fritzi
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Worst Invention In History!?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:26 pm

What is the worst invention in you opinion?

I say Mobile Phone Calling Cards. They piss me off the whole time. If you call someone and they tell you that they will call back, and then they never call back. Then later when you call them again, they tell you they couldn't call you because they didnt have any money on their handy!!!!

Same thing with SMSs. It pisses me off every time somebody doesn't answer because they didn't have any money on the card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed
 
seb146
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:49 pm

The infomercial. They started off as entertaining. Now, I want to kill the masses chanting 'set it and forget it' and spouting off about how they made millions of dollars from their tiny, rat-infested studio apartment. Working late sucks. Nothing on but news and infomercials.

The answering machine/voice mail. I get all these people calling me but they never leave a messege. I am not the Yellow Pages. I don't know everyone's number!

GO CANUCKS!!
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Kay
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:12 pm

microsoft windows

filler
 
Alessandro
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:06 pm

Landmines followed by sea mines...
From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
CPH-R
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:22 pm

Nuclear weapons - sure, the first two weapons served their purpose. After that, it just became an insane race to see who would be able to destroy the world faster than the other country.
 
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:35 am

Anything made by Ronco is bound to be useless.
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Greg
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:49 am

The French.
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Greg
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:50 am

That was just a joke, btw.
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prebennorholm
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:23 am

Red traffic lights.

Those primitive TV sets which are unable to automatically mute and black-out commercials.

The Greek alphabet

The Swiss-German language - especially as spoken in Ober Wallis.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:01 am

The Hummer H2

DLKAPA
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prebennorholm
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:59 am

Non-virus resistant computer operating systems

E-mail spam

Swedish Pripps Beer
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
ybacpa
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RE: Worst Invention In History!?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:24 am

  • Low flow toilets
  • Blackout dates
  • AT&T wireless
  • Coach class
  • Lawyers
  • Taxation, with or without representation
  • SkyTeam: The alliance for third rate airlines finally getting their act together!
     
    leviticus
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:52 am


    Socialism / Communism
     
    fritzi
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:50 pm

    Preben,

    I full hartedly agree with you about the Pripps beer.

    Ive never managed to find out what the difference between Pripps and water is...

    Tuborg, YUMMM
     
    j.mo
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:02 am

    Lawyers, Infomercials and the
    Pasta Pro. http://www.tv-products.net/products.asp?id=2864
    How lazy can you be?

    Jeremy

     
    KLM777
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:12 am

    Television = The first step in the creation of isolated mankind.

    Playstations/X-box etc. = The second step, especially for kids (I foresee a social disaster for the next generation).

    Silicon boobs = Better small and real, than those ugly balloons.

    French cars = doesn't need any explanation.



    BTW: Great topic!

    Every landing is a controlled crash
     
    fly727
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:18 am

    Bad threads. (Not really inventions though, more like creations)

    Seriously... Anything used to kill people.

    RM  Smile
    There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
     
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    Jetsgo
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:51 pm

    The French

    The Nazis

    Infomercials

    Spam/Adware/spyware

    Taxes

    Golf

    Airbus  Big thumbs up

    American Auto Companies

    American Idol and all other reality shows

    The Ronco Fag


    Seriously, I could go on forever but those are a few of the most worthless


    Chris

    PS: I use AT&T Wireless, what's wrong with them?
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    JOSEMEX
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:08 pm


    Vanilla Coke.

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    AWspicious
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:22 pm

    Those pesky bra hooks that fastened at the back! Thank goodness someone (possibly a frustrated male) invented a new type that fastens at the front.
    Nevermind political correctness - Envision using your turn signals!
     
    jutes85
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:36 pm

    SUV's

    WMD

    Cell Phones

    nothing
     
    QIguy24
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:07 pm

    Preben and Fritzi,

    I full hartedly agree with you about the Pripps beer.

    Ive never managed to find out what the difference between Pripps and water is... Budweiser!!

    Tuborg, YUMMM

    Tuborg is the Best!!!!!




     
    SSTjumbo
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:30 am

    Silicon implants, saw about the first definately identifiable ones in real life a couple of weeks ago, damn were they ugly


    ZIP drives, invented at the worst time


    Watch alarm clocks, in most cases


    Modern Stupid Useless Vehicles, not to be confused with Sport Utility Vehicles of the past that actually did work
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    phxairfan
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:50 am

    Terrorism, and Homicide Bombing.
     
    dazultra
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:56 am

    for those computer scientists amongst us,

    the Z specification language
     
    kilavoud
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:04 am

    racism, prejudice, discrimitation

    All three are always going against and are never constructive.

    Hi! Kilavoud.

     
    L.1011
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:20 am

    The Osmonds

    Airbus (mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

    Infomercials

    Pepsi

    Democrats

    John Kerry

    Communism

    Socialism

    Naziism

    Fascism

    Any and all things French

    AA61Hvy (jk man)
     
    jutes85
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:24 am

    Any and all things French

    Add anything and all things American.
    nothing
     
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    Jetsgo
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:58 am

    Add anything and all things American

    I will as long as you add any and all things Canadian  Big thumbs up


    Chris
    Marine Corps Aviation, The Last To Let You Down!
     
    L.1011
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:52 am

    May I add any and all things French Canadian?
     
    sccutler
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:14 pm

    The "McRib Sandwich."

    (Shudder!)
    ...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
     
    Usairwys757
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:16 pm

    Add anything and all things American.
     Insane, well I would be offended by that, but since I see that your from Canada, who the hell cares?  Laugh out loud  Big grin
    Inactive.....
     
    An-225
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:05 pm

    I vote for internet jive. U instead of you, b4 instead of before. By the way, most of you are atrocious spellers.

    Alex.
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:09 pm

    The Republican Party.  Wink/being sarcastic
     
    cancidas
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:16 pm

    tonight i am going to say airstarters. that thing is too damn loud! ask me tommorow for another item.  Smile
    "...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
     
    FlyingColours
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Sat Mar 13, 2004 4:44 am

    Don't Knock Canada - They are the only contry to have ever burnt down the White House, and they did it 8 Times!!! - Besides I'll be living there in about 20 years.

    On to the topic at hand though,

    * French ATC
    * Segway Scooter Thingies
    * 'Smart' Cars (Yeah Right those things are terrible)
    * Tony Blair (Prat thinks he can close Manchester Town Centre Wait till I pass through tomorrow)
    * Lawyers
    * Bloody Compensation adverts
    * ITV - Used to be good till Thacter killed it off

    Oh yeah and those BBC dancers, god I hate them.

    Phil
    FlyingColours
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    lehpron
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:08 am

    No invented technology can be to blame for anything; it is inherently impossible for a non-A.I. machine to be at fault -- the responsibility falls on the people in charge at the time. Whether operator, designer/constructor, manager.

    I think most people will claim "nuclear-anything" should not have been invented, while I believe a majority of those folks will have concerns that may have nothing to do with the topic they protest, per se.

    I wish regulations on electronic junk mail were imposed even when the first few emails were sent as an obvious following that advertisment would catch on to.

    On the other hand, it gives me something to do everytime I check my email thesedays...
    The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
     
    CPH-R
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:38 am

    Anything related to ICE (In Cabin Entertainment) - when on earth do you need to play a PS2 while driving?

    Fake commercial competitions (hello Arla & Carlsberg - 'Dark' my rear end) - and beer made from wheat  Wow!
     
    JetService
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:14 am

    Heroine

    Crack

    Meth

    Flowbee

    "Shaddap you!"
     
    chrisdigo
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:55 am

  • Greg

  • JetsGo

  • L.1011

  • Nazis
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    nworlnsbearcub
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:51 pm

    Wal Mart
    Britney Spears - 'singer' ?
    White Chocolate - Not chocolate!
    Sweet N Low
    Particle Board
    VHS
    Nonfat Milk - just drink water, damn it!
    New Orleans Public School Board - No explanation necessary.
    Charmin Tissue
    Bellsouth Internet Service
    British group 'Steps' - *shudder*
    Linoleum (sp)
    polyester!


    Long after the thrill of low price, lingers the bad taste of low quality..
     
    trijetfan1
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:11 am

    Airbus.....................
    Earned PPL June 26, 2007
     
    BMAbound
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:33 am

    Reality shows are hell brought to you through your TV. I guess most Swedes agree when I say that these shows are shown on prime time on every damn channel in this country!

    Also, Root Beer sucks big time! Big grin

    johan
    Altitude is Insurance - Get Insured
     
    aviationfreak
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:22 am

    The A vs B discussion. Definitely.

    Any kind of weapon.

    Nationalists.
    I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
     
    Mir
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    RE: Worst Invention In History!?

    Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:20 pm

    1. Commercially marketed Hummers

    2. Weapons (any/all)

    3. The Bush Administration

    4. The oil industry (3 and 4 kind of go hand in hand)

    5. School starting at 8 in the morning

    6. Alarm clocks

    7. Ryanair's pay toilets

    8. Standard time

    9. Chocolate

    10. Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, etc. (not entirely sure what to call this genre, other than "god-awful")

    11. Almost all American classical music/art

    12. Grades in schools

    Cheers,

    Mir



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