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Old 05-29-09, 05:05 AM   #1
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What techno gizmo couldn't you do without?

For me it's the Internet. Mobile phones, iPods, iPhones, Playstations, plasma/LCD TVs I couldn't give a hoot about, but without internet/email I'm stuffed. I found this out recently when I tried to upgrade the RAM in my computer but the replacement I got was the wrong one and wouldn't fit and then I couldn't get the old one to work. It was the most stressfull two days of my life that I can recall!
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Old 05-29-09, 05:57 AM   #2
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i feel that way when I am away from mod cons, but I am confident I'd get used to it in a short while.....human beings made do without this stuff before, after all.
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Old 05-29-09, 07:59 AM   #4
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If there is any techno gizmo I can't live without, it's certainly not something I am conscious about.

I use a lot of tech at home, but it's all hobby stuff and activites I have created, so none of it is necessary and I probably wouldn't even miss it.

I guess I couldn't live without my piano. That was pretty technologically advanced in 1720...
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Old 05-29-09, 09:04 AM   #5
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Techno gizmo????

Well my first choice would be this:



THen probably this:




Then this:



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Old 05-29-09, 09:21 AM   #6
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Old 05-29-09, 10:46 AM   #9
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I think I'd prefer to go without a flush toilet than to go without toilet paper.
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Old 05-29-09, 10:53 AM   #10
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Computer, use one daily at work...which happens to be something I am rather passionate about.
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Man, I'd get rid of mine if it played techno...

The only thing other than my computer that could be considered "tech" is my e-book. I could live without my book more than my computer, but then I'd have to go back to the library all the time. My wife told me I devour books.

No cell phone, no microwave, no tv, no stereo (use the computer), no consoles.
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Man, I'd get rid of mine if it played techno...
If it starts doing that pm me. I'll pay for the shipping...One ,mans garbage is other mans trash...Keep the septic tank please.

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Old 05-29-09, 02:03 PM   #13
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I'd trade a lifetime of insulin-filled syringes for a functional pancreas, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Other than that, give me internal combustion and music, and I'm set.
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Honestly, iPods have more features than I do. Simplify!
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Old 05-29-09, 06:49 PM   #18
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Shoes, clothing, metal pans and/or cups, and matches/lighters. I can and at times have improvised and scavenged other essentials when in the woods and desert, but I definitely don't want to be without these few things if I can help it.
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Old 05-29-09, 08:17 PM   #19
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1) I could do without all the electronic control systems that are installed in cars these days (the stuff under the hood). I realize they are put in there to improve performance, mileage, and safety, but I love driving a car with a carburated V8 engine, manual steering, manual brakes, and a convertable top. Seems to give me a better "feel" for the road. All that entertainement crap they put in cars? Pure BS, a product of the devil.

2) Electronic calculators. I remember (way back in college) the joy when I could afford one and didn't have to use a slide rule anymore. What a godsend when you're working with scientific data! Still have a few slide rules lying around, occasionally take them out and play with them.
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A well honed straight blade and a good scuttle. How would I have been able to enjoy a great shave without these two marvels?
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