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Apr 10, 2020 20:50 |  #61

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What did people do before TV, social media and Amazon?

This may surprise you, but I don't use any of those three unless POTN counts as a social medium.

Before TV, there was radio. Before social media, people met, wrote letters, sent cards, made phone calls. Before Amazon, there was mail order. I suppose some people are too young to remember and others are too old to remember.


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Apr 10, 2020 21:03 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #62

similar, I watch little TV, don't use amazon and haven't been on farce book for a year or two.
I'm on a variety of 'old'er style forums. Read, learn new stuff or create content for my website. Talking to more people on the phone the last few weeks has been rather nice. Messaging has also increased. Spinning more vinyl records :)


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Apr 10, 2020 21:11 |  #63

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This may surprise you, but I don't use any of those three unless POTN counts as a social medium.

Before TV, there was radio. Before social media, people met, wrote letters, sent cards, made phone calls. Before Amazon, there was mail order. I suppose some people are too young to remember and others are too old to remember.

I don't use social media either. For me it's mostly tv, radio, internet. And...print newspaper that I still get delivered!


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Apr 10, 2020 21:15 |  #64

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This may surprise you, but I don't use any of those three unless POTN counts as a social medium.

Before TV, there was radio. Before social media, people met, wrote letters, sent cards, made phone calls. Before Amazon, there was mail order. I suppose some people are too young to remember and others are too old to remember.

I also don’t use Amazon very much. Maybe 10 times so far. I do watch a fair bit of TV. Too much sometimes.


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Apr 10, 2020 21:22 |  #65

I deliberately avoid Amazon, not wishing to support some business practices of theirs that I've read about. I'm not very materialistic anyway and don't want to accumulate possessions I don't need.


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Apr 10, 2020 21:26 |  #66

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I don't use social media either. For me it's mostly tv, radio, internet. And...print newspaper that I still get delivered!

I should have said I don’t use a lot of social media, just several photo forums. I refuse to use Facebook, never tried Twitter, etc. Internet for info, texting and email.


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Apr 10, 2020 21:33 |  #67

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I should have said I don’t use a lot of social media, just several photo forums. I refuse to use Facebook, never tried Twitter, etc. Internet for info, texting and email.

Exactly like me.

I do shop amazon, but try to buy from local retailers first. I also enjoy reading my print newspaper, as well as the digital edition.


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Apr 10, 2020 21:59 |  #68

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The problem I have is that my hard drives last too long. Everybody says HDs break down all the time, but not mine. It's been years since I've had a failure. I am too cheap to go and buy a replacement drive for one that is working just fine. So I am stuck with my ancient but trusty drives.

Maybe when one gets to be 10 years old I will wipe it and rewrite all its contents.

Wait - maybe a couple are already 10 years old.

I’ve only had one failure and it was something to do with the enclosure, not the drive.


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Apr 10, 2020 22:05 |  #69

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I should have said I don’t use a lot of social media, just several photo forums. I refuse to use Facebook, never tried Twitter, etc. Internet for info, texting and email.

Part of my career was in military security. Early on I learned a lot about the way that we give up information about ourselves in order to access these social media services, and how that information is, and can be used, shared and manipulated. As a consequence I don't engage in ANY social media and I am picky about the fora with which I engage. As someone said, when it's free then the product is almost certainly you...


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Apr 10, 2020 22:27 |  #70

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Part of my career was in military security. Early on I learned a lot about the way that we give up information about ourselves in order to access these social media services, and how that information is, and can be used, shared and manipulated. As a consequence I don't engage in ANY social media and I am picky about the fora with which I engage. As someone said, when it's free then the product is almost certainly you...

We have watched a few documentaries about that. It is pretty scary.


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Apr 10, 2020 22:33 |  #71

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I deliberately avoid Amazon, not wishing to support some business practices of theirs that I've read about. I'm not very materialistic anyway and don't want to accumulate possessions I don't need.

Yes we mostly get what we need except for camera gear. That is definitely a want. I used to order camera gear but the last few years purchased locally from a mom and pop store. Yes we seen a few documentaries about Amazon so I don’t use them very much. An external drive recently. Can’t remember the last time.


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Apr 11, 2020 10:57 |  #72

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Part of my career was in military security. Early on I learned a lot about the way that we give up information about ourselves in order to access these social media services, and how that information is, and can be used, shared and manipulated. As a consequence I don't engage in ANY social media and I am picky about the fora with which I engage. As someone said, when it's free then the product is almost certainly you...

Seen this advertisement on TV last night so I checked out. I have been a supporter of this for the last 5 years or so. I knew something was going on but it really took off when I attended a social media disinformation presentation by a professor of slavic languages from our province's university.

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Apr 11, 2020 12:22 |  #73

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One thing I decided to do while confined at home is to do an integrity check of my backup files. I have around 3 TB of files backed up to three 4 TB hard drives. Some of the files on those disks were written many years ago. They just sit there, presumably doing nothing and not changing. But who knows, maybe they are slowly and silently decaying.

A year or so ago I was quite surprised to discover, by chance, a couple of JPG files that were corrupt. They had those awful colored bands. I was able to find uncorrupted versions and replaced them, but then started to wonder how many more were like that. I ran a program called BadPeggy which is supposed to be able to find corrupt JPGs. I did not find any more. I'm thinking now perhaps those bad JPGs came from a thumb drive that I impatiently yanked before writing was complete. Who knows.

Anyway, with my additional free time, I thought it might be prudent to do a bit-for-bit check of all my files to see if there are any discrepancies. I'm using FreeFileSync for that. So far I have tested about 213,000 files. They all match, except for a bunch of Excel files that differ only in Properties (date created or date accessed).

Watching FreeFileSync's progress bar is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

OK, for anyone interested, I found 6 corrupt raw files on my backup HDD. The ones on my working disk were good.


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Apr 11, 2020 12:51 |  #74

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OK, for anyone interested, I found 6 corrupt raw files on my backup HDD. The ones on my working disk were good.

Hmm.. odd. I have been cleaning out some old memory cards many with pics I wasn't really interested in keeping but were still on my card. From 2 cards, there have been a total of 5 corrupted files, all of them .xmp files. The raw and jpegs are fine, it's just the .xmp files.


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Apr 11, 2020 13:25 |  #75

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OK, for anyone interested, I found 6 corrupt raw files on my backup HDD. The ones on my working disk were good.

That was a lot of work. 6 is not bad at all.


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