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Old 05-11-2019, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Sorry if someone already said it, but I can’t get packages open. Is it that I’m weak, or are they just made out of stronger stuff?

I take a pill, once a month. It comes in a cardboard cover that I can barely rip open, then inside that is a card with a foil pack which takes scissors to penetrate. Why?
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Gene Roddenberry envisioned a computer on Star Trek that responded to voice commands.....that was 50 years ago. Are we there yet ??
"Siri, are we there yet?"
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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Sorry if someone already said it, but I canít get packages open. Is it that Iím weak, or are they just made out of stronger stuff?

I take a pill, once a month. It comes in a cardboard cover that I can barely rip open, then inside that is a card with a foil pack which takes scissors to penetrate. Why?
Well, you need to get a child to open the child-proof packaging.


No kidding; I was a child when child-proof packaging first came out, and my parents and grandparents always gave it to me to open.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Sorry if someone already said it, but I canít get packages open. Is it that Iím weak, or are they just made out of stronger stuff?

I take a pill, once a month. It comes in a cardboard cover that I can barely rip open, then inside that is a card with a foil pack which takes scissors to penetrate. Why?
I have kept a pair of scissors in a little magnetic basket on the side of the refrigerator for many years now. I use it for opening everything.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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"Siri, are we there yet?"
"Siri/Alexa open the pod bay door"....

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Old 05-11-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Precisely. If you actually need those additional features, the added complexity is just the price you must pay to get them. But why should your grandmother have to pay it? She only needs a bare-bones thermostat. Why canít she get one?

Thatís feature-creep: the belief on the part of the designers that more features = better leads to the loss of the simpler models (even though there is still a time and place for that simplicity).

I asked my heat pump service people to put in the kind of thermostat that can be calibrated. All of them used to offer that. He told me they don't make them any more. So now I have to remember that it reads 2 degrees higher than the actual temperature.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Why does just about every TV, dvd, sound bar, whatever manufacturer make their remotes all black with small white lettering? I’m sitting in my recliner watching tv, and if I need to use a feature that is not frequently used, I hold it up to my face and all I can see is the bright tv screen behind it! I have to keep a small flashlight beside my chair.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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The elderly (and prospective elders) need to revolt against the short sighted youth and their change-for-change-sake meddling.
Oops.

Did I say that out loud?
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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i don't need no stinkin' friendly designs. I can make anything work. The user is far more important, than the utensil. If people can't make things work when they're older, they probably never could.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Sorry if someone already said it, but I canít get packages open. Is it that Iím weak, or are they just made out of stronger stuff?

I take a pill, once a month. It comes in a cardboard cover that I can barely rip open, then inside that is a card with a foil pack which takes scissors to penetrate. Why?
Things like medicine often come in more ďsecureĒ packaging, which is a complete nuisance to open.
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