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Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by Kenny on Fri May 15, 2009 8:25 pm

We all love technology – it quells our boredom, makes our life easier and inspires us to greatness. But technology has a dark side – evil tendencies that make us believe that inanimate objects are planning our downfall. Put technology into the wrong hands and it break our spirit, like it did to Winston Smith in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, from where Room 101 is use to torture people to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia.

So what is your most irritating piece of technology and why? What drives you nuts? What get you screaming so much that you want to smash the damn thing to pieces?

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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by NintendoNinja on Sun May 17, 2009 12:08 am

Singstar & Karaoke Machines! Learn to sing you T***S!
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Irritating Technology

Post by jt830 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:28 am

Although i use it everyday it would have to be MY PC.
you cant rely on it for anythin!
sure it runs games well but jesus it can be slow. Try Alt tabbin a game or prgram and it goes nuts.
Not to mention the amount of times i get the blue screen of death every week.

I NEED A NEWISH CHEAPISH PC!
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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by stio_naz on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:38 am

go alienware dude 899 dollars and you will get a pc that can run crysis on 50-50fps

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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by Kenny on Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:28 pm


(I've got this phone)

Some time ago, in a mobile phone manufacturers meeting somewhere, an executive stood up and suggested that mobile phones should be able to play the latest pop tracks through tinny speakers, (which have as much power as a watch battery), as a clever outlet for youthful rebellion. Instead of shooting the aforementioned dimwit, the phone company decided that this was a good idea – making every journey on public transport a living hell for pretty much everyone who isn’t a fan of Rihanna and her ilk.


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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by jt830 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:37 pm

lol thats the phone im gettin cause mines buggered.
i only really use my phone for occasional texting and phone calls and for music and the sony ericsson has the walkman.
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Post by R.Redhawk on Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:52 am

I would have to say Steam. Takes up so much power, and with all of the bugs I get, it's just so irritating

*Begins Kefka impersonation*

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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by NintendoNinja on Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:51 am

Lewis isn't That Diagram of a Tokomak/Fusion Reactor?
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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by Kenny on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:24 am



There are two forms of car alarms: ones that don’t work until the time you accidentally drop your keys getting in and refuse to shut off, or ones that seem to take it personally that a small leaf has fallen within a 12-metre radius of the vehicle. The former are pointless because they don’t work and the latter are pointless too because people have stopped paying attention to car alarms, unless it’s to track down the annoying culprit of late-night insomnia and give it a good seeing to.

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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by NintendoNinja on Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:26 pm

Macgta wrote:No, you are incorrect Ninja, It is a giant science machine; It can test more science than ever before.

Nope that is a tokomak!
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Post by iron on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:04 am

u mean tokamak
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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by Kenny on Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:11 pm

Hahaha, the Grammar Nazi got a taste of his own medicine! (I must not post with flames, we are not Frag I.T.!)

It clearly says Science Machine in the image, but other people may have other names for it. Back onto topic please.

Automated tele-marketers

Marketing calls are annoying enough but at least you can be pointedly rude to a real person. Automated tele-marketing should probably be declared a crime under EU law. Does anyone actually get beyond the first hello before slamming the receiver down and returning to what you were annoyingly interrupted from doing?

Automated phone menus

A close relative to the automated marketing caller – if people had to pick between a root canal and dealing with the convoluted options and hoops you have to jump through to check your balance or pay a bill they’d plump for the excruciatingly painful dental surgery. Resorting to mashing the star key in the hope of getting through to a human used to be the best option, but the companies that use these things caught on and put all their call centres in other countries in an attempt to put the automated service in a better light.



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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by Kenny on Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:36 am

Ball mouse

A technology that has finally begun its sorry journey into Room 101 for some years now, but unfortunately many are still in existence. I believe the ball mouse is responsible for more RSI than a million badly constructed keyboards. Of course you could always clean out the fluff that gathered in strange green mats on the wheels inside, taunting us by not allowing any kind of diagonal movement, but it was guaranteed to be back with vengeance the moment you slid the ball bearing back into place. Plus school kids have a nasty habit of nicking the rubber cover metal balls for a game of marbles in the school yard at break time.


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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by stio_naz on Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:29 am

thats a del l mouse Surprised

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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by Kenny on Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:46 am

Automated/Self Service Check-out Tills



It's easy to spot the financial motivations behind replacing trained, paid check-out staff with automated machines, but what exactly is in it for us?

First, we have to queue up while some clueless luddite spends five minutes searching for the barcode on their tin of baked beans. Then, we get the honour of ringing our own purchases through the till, packing our own bags and collecting our own change. If you have any alcohol you have to wait for one of the helpers, who's probably under the age to buy alcohol to come and check that your over 18, while you stand there with flashing lights going off around your head, making you look like a total plonker!

If you put your own bag in the check out area you have to wait for one of the helpers who has just wandered off somewhere else to come back and sort that out. Also half the b#oody time, the barcodes won't scan, so the same helper comes along again, snatched the item from your hand and throws it on the 'bagging area' without a care in the world and pretty much to tell you to p!ss off!

Isn't progress marvellous?

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Re: Room 101: Irritating Technology

Post by broken041 on Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:19 am

u mean tokamak

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