When I went in to buy a washer+dryer a while ago, I told the guy exactly what I wanted : modern efficiency and quiet and good function, but no fancy features, no computers, just a physical knob and hard switches. Nope, sorry, that doesn't exist. Well, fuck, okay, can I try out the ones you have to see which has the least annoying fucking stupid computer? Nope, they're not plugged in. Well, fuck.
We went to buy a little inflatable boat the other day to paddle around the lake. Going in I thought - the main thing I'd like is for it to have a normal Shrader valve (like a car tire or old American bicycle) so that I can use the nice pumps I have instead of the shitty flimsy plastic pumps that they give you. Nope, not one.
How am I supposed to pick the product I want and steer the market when there's not one good choice?
I decided to just bite the bullet and pay Netflix $8 a month just to let me record movies that I'm interested in watching on instant some day.
Of course much worse is that Comcast is fucking me over and by government-regulated monopoly I have no recourse at all. They get to punch me in the face and I have to say "thank you sir can I have another? please don't take my internets away".
In other stupid product news, I've been constantly annoyed that my fucking TV insists on showing "Air/Cable" as an input option when I have nothing plugged in there. I have to toggle inputs between my computer & PS3, and sometimes I accidentally stop on "Air/Cable" , at which point I'm beaten about the ears with brutal static. Fucking god damn it. First of all, you know there's no signal, it fucking says "no signal" right there, maybe you could show me a silent black screen instead of audible static, hmm? okay? Second of all, when there's no fucking signal, maybe you could just disable that input option the same way you disable the other inputs when nothing is plugged in them hmm? Actually the worst case is when the PC and PS3 are both off and I turn on the TV, then it insists on showing me static and I can't change the input source at all. Anyway, the conclusion is that I'm buying an antenna just so I get a signal instead of static. Fucking hell.