Jacques Ellul and other have written, has its own agenda. It is the part of us that seeks to solve problems through techniques that are replicable and dependable. We've externalized that part of us into a virtual life form with its own agenda called "technology." Technology and technique for that matter are seen as ends in themselves. We do things with it simply because we can not because we need it to fulfill some larger calling--it is, often, the larger calling.

      Our neglect of philosophy and meaning with all its inconvenient truths have caused us to worship technique above ends and made us the stunningly shallow people we are, for the most part. Our worship of technology has made us insensitive to the suffering of others, and allowed us to live in the land of the lotus eaters and live in well-engineeed fantasy worlds created by technology itself. The Matrix movies were crude efforts at presenting this truth and we have ignored the implications, sadly. This is why there is no hope of reform or adjustment to changing conditions because our humanity has degraded rather than risen to the challenges we face.

      •  I was thinking in the shower this am (0+ / 0-)

        that it would be nice if I could get an internet type radio in my car so that I could choose from those radio stations rather than the ones on my am/fm dial. Because there is jack shit on my dial and great music on the net.

        But then I got pissed off, because I shouldn't have to do that. I don't need more toxic material added to my car when the bandwidth is available already, the FCC is just blocking it.

        There are some great low band width stations out there who are limited by law in their broadcasting ability. So I have to listen to crap on the huge corporate stations.

        Some of the new tech stuff seems to be a way to workaround embeded corporate interest and it sucks that we have to do that.

        Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

        by ZenTrainer on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 07:28:00 AM PST

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    •  That service is free now. (4+ / 0-)

      Also, although they can find lost phones, they won't unless you pay $99 a year to find your lost phone which is about to die by the time you retrieve it anyway.

      You don't have to pay for the MobileMe membership to get FindMyIphone anymore if you have an iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th-gen Touch.

      What have you done for DC statehood today? Call your Rep and Senators and demand action.

      by mistersite on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 06:57:04 AM PST

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