Text message response time

My text messages response time is quicker than ever before because of the new iOS features. But as you can see there are still ways to distract your friend who is driving. Just type “urgent”, really? That’s all it takes to derail your friend into the ditch?

The easiest way to drive yourself into oncoming traffic is to simply turn off the feature.

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Top Website Annoyances…

White listing

Now what website admins are hip to ad-blockers, everyone wants to be on the white list. You can either do that or subscribe to “premium” access. It’s gotten so bad with Screenrant.com that I had to stop visiting. When I put them on the white list I got so many javascript popups asking for a username and password to check my machine for virus. When I took them off the white list they pop up a “premium” access offer and hold my screen hostage for 30 seconds.

Pop unders

Unlike pop-ups who used to throw up a new window. Popunders are those windows that dim the background and force you to read something before requring you to take action. Some now have timers, they are also used with whitelists and…

Subscribe to our newsletter/email/discount

Usually with some passive aggressive statement such as “No thanks, I’d like to pay full price” or “I’d like to stay ignorant”. Sign up for any and prepare your inbox to be stuffed with garbage forever.

Clickbait

Of course everyone knows about clickbait at this point in their internet life. You know, you see an article titled “Man does this simple trick and lost 50 lbs in one day” then when you click the bait, you see that he sawed off his own legs.

Ad blockers are useless…

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What’s more annoying than ads on a website? I’ll tell you, begging for money on websites. Not just begging for money, but doing so in a passive aggressive way.  Maybe we don’t want to support your journalism, maybe it’s “fake news”. Instead of adding sites to a white list, I’m adding them to a list of sites I will never visit again. I will go so far as to even block them at the router so they don’t get once red cent from my any of my family members, even by accident.

Amazon Echo Interrupting your TV shows

Hush!

Amazon echo has many uses. It can order toilet paper by a simple voice command. It can also interrupt your television show by picking up anything that sounds like it’s wake command. So in the middle of a interesting segment of any of your favorite show you hear, “Hmm, I didn’t quite get that.” Really nice Alexa. It’s also nice that you pick up any conversation that Dexter Morgan says. I’m sure the police will show up any day and ask about Bay Harbor.

Is Net Neutrality good or bad?

To me, it sounds like people are trying to say that people have a “right” to a fast internet connection. The next step is that everyone gets free gigabit broadband. Internet it not a public utility, you still have to pay for it, just as you do water, electricity, feces removal, and rubbish pickup. If you want a better service I think if you should have to pay for it. Why would your ISP want to slow down Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming? Not everyone has a right to a transportation. You can ride your skateboard, bike, bus, train, personal vehicle, luxury car, commercial jet, or private charter plane. Which one would you rather take? In my opinion, it sounds like people are being paranoid because they don’t want to give up their favorite “free speech” websites. Take that however you want to. Since we are on the subject of “public utilities”. What about….

Water Neutrality

I will gladly pay more for premium filtered water coming into my house rather than the water that smells like it was just boiling a dozen duck eggs dipped in the sewage treatment plant. However, do I think that if I used my allotted water my water company will cut me off and let me die of thirst, no. But I pay more per month if I use more water, and I pay a minimum no water what. If I don’t pay my bill, then I get no more water.

Electricity Neutrality

I’d love a service where I didn’t get any brown outs. Companies are really cashing in on putting solar panels on your roof. What about energy neutrality, shouldn’t it all be free since the sun is free?

Website Neutrality

I already pay more for my internet because I want faster speeds, I don’t want buffering of my YouTube and Netflix so I have a business account. This way I don’t have to share bandwidth with all my neighbors who are playing video games. Truth is, I’ve already paid premium rates for Hulu with no commercials. Guess what there were still commercials.

Trash collection Neutrality

I’ll pay more for a service where I can fill up as many containers as I want rather than just the one small one. And without bags, and I’ll pay someone to sort my plastic, glass, and cardboard. I stopped recycling because it became too much of a chore to separate all the crap myself. I don’t care about the environment anymore. Our society hates children anyway, so why should we care about their future?

Conclusion

Universities already have Internet 2 How is that fair with net neutrality? There is also this thing called the “Dark Web”, and I really have no interest in it. That think will still exist regardless. However, I would be interested in something called the “Light Web”. A internet that doesn’t have all the depravity, perversions, and other garbage so I don’t have to put a million filters on my internet router so I can keep my children sheltered as long as possible. Right now I guess the “Grey Web” will have to do.

Taking a selfie…

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Please remember to look at the camera lens and not the image on your screen. It’s does make a difference. The selfies where your gaze is slightly askew is annoying. It’s even more irritating if you have a group shot and everyone is focused on themselves within the smartphone view screen. Think about it. You don’t go to Olan Mills and look off to the left or right (that’s for Glamour Shots only), you look at the lens!