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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 10:29 AM
The biggest let down to me is the compact disc. It was advertised as being indistructable, and that the sound quality and clarity would be revolutionary. I think both of these claims over the years have proven to be bunk. You had to really make an effort to damage a cassette, and I've yet to hear one skip. On the other hand, the introduction of the IPod has been everything I hoped it would be.
 
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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 11:47 AM
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the IPod has been everything I hoped it would be.



till you drop it

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 12:02 PM
Worst invention: PANTS


Ipod: still no better than CD quality if use lossless compression.

better inventions than Ipod: DTS, SACD, DVD-audio and LPs

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 03:51 PM
Biggest failure to live up to the hype:

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 03:53 PM
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the IPod has been everything I hoped it would be.



till you drop it



I actually dropped my wife's pretty hard, the little sucker's pretty damn tough...works perfectly.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 04:25 PM
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You had to really make an effort to damage a cassette
But my experience has been that oft-times cassette players would eat a tape rendering it useless.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 04:41 PM
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You had to really make an effort to damage a cassette
But my experience has been that oft-times cassette players would eat a tape rendering it useless.

Especially in car radios. You could count on it!

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 04:49 PM
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You had to really make an effort to damage a cassette
But my experience has been that oft-times cassette players would eat a tape rendering it useless.

Especially in car radios. You could count on it!



I had a 3 strike policy....... eat 3 tapes & your outa here.....


 

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You had to really make an effort to damage a cassette
But my experience has been that oft-times cassette players would eat a tape rendering it useless.

Especially in car radios. You could count on it!


Yeah, you're right...how soon we forget.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 05:24 PM
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Worst invention: PANTS


Ipod: still no better than CD quality if use lossless compression.

better inventions than Ipod: DTS, SACD, DVD-audio and LPs


It just seems a little stupid that men have to wear tight uncomfortable pants. It is against nature and their anatomy suffers for it. Men ought to wear either loose pants (and I don't mean the home buy pants that are down to their knees) or some sort of skirt. Women should wear pants with a long shirt over it. But as bad as pants are, women still have it worse being expected to wear heels which force their toes into an uncomfortable position etc.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 05:26 PM
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You had to really make an effort to damage a cassette
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Well mine'e been playing Dickey Betts & Great Southern since 1978 and it don't wanna stop!

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 06:11 PM
Not on music, but I despise those hot air hand dryers in public restrooms.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 08:49 PM
Gunpowder.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 08:59 PM
War

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 09:01 PM
The electronic ballot box. Why do that if you're going to have to have a paper trail anyway?

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 09:35 PM
I have to admit the electronic voting machine tops my list, but I'd also add the betamax recorder and the Hotdogger.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 09:39 PM
I second the hotdogger Ann........

All it did was burn the ends & raw in the middle....

That burger cooker from about that time also sucked....

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 09:44 PM
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LOL Ann...

Years ago while being a manly construction worker, we were always trying to invent new ways to cook food, warm up soup in the ice cold Missouri winters. Actually some of the soup warmers we came up with were extremely efficiant...but alas...old pot smokin GS wanted to cook his hot dogs one day but none of us brought any type of cooker with us. So GS decides to stick a nail in each end of a hot dog, and wrap some 14/2 romex around the end of the nail and stick the other end of the romex into an on/off junction box. This was really exciting. GS flipped the switch and for a few seconds it looked like nothing was happening. Hark, smoke started coming from the hot dog, some sparks shot out of the weiner all wired up to " Old Sparky" the casing spilt open and the hot dog started bubbling. The hot dog was cooked. GS flipped the switch off, pulled out the nails and placed the hotdog in a mustard painted bun. One bite, chewing. He couldn't finish it.
We asked what was wrong, he said it tasted like electricity, If you've ever been shocked a good one, you know the taste.

 

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  posted on 3/14/2007 at 10:34 PM
That's a good one.....I always thought the hot dogs tasted funny!! The other thing that was a huge disappointment was that electric coil you put down in the cup of water for rapid heating....same taste!

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 02:03 AM
The cd cover in plastic is the worst industrial design in the last 25 years.
 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 05:16 AM
Haaward, you may be right about this! I got a new CD last night--let me see how long it takes me to open it. The clock, gentlemen . . . 5:05:00 Go! . . .

CD in the player at 56 seconds. It was a little 2-CD box, though, not a jewel case, so much easier to open. I used the sharp point of a nearby compass to slice the plastic wrap:



If it were a jewel case, it'd take at least 2 minutes to get it open, because I'd be careful not to slip and scratch the case while trying to slit the wrap. (Forget the pull-tab with the "Band-Aid string" to open it!)

Re the music , see Moid's thread titled "Best CD bargain this week--Stax 50th Birthday Celebration":
http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=57829

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 07:34 AM
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religion and dogma.


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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 12:34 PM
Low carb beer.....They neglected to mention it's also flavor free.
 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 01:26 PM
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The cd cover in plastic is the worst industrial design in the last 25 years.
AARRGGHH!!! That stuff drives me nuts! Those wrappers are too difficult to remove.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2007 at 01:59 PM
I'd like to get ahold of the person who invented those automated 'press one for'....answering systems but I'd probably have to press 4 then 2 then 7 then stay on the line for the next representitive to find him!

 

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