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    How much modern technology could YOU live without?

    After getting molested by my ISP yesterday, I began to wonder if I could live without any of the modern day technologies.

    I could live w/o the internet and my computer. But I would miss you guys, dearly.
    I could live w/o a TV. That would also axe my TV network service fees.

    That's all I can think of at this time.

    What (if anything) could you live without?
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    From a tech standpoint I'm pretty much like you in that my PC and directv are all i mess with, no ipad, the cell phone i have is a bare bones unit i text with and for the most part is turned off otherwise. As for living without either of them not so much.

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    Honestly, I could live without just about everything but my camping gear, my bike, my fishing kayak and my fishing pole. Put me on a river and set me free.... please..
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    i wouldnt be comfortable living without a phone, it's not because i'm addicted to it, but i wouldnt feel safe, especially being a lady, and driving and older car that could break down. i have broken down before and had my cell phone be dead. thats a horrible feeling that i dont want to relive.

    as for TV, mine has not be turned on in months (giggity). Because of this, i'm about to cancel cable. Not internet though, i do need a computer.

    my mom laughs at me and calls me a cheapo because all my tvs are tube style, and years old. i still have the tv that was from my childhood. if it aint broke, dont fix it!

    my mom had to buy me a computer because my last one was on deaths door and i kept using it. Hmm, what else....oh, my car has a tape deck and i aint afraid to use it!
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    T.p.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    T.p.
    ..as in "toilet paper"??? You're gross!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Honestly, I could live without just about everything but my camping gear, my bike, my fishing kayak and my fishing pole. Put me on a river and set me free.... please..
    I'd like to think that I could survive this way. I'm sick of the concrete jungle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ..as in "toilet paper"??? You're gross!!!
    Ha,ha just joking, but hey a tree leaf will do in a pinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Ha,ha just joking, but hey a tree leaf will do in a pinch.
    Pack wet-ones when you are out in the wilds...
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    The only thing I would have trouble letting go is my PC.. my entire life is on this machine. If it were a life and death situation I pretty sure I could let it go though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Pack wet-ones when you are out in the wilds...
    Thank's mom!
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    TV - yep, cancelled my cable subscription 7 years ago and haven't looked back. Just use the TV to watch movies.

    Phone - yep, just got my first cell phone last year at the ripe age of 38 and only got it for work purposes.

    Internet - nope, it's my connection to all news, research, and entertainment (i.e. forums)

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    Gotta keep my cell for safety..its still an old Env3 no internet on it just used for texts and talking. Besides I dont have a landline so its a must have. I could live without cable as long as I still got the discovery, history and travel channel. I couldnt live without internet or my PC too much valuable research capability would be lost. I could live without my gen 1 Ipad, ...I could live (barely) without my keurig..but I could not live without central air.
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    Never had a cell phone and I'm doing without that just fine.

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    I can live without tv. We haven't had cable TV in over 2 years... costs us nothing to watch 4-6 basic channels.
    We removed the door bell when we bought the house

    Need electricity and indoor plumbing... I need a daily shower and I cannot pee or poop outdoors

    I love my computer and the interwebs... for work and entertainment. Also all things digital: camera and music
    Although I don't use my cell phone much except to talk to hubby and urgent calls but it's not crucial

    I like A/C but can survive without it
    I can survive without a microwave
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ... I need a daily shower and I cannot pee or poop outdoors....
    I guess no backpacking for you!

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    Landline - gone 8 years do not miss it one bit, use Skype or Line for all 800#'s.
    TV - goodbye cable, hello Netflix, etc..
    Cars w/ OBD2 computer - tough to work on, and most new one's must be dealer serviced $$$.
    Cell phone with limited data - soon we're all gonna get boned w/ by that 2G plan.
    F/S - getting sick of servicing / phucking with shocks, may just go fat front.
    (non-tech)
    Body Wash - Bar soap is becoming extinct, yet still works fine. (have yet to hear - uggh, what's that smell.)
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    The only piece of modern technology I couldn't live without is steel. Well, I COULD but my flint knapping skills are lacking.
    I have a device that can access the total knowledge of man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and argue with strangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkirkpatri View Post
    I guess no backpacking for you!
    I prefer glamping
    F*ck Cancer

    Eat your veggies

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    RE: How much modern technology could YOU live without?

    Very little, I'm a techie almost as much as a mtb junkie 😁
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    try living without plastics...

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    Take it all...

    I fancy myself to be a regular Grizzly Adams. Give me an ax and a knife and I'm good to go.

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    Boy the thing's we all take for granted. Not one of you has mentioned T.P. Do you think this stuff just magically appears out of the sky. Jeez!
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    I thought this thread was about modern technology not soap, refrigeration and toilet paper. Considering the OC's demographics, someone will soon mention the horseless carriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    I thought this thread was about modern technology not soap, refrigeration and toilet paper. Considering the OC's demographics, someone will soon mention the horseless carriage.
    Hey anything man [or woman] has created to make life easier can be considered modern technology.
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