The Strange Habits Of The Constantly Connected Generation [AUDIO]

Mar 11, 2013 Full story: WKXW-FM Trenton 68

Cell phones are a bigger part of life than ever before, so much so that the need to stay connected is changing the way we act with our mobile device.

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#22 Mar 11, 2013
1) Unless you're a physicist on the scale of hawking, calling you will not affect the fate of the reactor.

2) I have a magic device that is plugged into the wall that can be used to call cops, ambulances, etc. No need to lug one around with me.

3)The kid can learn the benefits of patience. And why wasn't it an A?

4) GF needs to get a job. It's not a busy day if you have time to make extraneous calls. Even if she isn't busy, you might be actually getting something accomplished and don't need the interruption.

You think people need instat access to share their lives? What DID we do all those centuries before cellphones?
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Unless of course you're 1800 miles away and the reactor has gone into standbye. Or your mother starts having chest pains in the middle of the night. Or your grandson wants to tell you about the B he got on his Science test today. Or the GF just wants to text an ILU in the middle of a busy day.
What is sad is not having anybody to share your life with, regardless of the technology you use.

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#23 Mar 11, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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seems to me we shared pretty good even when it was only smoke signals / population seemed to grow
Taxes, population growth and technology are all inevitable.

(Psssst...Tally...is that a computer you're on right now?)

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#24 Mar 11, 2013
reebie wrote:
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if dad finds out, theres another "mysterious mound" in the back yard....
believe that

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#25 Mar 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Taxes, population growth and technology are all inevitable.
(Psssst...Tally...is that a computer you're on right now?)
why yes , why do you ask???

p/c don't ring at night , connect to phantom calls and
kids can't carry them in the pocket.. I send kids out for peace , not to hear them

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#26 Mar 11, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
1) Unless you're a physicist on the scale of hawking, calling you will not affect the fate of the reactor.
2) I have a magic device that is plugged into the wall that can be used to call cops, ambulances, etc. No need to lug one around with me.
3)The kid can learn the benefits of patience. And why wasn't it an A?
4) GF needs to get a job. It's not a busy day if you have time to make extraneous calls. Even if she isn't busy, you might be actually getting something accomplished and don't need the interruption.
You think people need instat access to share their lives? What DID we do all those centuries before cellphones?
<quoted text>
Oh contraire...

1) I happen to consult for a large power generation services company - I run certifications actually. Not only nuclear reactor sub-systems, but coal-fired turbines and generators and hydros as well. My phone is my link to my business.

2) And I bet you pay $90-100 a month for internet/cable/landline phone, huh? Wise move...

3) If you kids, then you'd understand a child's impatience when he succeeds - and his willingness to share his successes is a wonderful experience.

4) Sounds like it's been awhile (if ever) since you've been laid. Try less caffiens and whacking off to internet porn.

I assume by istat, you mean instant? It's 2013 not 1963, the world thrives on technology. Got news for ya'- by 2020, there won't be news print available anymore, if you want to read a new book you'll need a Kindle reader and all your bills (if not already) will be paid via the internet.

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#27 Mar 11, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
why yes , why do you ask???
p/c don't ring at night , connect to phantom calls and
kids can't carry them in the pocket.. I send kids out for peace , not to hear them
Just the whole, we don't need technology thing, that's all.

The Y Gen has never known life without a computer or cell phone.

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#28 Mar 11, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
1) Unless you're a physicist on the scale of hawking, calling you will not affect the fate of the reactor.
2) I have a magic device that is plugged into the wall that can be used to call cops, ambulances, etc. No need to lug one around with me.
3)The kid can learn the benefits of patience. And why wasn't it an A?
4) GF needs to get a job. It's not a busy day if you have time to make extraneous calls. Even if she isn't busy, you might be actually getting something accomplished and don't need the interruption.
You think people need instat access to share their lives? What DID we do all those centuries before cellphones?
<quoted text>
Rebecca here! I haven't seen you in a long long time.
Welcome back.

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#29 Mar 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Just the whole, we don't need technology thing, that's all.
The Y Gen has never known life without a computer or cell phone.
agree we had better control of our children before all of the status symbols

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#30 Mar 11, 2013
1) And if the reactor is gonna blow, it's too lat for certs.

2) Phone/internet is $50/month--less than most peoples' cell bills.

3) Children can be impatient--and they need to learn to BE patient. They also need to learn that the world does not revolve around them.

4) I've never gotten involved with anyone so clingy and demanding that they couldn't wait until after work to communicate. I presume by caffiens, you mean caffeine?

5) By 2020, there won't be all that many literate people left in this country, and virually no books worth reading. Technology is peachy until the power goes out, or you're out of range of service, or you just forget to recharge. Books don't need batteries.
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh contraire...
1) I happen to consult for a large power generation services company - I run certifications actually. Not only nuclear reactor sub-systems, but coal-fired turbines and generators and hydros as well. My phone is my link to my business.
2) And I bet you pay $90-100 a month for internet/cable/landline phone, huh? Wise move...
3) If you kids, then you'd understand a child's impatience when he succeeds - and his willingness to share his successes is a wonderful experience.
4) Sounds like it's been awhile (if ever) since you've been laid. Try less caffiens and whacking off to internet porn.
I assume by istat, you mean instant? It's 2013 not 1963, the world thrives on technology. Got news for ya'- by 2020, there won't be news print available anymore, if you want to read a new book you'll need a Kindle reader and all your bills (if not already) will be paid via the internet.

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#31 Mar 11, 2013
Mobiles have changed the way we live/act.lol But seriously there's not much i cant do on my phone that i cant do on my laptop.

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#32 Mar 12, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
There are times I just don't get the whole texting thing. Back and forth, back and forth. All that needs to be said can be said in a 1 minute phone call but nooooo.... just send me 20 texts instead.
I hate phones. I often tell people please don't think I'm being rude but... my phone is for MY convenience so if I don't answer your call or text right away (or at all) please understand.
ur right texting a 20 min conversation is just plain stupid, but i just got a new phone and i Finally text with it, like u - i dont really like talking on the phone, so this is Great!
:O)

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#33 Mar 12, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
1) And if the reactor is gonna blow, it's too lat for certs.
2) Phone/internet is $50/month--less than most peoples' cell bills.
3) Children can be impatient--and they need to learn to BE patient. They also need to learn that the world does not revolve around them.
4) I've never gotten involved with anyone so clingy and demanding that they couldn't wait until after work to communicate. I presume by caffiens, you mean caffeine?
5) By 2020, there won't be all that many literate people left in this country, and virually no books worth reading. Technology is peachy until the power goes out, or you're out of range of service, or you just forget to recharge. Books don't need batteries.
<quoted text>
1) So now you're a nuclear engineer? LMFGDAO...dude/dudette, if you were, there WOULD be reactors blowing up. You haven't a clue as to how things work.
2) Sure it is and my Vespa does 185 mph
3) Never laid and no children - no big surprise here.
4) See number 3
5) By 2020 there won't be that many literate people left in this country? I do believe you watch way too much TV and play way too many zombie video games. Technology is constantly changing the face of the world - if you fail to embrace change it will run you over.

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#34 Mar 12, 2013
reebie wrote:
<quoted text>
boys in their mid 20's there is no safe sex!! lol
Morning Tally
xo
Or, boys in their mid 40"s... lmao

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#35 Mar 12, 2013
40s try to avoid child support

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#36 Mar 12, 2013
1) I haven't seen your credentials either, nuke-boy.
2) I know what my phone bill is. That you debate it is moronic.
3) Having children doesn't make one an expert on them, twit. I was raised to respect other peoples' time and privacy. I also was taught patience and consideration for others. Evidently that too is out of fashion. Of course, I was also taught not to spazz out over getting a B.
4) I have had many relationships over the decades, including a 14-year one. Numerous brief encounters. None of them ever called me at work, because they were adults and had their own employment. Maybe you just gravitate to the emotionally immature?
5) Texting has, on its own, created a large population who can't spell and can't maintain a conversation. It's one thing to use tech; it's another thing to make it a lifestyle. The latter is the sign of a lazy mind. I have a laptop, a kindle, a desktop, a multi-function tv, etc. I also have about 2000 books, none of which can I get for the kindle or online. A lot of great but lesser-known books may never be digitalized.
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
1) So now you're a nuclear engineer? LMFGDAO...dude/dudette, if you were, there WOULD be reactors blowing up. You haven't a clue as to how things work.
2) Sure it is and my Vespa does 185 mph
3) Never laid and no children - no big surprise here.
4) See number 3
5) By 2020 there won't be that many literate people left in this country? I do believe you watch way too much TV and play way too many zombie video games. Technology is constantly changing the face of the world - if you fail to embrace change it will run you over.
"Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?" ~Al Boliska

“I know where you are,”

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#37 Mar 12, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
4) I have had many relationships over the decades, including a 14-year one. <quoted text>
I wouldn't brag about having a relationship with a 14-year old.

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#38 Mar 12, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
1) I haven't seen your credentials either, nuke-boy.<quoted text>
LMFGDAO...and you'll die waiting for them.

I never said I was a nuclear engineer. Your cutsie quips were simply designed to deflect from your own shortcomings. If you knew just a smidgeon about the Power Generation Industry, you'd understand that those lights and electricity you depend on everyday doesn't come cheap. America's power generation is archaic to say the least. Most coal-fired turbines, hydo-electric systems and power generators were designed and built in the middle of the last century. To keep up with your demand, companies are forced to buy power from neighboring facilities. And yet you still complain about the cost of electricity. Try and keep up there bookworm. Nuclear power is expensive and needs constant maintenance - the support systems alone can shut down a reactor for months. The certification of those support systems (coolers, stand pumps and motors, reactor couplings, replacement parts, etc.) is a long and drawn out process. I also certify hydo-electric diaphrams, turbine and generator rotors and Alterex units.

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#39 Mar 12, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Having children doesn't make one an expert on them, twit. I was raised to respect other peoples' time and privacy. I also was taught patience and consideration for others. Evidently that too is out of fashion. Of course, I was also taught not to spazz out over getting a B.<quoted text>
I never said it did - project much?

But - not having and raising children doesn't make you an expert either, twit. LMFGDAO...you obviously weren't raised that good, considering you're waisting everyone's time on this forum.

You're too easy.

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#40 Mar 12, 2013
There's that illiteracy I spoke of.
milwaukee69 wrote:
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I wouldn't brag about having a relationship with a 14-year old.

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#41 Mar 12, 2013
Which means that, if the reactor is going to blow, they aren't calling YOU.
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMFGDAO...and you'll die waiting for them.
I never said I was a nuclear engineer. Your cutsie quips were simply designed to deflect from your own shortcomings. If you knew just a smidgeon about the Power Generation Industry, you'd understand that those lights and electricity you depend on everyday doesn't come cheap. America's power generation is archaic to say the least. Most coal-fired turbines, hydo-electric systems and power generators were designed and built in the middle of the last century. To keep up with your demand, companies are forced to buy power from neighboring facilities. And yet you still complain about the cost of electricity. Try and keep up there bookworm. Nuclear power is expensive and needs constant maintenance - the support systems alone can shut down a reactor for months. The certification of those support systems (coolers, stand pumps and motors, reactor couplings, replacement parts, etc.) is a long and drawn out process. I also certify hydo-electric diaphrams, turbine and generator rotors and Alterex units.

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