What are your most Controversial opinions?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 18, 19, 20  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:24 am    Post subject:

I think they should just ban the phones.
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DaMuleRules
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 47039
Location: Making a safety stop at 15 feet.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:34 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I think they should just ban the phones.


Some venues/acts are requiring phones be placed in lockable bags provided to audiences.
_________________
You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show
goes up in flames
In 24 frames


Jason Isbell

Man, do those lyrics resonate right now
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
LarryCoon
Site Staff
Site Staff


Joined: 11 Aug 2002
Posts: 10720

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:37 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I think they should just ban the phones.


There are systems for doing that. It's a locking pouch -- before entering the seating area, you have to put your phone in it, and it locks when closed. You keep your phone with you, but you can't access it. At the end of the show, you pass by their station again and they digitally unlock it; they get their pouch back, you get your phone back. If there's ever an emergency, you have to leave the seating area to have them unlock your pouch. One example is that Springsteen on Broadway used it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
ocho
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 May 2005
Posts: 46760

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:21 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
I think they should just ban the phones.


Some venues/acts are requiring phones be placed in lockable bags provided to audiences.


I enthusiastically support this.
_________________
14-5-3-12
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JerryMagicKobe
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 28 Jul 2005
Posts: 15048

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:07 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I can’t find a suitable way to enforce it that wouldn’t be rife with all kinds of inequities and moral problems, but I don’t think people who can’t demonstrate basic parenting skills and the ability to support a child should be having one.

Requiring every high school student to complete 8 hours of volunteer work at a local day care might help a little in a Scared Straight kinda way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
unleasHell
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 16 Apr 2001
Posts: 10957
Location: Stay Thirsty my Friends

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:04 pm    Post subject:

I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!
_________________
“Always remember... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:36 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


I think on weekends, all non 911/essential cell and internet service should be shut down.
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Baron Von Humongous
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 02 Jul 2015
Posts: 27956

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:04 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


I think on weekends, all non 911/essential cell and internet service should be shut down.

Are you trolling the thread or...?
_________________
https://youtube.com/watch?v=t3jKtjgRZQY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Cutheon
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 9523
Location: Bay Area

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


That’s ridiculous, (bleep) Apple
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DaMuleRules
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 47039
Location: Making a safety stop at 15 feet.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:13 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


I think on weekends, all non 911/essential cell and internet service should be shut down.

Are you trolling the thread or...?


Assuming he's not, the proposition begs some obvious questions.

Who determines what's "essential"?

What makes the ability to communicate on Saturday and Sunday any less crucial than the rest of the week?

What is the intended goal of shutting down communication on those days?

Would doing so actually accomplish that goal.
_________________
You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show
goes up in flames
In 24 frames


Jason Isbell

Man, do those lyrics resonate right now
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ocho
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 May 2005
Posts: 46760

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:30 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


I think on weekends, all non 911/essential cell and internet service should be shut down.

Are you trolling the thread or...?


Is it possible to troll the controversial opinion thread?
_________________
14-5-3-12
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
FernieBee
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Posts: 1923
Location: 6-1-9

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:32 am    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


That’s ridiculous, (bleep) Apple


I've never cared for Apple products, going back to the 1980's. The cool factor was never worth the high prices and proprietary/must-buy-and-only-from-Apple products.

And the nerd boy conventions, the yearly ones with Steve Jobs, reminded me of Star Wars & Star Trek ones.


_________________
Lakers & Dodgers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ocho
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 May 2005
Posts: 46760

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:46 am    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


That’s ridiculous, (bleep) Apple


Fwiw the phones will come with a charging cable, they just won’t come with a wall adapter or the earbuds. It’s difficult to imagine there are too many customers who don’t already have a drawer full of these already. It’s pretty wasteful.
_________________
14-5-3-12
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


I think on weekends, all non 911/essential cell and internet service should be shut down.

Are you trolling the thread or...?


Assuming he's not, the proposition begs some obvious questions.

Who determines what's "essential"?

What makes the ability to communicate on Saturday and Sunday any less crucial than the rest of the week?

What is the intended goal of shutting down communication on those days?

Would doing so actually accomplish that goal.


It was neither trolling nor serious about the specifics. Just a desire that there be a time where we put the damn devices down (I say as I type this on one) and interact with the local world in real time.
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


That’s ridiculous, (bleep) Apple


Fwiw the phones will come with a charging cable, they just won’t come with a wall adapter or the earbuds. It’s difficult to imagine there are too many customers who don’t already have a drawer full of these already. It’s pretty wasteful.


I suspect if they stopped manufacturing ear buds and power blocks, we’d run out sometime in 2221.
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ocho
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 May 2005
Posts: 46760

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:57 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
ocho wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


That’s ridiculous, (bleep) Apple


Fwiw the phones will come with a charging cable, they just won’t come with a wall adapter or the earbuds. It’s difficult to imagine there are too many customers who don’t already have a drawer full of these already. It’s pretty wasteful.


I suspect if they stopped manufacturing ear buds and power blocks, we’d run out sometime in 2221.


With the introduction of their riff on MagSafe for phones, I suspect either the next model or the one after that may not have any port at all.
_________________
14-5-3-12
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DaMuleRules
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 47039
Location: Making a safety stop at 15 feet.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
ocho wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
I think (new) Cell Phones should come with a charging cable!

Apparently Apple does not as the new iPhone 12 does not come with headphones or a cable to charge it...!


That’s ridiculous, (bleep) Apple


Fwiw the phones will come with a charging cable, they just won’t come with a wall adapter or the earbuds. It’s difficult to imagine there are too many customers who don’t already have a drawer full of these already. It’s pretty wasteful.


I suspect if they stopped manufacturing ear buds and power blocks, we’d run out sometime in 2221.


With the introduction of their riff on MagSafe for phones, I suspect either the next model or the one after that may not have any port at all.


Agreed. I think it is inevitable at this point. From an engineering standpoint, a body with no ports at all makes too much sense.
_________________
You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show
goes up in flames
In 24 frames


Jason Isbell

Man, do those lyrics resonate right now
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
C M B
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 18153
Location: Prarie & Manchester, high above the western sideline

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:31 am    Post subject:

Dog piles are fun, and sometimes necessary.
_________________
http://chickhearn.ytmnd.com/

Sister Golden Hair wrote:
LAMAR ODOM is an anagram for ... DOOM ALARM
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
DaMuleRules
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 47039
Location: Making a safety stop at 15 feet.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:45 am    Post subject:

56 year old men should not go down slides.
_________________
You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show
goes up in flames
In 24 frames


Jason Isbell

Man, do those lyrics resonate right now
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
FernieBee
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Posts: 1923
Location: 6-1-9

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
56 year old men should not go down slides.


Which slide did you go down?


_________________
Lakers & Dodgers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DaMuleRules
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 47039
Location: Making a safety stop at 15 feet.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:45 am    Post subject:

FernieBee wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
56 year old men should not go down slides.


Which slide did you go down?



There's a giant stairway at a nearby park. There are a slides down the side for the kids to go down.

Dislocated my left pinkie. Omar witnessed (and might have influenced) the entire event.
_________________
You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show
goes up in flames
In 24 frames


Jason Isbell

Man, do those lyrics resonate right now
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Baron Von Humongous
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 02 Jul 2015
Posts: 27956

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:28 am    Post subject:

angrypuppy wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
angrypuppy wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
angrypuppy wrote:
C M B wrote:
We should've rebuilt the twin towers.



I agree, it would have been defiant. Though the memorial is nice, it feels like acquiescence to defeat.


That site is now a American's greatest symbol of commerce and unfettered capitalism run amok: a mall. Basically nothing more American, imo.

Honestly, Cut, I don't know if you've been there or not, but it's a gorgeous memorial and I cried when I visited.


I went to the area but honestly I'm embarrassed to say I didn't to the actual memorial part. I've only been to NYC for work and never quite had the time. I'm sure you're right. I couldn't help but notice the mall in the area though.

As a former finance bro, I can attest that most of the Financial District absolutely sucks outside of Delmonico's. But the memorial is worth visiting next time work takes you to the Big Apple.


You have been demystified.

Not true, because I was never a finance bro. But Delmonico's is great.



Delmonico's is one of the worst dining experiences in the City. That's not controversial, it's the truth.

Service?



On a par with the food.

Delmonico's is inside a gorgeous building. The interior was nice and clean. But for the steakhouse experience you have to head to Midtown.

Well, I won't disagree and I haven't been there in years. But compared to the rest of the offerings in the Financial District...
_________________
https://youtube.com/watch?v=t3jKtjgRZQY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:00 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
FernieBee wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
56 year old men should not go down slides.


Which slide did you go down?



There's a giant stairway at a nearby park. There are a slides down the side for the kids to go down.

Dislocated my left pinkie. Omar witnessed (and might have influenced) the entire event.


You didn't hear it from me, but Mule may have violated the basic rule of don't place things that bend and skid on surfaces meant for sliding. Omar had no such issues I am told.
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
DaMuleRules
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 47039
Location: Making a safety stop at 15 feet.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:27 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
FernieBee wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
56 year old men should not go down slides.


Which slide did you go down?



There's a giant stairway at a nearby park. There are a slides down the side for the kids to go down.

Dislocated my left pinkie. Omar witnessed (and might have influenced) the entire event.


You didn't hear it from me, but Mule may have violated the basic rule of don't place things that bend and skid on surfaces meant for sliding. Omar had no such issues I am told.


"Basic rule" . . .
_________________
You thought God was an architect, now you know
He’s something like a pipe bomb ready to blow
And everything you built that’s all for show
goes up in flames
In 24 frames


Jason Isbell

Man, do those lyrics resonate right now
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Omar Little
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 87080
Location: Formerly Known As 24

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:47 pm    Post subject:

Good thing we didn’t see a teeter totter
_________________
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 18, 19, 20  Next
Page 19 of 20
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB