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Greg Arce
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I sent the following to many about what recently happened with my computer. I will be soon completely off the internet. This what I sent out: I'm am writing to several people I have at my Yahoo email.... which is deepthot666@yahoo.com

The other day my computer slowed down tremendously. Apple then sent a message that I needed to upgrade to the new OS Catalina. I did. The system crashed. I have now spent two days, a total of 10 hours, with Apple experts on the phone. As usual, I heard this from experts, "I've never seen this happen before!!" That's happened all my life.

Here's the one that made the last guy laugh along with me: So we decided that my computer couldn't handle these upgrades and did not have enough memory. It was decided to go back to the original OS which was Yosemite. He asked if I had a back up of my stuff. I did. We started the re-install. That took about an hour. Now the system said it needed to check the new install. A new time line came up as to how long it would take.

Please guess. Try a freakish number... and you won't be right. Here is what the computer said as the timeline it would take to check the new install: 729, 833,486 hours and 45 minutes. Yes, you read that right. Almost a billion hours. I told the guy I hope he's working on an hourly basis because he's going to be rich. He, of course, had never seen anything like that before in his years of working for Apple... the usual response I hear when working on a technical issue.

Anyway, we rebooted several times. Crashed or froze a bunch of times. Finally went to about an hour to re-install. Here's the kicker: After it reinstalled I was to upload stuff from my external back up onto the internal hard drive. NOPE! Lost over half of my stuff and kept getting error messages. Which he had no idea why it was happening.

This and more continued for about 5 hours on the phone. I am left with a computer that has some basic stuff and I can't seem to get into my regular iCloud email or others.

So, I'm done with technology. It hates me and I hate it. I will be removing myself from all internet sites, emails, etc. I will power down this computer in the next few day and never turn it on. What I'm going to ask Apple is how I can just turn it into a word processor so I can type stuff and print it out... but not be tied to the internet. Just want to make it a large typewriter. I am also going to stop my Dish cable. I am reverting back to around 1980 when I survived without cable, internet, computers, etc. I have to keep my flip phone because of my job or I would let that go to and get a land line with an unlisted number.

Anyway, in the next few days I'm assuming they only way you might reach me is via my cell phone or mailing address.

Right now still waiting for Apple to get back to me. They said it would take 2 days to acknowledge my computer because with the install it is now considered a new device. I need them to see if I can use my old email again to send this kind of message to all my friends so they know I can't be reached via the internet anymore.

So, consider me the new Amish. I'm done with technology.

Greg

P.S. Don't bother to write back here since I'll probably never check back once this is up. Oh, and if your solution to this is "get another computer", well, like I've told others NO!!! I'm done with technology.
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Good move. Technology never helped anyone.
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magicfish
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The internet is the worst thing to ever happen to mankind.
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I'm avoiding Catalina for as long as possible. Audiobooks will no longer work with ITunes after the upgrade.

I've heard of long processing times before but it depends on the current processing power available at that moment and changes quickly once started.

I had to tell a job interviewer I didn't have WhatsApp the other day; he wanted me to use it for the interview and I don't/won't own a smartphone. I told him I had a calling card and could call him, but instead did it all via email. The people at work call me a caveman...
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On Oct 10, 2019, magicfish wrote:
The internet is the worst thing to ever happen to mankind.


Yea no.

The Blank Death was pretty bad. Lots and lots of other self inflicted wounds that resulted in the death of millions. How many has the internet killed exactly?

It is a tool. Much like any other tool it is in the way that it is used by the user that makes it good or bad.
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Good move. Technology never helped anyone.


I disagree. Technology helps us to argue over great distances with people we have never met.

Your turn.

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I would think it is one of the best tools around today. We have instant access to anything we want to know.

I often wonder who puts all the information on here. Just think about it, Google will never say I don’t know.Smile

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On Oct 10, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
Good move. Technology never helped anyone.

I disagree. Technology helps us to argue over great distances with people we have never met.

You're wrong.
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On Oct 10, 2019, magicfish wrote:
The internet is the worst thing to ever happen to mankind.


Yea no.

The Blank Death was pretty bad. Lots and lots of other self inflicted wounds that resulted in the death of millions. How many has the internet killed exactly?

It is a tool. Much like any other tool it is in the way that it is used by the user that makes it good or bad.

Yea yes. The death of millions? Yes. Did you think I hadn't considered that before I made my statement?
You know me a little better than that sir.
You can disagree with me of course and I respect your opinion- but don't think I haven't considered history (my fave subject remember?)
How many has the internet killed? So far you mean? Oh jeez I couldn't muster a guess. Maybe 600 000? A mil? I don't know. But it will be no contest eventually. The plague is over. The two world wars are over. The holocaust is over. The internet ain't goin nowhere.
I bet dozens died as a result of the internet in the time it takes me to hit submit.
Not to mention theft, torture, suicide, abuse, larceny, laundering, luring, fraud, trafficking etc. All at the click of a mouse.
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Worst? How is the internet bad?

How is it those hypothetical dozens you mentioned are victims?
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"How is it those hypothetical dozens you mentioned are victims?"

Ummm... because they lost their lives as a direct result of instant global communication via luring, blackmail, extortion, trafficking, pedophilia, mass murder, genocide?
I sincerely hope your question is based on ignorance.
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... because they lost their lives as a direct result of [snip] blackmail, extortion, trafficking, pedophilia, mass murder, genocide?
False cause. Smile All of which were happening before the internet was invented. None of which would stop if only the internet stopped.

One could also say your hypotheticals fell prey to those who would not harm them if they were online.
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No idea what you are saying. And nothing here is hypothetical. Crime via internet is real and rampant on a scale never before experienced. Are you seriously this naive?
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Those things ( "blackmail, extortion, trafficking, pedophilia, mass murder, genocide" ) are not themselves related to the internet.

Anonymous sources can type, post pictures ... and for now such behavior is not routinely backtracked to people who get held liable for their harmful actions. That, sir or mam, is a social problem we've also had long before the internet. One could counter that most of the activities you mentioned would not be possible without that disconnect from the internet into places where nobody tells or sees in time to prevent harm or death. Notice the executioner wears a mask, the firing squad gets bullets and blanks, call it a fig leaf if you want to but it's not about the internet.
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All those words existed for centuries prior to the internet. The internet did not suddenly bring them about. To claim the internet is responsible for them is to ignore history to put forth your own opinion. Which is another thing that happens on the internet.
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More power to you!!!!! I'm ready to face my internet addiction demons myself.. Smile Smile
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Greg, sorry to hear of your demise.
The funny thing is, though:
95% of the information, 'you lost',
you received FROM the Internet(!).
More than half of,...you NEVER would have received, without.

gallagher

p.s.: I actually only wrote to say:
Jonathan(!), you thru me for a loop(!), 🤔
with your new 'foto'!
I had to look THREE times!
Great!

"If things don't change,
...they tend to remain the same." 🙃
magicfish
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On Oct 10, 2019, magicfish wrote:
... because they lost their lives as a direct result of [snip] blackmail, extortion, trafficking, pedophilia, mass murder, genocide?
False cause. Smile All of which were happening before the internet was invented. None of which would stop if only the internet stopped.

One could also say your hypotheticals fell prey to those who would not harm them if they were online.

1. Nobody said these things didn't happen before the internet.

2. Nobody said these things wouldnt continue without internet.

3. Nobody said the internet was the cause of anything.
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On Oct 10, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
All those words existed for centuries prior to the internet. The internet did not suddenly bring them about. To claim the internet is responsible for them is to ignore history to put forth your own opinion. Which is another thing that happens on the internet.

1. Nobody said these things didn't exist before the internet.
2. Nobody said the internet caused them.
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Jon asked how people were victims. I laid out a few examples.
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