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Started by AppleCatcher on Aug 12, 2021 12:25:55 PM
Bleepy appliances

They never stop. The diswasher goes BEEP BEEP BEEEP (silence) BEEEEEP. The fridge complains loudly if you spend more than 1/2 a second trying to find something inside.

The washing machine. The bloody washing machine sings twelve fucking bars of the Schubert's schöne Müllerin when it's done. And the coffee machine! Passive aggressive little twat.

Talk about your appliance woes here.

bossab2 - 12 Aug 2021 22:24:58 (#61 of 112)

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/book/the-glossary-of-human-computer-interaction/featuritis-or-creeping-featurism

My washing machine has 5 million controls.

I figured out one which works for my clothing and I just use that.

hailesaladdie - 12 Aug 2021 22:32:08 (#62 of 112)

I once stayed in a hotel in Kanazawa that had kettle that played a bleepy version of Minuet in C when it boiled.

Made me want to sit my grade 1 piano again with a cup of sencha, it did.

AppleCatcher - 13 Aug 2021 07:02:11 (#63 of 112)

There's probably a Hiroshige print of that scene.

TheExcession - 13 Aug 2021 09:10:25 (#64 of 112)

Rather reminds me of the courtesy car I was loaned earlier in the year. It was like trying to learn how to work the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. I had to dig the manual out of the glove compartment just to work out how to turn the heating down.

bossab2 - 13 Aug 2021 09:12:26 (#65 of 112)

I'm pleased to see The Starship Enterprise being given as the go to reference for complexity.

My younger colleagues didnt get it.

bossab2 - 13 Aug 2021 09:13:56 (#66 of 112)

Although I'd go with the Space shuttle nowadays:

https://blog.kuula.co/assets/space-shuttle/header.jpg

Ginmonkey - 13 Aug 2021 09:14:53 (#67 of 112)

#64 that reminds me of when I got a hire care with a botton rather than a handbrake. It threw me in to a lot of confusion.

fogsake - 13 Aug 2021 09:24:10 (#68 of 112)

Classic Star Trek tech was designed to for bad actors to stare at and talk crap about while it modulated and flashed.

Now it's science fact it isn't all that.

AppleCatcher - 13 Aug 2021 08:35:30 (#69 of 112)

Whenever I get a Japanese rental car I despair. So many buttons. In different formats, in different places.

The first time I had a Prius, it took me two days to work out how to change the radio station.

carterbrandon - 13 Aug 2021 12:54:21 (#70 of 112)

#57: My 'not understanding my own car' story:

https://justthetalk.com/thehaven/35184/thread_to_p
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Verdigris - 13 Aug 2021 11:59:23 (#71 of 112)

Ha! I remember being bamboozled by one of those gear sticks. I'm trying to think which car it was on. I can only conclude it was the Vauxhall Vectra I got lumbered with as a company car.

Vauxhall: Making shit cars for as long as anybody can remember.

bossab2 - 13 Aug 2021 13:03:14 (#72 of 112)

Fords used to not have an internal bonnet release.

They had a little keyhole hidden behind the badge on the grill.

TheExcession - 13 Aug 2021 13:40:20 (#73 of 112)

I had a 1996 Corsa that was practically bomb proof and needed very little upkeep. The later models appear to be made out of egg boxes and tinfoil, and have Fiat engines that fall to pieces. At least judging by the one I had. I think so many things went wrong with it and needed replacing that by the time I finally got rid of it last year I'd actually bought the car all over again, piece by piece.

Lento_ - 13 Aug 2021 14:04:49 (#74 of 112)

I use the timer on my smart speaker quite a lot to remind me when my tea is ready to have the bag taken out. Unfortunately this has now lead to me having a Pavlovian response to it. Whenever it beeps because someone in my family has set an alarm on it I get the urge to have a cuppa.

Macpaddy - 13 Aug 2021 16:54:41 (#75 of 112)

#73. I have never met anyone was was satisfied having bought a Corsa. Vauxhall's are, by and large, shit.

Verdigris - 13 Aug 2021 15:56:05 (#76 of 112)

Bits, literally, come off in your hand, IME.

wickeltisch - 13 Aug 2021 16:59:40 (#77 of 112)

Vauxhall's are, by and large, shit

<sad eyes of Adam Opel>



Macp is right though.

mingmong - 13 Aug 2021 17:03:57 (#78 of 112)

Welcome back APPLES

bleepiness is one the reasons I've been avoiding WhatsApp, which everyone keeps telling me "is amazing! you can send messages! upload content!! have group discussions!1!!" (as if you can't do that on just about anything else from email onwards)

What they don't mention it that bleeps at you everytime someone uploads an emojee, types some inane hashtag or belches out whatever other pearls of wisdom. Imagine if FB or Twitter did that, your phone would be on continuous bleep

Verdigris - 13 Aug 2021 16:40:33 (#79 of 112)

<clutches pearls and thanks the deities for JtT>

limegreen - 13 Aug 2021 17:55:21 (#80 of 112)

You can mute individual chats and just go in and look at them when you want to

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