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Warrior13 Posted: 22:15 Dec04 2021 Post ID: 3456390
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My grandparents would not even touch a computer when they were alive? XD
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steelersrock01 Posted: 22:21 Dec04 2021 Post ID: 3456394
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My moms parents are/were like that, no computer, really basic cellphone for emergencies, basic cable. When my mom's dad died we were going over her finances and she was getting massively overcharged for cable from Comcast and paying almost $100 a month to Verizon for a landline phone. So it was actually way cheaper to just roll everything over to comcast and get her a bundle with internet. So now she's got wifi for when we visit and a fancy cable box she's starting to get the hang of lol.

Plus my aunt was handling her cell phone and was paying $50 a month for a dumb phone that couldn't even text. They finally took care of that and got her a basic smartphone for $25 a month and I showed her how to text yesterday.

It's a real shame how these companies take advantage of the elderly by just adding fees and raising prices knowing they'll just pay the bill that comes in the mail. Verizon had her paying $100 a month for landline phone service we pay $10 for.

My dad's dad, the genealogy guy, was a whiz with computers. He had broadband in the early 2000s and was real active in genealogy forums and eBay. My grandma on that side doesn't use the computer but she does have a tablet she reads and does Facebook on.

It's easy to think they're a little silly but who knows what will come out when I'm 50 or 60, I'm sure I won't be too keen on using all new stuff either.

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Sanzano Posted: 00:57 Dec05 2021 Post ID: 3456400
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I must admit I'm starting to get left behind with technology, something new seems to come out every week which l struggle to get my head around. The latest thing is NTS which Rich is trying to get us involved in, I still can't work out why people are paying large sums of money for those images, particularly celebrities. I saw one sold for $140,000 dollars last week.

Yes I totally agree, old people are being taken advantage of by companies using new technology they don't understand. The days of talking to a human being on the phone when you have a problem are coming to an end. In Spain It tends to be an automated service where you have to tap in codes and passwords and if you do need to talk to someone you pay dearly for it.

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steelersrock01 Posted: 11:05 Dec05 2021 Post ID: 3456407
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Oh the NFT thing? I really don't get it either. I guess it is buying an original copy of something digital, like you would buy an original painting. But to me nothing is stopping me from right-clicking on your "original" NFT and clicking Save As and making my own copy. It honestly seems like a money laundering thing for rich people.
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Sanzano Posted: 13:17 Dec05 2021 Post ID: 3456409
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Lol, never thought of like that. Perhaps that's why these mega rich celebrities are throwing big bucks at it.

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steelersrock01 Posted: 18:13 Dec05 2021 Post ID: 3456410
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It's really the only thing I can think of. There's nothing unique about a digital image or gif that would make it collectable.
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Warrior13 Posted: 22:10 Dec05 2021 Post ID: 3456419
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I feel the same. Maybe the authenticity is what makes it valuable?

Hey, if I had something to make one of, I would do it. Seems like free money. lol
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steelersrock01 Posted: 09:59 Dec06 2021 Post ID: 3456428
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Maybe, but how do you prove yours is the authentic one if I can just right-click, save a copy, and the 1s and 0s are exactly the same? Now I've got an authentic one too.
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Warrior13 Posted: 10:45 Dec06 2021 Post ID: 3456434
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Letter of authenticity. 1/1. ;)

But yeah, that would be it. Unless you never show the exact image, but who would buy it then. lol
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Sanzano Posted: 14:12 Dec06 2021 Post ID: 3456441
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I'm totally confused by it all. All you have to do is stick any image through a filter in Photoshop and you will change it into something unique. I don't get it, thankfully Rich knows what he is doing.

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Warrior13 Posted: 18:52 Dec06 2021 Post ID: 3456453
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Yeah, I cannot design or draw and I am not famous, so I cannot cash in big I guess. lol
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