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Windows 7: I HATE Touch screens

09 Jun 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all

is it just me but I'm dreading the proliferation of more and more touch screens -- I just HATE them.

My pet hate are the Public ones -- such as those you see in railway stations or airports -- seems to be the fastest way of transmitting diseases on the planet -- who knows if the person in front of you using the machine to buy his / her ticket has just visited the station's WC / Restrooms and hasn't washed his / her hands.

I had to really laugh the other night -- was watching the BBC's News channel coverage of the European Elections to the EU Parliament. The poor guy was trying to use a huge touch screen to bring up results in individual regions in the UK.

To get the wretched thing to work the poor guy was making contortions all over the place and looked like he was suffering from a severe physical disabilty (please no insult intended to disabled people) but if you had seen the program in question you would have thought -- well it's fine in the middle of a severe worldwide economic downturn how some organisations seem awash with cash even if the technology isn't fit for purpose.

Cheers
jimbo
Hmmmmm.....
Ever heard of the Immune System?
Immune system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thats how I feel about it. If my immune system doesn't stop all the germs out there (which is impossible), then it will do its best. Most of the time, it won't be a problem.
Though, as the years progress and more and more systems have touch screens...... It's really not any worse than the buttons now. Or doorknobs (as said before) or the air we breathe, or the seats we sit in, or the cars, or basically our entire universe.

I see no problem here that my immune system won't be able to readily deal with. Not any worse than what is already out there.

~Lordbob
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09 Jun 2009   #12
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I wasn't aware screens are now being made of porous materials.
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09 Jun 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I personally wouldnt get touch screens. Being the person that I am, I couldnt bare to leave finger marks all over my screens.
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09 Jun 2009   #14
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Maybe they should be touchless touch screens, like this one.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDTlbJ0VdBo"]YouTube - "touchless touch screen"[/ame]
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09 Jun 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Maybe they should be touchless touch screens, like this one.

YouTube - "touchless touch screen"
Yeah, maybe.

~Lordbob
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09 Jun 2009   #16
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Drink orange juice.
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11 Jun 2009   #17
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Drink orange juice.
Sorry, I like apples and pears more ...
So apple & pear juice! Maybe multivitamin.

@jfar - This seems interesting, but buggy, whenever someone passes by, he may accidentally give a command to the machine and bug up stuff... Still it is sweet...
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11 Jun 2009   #18
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Maybe they should be touchless touch screens, like this one.

YouTube - "touchless touch screen"
HE'S A WITCH!!! BURN HIM!!!
lol
grossest place for touchscreens....video poker players at shady run down convenience stores. eeeww *shutters*

your immune system cant stop you from getting herpes. wrap you head around this for a while. 1 in 8 have some kind of incurable disease, and don't know it.
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11 Jun 2009   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
HE'S A WITCH!!! BURN HIM!!!
lol
grossest place for touchscreens....video poker players at shady run down convenience stores. eeeww *shutters*

your immune system cant stop you from getting herpes. wrap you head around this for a while. 1 in 8 have some kind of incurable disease, and don't know it.
Then I will be forced to carry around a flamethrower to cleanse all germs in HOLY FIRE!!!!!

~Lordbob
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11 Jun 2009   #20
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Then I will be forced to carry around a flamethrower to cleanse all germs in HOLY FIRE!!!!!

~Lordbob
you mean you don't carry a flamethrower?!? if i had one, I'd be sterilizing all sorts of s%#t. the world is, in fact, a very disgusting place. public touch screen's don't help that fact in any way, shape, or form. so i'd cook them too
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