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Old 03-12-2017, 12:22 PM
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clouds & mobile killing my internet experience

I'm getting so frustrated with sites trying to force the way you use internet through clouds and mobile versions/apps. I know I'm old school, but I still think mobile browsing internet through safari desktop version and keeping data local is a better experience.

seems like I'm running into new examples daily, but lately some of them...

Facebook messenger - no I don't want messenger, I tried it and it sucks loading all your personal contacts annoying the **** out of you never knowing what is what. problem is to message in Facebook they require messenger unless you change browse to desktop every time you go into messages.

iTunes cloud - I like when all my music was local. I have a device and I know all the music is local, but I had problem where I couldn't get the music to play. Trouble shooting on internet you have to sign into iTunes and the cloud in order for your local music to play properly! However, now it has unsuccessfully tried to put all my music in the cloud, but only about half the songs available which I know are local on my device still aren't available because it hasn't successfully put them in the cloud.

I have about had it with technology, updates, and forcing me to do things the way they want. Get off my virtual lawn you stupid millennial developers that have no clue what your users want.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:05 PM
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They don't care what you want, they want you i.e. your ad identity, which is a marketable commodity.

BTW, watch out for a recent Win 10 update which adds their OneDrive as the default file saving location (instead of My Documents). If you already have a MS Live account and are logged in, guess where your files went.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:10 PM
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I have about had it with technology, updates, and forcing me to do things the way they want. Get off my virtual lawn you stupid millennial developers that have no clue what your users want.
I second that comment.

Weather.com did the same thing to me about 3 days ago. The radar map no longer works and the hour-by-hour forecast shows a few hours ahead but the link for more doesn't work. The help function is completely irrelevant for the new issues. They made another new and better change about 3 months ago and it took about a month for them to get enough complaints to make the features work.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:54 AM
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. . . I have about had it with technology, updates, and forcing me to do things the way they want. . .
Hell. I've been singing that tune since the cad system i use to make a living stopped supporting Unix and I was forced into MS Windows world.
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:53 PM
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I'm getting so frustrated with sites trying to force the way you use internet through clouds and mobile versions/apps. I know I'm old school, but I still think mobile browsing internet through safari desktop version and keeping data local is a better experience.

seems like I'm running into new examples daily, but lately some of them...

Facebook messenger - no I don't want messenger, I tried it and it sucks loading all your personal contacts annoying the **** out of you never knowing what is what. problem is to message in Facebook they require messenger unless you change browse to desktop every time you go into messages.

iTunes cloud - I like when all my music was local. I have a device and I know all the music is local, but I had problem where I couldn't get the music to play. Trouble shooting on internet you have to sign into iTunes and the cloud in order for your local music to play properly! However, now it has unsuccessfully tried to put all my music in the cloud, but only about half the songs available which I know are local on my device still aren't available because it hasn't successfully put them in the cloud.

I have about had it with technology, updates, and forcing me to do things the way they want. Get off my virtual lawn you stupid millennial developers that have no clue what your users want.
As a person who contributed to you switching to mac - I am totally with you, F these apps and crap. I even switched lately solely to Linux / BSD to keep my sanity, privacy and online experience where I want it. Have few macbooks for work still since crap like Lync wont run on *nix

Cloud is phasing out. It will die in a way it is. Distributed / P2P / decentralized computing and internet is the future. It's coming. And I am working to bring it to life sooner....
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:17 AM
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As a person who contributed to you switching to mac - I am totally with you, F these apps and crap. I even switched lately solely to Linux / BSD to keep my sanity, privacy and online experience where I want it. Have few macbooks for work still since crap like Lync wont run on *nix

Cloud is phasing out. It will die in a way it is. Distributed / P2P / decentralized computing and internet is the future. It's coming. And I am working to bring it to life sooner....
Coming full circle...

That's because, and thankfully, the technology has advanced enough to make it happen. For most people/businesses anyway.

Bandwidth is still the bottleneck.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:26 AM
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Oh quityerbellyaching already ...

I saw these in action a few times too!


I saw a guy come in with his entire company's warehouse inventory represented on cards, like 20 3 ft long boxes of them and he rented time on the machine to sort them in ways that would put them in certain output bins. He was there all day stacking them then on that top counter. And then he knocked it all over ...

But I do get what you're saying. I've never bought into the cloud and I just stop using software that's too intrusive.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:24 AM
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Awesome guys! I totally agree! I am a librarian and info pro and I can't stand the constant, useless upgrades and mods. Forces to apps and so forth. Comcast just choked on my email and locked me out. It took an entire week of about 3 calls/chats to finally get up the chain to an engineer who could actually help me. The first agent said clean out your inbox. My inbox said I was using 3% of 10 gigs. Hell no. Second agent had me reboot my router, blowing up my home network and all my device links. I was furious, but they reset the SSID and so forth back. My email was till out of commission. I even tried the dang app, which worked finally but my outbox was still offline. Also suggested using K-9 mail which I have in the past. Finally the engineer called me at work, speaking in a nice southern drawl and even suggested dumping the app and going back to the native Samsung email client. I had the settings correct but the operating systems sometimes conflict. Samsung has 2 layers already with Android and Samsung so you get the picture. I could maintain security and encryption with other settings, but those are classified. It locked out in the first place probably because the auto push/sync sent login data that got corrupted at the cell tower during torrential rain up here. It was during or before a Ferrari event! Almost immediately after finally fixing it, I saw brand new inbox pages for my Comcast email on the internet. Hmmmm, were you doing a site upgrade that required a lock on email? The servers don't update themselves and web code doesn't write or post itself, especially to an active email or internet client service. Bastards. If you need or want to do an update that requires a pause. Just tell us.

My gaming laptop updated to windows 10 just fine. It's pretty sweet. My Gaming desktop could not update to 10 for some reason. I tried several times. It may be because I have both x86 32 bit as well as 64 bit folders running so I can use older games as a developer. I hardly do now but even to play, I have to have the old structure for the mods to work. Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 was a great sim and had a superb xml engine. The modders online made 4 different theatres, hundreds of new aircraft, facilities and buildings.

And Google is pissing me off to no end. I updated my last phone because it was mad slow on maps. But even now, with Google play (dark cloud) is a royal pain. I have albums that I own and I KNOW I downloaded, that get stuck because it wants to play a video while I'm driving a 5 speed. Get over yourselves! I own the album. Downloaded it, and now you are threatening to make me crash because you want to make me watch a video which will suck bandwidth, or not run at all because I'm out of tower range going cross country, or be stupid low quality? What the hell? The customers are NOT coming first. Advertisers and developers are. The kind that don't have any fun.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:33 AM
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Also, I learned on Apples. II, IIe, IIc. Mac classic and SE. I moved to Windows for work. Used DOS and Unix, VAX machines too. I know what floppies are and cassettes. Used 5.5 and 10 inch too. Or was it 8? I've seen the punch cards and used them to register for undergrad classes my first year. Never used the machines though.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:04 PM
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If you own it, think before putting it into the cloud. Especially as an only copy.

Clouds are for sharing.
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