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2012-04-21 07:29:19 PM  
Male, 27

1) I didn't even know email accounts were available to be bought

2) People in the 18-24 age bracket are mainly interested in the cheapest, fastest way to get drunk, and lite beer, which is both cheap and is virtually tasteless, fits the bill perfectly. I didn't have real beer until I was a year or so out of college, mainly because it's much more expensive.

3) Can get all my news online for free.

4) I have one and plan on getting a solid 150k out of it before considering getting a new one

5) I have one. I mainly use it for non-personal calls and as a backup for the cell

6)No interest in tobacco, just the occasional bong hit. Yay for decriminalization.

7) I have one for gaming. For everything else, I have a laptop.

8) Mainly I watch TV for sports. I pretty much watch the shows I want to watch online, with only a few exceptions.
 
2012-04-21 07:34:01 PM  
How is it you guys can say "you don't watch tv, only online"?

How is that not tv? Other than the display device?

Are you saying the type of display is withering? Or that you aren't paying for cable television perhaps? Is that what you mean to say?

Well, you're babbling.
 
2012-04-21 07:37:12 PM  

davidphogan: I'm surprised there's so much love for desktops. Most people I know just plug a second monitor into their laptop, if that.

At least, most under 40.


Under 40, prefer desktops.
I can build a desktop to the specs I want far cheaper than I could buy a laptop with the same specs. Granted I also do a fair amount of gaming. Simple laptops and desktops with basic functionality for home use are likely about the same price, so I imagine the portability of a laptop is why so many people use them.
 
2012-04-21 07:37:27 PM  
I'm a 23-year-old beer-swilling smoker who owns a car, a desktop computer, and a TV with cable, and uses e-mail frequently (though mainly for work). I guess I'm a statistical anomaly.

Sure as hell don't have a land-line though and rarely read a newspaper.
 
2012-04-21 07:38:16 PM  
30 years old:
1. Email - gmail, and im not about to pay for mail somewhere
2. Beer - i do NOT drink light beer. ive had a handful, tops, and never liked them. craft beer ftw.
3. Newspapers - local, state, and nationals are online. will not buy.
4. Cars - seriously, this is a necessity outside of urban areas
5. Landline - cell, please. i dont make many calls outside of work
6. Cigarettes - i dont smoke...cigarettes.
7. Desktop computers - IT guy/geek, so i DO have a desktop with 3 monitors, blah blah, run some games and VMs
8. Television - kinda need cable for live sports :-/
 
2012-04-21 07:43:16 PM  
exvaxman: Um, consume feces and expire. Laptops are not dependable as re-purposing a server for my primary development system. I had two laptops die in the last three years (HP)

HP laptops are shiatty.

IBM, Dell, Lenovo, all better choices.

That being said, I have a laptop and a desktop (both at work and at home), and they fill different roles.

At work, the laptop is used for presentations.

At work, the desktop is used for development (8 gigs of ram)

At home, the laptop is used when I'm sitting on my couch and need a large screen
(if I'm sitting on the couch and need a small screen, I use my tablet - a hacked nook)

At home, the desktop is also used for development, and video editing, etc (12 gigs of ram).

// laptops are just dumb terminals for me, they have their uses but they are not replacing my desktop hardware anytime soon.

// We are tech people though, so our needs are different from the lusers.
 
2012-04-21 07:43:53 PM  

Forgot_my_password_again: Nick Nostril: 5. Landline - Still have one. Haven't swallowed the $100+/mo cell phone Kool Aid.... yet.

$100? I pay $40 a month for all the calls, texts and data my fingers can handle.


Unfortunately, I have 4 people in my family with cell phones, and but one income. I would love to have an iPhone, but I wouldn't get even close to $40 a month use out of it.
 
2012-04-21 07:46:16 PM  
Cigarettes, Beer, or TV.... sounds like my impromptu roommate of 3 weeks one winter.
 
2012-04-21 07:47:32 PM  

Rich Cream: How is it you guys can say "you don't watch tv, only online"?

How is that not tv? Other than the display device?


I'm saying that I haven't watched live tv, a program as it airs, in two years. It's all netflix, hulu, iplayer, 4od... I don't pay for cable, I don't have rabbit ears, and the only thing I really miss is local weather coverage during storms.
 
2012-04-21 07:48:23 PM  

cptjeff: Repo Man: Laptops are disposable. They are difficult to work on, mostly impossible to upgrade, die more quickly because of heat issues.

My 6 year old thinkpad laughs at the puny laptops you associate with.


Good for you. I think IBMs are a step above most laptops. But, when the CPU fan starts making noise (or worse yet, becomes totally silent), and your machine slows to a crawl because the CPU is thermally throttling down, you either have to: take it all apart, to get to the CPU fan, and hope that you can get it working by cleaning it and lubricating its bearing (and if that doesn't work, replacement CPU fans are model specific, hard to find, and expensive) or throw your laptop away, and buy a new one. If the CPU fan on your desktop gets noisy, a new one is probably ten bucks, shipping included, from Newegg.
 
2012-04-21 07:50:56 PM  

Nmissi: Rich Cream: How is it you guys can say "you don't watch tv, only online"?

How is that not tv? Other than the display device?

I'm saying that I haven't watched live tv, a program as it airs, in two years. It's all netflix, hulu, iplayer, 4od... I don't pay for cable, I don't have rabbit ears, and the only thing I really miss is local weather coverage during storms.


Buy a TV card and an antenna. This is especially easy with a desktop.
 
2012-04-21 07:51:48 PM  

cptjeff: scumshine: I run and work out everyday, lots more than I can say for Gen Y, you fat farks.

Go fark yourself. Millennials are not unemployed or underemployed- which we are at historic rates- by choice. In fact, I seem to recall a global protest movement largely about the fact that there are no farking jobs for people who want to work recently...

Seriously, youth unemployment does not exist because the youth don't want to work. It exists because there is no work, and the institutions that made it fairly easy to get a professional job with the right path through school and whatnot, that previous generations benefited from, are broken beyond belief. And your generation broke them.


Are you retarded?
 
2012-04-21 07:52:10 PM  

fireclown: VictoryCabal: Who pays for email? True Patriots who love America more than you, that's who.

If they are serious about the anonomous part, it might be worth paying for.


If you really want to be anonymous you could also try not connecting to the internet at all.
 
2012-04-21 07:54:29 PM  

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: Calling "young people" the "Facebook generation" is just stupid. In the 90's did we call people the "AOL generation"?


as a university prof I can tell you that the moniker is highly appropriate in light of their behaviour. My students have fb open on their phones and laptops most of their waking moments.
 
2012-04-21 07:55:12 PM  

StopArrestingMe: 1. Email - Obama wishes email would go away. Chain emails are the best source of news and reveal all the stuff that he doesnt want you to know, like his secret amnesty plans, his connections to the Black Panther party and the pics of him dressed like a Zulu. But Email is not going anywhere, and I still pay $50 a month for mine, straightmanpatroitamericafreedom33[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]ezalbeht[* image 7x13]com. (1-32 were taken)

2. Beer - Real men drink beer. We're bald, we drive pickups, we take part in ironman competitions, we love guns, we hate gays, and we drink beers. But Obamas fat hore wife is trying to make us all stop drinking because it makes us "obese". Her culeless posturing is depriving us of all are favorite foods. Just because she hulked up and cant manage to loose weight she wants to take it out on all of us. Well go back to your arugala garden hulk, because I am going to drink all the time because I am a MAN.

3. Newspapers - Whats the point? All there going to say is how awesome Obama is. Stupid liberal medias hackeyed approach to reporting is a disgrace. The only thing they report on is how churches want Obamas children to be fatherless and his wife to be a black widow or whatever. How is this freedom of the press to use speech to say whatever they want about a religious institution NOT a violation of the 1st amendment?

4. Cars - Obamas ultimate vision is an America with no cars or just hybrids. That is why he raised the price of gasoline. Frankly the gas prices should be CAPPED in America because this price raising crap is against the free market. Stupid socialist Obama.

5. Landlines - We cant use them anymore because federal US agents are spying on all of are calls. Stupid Obama and his Patroit act.

6. Cigarettes - Obama took them all to smoke himself. WTF is this guys problem?

7. and 8. Desktop Computers and Television - I still have these for now, but I'm sure I won't after George Wonderman is found not guilty of killing Trayvon, thanks to Obama. His words managed to make all blacks think that this was Obamas son. In the insuing riots all the thugs will break into my house and steal my stuff and I cant manage to defend myself because Obama took my guns. It will be Race War I and much like World War I will lead to a holocaust, this time against WASPs, and Obama will lead it all as the Grand Master Black Knight of the Black Ku Klux Klan.i>

I'm sure I missed some

 
2012-04-21 07:56:40 PM  
26, urban Canadian perspective:

1. Email - yes, absolutely. And Twitter, and Skype, and Facebook, and... but mostly I text message.
2. Regular Beer - Craft brews are more popular, because people like local everything, or people drink mass-produced lagers of the Molson or Sleeman genres. WTF is lite beer?
3. Newspapers - Yes, on the internet... usually after the story is linked on Twitter or a blog I read. Paper newspapers are irritating, although the format does make skimming a lot of stories easy. I still like magazines but I haven't bought one in several months, unless you count magazines I consume as podcasts.
4. Cars - No, a car would really cramp my style and where the hell do you even park? I can rent a car if I need one.
5. Landlines - Even 7 years ago I knew my landline was a waste of money, I cancelled it and never looked back.
6. Cigarettes - I buy a pack a few times a year.
7. Desktop Computers - I have never owned one, but I've owned three laptops.
8. Television - I got rid of it after realizing I only used it for sports and BBC World, both of which I can get online.

add:
9. A house - oh, maybe I'll be able to afford one by the time I'm 40... or move to Winnipeg
 
2012-04-21 07:58:03 PM  

StopArrestingMe: 1. Email - Obama wishes email would go away. Chain emails are the best source of news and reveal all the stuff that he doesnt want you to know, like his secret amnesty plans, his connections to the Black Panther party and the pics of him dressed like a Zulu. But Email is not going anywhere, and I still pay $50 a month for mine, straightmanpatroitamericafreedom33[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]ezalbeht[* image 7x13]com. (1-32 were taken)

2. Beer - Real men drink beer. We're bald, we drive pickups, we take part in ironman competitions, we love guns, we hate gays, and we drink beers. But Obamas fat hore wife is trying to make us all stop drinking because it makes us "obese". Her culeless posturing is depriving us of all are favorite foods. Just because she hulked up and cant manage to loose weight she wants to take it out on all of us. Well go back to your arugala garden hulk, because I am going to drink all the time because I am a MAN.

3. Newspapers - Whats the point? All there going to say is how awesome Obama is. Stupid liberal medias hackeyed approach to reporting is a disgrace. The only thing they report on is how churches want Obamas children to be fatherless and his wife to be a black widow or whatever. How is this freedom of the press to use speech to say whatever they want about a religious institution NOT a violation of the 1st amendment?

4. Cars - Obamas ultimate vision is an America with no cars or just hybrids. That is why he raised the price of gasoline. Frankly the gas prices should be CAPPED in America because this price raising crap is against the free market. Stupid socialist Obama.

5. Landlines - We cant use them anymore because federal US agents are spying on all of are calls. Stupid Obama and his Patroit act.

6. Cigarettes - Obama took them all to smoke himself. WTF is this guys problem?

7. and 8. Desktop Computers and Television - I still have these for now, but I'm sure I won't after George Wonderman is found not guilty o ...


I'm really struggling with Poe's law on this one.
 
2012-04-21 07:59:01 PM  

davidphogan: I'm surprised there's so much love for desktops. Most people I know just plug a second monitor into their laptop, if that.

At least, most under 40.


There's a time and a place.

With any computer technology, the price/performance curve goes "price of entry", then the "happy middle", which then slowly curves up until it hits "Ye flipping Gods cliff" where doubling the price gives maybe an extra 10%.

The thing is that "Ye flipping gods" for the laptop is "high-end middle of the road" for the desktop. And "Ye flipping gods" for the desktop is "It literally can't be done" for laptops. You're not getting 10TB of drive space in a laptop. Desktop i5's are neck and neck with laptop i7's. The uber-high end laptop video cards were cut-down GTX 460's for a very long time.

So if you really need the power (and there are people who can), you can take the 3 grand you were gonna drop onto a really good gaming laptop (weight of 10.5 pounds and a battery life of 78 minutes), pop 2 grand into getting a pretty nasty desktop machine, and go out and spend a grand getting a semi-high end i5/i7 14-15" laptop that is actually portable (weight 6 pounds, battery life 4-5 hours).

/Owns a meh laptop and a "Base of Ye flipping Gods" desktop.
//Of course, then you have to ship your uber-desktop across the country because your laptop is a)meh and b)falling apart.
///Seriously, any tips on that shipping a 40-50 pound desktop bit?
 
2012-04-21 08:01:28 PM  
Just turned 26

1. Email - I'll tell my bosses and work and my clients that it's irrelevant
2. Beer - I don't know a single person my age who doesn't drink beer (maybe a girl or someone), light or heavy
3. Newspapers - I don't typically buy one, but I'll read a local paper if I'm on the bus. My GF constantly buys the Sunday tribune
4. Cars - Sold mine when I moved to the city and didn't use it for 4 months; I'll probably get one when I've paid off student loans as it doesn't make sense now
5. Landline - Haven't had or regularly used one not related to work since before I went to college
6. Cigarettes - Never smoked
7. Desktop computers - Have a desktop in the corner set up as a file server and general guinea pig for work stuff
8. Television - bought one a month ago, 40" Toshiba for cheap (open box ftw!). I do use my laptop to pipe HD video via huluplus or netflix (and other sources) to it. I have an old one for playing video games too
 
2012-04-21 08:02:20 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: CanadaHauntsMe: bingethinker: 9. watches...does anyone own a watch anymore.

I don't wear one at work, because every computer has a clock on it, and the watch interferes with mousing. I do wear one on the weekends, because it's easier to just glance at my wrist than to make a show of pulling out my cell phone to check the time.

You're supposed to wear wristwatches on the wrist of your non-dominant hand.

It's not a rule or anything. I wear my watches on my right wrist and I'm right-handed. It's actually better for me since the crown doesn't dig into my wrist on my bigger watches. Except for the farking U-Boat, that crown guard destroys my wrist (I don't know why I ever bought it).

/amateur horologist


Citizen coming out with anything with a tachymeter recently or in the near future? I have my Blue Angel's version which I really like but, well, I dunno... They're a bit of an addiction and I don't really keep up with the hobby - I'm just a guy who enjoys a really nice piece on his wrist - the functionality is good otherwise I'd be stuck just wearing a bracelet and that would be gay. Hmm... Or New Jersey Italian. Maybe I need a restored IROC.
 
2012-04-21 08:04:48 PM  

meyerkev: davidphogan: I'm surprised there's so much love for desktops. Most people I know just plug a second monitor into their laptop, if that.

At least, most under 40.

There's a time and a place.

With any computer technology, the price/performance curve goes "price of entry", then the "happy middle", which then slowly curves up until it hits "Ye flipping Gods cliff" where doubling the price gives maybe an extra 10%.

The thing is that "Ye flipping gods" for the laptop is "high-end middle of the road" for the desktop. And "Ye flipping gods" for the desktop is "It literally can't be done" for laptops. You're not getting 10TB of drive space in a laptop. Desktop i5's are neck and neck with laptop i7's. The uber-high end laptop video cards were cut-down GTX 460's for a very long time.

So if you really need the power (and there are people who can), you can take the 3 grand you were gonna drop onto a really good gaming laptop (weight of 10.5 pounds and a battery life of 78 minutes), pop 2 grand into getting a pretty nasty desktop machine, and go out and spend a grand getting a semi-high end i5/i7 14-15" laptop that is actually portable (weight 6 pounds, battery life 4-5 hours).

/Owns a meh laptop and a "Base of Ye flipping Gods" desktop.
//Of course, then you have to ship your uber-desktop across the country because your laptop is a)meh and b)falling apart.
///Seriously, any tips on that shipping a 40-50 pound desktop bit?


Put it in a box and use a common carrier like USPS, UPS, or FedEx. I hear that is how most heavy packages get shipped.
 
2012-04-21 08:05:21 PM  
28 here, Millennial but relatively old school. Watch out, my laid-back attitude and sense of entitlement are gonna GETCHA! BOOGIDY BOOGIDY BOO!

1) Has its uses, but is most often free. I actually like it because it's not a phone and you're not on the spot. I can sit down and think about everything I want to say and the exact phrasing I want to use and edit as I go before I hit send. And I'm not limited to 140 characters. It's also a good means of file transfer - just e-mail something to yourself.

2) College kids like light beer for speed drinking, drinking games, etc. Easier to get down. As I aged I switched over to craft beers and microbreweries.

3) Yup, format changing. Everything is online now and free. Plus I always found their size a pain to deal with.

4) Just bought a Jeep Wrangler 2 years ago. I really don't see how people are going to be able to get by without one. In NYC, maybe you don't need one, but if you're stuck with your parents in suburban hell or in a cheap area outside of the city yes you do. Not everywhere has solid public transit. Look at Detroit. I suspect these will make a comeback as the Millennials finally get solid jobs and want to move outward. (Not to mention when they hit 35 and realize they never got a chance to enjoy their freedom in their youth and they have a midlife crisis you can see from space. Buy stock in BMW and Just For Men. It ain't gonna be pretty.)

5) Don't have one, don't want one. Telemarketers can't touch me.

6) Never have, never will. The health effects have become obvious. Lost a grandma to lung cancer.

7) Have a laptop for around the house and an iPad for travel. Really don't need one as I don't game as much as I used to. Will still have a market for the power users/gamers, though.

8) Own a cheap 32 inch flatscreen, no cable, will probably pick up a Roku when I get around to it. Only things I really watch are sports and Top Gear. Former I just head to a sports bar or something, latter I can find on YouTube. The unit itself isn't going anywhere, especially with how cheap they're becoming and the fact that they're needed for game systems, Roku, etc. Programming services for them, however, are going to change.
 
2012-04-21 08:05:24 PM  
old

1. Email - provided at work
2. Beer - never, too fat
3. Newspapers - never
4. Car - yep
5. Landline - required to prove residence in my kid's school district
6. Cigarettes - never
7. Desktop computers - provided at work, laptop at home
8. Television - netflix and dvds
 
2012-04-21 08:07:13 PM  
bobette: "4. Cars - No, a car would really cramp my style and where the hell do you even park? I can rent a car if I need one."

I would think not being able to get anywhere would cramp your style much more than a car. To answer the question, uuuhhh......either in your garage or in your driveway? Even apartments have parking lots.
 
2012-04-21 08:10:31 PM  
The TV one is interesting. People who don't own a TV still watch TV, they just do it on something else. However, since adverstisers don't count those viewers, there is going to be a tipping point where the number of people who can be counted by Nielson will be too small to support the business model. Then it will get interesting. Will advertisers start counting online viewers? Going from "assumed" viewers ( one Nielson family equals 6,000 people or whatever) to REAL numbers (your show was downloaded exactly 1,324,538 times) may be a bit of a shock for advertisers.
 
2012-04-21 08:11:44 PM  

Ima4nic8or: bobette: "4. Cars - No, a car would really cramp my style and where the hell do you even park? I can rent a car if I need one."

I would think not being able to get anywhere would cramp your style much more than a car. To answer the question, uuuhhh......either in your garage or in your driveway? Even apartments have parking lots.


Parking lots (hell even spaces) are a precious commodity in most large urban areas. Apartment buildings might have limited parking spaces available for a goodly chunk of money, but most houses around me don't even have driveways or garages. It's street parking or a parking garage.
 
2012-04-21 08:12:54 PM  

PerilousApricot: rogue49: 1. Email - Use free accounts, for various reasons. (5; personal, work, business, anonymous, junk)
2. Regular Beer - Certainly don't buy the cheap beers, and lite is just not decent. Give me a good micro ale.
3. Newspapers - Only to get the Sunday for coupons, news is from the net.
4. Cars - A necessity. Have two.
5. Landlines -Need one, just in case. Especially for security clearances.
6. Cigarettes - I'm allergic, never used them.
7. Desktop Computers - Desktop is my primary, laptops are my secondary and work.
8. Television - Love it, got FiOS, got DVR, got all the channels, including premium


Who the hell does these surveys???
Urban bohemians?

People that talk about getting security clearances on the Internet are interesting..


Yep.
Accept I don't have one at the moment, nor do I want to again.
But the landline is there, it's convenient if necessary and it doesn't cost me extra.
It's now kind of like my junk email...vendor's get this #, not my personal mobile. (so I won't be bothered)
 
2012-04-21 08:13:43 PM  

X15: I've seen so many complete cluster farks due to not being unable to understand WTF the person on the other end of a shiatty cell to cell connection just said.


Who makes phone calls?!
 
2012-04-21 08:20:48 PM  
Repo Man: Good for you. I think IBMs are a step above most laptops. But, when the CPU fan starts making noise (or worse yet, becomes totally silent), and your machine slows to a crawl because the CPU is thermally throttling down, you either have to: take it all apart, to get to the CPU fan, and hope that you can get it working by cleaning it and lubricating its bearing (and if that doesn't work, replacement CPU fans are model specific, hard to find, and expensive) or throw your laptop away, and buy a new one. If the CPU fan on your desktop gets noisy, a new one is probably ten bucks, shipping included, from Newegg.

Yeah, pulling it apart is a pain, but I've done that twice in the past five years (end of last year and start of this year), once for the fan, once for the touchpad. (I should have just done them both at the same time instead of waiting later to do the fan).

Anyway, parts-people.com will probably have what you need for an ok price (lower than what the part cost originally through Dell when the laptop was new, lower than buying an entirely new laptop).

You can find some parts even lower on amazon. (parts people priced the fan for my laptop @ $35, I was able to find an after market one on amazon for $6 (with free amazon prime shipping))

Basically, laptops today get dismantled and all of the working parts get binned out and sold. The days of electronics just going into a trash heap is becoming a thing of the past. And for popular laptops, a lot of people will make 3rd party after market parts because there is a demand for them.

I think it's because, once you have a core 2 duo or higher, there's not much more horsepower that you need laptop wise. So people tend to keep their laptops longer because it's cheaper to keep that sucker running until something serious brakes (like the mobo) than to toss it out.

(and if it doesn't break, they sell it or pass it to a friend or family member).
 
2012-04-21 08:21:49 PM  

rogue49: PerilousApricot:
People that talk about getting security clearances on the Internet are interesting..

Yep.
Accept I don't have one at the moment, nor do I want to again.
But the landline is there, it's convenient if necessary and it doesn't cost me extra.
It's now kind of like my junk email...vendor's get this #, not my personal mobile. (so I won't be bothered)


Just so we're clear...

You're posting on a public website, where you have associated with your username a vanity domain that's registered to you (or at least a close alias) with your name, address and phone number you can be reached. In this post, you talk about how you have (or used to have security clearance). Did *nobody* talk to you about the sort of responsibility you were taking on?
 
2012-04-21 08:25:51 PM  
Another interesting thing that I've noticed is that my Core 2 Duo laptop running Ubuntu seems to be faster for general use than the Core i7 HP laptop running windows 7 that I have at work.

Both have 4GB of ram and are running SSDs

But I think the work machine is just bogged down with whole disk encryption, virus scanning and all sorts of other stuff that you would expect to find on a piece of corporate hardware.

Whereas my ubuntu laptop is running fairly slim and trim (dumb terminal and all).
 
2012-04-21 08:25:54 PM  
43 years old:
1. Email - gmail. People pay for mail?
2. Beer - Light beer if it's a party & I'm going to be drinking a LOT, otherwise it's craft beer and whatever I brew at home. (enjoying a 90 Minute IPA right now...)
3. Newspapers - haven't bought a newspaper in over 10 years. Read everything online for free.
4. Cars - had one since I was 16. I live in Texas, so you kind of have to own one.
5. Landline - haven't had one in over 10 years. Cell only.
6. Cigarettes - Did it for a little while when I was younger - came from a chain smoking family. Gave it up when I realized I was spending too much money on beer & cigarettes, and decided one of them had to go. Still enjoy the occasional cigar, though.
7. Desktop computers - Have a desktop to manage wireless network around the house, and with 1TB hard drive to store media to stream out to the extenders. Otherwise, I use the laptop or iPad. Wife lives on her Kindle Fire.
8. Television - Bit of a movie geek, so I have a full theater setup. All the TV's also stream Netflix, HULU, etc. as well. I think they would have been more correct had they said Cable instead of TVs.
 
2012-04-21 08:28:37 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: beermines


Awesome. I don't care if it is originally yours or not; you are now favorited with the comment "beerminer".
 
2012-04-21 08:29:41 PM  

lordargent: exvaxman: Um, consume feces and expire. Laptops are not dependable as re-purposing a server for my primary development system. I had two laptops die in the last three years (HP)

HP laptops are shiatty.
....


Yes, if you buy their cheapo consumer line. The business-class units are fine. As with most notebooks.
 
2012-04-21 08:45:20 PM  
A hot cocoa sampler box is nowhere to be found.
 
2012-04-21 08:46:27 PM  
ghare : Yes, if you buy their cheapo consumer line. The business-class units are fine.

My work laptop is an HP from their business line, and it's shiatty compared to my Inspiron.

At work, we use HP, Dell and Lenovo/IBM laptops, and it's the HPs that are always having issues.

/this is anecdotal evidence, based on my experience with my own laptop, as well as the HP laptops of two dozen co-workers.
 
2012-04-21 08:48:56 PM  
Landlines are still a good option if you already have the wire running to your home. With a cordless you get the same freedom to walk about and it costs next to nothing. Something people who are fully cellular don't seem to do is compare pricing for calls. I worked out on my last bill I was paying about 2 cents a minute for local calling from my land line. Whether that's a good deal depends on what you can get your cell rate at, but don't equate US pricing with what the rest of the world pays. And yeah I have a cell on pay-as-you-go, but it's almost only for texting because voice calls are so outrageously expensive.
 
2012-04-21 08:51:01 PM  

december: WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: Calling "young people" the "Facebook generation" is just stupid. In the 90's did we call people the "AOL generation"?

as a university prof I can tell you that the moniker is highly appropriate in light of their behaviour. My students have fb open on their phones and laptops most of their waking moments.


This practice of naming generations every 7 years is getting obnoxious.
 
2012-04-21 08:55:09 PM  

lordargent: ghare : Yes, if you buy their cheapo consumer line. The business-class units are fine.

My work laptop is an HP from their business line, and it's shiatty compared to my Inspiron.

At work, we use HP, Dell and Lenovo/IBM laptops, and it's the HPs that are always having issues.

/this is anecdotal evidence, based on my experience with my own laptop, as well as the HP laptops of two dozen co-workers.


In my experience, IBM/Lenovos have been much better than either Dells or HPs for their business lines. I've had enough issues with all brands of consumer grade laptops I avoid them like the plague now. I typically just buy a enterprise grade laptop off-lease. I picked up a T61 thinkpad for $200 last year and love it. I don't really do anything prohibitively CPU/Disk/RAM intensive, so buying a high spec new laptop really doesn't do much for me.
 
2012-04-21 08:59:42 PM  

redmid17: lordargent: ghare : Yes, if you buy their cheapo consumer line. The business-class units are fine.

My work laptop is an HP from their business line, and it's shiatty compared to my Inspiron.

At work, we use HP, Dell and Lenovo/IBM laptops, and it's the HPs that are always having issues.

/this is anecdotal evidence, based on my experience with my own laptop, as well as the HP laptops of two dozen co-workers.

In my experience, IBM/Lenovos have been much better than either Dells or HPs for their business lines. I've had enough issues with all brands of consumer grade laptops I avoid them like the plague now. I typically just buy a enterprise grade laptop off-lease. I picked up a T61 thinkpad for $200 last year and love it. I don't really do anything prohibitively CPU/Disk/RAM intensive, so buying a high spec new laptop really doesn't do much for me.


THIS, THIS, THIS.

Reply typed on a 2yo Thinkpad W510 which I bought a few months back. I still have a working T60p assmbled from the parts of two scrapped ones, but it's getting shabby :)
 
2012-04-21 09:08:54 PM  
living in Sweden no-one between 18-24 bothers - they download everything or watch sports / tv through streaming sites.
 
2012-04-21 09:11:15 PM  

halfof33: 2. Beer. Ten years ago a man would be looked don on for drinking light. Now with craft beer, a man drinking light beer should be beaten.


He probably is beaten.... off, by the other light-beer-drinking-sissie-boys!
 
2012-04-21 09:13:51 PM  

brantgoose: 5. Landlines - Yes. The Great Blackout reminded me why I can't quit Bell until I'm sure a cellphone will work in a power outage. I don't have a cellphone but I love Google Phone because it's free and works just as well as a landline.


I can't "THIS" enough.

Plus, cell phones fail MISERABLY any time there's a crisis. Fark that.
 
2012-04-21 09:16:05 PM  
So it seems like everyone agrees.

Why pay for e-mail when gmail exists?

Budweiser is not real anyway, but people love craft beer

News comes from the same sources but delivered differently

Why have a car in the city? Why trust public transportation anywhere else?

The only people clinging to a landline are my parents. And they work for AT&T.

Smoking needs to go. That includes me quitting.

Desktops aren't necessary for most of what typical user does. I still like to build me own though so I've never had a laptop.

TVs will live on. How content reaches the box is changing.
 
2012-04-21 09:16:20 PM  
I'm 38. Can we name my Generation the "Pocket Fisherman Generation"? Because it was a well known product available in my youth.
 
2012-04-21 09:25:28 PM  
So if you're 28 today, you were probably still living with your parents and doing pot in the parking lot after school during the great blackout of 2003.

So gather round, kids, and let old Towatchoverme tell you a tale of the beforetimes:

Even if the airwaves hadn't INSTANTLY jammed when the lights went out (they did) you'd have been out of juice by day #2. Power was out at my place for 3.5 days. Land line kept me connected to my family, work and (at the time) the web through dial-up.

So, yeah, i may have ever kind of electronic device known to man in my house (and a few known to woman, IYKWIMAITYD) but i'm not giving up my landline.

Or my telegraph.

Never know when those Independence Day aliens might return.
 
2012-04-21 09:27:00 PM  

Mugato: This practice of naming generations every 7 years is getting obnoxious.


Seriously, just call this the digital and internet age and think of ONE nickname for those of us born (I think Millenial is this range) between 1980-1995.
 
2012-04-21 09:36:16 PM  
towatchoverme: So if you're 28 today, you were probably still living with your parents and doing pot in the parking lot after school during the great blackout of 2003.

I'm 35 and I don't remember it because I live on the opposite side of the country.

OTOH, I remember the great blackout of 2011.
 
2012-04-21 09:41:01 PM  
Stupid article is stupid.

1) Yes kids don't use e-mail as much. So farking what? Once said kids go out and get a job they'll either L2useemail or they'll go looking for a new job. This idea that retards have that "Oh the kids will just demand their employers use Facebook to contact them!" is moronic. No, they'll learn to use the systems everyone else uses.

4) This is just because university is going from something only the smart kids do to something everyone does and you can get buy pretty easy without a car. The age may go up some, the want to get a car won't change.

5) This isn't a "facebook generation" thing, this is an "everyone" thing. People are dumping their landlines left and right, realizing that a cellphone is all they need.

8) I guess if you want to be pedantic TV is dying... However it is being replaced with streaming which is the same shiat. Ya traditional cable TV is likely to change to/be replaced with a streaming on-demand service. It's still TV, even when it is on the Internet. Kids of all ages still love to watch TV. It may be streaming off of Netflix instead of coming from cable, it is still TV.
 
2012-04-21 09:43:04 PM  
46 year old fogey:

1. Email - Still use it, actually still purchase Yahoo Plus Email, since 2002
2. Regular Beer - Bourbon
3. Newspapers - Rarely buy one anymore. Get news online or local news broadcasts.
4. Cars - Still driving my 1998 Ford Ranger.
5. Landlines - Only phone I have. Never owned a cellphone. Don't need one.
6. Cigarettes - Never smoked, even though both parents smoked while I was growing up, and the ex-wife also smoked.
7. Desktop Computers - Need something with some power. Do photo editing, video editing, and transferring my LPs and cassettes to digital.
8. Television - Don't have cable, and still watch several hours a week on the local OTA stations.
 
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