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Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

... Ahaha man, I promise I mean no offense, everyone's entitled to an opinion, but that was such a bad take and it only got worse by reading more of your answers. It is so obvious that you're using two different yardsticks to compare playing games (that you admitted to not particularly like) and …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

@ThinkerpadIL The ages you name are far too late. They were true for the mid 20th century, likely. To leave a lasting experience, kids must be introduced much earlier to this, I believe. It's as with all the other obscure hobbys tzese days. If they see it past age 10 first, there's a risk they …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

You also mention "tinkering with vintage computers". Do you consider that also a "childish" activity? If not, what makes it "adult oriented"? Because I don't think it's going to be very helpful on "real life". I've paid attention that I didn't answer to this part of your post, so sorry for that. …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

Uh, not sure if English is your first language, but you better look up the definition of "childish" in the dictionary, because it's pretty much a derogatory term. I don't think anyone would get their feelings hurt by that, but it definitely comes across as condescending. In any case, there are …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

I'm not trying to judge you or somebody else, I'm only trying to make sense of computer games, and I make it with all due respect to all folks here including those who call themselves gamers. Well, calling someone's hobby "childish" is going to sound belittling whether you mean it or not, …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

I don't understand why you would call gaming s childish activity (put it down) and then go ahead and say that it is ok. What purpose does that serve? I tried to explain why, but it seems that I failed to do it, so I'll try again with some example. Look at shooting games. Those games can teach kid a …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

Is gaming a waste of time? Ok, I'll try to answer your question from a non-gamer perspective. First of all, any activity at the same time can be considered as a serious occupation and as a complete waste of time. It depends on your definition of "serious occupation" and "waste of time". …

Re: [Advice needed] I'm reaching my collection goal and currently considering stopping. What is your goal ?

Ok, so I'll tell you my view on this issue. Started collecting vintage hardware during Covid-19 pandemic (suddenly you have lots of free time, you know ... ). I'm not an IT or High Tech or any other kind of Tech guy. My knowledge in electronics and programming tends to zero. I'm also not a gamer and …

Re: When PC became soulless for you?

PC's have always been the same to me. Seems ascribing a soul to older PC hardware is just another way to phrase you're nostalgic. Well, call it what you want, but when you start talking to your PC that refuses to work properly isn't it a proof that it got a soul? Of course those are not so pleasant …

Re: When PC became soulless for you?

imi wrote on 2022-07-14, 01:57: ThinkpadIL wrote on 2022-07-13, 18:39: For me any piece of hardware that is stable and works flawlessly is soulless. And I'm glad that PCs of today are soulless. the hardware can be as flawless as it wants if the software on top of it breaks all the time 😁 ... then …

Re: When PC became soulless for you?

I've held on to "outdated" "dont connect that to the internet" Windows 7 for as long as I could despite the constant shamers. I could still use Win95 themes with ease and have buttons and borders to grab and click instead of flat implied "UX" buttons and way less 'something went wrongs'. There's a …

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