What do you hate the most about modern technology?

For me, it's constant data collection. This is really more of a user issue than the technology itself (because normies allowed it to happen) but I'm so tired of telemetry and data collection being part of damn near every program or website. I remember a time when I thought computers were the coolest thing on the planet, and now I wish I was born and died in a pre-internet age. If you take the proper schizo steps, you can minimize tracking, but you can never truly be sure you're safe unless you go off the grid altogether. That shred of doubt nags at me whenever I use a computer for almost any purpose. It's gonna take decades for the laws to catch up, if they ever do, but by now the damage to privacy as a concept has already been done. I live with that, but I don't like it.
What pisses you off, anons?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It allows """people""" like (You) to post here.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shit dude it sure does.

      Ads and proprietary tech

      Ads are AIDS

      Ads are a big one. I used to not mind seeing them as much back in the day when I was a teenager who didn't know about Adblock. They were still obnoxious, but it was a lot easier mentally speaking to ignore an ad for something random rather than something you know you were targeted to see because you mentioned Wal-Mart or someplace in earshot of a smartphone. The sheer quantity of ads you see without a blocker in place has jumped up too, it's fricking absurd.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. I agree. Ads were like a novelty back in the day. Not as invasive. Video ads are the worst. Fricking israelitetube skullfricks you with 3-4 ads in a row. Thank god for Ublock Origin. Now if only there was a solution to YouTube ads on a smart tv. I’d pay to have it gone permanently without getting forced to pay YouTube

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          would a filtered DNS like a pi hole not work for smart tv ads? or are they programmed to still make you wait to watch a video even if it cant serve you the ad itself
          everything being "smart" nowadays is anothing thing i hate about modern tech, aplel watches arent very smart if you need to take them off and charge them every evening. my digital watch does what I need it to and the battery lasts upto a decade

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I watch everything on my smart tv and Twitch has become unusable. Every six minutes there is a block of eight or so 30 second ads. None of them skippsble. I don't know if it's some kind of pain extortion because I keep declining the "allow tracking" pop up when I log in.

          Luckily the new policy lets streamers stream to multiple channels so I watch the stream on YouTube and have twitch on my desktop nearby if I want to type something in chat.

          But still 8 commercials every six minutes seems like something is broken.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >pain extortion
            it's a humiliation rutual

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ritual*

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll tell you this much - normalgays have trained their brains to mentally filter out ads and the advertisers see this display of basic pattern recognition as a huge issue in their money making efforts.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ads and proprietary tech

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>what do you hate about technology
      >ads and proprietary tech

      Those were born out of greed and not technology itself

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing

    I love my computer

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ads are AIDS

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People have tried to do the no-track thing and they found it to be practically impossible. One slip up and you are back in the system. It's not even you that they have to find. They track you through people you know. One proximity ping to someone you know and they have your burner phone tied back to you and it's off to the races.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Had something like this happen recently, and I only found out because my mom showed me last time we talked. Facebook recommended her my gf's page under their "People You Know" tab even though they haven't talked to each other in person for over a year, I've never made a Facebook account of my own, and despite having an Android device while my mom has an iPhone, the best we could figure is that her phone somehow sniffed out that I had my gf saved as a contact in MY phone, and Zucc matched that phone number to her Facebook page. Creepy shit all around.

      >subscriptions everywhere
      >there's an app for EVERYTHING and it's required
      >smart devices
      >wide spread and accepted use of social media has turned everyone into teenagers
      >People forgot how to do something they used to do mere years ago because tech has taken it over.
      I could go on but these are the biggest ones.

      >there's an app for everything and it's required
      Fricking hell, this too. Sick and tired of having to sign up for things I'll maybe use twice and never again. I remember when making accounts used to be much more optional, unless you were expected to pay for something from the start.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the best we could figure is
        if your girlfriend has your mom's phone number, then facebook could use that info to target your mom into trying to befriend your girlfriend on facebook.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looking in google becoming pain because seotards keeps pushing their shitty sites over legit results

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >subscriptions everywhere
    >there's an app for EVERYTHING and it's required
    >smart devices
    >wide spread and accepted use of social media has turned everyone into teenagers
    >People forgot how to do something they used to do mere years ago because tech has taken it over.
    I could go on but these are the biggest ones.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything needs to be sleek, slick, thin, glossy, smart... For Christ sake I would rather have a brick of a device I can service and upgrade myself. I don't even like most touch screens. All of the mechanical 'clinks' and 'ka-thunks' of 80's and 90's techs felt so damned good.

    God I hate the "smart" prefix most of all.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same, summarized as "USA powertripping".

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That it's made by people that do it out of the need for money instead of having tech as a hobby they share with the rest of us.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too small batteries. Since 15 years we ask for bigger batteries. What do they deliver? Smartphones that run out of juice after 8 hours if you use GPS at day connected to your bluetooth head unit.
    Watches used to last years (!) with one battery swap. Now they last 24hours.
    Who the frick needs his phones to be only 5mm in thickness? Nobody does, frick you!

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything tech related to the COVID-19 humiliation ritual.
    >Yes, children, let yourselves be tracked 24/7! It's always been that way!

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Politicians trying to have a say in it.
    The police having access to tech.
    There's not even one tech related TV channel that isn't full of capitalist shit.
    High resolution CCTV.
    AI-enabled stalking of supermarket customers. NASDAQ doesn't even want humans to eat food in peace anymore.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What do you hate the most about modern technology?
    The biggest issue is 0 poweruser friendliness, i.e. the
    >I run... something else.
    issue. You have to choose the OfficialTM VerifiedTM ModernTM StockTM method of using the software, otherwise your shit breaks and you're locked out of society. Any slightly niche ways of using the software brands you as a weirdo: a nerd, criminal or pedophile . No poweruser friendliness/options and sometimes they even go out of their way to ruin it. It's funny that modern high-tech software somehow became LESS customizable rather than MORE customizable.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's one I hadn't thought of, but now that you mention it, you're on to something. I tend to look for FOSS alternatives whenever possible just for the advantage of being able to tell what exactly a given program is doing, but if you absolutely have to use something more "standard" these days? Whatever bullshit that entails is pretty set in stone. Feels like over the years moron-proofing software eventually extended to fricking over people who do actually know what they're doing.

      >It nags at me
      And now you're nagging at us.
      I hate that technology made platforms for homosexuals like you to have a soap box to expand your b***hing and complaining about technology to the world via technology forums.

      >people are... complaining? On the internet?
      >AAAAAAAAAA I'M GOING INSAAAAAAANE
      Where do you think we are?

      problem happened because technology happened at the time of 20th century big government with centralized control. Some technologies are also evil by default for example cloud or Ai.
      Currently technology makes life worse

      Agreed. It felt weird as a kid to grow up and see the shift in how the internet changed to a much more controlled space, but I didn't grasp the full picture until I was already an adult. As soon as places like Facebook came along, suddenly you were expected to use your real name online, something I imagine most of us were originally told was a strict no-go. Now we're stuck with the open Pandora's box.

      Data collection sure grinds my gears, but popups annoy me more. By that I also mean tooltips, widgets inside frame outside, blah blah.. Some articles are so loaded with all kinds of crap that it's impossible to move the pointer without triggering some damn gadged obscuring the text, And there's videos autoplaying, cookie banners, mailing list requests, push notifications, notifications from the os, what's new popups, you've been updated popups etc. The list goes on and on ad nauseum. I work on windows even though I daily drive linux, and it pisses me off to no end how many bullshit windows keep appearing. Microsoft would be quite ok actually, if it wasn't for windows. Their apis are not that bad, with .net, com etc.

      >Microsoft would be quite okay if it wasn't for Windows
      Something that irks me about Microsoft services when it comes to data that I don't hear many people talk about is the inability to close any individual service that goes through them without shuttering the entire account. Google provides functionality to nuke individual services so I don't see why MS couldn't/don't, especially in a post GDPR world.

      Data harvesting / surveillance of everything. And everything it entails like cameras everywhere, muh apps, muh smart. Digital slavery soon.

      Soon?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It nags at me
    And now you're nagging at us.
    I hate that technology made platforms for homosexuals like you to have a soap box to expand your b***hing and complaining about technology to the world via technology forums.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    problem happened because technology happened at the time of 20th century big government with centralized control. Some technologies are also evil by default for example cloud or Ai.
    Currently technology makes life worse

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Data collection sure grinds my gears, but popups annoy me more. By that I also mean tooltips, widgets inside frame outside, blah blah.. Some articles are so loaded with all kinds of crap that it's impossible to move the pointer without triggering some damn gadged obscuring the text, And there's videos autoplaying, cookie banners, mailing list requests, push notifications, notifications from the os, what's new popups, you've been updated popups etc. The list goes on and on ad nauseum. I work on windows even though I daily drive linux, and it pisses me off to no end how many bullshit windows keep appearing. Microsoft would be quite ok actually, if it wasn't for windows. Their apis are not that bad, with .net, com etc.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i can no longer be anonymous and inconsequential.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Data harvesting / surveillance of everything. And everything it entails like cameras everywhere, muh apps, muh smart. Digital slavery soon.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything is designed for poor third world phonetrash nowadays

  21. 4 weeks ago
    sage

    rust annies

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I welcome it

    not really a thing in tech

    all big corps have been like this forever

    Insufferable people but highly competent
    cryptoisraelites
    see "israelites"
    >>s•yboy cu•cks
    Annoying people but there's always worse
    >>poos
    only genuine plague in tech, racism warranted

    have no problem with them, just a different culture

    thinly veiled incoherent nocoder /misc/spam, you don't know what you are talking about

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no flying cars
    >no robo waifus
    >no real life extension
    instead of tech advancing at crazy speeds for everyone's benefit it stagnated and only exists to exploit the masses and make the greedy even more powerful

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate the loss of sense of ownership of digital things. Everything from Microsoft renaming My PC to This Computer to streaming services. You don't have any say or control over your technology.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    trick is to obfuscate your habits so much that they can't discern that what they've gathered is true or not which may end up wasting their resources. I remember that adon that came out that was designed to just spam click the shit out of any ads instead of just block them so that all the feedback and hits would be fake resulting in a shit load of false data and watsed money. That was the most I've ever seen the industry kvetch and cry about an adon to this day. They are very afraid of net losses

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thanks for reminding me of adnauseam
      installed and have already cost the industry ~$25

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    word processors
    every time you e.g., enter a new line, the whole page reorganizes itself
    i have absolutely no idea what its doing

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything is non-repairable while governments crack down on consuming.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Censorship. It allows gatekeeping by monopolies and also kills free good quality information

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of it. We have to go back.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    technology is gay

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shit, I just realized Kaczynski was a sub 6' manlet...

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