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22 January 2005 @ 10:20 am
Looney Detector  
I can only hope that this is all part of a sting operation to weed out the people that have no place living in civilised society.

Seriously, anyone who buys a mobile phone for their pet needs to be locked up.
Current Mood: worriedworried
ephant on January 21st, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
I am actually crying.

oh the pain!
Robet Éivaayvah on January 22nd, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
I can just imagine the dog's confusion. Come where?

But I'm fairly neutral about this kind of thing. I sure there must be a practical use hidden in it somewhere.
Jacobyak_boy on January 22nd, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Whether it could be adapted to a practical use is hardly the point.

The point is really the opposite, that someone has taken a practical piece of technology, and converted it to an incredibly facile, materialistic and downright stupid use.

Like those LG internet/TV fridges.

Yes, I could have a television built into the front of my fridge, but if I ever do please kill me.

A fridge inside a television on the other hand, now that would be useful. :P
Robet Éivaayvah on January 22nd, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Well, Fridge-Internet is rather pointless.
Fridge-TV on the otherhand could be useful. Of course, it may be more tp the point to put a fridge next to the TV (or rather, chairs), which independantly could be much bigger. ^_^;;

Materialistic? Strange how you use that word with such spite. Half the things in your house would be downright materialistic.

'Course, I see no real point to it, unless you could adapt it to create Remote-Controlled-Dog.
Jacobyak_boy on January 22nd, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
Well, I use "materialistic" here in a more specific context than just "acquiring stuff". I mean it as in it's acquiring stuff that has no value.

So, whilst I do have quite a lot of material possessions, they all have an inherent "usefulness", be that practical, entertaining or even just aesthetically pleasing. This product is none of those things. It is just a piece of useless crap for rich idiots to buy.
Robet Éivaayvah on January 25th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
As in it has no value to you.
Jacobyak_boy on January 25th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)

And anyone that actually thinks this is useful, entertaining or pretty needs to be locked up.

I rest my case.
Robet Éivaayvah on January 26th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
An awfully primitive attitude in my opinion.

I mean, it could help in finding lost dogs (although, a GPS tracker alone would be quite adequate).

And you could always get one for your toddler.
Jacobyak_boy on January 26th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Well, your toddler idea is awful, but as for finding lost dogs, the GPS is almost an afterthought. This product is marketed as a device for communicating with your pet from away from home.

Anyone who thinks that is a good idea is insane.

Yes, I'll admit that there could be practical applications, like using it on rescue dogs to communicate with people lost in the snow for instance, but that's not really the point. My point was that they have taken a pre-existing useful device and twisted it for a useless purpose. Using it for practical applications would involve simply be turning it back into its original device: a mobile phone (for humans).
Robet Éivaayvah on January 26th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
You took me far too seriously with the toddler comment. But in any case, if the device does no harm, then I see nothing but benefits (albeit for those who are a little too obsessed with their pets.

As in finding lost pets, I was also talking about the ability to issue remote commands.

Hah. I just thought of another use. You could use it to freak people out with a talking dog.
gypsyamber: opheliagypsyamber on January 22nd, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
Hey, don't knock it. Ophelia is already proudly sporting one on her diamente studded collar!
...Okay, so no, she isn't.
I suspect that this is a scantily clad plot to bring pet therapy into mainstream lives - can you imagine how mind-f*%#ed pets are gonna become, hearing voices and feeling strange vibrations around their necks.
raven_siriusraven_sirius on January 23rd, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
At last we have come to the point of this device. which upon seeing it was the first and only use I saw to it. Give your pet neursis, and possibly throat cancer, neat!
gypsyambergypsyamber on January 23rd, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
Gives whole new meaning to 'loving your pets to death' *shudders*
raven_siriusraven_sirius on January 24th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
Was that *shudders* the vibrating phone then or of the terror at the new level of pet (s)ematary wotk that will have to become available?
gypsyamber: opheliagypsyamber on January 24th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
That was *shudders* at the idea of inflicting throat cancer on pets, although the second point you make is also shudder worthy.