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Old 06-18-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Is it just me? Popular things that just don't do it for you

This is a spin-off from a thread in the "which one should I buy" forum where the OP was wondering what all the fuss was about re: e-ink as it doesn't really work for him/her.

A while back I posted a question in the Lounge forum asking people what they used their connected home devices (Alexa, Google Home, etc.) for. I keep seeing these devices advertised but could never see why I would need one. After reading the responses to my question I still can't see why I would need one.... Doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the technology, just that it's not for me.

What's out there that other people seem to really like but holds no interest for you? Doesn't have to be tech. Clothing? Food? Entertainment? Etc.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:29 PM   #3
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I don’t see the need to deal with Facebook and anything Google including Android. I don’t like the total lack of care for user security and privacy. Unfortunately I need to use Facebook to keep up with family, but I hate their business principles and total lack of ethics. I use the Google search engine, but avoid their other products and OSes for the same reason.

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Old 06-18-2019, 08:03 PM   #4
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I don't do Facebook. I just don't like the idea of putting all that personal information out there. It's hard for me to trust thhat it will really be kept private. The people I care about keeping in touch with are available by email or text.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:13 PM   #5
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:30 PM   #7
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Facebook only has as much personal info as you allow, so while I'm not a huge fan, I do use it. Too many family members live in other locations, and I do like some of the private groups I'm on. There is nothing there about me that isn't public info anyway.

I don't see the need for those huge single cup coffee machines. We drink coffee in the morning, and use a basic programmable coffee maker. But those huge machine single cup things are just high maintenance and they use a lot of counter space. Not to mention the plastic waste they create.

Chain restaurants and buffet style restaurants. Most popular chains don't really cook anything, it's all pre-done microwaved salt laden drek. We like home grown eateries, and are lucky to have many around here. And I won't eat at any buffet style herd them up to the trough restaurant. No way, no how.

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:33 PM   #8
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:29 PM   #9
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Diap, you mean that wasn't you blocking foot traffic posing with your selfie stick the last time I was near a major tourist attraction?
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