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Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
#11
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm)Spongebob Wrote: If you TV isn't too old, you can download an app and operate it from your phone.  Works much better than those old uni remotes.  Otherwise, you're screwed.

I think he still has a fip phone.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#12
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm)Spongebob Wrote: If you TV isn't too old, you can download an app and operate it from your phone.  Works much better than those old uni remotes.  Otherwise, you're screwed.

I think he still has a fip phone.

Up until a month ago, I was using a blackberry type phone with a non-touchscreen screen and physical buttons. No flip and no sliding keyboard, though. ^^;;

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#13
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm)Spongebob Wrote: If you TV isn't too old, you can download an app and operate it from your phone.  Works much better than those old uni remotes.  Otherwise, you're screwed.

I think he still has a fip phone.

To be honest, I love rotary phones. 

I hate paying my  bills over automated communication, unless it is voice command. I am old, and so what. I have no problem with new technology. But I do have a problem with lack of human interaction.

Just today, I called up my storage unit, and if the physical person at that location is not at the office, the automation dumps me to a automated system. I fucking hate that. I have for years payed that bill physically in person, and even verbally over the phone with an actual employee who works at that location, and not a call center, or computer.

No, I am not sorry about that. I don't think new technology is a bad thing. But at the same time I also think we cannot, nor should push out all human contact.
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#14
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:58 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: I think he still has a fip phone.

To be honest, I love rotary phones. 

I hate paying my  bills over automated communication, unless it is voice command. I am old, and so what. I have no problem with new technology. But I do have a problem with lack of human interaction.

Just today, I called up my storage unit, and if the physical person at that location is not at the office, the automation dumps me to a automated system. I fucking hate that. I have for years payed that bill physically in person, and even verbally over the phone with an actual employee who works at that location, and not a call center, or computer.

No, I am not sorry about that. I don't think new technology is a bad thing. But at the same time I also think we cannot, nor should push out all human contact.

Human interaction where your TV remote is concerned goes back to the 70s when your dad told you to change the channel and you got up and turned the damn dial.

Good lord, you've been drinking early lately.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#15
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm)Spongebob Wrote: If you TV isn't too old, you can download an app and operate it from your phone.  Works much better than those old uni remotes.  Otherwise, you're screwed.

I have an old black and white tube TV. I use it to watch old episodes of "Car 54" and " I Love Lucy".

(September 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 1:58 pm)Brian37 Wrote: To be honest, I love rotary phones. 

I hate paying my  bills over automated communication, unless it is voice command. I am old, and so what. I have no problem with new technology. But I do have a problem with lack of human interaction.

Just today, I called up my storage unit, and if the physical person at that location is not at the office, the automation dumps me to a automated system. I fucking hate that. I have for years payed that bill physically in person, and even verbally over the phone with an actual employee who works at that location, and not a call center, or computer.

No, I am not sorry about that. I don't think new technology is a bad thing. But at the same time I also think we cannot, nor should push out all human contact.

Human  interaction where your TV remote is concerned goes back to the 70s when your dad told you to change the channel and you got up and turned the damn dial.

Good lord, you've been drinking early lately.

My dad was an abusive asshole. But that is a separate subject.
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#16
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:16 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I've taken college exams that made me wish I was being waterboarded or having bamboo shoved under my fingernails. But damned if trying to adjust a tv/cable remote with the "setup" option. The worst part is the timing.  If you don't press this or that button with in a nanosecond, the remote wont recognize your command. And you have to give the nuclear codes to get your cable or tv remote to work with your TV. 

What the fuck? All I want to do is watch TV.

There are few things easier than programming a TV remote, so I’m not surprised you’re having trouble with it.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 2:10 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 1:16 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I've taken college exams that made me wish I was being waterboarded or having bamboo shoved under my fingernails. But damned if trying to adjust a tv/cable remote with the "setup" option. The worst part is the timing.  If you don't press this or that button with in a nanosecond, the remote wont recognize your command. And you have to give the nuclear codes to get your cable or tv remote to work with your TV. 

What the fuck? All I want to do is watch TV.

There are few things easier than programming a TV remote, so I’m not surprised you’re having trouble with it.

Boru

I like shiny objects.
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#18
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 2:21 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 2:10 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: There are few things easier than programming a TV remote, so I’m not surprised you’re having trouble with it.

Boru

I like shiny objects.

No you don’t.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#19
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Ok, and the former guy won the election.

Why do you have to bring Trump into every single conversation, no matter the subject? I hate the guy too, but Jesus Christ, do you ever think about anything else?
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#20
RE: Setting up TV remotes, a "Kill me" event.
(September 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm)Ten Wrote:
(September 29, 2021 at 1:33 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Not the point. In all seriousness, I love the idea of universal remotes. But it is still complicated, and and I am slow. I don't think even with modern technology it should involve everyone who uses it has to be Bruce Lee in response.

Yeah and I shouldn't be talkin. I got a Samsung phone recently after not having an iphone for 3-4 years and the Bixby bullshit almost sent me into conniption fits. I had to tap to first select each button or function I wanted to use and double tap in order for it to use the actual button or letter or whatever it was. And the first thing the phone setup made me do was setup a number passcode. It was pure hell. I'd select the first number, double tap it in order for it to type the number. Then I'd double tap the next number, only to realize, I hadn't tapped to select the second number. So, instead, I had typed the first sequence number AGAIN with my double tap because the first number was still "selected".

It took me forever to find where on the phone I could actually turn the souldamned thing off. Every once in a while, I accidentally push the Bixby button and it turns it on again, and another little piece of me dies.

Yea, that is suicide material. I don't even think Bill Bixby or Lou Ferrigno would touch that. I think they would would change the line "Don't make me angry Mr Technology, you wouldn't like me when I am angry".
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