Inventors Who Deserve

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  1. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head CLM

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    A swift kick in the ass. What are inventions that make you want to smack the crap out of the guy who came up with it?

    Right off the top of my head and near the top of my list would be the subscription cards that fall out of the pages of magazines. Those things irritate the hell out of me.

    A guy deserving of two swift kicks is the guy who invented the PBX phone menu system. You know, the fifteen or twenty "click '#' to..." questions that stand sentinel between you and a human, when you call almost any company today.

    Deserving of two swift kicks to the can and maybe a good donkey-kick to the crotch is the innovator that added voice interaction to the other guy's phone menu system. The only thing that irritates me more than being caught in the middle of phone menu hell, is having to speak to my damned automated captor.

    So, who makes your list?
     
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    Although I understand the need for it I think the folks that come up with tamper proof packaging need a good pimp slap.

    CDs
    DVDs
    any $10 item you need a Swiss Army knife and a blow torch to open.
     

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    Eric Big Giant Head CLM

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    The heat-sealed plastic blister packs can be a real menace. I have cut the hell out of myself more than once, opening one.
     
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    every engineer who designed a part that you cant reach without special tools and busted knuckes :steamed::steamed:
     
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    The inventor of the cell phone needs a slow & painful death!
     
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    Although it's the fault of lawyers, I'd go with nearly all "safety" features. If I'm dumb enough to fall off a riding lawn mower, and get chopped up into little pieces by the blades, then hopefully it would happen before I'm able to procreate.
     
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    Texting, that guy needs beaten severely.

    Not an inventor, but the moron who started importing those Asian lady bugs, I'd roast that low life dipped in hog urine over a tar pit and feed him to the turtles stuck on an anchor like a tootsie pop.
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head CLM

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    The inventors of Angry Birds need a good thrashing.



    Not because I have anything against the game. I plaid it for a while and enjoyed it. I'm just REALLY jealous that it wasn't me who came up with it.:supergrin: Those guys must all be brazilianaires by now.
     
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    Have you tried can openers?
     
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    The guy who designed the Bolt Hold Open for a
    Ruger 10-22. I teach firearms safety to kids. Nightmare.
     
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    Inventors who need a swift kick in the ass?

    Wait, we can say "ass" now?

    Ass, ass, ass.

    :supergrin:


    I'd say whoever it was who invented webcams. Nothing good comes of that. I'm also an anti-cellphone luddite, but someone already said that.




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    Eric Big Giant Head CLM

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    That word has never been on the bad word filter.
     
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    The times I've gotten cut have always been when I was somewhere other than the house, when I opened them. At home, I have a really great pair of Fiskars scissors that goes through them like a hot knife through a goose.
     
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    As Lilly Tomlin said,


    "What scares me most is that the person that thought up Muzak is thinking of something else."
     
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    Bench engineering!!! Everything that is designed to be worked on upon a bench, table or lift.

    It seems no engineer ever has to get down on a dirty floor, grass, gravel, concrete, hot or icey pavement to change or repair most anything these days. From appliances to Man Toys to little low eco cars....

    Then those that use SAE, Metric, Witless fasteners, on the same engineered piece should be flogged with charred bamboo until they turn a nice color of ashes.:steamed:
     
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    I forgot about those push in, one time use, plastic attachment pins on automobiles.


    Every one is different.
     
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    Philip's head screws that strip if you look at them wrong.

    Pretty much any proprietary screw, nut, or fastener, that can't be worked on with a standard set of bits.
     
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    Speedbumps. The inventor can smoke a turd in purgatory.